While a number of companies are moving their operations to an IP-based communications strategy, not all channels are moving this direction. Faxing, for instance, is one communication channel that tends to remain off-line, so to speak, and the organization tends to cheat themselves out of the benefits that fax over IP can deliver.
One movement that has been obvious in this space is the integration of fax technology on multifunction peripherals from companies such as Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA). This innovative provider partnered with FaxCore (News - Alert) to validate the FaxCore Connector for Sharp OSA enabled MFPs.
A provider of fax server automation solutions for enterprise organizations, FaxCore offers a Web-based interface on its flagship FaxCore 4370. This product provides a centralized system to enable automated fax communications, drive fax-enabled business processes and applications available from third party vendors.
With a powerful document server, FaxCore allows companies to significantly improve data and process workflow while also offering powerful archiving and routing capabilities. Integration into the Sharp (News - Alert) MFP helps companies to realize the benefits of FoIP without revamping their entire network or communications system.
As a result of the validation of the FaxCore Connector, organizations can use the Sharp OSA-enabled MFP to fax at a lower cost. This process will dramatically shorten the time frame of the ROI as a result of the efficiency gains derived from the FaxCore fax server.
Beyond the capabilities at the machine, however, users will also gain the ability to send and receive faxes from their PCs or fax paper documents from any network connected Sharp MFP through the FaxCore server. This pure IP based fax solution is based on the Microsoft .NET (News - Alert) platform to deliver optimal FoIP performance.
A division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America markets advanced, color MX Series multifunctional peripheral (MFP) systems. The company also offers a full product suite of workgroup and production MFPs designed to help companies manage workflow efficiently.
Sharp isn't the only company that has recognized the value FaxCore can deliver to the enterprise. Last year, FaxCore presented Fuju Xerox Malaysia with its Best Reseller Award as part of FaxCore's 2009 FaxCore ICT Excellence Awards program. This award was given in an effort to recognize the company's ability to drive automation and document management.