RelayFax network fax server management software automates sending, receiving, and managing your network faxes from your desktop, while integrating full faxing functionality with your existing email system - all while providing unlimited fax sends and receives with no monthly fees or per-transmission charges.
RelayFax Network Fax Manager connects to any number of POP mailboxes at scheduled intervals and collects waiting fax messages, which the software then emails, faxes, or prints as defined in its configurable fax rules. POP3 and SMTP communications with RelayFax can optionally be encrypted using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocols, to ensure that all transmitted data is secure. For easy navigation, the RelayFax GUI has been redesigned to be consistent with the MDaemon interface.
RelayFax Network Fax Manager supports Fax Over IP (FOIP) with support for up to 30 virtual fax devices that can logon to a SIP-based software PBX. This technology allows sending and receiving faxes directly via VOIP and does not require a fax modem or other fax hardware.
Send and receive faxes over the Internet without the need for a fax modem.
Information about incoming and outgoing faxes is stored using XML, which is efficient and fast.
Communication with the email server can be encrypted using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) or TLS (Transport Layer Security).
Supports TWAIN devices such as scanners and digital cameras. This allows faxing of scanned images and digital photos.
RelayFax supports CAPI 2.0 (ISDN) devices, and has been tested with both single and dual channel ISDN cards.
Send faxes directly from within MDaemon Webmail (MDaemon's Web-Based Email Client), to leverage web-based faxing capabilities, and more.
RelayFax now supports faxing via many Mainpine, Dialogic (formerly Brooktrout), Commetrex, Comtrol, and Natural MicroSystems fax boards.
RelayFax includes Optical Character Recognition (OCR), which provides the ability to read and distribute incoming faxes automatically, based on content.
RelayFax is equipped with a fax engine that supports many fax modems and Error Correcting Mode (ECM). Its redesigned Modem Configuration interface provides options for controlling COM port baud rate, flow control, fax baud rate, speaker activation, volume, and more.
TWAIN is a widely-used program that lets you scan an image (using a scanner) directly into the application (such as PhotoShop) where you want to work with the image. Without TWAIN, you would have to close an application that was open, open a special application to receive the image, and then move the image to the application where you wanted to work with it. The TWAIN driver runs between an application and the scanner hardware. TWAIN usually comes as part of the software package you get when you buy a scanner. It's also integrated into PhotoShop and similar image manipulation programs.
Installing the RelayFax SMTP Client on a workstation will also install RFViewer - a simple utility for viewing and printing a fax image file. This software utility will be associated with the proper extensions for opening and printing TIF documents. If an existing software package is found associated with the TIF extension, that registry entry will be saved under the 'edit' shell command. Use the blue arrow keys to move from page to page in a multi-page fax.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a technology that functions much like a printer in reverse. An OCR system reads printed text and converts it to an electronic format for use in document processing applications. There are a wide variety of OCR systems in use today, from the massive document handling computers used by post offices, to the desktop systems that employ scanners for reading text into word processing and spreadsheet applications.
While they often differ in the combination of technologies employed, all OCR systems have several things in common. They use some form of bitmapped image as an input, whether drawn from a printed document, magnetic tape, or image file. They also employ one or more algorithms (rules or procedures used to solve problems) to translate combinations of dots in a bitmap into a recognized character. Finally, all OCR systems output recognized characters in some kind of computer usable medium, including but not limited to punch cards, electronic data (e.g. point-of-sale scanners in grocery stores) and formatted text.
While recognition accuracy is an important part of an OCR product, it is not the only concern. Recognition products are productivity tools - their objective is to make people more productive by reducing the time it takes to translate printed text or image files into editable text. Recognition accuracy is only a part of a total productivity solution. The measure of a truly useful OCR product is not just its recognition ability, but whether, and to what extent, it improves your productivity.
The essential tasks for an OCR product are those that allow you to work most efficiently, i.e., to maximize your throughput. Users of current OCR products know that you can waste a considerable amount of time getting to the point where your electronic document is ready to use. Among the most common time sinks are: manually defining page layout, assigning text, graphic and/or numeric zones, proofing recognition errors and reformatting documents after export. A product that minimizes or eliminates the additional time it takes to perform these tasks is the product that maximizes through put.
This article explains how to upgrade an existing version of RelayFax to the current release of the software.
Before upgrading RelayFax, make sure that your upgrade protection is current:
Also, be sure to review the release notes for the current version on our website to evaluate how you will be affected by any feature changes. A link to the release notes will be provided during the upgrade process, but you can also find the latest release notes at: http://files.altn.com/relayfax/release/relnotes_en.html
NOTE: As a precaution, before upgrading, be sure to back up the entire RelayFax directory structure.
Follow these steps to upgrade RelayFax:
NOTE: When prompted, enable this option: I'm upgrading so I don't need to answer any more questions.
9. After the install has completed, click Finish to start RelayFax.