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[box] [title]Fax Over IP (FoIP)[/title]

As organizations continue to build out and expand their IP infrastructure, VoIP is moving into wider adoption with fax over IP (FoIP) and ramping up quickly. Both technologies bring traditional telephony applications into data network environments, allowing organizations to transport phone or fax calls over them. This consolidation of data and communications resources provides an opportunity to leverage a single, common broadband resource and employ the Internet and company Intranets for cost-effective voice, fax and data transmissions.

According to over 500 fax server users and potential users, the following benefits are the most significant when implementing or considering a FoIP solution:

  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) savings due to network consolidation
  • Ability to push a consistent fax solution throughout the entire network including remote locations
  • Improved IT management
  • Device/application integration
[/box] [title size=”mid”]Who will benefit first from adopting FoIP?[/title] [youtube id=”A8TdPXdLsHk” title=”Using RightFax and Fax over IP”] That depends. Organizations that are planning to transition to an all IP environment, appear to be the most likely to see a return on the investment of consolidating voice, fax and data communication.

If you are seriously looking to expand your communication infrastructure to readily adopt IP support, look for choices that include hardware-based PSTN; hardware-based FoIP and software-based FoIP (T.38) options.