Computerized facsimile (FAX) system and method of operation

  • US 5,461,488 A
  • Filed: 09/12/1994
  • Issued: 10/24/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/12/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A data processing system for processing facsimile (FAX) transmissions, the data processing system comprising:

  • a serial communication device having an input for receiving facsimile data from a serial communication line and an output for providing the facsimile data;

    a control computer coupled to the output of the serial communication device;

    a default computer which is coupled to the control computer for receiving the facsimile data if the data processing system cannot correctly determine where to route the facsimile data;

    a memory portion coupled to the control computer comprising;

    software for receiving the facsimile data from the serial communication device and storing the facsimile data in a first data file in a first format;

    software for converting a portion of the first data file to a second format; and

    software which uses the second format to determine where to route the facsimile data within the data processing system; and

    wherein at least one of the software for receiving, the software for converting, or the software which uses the second format interfaces with control software to keep a log file, the log file storing information regarding the facsimile data, the information being selected from a group consisting of;

    facsimile data length, time of receipt of the facsimile data, time of routing of the facsimile data, a destination to which the facsimile data was routed, and where or who the facsimile data was transmitted from.

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