What is the full form of FAX?
The full form of FAX is Facsimile. It is a telephone transmission, via a phone line, of a scanned copy of images and text printed on paper, transmitted between two people. The computer used to transfer original electronically or replicated scanned documents through the telephone network is termed a fax device.
The fax machine produces text or picture material as a single fixed visual picture, converts it to a bitmap, and then transfers it to the audio frequency tone framework via the telephone system. The fax machine deduces the tones at the receiving end, rebuilds the picture & prints a paper copy.
A brief history of FAX
In the twenty-first century, when the technological advance email came into existence, the fax technology turned out to be out of date. A brief history of FAX is
- In 1842, Alexander Bain invented fax technology. He was the first person that found out to be capable of transmitting picture/message via telephone line signals.
- Afterwards, Frederick Bakewell improved the invention of Bain and produced the first image telegraph it is the same as the fax machine.
Working principle of FAX
- The FAX machine is a complete scanner & printer set.
- The scanner examines the page first and transforms it into a fixed graphic image, then bitmaps it & sends it via a telephone line.
- If a person wishes to send a file via a fax machine, the paper should be placed into the fax machine.
- Then the copy of the file will be processed by the device and converted into a fixed graphic pitcher, and then transmitted to the receiving end by the device via a telephone line.