Fax Machine that works like a fax server?
Posted on 2007-03-19
I am not sure if this is a suitable question for this forum, but I thought I would ask. I am looking for a networked fax machine that can work well as a stand-alone fax/copier, however, I need to add some network functionality to it also. Here is the list of requirements (some are mandatory, others are "helpful"):
1) Send faxes from the device using paper copy
2) Send faxes from an electronic document that is on one of 8 people's computers. (each of them would need to be able to send faxes electronically, using the modem on the fax machine)
3) Receive faxes via email? I am not sure if this is possible without a fax server, but it would be very nice if it had a way to direct faxes to each of the people's email addresses instead of the physical machine
4) Work as a printer.
Please let me know how you would best accomplish this. If this is not physically possible, what are the requirements for a high up-time fax server, without a lot of cost? (using a single analog line at this time, maybe adding a second down the road). I need something temporary because we are working on an enterprise fax server within 6 months soon.