[Asterisk-Users] FAX, IAX and *....Maybe I'm dreaming...:-)

Dan dtoma at fx.ro
Mon Dec 15 03:59:15 MST 2003


>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Steven Critchfield" <critch at basesys.com>
> On Sun, 2003-12-14 at 19:04, John Breeden wrote:
> > How is Vonage doing it?
> >
> > http://www.vonage.com/features_fax.php
> unreliable, bandwidth hogging, inefficient ulaw. The point here is, if
> we are to make something, why make the same old crap when we can utilize
> our knowledge of the network to not bring old technology to the new.

I totally agree with this... G.711 for inter Asterisk connections over WAN
is totally inefficient (even if it can work sometimes).
For LAN is acceptable and the standard FAX machine works great on ATA186,
but far better on TDM400.
X100 seems to deal better now with fax data too.
Just sending the picture in some compressed format (JPG, GIF, etc.) between
servers (one for each Fax page) and then converting back for a standard Fax
device is the best option.

Best regards,

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