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Re: [hylafax-users] Hylafax + Eicon PRI card stability / volume question
Andrew and Guillaume,
I've consulted a number of different companies when they were
considering installing T1/E1 lines. It makes a fair amount of monetary
sense - simply from the standpoint of the monthly overhead - if you're
talking about 24 channels. The monetary benefits really become quite
hazy when you get into the 7-10 channel range, and I guess it really
depends on what kind of pricing you can get for a fractional T1/E1.
The big downside to digital installations, in my opinion, is the lack of
selection/competition in HylaFAX-compatible hardware for digital
installations. I've never used CAPI4Hylafax or ISDN4Linux, and as those
softwares are not developed in concert with HylaFAX development, I've
never considered using them, either. So that leaves us with the Eicon
Diva Server and the Patton 2977. I have long since always recommended
the Patton over the Eicon because the Patton's true Class 1 interface
gives the control of the fax protocol to HylaFAX. The Diva Server's
"fax Class" interface is something like a fax proxy, and any DCE-to-DCE
fixes or modifications that need to occur must always come from Eicon -
and I prefer to be in as much control of the fax protocol as possible.
That said, Eicon's work tends to be good and I don't expect there to
appear many problems with it. The one thing that the Diva Server has
going for it over the Patton 2977, though, is that it supports V.34-Fax
(SuperG3) whereas the 2977 doesn't... which in the long run may actually
save a fax sender a lot of money.
However, the selections in analog equipment for faxing is much better,
and in my opinion the performance of analog faxing equipment, such as
MainPine's RockForce cards, is superior to the performance of digital
faxing equipment. In theory this should not be the case, as the PRI
D-channel gives digital solutions an advantage... but in practice my
analog installations outperform the digital ones (although not by much).
Andrew Rinaldi wrote:
Good luck !
From: Guillaume Ross [mailto:guillaumer@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 03 February 2006 10:04
Subject: Re: [hylafax-users] Hylafax + Eicon PRI card stability / volume
We plan on ditching all Analog lines before the end of the year so analog is
a no no..
I think I will try with an Eicon card..
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