Interstar's XMediusFAX Enterprise T.38 Fax Over IP Solution - A GSA Approved Solution Often Elected to Serve Heavy Government Fax Users and Fax Loads

FOSE 2005
MONTREAL--()--March 31, 2005--

  Award-Winning XMediusFAX(R) Showcases at the Upcoming FOSE Government IT Show in Washington DC  

Interstar Technologies (, a leading developer of IP telephony technologies, will be showcasing its award-winning XMediusFAX(R) at the upcoming FOSE show (booth 3143) April 5-7, at the Washington Convention Center, in Washington DC. FOSE is a comprehensive technology event serving the government marketplace.

The XMediusFAX server technology, which has won numerous product awards in the IP telephony space, is a T.38 software-based IP fax solution often elected by government organizations, departments and agencies in the United States and Canada for the rapid and secure faxing of their time-sensitive and confidential documents. Interstar's XMediusFAX and LightningFAX are also listed as authorized and approved fax communications software products for the United States government and can be found on a number of government agency contracts.

A US federal legislative branch with 600 offices recently elected to upgrade to XMediusFAX to produce cost savings and improved services. XMediusFAX handles the branch's daily volume of 30,000+ inbound and outbound faxes, as well as simultaneous fax broadcasts of session news to thousands of outlets. Government personnel typically sending hundred of faxes can reliably accomplish the task in a matter of seconds from their desktops via SMTP-compliant email clients running under the Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes or SAP messaging platforms.

"One particular XMediusFAX feature that our customers appreciate is fair-queuing to manage large bursts of faxes," said Martin Demers, President and CEO of Interstar Technologies. "The technology is smart enough to allow other fax requests into the queue so that a single large job does not shut down all fax traffic."

Some of the government agencies, among others, deploying Interstar's fax server solutions include: Sacramento County, American National Red Cross, Canadian Senate, Canadian Red Cross, and Canadian Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Preparedness (OCIPEP), as well as key government contractors such as Titan Corporation, TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Boeing.

"We selected Interstar's XMediusFAX solution for its industry-class, fault-tolerant technology and high scalability," said Rick Green, Vice President & CIO of TriWest Healthcare Alliance is a Phoenix-based corporation that partners with the US Department of Defense (DoD) to provide access to cost-effective, high-quality healthcare for active and retired uniformed services members and their families. TriWest is under contract with the DoD to manage and administer the TRICARE program throughout 21 states in the Western US region.

About XMediusFAX(R) and VoIP networks

About a decade ago, VoIP was introduced as a technology that would enable businesses to reap significant cost savings, while offering more features and capabilities, such as improved mobility. While VoIP has already accomplished that to a large degree, faxing in today's VoIP-enabled organizations still remains a legacy technology requiring POTS phone lines and/or specialized equipment.

XMediusFAX is a boardless T.38 Fax Over IP fax server solution that integrates seamlessly with leading IP telephony technologies from companies such as Cisco, 3Com/AudioCodes, and Alcatel. It maximizes ROI, streamlines workflow, and solves analog fax problems by eliminating POTS lines, specialized hardware, paper, toner and maintenance costs.

Currently, fax server solutions on the market require both fax boards and VoIP gateways to operate, and are therefore more expensive and complicated to support. XMediusFAX differentiates itself from the competition by solely operating with either VoIP gateways or fax boards, not both.

XMediusFAX is an essential component of unified messaging. Faxes can now share a common inbox, along with email and voicemail. Users can send and receive faxes directly from Microsoft Outlook, an SMTP email client, desktop application, or any T.37-compliant multifunction device (MFD). XMediusFAX, runs on Windows 2000 and 2003, and is available in Enterprise, Express and Service Provider (EE, X and SP) editions. Various email messaging platforms supported include Microsoft Exchange 2000 and 2003, Lotus Notes, SAP and Cisco Unity. Other key features include support for H.323 and SIP, SMTP/POP3, Least Cost Routing (LCR), G4 TIF file format, redundancy for mission critical applications, Active Directory synchronization, MMC Snap-in, HTML email notification, optional API modules, and a client for advanced fax functionalities.

The award-winning XMediusFAX truly completes and delivers on the VoIP promise of improved features/functionality and increased productivity and ROI.

About Interstar Technologies Inc.

Privately-held Interstar Technologies pioneered the fax server revolution in 1996 with its LightningFAX(R) software. It then reinvented the fax server in 2002 with XMediusFAX(R), the industry's first boardless, T.38 IP fax server solution for enterprises and service providers. With thousands of systems installed in more than 40 countries, Interstar is committed to providing world-class, electronic messaging technology to enterprise markets of all sizes, financial institutions, and governments.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Interstar Technologies maintains partnerships with Cisco Systems, Groupe SAGEM, Bell Canada, 3Com, Eicon Networks, Microsoft, Pitney Bowes, IBM, HP, Lotus, SAP, Onset Technology, Brooktrout and Artisoft. Its award-winning solutions for Microsoft Windows are distributed worldwide through a global network of resellers, system integrators and OEM partners. For more information, visit the Interstar website at


Interstar Technologies, Montreal
Gisele Seto, 514-422-4323


Interstar Technologies, Montreal
Gisele Seto, 514-422-4323