Faximum Messaging Server
- FMS enables users to address email to fax
- FMS allows users to combine email addresses
and fax numbers in the same message or email group
- FMS enables users to receive their faxes
in the same inbox as their email.
- FMS eliminates the need to manually route,
distribute, and file paper faxes.
- FMS makes it easy to pick up your faxes
while at home or on the road travelling.
- FMS keeps confidential faxes confidential
by eliminating the manual handling of faxes.
- FMS uses SCO Merge to handle Microsoft WORD
and other attachments (on SCO OS5 and UW7)
With the Faximum Messaging Server you can integrate your fax
communications with your existing email server. The FMS software
will enable your users to send and receive faxes just as they
would email. Outbound faxes are merely emailed to an address like
firstname.lastname@example.org. Inbound faxes arrive as MIME messages
with TIFF attachments (viewable and printable on almost any computer).
This enables anyone to receive and print their faxes anywhere
in the world where they can access their email.
FMS is a product, not a fax service. You own the software, you
own the server, you save the money! And with email/fax services
charging $12 a month per user, it is easy to see how the Faximum
Messaging Server at $1,295 for 50 users can pay for itself in
a couple of months.
FMS will take incoming faxes, convert them into MIME email messages
with a TIFF-F attachment, and forward them to the appropriate
user who will see his incoming faxes in the same inbox as his
incoming email messages. Most operating systems (including MS
Windows 95, 98, and NT as well as SCO) include a fax viewer that
can handle FMS fax messages.
The routing of incoming faxes can be automated using Direct-Inward-Dialling
on analog phone lines or Called-Number-Identification on ISDN
digital lines. With DID, you arrange with your phone company to
have multiple phone numbers associated with your incoming FMS
fax line. When a fax is sent to one of the phone numbers, it comes
in on your FMS fax line along with a signal that tells FMS which
user (or users) ought to receive the fax. No delays. No wasted
staff time routing or delivering faxes. And no loss of privacy.
Smaller offices that may not need the flexibility of a DID or
ISDN solution for automated fax routing can use either email or
web routing. With FMS any authorised user can use a web browser
to view the first page of received faxes and quickly select the
user the fax ought to be delivered to. Viewing faxes on a computer
screen and selecting the recipient from a list is much faster
than manually sorting and delivering faxes. So even on systems
without automatic routing, incoming faxes can be handled much
more efficiently than having someone empty the fax machine regularly
or than having staff hover around the fax machine when expecting
an incoming message.
To send a fax you merely send an email addressed to (for example):
Jane_Doe/Acme_Co./email@example.com and FMS (i) creates
a company cover sheet including corporate logo, (ii) converts
your attachments to fax format, and (iii) delivers your message
by fax over the phone line to any Group 3 fax machine.
With FMS you can send faxes as easily as you send email -- and
you can mix email and fax addresses on the same message! Indeed,
you can even define a group in your email program that contains
both email and fax recipients. No longer do you need to keep two
distribution lists and use two programs to get messages to both
email and fax addresses.
Free 30-day evaluation copies of FMS are available. Or if you
prefer, use our FMS server (for a limited time) to send and receive
faxes. Call us today!
The Faximum Messaging Server is priced the same as the Netscape
Messaging Server: $1,295 for a server licence with 50 user-licences.
Additional user-licences are priced as for Netscape. As a special
introductory offer the Faximum Messaging Server is available with
a ten-user licence for only $495.
Free licences for personal and non-commercial use as well as
free time-limited commercial licences (for evaluation purposes
only) are also available.
The Faximum Messaging Server includes a licence for one fax
line for every 25 users (i.e. the base 50-line system includes
a two-line fax server).
faxes can be automatically routed to the correct user
- eliminates the cost and delay of manually
delivering paper faxes
- eliminates the opportunity for others to
read sensitive or confidential faxes
faxes appear in same inbox as email
- eliminates the need to switch between software
packages to handle both faxes and email
- enables faxes to be filed electronically
rather than physically
- increases user efficiency and saves staff
faxes can be picked up remotely
- enables users to receive faxes while out
of the office
- eliminates need to forward faxes for travelling
- enables telecommuters to handle their incoming
faxes at home or at the office
messages can be sent conveniently to both fax and email recipients
at the same time
- eliminates need to install, learn, or use
separate software to send fax messages
- eliminates need for separate email and fax
directories (phone books or aliases)
- increases user efficiency and saves staff
fax traffic is handled by centralised fax server
- reduces need for multiple fax modems, fax
phone lines, and fax software packages on desktop machines
- enables centralised cost control and management
for fax traffic
Operating System and Related Software
- SCO OpenServer 5.x or UnixWare 7
(Requires TCP/IP and sendmail -- therefore will not work on
SCO OpenServer Host Edition.)
- SCO Merge (optional - for handling HTML
and/or Microsoft file formats)
- Red Hat Linux 5.2
- (other ports in progress, please contact
Faximum for details)
- 3.5 - 9 meg for FMS software (depending
on operating system)
- 2 meg for every 100 pages of faxes (approx.)
- any email server (UNIX- or NT-hosted) capable
of forwarding SMTP email (including Microsoft Exchange, Netscape
Messaging Server, MMDF, PMDF, sendmail, and others)
The primary email server does not need to run on the same machine
as FMS nor does the primary email server even need to be hosted
on a UNIX system.
- recommended Class 2 or 2.0 analog or ISDN
fax modem such as MultiTech MT2834ZDX or ZyXEL (contact Faximum
for current list)
- Dialogic/GammaLink analog or digital fax
board (e.g. CPi/100, CPx/SC, etc.)
- any Internet/MIME email client with TIFF-F
viewer (Eudora, Netscape Communicator, Outlook, etc.)
- any HTML 3.2 compliant graphical web browser
Data/Fax Modem Sharing
- data and fax traffic may share the same
modem and phone line when using MT1932-ZDX or MT2834ZDX modems
Message Attachment Types
- ASCII, TIFF-F
- (other documents such as Microsoft Word
etc. can be manually "printed to TIFF" on the desktop
prior to attaching to email or automatically converted on
the FMS server using SCO Merge)
Automatic Fax Routing
- DID (Direct Inward Dialling -- when used
with MultiTech MT2834ZDX modem and DID-DTMF converter device
or appropriate Dialogic/GammaLink fax board)
- ISDN Called Number Identification when
used with ZyXEL 2834I Elite modem or Dialogic/GammaLink ISDN
Fax Standards Compliance