The State of FoIP: 3Q2012

In 3Q2012, the state of FoIP is good. Why? Because the right things are happening. In the enterprise, FoIP has become a given in the corporate network. True, many smaller organizations still keep their POTS lines for fax, but in larger private networks, fax is either done over SIP trunking or via gateways to the PSTN. But the real action is in service provider and carrier networks. Full Post

What Does Great OEM Developer Support Look Like?

What does great OEM developer support look like? Here’s but a small sample. It’s a response by our support guy to a question from a T.38 relay licensee. 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

The Smart ATA Story: Solving Three Big FoIP Problems

If you read our newsletters, you may remember that Commetrex has developed a new FoIP technology, Smart FoIP, which, among other things, improves the success of FoIP session establishment by up to 10% in SIP networks. Now, instead of talking about technology, we’re talking about a product that uses the technology to solve major problems for the industry. 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

The Long-Fax-Failure Problem Revealed Commetrex Solves Problem That Has Plagued the Industry

In my last blog post, I explained how slow signaling in carrier networks can result in the failure of a fax session and how Commetrex’ patent-applied-for technology solves the problem. But, you may have wondered, doesn’t Commetrex’ solution mean more G.711 pass-through faxes? And don’t they inevitably fail? Full Post