Fax over Internet Protocol (FoIP) enables organizations to send and receive faxes over Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) networks. Since VoIP is very common for businesses to have, FoIP is the next logical step in creating a fax solution that works best for most businesses.
The Basics of FoIP
FoIP is very common in modern fax solutions. When faxing using FoIP, the fax is sent via a T.38-capable VoIP gateway and fax machine – learn more about the difference between T.38 and other solutions like G.711. The faxes are still sent over secure telephone networks via point to point calls.
If you have a mail-to-fax add-on, like Diem Mail-to-Fax, you can send faxes that are bound to email messages. Both methods are secure and do not require you to have a standalone office fax machine.
The Benefits of Using FoIP
There’s a reason why FoIP is becoming rather standard in the fax industry. Faxing via FoIP has many benefits that include:
- Eliminates the needs for traditional fax boards (RightFax communicates via FoIP through a Dialogic® Brooktrout® SR140, which is a board-less, host-based FoIP engine)
- Leveraging the already existing VoIP network at your organization
- Simplified IT management
- Enhanced compliance
What About SIP Trunking?
RightFax support SIP Trunking, which allows you to send and receive faxes using remote lines that are accessed via the Internet. SIP Trunking moves the physical trunk of wires and switches related to PSTN lines into the Cloud. RightFax supports SIP Trunking from many different SIP carriers, but not all. Please check with your account manager if your SIP carrier is supported. This connection is a TCP/IP connection over your existing Internet connection.
Learn more about using T.38 SIP trunking here.
Set Up FoIP Today
If you are considering making the switch to FoIP or SIP Trunking, or have questions about the process, The Fax Guys can help. Get in touch with us today to talk about upgrading your fax solutions.