6/23/2004 - Brooktrout Technology, Inc., the worldwide market leader of intelligent fax boards, announced that its TR1034TM intelligent fax boards now enable fax applications to connect directly to voice over packet (VoIP) networks. Brooktrout’s IP-enabled TR1034 intelligent fax boards allow customers to send their fax traffic either over the PSTN, or the VoIP network. Brooktrout’s TR1034 has been tested with fax over IP equipment from industry leading providers, including Cisco T.38 gateways, to ensure interoperability.
Brooktrout is providing customers who have installed an IP PBX the ability to move their fax application to IP. One of the fundamental reasons businesses look to implement real-time fax over IP is the consolidation of voice and data traffic onto a single in-house IP network. As IP environments increase, businesses will have less access to PSTN phone jacks for their fax machines and fax servers and customers installing an all-IP PBX will require a fax over IP solution to complete their communications infrastructure.
As companies transition their voice and data networks to IP, buying a LAN fax solution with Brooktrout hardware that can be upgraded to support real time fax over IP provides customers with investment protection. Since Brooktrout provides a single product with both PSTN and real time fax over IP support customers can implement a PSTN-based fax solution today and, when their IT decision dictates, migrate to IP without the need to replace their existing LAN fax software.
Brooktrout Technology has a long history in both real-time PSTN and IP-based fax, beginning in the 1980s with Brooktrout’s development of X.38 products. Brooktrout Technology’s co-founder and CTO, David Duehren, is the primary editor and contributing author of the T.38 real-time fax over IP protocol specification.
With the addition of real-time fax over IP support, Brooktrout’s TR1034 offers both an onboard T1/E1 interface for PSTN-based faxing and an Ethernet interface for IP based faxing via the T.38 protocol using SIP call control. In this configuration the TR1034 provides customers with the best of both worlds. It allows customers to run a PSTN fax solution today and migrate to IP in the future when their IT decision dictates.
For more information the benefits of real time fax over IP, download Brooktrout’s white paper on the subject at: www.brooktrout.com/whitepapers/pdf/fax_over_ip.pdf
“We are excited to be working with Brooktrout on support for their IP-enabled TR1034, so that when our customers transition their voice and data networks to IP, they will be able to take advantage of Brooktrout’s fax over IP expertise and reliable products,” said Jürgen Stephan, vice president of Global Marketing for Captaris, Inc., the worldwide market leader in enterprise fax server software (www.captaris.com).
“Businesses looking to migrate to real-time fax over IP need to work with companies like Brooktrout, who have extensive knowledge in both traditional PSTN-based fax as well as IP based fax,” said Brian Kilduff, director of Sales and Marketing for Biscom, a major supplier of network fax systems (www.biscom.com). “Because the IP enabled TR1034 fax board offers the same API as Brooktrout’s PSTN-based TR1034, we will be able to support it very quickly because it will require almost no changes to our software code.”
“We’ve been a Brooktrout partner for many years, and throughout that time Brooktrout has consistently provided the most advanced and reliable intelligent fax technology via their industry leading T.30 protocol, said Thaddeus Bouchard, chief technology officer, Omtool, Ltd, a leading provider of electronic business document exchange systems and software (www.omtool.com).
Real-Time Fax over IP Availability
Brooktrout’s real time fax over IP capability is now incorporated as a standard feature on the TR1034 T1/E1 board and are already working toward supporting the IP-enabled capability. For information on upgrading your existing TR1034 board to enable IP Fax, please 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, and TR1034 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Brooktrout, Inc.
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