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EnGenius DuraFon 1X – FAX Machine Connection

DuraFon 1X

EnGenius DuraFon 1X

The EnGenius DuraFon 1 X is a single line cordless phone capable of ranges of 2 or more kilometers, and expandable up to 8 handsets.  Small office users may want to install a FAX machine on the same line, especially in remote areas where lines are at a premium. Connecting a FAX machine on the same line as the DuraFon, either via a splitter or on a separate wall jack on the same line, can spell problems with the DuraFon 1X, necessitating a system reset.

A solution is available via the RJ11 Answering Machine port on the bottom of the DuraFon 1X base.  The FAX machine telephone cord may be connected to this port and programmed to engage after a preset number of rings.

DuraFon 1X Base

Answering Machine Port

Some users also use a “Smart Line” to distinguish voice call vs Fax incoming on the same line.

An added feature of this port is that it can also be used to connect a regular analogue phone which can be used for both incoming and outgoing calls when the DuraFon handset is not available (and not in use).

Note that this does not apply to a DuraFon 4X or DuraFon Pro 4-line system.  These systems do not support a separate “Answering Machine” port.

Visit the Comfort Telecom Canada – EnGenius Q&A page for more tips on features, setup and operation of the EnGenius DuraFon systems.

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