Use of GIII Facsimile As an Image Scanner and a Printer
Original Publication Date: 1987-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
This article describes the use of local GIII facsimile as an image scanner and a printer of a personal computer which communicates with other GIII facsimiles through a public line by providing a network control unit with a switching block which selectively connects the local GIII facsimile to the personal computer. Referring to Fig. 1, a prior network system is shown in which a personal computer 1 communicates with GIII (Group III) facsimile 2 through GIII facsimile adapter card 3, a connector 4, a switching system 5 of a public line and a connector 6. The GIII adapter card 3 includes a network control unit 7, a modem 8 and an adapter control unit 9. An image scanner 10 and a printer 11 are connected to the personal computer 1.