Interstar exhibits at ACUTA education technology show – shows how IP fax server software help schools comply with FERPA regulations on student privacy

July 16, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Montreal, Canada, July 16, 2005 ó Interstar Technologies (, a leading developer of IP telephony solutions, will exhibit at the 34th Annual ACUTA Conference & Exhibition (Booth 231) next week to demonstrate how its XMediusFAX T.38 Fax Over IP software helps schools comply with FERPA regulations, which require that educational institutions protect students' privacy with regard to educational records. As a member of ACUTA, Interstar will show how its fax server software improves fax transmission and archival of student records and other confidential documents by allowing faculty administratorís to send/receive faxes directly from their email inboxes or multifunction printers. This saves precious time and reduces costs by at least 40% through leveraging of VoIP network and unified messaging infrastructures.
The tradeshow, held July 17Ė21, 2005, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida, will show how Interstarís fax server software brings significant ROI as soon as within 3-6 months of deployment. VoIP is the top emerging technology priority for the education sector, with 47% of education sector IT decision-makers planning to implement a VoIP network within the next three years (per Info-Techís Education Industry: 2005 IT Budget & Staffing Report highlighting trends among small and mid-sized educational institutions).
ďWith VoIP becoming increasingly important in the education sector, Interstarís fax server software solutions will continue its top-class role in improving the academic, technology and public service objectives of various institutions,Ē said Martin Demers, President and CEO of Interstar Technologies. ďAs a member of ACUTA, Interstar is committed to building beyond its current customer base, which already includes universities in the Ivy League and Carnegie Classification, as well as other prominent colleges, schools and governing entities.Ē

About XMediusFAX®, fax servers and VoIP networks

Interstarís XMediusFAX is the first software-only (no hardware or fax boards required), T.38 Fax Over IP (FoIP) server application that integrates seamlessly with leading IP telephony technologies from companies such as Cisco, 3Com/AudioCodes, Avaya, and Alcatel. By connecting directly to these leading VoIP gateways, XMediusFAX maximizes ROI, streamlines workflow, and solves analog fax problems by eliminating POTS lines, specialized hardware, paper, toner and maintenance costs.

XMediusFAX is an essential component of unified messaging, enabling faxes to share a common inbox, along with email and voicemail.

Users can send and receive faxes directly from:
o Microsoft Outlook,
o Lotus Notes
o or SMTP email client, such as Microsoft Outlook Express, Eudora and Mozilla Thunderbird,
o or XMediusFAX web client,
o or any T.37-compliant multifunction device (MFD), such as HP, Xerox, Lexmark, and SAGEM.

XMediusFAX, runs on Windows 2000 and 2003, and is available in Enterprise, Express and Service Provider (EE, X and SP) editions. More info >>

About Interstar Technologies

Privately-held Interstar Technologies pioneered the fax server revolution in 1996 with its LightningFAX® server software. It then reinvented the fax server in 2002 with XMediusFAX® server, the industryís first boardless, T.38 IP fax server solution for enterprises and service providers. With thousands of systems installed in more than 40 countries, Interstar is committed to providing world-class, electronic messaging technology to enterprise markets of all sizes, financial institutions, and governments.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Interstar Technologies maintains partnerships with Cisco Systems, Groupe SAGEM, Bell Canada, 3Com, Eicon Networks, Microsoft, Pitney Bowes, IBM, HP, Lotus, SAP, Brooktrout and Artisoft. Its award-winning solutions for Microsoft Windows are distributed worldwide through a global network of resellers, system integrators and OEM partners. For more information, visit the Interstar website at


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Gisèle Seto
Interstar Technologies
Phone: (514) 422-4323