Panasonic to launch first fully paperless fax machine

panasonic-paperless-fax.jpgHey faxers, don’t get too excited, but Panasonic will be releasing a paperless fax machine before the end of January. The bad news? For the moment, it’s Japan-only. I’m actually quite surprised that it’s taken the human race this long to develop a machine that sends faxes without actually having to feed in paper.

To send, you can type messages mobile-phone-keypad-style on the big built-in buttons, or alternatively you can send Word docs, as well as docs saved in ‘other formats’. Presumably PDF will be among them. Fax messages can be read on the device’s screen and, sadly, printed out if you absolutely have to.

Panasonic Paperless Fax (via CrunchGear)

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  • ecobore

    Why exactly does ANYBODY make ANYTHING to do with faxes at all anymore!!! Dial-up internet access must by now be available even in the middle of the Amazonian rain-forest – though perhaps a scanner might be more difficult to put your finger on…

    • Duncan Geere

      I know what you mean… I had to send a fax the other week, and had absolutely no idea how to go about doing it…

  • Shenanigans

    To the two previous comments, Panasonic it trying to help the enviroment and you are being cruel about it. faxes are still a legal way to send documents like loans and major purchases. email is not. they areahead of the time. learn a little respect.

    • Duncan Geere

      There are far better ways to help the environment, like not making plastic gadgets that relatively few people will use…

  • Ross Thompson

    Shenanigans, what the hell are you talking about?!

    “Learn a little respect”

    Since when did you have to show a fax machine respect.

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