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December 26, 2012

Concord Technologies Releases FaxLync, Allows Fax Functions without Analog Phone Line

By Frank Griffin, TMCnet Contributing Writer


Smartphones, tablets and other gadgets get all the attention these days, but the humble fax is still around. Compliance requirements, regulations and security issues still demand that fax is used instead of e-mail in some applications.

Organizations in the health, finance and other industries that want to protect the content of the document prefer to use fax.

The FaxLync device from Concord Technologies gives these users fax capabilities without traditional analog phone lines.

Traditional Analog Telephony Adapters (ATA) had problems with call completion. The new FaxLync is a dual port ATA that has been modified to work in a store-and-forward mode. This will ensure problems with call completions will be reduced dramatically. It achieves this by sending and receiving faxes through the Concord’s Fax Online service, eliminating the need of an analog phone line and improving reliability.

The device can be used with traditional fax machines and Multi-Functional Peripherals (MFP).

“FaxLync drastically simplifies the complicated task of having to convert fax equipment from old analog lines to an up-to-date IP service. This device can be set up in about 10 minutes by a technical savvy employee. Putting faxes online securely, efficiently and with no loss in transmission or user experience,” said the EVP of Market Development, Ralph Musgrove.

The device doesn’t need network setup, connecting automatically with the company’s Fax Online platform. It is a Plug and Play setup with HTTPS protocol for secure communications. The faxes can be printed or sent to an e-mail if a hard copy is not a requirement.

Once the device is hooked up, it’ll be able to increase capacity, as it is never busy and keeps an electronic record of the documents that were sent and received.

A recent study has revealed the overall fax service industry will grow from $1.65 billion in 2012 to $2,365 billion in 2016 – a 15.2-percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR). With more than 100 million fax users around the world, the technology is still a useful tool and as long as hard copies are required the fax will be around.

Concord Technologies was founded in 1996 and has operations in the United States and Canada, with headquarters in Munich, Germany and Seattle, Washington. The company offers fax solutions for business with advanced network architecture with reliability that leads the industry.

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Edited by Braden Becker



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