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Standards for electronic imaging for facsimile systems
Author(s): Stephen J. Urban
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Paper Abstract

Although facsimile systems have existed for more than twenty five 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 bi-level 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, data base storage and retrieval, computer-facsimile communication, and an Applications Programming Interface).

This paper describes the facsimile and facsimile- related standards activity with particular emphasis on function and performance. Image compression algorithms are an important factor. Communication protocols are also addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1991
PDF: 33 pages
Proc. SPIE 10259, Standards for Electronic Imaging Systems: A Critical Review, 1025908 (1 March 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48894
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Stephen J. Urban, Delta Information Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10259:
Standards for Electronic Imaging Systems: A Critical Review
Michael C. Nier; Marilyn E. Courtot, Editor(s)

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