IBM Facsimile Support for i enables your users and your applications to send and receive faxes. Combined with native integrated modem hardware solutions, it provides a convenient, cost-efficient fax solution for your business. It provides users with direct fax capabilities, which help increase operational efficiency and productivity through rapid information dispersal. Cost savings may also be realized through reduced human intervention time, paper cost, telephone charges, postage charges and document delivery time. Also, there is an audit trail of both inbound and outbound activity to track the flow of your business data.
Facsimile Support provides the base product enablers to fax IBM i or PC output (such as text, images, or graphics) and to receive incoming faxes. Integration of the product with AnyMail Mail Server Framework allows users of various electronic mail services to exchange mail. The integration allows electronic mail to be sent to a fax machine as easily as it is sent to another computer.
A more robust electronic mail handling fax alternative does exist with the IBM Integrated Domino Fax product, 5733-FXD.
Facsimile Support provides a complete solution for integrating fax into your business solutions. For the end user, functions can be accessed from a menu, directly from a command line, or through an application. Regardless of the way the user accesses the feature, the interface remains consistent. Application developers can easily enhance an application with fax by calling any of the functions provided.