Message communication system
Facsimile communications interface adapter
Method of controlling message transmission sequence in multi station communication system
Communication bus interface unit Patent #: 4574284
ApplicationNo. 06/723053 filed on 04/15/1985
US Classes:709/206, Demand based messaging358/1.18, Detail of image placement or content379/93.02, Access restricting379/93.17, Having station display709/246COMPUTER-TO-COMPUTER DATA MODIFYING
ExaminersPrimary: Harkcom, Gary V.
Assistant: Herndon, H. R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesG06F 17/22 (20060101)
H04L 12/58 (20060101)
AbstractA method and apparatus for the electronic delivery of a document, originated at a local site by a source which has a printer output that normally is connected to a printer, to one or more remote locations having printers or display devices which may differ from the printer normally connected to the printer output of the document generating source. Printer command signals which normally are provided at the printer output are converted to character and position data which represent the respective characters and their horizontal and vertical positions on each page of the document. The character and position data are transmitted to a remote location, either directly or via a distribution unit which transmits a document to one or more remote locations, whereat the data is reconverted to a form of driving a printer or other display device, resulting in a line-for-line conforming copy of the original.