This is my first post on the RPi boards so go easy. We have some experience with RPi and have one we use for testing in our office. I was wondering if the following could be setup or if its a pipe dream.
We have software in our office that has integrated faxing through the program. The current setup has a standalone windows based fax server that send and recieves the faxes from a standard pots line. The fax server receives new faxes (TIFF files) and has them sit in a shared folder that users can pick up and do whatever they want with over the network. It has has a fax monitor on it so when a user sends a fax document out of the software it goes to the fax server and it handles the fax and gives confirmation.
We were looking to see if we could switch to a Raspberry Pi for cost, electricity, and space savings. instead of just have a win box taking up space we want to have a RPi with maybe a USB modem. From our initial research, we have read that the USR5637 and TFM-561U work well with Arch.
Our questions are:
- is this doable?
- is arch on Pi stable enough that this could be an always on fax server
- are there any fax monitor / server software scripts available that can complete this?
In the end its pretty basic, but I have searched the boards and have not come back with much.
Thanks for the info and any guidance you can help with!