INFO: What is FAX?
There are three elements involved with FAX transmission.
Takes the page and using light and special receivers turns the contents of the page into a series of tones line by line.
- FAX tones
Sent from one machine to the next so that the scanned image is exactly reproduced dot by dot and line by line by the receiving machine.
- Phone System
Transmits the tones from the machines providing the connection between two FAX devices. One device dials to the other fax machine to provide a connection. The two devices sync by using a digital "handshake" to begin communication. Once connected, the fax signal is muted while the data is transmitted.