Brooktrout Rolls Out V.34 Fax Developer Kits for Basic Rate Interface

1/23/2004 - Brooktrout Technology, Inc., the worldwide market leader of intelligent fax boards, announced that developer kits for its new BRI (basic rate interface) configurations of its TR1034TM and TruFax® intelligent fax boards are now available for application developers. Brooktrout’s TR1034 two- and four-channel BRI V.34 versions fulfill the needs of small to medium sized customers who want a high-speed network fax solution. Brooktrout’s TruFax two- and four-channel BRI V.17 versions are geared to small and medium businesses that want a higher bandwidth, high speed, low-cost network fax solution without reverting to analog. Brooktrout also released developer kits for its two-, four- and eight-channel analog versions of its TR1034 for customers who want a high-speed fax solution, but do not require a digital leased subscriber line.

Brooktrout’s intelligent fax boards offer the widest range of fax server software support in the industry, supported by more than 40 major software vendors worldwide. These new board configurations will soon be certified for use by several of Brooktrout’s customers including Biscom, Captaris, FaxCore, Fenestrae, GFI, iFax and Softlinx. This ensures that businesses have maximum flexibility to choose among the various fax and document management applications that support Brooktrout intelligent fax boards, and investment protection for the future knowing that the fax board they buy today can be used with any number of applications down the road.

“Brooktrout enables us to provide our customers, both domestic and international, with the broadest and most reliable offering of V.34 fax solutions available today,” said Jürgen Stephan, Vice President of Global Marketing of Captaris. “Brooktrout’s new board configurations will give our customers even more options to meet their needs, all the way from two channels of analog to 30 channels of digital fax.”

“We’re committed to bringing our customers messaging solutions that will save them money, and help them to improve their customer service,” said Tom Kucmierz, President of GFI USA, Inc. “We know that by partnering with Brooktrout and providing support for their field-proven intelligent fax technology, our customers can be assured that they are getting a quality messaging solution that delivers on this promise.”

“We’re excited that Brooktrout is broadening their range of products to include a low-density BRI solution at an economical price point,” said John Duurkoop, Manager Central Partner Group of Fenestrae. “For businesses of all sizes worldwide, Fenestrae offers enterprise-class software solutions that work with Brooktrout’s intelligent fax boards to help businesses access and manage critical business information from wherever they are.”

Brooktrout offers the broadest range of intelligent fax boards and network interfaces on the market today, including more than 80 different fax board configurations, scalable from 1 to 30 channels, now with BRI, Analog, T1/E1 PRI and DID interfaces, approved for use in 25 countries. For more information on Brooktrout’s BRI intelligent fax boards, visit www.brooktrout.com/bri

TR1034 BRI
With the release of the TR1034 two- and four-channel BRI products, Brooktrout now offers the broadest range of V.34 fax boards on the market today. The TR1034 BRI V.34 provides users the ability to implement V.34 fax with their BRI LAN fax solution, which means they no longer need to subscribe to a digital leased line, thus saving them the expense of paying for a more costly, higher density, digital leased line fax solution.

In addition, the TR1034 BRI provides a migration path for existing TR114TM BRI customers who want to upgrade to V.34 from V.17 fax. The TR1034 BRI boards are Microsoft® Windows® plug and play compatible for easy installation, and are available in the uPCI format to work with both 3.3-volt and 5-volt PC Servers.

TR1034 Analog
The TR1034 V.34 analog board provides small, medium and large companies with the ability to implement a high-speed fax solution with their existing analog lines, saving them the expense of a more costly digital leased line. In addition, with the newly available single-slot eight channel version, customers are able to save slots in their server by installing just one eight channel card instead of two four channel cards. The TR1034 V.34 analog also provides a migration path for existing TR114 V.17 analog customers who want to upgrade to a V.34 solution. The TR1034 analog boards are Microsoft® Windows® plug and play compatible for easy installation, and are available in the uPCI format to work with both 3.3-volt and 5-volt PC Servers.

TruFax BRI
The TruFax BRI offers a low-density fax product at an economical price point. The TruFax BRI boards allow customers to use their existing BRI connection, so that they don’t have to pay for a more expensive, higher density PRI digital lines for their faxing requirements. The TruFax boards are Microsoft® Windows® plug and play compatible for easy installation, and are available in the uPCI format to work with both 3.3-volt and 5-volt PC Servers.

Availability
Development kits for the TR1034 and TruFax BRI boards are available today and are approved for use in the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, Australia and Japan. The TR1034 analog boards, also available today, are approved for use in North America, the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, Australia and Japan. For more information, contact Brooktrout Technology in North America at +1 (781) 449 4100, in the UK at +44 1344 380 280 or in Belgium at +32 2 658 0170, or visit http://www.brooktrout.com.

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. The Company’s strategy is to partner with its 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 http://www.brooktrout.com. Brooktrout Technology is a subsidiary of Brooktrout, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKT).

Brooktrout, Brooktrout Technology, New Network, TruFax, TR114 and TR1034 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Brooktrout, Inc.

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