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Alternative Line Connection Method in G3 FAX

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036635D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Asano, H [+details]

Abstract

This method enables calling G3 FAX station (FAX B) to call alternative G3 FAX (FAX C) when the called station (FAX A) has trouble and is unable to receive documents from FAX B. In general, FAX A and FAX C are set in the same location X, and users in location X can access FAX A and FAX B. There are two conditions which cause this status, i.e., inability to hook up the line due to power-off or malfunction and ability to hook-up the line but inability to receive documents due to being out-of-paper, printer jam, etc. In those conditions, FAX B will call FAX C and send documents correctly. The FAX B operator will receive a confirmation report when completed.