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You don't need to setup 1 modem per user. You just need enough lines to handle the concurrent traffic. So if you only have at max 3 fax operations going on at a time, you only need 3 fax modems and a 4-port multi-modem card will handle that traffic. We setup a solution supporting about 300 users. The server is RedHat Linux running Hylafax with a Perle 4 ...


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Hylafax. Works flawlessly. Simple instructions, complex abilities. Works great with USB modems. Free. Active development. Of course I recommend it. :)


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Hylafax is worth looking at - it's a client/server solution so you do need to set it up on a server, but then you can use it with windows clients. It's a very robust, full featured open source faxing and fax handling/routing system - so it may be overkill, but it should give you more ability to expand later at a lower cost than outside services. -Adam


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I have had great results with a commercial product called GFI FaxMaker, using an old 56K fax/modem plugged into a spare server, installed GFI FaxMaker on that server, and configured the fax driver as a network print queue. FaxMaker has the ability to split a single print job into multiple faxes based on text keywords - e.g. every time it sees the line Fax: ...


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To be honest, I don't know of a good solution. I'm in the US, I've always seen a small pile of junk faxes next to any machine that allows inbound. Thoughts: Do you have a business need for inbound faxing? If not, turn it off. Related to the above - can you turn it off overnight? Don't know if this will do much to cut down the volume. Can you have the ...


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GFI Faxmaker has worked well for my company, pretty hands off after the initial setup. They offer a free trial on their website.


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You could look at Esker VSIfax running on Windows or Linux. I've used it in plenty production scenarios and it's incredibly robust. Usually, I'd back it with multiple external Multitech modems, Digi RAS cards or go the T1 route with a Brooktrout board. There's also an option to offload your physical fax lines and Fax-over-IP to Esker's data centers...


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The Asterisk open-source telephony server could do it, with some plugins. Or Hylafax, which appears to be quite popular too. I've no experience with either solution, but both are open-source, free and well-known. You'll still need a modem to actually send and receive the faxes. Other options are web services that provide fax2email and email2fax. Hundreds ...


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For a Fax Server you could use HylaFax, with a web interface like AvantFax, you could also use un the client side JHylaFAX that is an open source and platform independent client for HylaFAX.


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Although the project never got past the planning stages, we spent a lot of time looking at something similar about 5 years ago, and decided that DialLogic was the brand we were going to go for. We needed 12 RJ11 interfaces. They're very expensive brand new, but occasionally you can find second hand ones floating around for a fraction of their retail price, ...


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You're looking for HylaFAX. It uses a getty-alike to receive faxes and email them appropriately, and either a CLI tool or a virtual printer to send them.


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I can't recommend 101fax highly enough. They offer fax via email, broadcasting capabilities, and several fixed-cost/pay-per-use packages depending on your needs.


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One of the issues you are going to run into is I don't think that there are any T1 modem cards for MacOS. Dialogic is the company for these types of cards, and they don't seem to have Mac OS listed as supported. However a quick google search found macclub selling a Dialogic board. Now, as far as a solutions go. If you can get a T1 board that works for ...


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Faxing is, unfortunately, slow - between 14.4kilobits/second and 33.6kilobits/second is the standard for faxing these days. And of course a complex page is going to require more data to be sent than a simple page, hence why you are seeing the difference between plain text and images. I don't think you are going to see much improvement over that.


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Alternatively don't transmit them yourself - outsource. We have a provider that we send specially formatted emails to, containing outbound faxes, and their systems transmit faxes on our behalf. It gracefully handles attachments, be they Word docs, PDFs, Powerpoint slides, whatever. Very "sales department friendly". Unfortunately I can't remember the name ...


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Kind of a convoluted question, so here's the straightforward answer: Yes - it is the dedicated hardware responsible for the increase in transmission success. Most Fax Server solutions are much-of-a-muchness. They push the data to the device, which in turn does the actual transmission work. The problem with modems is that most - some more than others - ...


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It actually depends a lot on the Brooktrout SDK that the software vendor is using with the fax board. Brooktrout, now Dialogic, routinely resolves fax and operating system incompatibilities by updating the SDK (which includes firmware and drivers). A good fax vendor should provide these updates to you.


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This should point you in the right direction: http://www.asteriskguru.com/tutorials/fritz_box.html (this was the first hit off google for "Fritz!Box asterisk")


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According to the MS support forum, the modem driver must support CallerID for it to work.(and of course, you must have CallerID service on your phone line) I tried 3 different modems (US robotics, and 2 others) that support callerID. They all needed an Init string in the Modem driver to enable it (AT+VCID=1). They all worked via commands entered into ...


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This is what I done to have Windows 2008 Server Fax Server to work with my Caller ID on a USR Courier V Everything modem. With Hyper Terminal or Putty, enter the following commands: ATS0=2 (Set auto answer to 2 rings) AT#CID=2 (Enable Caller ID with unformatted output) AT&W (Save the settings) With Microsoft Fax Service Manager, set the Automatic ...


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We use Hylafax + Avantfax on a CentOS 5.3 virtual machine. Incoming faxes are handled by our dedicated asterisk server using IAXModems. Each external fax no. has an IAXModem registered as IAX peer on the asterisk. The fax-server and the asterisk "talk" to each other using interceptty, which works surprisingly well. The idea was to keep the CPU-intensive ...


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There's always eFax. http://www.efax.com/products/internet-fax


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A T1 card should be 24 lines. http://www.onetouchgt.com/faxcards.html


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Fax and Asterisk/HylaFax was never a good solution when my consulting company tried to implement it at a few places. We eventually gave up and went to plain old fashion fax machines.


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Since I am the author of the howto mentioned above I can verify that it does actually work. (It doesn't need AvantFax however) Brian, you are correct for the most part, however there are a few issues to note. Initially t38modem 1.0 cannot register on a remote SIP server, thus it cannot be used on any SIP Peer that requires authentication. (You need to use ...


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I would recommend Brooktrout Fax boards from Dialogic, but it doesn't appear that they support Apple products. It might be worth a call to them however. Specifially you want to look at a TR1034 Fax Board as this will allow you to bring your T-1 right into the server without having to split it. Be warned that these boards are pricey. I got the 8 channel ...


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You should be able to handle this with a 4 or 8-port Digi or Multitech modem card and something like Esker VSIfax or Hylafax.


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Also look into Esker VSIfax. It's commercial, but is a fully featured automated fax suite. It runs on Windows and Unix variants, with the ability to submit jobs to virtual fax servers.


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What networking mode are the Windows VMs running in? Bridged, Private, Shared? Check that it's in Bridged Mode, and that you can ping and/or RDP to the XP VM. That would be my first step.


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Install HylaFAX and invoke the sendfax command-line options through PHP's exec or system calls.



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