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July 11, 2011

XMediusFAX Now Interposable with Cisco Unified Computing System Express

By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor

IP Fax provider Sagemcom is set to make an exciting announcement at the Cisco (News - Alert) 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. 

The Cisco Developer Network was designed to unite Cisco with third-party developers of software and hardware in order to deliver tested interoperable solutions to joint customers. Sagemcom, an IP fax provider and Registered Developer, offers a complementary product offering and is now collaborating with Cisco to ensure the needs of joint customers are met. 

Customers can leverage XMediusFAX FoIP fax server survivability solutions to more quickly deploy a broad range of Cisco Compatible business applications, services or devices to enhance the performance, capabilities and management of their Cisco network. The interoperability between Sagemcom and Cisco extends the capabilities within customer environments and strengthens reach for both companies.

This partnership with Cisco is important as the Cisco VoIP network infrastructure continues to proliferate throughout the global marketplace. Organizations making the transition to a Cisco VoIP environment often overlook unified messaging in an IP fax solution. As a result, the new VoIP developments often go without optimization, keeping costly POTS lines in place to connect traditional fax machines and multifunction printers. 

At the same time, the rest of the organization is enjoying the benefits of VoIP. By failing to implement an IP fax strategy, these organizations are impeding the ROI payback on VoIP investments, while continuing to incur costs associated with fax board maintenance, long-distance charges, upgrades, toner and paper. 

A failure to implement FoIP or IP fax hinders the productivity, business workflow and even regulatory compliance for organizations in such verticals as healthcare, government and finance. The XMediusFAX offers a viable solution to this problem. 

The XMediusFAX is positioned as the most field-hardened T.38 IP fax software solution. This offering leverages IP telephony and Unified Communications (News - Alert) systems to enable companies to enhance collaboration, productivity and ROI through seamless integration with fax on the desktop. Sagemcom has been actively involved with Cisco interoperability since the introduction of the XMediusFAX and continues to focus on the development of software solutions for the Cisco environment. 

The UCS Express offered by Cisco is designed to deliver value to the multi-site organization with a centralized headquarters or IT infrastructure that demand hosting applications locally in branch offices to deliver expected performance, survivability and compliance. Organizations with multiple branches can lower total cost of ownership and increase business agility, all while leveraging the existing branch-office infrastructure. 

In working together, Sagemcom and Cisco are extending the value of the VoIP environment by enabling the IP fax. This clear interoperability ensures customers enjoy a seamless experience with optimized functionality.

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Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for To read more of Susan’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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