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  • #3394

    ekinskofer
    Member

    Hi everyone,

    Does anyone know if there is a possibility of having multiple modems with winfax? I am new to this and am wondering if there is some way to set up a modem pool. So far I haven’t seen anything in the help or on the symantec site.

    cheers,

    Eric

    #6606

    Anonymous
    Member

    The max is two modems per PC with WinFax. WinFax for Networks supports 4 I believe, but that is long discontinued. You can also try http://www.faxback.com which sells Net Satisfaxion software, which hooks into WinFax

    #6607

    ekinskofer
    Member

    very lame.. our client needs at least a pool of 4 modems. So is this faxback solution the cheapest and easiest to use? I’m writing an application that will plug into a faxing solution. Can you tell me how many ports this supports?

    Is this the best solution for the price? Are there any alternatives? Has any one heard of VSI fax?

    thanks,

    Eric

    #6608

    ekinskofer
    Member

    Is it possible to have multiple host machines? i.e. have a client than uses 2 hosts?

    #6609

    Anonymous
    Member

    you can have multiple hosts, but each client must choose a host to connect to. An example — you could have 5 hosts with 2 modems each, a total of 10 modems. 10 clients would then connect to one of the 5 possible hosts, and only have access to 2 available modems.

    #6610

    ekinskofer
    Member

    lame… well I think that I’ll be looking into that faxback sollution. Has anyone had an experience with this product? Is it worth the money? Comments/Suggestions? I would like to keep WinFax as the COM interface to my program, as it will provide a cheap solution for clients that want fax support. For clients that want a beefy server, they shall upgrade to this faxback server.. thoughts?

    Eric

    #6611

    JohnD
    Participant

    you can still use WinFax as a front end to the Faxback solution. The server software they provide handles the multiple modems etc. WinFax simply connects to it!
    So you can still use all your SDK hooks on the client side. I am sure FaxBack has its own API as well if you needed to write something on the server side.
    😀

    #6612

    ekinskofer
    Member

    can you guys tell me if FaxBack is comparible to RightFax? How do the two compare? RightFax apparently only supports fax boards like GammaBoard and DigiBoard, does FaxBack support these hardware devices?

    thx

    #6613

    ekinskofer
    Member

    sorry forgot one thing. How do the two compare cost wise? Are there any major problems with the two that any of you know about?

    thx

    #6614

    Anonymous
    Member

    FaxBack is simply Intel’s old NetSatisfaxtion software..I remember the old DOS server software was quite stable, but I don’t know how it is now. RightFax has some good reviews, but it is expensive..a modular app, which you purchase which modules you require.

    FaxBack have 30 day trial version for download, so you can actually try it out. It is available at http://www.download.com or from http://www.faxback.com
    Not sure about RightFax, they probably have a demo / trial version available as well.

    Edited By Moderator on May 06 2002 at 22:54

    #6615

    mdavidson
    Member

    Another option to consider is to avoid the use of modems entirely and go with an Internet Fax solution. Concord Technologies’ (http://www.concordfax.com) Internet Fax service is built into WinFax PRO v. 9/10 and would enable you to directly link your application via WinFax PRO to Concord’s Internet Fax platform.

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