Patent Number: 6,512,593

Title: Internet facsimile apparatus and relay apparatus selection method

Abstract: The Internet facsimile apparatus in the present invention is provided withdata memories such as telephone book data memory, relay FAX data memoryand adjacent district number memory. Its collation section collates thetelephone number of the recipient with the data of the telephone bookmemory, then the relay destination search section searches for data in therelay FAX data memory and obtains the address of a relay apparatuscandidate. If there is no appropriate relay apparatus in the samedistrict, the adjacent district number search section searches for thenumber of an adjacent district and continues the search based on thedistrict number. In this way, when carrying out image transmission usingthe Internet facsimile apparatus as a relay apparatus, the nearestInternet facsimile apparatus suitable for use as a relay apparatus isautomatically selected.

Inventors: Yashiki; Satoshi (Yokohama, JP)


International Classification: H04N 1/32 (20060101); H04N 1/00 (20060101); G06F 015/00 (); H04N 001/00 (); H04N 001/32 (); H04M 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/22015