Licensing explained: TE-Systems XCAPI and Brooktrout SR140 with GFI FAXmaker 2011
With the release of GFI FAXmaker 2011, it is possible to choose a FOIP system utilizing TE-Systems XCAPI or Brooktrout SR140 in conjunction with a VOIP Gateway that supports T38 fax or G711 pass through. The installation drivers for TE-Systems XCAPI are now bundled with the installation file of GFI FAXmaker 2011. The installation drivers for Brooktrout SR140 have been present since GFI FAXmaker 14.3 and have been updated in GFI FAXmaker 2011. In this blog post we will uncover the licensing requirements for FOIP.
The Brooktrout SR140 is licensed separately from GFI FAXmaker by means of an Activation code; however , the GFI FAXmaker license key must be SR140 enabled together with a valid Software Maintenance Agreement.
Brooktrout Licensing utilizes a “node lock” issued by Dialogic via the Brooktrout License Manager or at http://www.dialogic.com/activation. The Activation code needs to be inserted in the Activation webpage along with the “Node ID” returned from the Brooktrout License Manager according to the Network Interface card to be used for SR140. The generated Brooktrout license can be “node-locked” to another MAC address only once via automatic methods – all subsequent “re-hosting” must involve Dialogic support.
When evaluating Brooktrout SR140, a 30-day Activation code can be requested from GFI Sales. GFI FAXmaker 2011 ships with drivers based on Brooktrout SDK6.3 that introduced a new licensing scheme (SR140-L). This makes Brooktrout licenses more affordable for low density fax environments.
TE-Systems XCAPI is also licensed separately from GFI FAXmaker by means of an Activation code however the GFI FAXmaker license key must include a valid Software Maintenance Agreement. The XCAPI license can be bound to either one of these options:
- USB dongle that must be inserted in the machine hosting XCAPI
- MAC address of the Network Interface card
- Virtual ID in case of Virtual machines
The Activation code needs to be inserted in the Activation webpage http://www.te-systems.de/licence/index_en.html along with the MAC Address or Virtual ID returned from the XCAPI configuration. The generated XCAPI license cannot be used on other machines. Subsequent “re-hosting” must involve TE-Systems support. In evaluation mode no key is required however the limitations are:
- a maximum of 4 lines can be used at the same time
- voice calls will play a demo message every 30 seconds
- fax calls will render a demo banner on the left edge of the document
GFI FAXmaker 2011 ships with the XCAPI driver installation package. Simply run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to setup the configuration.