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Faximum and HP Sign Agreement to Co-Develop Next-Generation Fax Product

Santa Cruz (CA), August 18th, 1992 - Faximum Software Inc. announced today at the SCO Forum'92 show that it has entered into an agreement with Hewlett-Packard Company for joint development of a true client/server FAX software product for UNIX workstations.

This product will make it easy for people on a UNIX network to send or receive faxes directly from their screen and will employ intelligent dialling and least-cost routing to cut long-distance costs significantly.

Under the agreement, Faximum is contributing its fax software expertise and existing server technology while HP is contributing its expertise on human-factors engineering and client/server technology. The two companies will work together on the product which each will be free to market independently.

The product will utilise TCP/IP networks to connect clients running an X-based Motif user interface to a fax server supporting one or more external fax modems. The client/server protocol has been developed by Faximum and is network and host independent. This will allow fax clients and servers to run on different architectures and versions of UNIX and still work together. The product will support PCL and PostScript emulations as well as fax viewing under X. Special patented technology will be used to route incoming faxes to the appropriate client workstation automatically. Further details on the product's features and capabilities will be made available soon with the product announcement.

Faximum intends to port this product to a number of UNIX workstation systems including SCO's Open Desktop and will be making specific product announcements in due course.

"We at Faximum are proud to have been chosen by HP to develop this new fax product,'' said George Pajari, President of Faximum Software. ``Magazine reviews have consistently rated our fax product as the best and it was a special honour to have a company such as HP select our technology.''

``Faximum's existing fax products have capabilities not found in any other product, features which led HP to choose Faximum in the first place and this was the foundation. The final design was developed cooperatively and includes exciting new ideas from the HP and Faximum teams. The resulting product will define the next generation of UNIX fax software,'' said Carolanne Reynolds, Vice President of Faximum Software.

Faximum Software is a leader in the development of UNIX fax software. Its products for Intel-based UNIX include Faximum PLUS and Faximum ELS and started shipping at the end of 1990.

Hewlett-Packard Company is an international manufacturer of measurement and computation products and systems recognized for excellence in quality and support. The company's products and services are used in industry, business, engineering, science, medicine, and education in approximately 100 countries. HP has 90,000 employees and had revenue of $14.5 billion in its 1991 fiscal year.



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