Understanding Scanner, Copier and Fax Technologies

Guruprasad, R (1999) Understanding Scanner, Copier and Fax Technologies. Technical Report. National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India.

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Scanners, Copiers and Fax machines play an extremely important role in day-to-day office-automation process and have become indispensable elements not only for the day to day routine office work but also play an extremely useful role in sections doing technical publication work, digital design, web-based graphics and digital photo manipulation operations. Scanners have also become an integral element for a scientist doing research wherein he has to carefully record and display all critical technical drawings and charts of his work. For a graphic-web designer, a desktop publishing specialists and a multimedia expert the scanner is literally his x201C;jewel boxx201D; to prepare digitized masters of all his works both for the print media and also pc-based multimedia presentations. This document covers in a nutshell, a brief description of scanners, what are facsimile machines and what are photocopiers. The document generally elaborates :the scannerx201D; aspect in detail and only briefly touches upon the other two cousins; namely, the copier and the fax machine. Important technologies associated with these devices and their applications are described in the enclosed chapters. I have also briefly touched upon some of the important file formats which a user should know while working with scanners. The annexure refers to the type of scanner available at ISS and a few key concepts with their glossaries. An important element associated with scanners, namely, x201C;Optical Character Recognitionx201D; is also touched upon in this article

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scanners;Photocopiers;Facsimilies;Technologies;Standards;Interfaces
Subjects: MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTER SCIENCES > Computer Operations and Hardware
Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 04:10
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/1183

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