Patent Number: 6,167,209

Title: Copying system having plural copying machines

Abstract: A copying system includes a plurality of copying apparatuses, a communication line interconnecting the plurality of copying apparatuses with each other such that the plurality of copying apparatuses can communicate image data therebetween, and a controller. The controller controls the copying system such that: (i) several or all of the plurality of copying apparatuses produce copying materials in parallel according to image data read by one of the plurality of copying apparatuses, and (ii) at least one of the several or all of the plurality of copying apparatuses receive image data of a next job while a present job is being conducted.

Inventors: Suzuki; Chikatsu (Hachioji, JP), Soma; Utami (Hachioji, JP), Kurihara; Susumu (Hachioji, JP), Takahashi; Atsushi (Hachioji, JP)

Assignee: Konica Corporation

International Classification: H04N 1/32 (20060101); G03G 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017