Dialogic Blog

Fax and the Recent Scare About Security

by Joanne Babbitt

Aug 20, 2018 4:00:00 PM

If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’ve seen the press release from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. that discussed what, in its view, were vulnerabilities and potential security risks in fax devices and the T.30 fax protocol.  I’m not here to question whether Check Point did indeed find a vulnerability in HP Officejet Pro All-in-One printers; instead, I want to set the record straight about what the vulnerability did and did not mean.

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Topics: Security, Fax

Rightsizing Your Fax Server

by Bob Wildes

May 2, 2018 10:00:00 AM

I was driving to work this week and encountered a fair bit of traffic one morning.  I would imagine many of us do to one extent or another.  I often deal with some that seems to always occur in certain parts of my commute, though on this day the traffic was unbearable.

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Topics: Fax, Communications Application Development

The End and Beginning of a Good Thing

by Jim Machi

Jan 10, 2018 9:44:20 AM

 

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Topics: 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi, Fax, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS

New Features in Dialogic Brooktrout SDK 6.8 - SIP over TLS

by Bob Wildes

Dec 18, 2017 10:09:00 AM

The Brooktrout Fax Products SDK 6.8 is the latest Brooktrout development kit providing feature rich capabilities to our partners.  We’ve added some new features that will be quite useful, and I will discuss a couple of them on what they do and why they can help you.

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Topics: Fax, Security

Why Media Gateways Anymore?

by Jim Machi

Nov 7, 2017 9:12:00 AM

This past summer, I wrote a few blogs relating to older technologies such as PSTN, SS7, Fax, etc.  At Dialogic, part of what we do is live in the world of bridging these older technologies to today.  The older technologies live on longer than any of us might imagine, and we have customers who still buy these technologies for various reasons – all revolving around the networks still being used, no matter how much we hear about LTE. And thus, there is business for them and thus, us to be had.

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Topics: Fax, Signaling

MVNO’s Need Their Own Infrastructure To Differentiate

by Jim Machi

Aug 8, 2017 10:11:50 AM

Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) are increasingly investing in their own infrastructure. Why?  Because running on someone else’s mobile network and trying to differentiate via marketing / branding isn’t good enough anymore.  So MVNO’s are putting in some of their own infrastructure to use with the host network to create functional differentiation in addition to the marketing differentiation. 019 Telzar in Israel has recently done this, and it resulted in a 50% increase in its customer base in 5 months. Mobile Virtual Network Enablers (MVNEs) have also emerged to supply the infrastructure differentiation to the MVNO’s, so the MVNO itself doesn’t have to invest in the infrastructure.

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Topics: Signaling, Fax, 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi, IPX, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, WebRTC

Unified Communications Murkiness

by Jim Machi

Jun 27, 2017 9:02:00 AM

Everyone is talking about UC these days.  But what is it?  And why hasn’t everyone deployed it yet?

First of all, UC is a murky topic.  Unified Communications at it’s most basic level is voice, email and presence/IM capability in an application.   And some companies are very particular about saying they have UC apps because they have the basic ones.  But UC can also mean voice conferencing, video conferencing, text messaging, collaboration / document sharing, and fax.   And this contributes to different price points and target market fit. 

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Topics: Communications Application Development, Fax, WebRTC

SIP Trunks and Whaaaat???…Gateways…but not SBCs?

by Jim Machi

Jun 20, 2017 9:03:00 AM

Back in March, I wrote a blog about the PSTN sunset. But in reality legacy technologies are still in use.  I know this since we still sell them. Certainly, IP is growing and SIP Trunking is growing, but for most companies this means a gradual transition, not a full scale wipeout of existing technology.

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Topics: Fax, Signaling

Fax Still Going Strong

by Jim Machi

Jun 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Last week, I had the pleasure to meet with most of our Japanese fax customers in Tokyo.  Fax, like many PSTN technologies, continues to endure and keep going way past what the “pundits” may have predicted.  To me, that is because the pundits live in a very advanced world, and don’t understand how economics really shape enterprise business decisions. 

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Topics: Fax

Is the Cisco VNI Right?

by Jim Machi

May 23, 2017 9:20:00 AM

I come across many business plans that utilize the Cisco VNI, and these business plans and business often speak of it as gospel.  I’ve even seen other analyst reports refer to the Cisco VNI as well.  The Cisco VNI has been a great tool for many of us in the industry, and I have been reading it for as long as it’s been available, which is at least 10 years running.  And it’s a great tool for sure, one of the best. 

But is it right? 

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Topics: Fax, Guides: How-to's, Infographics, and more