[Freeswitch-users] Faxing via FreeSWITCH documentation

Brian Foster bdfoster at endigotech.com
Fri Apr 13 21:51:55 MSD 2012

I've looked at that model, and it doesn't actually say this but I'm
assuming you connect an RJ-11 to the fax modem inside the all-in-one. I do
my faxing using SpanDSP, but basically what you would need is an ATA that
supports T.38, as well as a provider that supports T.38. Flowroute seems to
be pretty reliable (that's who I use). I have a fax machine that I've
played around with here, and I'm using a Grandstream HT286 ATA to connect
it to FreeSWITCH.

Having said all of that, it's highly dependent on your setup. Questions:

1. Are you going to have dedicated fax numbers?
1.1. If so, will each fax machine have it's own fax number?
2. Are you going to have this running over VoIP or TDM (PRI/BRI/etc.)?

If there's any other details you feel are related, please mention those
too. Realize that FS can do faxing on it's own without the need for a fax
machine. Most, however, decide not to go down that route mostly because the
fax machine is an interface most are comfortable with. You can even do
outbound faxes on a fax machine, and get FS to handle incoming faxes and
email them, store them, and even print them to a network printer.

We're more than happy to help!


On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 1:36 PM, Timothy Bolton <ifoundthetao at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hey all,
> I know that there is a good amount of information out there on how to do
> faxing via FreeSWITCH, but I'm still finding myself a bit confused.
> I'm currently trying to figure out the process by which I would need to
> do this.  I'll detail my setup, and ask questions.  I've read
> documentation, but I'm still missing something.
> Okay, I'm currently running FreeSWITCH in a CentOS VM, with 4GB of RAM,
> and I'm the only user.  I'm using FlowRoute, and I have a couple of
> unused numbers.  Pretty simple, nothing out of the ordinary (except
> maybe the VM part?).
> At some point in the next six months or so, I'll be getting a couple of
> dedicated servers here for various things, and I'll begin moving my VM
> servers from my main computer to those, as actual hardware hosts.
> So my fax machine is built into an "All-in-one" Network
> Printer/Scanner/Fax (Brother MFC-7360N).
> Here's my main question, do I need to get a special card to run a cable
> from my computer to the Fax?
> Is it better to get a dedicated fax machine to use, or are there
> specialized fax machines for Fax over IP?
> Thanks guys and gals,
> Tim
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Brian D. Foster
Endigo Computer LLC
Email: bdfoster at endigotech.com
Phone: 317-800-7876
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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