Documenting the Fax of Life: Despite
E-Mail, Facsimile still rules at work
Despite the growing popularity of e-mail, the venerable
facsimile machine still rules the office and that means
the paper-free work place remains a distant fantasy, according
to two Gallup Organization polls. The surveys commissioned
by Pitney Bowes, the Stamford, Conn. based company that
just happens to make fax machines and other business equipment,
found that fax were the preferred method of sending documents.
In a survey designed to gauge communications preferences
among 500 large and mid-sized companies, respondents on
average said that their productivity would drop by about
40% if their fax machines were taken away. The flow of paper
has increased at 67% of the large companies and 71 % of
the medium companies over the last year. A separate survey
of telecommunications managers at 305 large companies found
that the average number of faxes sent per day nearly doubled
to 1,918 from 1,095 the year before.
NANCY RIVERA BROOKS
LA TIMES (Business Section) [Mon, September 27, 1999]
ClearFax.Com Inc., announced today the introduction of
ClearFax, the first software product using its new proprietary
enhanced imaging technology for faxing. ClearFax significantly
enriches the quality of all images sent via fax and works
in conjunction with most existing fax software products,
such as Symantec's WinFax ProTM or Microsoft FaxTM, EFax.TM
"Now, for the first time, computer based faxed images
can be transmitted and received around the world in breathtaking
photo-like realism," noted William Conti, President
of ClearFax.com. "Images and documents faxed from a
computer can arrive at any existing fax machine, even the
oldest thermal fax machines and produce stunning laser-quality
With ClearFax, ($79.95 SRP), computer users can send image
intensive faxes, such as press releases, brochures, advertising
layouts, photographs, artwork, advertising proofs, vector
images, or any mission critical documents with imbedded
photos, and be assured that they'll be received with clear,
ClearFax is of special importance to businesses and government
agencies that can use enhanced images in faxing for marketing,
sales and image verification purposes, such as real estate,
travel, law enforcement agencies and insurance companies.
"With an estimated installed base of 70 million fax
machines in the U.S. alone, and 5 million new machines sold
each year, we anticipate that ClearFax will become the standard
for all computer based faxing of images and documents worldwide.
ClearFax is designed for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000.
System requirements are 32 MB of RAM (64 MB recommended)
and 1 MB of hard disk space.
(PALOS VERDES, CA) [April 01, 2000]