What happens when a vital business necessity starts to slip away from the ever-evolving age of today’s communications? When such things as VoIP and SIP are dominating communication platforms everywhere, some may be quick to think that fax machines simply can’t keep up. Some may even be questioning who still uses fax. Don’t believe all of the negative hype over the Internet, though; unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that fax is continuously being implemented in several crucial industries – from healthcare to government to financial.
“Fax machines remain a business necessity, even though fax machines are not designed with VoIP and SIP trunking in mind,” this get VoIP article explains. “To fill that void, we’ve seen a number of virtual fax services emerge.”
One of these methods surfacing is T.38, a protocol that sends faxes over IP networks in real-time, which seemed like the biggest contender and most favorable option. Despite this, it’s not smooth sailing from this point on. “T.38 fax machines are not without their problems,” says get VoIP. Notably, concerning finances and incompatibility.
“The biggest, quite frankly, was the expense of buying an office’s worth of fax machines, or sticking with one PSTN line for faxes and making calls through VoIP,” it adds.
In other words, users are inconveniently stuck between two rigid options; either spend more money on more fax machines and suffer having an empty wallet, or rely on one public switched telephone network (PSTN), which sets up a dedicated line between two points for making VoIP calls, but also comes with added expenses.
Why put yourself through all of this? When it comes down to it, you want what will be most convenient (and cost-efficient) to maintain business continuity.
In light of this, FaxSIPit, a provider of fax VoIP services, strives to provide the highest quality VoIP fax services to accommodate today’s modernized and integrated form of fax communication. By using a solution consisting of a new kind of advanced technology attachment (ATA) for fax machines, FaxSIPit has broken through this technology barrier by leveraging HTTPS technology to send faxes over IP.
Long gone are the days of using a seemingly reliable and inexpensive T.38 fax machine, as FaxSIPit uses either fax servers of fax trunking to connect faxes to its network of fax services, which then seamlessly sends faxes to the proper address over the open Internet.
“FaxSIPit promises to reduce costs, eliminate the need for PSTN accounts to support fax machines, add value to business solutions, and terminate faxes over any connection type: satellite, cellular and Wi-Fi. FaxSIPit will likely become a big behind-the-scenes player if VoIP providers adopt their hardware and service and offer it to subscribers under their own banner,” raves get VoIP.
Interested more in reading between the lines? Click here to read a full review of the difference and comparisons made between PSTN and VoIP.
FaxSIPit is truly an industry-leader in its revolutionary fax developments and innovative insight into what today’s industry and business owners need to succeed. To explore more on what FaxSIPit can do for you, visit www.faxsipit.com.
To find out more about FaxSIPit, visit the company at ITEXPO. To be held Oct. 2-5 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX, ITEXPO (News - Alert) offers an educational program to help corporate decision makers select the right IP-based voice, video, fax and unified communications solutions to improve their operations. Visit FaxSIPit in Booth #621. For more information on ITEXPO, click here.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey