July 29, 2005
Posted by - TelephonyWorld @ 1:39 pm PST
BROOKTROUT LEADS THE INTELLIGENT FAX BOARD MARKET WITH
70% GLOBAL MARKET SHARE ACCORDING TO DAVIDSON CONSULTING
Also Increases European Market Share Year over Year
NEEDHAM, Mass., July 28, 2005-Brooktrout Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of media processing and call control products, today announced that it holds a commanding lead in the worldwide intelligent fax board market with a 70% worldwide market share, according to the latest Davidson Consulting research report "Computer-Based Fax Markets, 2004-2009" published this month by Davidson Consulting. In addition, Brooktrout also continues to gain market share in Europe, increasing its market share by 6% over the previous year, according to the Davidson report.
"The fax board market grew from $95 million in 2003 to $105 million in 2004 at a growth rate of 9.5%. Most of this was attributable to Brooktrout, which grew even faster than that rate and continued to eat away at its competitor's market share," said Peter Davidson, author of the report. "Brooktrout also gained market share in Europe, and shot up to a 70% share of the worldwide market."
According to the report, growth in the fax server market is driven largely by compliance regulations ranging from Sarbanes-Oxley to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that require internal controls and audit trails for a variety of documents including faxes. Fax servers integrated with document management systems can help companies achieve their compliance goals. Brooktrout intelligent fax products, including its flagship TR1034T, can provide safe, secure and reliable fax transmission by using the T.30 "fax only" protocol eliminating the security vulnerability in competitive products that support the V.90 or V.92 protocols.
"For over 10 years Brooktrout has been the leader in the intelligent fax board industry as a direct result of our commitment to our partners and our focus on delivering the highest quality intelligent fax technologies supported by innovative customer care programs, such as Express Exchange and TEC (Technology Expansion Capability)," said Eric Giler, president of Brooktrout. "Moving forward, we are committed to continuing the advancement of the industry with recent innovations such as real-time fax over IP and software-based fax processing platforms."
Brooktrout recently announced its new real-time fax over IP software-only fax processing product, the SR140T. Businesses will be able to use Brooktrout's SR140 intelligent fax platform to add IP fax functionality to their VoIP network. Since it is a 100% software product and not a board-level product, the SR140, can reduce system complexity, simplify deployment and lower maintenance costs.
Brooktrout also offers its TR1034 intelligent fax board for both PSTN and VoIP based fax capability, providing investment protection for businesses who plan on deploying a fax solution today on their existing PSTN network and migrating to IP when their needs change, using the same intelligent fax board and software.
About Brooktrout Technology
Brooktrout Technology is a leading supplier of media processing, network interface, call control and signal processing products that enable the development of applications, systems and services for both the New NetworkT (packet-based) and the traditional telephone (TDM) network. The company's strategy is to partner with its customers and collaborate closely with them to help accelerate their delivery of new applications and services, increase their existing business, and expand into new markets. For more information, visit http://www.brooktrout.com. Brooktrout Technology is a subsidiary of Brooktrout, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKT).