Brooktrout's V.34 Fax Boards Reduce Transmission Times for Data On Call

4/15/2004 - Data On Call, a leading provider of outsourced fax messaging and electronic data delivery services, announced its wide-scale rollout of V.34 faxing based on Brooktrout Technology’s latest TR1034TM Series of intelligent fax boards, allowing faxes to transmit up to twice as fast as the industry standard V.17/14.4 Kbps (kilobits per second).

“Typically, fax service providers still only support 9600 bps or 14.4 Kbps fax speeds based on ITU-T’s earlier V.17 standard,” explains Ken Truesdale, president of Data On Call. “By upgrading our infrastructure to run on Brooktrout’s V.34 standard fax boards, we reduce our fax transmission times by as much as half. This will result in significant cost savings and productivity improvements for our customers.”

Data On Call now supports the V.34 standard across its entire service line, including UniFaxTM (send & receive faxes via email or the web), E-mail to Fax, Fax Broadcast (high-volume faxing), Fax On Demand, and WebFax Enterprise API (XML-based web/fax integration). Truesdale adds that full color fax capabilities are also in the pipeline.

“As the worldwide leader of intelligent fax technology, Brooktrout is committed to delivering advanced features, such as V.34, that enable businesses, like Data On Call, to stay ahead of their competition and swiftly adapt to the market’s changing demands,” comments Eric Giler, president of Brooktrout Technology. “The TR1034 has all of the renowned functionality that has made Brooktrout the leading provider of intelligent fax boards, and provides the high level of reliability that our customers count on us for.”

Why the V. 34 Standard?
V. 34 is the most recent standard set forth by the International Telecommunications Union Standardization Sector (ITU-T), describing a recommended method by which data is transmitted at rates of up to 33.6 Kbps. The V. 34/33.6 Kbps standard replaces ITU-T’s earlier V. 17 standard. When compared to V.17/14.4 Kbps fax speeds, V.34 allows faster transmission time per fax page, greater adaptability to varying line conditions, and reduction in the number of resends per fax. V.34 faxing also significantly improves the efficiency of color fax processing. One of the key reasons companies are not doing more color faxing is due to the length of time it takes to transmit color documents. At V.17, a color fax can take several minutes to transmit. Now, with V. 34, color fax transmission times are greatly reduced.

Brooktrout’s TR1034TM Series
By offering the reliability and speed capabilities of the V. 34 standard, Brooktrout Technology’s TR1034 intelligent fax boards represent an important evolution in intelligent fax technology. The TR1034 intelligent fax boards deliver the fastest possible connection rates across a variety of fax machines and line conditions. The TR1034 boards support a variety of computer-based fax applications, including network fax, fax broadcast, unified messaging, and business process automation.

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 Brooktrout Technology is a subsidiary of Brooktrout, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKT).

About Data On Call
Data On Call provides a suite of web-based fax services designed to improve the quality and reliability of business-critical fax communications. Data On Call’s outsourced services allow companies to dramatically reduce costs associated with equipment, telephony, labor and lost productivity. Built on a state-of-the-art, highly-available infrastructure, Data On Call handles even the most demanding volume requirements. The company offers a variety of secure and reliable business faxing services, including in-bound and out-bound fax, fax broadcast, fax on demand, web/fax integrations, and developer APIs. Founded in 1996, Data On Call is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information, visit =V34pr or call us at (888) 429-4615.

Brooktrout, Brooktrout Technology, New Network, and TR1034 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Brooktrout, Inc. UniFax is a trademark of Data On Call.

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