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HOWTO: Configure a Brooktrout TR1034 board to support Fax-Over-IP

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ZTN1470

 

ID: ZTN1470

This Zetafax technical note applies to:

  • Zetafax version 9.1 and later with the Fax-over-ip patch applied

Summary

This technical note will go through the steps required to configure a Brooktrout TR1034 board so that it can send and receive faxes over IP.  In order to configure Fax-Over-IP with Brooktrout, you will need a TR1034 E1/T1 Brooktrout board that has an IP port on it.  Please note that some steps in the procedure outlined below may require a reboot of your machine.

Configuration

The one-time configuration process is as follows:

  1. Ensure that you have Zetafax Server 9.1 or later installed. 
  2. If you are using Zetafax 9.1 download the Brooktrout Fax-Over-IP patch from the following location:

Zetafax9.1/Updates/TR1034FOIP.EXE

If you are using Zetafax 2006 download the Brooktrout Fax-Over-IP patch from the following location:

Zetafax2006/Updates/TR1034FOIP.EXE

  1. Unzip the patch to a temporary folder.  The patch consists of a Zetafax Server folder that contains a number of files and sub-folders.
  2. Back-up each relevant file in your Zetafax Server installation folder, as appropriate, and then copy the contents of the folder you just extracted directly into your live 'Zetafax Server' folder.
  3. Check that the following files exist at the following locations:

< Zetafax Server install folder> \SERVER\bostdlld.dll

< Zetafax Server install folder> \SERVER\BTBINIT.EXE (Version 9.1.366 or Version 10.0.xx as appropriate)

< Zetafax Server install folder> \SERVER\BTUpgradeutility.exe

< Zetafax Server install folder> \SERVER\DEVBTB.EXE (Version 9.1.366 or Version 10.0.xx as appropriate)

< Zetafax Server install folder> \SERVER\ShareSetup.dll (Version 9.1.366 or Version 10.0.xx as appropriate)

< Zetafax Server install folder> \SERVER\Boston\trxstream.inf

< Zetafax Server install folder> \SERVER\Boston\Trxstream\Boston.msi

< Zetafax Server install folder> \SERVER\Boston\Trxstream\boston.sys (Version 4.9.0)

< Zetafax Server install folder> \SERVER\Boston\Trxstream\brktBdevco.dll (Version 1.2.0.15)

< Zetafax Server install folder> \SERVER\Boston\Trxstream\brktBdevpp.dll (Version 1.2.0.15)

< Zetafax Server install folder> \SERVER\Boston\Trxstream\TECUpdate_setup.exe

  1. Run the BTUpgradeutility.exe located in the < Zetafax Server install folder> \SERVER\ folder.  The following application will be displayed:

This application will automatically upgrade your Brooktrout plug and play driver and the Brooktrout Configuration Tool to the latest version.

  1. Click OK to begin the update process.  The progress of the update will be output to the window in the screenshot above.  Please note that during this update, a reboot of your system may be required.  Follow the on-screen instructions.  If asked to install the Brooktrout Configuration Software, you should answer 'Yes'.
  2. Once the Driver Upgrade Utility has finished, click Close.
  3. Double-click the bfoip.reg file provided with the download.  This will add an entry called 'BFOIP' with a value of 'Yes' into your registry at the following location:
    • HKLM\Software\Equisys\Zetafax
  4. Run the Zetafax Configuration program and add the FOIP device as a new TR1034 E1/T1 device (please refer to the Zetafax Configuration Help for instructions on how to accomplish this).  The following screen will be displayed during the process of configuring the device:

  1. Click the 'Advanced.' button to display the following screen:

  1. Check the 'Run Driver Configuration in Advanced mode' checkbox, and click the 'Driver Configuration Tool' button.  This will launch the Brooktrout Configuration Tool.
  2. Click on the 'BT Call Parameters' item in the tree on the left-hand side.  Then change your country setting to correspond to the country in which you reside:

  1. Now click on you board in the left-hand tree and then change the Call Control Type to IP:

  1. Click Apply, and then exit the Brooktrout Configuration Tool.
  2. Open the Zetafax Server setup.ini file in notepad.  This is usually located in the following location:

< Zetafax Server install folder> \System\Z-DB\setup.ini

  1. Browse to your Brooktrout device paragraph and add the following entries:

FaxOverIPEnabled: Yes

T38IPAddress: < ip address of you T.38 Gateway>

Where T38IPAddress might for example say 192.168.34.12.

  1. Start the Zetafax Server.  Upon start-up, you may receive a message saying 'No Boston devices were automatically detected.'  This problem usually occurs because the board is taking a long time to initialise itself.  Provided the devices initialise correctly, this warning can be safely ignored.

References

ZTN1400-INFO: Brooktrout TR1034 and TruFax BRI technical note references for Zetafax

Last updated: 09 January 2006 (GR/LD/EB)

Keywords < TR1034> < Brooktrout> < Fax Over IP>

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