Staying connected on-the-go is one of the key drivers for the mobility trend among consumers and professionals today. For professionals especially, it has strengthened such things as mobile Unified Communications (News - Alert) (UC) as well as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. With today’s advancements in VoIP as well as increased access to Wi-Fi connections, options continue to expand, including access to fax over IP.
Recently, Virtual Strategy covered the best ways to stay connected using VoIP in observance of National Aviation Week. The only contradiction in this aviation piece is the advice that air travelers should not use VoIP on planes so as to avoid annoying other passengers. If you’re seated next to a crying baby, why not give it a try?
Nevertheless, in covering the four best VoIP methods, such things as business calls to mobile devices, free VoIP access when using Wi-Fi, fax VoIP and video conferencing were mentioned. Unlike the last option, which is likely to annoy anyone within earshot, the ability to send and receive faxes without direct access to a physical fax machine is a significant – and quiet – advancement.
Fax VoIP providers like FaxSIPit offer fax-to-e-mail features that allow users to send faxes directly to selected e-mail accounts. Documents on a tablet or smartphone are easily sent to a recipient’s fax machine and faxed paper documents are digitized for receipt in the traveler’s e-mail inbox. Fax VoIP takes a modernized spin on an old but necessary technology to make it simpler, easier and more efficient than ever before.
This technology ensures the traveling professional always has access to important documents and information, regardless of the hardware available at his or her hotel, offsite office or other working location. As fax transmissions are still an important communication channel for a number of organizations and industries, fax VoIP fills an important gap for professionals to stay connected while on-the-go.
TMC (News - Alert) also recently examined the importance of this technology as well as the developments that led to its recent advancements. Take, for instance, the development of Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS). This VoIP fax technology is considered the equivalent of TDM faxing, yet only requires one-fifth of the bandwidth necessary in the T.38.
According to Randy Simmons, FaxSIPit VP of Sales, the blending of fax and VoIP was an obvious combination, but only when the technology was tried, true, tested and proven effective. The obvious choice, then, should be HTTPS instead of T.38, as the latter was never intended for use on the open Internet, he points out.
Plus, as Simmons highlights in a TMC guest post, the use of fax VoIP is not susceptible to carrier to carrier hops, packet loss, delay or jitter. In other words – the fax you need to send or receive while traveling will arrive without issue and in complete detail. Given this kind of reliability and quality assurance, why haven’t you made the switch to fax VoIP yet?
To find out more about FaxSIPit, visit the company at ITEXPO Miami 2013, happening now in Miami, Florida. Visit FaxSIPit in booth #625. For more information on ITEXPO (News - Alert) Miami 2013, click here.
Edited by Allison Boccamazzo