BRUSSELS, Belgium–April 29, 2008—Voxbone, provider of worldwide telephone numbers and origination services for voice carriers, today announced that it has been chosen by Scendix Software GmbH to supply numbers, origination and conversion services for traditional PSTN fax for the PamFax for Skype solution. PamFax, the prominent Skype “Extra” that allows users to send any printable PC document out as a fax and pay with Skype credit or a credit card, is tapping Voxbone to add inbound faxing as part of its launch of PamFax 2.0.
PamFax can be downloaded and installed for free to Skype users as a Skype “Extra” application. PamFax is available for Windows and Mac OSX users. Through Voxbone, documents faxed to PamFax customers on regular fax machines are delivered to the users of the PamFax portal as PDF file. The user is then informed about the new fax by Skype Chat and/or e-mail.
Voxbone was uniquely equipped to bring several critical elements to Pamfax’s 2.0 offering:
- An inventory of direct-inward dial numbers (DIDs) in 4,000 cities and 47 countries, out of which 27 will initially be available to PamFax subscribers to use as their personal fax numbers;
- An IP interface to the telephone network that enables fax documents to be translated into TIFF or PDF data files;
- An API for the automated delivery of these faxes to any software or Web site.
In addition to fax-in capability, the launch of PamFax 2.0 will introduce support for Macintosh users, the ability to send multiple documents as a single fax, a redesigned user interface and portal page, improved fax quality, and a lowered price for on-demand faxing. More on the PamFax announcement is available at www.pamfax.biz.
“An Internet business like PamFax’s inherently sells to a worldwide market,” says Dick Schiferli, Pamfax CEO. “To offer the inbound side of faxing with the geographical range of numbers we needed, the reliability we needed, as well as an API for automated fax-to-PDF conversion, we really had only one address to turn to: Voxbone.”
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Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Voxbone provides worldwide DID numbers and toll-free phone numbers over its own private intercontinental VoIP network. The all-IP architecture of the Voxbone core network enables customers to rapidly deploy new communications services with local presence, while simultaneously reducing costs. It delivers high-quality call origination from 47 countries and 4,000 cities, as well as “iNum” numbers that are billed as local calls when dialed through participating carriers anywhere in the world. Through its number inventory, network, self-administered provisioning and comprehensive SIP adherence, Voxbone’s global infrastructure enables its customers to expand to international markets quickly and efficiently. Founded in 2002 and privately held, Voxbone is licensed by the EU in 27 countries. For more information, visit www.voxbone.com.
Headquartered in Ebstorf, Germany, Scendix Software provides standard consumer and business software solutions in the Skype, Ebay and telephony markets worldwide since 2004. Scendix has received multiple Ebay Innovation Awards for solutions like Ebay on Wii. Scendix is a subsidiary of PamConsult GmbH, the parent company. Among our products are applications like Pamela for Skype with over 5 million downloads, Pamela Call Recorder, mcePhone, PamFax for Skype, mceAuction and many more. PamConsult was founded in 2006 and privately held. For more information, visit www.pamconsult.com.
Sue Huss, for Voxbone