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Connectivity options for GFI FaxMaker®

GFI FaxMaker supports several alternate communications platforms where phone lines, modems and fax boards are not an option for you. This is especially useful when you wish to install GFI FaxMaker in a virtual environment.

Note: The below options can be tried separately or together

Analog and Digital devices and boards

GFI FaxMaker supports a wide range of Analog and digital faxing devices and boards.

Note: The use of physical devices and boards in virtual environments (HyperV/VMWare) is not supported due to several virtualization complexities and limitations. For virtualization of GFI FaxMaker we recommend to utilize GFI FaxMaker Online Hybrid , XCAPI, SR140 or Etherfax.

Analog

For analog technology, either an analog modem or an analog fax board can be used.

Please note that GFI Software recommended the use of supported devices for best results and support accessibility.

A list of supported analog modems can be found here

A list of vendors providing professional analog fax boards can be found here

Digital

For digital telephony, be it BRI, PRI (E1/T1), a digital fax board can be used.

Please note that GFI Software only supports professional digital/ISDN fax boards. ISDN modems are not supported.

A list of vendors providing professional digital fax boards and devices can be found here

Hybrid faxing

No phone lines, modems or fax boards needed. You handle the fax server, we look after the communications

GFI FaxMaker Online fax service

Coupling enterprise class GFI FaxMaker featureset with GFI FaxMaker Online Fax Services enables you to utilize GFI FaxMaker server to send and receive faxes over the Internet using GFi's own fax services.

Eliminate the need for telephone lines, expensive fax boards, modems or even fax over IP software.

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etherFAX fax service

GFI FaxMaker Fax Services enables you to utilize GFI FaxMaker server solution to send and receive faxes over the Internet!

Eliminate the need for telephone lines, expensive fax boards, modems or even fax over IP software.

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Fax Over IP

No physical fax boards or modems required. For use with SIP service providers or T.38 capable IP based PBX systems

XCAPI

XCAPI is a software-only Fax over IP (FoIP) solution from TE-Systems.  The evaluation of XCAPI allows you to test GFI FaxMaker’s Fax over IP capability with you existing SIP provider, babyTEL below, or with your T.38 capable IP PBX or Media Gateway.

Install XCAPI during the GFI FaxMaker Configuration Wizard, either after installation, or by launching it manually from Start > GFI FaxMaker > FaxMaker Configuration Wizard.

How to configure XCAPI

Brooktrout SR140

The Brooktrout SR140 is a software-only Fax over IP (FoIP) solution from Dialogic.   The Brooktrout SR140 Evaluation license keys allow you to test GFI FaxMaker’s Fax over IP capability with you existing SIP provider, or with you T.38 capable IP PBX

Install SR140 during the GFI FaxMaker Configuration Wizard, either after installation, or by launching it manually from Start > GFI FaxMaker > FaxMaker Configuration Wizard.

How to install SR140

Preferred SMS services and SIP providers

BabyTel SIP service

Don’t have a SIP provider that supports T.38? Try babyTEL’s T.38 Trunking, with 1 DID (Canada or US) and 4,000 Canada/US minutes (2,000 per trunk).  

How to configure GFI FaxMaker and XCAPI with babyTel 

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MessageMedia SMS Gateway

MessageMedia’s robust SMS gateway enables your business to automate sending of Text message notifications to staff, customers and more.

With GFI FaxMaker’s SMS integration, automating your email-to-SMS, SMS-to-email, and general text messaging is simple and straightforward.

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