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August 27, 2008

Sagem-Interstar and Avaya Enable FoIP in a VoIP Environment

By Michelle Robart, TMCnet Editor


For organizations moving towards an Avaya (News - Alert) IP Telephony deployment, an important element often overlooked in unified messaging is Fax over IP (FoIP).
 
As a result, new VoIP deployments sometimes lag behind with costly POTS lines still being used for connecting traditional fax machines and multifunction printers (MFPs).
This setup significantly delays ROI payback on VoIP investments, since organizations still must face long distance fax charges, fax board maintenance and upgrades, paper, toner, as well as other fax-related costs. Without FoIP, organizations are hindered in productivity, business workflow, and ultimately even regulatory compliance.
 
As a provider of advanced fax server solutions for SIP/IP networking, Sagem-Interstar, a Gold-level member in the Avaya DevConnect (News - Alert) Program, offers the first T.38 FoIP solution to be interoperability-tested and certified by Avaya. 
XMediusFAX differentiates itself as the world’s first boardless IP fax server software to fax-enable VoIP networks without the need for additional proprietary hardware, software kits or fax boards. Interoperating seamlessly with the Avaya Communication Manager VoIP platform, XMediusFAX enables faxes to share a common inbox with e-mail and voicemail.
 
Unlike other fax servers (software/hardware hybrids that cannot be virtualized), XMediusFAX is a virtual-machine-ready software solution that integrates quickly into backup, data replication, and disaster recovery scenarios. As a truly hardware independent solution, XMediusFAX provides for a redundant fax server system that is simple to administer, use and upgrade.
 
Avaya users with XMediusFAX T.38 FoIP technology benefit in numerous ways, including a future-ready investment for both planned or installed VoIP networks, significantly lower costs, improved productivity, single-network manageability, seamless integration, and improved workflow.
 
For additional information on XMediusFAX boardless FoIP benefits and specifications, download the Avaya DevConnect (News - Alert) Product Brief titled "Avaya and Sagem (News - Alert)-Interstar Enabling IP Faxing in a VoIP Environment" at: www.avaya.com/master-usa/en-us/resource/assets/brochures/lb3965dev.pdf
or http://www.sagem-interstar.com/fax-server-software/downloads_e.htm.
 
Michelle Robart is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Michelle's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Michelle Robart


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