Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Fax/copy Machines Broadcast and Edit

Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Fax/copy Machines Broadcast and Edit

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Two machines from Xerox that act as plain paper facsimile machines and copiers have other functions that banks should find useful. Hub. The Telecopier 7033 Facsimile Terminal can be put in the bank's headquarters and act as a hub that works with its fax machines in all other branches. It can store documents in its memory. It comes with 55 pages of memory and more can be added) and broadcast them to up to 149 locations through normal telephone lines. Each branch that has a 7033 can also broadcast to up to 149 locations, so the headquarters branch could fax a document to several regional locations and ask each of those to relay the document to local offices, saving phone bills. Another cost-saving feature of the 7033 is that it can store batches of documents that aren't time-critical and send them after hours, when telephone time is cheaper. This model can be connected to personal computers and incorporated in a local area network so that employees can send or receive documents from their workstations. It can send documents to or retrieve them from confidential or public mailboxes that have a CCITT Group 2 or Group 3 fax machine. Users of the machine get a personal identification number so that unauthorized people cannot access it and so that individual accounts can be charged for faxes and copies. It has in optional encryption interface that enables the machines to be connected to most commercially available encryptors. it can also screen junk fax documents-once the bank determines a number that it doesn't want to receive faxes from it can tell the machine not to receive from that number. …

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