Accession Number : ADA319893

Title :   Enhanced Facsimile Services.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DELTA INFORMATION SYSTEMS INC HORSHAM PA

Personal Author(s) : Perschau, Stephen

PDF Url : ADA319893

Report Date : JAN 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : Facsimile apparatus wi1l begin to have access to local area networks, and store and forward facsimile network services. Plus, they will begin to have access to Digital Circuit Multiplying Equipment, Packetized Circuit Multiplying Equipment and Packet Assemblers/Disassemblers. This task investigates using Optical Character Recognition to help interconnect facsimile to these services. This report discusses using OCR to convey instructions from a facsimile terminal to a store-and-forward; discusses how facsimiles, including graphics, might be converted to text documents; discusses how facsimile modems and enhanced services affect long distance communication equipment, and how the long distance equipment might determine the modem modulation method used. It also provides recommendations for using OCR and character or binary encodings for message transfers between facsimile terminals and store-and-forward systems. It also recommends how long distance equipments might better identify facsimile and data modern traffic. Most store-and-forward terminals communicate indirectly in multipoint configurations. Messages between terminals can sometimes be stored in the network. These messages usually stay in the network until the recipient retrieves these.

Descriptors :   *LOCAL AREA NETWORKS, *INTERFACES, *FACSIMILE EQUIPMENT, *FACSIMILE TRANSMISSION, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), CONFIGURATIONS, ACCESS, CIRCUITS, MODEMS, MODULATION, TERMINALS, OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE