ActFax Server Product Details
ActFax has been designed for network-wide transmission and receipt of fax messages, as well as sending and forwarding fax messages by email. The software runs on any Windows version from Windows 95 or higher and also supports terminal servers. Due to the client/server architecture of ActFax, all data is stored centralized on the fax server. With the integrated fax client and the ActFax printer driver, faxing from any standard application is as easy as printing. For the integration of the fax service into own applications, ActFax offers various standardized interfaces.
Due to the intuitive user interface (see screenshot), the installation and configuration of ActFax is done in just a few minutes. Since ActFax automatically detects and configures the available hardware, the fax server is ready for operation right after the installation. ActFax is also available for free download through the download area for in-depth testing. A detailed overview of all features and functions supported by ActFax can be found in the features and functions summary below.
Faxing as simple and fast as printing
Sending fax messages with ActFax is as simple and
fast as printing a document on paper. To fax or email a document with ActFax, choose the
printing function in your application as usual and select the ActiveFax printer as the
destination printer. ActFax now displays a dialog window asking for the recipient
(or a list of recipients) of the message on the screen. Central and private phone books assist the user in that case.
Network-wide access from every workplace
Due to the client/server architecture of ActFax, all documents are available for all users on any workstation in the network. Depending on the permission and group membership of a user, access is only granted to permitted documents. Extension numbers can be used to automatically route incoming faxes directly to the users in-box. Automatic printing on a particular workplace printer and automatic forwarding of received faxes by email can be individually configured for each user.
Automatic faxing from own applications
Through the integrated programming interface, ActFax easily integrates with other applications to send fully automated faxes and emails. The integration into own applications, for example to automatically fax purchase orders or order confirmations, can be done with very little effort. By using so-called data fields, all kind of information (i.e. the fax number, subject, priority, etc.) can be specified directly in the document. Because of the underlying concept of data fields, the programming language used for an application becomes unimportant. Data fields can thus be easily integrated with virtually every type of application, regardless of the programming language or operating system used.
Features and Functions Summary
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