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QUESTION: Dear Prof Cleggsan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fax
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_card

Are Memory cards available for Fax Machines ?.

In case not available, It would be useful to have external memory cards interfaced with the Fax machine which will allow faster processing of scanning, fax as well as storage of Scanned documents in Fax memory ?.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

ANSWER: There are many types of 'fax' machines.  Electronic faxing is easy with pc or laptop using fac software.  Smartphone apps are available as well. In these cases storage is just using the existing HD (HardDisc) drive.

For dedicated machine there are many already in the marketplace with built in USB port which allows for external storage.

One example:

http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/GSM-Fax-Fixed-Wireless-Terminal-for_600682

Best to you.



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QUESTION: Dear Prof cleggsan

Thank you.

The fax Machine interface with The external memory card Would be useful In a stand alone fax Machine?

THANKS & regards
Prashant s akerkar

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Yes. For document storage and handling centers who has a large customer database would find large external memory banks of great utility.  Many of them use stand-alone document processing centers with software availing client search and retrieve document of interest - as an example.

There are many document storage agencies that receive handwritten documents for long term storage and retrieval.  Think of city tax office, government auto vehicle agencies, etc.  

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