Star2Star Communications announced Tuesday the availability of StarFax Personal, a new cloud-based fax service that adds desktop faxing to any Star2Star system.
StarFax users can send and receive faxes to and from their desktop or laptop computers with no physical fax machine or other hardware. StarFax Personal is an add-on feature (called a Starlet) that operates within the same application Framework as StarScope 2, a UC tool that allows users to monitor and control their communication, including presence, voice, chat, email and voice mail, from a single interface.
Each StarFax Personal user is assigned a unique, personal fax number for incoming faxes. When a fax is sent to that number, the fax is received by the Star2Star system and stored "in the cloud" at a Star2Star data center.
Incoming faxes are stored as PDF files and can be viewed within the StarFax starlet or using a PDF viewer. Incoming faxes pass through an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) program, so all received faxes are fully searchable.
StarFax Personal users can send virtually any type of printable file (.doc, pdf, jpg, etc.) directly from the StarFax Personal software. Laptop users can send and receive faxes anywhere there's an Internet connection.
StarFax Personal is priced at $4.95 per month, including 100 fax pages. Additional pages are 5 cents per page.
Star2Star products are sold through an international network of distributors, master agents and certified installing dealers.