Brooktrout Develops Industry’s First Software Expandable LAN Fax

1/15/2004 - Brooktrout Technology, Inc., the worldwide market leader of intelligent fax boards, announced its Technology Expansion Capability (TEC), which enables customers to increase board features and functionality simply by downloading and installing a new software license key. The first products to be TEC-enabled by Brooktrout are the fractional T1/E1 configurations of its TR1034TM series intelligent fax boards. Now customers can increase channel densities on their existing TR1034 fax board without the need to purchase additional hardware.

Using TEC, customers can quickly and easily increase capacity to 8, 16 or 24 channels of T1 fax or 10, 16, 20 or 30 channels of E1 fax without replacing their existing intelligent fax board or even opening up their fax server. This gives customers the ability to increase the number of fax channels in their fax server without using additional uPCI slots in their server chassis, and the flexibility to buy the density they need now and grow as their requirements dictate. Since capacity is increased with a software license key rather than exchanging a piece of hardware, system downtime and support costs are reduced and administration is simplified.

“This new capability from Brooktrout benefits our customers by making it easier for them to add fax channels and increase the density of their fax server without having to make any hardware changes. All our RightFax customers need to do is load the new software license key onto their existing board to increase their fax capacity as their needs change,” said Jurgen Stephan, Vice President of Global Marketing, Captaris. (

“Brooktrout has historically been the first to market with fax technology advancements, as is evident with the TEC,” said Ed Harnish, Director of Marketing / Business Development for Biscom. ( “Brooktrout’s TEC is the first of its kind in the fax industry, making it easier than ever for new and existing fax customers to increase their fax channels.”

Brooktrout Technology offers the broadest range of intelligent fax board choices for low to high density fax capabilities for a variety of computer-based fax applications, such as network fax, fax broadcast, unified messaging, and business process automation. The TR1034 line of intelligent fax boards offers customers a complete V.34 fax platform with the performance and reliability that made Brooktrout a world leader in intelligent fax. The TR1034 is a single slot fax card that supports the V.34 standard, delivering fast 33.6Kbps fax transmission speeds.

To learn more about Brooktrout’s Technology Expansion Capability and the TEC-Enabled TR1034 visit booth number #221 at Lotusphere 2004, January 25-29 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. For more information please visit:

About Brooktrout Technology
Brooktrout Technology is a leading supplier of media processing, network interface, call control and signal processing products that enable the development of applications, systems and services for both the New NetworkTM (packet-based) and the traditional telephone (TDM) network. Our strategy is to partner with our customers and collaborate closely with them to help accelerate their delivery of new applications and services, increase their existing business, and expand into new markets. For more information, visit Brooktrout Technology is a subsidiary of Brooktrout, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKT).

Brooktrout, Brooktrout Technology, New Network, and TR1034 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Brooktrout, Inc.

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