early digital fax Re: [coldwarcomms] Digest Number 4109
- On Jun 7, 2012, at 6:45 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Thanks, fills in some of the blanks. I recall Codex gear & that's a possibility,and another member suggests Xerox involvement with the early machines.early digital fax was also sent via satellite for
the intercity hops.
xerox built a network (I forget the name now)
that was to encompass the "NFL cities" with a
central C band dish to send and receive faxes,
and presumably using telco circuits or local
microwave to move data around to their offices.
Satellite Business Systems (SBS) did a less
structured thing, and was more like a general
carrier in that they were doing a lot of leased
inter-city circuits. C band big dishes, local loop
by the telcos, etc. SBS was part owned by IBM
I am pretty sure.
MCI did the same sort of thing too.
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