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Advantage of Fax connecting to IP network

Hi all,

  Can anybody tell me the advantages of connecting fax to a ip network. Also please tell me the fax configuration for cme using a fax line (pstn) connected to a fxo and a fax machine connected to fxs.

Best Regards,

Ullas

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Re: Advantage of Fax connecting to IP network

With IP networks being predominantly growing, Fax over Ip is becoming more and more common. Especially with the robust capabilities that Cisco IOS has to offer, fax over IP is the solution to go for.

The main advantages that strikes out :

1. Cost savings

2. ease of routing the fax calls across the Ip network

3. Ability to connect to fax servers

4. Ability to do send the fax to email server (T.37 On ramp faxing)

You can refer to the following document for a detailed explanation of Fax over IP in general :

http://www.cisco.com/web/services/news/ts_newsletter/tech/chalktalk/archives/200808.html

Also, regards to the configuration for T.37 :

here is a detailed explanation along with configuration example :

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/unity_exp/rel3_1/administration/guide/voicemail/fxgatewy.html

Hope this helps.. !!

Thanks,

Pashmeen Mistry

P.S : Please rate and mark the question answered if it has

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Re: Advantage of Fax connecting to IP network

The advantage is to be able to send and receive faxes over the ip network.

For the case you mentioned, no special configuration is needed.

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Re: Advantage of Fax connecting to IP network

Dear Paolo,

   Thank you for your replay. Is that the only advantage, is it possible to send a soft copy of the fax to a mail box ? If possible please suggest me some configuration samples.

Best Regards,

Ullas.

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Re: Advantage of Fax connecting to IP network

With IP networks being predominantly growing, Fax over Ip is becoming more and more common. Especially with the robust capabilities that Cisco IOS has to offer, fax over IP is the solution to go for.

The main advantages that strikes out :

1. Cost savings

2. ease of routing the fax calls across the Ip network

3. Ability to connect to fax servers

4. Ability to do send the fax to email server (T.37 On ramp faxing)

You can refer to the following document for a detailed explanation of Fax over IP in general :

http://www.cisco.com/web/services/news/ts_newsletter/tech/chalktalk/archives/200808.html

Also, regards to the configuration for T.37 :

here is a detailed explanation along with configuration example :

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/unity_exp/rel3_1/administration/guide/voicemail/fxgatewy.html

Hope this helps.. !!

Thanks,

Pashmeen Mistry

P.S : Please rate and mark the question answered if it has

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Re: Advantage of Fax connecting to IP network

Thank You very much for your help... :-)

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