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November 30, 2009

IP Fax Feature: Sagem-Interstar Enhances Release 6.5 of XMediusFAX FoIP Suite

By Amy Tierney, TMCnet Web Editor


In an effort to address customers’ needs in the ever evolving Unified Communications (News - Alert) space, Sagem-Interstar, a company that provides advanced IP fax server solutions, announced today that it launched a new release of its XMediusFAX Fax over IP software suite.
 
XMediusFAX Release 6.5 features a variety of enhancements that help businesses cost effectively fulfill their mission-critical IP fax applications needs. For example, the XMediusFAX Release 6.5 includes Microsoft application-certified integration with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Unified Messaging, Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. It also features a comprehensive, multilingual user interface, which supports English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Portuguese languages.
In addition, XMediusFAX Release 6.5  offers advanced branch survivability support with integrated "auto-healing" capabilities that involve Cisco (News - Alert) Integrated Services Router and Application eXtension Platform infrastructures, company officials said. It is offers FoIP- optimized operations enhancements to allow rapid deployment and troubleshooting.
Other features include:
 
* A state-of the art report-generation engine for improved control and business process efficiency.
* Advanced number modification allowing flexible UC application deployment
* Powerful Web phonebook for seamless integration with emerging Web 2.0 technologies and infrastructures.
* Full SIP-based interoperability with major UC platforms, including Cisco CUCM/AXP. Avaya Aura CM and Alcatel-Lucent OXE and other leading gateway and infrastructure solutions including Microsoft Exchange 2010 Server.
 
“These new anchor elements in Sagem-Interstar's (News - Alert) XMediusFAX Release 6.5 reinforce our commitment to the dynamic IP fax space within Microsoft, Cisco, Avaya, Alcatel-Lucent, and other major UC/UM infrastructures,” said Jean Champagne (News - Alert), General Manager of Sagem-Interstar. “We are continuously responding to a rapidly changing business environment, catering to both our channel and customer requirements through timely R&D innovations, as well as future-proof marketing and channel investments that reduce network complexities and improve operational efficiencies.”
 
Sebastien Boire-Lavinge, Sagem-Interstar’s (News - Alert) director, technology and development, said in a video interview that fax is “mission critical application in the enterprise.” The company recently added support for disaster recovery sites businesses can run two systems on two different sites that communicate on the Internet. So, if one fails, the other can take over the whole fax traffic for both sites.
 
And with such enhancements in XMediusFAX Release 6.5, Boire-Lavinge said he sees a bright future ahead for the fax industry.
 
“Fax is going to be around for quite a while,” he said. “If we look at the fax over IP server market segment specifically, we see a lot of growth over the next few years.”


Amy Tierney is a Web editor for TMCnet, covering business communications Her areas of focus include conferencing, SIP, Fax over IP, unified communications and telepresence. Amy also writes about education and healthcare technology, overseeing production of e-Newsletters on those topics as well as communications solutions and UC. To read more of Amy's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney



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