Archive for the ‘internet fax’ Category
For long fax has been one of the most important forms of communication between two entities, the sender and the receiver. Important documents like legal documents, files, assignments, reports etc have been faxed from one company to the other or one organization to the other. The reason for its popularity can be contributed to the fact that fax is very easy to use. All you need to do to fax a document is to put the document inside the hopper, dial the telephone number of the receiver and press the send button.
Traditional fax machines comprise of a scanner, a printer and a telephone line. It is therefore understood that you need all these three hardware in order to send and receive hardware successfully. The fax is sent in the form of pulses from the sender to the receiver. The receiver machine then prints the received pulses on paper. Though fax machine are a boon in areas where there is no internet connection and no other way of transmitting documents fast, there are many disadvantages of using the traditional fax system.
The first disadvantage is that traditional fax systems require a large collection of hardware which occupy space and require money to maintain. Fax leads to excessive telephone bills that need to be paid every month. These telephone lines via which the fax is send allow only one fax to be sent and received at the same time. This leads to delay in case of traffic on the other side. For these reasons, many modern business companies and traditional organizations as well have switched to internet fax services. With this service you can send documents and other information, not only all over the country but overseas as well with no extra cost!
Since internet fax does not require telephone lines, the cost of paying for these are permanently reduced. All you need to do is convert a hard copy of a document into a PDF or TIFF file and attach it to a mail. The mail can then be send to any internet fax anywhere in the world. One thing that has to be made sure is that the receiver is also using a compatible form of internet fax. The mail is send through the TCP/IP and hence all your faxing cost is covered by your net services. Even sending large files hardly take any time and you do not even require any dedicated line for the purpose. Internet fax services have indeed led to the reduction of cost in business organizations and helped reduced time, thereby improving relationships between organizations and helping the organization as a whole.