1981 August 19
FEDERAL STANDARD TELECOMMUNICATIONS:
GROUP 3 FACSIMILE APPARATUS FOR
This standard is issued by the General Services Administration pursuant to the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended. Its application to telecommunications systems is mandatory on all Federal agencies to the extent specified herein.
1.1 Description. This standard establishes the machine specifications for Group 3 facsimile apparatus for use over voice band analog circuits.
1.2 Purpose. This standard is to facilitate interoperability between and among facsimile terminals within telecommunication facilities and systems of the Federal Government.
1.3.1 All Federal departments and agencies shall comply with this standard in the design, development, and procurement of facsimile terminals/systems.
1.3.2 For application of this standard within the Department of Defense, tactical users shall comply with requirements contained in Military Standard l88-161. EIA Standard RS-465 has been adopted by the Department of Defense for nontactical use.
Group 3 Facsimile Apparatus - Apparatus which incorporates means for reducing the redundant information in the document signal prior to the modulation process, and which can achieve a transmission time of about one(l) minute for a typical typescript document of 216 mm x 297 mm size via a telephone type-circuit. The apparatus may also incorporate bandwidth compression of the line signal.
Group 3 facsimile equipments shall conform to the specifications set forth in EIA Standard RS-465.
When a Federal department or agency considers that this standard does not provide for its essential needs, a statement citing inadequacies shall be sent in duplicate to the General Services Administration (C), Washington, D.C. 20405, in accordance with provisions of Federal Property Management Regulations 41 CFR 101-29.3. The General Services Administration will determine the appropriate action to be taken, and will notify the agency.
5. CONFLICT WITH REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
Where the requirements stated in this standard conflict with any requirements in a referenced document, the requirements of this standard shall apply. The nature of the conflict between this standard and a referenced document shall be submitted in duplicate to the General Services Administration (C), Washington, D.C. 20405.
National Communications System
Office of Technology and Standards (NCS-TS)
Washington, D.C. 20305
Military Coordinating Activity
DCA - DC
Army - CR
Navy - EC
Air Force - 90
Army - CR, SC
Navy -EC, N OSC
Air Force - 90, XOKC
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