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Believe it or not, but people are still using Fax. A lot.
The Vodia PBX supports Fax both in pass-through mode and now also includes a Fax to email converter.
Facsimile or short: Fax
The problem with Fax: Fax was designed at a time when modems were the predominant way of exchanging data directly between different devices. When the voice communication changed to packets, suddenly packets could drop which was not possible in the world of devices that were connected though wires.
The result: the image representation got screwed up and the recipient got a funny page.
The answer: T.38. With the T.38 standard, the modem signals are represented in a digital form, so that they are a lot less problems with the reception.
The Vodia PBX supports T.38 in two ways.