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By nrvprinting ·
Will there be a problem sending fax or telephone service over cable? XP home or should we upgrade the office pc's?

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by LarryD4 In reply to Cable versa's dsl

Yes their will be a problem sending fax over a cable/VoIp phone, you cant.

You can read up on the issues at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice_over_IP#Difficulty_sending_faxes

But here is the short of it..

Difficulty sending faxes
The support of sending faxes over VoIP is still limited. The existing voice codecs are not designed for fax transmission; they are designed to digitize an analog representation of a human voice efficiently. However, the inefficiency of digitizing an analog representation (modem signal) of a digital representation (a document image) of analog data (an original document) more than negates any bandwidth advantage of VoIP. In other words, the fax "sounds" simply don?t fit in the VoIP channel. An effort is underway to remedy this by defining an alternate IP-based solution for delivering fax-over-IP, namely the T.38.

If most of your office PCs have XP Home, it would not effect the internet/phone system you get. If fiscally viable and you are looking to be more "organized" you might want to consider upgrading to XP Pro. But it depends on size of company, technology needs, and current technology experience on staff.

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