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ALSO CALLED: Fax Server Software, Fax Servers, Facsimile Software
DEFINITION: A fax (short for facsimile and sometimes called telecopying) is the telephonic transmission of scanned-in printed material (text or images), usually to a telephone number associated with a printer or other output device. The original document is scanned with a faxmachine, which treats the contents (text or images) as a single fixed graphic image, converting it into a bitmap. In this digital form,  … 
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FAX SOFTWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  the information is transmitted as electrical signals through the telephone system. The receiving fax machinereconverts the coded image and prints a paper copy of the document.Almost all modems manufactured today are capable of sending and receiving fax data. Fax/modem software generates fax signals directly from disk files or the screen. Even if a document is text only, it is treated by the computer as a scanned image and is transmitted to the receiver as a bitmap. Faxing a message online works well if the recipient wants only to read the message. However, if the document requires editing, … 
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