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Fax Machine

Why does a fax machine have a telephone number? Tim and Moby will clue you in to this and lots of other fun fax — er, facts — in this BrainPOP movie on fax machines! You’ll learn what ‘fax’ is short for, plus the nitty-gritty technology behind how faxes work! Discover the various components of fax machines, including the device that encodes documents into electronic signals, the converter that changes these signals into digital bits, and the modem that transmits them. Plus, you’ll see why fax machines can make those annoying beeping sounds! Just the fax, ma’am!

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