Setting up UMC6108 in small business


#1

Hello everyone,

I am setting up a donated UMC6108 at my business. I have got 3 phones and have them working to make out bound calls as well as get inbound calls. I am currently using flowroute. As I play around with the PBX, I see there is something about fax sending. Right now we use ring central and email scanned images to them that get turned into a sent fax using the 10 digit North American phone number and @rc.com. As I am trying to move to inhouse PBX, is this send fax function that I found in the UMC6108 something that I can use to send faxes? e have a scanner that has a fax modem built into, it but have disabled it and just scan stuff to the email address as the scanner is able to send these as emails.

Thanks

Steve


#2

Continue using RingCentral.

The UCM fax sending server works 1/2 times. It depends a lot on your SIP provider and their ability to use/convert T.38 codec.


#3

OK. Thanks for the recommendation. Since RingCentral is free, I think we will continue with it. Just though I could simplify things if I could use the fax sending server on the UMC 6108


#4

You can certainly test it!

  • Setup Flowroute as your SIP trunk
  • Then try sending a Fax using the Value-Added section
  • If it doesn’t work, check that Flowroute supports T.38 (I think they do) and check your config (headers, CID, etc.)

#5

Note that the UCM6108 is EOL. You won’t get new features so if this is a new install where it might get bigger, I really recommend you buy a 6204 or 6208. Depending on your needs. Pretty sure the 6202 would be great for < 100 phones.


#6

Thanks. It was a donated unit. We have cost issues so are trying to do stuff on the cheap. I think upgrading would be great when funds become available. If we can get a year or 2 out of it then we will have funds to upgrade.


#7

I do believe if there is a major security problem they will still patch but there are no new features. @bvanmeter Can you clarify this for us?


#8

@whowe82, that is Grandsream’s published position on the UCM61xx line.


#9

Correct, no new firmware patches for features.