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Fax Server options with a 6608 blade.

I would like to leverage an available port in my 6608 blade to do fax services.

Is there a fax server software that will work with the 6608 and do fax signaling directly over IP to the 6608 for inbound and outbound service?

Scott

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Re: Fax Server options with a 6608 blade.

Since the 6608 does not do T.38 fax relay(only standard cisco fax relay) it limits you options to using a server that will accept fax pass-through signaling(g711). Most fax servers will do this...another option would be a seperate router doing on and off-ramp faxing.

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Re: Fax Server options with a 6608 blade.

Are there any plans to suppor T.38 on the 6608 in the future?

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Re: Fax Server options with a 6608 blade.

I'm in the same boat. The 6608 won't support standard T.38 fax relay but I did read a post by a Cisco person a few months ago that it was going be added some time in the future. In the mean time what I've done is hooked up an AS5300 with a PRI port to the 6608. The AS5300 does T.38 just fine and CallManager routes calls to fax numbers over to the AS5300. (Any IOS box with a voice T-1/PRI card will work.) The AS5300 then routes the T.38 call to our fax server Xmedius (http://www.xmedius.com) which is an awsome product. It will be twice as awsome when we can use the 6608 directly. It's a round-about way to route fax calls but it works fine.

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Re: Fax Server options with a 6608 blade.

I have just spec'd a network with a 6608 connected to rightfax using a brooktrout t-1 card. The calls will come in on a PRI and be routed to rightfax across the T-1. I was told by a local cisco engineer that they have successfully installed this at a customer site here locally (Maryland). We have not started the project yet, so I cannot speak from personal experience.

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Re: Fax Server options with a 6608 blade.

I actually ended up using this solution very recently. Cat 6503 w/ 8 port T1 blade connected via T1 cross over to a Brooktrout 8 channel TR1034 (supports both T1 and PRI signaling).

CCM does all the routing for me based on the dialed number. Again, works beautifully.

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Re: Fax Server options with a 6608 blade.

Trying to implement same solution. Having problems with communication between Brooktrout and 6608. How does the 6608 handle 8 channels from Brooktrout when it appears it does not support subrate type circuit. Please advise on what is the best way to set this up.

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