Share Email Print

Journal of Electronic Imaging

Review of standards for electronic imaging for facsimile systems
Author(s): Stephen J. Urban
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $20.00 $25.00

Paper Abstract

Although facsimile systems have existed for more than 25 years, only recently have we seen explosive growth in the use of facsimile, with a corresponding increase in facsimile standards activity. Current standards work concentrates on improving the quality and speed of image transmission and on increasing functionality. The goal is to benefit from the developing technology—higher resolution scanners and printers, and improved processing, storage and communication technology. Topics now under discussion include (but by no means are limited to) transmission of color images, improved compression of bilevel images, facsimile routing, facsimile carried by the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), and facsimile applied to teleconferencing. Personal computers can operate as or can be used to add functionality to facsimile terminals. The result is new standards activity (for example, binary file transfer, database storage and retrieval, computer-facsimile communication, and an Applications Programming Interface). Facsimile and facsimile- related standards activity are described with particular emphasis on function and performance. Image compression algorithms are an important factor. Communication protocols are also addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1992
PDF: 17 pages
J. Electron. Imag. 1(1) doi: 10.1117/12.55177
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 1, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen J. Urban, Delta Information Systems (United States)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top