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Re: [hylafax-users] What is DID exactly?
By my understanding, you have three options:
1. Use a phone company DID line which is essentially a phone line that
requires special equipment on your end to acquire the phone number dialed.
Multi-Tech has a modem that can interface with a DID line (MT5634ZBA-DID).
DID lines are inbound only and not necessarily cheap. Hylafax supports this.
2. Get an ISDN line and a modem that can interface to an ISDN line. I
believe Eicon as well as others can do this. ISDN lines are bi-directional.
I can't comment on pricing however. Hylafax supports this.
3. Use a capability that your PBX may have (if you are using a PBX) to route
multiple extensions to one station port. In this case, the PBX will send
DTMF digits to the modem after it goes off-hook. I don't know if Hylafax
supports this but if it doesn't support wouldn't be hard to add. This is the
best option if you already have a PBX with a digital line (T1 or PRI) coming
in that supplies the PBX with extension information.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: hylafax-users-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:hylafax-users-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Steve Melo
> Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 4:00 PM
> To: hylafax-users@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [hylafax-users] What is DID exactly?
> Greetings list,
> We have been using the hylafax server for a few months now
> and it is very
> good. I'm wondering though if there is any way to have incoming faxes
> automatically routed to the indented recipient? I have heard
> the word DID
> floating around but I'm not sure if my understanding of this
> service is
> clear, so I have a few questions about it:
> here is my understanding of DID: If I have one fax line with
> several phone
> numbers associated with it so that all these phone numbers lead to the
> single fax line where hylafax is waiting to answer. Then hylafax can
> extract the number that was dialed for the call and route the
> fax based on
> this number.
> Now do I need any special equipment or phone lines for all
> this to work?
> Thank you all!
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