[VoiceOps] Fax ATAs/devices

Brooks Bridges bbridges at o1.com
Fri Apr 28 16:54:31 EDT 2017

I hope you got the double platinum oxygen free Monster cable from Best Buy?  They send faxes TWICE as fast as normal cables.  ☺

Brooks Bridges | Engineering Manager
O1 Communications
4359 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 217
El Dorado Hills, California 95762
office: 916.235.2097 | main: 888.444.1111, Option 2
email: bbridges at o1.com<mailto:bbridges at o1.com> | web: www.o1.com<http://www.o1.com/>

From: VoiceOps [mailto:voiceops-bounces at voiceops.org] On Behalf Of Carlos Alvarez
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2017 1:47 PM
To: voiceops at voiceops.org
Subject: Re: [VoiceOps] Fax ATAs/devices

Things I hadn't even thought about in so long...

ATAs don't do PoE.  Huh.

We don't have a single phone cord around here, so to test this ATA, I have to go (gulp) buy a phone cord.  Damn.

On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 1:39 PM, Alexander Lopez <alex.lopez at opsys.com<mailto:alex.lopez at opsys.com>> wrote:

Fax will not die, at least not anytime soon. Many business processes exist that count on fax.

There is a misconception that it is more secure than other document transmission methods.

It is universal in deployment.

People are reluctant to give out an email address, and IT is reluctant to issue group emails as they are candidates for spam.

One client of ours, stated that he can get a virus via a fax, that it acts as a firewall, in and of itself. (Had to agree on that one)

Since the caller pays, unless it's a toll free call, companies may have the impression that it will be abused less.
On Apr 28, 2017 3:20 PM, Alex Balashov <abalashov at evaristesys.com<mailto:abalashov at evaristesys.com>> wrote:
Indeed. And every time we devise yet another contrived artifice to keep fax on life support, we are endorsing this stupidity.

When my native Soviet Union dissolved, the Western management consultants descended upon our society to tell us that central planning led to profoundly suboptimal misallocations of resources, and that capitalism is dynamic, adaptive, promotional of constant change and progress through competition. The invisible hand always tweaking structure and supply chains, rationalising away inefficiencies and middlemen.

Yet, I give you fax and people faxing from MFPs documents that begin and end their journey as PDFs. How is that a triumphal testimony to the preeminence of market economics? Where's the clarion call to rationality?

"But we sell it because customers demand it!" they say. Customers demand anything that clogs arteries, mutates DNA, and slowly, agonisingly suffocates kittens. For once, exercise your moral responsibility as anointed beneficiaries of the gospel of wealth, as captains of industry, and assert some backbone. Let your perspicacity and insight "trickle down" -- much has been made of the wisdom of supply-side initiatives in contemporary neoliberalism, no?

It's 2017. Fax must die.

-- Alex

Principal, Evariste Systems LLC (www.evaristesys.com<http://www.evaristesys.com>)

Sent from my Google Nexus.
VoiceOps mailing list
VoiceOps at voiceops.org<mailto:VoiceOps at voiceops.org>

VoiceOps mailing list
VoiceOps at voiceops.org<mailto:VoiceOps at voiceops.org>

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://puck.nether.net/pipermail/voiceops/attachments/20170428/b766abbd/attachment.html>

More information about the VoiceOps mailing list