announced a customer beta release of 4-Sight Fax 5. What makes this release unique is that it’s the first fax server for Mac OS X, according to the developer.
4-Sight Fax 5 provides TCP/IP access to remote, cross platform users, according to Soft Solutions. As a result, 4-Sight Fax users can send and receive faxes through any Internet connection. The software’s “Fax forwarding” feature enables users to send and receive faxes via e-mail as PDF attachments.
4-Sight Fax 5 sports client support for Mac OS 8.6 or later, as well as various flavors of Windows. The new version’s client interface has been enhanced with a client-side imaging engine, expanded address book, queue search and expanded viewing capabilities.
4-Sight Fax 5 server software currently supports Mac OS 8.6 through 9.2.2, but OS X support will be added as a general release with version 5.1. The application also supports up to 16 fax lines from a single computer.
Soft Solutions programming specialist Jamie Cox explained that the new version has been “completely modernized.” The client has been rewritten using Java, and reliance on old server networking protocols has been replaced with open standards like XML and RPC. “With the use of XML, 4-Sight Fax 5 data transfer will be faster and development will be more flexible,” said Cox.
Expect 4-Sight Fax 5 to cost US$595 for one line supporting 5 users. Enterprise pricing runs from $1,395 for one line with 25 users to $13,435 for 12 lines supporting unlimited users.