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Old 10th Dec 2018, 6:58 pm   #44
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Default Re: Government bans fax machines in the NHS

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Originally Posted by kalee20 View Post
Is Telex still in use? My company still has fax (not used much) but dumped Telex 25 years ago.
Last time I came across Telex was in the early-2000s: it was kept on particularly in the shipping world because - unlike faxes - a Telex was at the time globally recognised as legally binding from a contractual perspective - important if you're ordering stuff like 5,000 tons of heavy oil to fuel your ship when it docks at its next port.

Though discontinued as a subscriber-service by BT in the mid-2000s the "GMDSS" marine distress network infrastructure still supports Telex!
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