Sagem-Interstar Inc.

Sagem-Interstar Inc.


May 18, 2009 08:00 ET

Sagem-Interstar's IP Fax Solutions Now Rated "Avaya 5.1 Compliant"

Sagem-Interstar's XMediusFAX™ boardless Fax over IP (FoIP) solutions have been certified compatible with Avaya Communication Manager 5.1

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Sagem-Interstar (Sagem Communications), the global leader in advanced fax solutions for IP networks (, today announced that its XMediusFAX boardless T.38 FoIP server solutions are compliant with key IP telephony solutions from Avaya, a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services.

XMediusFAX FoIP solutions have been compliance-tested by Avaya for compatibility with Avaya Communication Manager 5.1 along with Avaya Media Gateways.

The patented T.38 XMediusFAX FoIP solutions will be showcased at the International Alliance of Avaya Users (InAAU) conference (Booth 534), held May 17-21 in Orlando, Florida.

"Our green-optimized XMediusFAX IP fax server solutions address the accelerating global TDM to IP migration trend," says Jean Champagne, General Manager at Sagem-Interstar. "XMediusFAX FoIP benefits businesses with Avaya Unified Communications (UC) infrastructures by enhancing productivity, streamlining operations, and lowering Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in the context of today's economic climate of increasingly stringent regulatory compliances, evolving UC and ECM infrastructure strategies, and requirements for integration with MFP, ERP/CRM, virtualization and SIP trunking systems."

One of the companies benefiting from the interoperability of XMediusFAX FoIP and Avaya solutions is the American Chartered Bank, a premier bank in the northwest Illinois suburban corridor, with 14 locations. American Chartered Bank relies heavily on faxing of thousands of pages of sensitive account and loan information and other banking documents every month.

"XMediusFAX did claim to offer 'seamless integration,' and now that we have it up and running, this is absolutely true. The installation process was very quick and did not require that much work to be done within Avaya Communication Manager. Everyone likes the way they can now receive faxes into their email boxes and only print those items that they absolutely need to print. The product does everything that was promised and is very easy to administer," said Gary Peters, Second Vice President of Information Systems at American Chartered Bank.

Sagem-Interstar is a Gold member of the Avaya DevConnect program-an initiative to develop, market and sell innovative third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology and extend the value of a company's investment in its network.

As a Gold member of the program, Sagem-Interstar is eligible to submit products for compatibility testing by the Avaya Solution Interoperability and Test Lab in Lincroft, N.J. There a team of Avaya engineers develops a comprehensive test plan for each application to verify whether it is Avaya compliant. Doing so ensures businesses can confidently add best-in-class capabilities to their network without having to replace their existing infrastructure-speeding deployment of new applications and reducing both network complexity and implementation costs.

"By offering compliance testing to the many innovative companies like Sagem-Interstar who are members of our DevConnect program, Avaya promotes fully interoperable solutions that help businesses unleash powerful new possibilities," said Eric Rossman, vice president, developer relations and technical alliances, Avaya.

About Avaya

Avaya is a global leader in enterprise communications systems. The company provides unified communications, contact centers, and related services directly and through its channel partners to leading businesses and organizations around the world. Enterprises of all sizes depend on Avaya for state-of-the-art communications that improve efficiency, collaboration, customer service and competitiveness. For more information please visit For more information on the Avaya DevConnect program, visit

About Sagem-Interstar Inc.

Sagem-Interstar Inc. is the global leader in advanced fax server solutions for IP networks. Its field-proven XMediusFAX(TM) leverages IP telephony and Unified Communications (UC) systems to enhance productivity, collaboration, and ROI by integrating fax on the desktop. Deployed worldwide in enterprises and service provider sites since 2002, XMediusFAX is the most mature T.38 Fax over IP (FoIP) software on the market. As the North American subsidiary of Sagem Communications, Sagem-Interstar, with its globally recognized excellence in delivering scalable, secure and survivable FoIP solutions, is empowering businesses to fulfill the compelling promise of UC.

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About Sagem Communications

A French, international scale, high technology company, Sagem Communications specialises in broadband communications and convergence in particular in the following areas: printing terminals, digital TV set-top boxes, broadband and residential terminals, communicating energy management solutions and telecom systems and partnerships.

The company is in a leadership position in these sectors thanks to its proven capacity for innovation. Sagem Communications aims to become a world leader in convergence and broadband terminals. With a turnover of more than 1.3 billion euros, Sagem Communications employs 6,570 people on five continents and is headquartered in Paris.

The sustainable development policy commitment at Sagem Communications starts right from the product design stage. It applies to the whole of the industrial process, the eco-design in accordance with ISO standards and includes the energy consumption of the products, and is included in an ethical charter applicable to all its suppliers.

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