Save Time and Money by Integrating your PBX with your Analogue Fax

OK,  so you have implemented 3CX Phone System and are making huge savings on your call costs using VoIP Providers, but what about integrating your analogue fax machine, to be able to send and receive faxes as well? The solution is simple, cost effective and intelligent!

It comes in the form of a Welltech WellGate ATA 172plus-PoE. With it you will be able to utilize your existing analogue fax machine and use it to send and receive faxes, using your VoIP Providers configured in your 3CX Phone System.

This small, compact yet powerful analogue integration solution can offer many other great benefits too, for instance, connect your analogue handsets using your existing telephone cabling, easily and cost effectively expanding your existing telephone extensions.

All you need to do is connect your analogue phones or fax machines to your ATA 172plus, connect it to your network and configure 3CX Phone System accordingly, it’s as simple as that!

Check out the complete Configuration Guide for WellGate ATA 172plus for a more detailed description.

Check out the guide Configuring Fax Server to learn how to configure your 3CX Phone System fax receive capability.

Also see this post on Outbound Fax Made Easy with an Online Fax Service to see how you can cost effectively send faxes in the most easy way.

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  1. rishan ranatunga

    Dear sir

    Generally in an analogue fax machine detects the incoming call or fax by 70-110V alternative current ringer signal provided by PSTN .this triggers the ring circuit,answering machine,inside the analogue FAX does the ATA 172 having 110V/AC ringer circuit inbuilt?just for information.

    thank you
    Rishan Ranatunga
    Sri lanka

    July 18, 2015 at 4:36 am
    • Charalambos Eleftheriou

      @Rishan, thanks for your question. The ATA sits between the PSTN network and the computer network and allows an analogue fax machine to use VoIP provides configured in 3CX Phone System to send and receive faxes. Fax machines do not detect that amount of voltage. PSTN lines have usually around 42-50 volts DC, when the phone is on hook, depending where you are in the world. When the phone is picked up creates a current between the pair of telephone wires which creates a loop that is sent back to the main exchange and a call is connected. The voltage now drops to about 9 volts DC. Anyhow I hope that’s answers your question.

      July 19, 2015 at 11:11 am