Configuring Fax Services
The ATA 190 provides two modes of fax services that are capable of internetworking with Cisco IOS gateways over IP networks. These modes are called fax pass-through mode and T.38 fax relay mode.
With fax pass-through mode, the ATA 190 encodes fax traffic within the G.711 voice codec and passes it through the Voice Over IP (VoIP) network as though the fax were a voice call.
With T.38 fax relay mode, the ATA 190 supports the transmission of faxes, in real time, between two standard fax terminals communicating over SIP networks. T.38 fax relay mode provides a more reliable and error-free method of sending faxes over an IP network
Using Fax Mode
You can choose the preferred fax mode on the phone configuration page of the Unified CM administration page. From the fax mode pull-down window, choose one of the following modes:
- Fax pass-through
- T.38 fax relay
- NSE Fax pass-through—g711ulaw
- NSE Fax pass-through—g711alaw
You can set the Fax Error correction mode override values. From the fax mode pull-down window, choose one of the following modes:
Fax Modem Standards
The ATA 190 supports the following fax modem standards:
- ITU-T V.34
- ITU-T V.34 Annex 12
Note V.34 is not supported for T.38 relay fax.
Fax Modem Speeds
The ATA 190 supports the following fax modem speeds:
- 33.6 kb/s
- 31.2 kb/s
- 28.8 kb/s
- 26.4 kb/s
- 24 kb/s
- 21.6 kb/s
- 19.2 kb/s
- 16.8 kb/s
- 14.4 kb/s
- 12 kb/s
- 9.6 kb/s
- 7.2 kb/s
- 4.8 kb/s
- 2.4 kb/s
Note The speeds that are only used in V.34 do not apply for fax using T.38 relay.