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Re: [hylafax-users] Multifunction Fax with Seamless Transparent fax gateway capability?

i would love to be able to change HP's firmware.  Alternative firmware
like dd-wrt, but for multifunction machines.  Add asterisk integration
for an answering machine and incoming fax detection.

On 4/28/07, Luke McKee <hojuruku@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
That's a good suggestion you can reverse engineer HP's application. It
shouldn't be too hard with a protocol analyzer. Once we get the Voice
Answering patch support the other method will work with every MFC with
a fax functionality and a POTS port :)



On 28/04/07, Ulf Zimmermann <ulf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I would look at something like the HP MFC (we got M3035 and M4345 in use) or
> a digital document sender (HP has one which is basicly a scanner with
> Ethernet). You can use the "Scan to Email" function, set the To: address to
> the email interface address on your hylafax server and the subject field
> where they put the number in. Then on the hylafax server the script which
> receives the email, can take the pdf attachment and the number from the
> subject and send it out via sendfax.
>  ________________________________
> From: hylafax-users-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:hylafax-users-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rob
> Townley
>  Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 22:49
>  To: Luke McKee
>  Cc: hylafax-users@xxxxxxxxxxx;
> hylafax-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>  Subject: Re: [hylafax-users] Multifunction Fax with Seamless Transparent
> fax gateway capability?
> Luke,
>  Thanks for thinking about the problem.  However, i want to do everything
> over tcp/ip.  The fax machines have 98% of what is needed, they already have
> email over the lan.  It is just that they do not the software options to fax
> using email instead of the analog telephone line.  i do not want to plug
> anything into the analog port at all, i want to use just the Cat5 RJ45
> ethernet port.
> On 4/27/07, Luke McKee <hojuruku@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I read somewhere that with a regular SOHO office fax machine you can
>  configure the line port directly to connect to a fax modem.
>  There was some script someone configured using mgetty in direct mode
>  that allowed you to receive faxes without making a call. Google it and
>  you will find ;)
>  You may have to hack it around a little to allow hylafax to detect the
>  number. If and when the voice mode answering support (bug 859) is
>  included you could configure for the fax machine to listen for the
>  DTMF id tones dialed by the fax machine as a kind of caller id (it's
>  used this way in some countries!!)  then the following fax tone
>  hylafax will answer the call process it as per external fax calls.
>  Once recieved Hylafax can the process the fax via VOIP/ (t38 in the
>  future) / IAX / email by using a custom faxrecvd script.
>  You then configure the hylafax to email the incoming fax based on the
>  dialrules and whola you have your fax-machine to email fax gateway
>  (like efax or whatever you want to use).
>  Just my hairbrained thoughts on the matter.
>  Cheers,
>  Luke
>  On 28/04/07, Rob Townley <rob.townley@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>  > Is anyone aware of a SOHO multifunction printer, fax, copier, scanner
> that
>  > seamlessly interoperates with a fax gateway such as
>  > http://www.hylafax.org/content/Email_to_Fax_Gateway
>  > or
>  > asterfax http://asterfax.sourceforge.net/index.php?
>  >
>  > It needs to be absolutely transparent to the end user such that they walk
>  > up, put in their paper document, enter the fax telephone #, hit fax send
> and
>  > walk away.  The multifunction hardware would then know to send an email
> to
>  > EmailToFaxGateway@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx with a subject line
>  > containing the outgoing fax #.  For instance, if the user enters
> 4025551234
>  > on the touchpad, the hardware emails a TIFF or PDF to
>  > EmailToFaxGateway@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx with a subject line of
>  > "4025551234".  The email-to-fax gateway service on the HylaFax server
> would
>  > then take the email and send it over POTS to 4025551234.
>  >
>  > Why?
>  > Because in an all VOiP office, moving a fax machine and POTS analog line
> is
>  > expensive and a pain.
>  > Dedicated analog POTS lines are expensive.
>  > Sending very long documents or hi-res documents would be facilitated
> because
>  > they would get "scanned" and sent to the fax server with certainty.  The
> end
>  > user could requeue the job in HylaFax if it failed or timed out or the
> phone
>  > # was wrong.
>  > It would double as a networkable scanner.
>  > Home users would be able to fax directly from their home machine to
> jfax.com
>  > or efax.com (Credentialing may be a little complex however).
>  >
>  > Multifunction machines similar to the following do not have this seamless
>  > capability.  It would seem easy to add this as a layer in the firmware
> for
>  > outgoing faxes.
>  >
>  > HPLJ 3390.
>  >
> http://www.brother.com.au/Products/MFC_productoverview.asp?ProductID=220&SubCategoryID=2

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