VOIP fax specialist FaxBack announces a beta of a fax ATA device, an alliance with voice over IP services company Epygi and a partner program offering to add Microsoft Fax capabilities into VOIP telecom offerings for free.
Voice over IP fax server solutions specialist FaxBack announced a beta
program for a new fax analog telephone adapter device, an alliance with Epygi
Technologies and a new partner program at this year's ITEXPO event in Los
Angeles, which ran earlier in September.
According to FaxBack, the Fax ATA device embeds the software and all of the
intelligence required to reliably connect fax machines to VOIP networks over the
open Internet, including low-quality, latent or unsecured
networks. FaxBack's HTTPS-based approach reliably connects fax machines
over VOIP networks, including wireless networks or satellite connections.
Previously unsupported features, like fax archiving and e-mail notifications,
are now possible for businesses using fax machines.
In addition to carriers, FaxBack is also partnering with VOIP vendors to
embed this new fax protocol into their ATAs. The beta initially includes
AudioCodes' MP-202 platform supporting the new HTTPS fax protocol, and it will include
several other vendors' ATAs and hardware platforms. The beta program began Sept.
During the convention FaxBack also announced an alliance with Epygi, an IP
PBX telephone systems provider for small to medium-size businesses (SMBs), to incorporate
FaxBack's Microsoft Fax Plug-in into the Epygi Quadro family of business
communication systems. Epygi's Quadro IP PBXes, Quadro Gateways and Quadro
Conference Servers are specifically designed to provide the IP-based
communications capabilities that SMBs and small offices/home offices (SOHO)
look for at affordable rates.
In addition to the Microsoft Fax Plug-in, FaxBack and Epygi have also
certified the interoperability of FaxBack's NET
SatisFAXtion VOIP Fax Server, which brings FaxBack's full suite of premises-based,
enterprise VOIP-fax capabilities to the Quadro product family.
Quentin Dible, vice president of operations for FaxBack, said the response
they're seeing across the SMB marketplace to the Microsoft Fax VOIP Plug-in is
tremendous. "It turns one of the last hurdles for adopting a new VOIP phone
system-reliable VOIP fax-into a simple convenience that improves productivity
and saves money," he said. "Epygi is one of the clear leaders in the
SMB VOIP space, and we're thrilled to work with them to share our VOIP-fax
capabilities with their user base."
The third announcement concerned a partner program targeted at media gateway
providers, IP PBX providers, and VOIP service providers and carriers. FaxBack
has also introduced a migration path to its winning NET
SatisFAXtion VOIP Fax Server offering. "We're giving away our Microsoft Fax VOIP
Plug-in to partners targeting the SMB space that are interested in adding a
free and convenient fax solution into their offerings," FaxBack Director of Marketing
Brian Keep said. "This program also serves to introduce FaxBack, and our NET
SatisFAXtion VOIP Fax Server, to other partners that target the larger