Provider of T.38 Fax over Internet Protocol (FoIP) solutions babyTEL was just awarded a pretty big contract with the Government of Ontario, Canada.
Looking to reduce energy consumption and paper use, the Ontario Government tapped babyTEL to supply what is expected to be the largest deployment e-digital fax service in Canada.
Fax over IP, or FoIP, works via T38 and requires a T38 capable VoIP gateway as well as a T38 capable fax machine, fax card or fax software. Fax server software that can talk 'T38' allows sending and receiving faxes directly via a VoIP gateway and, consequently, does not need any additional fax hardware.
FoIP has the potential to deliver significant competitive advantage for businesses and government agencies. Implementing a FoIP system means lower network management and maintenance costs by running voice, fax and data over a single converged network. FoIP also means lower fax costs through reduced long distance charges and the elimination of analog line charges.
babyTEL helps eliminate the need for fax machines by automatically converting inbound faxes to email attachments and allowing faxes to be sent directly from a computer. Government of Ontario will eliminate many of the fax machines it currently uses and help contribute to its goal of reducing paper consumption by 50 per cent by 2012 by switching over to babyTEL’s solution.
“We are very pleased with the e-digital fax service award by the Ontario Government,” said Stephen Dorsey, CEO of babyTEL Inc. in a press release. “It's a case where a long term initiative, the Ontario Government's Green Transformation, can be implemented in a short time period and return immediate cost savings. This program should serve as a model for other governments and large corporations.”
Ontario Government offices were also able to go paperless as well by utilizing babyTEL.
babyTEL's FoIP optimized network, with end-to-end T.38 support, allows customers to deliver faxes over the open Internet and avoid the cost of dedicated data links, regular telephone Trunking and/or related hardware.
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Michelle Amodio is a TMCnet contributor. She has helped promote companies and groups in all industries, from technology to banking to professional roller derby. She holds a bachelor's degree in Writing from Endicott College and currently works in marketing, journalism, and public relations as a freelancer.
Edited by Jennifer Russell