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
> Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 22:49
> To: Luke McKee
> Cc: hylafax-users@xxxxxxxxxxx;
> Subject: Re: [hylafax-users] Multifunction Fax with Seamless Transparent
> fax gateway capability?
> 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.
> On 28/04/07, Rob Townley <rob.townley@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Is anyone aware of a SOHO multifunction printer, fax, copier, scanner
> > 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
> > walk away. The multifunction hardware would then know to send an email
> > EmailToFaxGateway@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx with a subject line
> > containing the outgoing fax #. For instance, if the user enters
> > 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
> > 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
> > expensive and a pain.
> > Dedicated analog POTS lines are expensive.
> > Sending very long documents or hi-res documents would be facilitated
> > they would get "scanned" and sent to the fax server with certainty. The
> > user could requeue the job in HylaFax if it failed or timed out or the
> > # was wrong.
> > It would double as a networkable scanner.
> > Home users would be able to fax directly from their home machine to
> > 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
> > outgoing faxes.
> > HPLJ 3390.