We Make FoIP Work

Commetrex isn't on the lips of every telecom CEO, but its technology is what's making FoIP work.  Since 1998, Commetrex' fax and fax-related technologies have powered the servers, gateways, and ATAs of nearly every major industry OEM. And today, Commetrex and its sister company, NetGen Communications, are bringing the products and knowledge to the market to make FoIP work in carrier networks with Smart FoIP.  This patent-pending technology finally allows ITSPs to stop saying, "Keep your POTS for fax."

See Us at ITEXPO West in Austin

Hope you're going to ITEXPO West 2012 in Austin (Oct. 2-5). We'll be there in booth 722. If you're an ITSP and trying to make FoIP work, save yourself some aggravation and come to see us since we have "FoIP in a box" for you. Full Post

Reporting from the Trenches in the FoIP Wars

What is the key to FoIP success when using SIP trunking? First, you must have FoIP endpoints that really work. They must support both G.711 pass-through and T.38 FoIP. And, if they don’t have Commetrex’ Smart FoIP, you’re going to have to accept an up to five-percent failure rate regardless of what you do. Full Post

ITEXPO West 2011

Just returned from ITEXPO. It was in blazing-hot Austin, TX, which is a very cool town. And it was very cool for Commetrex and NetGen Communications, our sister company, which is producing and marketing Smart ATA, which we announced at the show. It also turned out to be way cool for the ITSPs who stopped at our booth when they learned about Smart ATA, and what it could do for their success with FoIP. Full Post

FoIP Presentation at ITEXPO East 2011

i3 forumHere’s a summary of my talk at ITEXPO given on 2/3/11. “Telefacsimile” went commercial 150 years ago. Seems like yesterday, doesn’t it? G3 fax, made possible by the microprocessor, is now 31. And T.38 turned 12 last October ... a mere kid. Full Post

T.38′s Not the Problem!

Whenever I hear someone tell me that T.38 isn’t capable of bringing reliable real-time fax to IP-carrier networks, I resist the temptation to roll my eyes. Instead, with missionary zeal, I explain that if T.38 provides reliable fax in enterprise IP networks, and, if real-time fax is problematic in carrier networks, it’s not because there is a problem with T.38, there’s a problem with the way it’s being used ... possibly abused. You might argue that it doesn’t matter why, either it does the job or it doesn’t. Good point. Read on. Full Post

What’s the Big Deal with FoIP Interop Anyway?

T.38 Interop LabI recently shared with you that the industry’s deployment of FoIP is proceeding in phases. Phase I, which extended from the early days of T.38 in the fall of 1998 to just a few years ago, was characterized by the need for interoperability between intra-enterprise network elements, such as between an ATA and a gateway. But those problems are trivial in comparison to what we are dealing with today. Let’s call it Phase II. Full Post

An Industry First: Commetrex Enhances BladeWare with G.711 Pass-Through Support for V.34

Commetrex, inventor of T.38 fax termination now used in media servers everywhere, continues its record of innovation with the announcement of its industry-first support for V.34 G.711 pass-through in its BladeWare HMP telephony platform. This means that BladeWare users can elect to complete IP fax calls using V.34, rather than forcing a fallback to V.17 speeds, which take twice as long to transmit a page. Full Post