As more and more enterprises consolidate voice, video, and data application on a single network infrastructure, the benefits of Fax over IP (FoIP) are becoming increasingly persuasive. Organizations that have transitioned to Voice over IP (VoIP) are becoming increasingly aware that routing faxes over their IP network results in costs savings and productivity benefits.
myFAX network fax server T.38 Real-time Fax over IP (FoIP) solution allows you to route your faxes over an IP network in real-time leveraging Voice over IP (VoIP) deployment for immediate cost savings and productivity gains.
FoIP (Fax over Internet Protocol) is a method of sending faxes over the Internet or your wide area network. FoIP changes the transmission method of faxing in much the same way that VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) changes the transmission method of a phone call.
In both FoIP and VoIP, data travels most of the distance between sending and receiving devices on a packet-switched network, often avoiding the long-distance phone lines of the telephone network. This reduces the cost of transmission and can be a more efficient setup for a business that already has access to Internet bandwidth or a wide area network.
It is a common misconception that all of the fax transmission from end to end is conducted over IP. Unless you are sending messages within the organisation this will not generally be the case; you will need to switch out through your PSTN gateways to deliver to the destination fax machine
myFAX FoIP Benefits
- Easy to configure and monitor via a secure web based administration interface
- Leveraging the backbone of the Internet for fax communications
- Consolidating voice, data and fax communications under one system
- Cost savings via reduced long distance and international toll charges, analog fax ports and PBX related costs
- Lower PBX maintenance fees, as maintenance costs of PBX station ports are much higher than those of routers.
- Lower operating costs resulting from combining all communi¬cations modes, including fax, into a single network topology
- Enhanced disaster preparedness as VoIP network architecture enables the location of the server to be independent of the user, allowing for consolidation of fax servers down to one or two strategically located data centers
- Least Cost Routing, whereby outgoing fax calls can be routed in the least costly fashion