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October 23, 2008

Cisco AXP-XMediusFAX: Upcoming Webinar and Two New Podcasts Announced

By Michelle Robart, TMCnet Editor

With technological advancements being made daily, fax communications are presumed to be on their way to extinction. However, fax continues to play a crucial role in the business operations for many organizations, especially in the healthcare, legal, financial and government sectors. In the midst of newly deployed VoIP and unified communications (UC) infrastructures, organizations often overlook implementing fax as part of their UC and converged IP strategy,

The Cisco (News - Alert) Integrated Services Router plus the Cisco Application eXtension Platform (AXP) address the challenges associated with fax by teaming with global innovator in advanced fax server solutions for SIP/IP networking infrastructures, Sagem-Interstar and its XMediusFAX T.38 Fax over IP (FoIP) fax server technology.
On Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 10:30–11:30 a.m. PT / 1:30–2:30 p.m. ET, a live Webinar will discuss how the new Cisco AXP-XMediusFAX solution leverages the value of existing or planned Cisco Unified Communications (News - Alert) deployments. This live Webinar, “Creating a Complete Unified Communications Solution,” will educate you on how to further leverage Cisco ISRs to support enterprise communications and facilitate compliance with regulations such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley.
To learn how to optimize enterprise branch performance, while reducing your environmental footprint, register here for this live Webinar and reap the benefits of a low total cost of ownership (TCO). This event will be hosted by Sagem-Interstar’s (News - Alert) Director of Software Sales, Christian Larocque, and Cisco’s Product Line Manager, Access Routing Technology Group, Teresa Newell.
In other Cisco AXP-related news, Cisco recently announced that The Cardiovascular Group, P.C. deployed Sagem (News - Alert)-Interstar's XMediusFAX Fax over IP (FoIP) solution on the Cisco AXP. This solution was deployed by The Cardiovascular Group, P.C. in an effort to help employee productivity and help meet regulatory requirements for a robust, fast and reliable HIPAA-compliant healthcare communication solution.
According to Daryl Schweiger, information systems manager of The Cardiovascular Group, P.C, “Cisco AXP-XMediusFAX FoIP is a green solution, since it integrates directly into our existing ISR, and does not require additional cooling, power consumption and rack space. In all, The Cardiovascular Group anticipates monthly savings of $3,000 in telecom and document handling costs.”
The full case study for The Cardiovascular Group will be published to the Sagem-Interstar Web site in the coming weeks.
In addition, the Lippis Report recently created two podcasts about branch office network optimization with the Cisco AXP.
The first podcast, “Optimizing Branch Office Value with Cisco AXP Fax over IP,” led by Shashi Kiran, senior manager of network systems solutions marketing for Cisco Systems (News - Alert), and Christian Larocque, Director of Sales for Sagem-Interstar. Join these technical experts to discuss the AXP as a development platform, the business value the AXP creates, and branch optimization realized. To listen to the podcast, please go to:
The second podcast from the Lippis Report, “H.I.G Capital puts Cisco AXP to Work and Creates Business Value in the Process,” is hosted by Luis Suarez, director of IT at H.I.G. Capital. He discusses how H.I.G created value and optimized its remote office operations through the new Cisco AXP platform, which tightly links applications and networks.
H.I.G deployed the Cisco AXP along with Sagem-Interstar’s XMediusFAX application to integrate fax services into UC to speed up business processes and deal flow. See how Cisco AXP–XMediusFAX reduces TCO and simplify fax services within a UC environment by tuning into the Lippis Report podcast, visit:

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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