Faximum Software Announces SWIIFT: "Suite
of Web and Internet/Intranet Fax Tools"
West Vancouver, BC - June 20, 1996 - Faximum
Software Inc. today announced early availability of SWIIFT "Suite
of Web and Internet/Intranet Fax Tools", a software suite that
can fax-enable most UNIX-based web or email servers on the Internet.
SWIIFT, when added to a web or email server, allows users of
that service to send and receive faxes simply by using their existing
web browser or email utility. This avoids the cost and complexity
of installing and learning to use special fax software on the
"SWIIFT makes it easy for Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
to differentiate their offerings by providing fax value-added
services." said Carolanne Reynolds, Vice President. "This not
only will increase their competitive edge but their revenue opportunities
George Pajari, President and Director of Engineering said, "With
SWIIFT, users of company Intranets can now send and receive faxes
as easily as clicking on a web page and filling out a form. Furthermore,
SWIIFT is not limited just to messages the user can type in from
his browser. By using HTML extensions supported by Netscape
and others, SWIIFT allows the user to select any compatible file
on his machine to be attached to his fax."
All of the major features of more traditional fax software are
supported by SWIIFT including personal telephone books, default
parameters stored on a per-user basis (including signatures),
broadcast lists, and arbitrary file attachments.
In addition to enabling users to send and receive faxes using
their existing Internet tools, SWIIFT can be used to provide additional
web-related services. For example, using the "web fax-on-demand"
feature of SWIIFT, web content creators can make it easy for visitors
to request documents be faxed to them (rather than spending the
time to download and print them individually).
Furthermore, ISPs can use SWIIFT to tap exciting new web business
opportunities such as pizza order forms that send the orders by
fax to the pizzeria.
Examples of the pizza order form as well as the other components
of SWIIFT can be found on the Web at http://www.faximum.com/swiift.
The major components of the suite are:
- A Web/Fax Gateway
- for sending faxes using only your existing web browser
- A Fax/Web Gateway
- for viewing and managing your received faxes using a
web browser (also enables ISPs to offer customers such additional
services as never-busy fax numbers)
- An Email/Fax Notification Tool
- for receiving notification by fax of new incoming email
(for people who do not receive enough email to justify dialling
up their mail server a couple of times a day)
- An Email/Fax Gateway
- for faxing using an existing email program (by sending
email to the fax server for delivery by fax; for example,
send email to: "John Doe/ACME Company/1 604 926 8182
- A Fax/Email Gateway
- for delivery of incoming faxes by email thus enabling
users to manage, view, and print faxes using the same inbox
and email program as currently used for email
- 6. Viewers
- for upgrading web browsers and email programs to handle
fax images (and to support the printing of faxes)
SWIIFT adheres to all applicable Internet standards and recommendations
including RFCs 822,
SWIIFT is currently available in beta for Sun Solaris systems
and the final version is expected to ship within 90 days. Ports
to other UNIX systems including HP-UX, Linux, SunOS, SCO OpenServer,
and others are underway.
The SWIIFT software, along with a single-line fax server, will
carry a suggested list price of $2,499.
Customers who already have a copy of the Faximum Client/Server
software may add the SWIIFT software for a special price of $999.
SWIIFT is compatible with most web servers that support standard
CGI scripts including web servers by Netscape, NCSA, and others.
SWIIFT is compatible with the native email systems of the supported
UNIX hosts. SWIIFT uses the security mechanism of the web server,
email server, and network it runs under. This can be as relaxed
or as restricted as the systems administrator wishes (and the
server software and network support).
Faximum Software is the leader in UNIX fax technology. Faximum
Software, started in 1990, has been the reviewer's choice of several
major UNIX publications and has been selected by both Hewlett-Packard
and Sun Microsystems to provide fax technology under OEM licence.
Faximum Software Inc. is located at 1497 Marine Drive, Suite
300, West Vancouver, BC, Canada, V7T 1A6.
Phone: (604) 925-3600, Fax: (604) 926-8182, Email: info@Faximum.com
Faximum Software's products are available direct from Faximum
or through distributors in over a dozen countries.