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MISCELLANEOUS

Facsimile Transmission

STATE OF MINNESOTA
IN SUPREME COURT

C2-87-1853

ORDER ADOPTING CRITERIA FOR COURT OPERATED FACSIMILE EQUIPMENT

WHEREAS, by Order #C2-87-1853 dated November 21, 1988, this Court authorized the filing of papers and issuance of warrants and orders by use of facsimile transmission equipment that satisfies the published criteria of this Court; and

WHEREAS, the fair and efficient administration of justice requires the establishment of a uniform standard for facsimile transmission equipment operated by the courts of this state; and

WHEREAS, the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (CCITT) of the International Telecommunications Union has established standards for facsimile transmission equipment, and

WHEREAS, facsimile transmission equipment that meets the standards established for the CCITT category "Group 3" provides the highest operating speed and image resolution available for use over the public telephone network;

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, until further order of this Court, facsimile transmission equipment operated by the courts of this state for the purposes of filing of papers and issuance of warrants and orders shall comply with the standards for Group 3 apparatus established by the CCITT [currently set forth in Recommendations T.4 and T.30, Vol. VII - Fascicle VII.3, CCITT Red Book; Malaga-Torremolinos 1984 (U.N. Bookstore Code ITU 6731)]. At the discretion of the court or judicial district operating such equipment, such equipment may also be compatible with machines in CCITT Groups 1 and 2.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that it is the responsibility of persons desiring to file documents with the courts of this state by the use of facsimile transmission equipment to utilize facsimile transmission equipment that is compatible with facsimile transmission equipment operated by the courts of this state.

Dated: January 31, 1989

BY THE COURT
-s-Douglas K. Amdahl
Chief Justice