Faximum and HP Sign Agreement to Co-Develop Next-Generation
Santa Cruz (CA), August 18th, 1992 - Faximum
Software Inc. announced today at the SCO Forum'92 show that it
has entered into an agreement with Hewlett-Packard Company for
joint development of a true client/server FAX software product
for UNIX workstations.
This product will make it easy for people on a UNIX network to
send or receive faxes directly from their screen and will employ
intelligent dialling and least-cost routing to cut long-distance
Under the agreement, Faximum is contributing its fax software
expertise and existing server technology while HP is contributing
its expertise on human-factors engineering and client/server technology.
The two companies will work together on the product which each
will be free to market independently.
The product will utilise TCP/IP networks to connect clients running
an X-based Motif user interface to a fax server supporting one
or more external fax modems. The client/server protocol has been
developed by Faximum and is network and host independent. This
will allow fax clients and servers to run on different architectures
and versions of UNIX and still work together. The product will
support PCL and PostScript emulations as well as fax viewing under
X. Special patented technology will be used to route incoming
faxes to the appropriate client workstation automatically. Further
details on the product's features and capabilities will be made
available soon with the product announcement.
Faximum intends to port this product to a number of UNIX workstation
systems including SCO's Open Desktop and will be making specific
product announcements in due course.
"We at Faximum are proud to have been chosen by HP to develop
this new fax product,'' said George Pajari, President of Faximum
Software. ``Magazine reviews have consistently rated our fax product
as the best and it was a special honour to have a company such
as HP select our technology.''
``Faximum's existing fax products have capabilities not found
in any other product, features which led HP to choose Faximum
in the first place and this was the foundation. The final design
was developed cooperatively and includes exciting new ideas from
the HP and Faximum teams. The resulting product will define the
next generation of UNIX fax software,'' said Carolanne Reynolds,
Vice President of Faximum Software.
Faximum Software is a leader in the development of UNIX fax software.
Its products for Intel-based UNIX include Faximum PLUS and Faximum
ELS and started shipping at the end of 1990.
Hewlett-Packard Company is an international manufacturer of measurement
and computation products and systems recognized for excellence
in quality and support. The company's products and services are
used in industry, business, engineering, science, medicine, and
education in approximately 100 countries. HP has 90,000 employees
and had revenue of $14.5 billion in its 1991 fiscal year.