Fax Virtualization and FoIP

The benefits of computer virtualization has brought about the ability to consolidate multiple applications from physical machines onto a single traditional server.  What many organizations are finding out, is that you can virtualize your fax environment in order to reduce costs, centralize networks, consolidate servers and provide higher availability and reliability.  

Real-time FoIP is based on the standard T.38, which describes the technical features necessary to transfer facsimile documents over the internet or other network using IP protocols.  T.38 is the preferred FoIP protocol as it aligns with faxes over PSTN.  The IP fax transmission is handled like a traditional fax call and an end-to-end communication is established.

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 Virtualization and FoIP Learning Center


Below are some of the business benefits our fax customers are realizing when they virtualize their fax server and boards and use FoIP:

Leverage VoIP Investment

  • Utilize existing VoIP equipment and management to deploy fax
  • Reduce maintenance costs by consolidating voice, fax and data on a single network

Cost Savings

  • Lower energy costs using software-enabled FoIP in virtual environments; fewer physical servers and fax boards
  • Leverage existing VM infrastructure or support enterprise server virtualization initiatives with 100% software solutions
  • Eliminate fax machines and associate expenses such as phone lines, paper, long distance, etc.
  • Total Cost of Ownership savings due to network consolidation
  • Lower labor costs by automating labor-intensive business processes

Efficiency and Flexibility

  • Bolster efficiencies associated with managed consolidated network equipment that supports VoIP and FoIP
  • Easily scale fax server with additional channels, capacity and integrations to fit your organization’s needs

Interoperability and Virtualization

  • Push consistent fax solution throughout the entire enterprise including in remote locations
  • Strengthen investments made on IP equipment that interoperate with the fax server
  • Minimize downtimes
  • Increases interoperability, centralization and optimizes hardware resources