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Understanding the Technology Behind Modern Fax Apps

Fax Apps Technology

Technology has brought about a lot of changes in the way we communicate today. From sending a text message to video calling, we can now do it all from our smartphone or tablet.

The same goes for faxing. You can now do it from the palm of your hand with a modern fax app. But how does this work? What is the technology behind fax apps?

What Are Fax Apps and How Do They Work?

Fax apps are mobile or web-based applications that you can use to send and receive faxes electronically.

These apps use the internet to transmit data, replacing the traditional method of sending data over a telephone line.

Using a fax app is simple. You input the fax number you wish to send to, attach your document, and hit send. The app will then convert your document into a format compatible with fax machines using a process called digitization.

This digital file is then transmitted via the internet to the recipient’s fax number. On the receiver’s end, the fax app will convert this digital file back into a document that can be viewed or printed.

Fax App Technology

Internet faxing lies at the heart of how fax apps operate. Here’s how it works:

  1. Digitization: When you scan or upload a document to the Faxburner app, it’s transformed into a digital format or a bitmap image composed of binary code. This binary code is readable by fax machines, ensuring compatibility and readability on the receiver’s end.
  2. Signal Processing and Transmission: After digitization, the binary code is processed into an audio signal using a process called ‘modulation.’ This can be performed using various technology standards, such as T.38 or G.711 protocols. These signals are transmitted over the internet to the recipient.
  3. Decoding and Demodulation: At the receiving end, the signals are ‘demodulated,’ converting them back into binary data. This binary code is then decoded to recreate the printed text or image.
  4. API for Faxing: APIs play a key role in enabling these processes. APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) are a set of protocols or rules that allow programs to communicate with each other. Fax API bridges the gap between the internet and the traditional phone lines required for faxing.

Features of Fax Apps

Modern fax apps like FaxBurner provide additional features beyond simple faxing, including:

  • Mobile Faxing: You can send and receive faxes directly from your mobile phone or tablet as long as you have an internet connection and the Faxburner app.
  • Email to Fax Capabilities: You can send a document to a fax number simply by sending an email. Our app takes care of the conversion, ensuring the document is successfully received as a fax at the other end.
  • Cloud Storage Integration: With the rise of cloud-based storage systems, it’s only natural that our app has integrated this feature. You can store inbound and outbound faxes directly in your preferred cloud storage, like Google Drive or Dropbox. This means important documents are always within reach, and you can access them at any given time.
  • Multi-Platform Support: Many of the modern fax apps offer multi-platform support. In other words, you can access their services not only via mobile apps but also through desktop applications and web browsers. This cross-platform support provides flexibility, letting you send and receive faxes from whichever platform you’re most comfortable with.

Making Faxing as Simple as Texting with FaxBurner

Say goodbye to old-fashioned, clumsy fax machines. With FaxBurner, faxing is as simple and convenient as sending an email or a text! Ready to make a change?

Download our app and try it out for yourself today!