Fax-Integration - one part of the Invoca Linux Communication Server
A short descriptionThe faxservice of the Invoca Linux Communication Server integrates the faxcommunication completely into the email system.
Incoming Fax: FAX ==> EMAILIncoming fax are converted to email-messages and moved to a specified folder of the emailserver.
When using shared folders (as you can see in the following example) it is possible that incoming fax can be viewed by several users. The fax can be forwarded, removed or moved into another folder like any other email message.
It is also possible to let a fax be moved automatically to a specified folder, depending on the sender of the fax (defined by filter rules).
Outgoing Fax: Printing to a fax-port ==> Fax-JobInstead of printing documents and sending them via a conventional fax machine, it is possible to print to a fax-port. Text and Pictures are transmitted as postscript-data to the fax-server which sends them via faxmodem to the destination fax machine.
An email message sent by the fax server reports the sending status.
AdvantagesPast experience has shown that the use of the integrated faxservice brings several advantages as follows:
TechniqueThe fax integration is based on HylaFAX (see http://www.hylafax.org).