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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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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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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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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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I know about faxstat -d, but it's a report for all jobs and i can't fetch that on php side. Sure you can. You have a couple options: system and exec. Use one of those to run the faxstat command in combination with grep, and you should be able to get the data you want. Alternatively, suck in all of faxstat's output into a php variable, and then parse ...


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Sounds like your looking for a free solution but I thought I would throw this out as a potential alternative that does not require any setup, installation or complexity on your end. The trade off... a little bit of money every month: http://grasshopper.com/ It's designed for small business but it does everything Google Voice does and supports faxing and ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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YES! The answer to your question is 100% yes. Elastix supports incoming and outgoing phone calls with Google Voice, you don't need any other service (freepbx is built into elastix but would recommend staying away from it). As for incoming and outgoing fax, yes. I have 5 or six extensions, each with it's own incoming google voice phone number, and outgoing ...


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So, I dropped this approach and will go another way --- AMI, Asterisk Management Interface API. In a couple of words. Having created dialplan like this one: [01-sendfax] exten => _X.,1,NoOp() same => n,SendFax(${faxfile},f) I can originate calls with (using pyst): res = mgr.originate( 'SIP/m2000/1234567', '1234567', ...


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Depending on your volume and users you may find it easier to just outsource it to a service such as myfax,efax, etc. They can do number porting in some situations and offer a lot of features that you may find helpful.


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You might take a look at the Brooktrout line. It looks like it is now owned by www.dialogic.com.


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Yes, really, you can do what you want using "USB over Network" software. But if your modem is serial you can use this tool: http://www.fabulatech.com/network-serial-port-kit.html


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I've never tried to get this working, but here's the fruit of my research: There are hardware and software solutions for USB over ethernet. I'm not quite sure how reliable they are. I've heard reports that they are really sensitive. You can always try it out and let us know how it goes. There is an open source solution available at ...


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You can ignore the "Available disk space for fax database" if your RightFax server is running FP2 SR4 and above. I would highly recommend that you make sure you are on the latest code level for RightFax 9.3, which is 9.3 FP2 SR6. The "Available disk space for fax images" is very important, because this counter can stop your RightFax server from processing ...


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



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