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INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATIONS WITH USERS OVER THE PHONE LINE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027128D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

This proposal is the concept of equipping reprographic machines with a mechanism which enables interactive communication with users, over the phone line, in order to automatically dial a preprogrammed phone number in order to request replenishing of supplies such as paper, toner, staples etc. or answer phone calls from users requesting machine or job status and/or asking to get called when the machine is done with current jobs.