Fax over IP software can drive efficiency in any business environment and those companies seeking to uptime their solution for maximum performance can take a closer look at solution from GAO Research.
This Canada-based company this year launched its T.38 fax relay software designed and positioned to provide optimal performance when it is integrated with GAO's suite of ITU-T compliant fax software. Versions available for integration include V.34, V.17, V.29 and V.27ter.
According to company officials, the software is fully compliant with the ITU-T T.38 fax relay specification. In addition, the software also supports commonly used processors, including the TI C5000 & C6000 series DSPs, ARM (News
) processors and ADI DSPs. The software also offers compatibility with operating systems such as Windows and Linux.
The T.38 is built to function well within the multi-tasking environment. It is optimized for fixed-point arithmetic and delivers fax relay over IP software. This addition ensures the transmission of fax documents between two fax machines or boards over the Internet or through other networks is completed in real-time and with the use of IP protocols.
This latest product from GAO also offers a "spoofing" function that will prevent jitter, delay or lost packets. One differentiation for this company and its products is the fact that everything put out by GAO is subject to quality control procedures. Optimal processes ensure the delivers of well constructed code, detailed design documents and test plans.
Whether your next FoIP implementation comes from GAO or not, there are specific FoIP details that are important for a company to consider before they decide on an implementation plan. Max Schroeder (News
), senior vice president of Faxcore, offers keen insight on the industry.
There are some who may wonder why faxing is still in place in a number of industries with so many different communication channels available that could replace the technology. Schroeder noted that the legal element is really what is keeping the fax in place.
A fax document is still considered a legal document. In some cases, an e-mail is serving as a legal document, but it is not recognized throughout the country - or even the global marketplace - as a sufficient legal document. For the health care and financial industries especially, compliance with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley drives the importance of the fax.
With the benefits delivered by FoIP, including reduced cost, streamlined operations and full integration with the network and business processes, implementation of the technology is growing. In fact, one study by Davidson Consulting found that last year, FoIP grew by 53 percent last year. Schroeder noted the strongest growth are global, indicating this environment is the key driver behind fax growth.
Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Erin Harrison