IP Fax Feature Articles
As long as organizations still have to deal with paper, they are facing challenges on how to capture and protect this content on hardcopy and digitally.
In an age where everything seems to be going digital, faxing (an inevitable part of the corporate environment) also needs to keep pace. Hence the traditional methods of faxing have largely given way to fax-over-IP.
Paper is rapidly becoming an inconvenience and negative PR because of the environmental impact it represents, for a form that can easily be lost, damaged or stolen.
Sagemcom, a pioneer in advanced fax server solutions for IP networks, recently announced that its XMediusFAX 7.5 has successfully been tested for compatibility with key communications and collaboration solutions from Avaya.
Unified Office Introduces SDN-based Total Connect Now(SM) Unified Communications 3.0 Service Platform
In order to offer consistent broadband networks for real-time communications to its clients, Unified Office, a provider of SDN-based hybrid private cloud managed Unified Communication and virtual office services to small and medium businesses (SMBs), announced the availability of its new Total Connect Now (TCN) 3.0 Hybrid Private Cloud service architecture based on the Unified Office adaptive Highest Quality Routing (HQR) software. The company has made this announcement at the Enterprise Connect Show.
IP fax provides businesses and individuals many benefits over traditional fax service. On a very basic level, because recipients only print the faxes they choose to, IP fax leads to less use of paper - and thereby lowers costs. AIIM found that of the organizations which went paperless, they got 100 percent payback in 18 months or sooner. Consider that between $25 billion and $35 billion is spent a year in the United States on the filing, storage and retrieval of paper records, based on Gartner estimates.
In an effort to make true straight-through processing (STP) a reality for financial advisors, broker-dealers and RIAs, SIGNiX, a provider of secure digital signature services, has partnered with Docupace Technologies, LLC, a provider of SEC/FINRA-compliant paperless processing systems for financial services firms. As a result, SIGNiX's digital signature service is now available within Docupace Technologies' document management system.
Interbit Data Launches New Virtualized Fax Solution for NetDelivery and NetFax Report Distribution
Nowadays, healthcare firms must deal with increasing patient loads and the arduous task of meeting government and industry compliance requirements. Naturally, they are constantly on the lookout for ways to reduce costs and simplify document management.
Zultys Launches MX Release 9.0 Unified Communications Software and MXvirtual Cloud-based IP Phone System
Zultys, a provider of unified communications solutions, recently announced launch of the MX Release 9.0 and MXvirtualTM. Both products are designed and developed to offer real-time communication and collaboration service for enterprises and managed service providers.
Organizing and managing student records into a cohesive and efficient manner can be a daunting task for many schools and colleges. To this end, DeSoto County Schools in Hernando, MS has selected a solution comprised of InfoSnap's Online Student Registration solution and Advanced Processing & Imaging's OptiView Document Management solution, hoping to simplify and automate the student registration and records management process.
Thomas & Betts, a designer and manufacturer of electrical products such as connectors and conduits for the construction, industrial and utilities markets, has chosen to implement IntelliChief document management products to streamline their processes while eliminating paper.
South Tyneside NHS Trust recently announced that they have decided to deploy Huddle to achieve paperless board meetings. South Tyneside NHS Trust is a provider of community and hospital services to the people of South Tyneside and surrounding areas.
How Can IP Fax Enhance EDM?
How do you manage data in your environment? Chances are, unless yours is a highly regulated industry, you may not have the optimal resources to effectively manage all of your data. So where do you start? Does it require the purchase of a data center or the launch of a cloud-based platform that will support your efforts?
Concord Fax is hoping to stay at the forefront of the cloud fax services space with the recent major upgrade to its fax online service, the introduction of a new Web portal for its enterprise customers, and its offer of synchronization tools and Active Directory integration.
j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM), a global provider of Internet services, has recently expanded its services by acquiring the Internet fax business of two Australian service providers, Sydney-based OzeFax and Brisbane-based FaxMate.
Fax Glitch Sets Murderer Free
The savvy tech journalists among us know that fax-over-IP (FoIP) can sometimes perform superhuman feats, but can FoIP go so far as to send criminals to jail?
FaxBack, a provider of fax server and fax technology, has announced that the company has sold more than 10,000 AudioCodes HTTPS-enabled Fax ATA units. The company points to the growing popularity of Fax ATA (analog telephone adapter), which it says is largely due to the technology's ability to establish dependable connections via HTTPS for fax machines with over-the-Internet connections to service providers.
The Virtual Evolution of Fax
Fax is disappearing, but not in the way you might think. There are several major industries that still rely on fax for security and compliance reasons, and so many businesses continue to find themselves utilizing fax communication every day. Instead, fax is disappearing into the virtual realm, thanks to recent advancements in unified communications technology.
Why You Don't Need to Go Paperless
Do you have a paperless office? The phrase was coined in the 1970s, believe it or not, and we're just now entering an age where the concept can actually be applied. With document sharing, easy access through cloud-based apps and the growing adoption of the smartphone, we have minimized our need for paper.
babyTEL, Copia International, and Commetrex Join Hands to Address IP Fax Operational Challenges
Fax-over-IP (FoIP) is one of the popular applications of IP communcations. However, there are several operational challenges with FoIP, particularly associated with the conversion of T.30 data into T.38 data for transmission and then converting that T.38 data back into T.30 data for reception.
RPI Consultants, a Baltimore-based professional services firm, has entered into a partnership agreement with Access, a provider of e-form management software products for easy data management. RPI will now offer Formatta, Access's paperless and mobile e-forms solution designed to enable anywhere, anytime data collection and integration into enterprise systems.
Don't Forget Your Opt-Out Clause!
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act, more specifically the Junk Fax Prevention Act portion, places strict limits on the scenarios in which it is permissible for a business to send marketing/sales faxes.
ChitrChatr Communications, a provider of comprehensive universal unified communications platforms (CUUCP), has launched a major promotional offer for its subscribers worldwide.
Is a Fax Worth $48 Million?
While a number of us believed that fax technology went the way of the bag phone, the reality is it's still an important communication channel in a number of industries. It is one of the few methods for exchanging data that can be configured to be completely secure. For that reason, the introduction of the all-IP environment didn't replace the fax; it simply led to the creation of the IP-fax.
Regardless of where technology is taking us, one thing is for certain: companies are only as strong as the people who work to support them, and how they work and collaborate sets the tone for the entire company.
Conexant Systems Inc., a provider of audio and imaging technologies, has announced a new line of low-power, VoIP-enhanced fax modem chips: the CX95710 (a data pump solution) and the CX95810 (an AT command device). Both chips are designed to support the growing demand for VoIP network solutions and both offer advanced low power modes that exceed Energy Star 2.0 requirements. These chips are meant to reduce carbon footprints, conserve resources and minimize environmental impact - all while lowering operating costs.
While Sagemcom is a well-known provider of fax over IP solutions, namely its XMediusFAX series, by no means does its technical expertise end there. In addition to enterprise printing and fax services, the French technology company is also a major player in the image and sound, energy, IP telephony and unified communications markets.
Today's capital market and security industry are rapidly changing. With the rise of trading volume in stock markets, brokers are looking for solutions that can compress settlement time from 3-day to same-day settlement using straight-through processing (STP) technology.
In order to improve patient response and fulfill regulatory requirements of the hospitals, ECM solutions provider Square 9 has enhanced their award-winning document management suite of solutions, helping to keep the hospitality industry innovative and competitive.
Sending a fax could cost you more than the technology used to send it. If you plan to use this communication channel to send out advertisements, you may want to keep reading. A failure to comply with the TCPA could cost your company much more than what you've budgeted for.
The market of document management systems is undergoing transformation thanks to advancements in information technology (IT) the migration of enterprises to paperless technologies.
The idea of turning your environment into a paperless office sounds appealing, but attempts throughout the years continue to fall short. It's a common story throughout the global marketplace, but it's not without hope. Whether your aim is to save the environment or simply reduce the amount of money spent on paper, there are technologies available to get you a little closer to the paperless office ideal.
When Xerox introduced the Magnafax Telecopier in 1966, few dreamt that the day would come when machines would no longer be required to send fax messages. With digitization, sending faxes became a breeze, but with the advent of high-capacity email, a new question arose: Could sent fax messages be received as emails? This idea is not as far-fetched as it sounds. Indeed, Miami-based Telx Telecom has announced a new fax to email service, Telx Telecom Fax.
Black Friday, Small business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and now Green Monday? The final item comes just a week after the initial shopping festivities have calmed down, with the intention of offering even more great deals for last minute holiday shoppers.
babyTEL announced the roll-out of a new solution offering encryption for T.38 real-time fax over Internet protocol (FoIP) transmission. The new solution encrypts the T.38 signal as well as the RTP media for transmission over Internet protocol. The latest development allows organizations to comply with HIPAA, SOX and other Privacy Protection laws while at the same time leveraging the architectural advantages of SIP Internet telephony to generate huge cost savings on telephony infrastructure.
Is It Time for IP Fax in the Cloud?
The arrival of the dial-up connection brought the chirping of the handshake between two telecommunications signals as they exchanged information. This singsong sound was familiar only to those who relied on fax communications, as its connection and subsequent handshake produced many of the same sounds. The dial-up connection is all but dead, yet analog fax machines continue to dominate in a number of industries - surprised?
It's a digital era. As technologies are evolving, cloud-based solutions are being embraced by many enterprises in every industry. One among such services to work its way into the cloud is fax. Document Capture Technologies (DCT), a provider of cloud-based document management and productivity solutions for small businesses, has rolled-out a new fax service to be included in the company's SimpleScan Connect's suite of document management services.
In a recent survey, eFax, a provider of IP fax services, revealed the growing importance of mobile devices and online fax solutions in helping businesses close deals beyond the confines of their office. To be precise, the survey found that 84 percent of small business professionals have closed a recent deal beyond the confines of their office.
HIPAA Compliance: The Basic 'Fax'
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance is a serious matter when it comes to how and when healthcare offices transmit patient data. The goal of HIPAA is to simplify the administrative processes of the healthcare system and to protect patients' privacy. Information security considerations are involved throughout the guidelines and play a major role in the Privacy Rule of HIPAA compliance. Sending fax documents with patient data can be tricky business when it comes to conforming to these standards, and that is when IP fax can be beneficial.
Sagemcom is a French technology group known worldwide. Sagemcom's goal is to become a world leader in broadband terminals, convergence and energy solutions. It was formerly the communications branch of SAGEM. Sagemcom is now a private independent group held by the Carlyle Group, as well as employees.
Corporate Smalltalk Consulting, Ltd., a Canadian-based company, has recently released its new Fax Reader 3.0.2 iOS app designed to enable users to view multiple-page TIFF files created by standard office fax machines. With the app, users can quickly and easily read every page a faxed document without any errors.
While the paperless office brings many benefits, for most offices the dream is still far off in the distance. A recent survey conducted by OKI found that 92 percent of workers still print daily, with almost half of these users printing more than 10 pages per day. A strikingly high number, 15 percent, go so far as to print more than 50 pages on the average day.
Ooma Adds Online Fax to Ooma Office
Ooma has announced the addition of online fax to Ooma Office. The smart home and business communication systems provider has also added call log enhancements to this solution, which is specifically designed for small businesses.
ShoreTel recently announced that it has elevated Exeter-based telephone system provider South West Communications Group to Gold Champion partner in recognition of the company's enhanced expertise in the UC market.
While fax marketing campaigns seem to be an easy way to reach a wide audience quickly, it can be equally damaging if TCPA and FCC rules are violated. As many of you are aware, the Telephone Consumers Protection Act (TCPA) regulates unsolicited telemarketing calls, texts and faxes utilizing auto-dialers or pre-recorded messages. However, the strict TCPA act of 1991 was amended in 2006 by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
etherFAX announced that the company has launched a new datacenter operations in Toronto, Canada to tap the growing market demand for cloud-based fax communications in the region. The latest data center is focused on catering to the requirements of the financial services and healthcare organizations in the country.
Technology has afforded many businesses some pretty helpful features that make communication a heck of a lot easier. Many are choosing to go the converged route, as it takes all of the necessary components of effective business communications and offers them up in one complete package. To make that package complete, businesses should always be sure to include IP fax.
E-Court: Always in Session
When computers became a part of our daily lives, we thought it would herald in the era of the paperless office. It didn't, not completely anyway. We still find ourselves inundated with reports and proposals, receipts and applications. What computers have done is save us time and money, since we can attach a document rather than put it in the mail or automate processes formerly done by hand. Through those changes we have indeed cut down on the amounts of paper that move between offices, even if our own desks are still piled high.
Will We Ever See A Paperless Office?
In spite of our best efforts to "go green" and try to turn our offices into paperless ones, paper is not exactly done being printed. Literally.
Sagemcom, a French provider of broadband equipment and IP communication technology, has announced that HomeGrid Forum has awarded its HomePNA certification to three of its products.
IP technology has not only made voice communication dramatically cheaper, people have also discovered the ways to leverage the same technology for sending faxes over Internet. In addition to being cheaper than traditional faxing, IP faxing gives you greater control over your faxing activities. Thanks to its many benefits, online fax services are fast gaining momentum.
Will we ever reach a point where the paperless office can exist? The phrase was coined in the 1970s, yet the use of paper in the corporate office actually increased over the next two decades. Part of this increase was due to the arrival of new technologies that inspired individuals to print what appeared on their computer screen.
The way employees share information in a company has changed for the better. Now, the flow of information is seamless and instant, helping employees connect with each other at the touch of a button.
Sagemcom, a major provider of IP fax services, announced that Presidio, a provider of managed IT services, had won its Partner of the Year award for unified communications.
West Virginia Court Goes Paperless
West Virginia's Ohio County Circuit Court is leading the way when it comes to the paperless revolution.
DATAMARK recently announced the publishing of a white paper titled - "Backfile Conversion: Best Practices and Considerations for Electronic Document Management." The white paper addresses the issue of converting huge numbers of paper files that businesses and government agencies maintain into digital images which can be used in electronic document management (EDM) systems. DATAMARK Inc. specializes in high-volume digital mailroom management, document processing and management, and bilingual customer contact centers, and also offers business process consulting for a number of Fortune 500 firms and other leading organizations.
Sagemcom, a provider of advanced fax server solutions for IP networks, recently named CCI as the winner of its Partner of the Year Award in the Independent Software Vendor (ISV) category. The award recognizes partners and resellers that demonstrate expertise in Sagemcom's XMediusFAX offering, as well as a commitment to Sagemcom itself.
SIGNiX has reported that it has been chosen by several of the nation's major credit unions as their trusted digital signature provider. SIGNiX offers secure electronic signatures solutions, which the company has found are increasingly being used by credit unions to decrease expenditures, simplify issues related with compliance and enhance member experience.
The idea of the paperless office is one whose time has officially come. Sagemcom is a company that can help firms make the move to a paperless office by offering up expansive digitization services, like IP Fax. The company has just taken another big step towards this goal with the announcement that it has integrated the ABBYY Cloud OCR to its Demat'Box scanner.
Fax Failures at the Pentagon
We all know that our government is deep in debt and, while many Americans have pushed hard to see the government reign in its spending, it seems that they may have taken their bean counting a step too far. According to RT, the Pentagon is, reportedly, "too broke to buy a new fax machine."
For a long time, most thought the idea of a "paperless office" to be largely a pipe dream, the kind of thing that sounded great but that few if any could actually put to use. But for City University of Hong Kong (CityU), the dream is alive, well, and saving the university about $500,000 annually. Dropping paper didn't just mean cost savings, either, as CityU discovered that there were not only savings in cash, but also savings on paper and power costs, as well as better productivity and improved security.
NetDocuments recently entered into a strategic collaboration with Lavan Legal, a provider of legal services, to help Lavan Legal address its requirements associated with document and e-mail administration, collaboration and protection using NetDocuments cloud-based enterprise solution.
For those interested in learning how much IP Fax can save your business after moving away from traditional fax, Sagemcom provides an IP Fax return on investment (ROI) calculator. It is designed to help users to undertake cost comparisons between traditional faxes and XMediusFAX fax server based solutions.
Patent, Ownership Dispute over Fax Technology Leads to Lawsuit against J2 Global Communications
A person who says they played a key role in developing a system to send faxes by e-mail is now suing J2 Global Communications and others because of a patent and ownership dispute. Phyllis Huster, who lives in Seattle, sued her business partner as well, identified in the news media as Charles Bobo II, regarding nine patents.
What's not to like about 3D printing? The basic concept that's been responsible for everything from toys, to rocket engine parts, to life-saving medical devices has been gaining a lot of ground lately, but this particular technology is about to get what, to many, is its next logical stepping stone: a fax machine equivalent. Poised to hit Kickstarter soon is AIO Robotics' Zeus, a device best described as a 3D fax machine.
Your law office is not paperless? You're not alone. In many jurisdictions, the law does not allow a law office to go completely paperless. In areas where an office could go without paper, there's also the issue of habit-we use paper because we always have used paper. These challenges have not stopped some in the legal community from trying, however.
While many people might choose to send email attachments instead of sending faxes, there are still plenty of cases when faxes are important. Sagemcom, a provider of fax server solutions, has awarded Xerox Corporation its Partner of the Year award in the Multi-function device category.
The level of communications we rely on in the business environment has expanded far beyond the standard voice conversation. What used to be accomplished with the standard landline now requires a fax number, mobile connectivity, online data sharing and so much more. This expansion has led to the adoption of the Unified Communications platform and all-IP environments. The next logical step is the IP fax.
Although digital communications is eliminating the need for paper in many applications, there are still many paper intensive markets in which a hardcopy is required. Today's fax solutions have to work across many different platforms, operating systems, communications devices, and security protocols.
Companies and organizations are always striving to save as much money as possible, and the recent financial downturn served as a stark reminder of this. Fortunately, there are more ways than ever for businesses to save money, particularly in terms of software solutions.
capSpire, a global commodity trading and risk management consulting and solutions firm, has announced a partnership with OpenText, a provider of enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, successfully joining the OpenText Global Partner Program.
The paperless office: It is right up there with flying cars as one of the dreams of a better future. But while flying cars still aren't an option, the paperless office is here today and with several advantages for business.
'AIIM' for a Paperless Workplace
While many people stand as friends to the environment, the business world seems set on maintaining its acquaintance status with Mother Nature, as the dream of the paperless office remains just that: a dream. In a recent study conducted by AIIM, "the global community of information professionals" found that 74% of its survey respondents have business processes that don't require the use of paper, but only 24% of respondents know exactly how to go about creating a paperless workplace.
Will we ever see the paperless office? The phrase was coined decades ago, yet it has continued to elude even the most diligent of environmentalists. Even as we rely more heavily on electronic communications, there's something about the printed piece of paper that keeps us coming back.
The year is better than half over now, and with the arrival of August, a wide array of tech companies are looking seriously at plans for ITEXPO, to be held August 27-29 at the Mandalay Bay casino and resort in Las Vegas. One of these companies is Sagemcom, who has plans to show off a fairly wide chunk of its product line, and just how that product line can offer some significant value for users.
Sagemcom's XMediusFAX 7.0 Now Interoperable with Cisco's Unified Communication Manager, Unity Connection
Exchanging faxes over Internet protocol can be difficult for the uninitiated, but Sagemcom may have just the solution that's needed to bridge the gap between complex and simple, thanks to its XMediusFAX 7.0 system. Since it's recently completed interoperability verification testing for the Cisco Developer Network, it's ready to provide that solution for all users in need.
Telemarketing is a tough business and telemarketers are using every avenue to get the message across. From telephones to Internet and faxes, they are tapping all the communication mediums to promote their products and services. While unsolicited faxes may not bother some, it may be imposing unwanted burdens on the others in terms of cost of paper and ink, as well as making fax machines unavailable for legitimate work.
Sagemcom is a company that bucks the trend in the IP fax space by focusing on vertical integration, rather than leveraging third-party solutions like most of its competitors. In order to accomplish this, the company tends to focus on interoperability and certification.
OceanX, a provider of fax server solutions, recently announced that its OceanFax Fax Server solution is now compliant with key collaboration solutions from Avaya, a provider of business communications and collaboration solutions.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandates reasonable safeguards in communicating patient medical data from one care-provider to another. In health care offices, old-fashioned fax machines can accidentally transmit private data to an unexpected recipient, so in an era of technology where offices must adhere to federal regulations, how do offices keep up?
GL Communications, a supplier of test, monitoring, and analysis equipment for TDM, Wireless, IP and VoIP networks has revealed its enhanced Fax Simulation and Analysis software, to be used over T1 E1 and Analog Lines.
Virtutone Networks, a supplier of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Fax over Internet Protocol (FoIP) services, has launched a new Online Marketing and Awareness Program with the help of AGORACOM, North America's largest online investor relations community and social networking website for small to mid-cap companies and investors.
In just a few days, the citizens of the United States of America will gather to celebrate the founding of the nation. 237 years ago, the Continental Congress drafted and signed the Declaration of Independence, a document stipulating the formation of a new nation separate from the British Empire. 56 delegates signed this historic document, which was later sent to King George in an act of defiance.
While technology is rapidly changing, there is still a need to integrate and have access to communication facilities, especially fax. Despite it having been surpassed by newer, more advanced technologies in the IP communications industry, sending and receiving faxes is still the backbone of a lot of communications. Fax and IP don't need to be mutually exclusive, though, and that's where IP fax comes into play.
Belgacom, a Belgian broadband provider, will be delivering the new Bbox3 gateway to its customers, supporting multimedia broadband to multiple rooms without the need for wires.
Despite the need for it, paper has become a common public enemy in offices on every continent thanks to its overabundance. While it has its place for necessary documents in a lot of industries like healthcare and legal, going paperless in a digital era is slowly becoming an attractive idea even for those who rely on a lot of paper. Fax technology has contributed to a lot of the overuse of paper. However, IP communications has even allowed fax to do away with it through IP fax. But inquiring minds want to know, what are the pros and cons of going paperless?
For many companies, moving to a fully converged IP communications platform can prove challenging both financially and technologically. Naturally, businesses want to be sure that their unified communications platforms are compatible with each other and interoperate seamlessly.
Getting something for nothing - who doesn't like this little perk in life? The free gift, the bonus chips in the bag, the extra bandwidth. We all like to feel as though we're getting more than the full value on something. But what happens when that feeling extends to fraudulent activity? It seems an increasing number of individuals have no issue with defrauding unsuspecting victims, even face-to-face.
Sagemcom Latest Company to Join MoCA
MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) is a global technology standard for home entertainment networking and is the only standard of its kind in use by all three pay TV segments: cable, satellite and IPTV. Currently, there are 118 MoCA-certified products and over 54 members of the alliance, while ABI Research expects the number of MoCA households in North America to surpass 25 million by 2014.
Nearly every business today has a fax machine. As a powerful and established channel for interoffice communications, fax has been evolving to keep up with the latest trends of technology. IP Fax solutions, like those developed by Sagemcom, have been allowing companies to maintain their fax capabilities while gaining a complete unified communications solution for their office. With more and more businesses realizing the advantages of a fully converged IP communications platform, IP Fax solutions have seen greater proliferation in the workplace.
The ways in which we communicate in the modern office have changed over the years. At one point, snail mail and telephony were enough to stay in business. Today, companies need to have a variety of channels at the ready to interact with customers via their preferred channel. And for many, that channel is still the fax. In a connected world, however, it's likely the IP fax.
Unified communications (UC ) and the cloud, two technologies that have been growing exponentially over the past few years, are transforming the way organizations do business. Now, Sagemcom, a provider of advanced fax server solutions for IP networks, has merged the two, taking its flagship on-premises XMediusFax server solution and moving it to the cloud. The company announced the immediate availability of its XMediusFax Cloud fax services just yesterday on May 29th.
The unified communications (UC) market is growing rapidly, and those providers that integrate IP fax technology into their UC solutions are poised to make considerable gains over the competition. Sagemcom, a provider of advanced fax server solutions for IP networks, recently launched its new Partner Program for their XMediusFax solution, specifically designed to accelerate its channel partners' sales revenue and profits.
One of main reasons that fax machines continue to play an important role in offices across the world is because signatures sent by fax legally hold up in court. Fax is still the way to send important documents where authenticity matters.
While unified communications (UC) is poised to pick up even more steam across all industries, new results from a survey conducted by Elite Telecom, a UC provider, in conjunction with Swyx and Retail Week, found that the retail sector is falling drastically behind in this regard. In contrast to the results of an Ovum study, which revealed that over 80 percent of businesses are implementing some form of unified communications, Elite Telecom's survey indicates that only 34.9 percent of retail businesses would be willing to invest in UC technology over the next two to three years, with only 13.4 percent currently using unified communications within their operation.
While most of us rely on social media, email or even texting to exchange information, certain industries must still rely on other communication channels to ensure compliance with industry regulations. For instance, in the healthcare field, texting information regarding a patient does not comply with HIPAA regulations. Sending the same information via IP fax, however, is acceptable.
As companies across the globe make the transition to fully unified communications (UC), IT managers are faced with an important decision - what to do about their fax service. IP fax is often the final step toward achieving total telecommunications convergence, and choosing the right IP Fax platform is therefore critical for a successful and complete transition to UC.
With the weather warming up, event planners are kicking into gear, preparing for weddings, festivals, concerts and other outdoor events. Organizing these events is no small affair. The sheer amount of money and coordination required to successfully host such events can be staggering.
FoIP Refresher: The Basics
Companies across every industry have been rapidly adopting unified communications (UC) solutions. However, if your company is late to the party, you might be unsure as to what to make of all the new technical jargon being thrown about. In this article, we'll take a brief look at some of the basics behind Fax over IP, or FoIP, to bring you up to speed.
Sagemcom, a provider of advanced fax server solutions for IP networks, has announced that it will showcase its latest XMediusFAX On-Premise and Cloud solutions May 7-9 at Interop Las Vegas 2013.
A number of business leaders are under the assumption that fax technology is dead. The argument seems to make sense, as they can carry just one mobile device to do everything. But, that mobile device likely has the capability to send fax over IP, or FoIP, communications. With the support of IP fax, this 'dead' technology is brought into the next generation.
The paperless office - according to estimates released in the 1970s, we should have already reached this pinnacle. Unfortunately, the technology that continues to evolve still hasn't left us completely void of paper. The arrival of the cloud and IP technology in the office has certainly helped, but the desire to embrace the mobility trend has given the paperless concept new life.
Commetrex, a provider of fax technologies, recently announced support for the fax media-feature tag specified in RFC 6913. The recent SIP Forum recommendations to RFC 6913 were accepted by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in March. Carriers can now leverage the 'SIP.fax' media-feature tag "to proactively route Fax over Internet Protocol (FoIP) calls over qualified routes."
GL Communications Inc., a supplier of test, monitoring, and analysis equipment for TDM, Wireless, IP and VoIP networks, has recently revealed an improved version of its Fax Demodulator and Decoder software.
GL Communications Inc., a major player in providing PC-based test, analysis and simulation products and consulting services to the worldwide telecommunications industry, has enhanced Fax Call Emulation using VQuad software.
ShoreTel is bringing enterprise-class benefits to small businesses with the release of a new simple unified communications solution.
GL Communications Inc., a major player in providing PC-based test, analysis and simulation products and consulting services to the worldwide telecommunications industry, has enhanced software tool, GLInsight, which helps in post processing of fax and modem calls. "GLInsight is a state-of-the-art system that provides promptly processed information and analysis of data collected on IP and PSTN networks. Decoded results are analyzed on a per-network basis," said Robert Bichefsky, senior manager for product development of the company, in a statement.
Provider of advanced fax server solutions for IP networks, Sagemcom today made it known that its XMediusFAX 7.0 is now rated Avaya compliant. In other words, the IP fax server solution is complaint with certain Avaya communications and collaboration solutions for SMBs.
Service providers seeking to offer their own branded fax offering while augmenting their core telephony services now have a new option, as Concord Technologies has released the latest version of its fax integration toolkit, Web Services API 4.0, with key automation capabilities. As a provider of cloud-based, hosted fax services, Concord Technologies offers its customers Web Services Application Programming Interfaces (API) that cover three key areas: outbound fax delivery, inbound fax delivery and account management.
Good Growth Margins? Try Fax!
With exciting technologies such as tablet computers, mobile video conferencing and augmented reality, people who laugh at fax innovation might be forgiven.
An offer from RingCentral has now been added to the wide-ranging Internet fax guide and resource, OnlineFaxGuide.com. Users across the country subscribing to RingCentral Office will be offered an additional Plantronics Headset for no extra cost by RingCentral.
NetCom Learning's classrooms, completely furnished with computer systems, can now be hired in Washington, D.C. NetCom Learning offers a suitable training space to corporations and enterprises requiring a good site to conduct a training class or seminar.
MMRGlobal, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc., has received a notice of allowance from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for Application Number 2,615,128 directed toward its "Method and System for Providing Online Medical Records."
Faxing is still a major part of the business landscape. Some are fond of the security aspects involved, others like the simplicity of it all. Some use faxing out of sheer necessity, discovering that many of their contacts still use faxes. But for those businesses looking to better integrate a fax solution beyond the standard of getting a fax machine and plugging it into a phone jack, there are several different options involved in getting a fax solution up and running.
GL Communications has announced the availability of its Hand Portable Test Instruments, PacketScan, PacketGen and RTP ToolBox, for voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) Networks.
Biscom, Inc., a provider of enterprise secure file transfer (SFT) and secure fax solutions, has introduced a new SFT mobile functionality and a new cloud-based SFT solution, enabling clinicians and healthcare staff to more easily share important patient information while maintaining the highest level of security.
Telcentris, Inc., a company specializing in unified cloud communications and the creator of VoxOx and VoxOx In Business, has introduced its VoxOx For Operators program aimed at empowering Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and other service providers to economically deliver comprehensive suite of Rich Communication Services (RCS) and Over-The-Top (OTT) cloud applications and features.
My Voip Provider.com, which provides consulting services to the VoIP industry with special emphasis on research into the comparison and evaluation of costs in the worldwide telecommunications (VoIP) industry, has revealed the top ways VoIP can help penny pinchers everywhere save big bucks on phone bills.
HRH Next Selects AMEYO
HRH Next Services Pvt. Ltd. has selected AMEYO for smooth execution of SIM verification project entrusted by Idea, one of the telecom companies in India.
Intelecom Selects Aculab's Prosody S
Aculab, a provider of computer telephony hardware and software, has announced that Intelecom is using Aculab's Prosody S in its new IP platform.
GL Communications Inc., a provider of PC-based test, analysis and simulation products and consulting services to the worldwide telecommunications industry, has unveiled its software for Echo Performance Testing and Verification.
GL Communications Inc., a supplier of test, monitoring, and analysis equipment for TDM, wireless, IP and VoIP networks, has released its enhanced HDLC Link Impairment Utility (HLIU) application and other HDLC Testing Tools.
Increasingly, business owners are replacing their traditional faxing with IP faxing and are seeing it as a green alternative. VoIP Review has announced several ways in which IP faxing can improve businesses in 2013.
TheDigest.com has released the top three ways in which a VoIP system - including IP fax solutions -- can help businesses go green.
IP fax company Sagemcom will be showcasing its solutions - XMediusFAX 7.0 and XMediusFAX Cloud - at ITEXPO Miami 2013 this week starting today, through Friday, February 1 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Florida. Attendees of the event can visit booth #706 to learn more about these products, as well as Sagemcom's strategy for on-premises and cloud faxing.
Gone are the days when a vacation or business trip was often equated with huge backlogs of work just waiting to be caught up with, and friends and relatives not in the loop. Thanks to the Internet, Wi-Fi, and more importantly to VoIP technology, this is all in the past.
Not long ago, the fax machine was a bit like the water cooler. Office workers gathered around it, waiting their turn to transmit documents, chatting about the latest TV shows or news stories, and cursing the machine when it jammed or didn't work. But in the past decade or so, IP fax technology has exploded in popularity. The technology, pioneered by companies like Sagemcom, helps save money, hassles and even the environment. And Sagemcom has continued to innovate in the IP fax space and will be demonstrating its latest and greatest solutions at the upcoming ITEXPO Miami 2013 event.
The SIP Forum has opened Call for Presentations for the third annual SIP Network Operators Conference (SIPNOC 2013), being held in Herndon, VA, April 22 -25, 2013.
Toshiba Announces New Upgrade to its IPedge Family of IP Business Telephone Systems for SMBs
Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division, recently enhanced its IPedge family of IP business telephone systems for small to medium-sized businesses.
Spacenet has said that it plans to demonstrate its full suite of communication network solutions for retailers at a trade event in New York, scheduled to be held January 14-15, 2013.
IP fax company Sagemcom today unveiled its new mobile generation LTE Home Gateway. This next generation product enables not only data connectivity, but also voice and TV delivery through a mobile broadband LTE network.
In the digital age, we increasingly live in a paperless world, as more businesses look to "go green" and save money. Cloud storage and IP fax are core parts of this trend. The cloud is allowing organizations to become more efficient, with companies such as Google and Manilla vowing to embrace a new initiative in 2013, in order to save "time, money and trees."
Even in this age of electronic communications, there are many verticals that still rely on paper trails, like the transportation industry. Another vertical that still relies on physical paperwork is the insurance industry. Because of the requirements faced by insurance agents, fax solutions are a vital component of the workflow for insurance offices, and leveraging cloud fax solutions can be a smart business move.
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 newly released MC-MLPPP Analyzer and Emulator software from GL Communications has the ability to test and analyze HDLC-based PPP protocol in synchronous environments.
How IP Fax Is Constantly Improving
Back in the good old days, the standard issue fax machine got the job done. It was hooked up to the public switch telephone network and served to shoot paperwork back and forth via analogue modems. There were protocols in place to help deal with various problems that could occur on the line, and the technology compensated for these issues in real time.
GL Communications has announced the release of its ISDN Protocol Analysis and Emulation software.
Gentek will distribute Digium's Asterisk telephony, Switchvox Unified Communications (UC) solutions and Digium IP phones to Canadian customers.
Digium has received the 2012 Frost & Sullivan Global Growth Leadership Award and is now recognized as one of the top SMB IP PBX vendors in the world.
New software released by GL Communications can transmit and receive over several T1 E1 timeslots or through two-wire FXO and FXS lines.
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is the underlying technology for IP fax and IP telephony. Solutions like IP fax helps organizations leverage the power of IP telephony and unified communications technologies. No doubt, competition is on the rise among SIP trunking providers.
Even in this day and age of e-mails, e-books and e- well, everything, there are some industries that remain steadfastly paper-heavy. And with their bills of lading, packing slips and shipping invoices, the transportation industry is still buried in a mountain of paperwork.
GL Communications has announced the availability of its T1 E1 Application Development Toolkit for Windows and Linux operating systems. GL Communications provides PC-based test, analysis and simulation products and consulting services to the worldwide telecommunications industry.
In the last several decades, just about every type of communications technology has gone through a series of evolutionary steps. Once upon a time, computers took up whole rooms, now we have them on our laps.
The third annual SIP Network Operators Conference (SIPNOC 2013) will be held at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, Va., from April 22-25, 2013.
GL Communications Inc., a supplier of test, monitoring, and analysis equipment for TDM, wireless, IP and VoIP networks, has announced the release of its enhanced T1 E1 Analyzer software and hardware and now it's Version 6.22.
Quadrant Software is a company that specializes in document output management solutions, such as IP fax and more. Its latest product, QuadraDocV5 5.0 now boasts extensive integration with SAP applications.
GL Communications, a premier supplier of test, monitoring and analysis equipment for TDM, Wireless, IP and VoIP networks, has recently enhanced its T1 E1 Analysis suite of products, by adding major hardware features and software applications.
DSP Group, Inc. (DSPG) recently announced that its CAT-iq 2.0 DECT chipset solutions have been selected by Sagemcom in the development of advanced home gateways (HGW) featuring HD voice capabilities. Sagemcom is an international high-technology group which focuses in the development of broadband, telecom and energy solutions.
GL Communications has announced the availability of its Acoustic Echo Compliance Test Software per G.167 and P.340 standards.
Cloud: The Future of IP Fax
There is no doubt that the cloud is a rainmaker for many types of technology. Businesses are turning to the cloud to meet a variety of needs from storage to computing power to communication. And just about every communications technology vendor needs to look to the cloud to forecast the future of their industry. The fact of the matter is, the cloud represents the next step in the journey for companies, and it definitely marks the future of IP fax.
Coming with a number of enhanced features and functionalities, the next generation of Internet protocol, IPv6, is believed to improve the security of IP traffic and provide more support for real-time communications. With a goal to develop roadmap for telecommunications industry's smooth transition to IPv6 for SIP applications, services and devices the SIP Forum has reportedly formed the SIP over IPv6 Task Group (IPv6).
When it comes to unified communications and cloud-based systems, one feature that cannot be left out is fax. One panel at the Cloud Communications Expo today, collocated with ITEXPO Austin 2012, revolved around just that subject.As it's certainly not a new development in the telecom industry, the panelists agreed that fax is often either left out of enterprise UC deployments altogether, or added as an afterthought somewhere down the line.
While e-mail may be the most common form of communication between colleagues, it's not the most secure. That honor still belongs to fax, and Sagemcom knows it. Of course, fax still needs to keep up with online and cloud technology, but once again, Sagemcom has that covered.
Faster and easier access to lab reports can expedite treatment decisions. In order to leverage these advancements in the latest faxing technology, Plus Diagnostics has reportedly implemented Biscom Digital Fax--a software solution that would allow the pathology service provider to send and receive high resolution color images and documents over the Internet.
Just recently, Sagemcom unveiled the latest edition of its IP fax solution, XMediusFAX release 7. But the company is not resting on its laurels after such an important announcement. Instead, the IP fax provider will be revealing its newest innovation, a cloud fax solution, at the world's largest communications and technology event, ITEXPO Austin 2012.
The SIP Forum is driving industry-wide adoption of the SIPconnect 1.1 Technical Specification through a new SIP trunking interoperability testing initiative named as SIPconnect-IT 2012.
Sagemcom included several new core features and enhancements in XMediusFAX release 7.0.
Why IP Fax is Still Relevant
In an era that is dominated by instant messaging, e-mail, SMS and other instant forms of communication, some people might ask whether fax communication is still relevant. In fact, a large number of business transactions are conducted via fax, usually IP fax, especially when dealing with purchase orders and other transactional documents. Many companies in the healthcare field also rely on fax transmissions due to legal restrictions, and IP fax solutions lead the way in this space.
GL Communications has announced the availability of its product MAPS SIGTRAN ISDN Protocol Emulator - Scripted SIGTRAN ISDN over IP Emulation.
ABC News recently selected Alteva to provide the new portable HD telecommunications solutions at the just concluded Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL. and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC., scheduled to be held September 3-6.
Often, technology spaces are crowded with dozens of different vendors offering similar products and little chance for customers to figure out key differentiators. But business - like our personal lives - is all about relationships and recently, IP fax specialist Sagemcom solidified a key business relationship that confirms it as a key player in the space. The company has secured a position as an International Avaya Users Group 3-Star Partner.
Communications technology is constantly evolving, and, like the evolution of mail from the Pony Express to overnight delivery to e-mail, other methods of communications have changed over time as well. Take fax, for example. It has come a long way from the clunky fax machines many of us remember from the 1980s. Nowadays, there are a host of cutting edge options such as cloud and IP fax solutions that can save companies a lot of money.
Recently, global satellite and radio technology developer Thrane & Thrane has announced to supply market-leading SAILOR FleetBroadband terminals to Thome Ship Management, under a new frame agreement facilitated by AND Group plc.
While IP has flooded the marketplace, many enterprises have failed to integrate it fully into their day-to-day operations. IP fax simply allows those old analog fax machines to process both sent and received faxes via a VoIP network. Sagemcom's OpenLine PR Service is a product that gives usability to their fax machine.
Sagemcom has been a leader in the IP fax space since its inception in 2002. With products such as the XMediusFAX boardless T.38 IP fax server, it provides cutting-edge solutions for businesses across the world. Now, the Montreal-based company, a Microsoft Gold Certified provider, adds a gold star to its repertoire.
Digital Communications Services (DCS) has selected and installed a REDCOM High Density Exchange (HDX) softswitch at Grandview Mutual Telephone Company in Paris, Illinois, replacing a legacy Mitel GX5000 Class 5 switch.
The relatively low cost structure of Internet Protocol (IP), as well as a number of other services, is being launched upon the IP platform so that both individual and enterprise users can enjoy benefits of these services at reduced costs without compromising its quality aspect.
Sagemcom XMediusFAX IP fax solution has been compliance-tested by Avaya for compatibility with Avaya IP Office 8.0.
Sierra Wireless, a provider of mobile computing and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications products, has bought Sagemcom M2M Business for $54.8 million, along with the assumed liabilities that ensure all of Sagemcom's M2M Business assets belong to Sierra Wireless. Sierra Wireless is said to have completed the acquisition process, and since August 1, 2012, the M2M solutions of Sagemcom has joined Sierra Wireless.
MMRGlobal, Inc., a provider of Personal Health Records (PHRs) and electronic document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals, has said that The RHL Group, Inc. will increase the credit line of MyMedicalRecords, Inc., wholly-owned operating subsidiary of MMRGlobal, by $1.5 million to a total of $4.5 million.
USTelecom, the premier broadband trade association representing service providers and suppliers for the telecom industry, has joined hands with The SIP School to offer training in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) to its members.
Business communications solutions provider, Star2Star Communications, announced the availability of a new cloud-based fax service. Dubbed StarFax Personal, the new cloud fax service offers reliable and high-quality desktop faxing to any Star2Star system.
Let's face it; any piece of technology is only good if it completes the task for which it is designed. In the case of a fax solution, it needs to be able to transmit the entirety of a document to the receiving device, whether across the PSTN or as IP fax solution.
Vocal Technologies Launches TR-069 Application Protocol to Enable Lawful Interception of Fax Transmissions over IP Networks
Telecom and networking solutions provider Vocal Technologies has released an enhanced TR-069 VoIP stack with integrated fax image extraction. According to the developer, the enhanced VoIP stack may be used for Lawful Interception (LI) of fax transmissions over PSTN or IP networks. The company said that it can used where flexibility and dynamic reconfiguration of remote LI assets is required to intercept targeted facsimile communications.
The introduction of VoIP technology and cloud-based environments has put pressure on other devices to evolve with the times. Advancements in fax technology were the next logical progression. Fax services are still an integral part of many organizations because of their ability to securely transmit confidential information. For that reason, they are widely used in the healthcare, financial, and legal industries, among others.
Gone are the days when the term "fax" was associated with a separate piece of hardware that probably stood next to the coffee machine in your office workroom. In today's modern age, IP fax is an infrastructure play, sitting at the intersection of unified communications (UC), enterprise content management (ECM), and enterprise resource management (ERP). Nowadays, fax servers are more complex and are in the guts of IT rather than at the edge.
Warning: This story is about facsimile solutions. Agreed, this topic ain't sexy. Fax is relatively flat in terms of the number of faxes sent, and the number of fax machines is clearly declining, being replaced by multifunctional peripheral devices. Nonetheless, fax servers and services represent a multibillion dollar opportunity. And fax remains an important method of document sharing.
The speed of business is faster than ever, so any feature that makes finding the information you need fast and easy is welcome. In the case of faxes, gone are the days where you are forced to scour through dozens of pages of a document to find the text you seek. Now, with Sagemcom's XMediusFAX Release 7, incoming faxes can be automatically converted to searchable PDFs to make the finding and selecting of text within the documents fast and easy.
The world of telecommunications is dynamic and constantly changing. Platforms, products and software are continuously updated and new methods of delivering voice, video and data are being implemented all the time. As the technology evolves, it is important for software providers to evolve alongside these innovations, adapting and changing to various changes.
While instant messaging, video and voice communications continue to play an important role in corporate communications, new innovations still haven't replaced the necessity of the fax machine. In fact, fax continues to be an increasingly critical business application. What used to function as a standalone analog machine, however, has evolved into an IP fax solution that resides on the network.
What Fax Means in Today's IP World
The fax machine was first envisioned by Alexander Bain in the 1840s. That's right the 1840s. For many, the golden era of the fax machine was in the 1980s, when the number of machines in use in the world increased more than tenfold. But in today's world of mobile phones, voice over IP and unified communications, where does the term "fax" even fit in?
Technology has afforded many businesses some pretty nifty features that make communication a heck of a lot easier. From VoIP to virtualization to IP fax, it's a rather seamless process to get in touch with someone one way or the other. But with different technologies offering different features, a desk can get rather cluttered with various and sundry equipment. That is why it's time to ditch the phones and fax machines and go the way of unified communications, or UC.
The configurable time zone feature of Release 7 of XMediusFAX enables clients whose system users are not all in the same time zone as the server to configure time coordinates that reflect their specific geographic location in relation to the server. Clients can configure or retrieve a time zone per user for the rasterization of cover sheets, fax headers and email notifications for each individual.
For companies that have implemented IP communications for voice, fax, messaging and conferencing, there are many benefits, ranging from cost savings to ease of use. But in addition to these benefits, there can also be potential problems, especially considering the high volume of data traffic that crosses the IP network each and every second.
In the hectic business world with its ever more frantic pace, workers are constantly looking for ways to make common tasks easier and simpler. Therefore, when a company is looking to upgrade an already successful offering, one common area of improvement is frequently simplified operations. This was a philosophy adopted by Sagemcom as the company readied the latest release of its XMediusFAX IP fax solution: simplifying operations and optimizing for the Web.
When Sagemcom decided to update its XMediusFAX offering, the company knew that it would have an opportunity to include a wide variety of new features. While Release 7 of XMediusFAX is designed with new SIP trunking features, those are not the only new innovations included in the updated version. The latest release has an anchor feature - barcode routing - that is designed to make the capturing and routing of inbound faxes faster and easier.
GL Communications, a company that specializes in test monitoring and analysis equipment for TDM, wireless, IP and VoIP networks, has enhanced its PacketScan software. The improvements to the Ethernet/IP/VoIP traffic analyzer will enable it to extract images from IP faxes, along with other innovative enhancements.
Some companies, when they achieve a successful niche in a market, are content to sit on their laurels. Others, though, seek to continue developing new features, to push their products to new heights, and to invest time, money and resources to research and develop new methods of achieving efficiency and innovation. When it comes to the IP fax space, one company that has managed to carve out a unique position in the market is Sagemcom, and it has not rested on its laurels, as it plans to release a new version of its popular XMediusFAX server.
Biscom, Inc., a provider of enterprise fax servers, hosted cloud fax services, and secure file transfer solutions, has been awarded patent for file size reduction of scanned color documents with black and white areas.
Changes in leadership always lead to interesting times. Whenever a new leader is appointed or elected, at a government level or in a corporation or organization, it means a time of readjustment. New leaders bring change and new ideas, which can be very exciting, and they can focus on new initiatives or really drive home existing plans.
There are many conferences and events that one can attend if one is interested in learning more about the technology and communications space. If one is particularly interested in various forms of IP communications technologies, such as VoIP or IP fax, then one such upcoming event is SIPNOC US 2012.
In the alphabet soup of telecommunications, it's hard to keep track of all of the acronyms. So if you don't know that RTP stands for Real-time Transport Protocol, or that RTCP stands for RTP Control Protocol, then you probably don't need the new RTP ToolBox from GL Communications. On the other hand, if you regularly deal with this packet format for delivering audio, video over IP networks, and need a testing solution for IP fax, IP phones and more, then this product may be for you.
Affinegy, a proven global supplier of service enablement and network management software solutions for the home, has acquired Sagemcom's TR-069 ACS Solutions business.
Quadrant Software has launched its first annual Customer Trade-Up Program, saying that it provides a path for any current Quadrant FastFax customer to migrate from its existing hardware/software combination to its new QuadraDocV, virtual fax over IP (FoIP) solution.
In the world of modern communications, some businesses could get overwhelmed by the sheer number of devices needed to keep in contact with customers and partners. From smartphones to softphones, from fax machines to tablets, the amount of communications tools in the arsenal of a typical business is massive. So, when a company releases a solution that can convert a typical PC into a multifaceted communications device, business owners should take notice.
While some people who are not as in tune with communications and technology might scoff at the announcement of a new fax solution, thinking that fax machines are remnants of the 1980s, Quadrant Software, a company that has been in the space for almost two decades, begs to differ. In fact, the company is about to release a new product, dubbed QuadraDocV, which is touted to be the industry's only virtual Fax over IP product native to IBM i AS400.
Patton Electronics has said that together with Patton-Inalp Networks, it is now taking orders for the eight-to-24-call SmartNode 4670 BRI/FXS/FXO VoIP Integrated Access Device (IAD) with built-in IP fax capability and G.SHDSL broadband access.
As a response to the economy and the increasingly virtual workforce, many enterprises are turning toward Unified Communications (UC) to save money and consolidate resources. In fact, 60 percent of organizations now have some sort of Unified Communications in place, according to Nemertes research.
Do you want to say goodbye to those cumbersome fax machines and never have to worry about printing or running out of ink? Well, Socket, a Missouri-based telephone and Internet provider, has good news for its customers with the release of a new IP fax to e-mail service.
The Benefits and Challenges of IP Fax
When you think of cutting-edge technologies, let's face it...fax isn't the first thing that comes to mind. You may think of mobile apps, speech-enabled personal assistants, motion-sensing gaming equipment and others...but not fax.
Recent technology advancements and the push to all-IP have many believing that fax technology has gone the way of the bag phone. In reality, however, faxing is still an important tool in the workforce. What has changed is the way in which we use fax - it is incorporated into the network and delivered as IP fax. The migration toward cloud-based technology has also added a new dynamic to IP fax.
Following the news that Barry University recently started running Sagemcom's XMedius Fax over IP on Microsoft Windows, Sagemcom and Alcatel-Lucent have teamed up to launch a co-branded communication server for mid-sized enterprises.
Justin Moses, director of Server and Messaging Systems Information Technology at Barry University, located in Miami Shores, Florida, said that the company recently started running Sagemcom's XMediusFAX Fax over IP on Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
TMCnet recently had the chance to speak to Karol Waldron, business development manager of Sagemcom, at ITEXPO West 2011 that took place from September 13-15, in Austin, Texas.
Many organizations still rely heavily on fax communications as part of their daily business processes. Too often, amid newly deployed VoIP and unified communications infrastructures, organizations overlook implementing fax as part of their converged IP strategy.
With IP fax, organizations of all sizes can use e-mail-based desktop faxing and fax outsourcing.
DSP Group, a global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home, and Sagemcom announced that Sagemcom's D46W handset powered by DSP Group chipset has received CAT-iq 2.0 certification from the DECT Forum.
IP fax company Sagemcom has been quite busy lately, tackling the social media space with its new Facebook page, and, of course, augmenting its expansive IP fax portfolio. Now, the leader in communication terminals and digital set-top boxes has joined with France Telecom group company Viaccess to bring to the European market an innovative, 3D satellite recorder with Blu-ray player.
IP fax provider Sagemcom was recently on the floor at Cisco Live 2011 in Las Vegas, where company executives had the opportunity to sit down and talk to John Voss, Solution Product Manager for the Cisco UCS Express and Application eXtension Platform.
InterFAX, a provider of IP Fax services, recently announced the integration of its Internet fax platform with Google Docs.
USDA Deploys Desktop IP Fax
EasyLink Services International, a global provider of cloud-based messaging services and e-commerce solutions, announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected EasyLink's Fax2Mail desktop fax messaging services.
IP Fax provider Sagemcom is set to make an exciting announcement at the Cisco Live show in Las Vegas this week. The company's XMediusFAX Fax over IP (FoIP) software version 6.5.5 has successfully completed interoperability testing with the Cisco Unified Computing System Express (Cisco 2900 Series Routers). This testing was completed within the Integrated Services Router technology category.
Companies everywhere are beginning to recognize the value of leveraging social networking and social media to drive recognition for their brand and attract customers. Power players like HP and Best Buy have Facebook pages, Twitter accounts and social communities to leverage this key approach to market dominance.
CHT Global Launches Affordable Mobile Fax-To-Email Solution for the Chinese and Taiwanese SMBs
In an effort to offer a more convenient and cost-effective fax solution to fit today's business environments, the global telecommunication solutions provider, Chunghwa Telecom Global, Inc. (CHT Global) officially released Net2Mail web-based fax solution: the Digital Fax Engine.
Most organizations today are tasked with protecting and tracking sensitive data, both by regulatory compliance mandates and internal corporate policies. But it's not uncommon for a company to focus a lot of effort on security in one area - company e-mail, for example - while entirely failing to sufficiently securing another area. IP Fax is one of those areas many companies fall down on when it comes to security.
Facsimile (Fax) communication is still considered as one of the fastest and most reliable modes of communication by many organizations in all verticals. With cloud computing technology catching the trend, etherFAX - a company offering fax services in the cloud - has unveiled its Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Software Development Kit (SDK) that will allow enterprise organizations to cloud-enable their fax applications in a cost-effective manner.
The demand for fax communications continues to thrive in a number of different markets, including manufacturing, construction and healthcare, to name just a few. The challenge for companies operating in this space is the increased move to an all-IP environment, as analog faxing technology is creating communication bottlenecks and limiting productivity.
Unlike in traditional telephony, where bundles of physical wires were once delivered from the service provider to a business, SIP trunking allows a company to replace these traditional fixed PSTN lines with PSTN connectivity via a SIP trunking service provider on the Internet. SIP trunks can offer significant cost-savings for enterprises, eliminating the need for local PSTN gateways.
The migration to all-IP communications environments is only picking up steam - including the adoption of Unified Communications and IP fax solutions. As businesses make the move, they will quickly find that, without an effective document management solution in place, they will quickly become overwhelmed with the time and effort it can take to sort through electronic documents.
Slowly but surely, the world's communications are moving onto IP networks, including the once-forgotten fax machine. Without exception, IP fax vendors are seeing surging interest in their products, for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the biggest reason is existing analog fax equipment continues to break down, and businesses are taking advantage and moving to IP fax.
IP fax provider Sagemcom has launched two new Ricoh Connectors to enable organizations to connect their Ricoh Multifunction Printers (MFPs) to the Sagemcom XMediusFAX Favor over IP (FoIP) server technology or OpenLine PR Server fax and document management solution. This launch is expected to enable companies to leverage best-in-class fax-oriented functions directly from the Ricoh MFP user interface. The Sagemcom connectors are designed to embellish the standard capabilities of the Ricoh MFPs to extend feature-rich IP fax and document management capabilities throughout the organization.
Sagemcom, a world leader in broadband terminals, convergence and energy solutions, recently took a trip to Orlando, Fla., to announce that its XMediusFAX Fax over IP (FoIP) software (releases 6.5 and up) had successfully completed interoperability testing with Cisco Unified Communication Manager (CUCM) 8.5 and Cisco's Unity Connection 8.5 voice messaging and UM solution. The announcement was made at the Enterprise Connect show, held Feb. 28 to March 3.
Often - all too often, in fact - as businesses migrate from legacy to IP-based communications solutions, the fax is left behind. Until, that is, they realize what some claim to be an antiquated medium is actually a key part of today's communications infrastructures, enabling the delivery of contracts, bills, official notification letters and legal documentation. However, planning ahead, smart businesses can alleviate any gaps in their ability to function normally by including IP fax capabilities when deploying new IP-based communications infrastructures.
Sagemcom, a major player in advanced IP fax server solutions, introduced new versions of its global XMediusFAX Fax over IP (FoIP) software suite (version 6.5.5) and OpenLine PR Server (version 10.5.5, Americas edition) fax and document management solution.
Anyone who has been following IT trends for awhile is probably familiar with the refrain, Fax is dead. Long live fax! The fact that people still use fax, given all the communications technology innovations developed in the past 20 or so years, might seem surprising. Yet, it's true.
Sagemcom, a global leader in boardless SIP/IP fax, continues to work closely with AudioCodes, Ltd., a manufacturer of advance Voice over IP (VoIP) and converged VoIP and data networking products and applications to service providers and enterprises.
Best Practices for IP Fax Design
Fax technology has not gone the way of the bag phone and is in fact still an important communication tool within the business sector. The challenge, however, has been in ensuring fax communications integrate seamlessly in an all-IP world.
Believe it or not, the fax market is booming. That same technology that demanded you feed the paper along the rollers and dialed a phone number so the person on the other end would receive a "picture" of the document is still very much a part of the office environment today. The only difference is that many companies are moving away from the standalone, analog fax to a networked solution that integrates into their all-IP environment.
While you may have never imagined you would hear these words combined with fax technology; if you take a closer look you will understand the approach. Sagemcom truly brings value to the enterprise network with its fax over IP solutions.
Sagemcom takes a completely different approach with its IP fax offerings, demonstrating to the enterprise how its solutions do so much more for your enterprise at a fraction of the cost and complexity - which really can have you considering the technology: sexy cool.
Unified Communications (UC) as a communications platform is gaining in adoption as organizations throughout the global marketplace are realizing the financial and operational benefits of integrating multiple communications technologies on a single, IP-based platform, including IP fax.
As IP networks and VoIP adoption expands and traditional PSTN phone services change, businesses with paper-intensive processes are increasingly looking to Fax over IP (FoIP) as part of their solution.
Sagemcom's OpenLine PR Server has been enhanced to offer a full range of new features, including Microsoft application-certified integration with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Unified Messaging (UM), Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2.
Advanced IP fax server solutions provider, Sagemcom has entered a reseller agreement with IKON Office Solutions Inc., a Ricoh company and provider of innovative document management solutions and services
The role of the fax machine is just as important today as it was 10 years ago. The main difference between the enterprise then and the enterprise now is the likelihood to be operating on an all-IP platform.
The one product or service the market is most in need of is reliable IP fax service and the only way Unified Communications will go mainstream is when everyone is connected on the cloud.
Fax continues to play a strategic and mission-critical role in the evolving communication landscape in which customers are migrating from traditional faxing to IP network implementations that build on the concept of unified communications.
During Sagemcom's recent exhibit at Cisco Live 2010, the IP fax company interviewed CCIE engineers and fax experts and Cisco Press authors David Hanes and Gonzalo Salgueiro of the "Fax, Modem,and Text for IP Telephony" book.
Integration between Microsoft Exchange 2010 and XMediusFAX ensures users can benefit from such features as outbound faxing, fax archiving, process automation and advanced inbound routing.
Today, fax technology is integrated into the all-IP network to allow users to send and receive faxes from their desktop, archive faxed documents in an online document management system and reduce overall time involved in the activities necessary to communicate through fax.
The Cisco Developer Network has gained a new member in Sagemcom as a solution developer within the Integrated Services Router (ISR) and Unified Communications (UC) technology categories.
Faxing capabilities within the enterprise are an important communication channel, whether it is communication within the organization or to customers and partners outside of the organization.
Given Cisco's positioning in the global market, Sagemcom's relationship with this leading provider helps to promote the implementation of advanced IP fax server solutions, such as the XMediusFAX, within the framework of Cisco's Developer Network.
The Green Benefits IP Fax
Sagem-Interstar takes paper-based faxing to digital platforms in order to significantly reduce overall paper usage and generate environmental benefits.
The ideal solution to integrate fax technology in an all-IP environment is to incorporate fax over IP into the network design.
In the process of moving to this UC environment, the IP fax capability is often overlooked, or is an after-thought in the process.
When implementing a FoIP solution, the project should go through four stages, including initiation, planning, execution and monitor/control.
While Fax over Internet Protocol (FoIP) can deliver significant benefits, not all decision makers understand the integration or when to pull the trigger on implementation.
At Interop 2010, TMCnet had the opportunity to speak with a number of key industry players including Sagem Interstar.
Advanced fax solutions for IP networks provider Sagem-Interstar has announced that its XMediusFAX software only T.38 FoIP server solutions are now compliant with key IP telephony solutions from Avaya.
To help these decision makers get past any handicap associated with FoIP technology, Sagemcom is offering a Webinar series, "Demystifying Fax over IP" in conjunction with Cisco.
IP fax provider Sagemcom has recently released a white paper studying the issue of fax being carried by a SIP trunking service.
As the 14-year-old, Canada-based IP fax server company gears up for an official rebranding, Sagem-Interstar recently unveiled its latest fax over IP solutions aimed at small to mid-size organizations and branch office deployments.
In a sign of the persistent importance of faxed documents in the work place and the rapidly developing IP technologies that support their transmission, Sagem-Interstar, a global provider of advanced IP fax server solutions, today launched XMediusFAX AXP Release 6.5 Fax over IP software.
Indeed, according to a recent survivability guide white paper from XMediusFAX, this is where the fundamental business value of fax is clear - "its well-established wide ranging benefits including low costs, format insensitivity, ubiquity and global standardization as well as transport velocity, security, and general robustness."
During a podcast interview that's available here, Sagem-Interstar's Sabrina Stratford addressed the issue of how a company knows it's ready to move to document management. No matter what the vertical, Stratford said, they typically see their customers "advance through the same three stages."
Recently, TMC had a chance to sit down and talk with Sabrina Stratford, Strategic Partner Manager at IP fax vendor Sagem-Interstar. Stratford addressed the topics of which segment of the enterprise Open Line fits into, and the value of Open Line vis-à-vis other similar appliances available on the market.
As the technology surrounding telecommunications continues to advance and enterprises throughout the world move toward an all IP environment, the placement of the fax and supporting technology seem to be an after-thought. In some environments, it is believed to be obsolete; in reality, it is very much a needed and demanded communication channel that companies must make a priority in order to support streamlined communications. At this year's ITEXPO East 2010 in Miami, whose counterpart ITEXPO West will take part in October in Los Angeles, key providers within the IP fax space sat down together to discuss the reality that fax is still a key point of communication.
A number of companies are recognizing that document management solutions must include fax capabilities in order to maximize their value for the organization. While organizations throughout the world have implemented a pure IP networking solution, many still need the ability to fax, either within the current infrastructure or with clients. The idea of faxing over a Voice over Internet Protocol connection opens up a world of connectivity possibilities for a wide variety of industries. Sagem-Interstar is one company leading the pack on solutions that are designed to meet the growing needs within these and other industries and deliver IP fax and document management solutions companies of today need for tomorrow.
Recently, TMCnet spoke with Sagem-Interstar's Sabrina Stratford, strategic partner manager, to discuss customers' need for traditional fax interfaces and documentation and business process. It's a more widespread issue than you might realize.
Recently, TMCnet's Kelly McGuire sat down at the ITEXPO East 2010 in Miami to speak with Sagem-Interstar's Communications' Strategic Partner Manager Sabrina Stratford about the hardware side of the IP fax products her company sells. "There are so many small businesses who are analog right now, but they know they're going to have to go to VoIP systems," Stratford said during the video interview.
Searching for a new IP fax solution isn't the easiest of chores. With so many options, companies are often unsure which service to choose. Sagem-Intestar, an IP fax server seller, recently introduced two new fax solutions to the marketplace - its XMediusFAX 6.5 software suite and the Open Line IP fax server hardware application. But how do companies know what service is right for them?
While attending the ITEXPO East in Miami from Jan. 20-22, as a TMC Web Editor, I had the lucky job of sitting down with leading executives from top companies in the telecom industry to discuss various trends in their business, as well as how the show was going for them, and what to expect in the upcoming year.
While attending the ITEXPO East in Miami from Jan. 20-22, as a TMC Web Editor, I had the lucky job of sitting down with leading executives from top companies in the telecom industry to discuss various trends in their business, as well as how the show was going for them, and what to expect in the upcoming year.
Sagemcom, the provider of IP fax server solutions, announced it is demonstrating its XMediusFAX Release 6.5 Fax over IP software this week. The company is showcasing the software in booth E14 at Cisco Live 2010 Barcelona, which runs through Jan. 28. There, Sagemcom officials will show how the software can enhance enterprise unified communications in high availability and disaster recovery scenarios.
IP fax server seller Sagem-Interstar will be spotlighted at an upcoming session at TMC's ITEXPO East 2010. And you'll get not one, not two, but four enterprise fax experts, sharing their views on how FoIP addresses both business and technology issues in a UC system, and addressing such topics as whether it involves SIP, virtualization or T.38.
When it comes to deploying IP fax services, many users aren't too concerned with the intricacies of the technology. Most companies want to ensure the service works, and that it works well. Officials with Sagem-Interstar, a provider of IP fax server solutions, said there are a number of technical aspects vendors follow to offer flawless IP fax service. But to achieve a Unified Messaging or UM integration from Microsoft Corp., vendors have a higher threshold to meet, Matthew Miller, product manager for Sagem-Interstar, explained in a TMCnet podcast.
With constant technological advancements happening in the communications technology industry, it's no wonder that more and more businesses are paying closer attention to high-definition voice features in IP communications products and services. While the possibilities may be exciting, it takes time to develop the right specifications to meet companies needs, according to a Montreal, Canada-based provider of advanced fax server solutions for IP networks.
As the popularity of IP fax grows and new advancements with the technology hit the marketplace, traditional fax servers, including TDM/analog-based, are fading fast. And companies like IP fax solutions providers Sagem-Interstar are taking advantage of the rising interest, offering users new services to Despite the recession, the company reported "substantial" growth over the last year, John Nikolopoulos, director, marketing and product management, Sagem-Interstar, told, TMCnet in an interview, printed in full below.
Companies interested IP fax sometimes get lost in the terminology and jargon that supports the technology. While many just simply want to send and receive their faxes, the industry has a lot more to offer users. Matthew Miller, product manager for Sagem-Interstar, recently talked about the differences between a standard Microsoft Exchange 2010 integration and Microsoft Exchange 2010 UM integration.
Businesses today are liable to meet a number of compliancy and confidentiality regulations. And in an age when businesses are dealing daily with sensitive data, the security of their communications, including IP fax is a big concern. That was one of the hot topics in a recent webcast hosted by Sagem-Interstar, an IP fax solutions provider. Matthew Miller, product manager at Sagem-Interstar, spoke about the different elements companies should consider when building security around their fax infrastructure.
As companies rely more and more on IP fax solutions to fuel business at the enterprises level, it’s important that the selected technology be adequately supported in the event of a system failure. With businesses continuing to adopt IP fax solutions, the action is bringing more attention to the notion of survivability. Sagem-Interstar, an IP fax solutions provider, spoke about the topic in a recent webcast, called “Advanced FoIP Networking Considerations.”
IP Fax Feature: Sagem-Interstar, MTM Technologies Webcast Highlights Benefits, Ease of FoIP
With the rising popularity of technology, more companies are looking to deploy TDM-to-IP migration technologies, such as IP fax services. But some organizations are holding back over concerns that the process to implement the service may be too overwhelming. Yet the way businesses approaching Fax over IP, or FoiP, solutions doesn't have to be all that challenging. That's the main topic IP fax solutions provider Sagem-Interstar plans to address with MTM Technologies as part of an upcoming Webinar called "Fax over IP needn't be difficult."
In an effort to address customers' needs in the ever evolving Unified Communications 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.
Perhaps one of the most important things companies have discovered to help propel unified communications is the notion of partnerships. Big-name companies like Microsoft have long learned how these business relationships can be mutually beneficial. For example, Microsoft when discovered it had a gap in its Unified Messaging 2007 offering, it turned to its partners. The company created specific specs so partners could build various capabilities, including IP fax, to tie in with its solution.
Sagem-Interstar, a company that provides advanced IP fax server solutions, announced that it has enhanced its FoIP server solution, XMediusFAX, to now allow unified messaging capabilities on Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. With the solution, businesses can improve responsiveness, become more productive, and reduce fax costs, company officials said. In addition, businesses can receive their return on investment in three to six months, the company said.
Sagem-Interstar, a provider of advanced IP fax server solutions, announced today it signed a reseller agreement with MTM Technologies, a provider of innovative IT solutions and services. Under the agreement, MTM will offer Sagem-Interstar XMediusFAX IP fax solutions to its customers that want to boost efficiencies in unified communications, enterprise resource planning and enterprise content management. Sagem-Interstar and MTM both specialize in UC and IP telephony solutions that unify voice, video, e-mail, voicemail and business processes and applications, company officials said.
As communications technology continues to evolve, fax communications remains one of the top enterprise business tools today. And as more organizations switch to IP networks, companies need to address issues associated with IP fax, such as scalability concerns. Sagem-Interstar, an IP fax solutions provider, addressed the topic in a recent webcast, entitled "Advanced FoIP networking considerations" The webcast was the final event in a three-part series on "Demystifying Fax over IP, presented jointly with Cisco's David Hanes, who is also co-author of the Cisco Press bible on "Fax, Modem and Text for IP Telephony."
IP fax systems have become a hot-topic issue of late, particularly as more businesses migrate to the technology. The popularity of IP fax, in part, is driving more attention to the issue of survivability. That's one of the top discussion points as part of next week's final segment of a three-part hosted by IP Fax solutions provider Sagem-Interstar and Cisco, the world's largest maker of computer networking gear. During the event, industry officials will address advanced FoIP networking considerations, such as survivability.
What's one of the most important business tools today? E-mail may be the first thing that comes to mind. But as more companies migrate to Voice over Internet Protocol architecture, IP fax is continuing to drive important business at the enterprise level, an executive for an IP fax solutions provider, said. "Fax is very relevant today," John Nikolopoulos, director of marketing, Sagem-Interstar, told TMCnet's Erik Linask during a video interview filmed at TMC's ITEXPO West, an event whose annual counterpart ITEXPO East 2010 will take place Jan. 20-22 in Miami. "Fax has always been the trouble child with regards to the emerging UC space, but with accelerated TDM IP migration, fax is back at the forefront."
When it comes to technology, not many people thought fax would be one that would stick around must past the 21 century with the advent of e-mail and other forms of communications. But the technology is here, and its use is steadily growing, according to industry experts. "Fax has remained relevant because it has kept up with the times," John Nikolopoulos, director of marketing, Sagem-Interstar, told TMCnet's Erin Harrison during a video interview filmed at TMC's ITEXPO West, an event whose annual counterpart ITEXPO East 2010 will take place Jan. 20-22 in Miami.
IP Fax solutions provider Sagem-Interstar and Cisco, the world's largest maker of computer networking gear, will host the second part of its three-part webcast series this week. The series, called "Demystifying Fax over IP (FoIP) Network," gives listeners a technical overview of FoIP fundamentals, applications and advanced networking considerations.
Understanding FoIP Survivability
TMC's ITEXPO West conference session titled "Tailoring Fax over IP Survivability," to be held at 10:30 a.m. (PT), Thursday, Sept. 3, will highlight the need for IT/network administrators, architects and business leaders to better understand the tradeoffs associated with different FoIP systems.
Sagem-Interstar to Present Session on 'Tailoring Fax over IP Survivability' During ITEXPO West 2009
In today's competitive and dynamic global business world, communication speed is critical to success. Organizations must cost-efficiently process contracts, invoices, purchase orders, and other legally binding, mission-critical documents.
Sagem-Interstar's John Nikolopoulos to Present 'Tailoring Fax over IP Survivability' at ITEXPO West 2009
Sagem-Interstar's director, marketing and product management, John Nikolopoulos will be presenting a session entitled "Tailoring Fax over IP Survivability," from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., PT, Thursday, Sept. 3, during TMC's Internet Telephony Conference & Expo West 2009, Sept. 1-3, in Los Angeles.
Labatt Food Service Sees Rapid ROI, Reduced TCO, After Deploying Sagem-Interstar IP Fax Solution
Food distributor Labatt Food Service is one of the latest companies to discover the benefits of migrating to IP fax.
IP Fax solutions provider Sagem-Interstar and network gear maker Cisco will be presenting a three-part series of webcasts, "Demystifying Fax over IP (FoIP)," starting next week. The series will provide a technical overview of FoIP fundamentals, applications and advanced networking considerations.
What is the importance of session initiation protocol, or SIP, in IP fax systems?
IP fax solutions provider Sagem-Interstar has announced that it is now a participating member of the SIP Forum FoIP Working Task Group, which is currently working on fine-tuning the T.38 FoIP specification so that true "out-of the box" interoperability among IP fax solutions can be achieved.
Sagem-Interstar's IP Fax Solutions Now Certified Interoperable with Global Crossing's SIP Trunk Services
IP fax solutions provider Sagem-Interstar recently announced that its XMediusFAX fax server software is now certified interoperable with Global Crossing's SIP Trunk services.
Aventa Credit Union Boosts Productivity, Cuts Costs with Sagem-Interstar's AXP-XMediusFAX FoIP Solution
Aventa Credit Union, a chartered financial institution based in Colorado, is the latest company to benefit from the productivity-enhancing and cost-cutting features of Sagem-Interstar's AXP-XMediusFAX Fax over IP (FoIP) solution.
IP fax solutions provider Sagem-Interstar will be participating in the 2009 Cisco Virtual Partner Summit, a global event for Cisco partners to interact, collaborate and learn. The online event, which kicks off in Boston tomorrow, June 2, and runs through June 30, will host an array of live streaming video keynote sessions, executive chats and webcasts.
Sagem-Interstar Demos Newly-Certified IP Fax Solutions in the Cisco Partner Pavilion during Interop Spring
IP fax solutions provider Sagem-Interstar successfully demonstrated its Cisco AXP XMediusFAX T.38 Fax over IP (FoIP) fax server solutions for VoIP networks this past week during Interop Spring Las Vegas 2009.
Telecom CTI, a value added reseller (VAR) of telecommunications solutions to the SMB market, is now offering its hosted IP fax service using Sagem-Interstar's XMediusFAX Enterprise edition fax server software, utilizing T.38 FoIP technology.
Is your company still using traditional fax? Do you ever look at all the reams of paper sitting in your recycle cans or trash bins and wonder if there's a less wasteful solution?
Sagem-Interstar's IP Fax Solutions Now Certified Compatible with Avaya Communication Manager 5.1
Sagem-Interstar is a Gold member of the Avaya DevConnect program and thus it works with Avaya developers to ensure seamless interoperability between the companies' products. In so doing it extends the value of its IP fax solutions.
Two of Sagem-Interstar's customers will be talking about how the company's IP fax solutions have helped them cut costs and boost employee productivity during the virtual Cisco IT Innovations Forum, to be held this Thursday, May 7, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET at www.ciscoitinnovationsforum.com.
When GENEX Services started seeing limitations in the capacity of its RightFax system -- specifically, channels locking up, causing faxes to be dropped -- it immediately went out and investigated alternate systems, including Sagem-Interstar's XMediusFAX Fax over IP (FoIP) solution.
IP Fax solutions provider Sagem-Interstar will be participating in the upcoming Cisco IT Innovations Forum, a live, online event to be held May 7.
IP fax solutions provider Sagem-Interstar (www.sagem-interstar.com) will be demonstrating XMediusFAX Release 6.0, which it claims is the IP fax industry's first system to offer "survivability," during VoiceCon Orlando, to be held March 30 through April 1, 2009.
Bob Wood, Formerly with Captaris, Now Vice President of Sales, Americas, for Sagem-Interstar
IP Fax systems provider Sagem-Interstar has appointed Bob Wood, formerly with Captaris Inc., as its vice president of sales, America.
IP Fax solutions provider Sagem-Interstar, a division of Sagem Communications, has introduced OpenLine and OpenScribe, two new complimentary "plug and play" server appliances for secure routing, cost-effective faxing, document management and archiving.
Paris-based Sagem Communications, a company involved in communication systems and consumer electronics, today announced it has signed a new deal with Gigaset Communications GmbH, a multinational corporation based in Munich, Germany formerly known as Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices.
Sagem-Interstar, a global innovator in advanced fax solutions for IP networks, will be hosting a joint Webinar with Cisco on Wednesday, February 18th, at 10:00 a.m. EST.
Sagem-Interstar Teams with Ingenium Software to Optimize Branch Offices with Cisco AXP-XMediusFAX FoIP Solution
Ingenium Software teams up with IP fax leader Sagem-Interstar to leverage the latest Cisco IP networking architectures, including the recently announced Cisco Application eXtension Platform (AXP), a "green" IT solution which optimizes branch office infrastructures.
Sagem-Interstar, the global innovator in advanced fax solutions for IP networks, is enabling Fax over IP (FoIP) enthusiasts to keep up to date on the company's latest news and upcoming events via Twitter.
Major networking equipment and management supplier, Cisco Systems has announced it will be holding a free virtual workshop to teach application developers, network and IT solutions architects about its new application development and hosting platform, the Application Extension Platform (AXP).
Sagem-Interstar, a global innovator in advanced fax solutions for IP networks and creator of XMediusFAX Fax over IP (FoIP) server software, announced that it has successfully increased customer deployments through its recent R&D investments in the open-architecture Cisco Application Extension Platform (AXP).
Sagem-Interstar Expands to Social Networks, YouTube; Prepares for Cisco Networkers Barcelona
Proof that fax and Unified Communications (UC) continue to play a crucial role in the business operations for many organizations, Sagem-Interstar, the global innovator in advanced fax solutions for IP networks, recently released a YouTube video, entitled, "Can UC what's missing?"
Sagem-Interstar, the global leader in advanced fax server solutions for IP networks, and creator of XMediusFAX, the highly secure and reliable IP fax server solution, recently debuted its first corporate video on YouTube titled: "Can UC what's missing?"
After ending a successful year despite the economic downturn, Sagem-Interstar, a pioneer and global leader in T.38 "software only" or "boardless" Fax over IP (FoIP) solutions, continues to promote green solutions through its newly launched "Green Corner" section on the company's Web site.
Global innovator in advanced fax solutions for IP networks, Sagem-Interstar is ending an exciting year, gaining increasing recognition for its XMediusFAX FoIP (Fax over IP) solution, as innovative, productivity-enhancing Unified Communications (UC) gain momentum.
Sagem-Interstar, the global innovator in advanced fax solutions for IP networks, will be showcasing its Cisco AXP–XMediusFAX Fax over IP (FoIP) solution this week at the premier event, Networkers at Cisco Live in Johannesburg, South Africa, booth # W22.
Cisco Tech Days Zone in on Application Integration in the Branch with Sagem-Interstar and NICE as Partner Proof Points
In the uncertain economic times of today, businesses more than ever require the right technology to enable them to compete, expand their customer base and adapt under changing conditions.
Sagem-Interstar's XMediusFAX FoIP solution, the industry's first IP fax server to run inside a Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR), will be featured next week in a Cisco Second Life TechChat on November 20, at Noon Pacific.
The Cardiovascular Group, a busy northern Virginia cardiology practice, has selected Sagem-Interstar's XMediusFAX Fax over IP (FoIP) solution on the Cisco Application Extension Platform (AXP) to streamline communication between its 250 employees and eleven clinical offices.
Sagem-Interstar, the global innovator in advanced fax solutions for IP networks, today announced the launch of an enhanced 4-tier channel partner program to provide enhanced training, certification programs and support, as well as increased marketing and business development assistance to the systems integrator community.
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,
By adding an IP-based fax solution to their capabilities, businesses can extend the benefits of VoIP and UC to their fax requirements as well — cost reduction, increased productivity, quicker communication, increased ROI, and, of course, environmental awareness.
Despite predictions that fax communications are well on their way to becoming extinct, fax continues to play an important role in the daily operations for many organizations, especially in the legal, financial and government sectors.
Yet, experts say, though organizations such as those involved in the financial, government and legal sectors rely heavily on faxes, some of their VoIP and UC infrastructures overlook implementing fax as part of their converged IP strategy.
British Columbia's Pacific Newspaper Group (PNG), a division of Canwest Media Publications, recently selected Sagem-Interstar's XMediusFAX Fax over IP (FoIP) technology to streamline and digitize its faxing operations of 54 Canon fax machines connected to a Nortel PBX.
Advanced fax services provider, Sagem-Interstar, has announced the release of its new "green" white paper, "Fax over IP (FoIP) Driven Green Solutions Make Business Sense."
The Lippis Report, an online business and IT resource, recently featured Sagem-Interstar and its XMediusFAX Fax over IP (FoIP) solution in two podcasts.
Organizations today rely heavily on fax communications as part of their day-to-day processes. Because of this, they require an integrated approach to address faxing as part of a complete Unified Communications (UC) strategy.
For organizations moving towards an Avaya IP Telephony deployment, an important element often overlooked in unified messaging is Fax over IP (FoIP).
As the global innovator in boardless SIP/IP fax, Sagem-Interstar will be hosting an exhibit at the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) conference in Grapevine, Texas August 25 – 28, Booth # 827.
SAGEM/Cisco Joint Webinar: How Financial Services Benefit From the Cisco AXP-XMediusFAX FoIP Solution
Fax communications continue to play an essential role in the business world. With more and more organizations relying on faxing as part of their day-to-day processes, they require an integrated approach to address faxing as part of a complete unified communications strategy.
Today I had the opportunity to sit in on a partner conference Sagem-Interstar put on in Montreal to help its partners and customers. The conference was attended by a number of resellers/integrators from around the world but the ones I met were primarily based in the US.
(Norwalk, CT – 8/1/08) Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) today announced that the SIP/IP Fax Channel, sponsored by Sagem-Interstarhas been launched as the newest addition to the TMCnet channel program.
In today's environmentally conscious society, companies feel more compelled than ever to provide products and services in an environmentally friendly way.
Innovative, productivity-enhancing Unified Communications (UC) solutions are being deployed by enterprises worldwide, improving how they do business by enhancing access to information and people anywhere, anytime and advancing the speed of overall communications.
They may call it "survival of the fittest", but in today's global business world, "survival of the techy-est" hits closer to home. More and more companies are relying on unified communications (UC) to change the way individuals, groups and organizations communicate and work together. Based on open platforms, unified communications link numerous communication technologies over an IP network, helping companies maintain a high level of productivity and efficiency in order to ensure their survival and success.