ERIC Number: ED183213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-6
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Facsimile Transmission in Virginia. Telecommunications Study Commission, Working Paper No. 18.
This study of state agency use of facsimile transmission--a generic term used to refer to any of several communication techniques for sending half-tone hard copy pictures by wire or radio circuits--includes a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of the medium. Users are divided into two groups: those that utilize facsimile as an integral part of their communications network (e.g., Department of Welfare, Department of Corrections, State Water Control Board, Tidewater Library Consortium), and the occasional user of facsimile for special needs (e.g., universities, Department of Education, Virginia Public Telecommunications Council). State facsimile policies and expenditures are reviewed, and several problem areas where a central state planning agency could play a significant role are identified: (1) the determination of user needs, (2) consolidation and areas for systems expansion, (3) telephone utilization (budgetary considerations), and (4) research and development, including the identification of new systems and innovative applications. Performance specifications of telecopiers in use by state agencies and institutions are provided in Appendix A, and selected state users of telecopiers and their expenditures for 1978 are listed in Appendix B. (RAO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Telecommunications Study Commission, Richmond.
Note: For related documents, see IR 008 l53 and IR 008 158