ITExpo Los Angeles, CA September 17, 2008 – Commetrex announced today that PIKA Technologies Inc. selected Commetrex technology to support the addition of V.34 fax modem, sometimes known as Super G3, to its media-processing portfolio including support for its market-leading PrimnetMM, DaytonaMM, and InlineMM board-level analog and digital telephony products. PIKA expects to release the new capability prior to the end of this year.
Through its partnership with Commetrex, PIKA’s product line has provided fax support for its PC-based DSP telephony boards the last six years. The highest-speed modem offered on Daytona has been V.17, which has a top speed of 14,400 bps. Commetrex’ release of V.34 Fax Modem to its OEM customers means that the data rate of fax transactions can more than double to 33,600 bps, cutting image-transfer times by one-half, a big savings to users in long-distance fees.
Tom Duxbury, PIKA’s Vice President of Technology and Operations, said, “We have been a user of Commetrex’ fax technologies, including T.30, image-conversion, and fax-modems for many years. When they released their highly anticipated V.34 modem, it was an easy decision for us to upgrade our technology. We’ve also taken a future option to acquire Commetrex’ industry-leading TerminatingT38 and T.38 Fax Relay Software.”