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December 23, 2013
How IP Phones Bring Old Technology into the New
By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor

There doesn’t seem to be too much yearning for old technology, unless it’s for nostalgia’s sake. We’ve taken to our mobile devices, instant access and high-speed connections. Why would we want to go backwards? For those of you who still have to rely on fax communications, there’s a reason to make this old technology modern.

When it was first introduced, fax technology eliminated considerable downtime in getting paper documents from one location to another. For a number of years, it solved a lot of problems with document transfer, especially when those documents are needed for legal processes. With the introduction of email, fax technology held less and less value until it found very limited usage in the corporate world.

Still, faxing does hold value in a number of environments. And in many of those environments, the use of IP phones is rampant. Merging the network with voice communications was the priority to reduce costs and streamline processes. Blending the analog fax in this situation can be a challenge. If there were a way to send a fax and have it arrive as an email, the communication challenge would be solved.

Fortunately, there is a way to make this happen, merging old technology with new innovations so that modern demands are met. Telx Telecom recently announced the provision of a new and improved way to digitize faxes so as to allow the corporate environment to leverage the power of IP phones and the value of fax technology. With Telx Telecom Fax, clients can receive fax messages directly into their e-mail accounts without the need to add more equipment or phone lines.

This painless step up into more modern technology saves energy, time and paper. Plus, when using Telx Telecom Fax, professionals can receive faxes from anywhere in the world. They can also forward or save faxes as PDF files while selecting a local phone number. For the international company, this capability gives a local presence while communicating regardless of location.

Such integration with IP phones is critical to move this once-essential technology channel into the current environment. For a number of industries, faxing is still critical. At the same time, many companies in these industries rely on all IP environments for operation. If users don’t have to be tethered to a desk due to analog lines, they’re likely to get much more done.

If this sounds like your environment, if may be time to take a closer look at how IP phones can help you blend the best of the past with the latest technology of today.

Edited by Alisen Downey
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