The RockForce intelligent fax board series integrates with leading fax servers to electronically manage corporate documents while reducing workflow costs and improving productivity and efficiency processes. Features include support for V.34 fax, short-board form factor, and Intellichannel technology (a dedicated CPU and DSP per port).
The difference in price between RockForce and other intelligent fax cards makes an exceptional price to performance alternative, especially since RockForce boards are functionally equivalent.
EICON develops a range of ISDN cards with CAPI 2.0 fax capability. The EICON Diva PRO is a semi active, 2 port card. The EICON Server BRI is a active 2 port card. The fact that it is active means that it has a processor on board so that all the fax processing can be offloaded to the card.
The VP_2000 is a smart telecommunications converter board residing inside a PC XT/AT chassis performing universal conversion functions. The VP_2000 interfaces PC based VOICE PROCESSING SYSTEMS directly to TELCO or CARRIER facilities when operating as a stand-alone unit without the requirement for a PBX. The conversion card provides direct access to an individual voice mail box immediately after the call has been answered by the VMS. The card enables operator call transfer into the VMS and caller escape from the VMS to the operator.
The card accepts DIAL PULSE or DTMF, WINK or IMMEDIATE START and a variable number of extension digits. TELCO facility interface configurations include Direct-Inward-Dialing (DID), TWO-WIRE E&M, GROUND-START, LOOP-START, DIRECT-OUTWARD DIALING (DOD), and TWO-WAY DID. The card provides on-board ring generation and battery feed. The product is housed in a personal computer chassis requiring an 8-bit expansion slot for two channels. For ease of installation no additional chassis or other external accessories are required.
Dialogic fax cards, formerly Gammalink, are considered to be one of the first fax cards ever developed. It was Gammalink who pioneered the Computer based fax industry. Today, the Dialogic fax card range is comprehensive, and includes the following products:
Analog Fax Boards The analog family, with on-board telephone interfaces, connects fax applications to standard analog telephone lines. They are used in network-based fax servers and customized applications.
Direct Inward Dialing Fax Boards The multi-line Direct Inward Dial (DID) fax board is best for medium- to-high-volume fax traffic on a LAN. The board has on-board telephone interfaces, and it offers 2 ports of DID for inbound routing and 2 ports that support inbound and outbound faxing.
ISDN Fax Boards These can be configured with up to 32 ports per chassis and are designed to optimize network-based fax servers and custom applications. The products use Basic Rate interfaces (BRI) on an Integrated Digital Services Network (ISDN).
Brooktrout develops and markets intelligent fax and voice boards, application development tools and fax systems for networking and telecommunications markets worldwide. Developers kits for the Brooktrout TR series boards and API for NT are used with their fax and voice boards for applications development including LAN Fax, Fax on Demand, Fax Broadcast, Fax PAD and Real Time Fax, along with IVR, Call Center and enterprise wide CTI apps and fax routing over the Internet. Various options available, including the TruFax Developer Kit, including one TruFax 2-channel ISA fax board and API, with complete documentation, $595.