TMC President Rich Tehrani (News - Alert) reported that attendance was up 15 percent at the event and – as TMC Vice President Tom Keating writes here – the show, by all accounts, bucked downward trends in the economy and bold predictions that “VoIP Is Dead.”
One aspect of the show that Schweitzer also picked up on was the number of businesses that are “reinventing what many may assume is long gone – the fax.”
“Our unofficial count showed about 14 fax companies at the show, all optimistic that this is a hot, new sector in IP communications,” Schweitzer said.
The fax may be seen as a hot sector – yet at least one company would dispute the term “new."
Officials at FaxCore Inc. – whose Fax-over-IP, or “FoIP” solutions are designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, including CPE and service providers – told TMCnet during an interview that the company did its first installation three years ago in aCisco ( News - Alert) Systems Inc. call center environment.