Internet faxing

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Internet faxing

Using the Internet to send faxes in order to eliminate phone lines, long distance charges and stand-alone fax equipment. Also called "virtual faxing" and "cloud faxing," such services route email messages with attachments to actual fax machines via telephone number. They also receive faxes dialed to a fax number, convert them to email attachments and send them to the recipient's email address. The paid services are based on the number of pages per month, and free services may be extremely limited and also include ads on the cover sheet.

Fax/Scan to Email
Internet faxing has become so popular that fax machines, scanners and multifunction printers often include a "fax to email" or "scan to email" function. With a dedicated Internet connection or via the network, such machines convert scanned paper pages into PDF files or some other popular format to be attached to email. See fax, fax gateway, T.37 and T.38.
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SEND functionality with Compact PDF: scan directly to email, network folder, i-FAX and USB memory key
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Scan functions supporting send to email, i-fax, SMB and FTP destinations allow easy document distribution to back-end applications and document management systems.
Users can convert hard copies to electronic files in color or black & white with the models' 50-sheet document feeder and then electronically distribute them to email, fax, I-fax, SMB and FTP destinations.
Single and double-sided documents can be scanned in at up to 600 dots-per-inch (dpi) resolution for sending TIFF, JPEG, PDF or PDF Compact formats to e-mail, I-fax, FTP and SMB destinations.
With this functionality, the new imageRUNNER models are capable of quickly scanning and sending color documents in TIFF, JPEG and PDF formats to e-mail addresses, file folders (SMB/FTP) on a network, or I-Fax destinations.
With this functionality, the imageRUNNER 1023iF is capable of quickly scanning and sending color documents in TIFF, JPEG and PDF formats to e-mail addresses, file folder (SMB/FTP) on a network, and I-Fax destinations.
Eliminating the need to print and forward hard-copy documents, the imageRUNNER C5800 can quickly convert color and black and white hardcopy originals into digital files for distribution to group or individual email and I-fax addresses, network or host folders, and document management systems such as Canon's imageWARE Document Manager.
When the machine receives a fax or I-fax data, the distribution function automatically sends the data in accordance with the server's pre-defined settings.
Fax function A useful feature on the Panasonic WORKiO DP-3010 (when the device is fax and I-Fax enabled) is the ability to send hard copy documents to both traditional fax numbers and I-fax/email addresses in the same process.
today introduced the newest addition to its full-line of digital LED facsimile products, the OKIFAX(R) 5680 I-Fax.