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What fax server appliance would you recommend?

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Hi experts,

We were using a server without VMs with a Mainpine Faxboard. This more than handled out incoming and outgoing faxes. We moved to Windows Server 2016 Standard with Hyper-V and two VMs. Configuration of a fax board is not practical.

I have been using a Canon MFC as my fax server. It works OK, but first, it just isn't as efficient as a high-end fax server; and it only has one line. I know that other MFCs like the ImageRunner come with two lines, but then I am paying for yet another fax machine.

I have been researching standalone fax server appliances, and I have only come up with one brand: https://www.cimfax.com/products_T5.asp. The Cimfax Professional two-line fax server is the lowest in its lineup that has two lines and a 33.6 fax modem. I have found it for $600+, although it is listed on their site at a little bit more.

My question to the experts is do you have any other recommendations for a fax appliance? And, are you familiar with the Cimfax line of fax servers?

Thank you.

Bert

PS I do have two separate fax lines, and I am not interested in any cloud or internet faxing solutions.
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