The Zetafax Automation Toolkit provides a set of straightforward and easy to use tools to enable the automatic faxing of business critical documents from existing applications without using the Zetafax Client or an email program. Tools include embedded addressing, text submit files, C/C++ language libraries and COM (Component Object Model) technology.
With the Automation Toolkit, the systems used to produce important communications, such as invoices and purchase orders, can be adapted to send documents automatically as faxes. They can also be adapted to output batches to single or multiple submit files for sending overnight, cutting telecommunications call costs.
Automating the fax process
The ZSUBMIT program supplied with the Zetafax Automation Toolkit lets any computer send faxes by creating a SUBMIT file containing the recipient and message details in a shared folder on a fileserver. The fax number, message options, logos and signatures can be added, and having detected the SUBMIT files in the shared folder, the Zetafax Server sends them. Any Zetafax Client can be used to monitor progress and re-submit any faxes that fail.
Embedded addressing eliminates the need for manual address entry, and can be used with the mail merge feature of Microsoft Word and with contact management applications to personalize faxes to a list of contacts. Form letters, newsletters and fax broadcasts can be created with mail merge addressing fields such as name, organization and fax number within the Zetafax embedded addressing syntax. The fields are then replaced with the addressing information that is interpreted when the document is printed to the Zetafax printer.
Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)Product Highlights
DDE is a standard way of passing addressing information from a Windows application to the Zetafax Client. It is similar to embedded addressing, though it can also be used from within thin client applications. The process is typically automated by using a macro from within an application such as Microsoft Word. Running the macro initiates the DDE conversation, sends the addressing information to Zetafax, and then prints the fax.
- Fax-enables any business application
- Allows personalized fax broadcasts with the click of a mouse
- Automates the transmission of business critical documents such as invoices and purchase orders
- Enables faxes to be submitted from any computer on your network
- Integrates with applications on Microsoft Windows, UNIX, Linux, and most other platforms