King County FAX Update

KCIT is leading a project to convert legacy fax machines to digital fax machines (otherwise known as IP FAX). This allows users to send and receive faxes via computer with the fax coming directly to an inbox in the form of an attachment. Converting these fax machines saves money because it uses less paper, less toner and has fewer machine failures.

IP Fax is the Fax standard.  If you’d like to learn more, informational sessions will be held via Skype every Tuesday at 11:00 AM from November 22 – January 31.   To join one of the sessions, call 263-8114 and enter conference ID 684233.  Ready to convert? Just contact the HelpDesk.  Questions? Contact Jamie Holter, KCIT.

IP Fax systems

  • Easy to use like a shared email account
  • Create and store faxed documents in Outlook
  • Reliable, secure and HIPPA compliant
  • Retain existing fax number

IP Fax cost

  • A mailbox with a fax number attached: $00.90/month
  • One-time setup fee: $1.20/mailbox
  • One-time porting fee: $3.60 per ported fax number
  • Cost per page (send/receive): $.045
  • Cost per page (retry): $.04

Cost comparison for legacy fax machine

  • $40/month
  • Fax machine toner: $59-$99
  • Paper cost: variable
  • Time saved walking back and forth: priceless