Multi-Tech Connects Legacy Telephones and Fax Machines to IP Networks

10/12/2004 - Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading data communications and telecommunications technology company based in suburban Minneapolis, announces a telephone and T.38 compatible fax adapter for connecting regular analog telephones or fax machines to IP networks. The low cost MultiVOIP MVP130-FXS Analog Adapter is a single port device that connects to an IP network via 10/100 Mbps Ethernet and, using an FXS interface, to a phone or fax machine via a standard RJ11 connector. This new device turns legacy telephone and fax apparatus into new IP communication equipment. The single port MultiVOIP MVP130-FXS will be shipping this month and has an MSRP of US$299.00.

“If your legacy telecommunications network is evolving into an IP communications network, you probably have faced the dilemma of how to incorporate your analog telephones and fax machines,” states Chip Harleman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. “It is difficult to retire equipment that is working properly and hasn’t been written-off on the company books. With this new telephone and fax IP adapter, you can give them a new lease on life in your IP network. This device is designed to operate anywhere on an IP network where there is an available 10 or 100 Mbps Ethernet port. The low cost MultiVOIP’s flexibility allows customers to cost-effectively turn their analog phones and fax machines into IP devices that can serve the needs of enterprise networks, small office environments and single user locations.”

The MultiVOIP MVP130-FXS is a single port telephone or fax machine adapter designed to interface standard analog telephone and fax machines with IP telephony networks. The MultiVOIP supports H.323 or SIP for sending voice over the Internet and Single Port Protocol (SPP) which allows the use of dynamic IP addresses. It supports H.450 supplementary services to provide for call transfer, call forwarding, call hold, call waiting and name identification. It uses voice compression to 5.3K bps per call with support for multiple algorithms, including G.723 and G.729. It also supports T.38 real-time fax relay for interoperability among other VOIP equipment. This MultiVOIP model is equipped with one auto-sensing 10/100 Mbps Ethernet connector for attaching to an IP network and one FXS interface using an RJ11 connector for attachment to a telephone or fax machine.

About Multi-Tech
An ISO 9001:2000 certified global manufacturer of award-winning Internet, remote access, and telephony products, Multi-Tech Systems provides end-to-end solutions for small to medium-sized businesses. Multi-Tech’s products are available through a worldwide network of business partners (distributors, resellers, system integrators, ISPs, and ISVs), or in embedded solutions from OEMs.

Privately held, Multi-Tech Systems has over 60 U.S. patents and numerous international patents. The company’s intellectual property portfolio includes patents covering transmission of multiplexed voice, data and video packets used in technologies such as Internet telephony, PC telephony, voice over IP or frame relay, and DSVD modems. For additional information, contact Multi-Tech at 800/328-9717 or 763/785-3500, via fax at 763/785-9874 or browse the company’s World Wide Web home page at

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