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The History Of Faxes

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 by | Filed Under: Hardware & Peripherals

Remember back when faxes were the newest tech sensation out there? I came across some interesting information about the history of faxes.


If you thought fax is a relatively new technology that was in vogue some 30 years ago and now is being pushed to the technological periphery by email, think twice. Check out the interesting infographic created by eFax that shows that fax is still relevant – and that it has a much longer history than you’d suspect.

While the first attempts at reproducing and communicating written texts date back to 1843, fax took off in 1920s – or precisely in 1924. The infographic shows that during this year, innovative revolutions happened three times to this technology.

First, AT&T Corporation was able to send photos by telephone and wire transmission. Second, the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) developed the Trans Oceanic Radio Facsimile and successfully transmitted a photograph between New York and London. But that’s not all – AT&T again made it to the history of the fax by patenting a fax device that could transmit colored documents.

Despite what you might think, fax isn’t a technology of the past. This year, eFax corporation launched an innovative smartphone app that helps users to fax directly from their iOS or Android mobile devices. This is how this 19th-century invention enters into the 21st century in style.

Have a look at the infographic from eFax to find out more about the history of this  fascinating technology.


~ Simone

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One Response to “The History Of Faxes”

  1. Ernie White says:

    This is great!! I have Fax/printer already !! So for it’s working good…
    If by chance that my printer/Fax go’s I will try useing it…

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