Software Converts Wireshark File to Fax-Image File
ITExpo Los Angeles, CA September 16, 2008 – Commetrex Corporation announces the launch of version 2.0 of FaxTap for T.38. FaxTap for T.38 interprets a Wireshark-produced PCAP file to the fax’s TIFF image. Wireshark is a widely used IP packet-recording tool. The new product release improves ease-of-use and is much higher in functionality. Version 1.0 rendered a PCAP file to a TIFF-F image file, provided the T.38 session had no lost packets. Version 2.0 now employs full T.38 UDP redundancy processing, as implemented in Commetrex’ T.38 relay, recovering an image from sessions with missing and out-of-order packets. Commetrex also offers FaxTap for PCM.
Version 1.0 required the user to specify the IP addresses and ports of the sessions to analyze. Now, FaxTap for T.38 automatically identifies and processes all T.38 streams present in a capture file. Moreover, FaxTap now optionally produces packet-by-packet details. With a command-line option, the program can display details about each packet as well as information on the decisions it makes during packet processing.
As stated by Tom Ray, EVP of sales and marketing at Commetrex, “It is becoming clear that T.38 has really come of age as evidenced by a spike in demand for FaxTap for T.38. Finally, the international-footprint IP carriers, such as Global Crossing and Level(3) are offering service agreements that include T.38. So, customers are looking for affordable ways to test their network’s T.38-based fax transactions. And FaxTap is just the answer.”