Don’t think VoIP has ruined fax just yet. In fact, it’s done quite the opposite; that is, when handled properly. There seems to be a lot of confusion revolving around the use of fax. Some claim it’s an outdated form of communication, while others say they still heavily rely on fax transmission when carrying out their day-to-day business.
In a recent study, 72 percent of businesses admitted to still using traditional fax-based technology for a variety of important reasons, while almost half (49 percent) admit they have read a paper fax that was not supposed to be sent to them.
In order to clear up the fax-related fog, it’s time to rise above it, by moving to the cloud. When so many businesses are reliant on such a critical, undying technology, it seems only appropriate to move to the next level of fax sophistication: Fax VoIP, or faxing over the open Internet.
Tammy Wolf reported earlier this year on the slow but steady adoption of cloud-based fax, saying, “One application that is often overlooked but has succumbed to the cloud movement is fax, as many companies are starting to realize the benefits in converting to a cloud fax model for their VoIP fax connections.”
“When VOIP providers hear fax and cloud in a statement, they usually cringe, as they are all aware of the issues with today’s standard fax protocols,” explained FaxSIPit VP of Sales Randy Simmons. “When companies decide to do away with their PBX (News - Alert), faxing no longer works unless a parallel, non-integrated system is established with dedicated phone lines for fax machines, which is inefficient, expensive, and overall inconvenient.”
What the fax industry was missing was a way to connect physical fax machines to the open Internet for reliable delivery – note the operative word being “was.” FaxSIPit and Audiocodes directly address this issue by offering a solution that combines AudioCodes’ (News - Alert) esteemed Fax ATA with FaxSIPit’s renowned HTTPS firmware upgrade and service to build a bridge between the fax machine and cloud server.
By eliminating the need for dedicated, non-integrated fax machine lines, Fax VoIP allows companies to finally go all-IP without losing the benefits of fax, Simmons elaborates. “It also allows fax to be truly consolidated through a single account, as well as provides security without packet loss by implementing the HTTPS protocol.”
Additionally, Fax VoIP means faxing not only over the open Internet, but also through Wi-Fi, Satellite and cellular networks – all with the same reliability.
To learn more about FaxSIPit’s offerings, visit www.faxsipit.com.
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