Fax LineShare - Automatic Line
Save hundreds of
dollars a year in phone line expenses with Fax LineShare!
In many businesses or home offices,
additional communication devices, such as fax machines and
modems, are used only occasionally, making the cost of additional
phone lines unjustified. Fax LineShare allows you to share a
single phone line with multiple communication devices, thereby
saving you hundreds of dollars a year in phone line charges!
Use Fax LineShare to automatically route
incoming phone calls to up to three communication devices, such
- Fax Machines
- Computer Modems &
- Credit Card Verifiers
- Polling Systems
- Energy Management
Fax LineShare is available in two
- 2-Port model for sharing a line
with fax & phone or modem & phone
- 3-Port model for sharing a line
with any 3 communications devices, such as fax, modem,
- Automatic operation:
Fax LineShare answers all incoming
calls after the first ring. It then listens for fax
tone, reverse modem tone, or transfer codes on the
line, while giving ringback to the calling party. Fax
LineShare automatically routes the call to the
appropriate device based on what tone or code it hears on
the line. If no tone or transfer code is present, the
call is routed to the phones (voice port).
- Default transfer to
fax: Incoming calls without
any tone or transfer code are directed to the phones
(voice port). If the phone is not answered within 6
rings, the call is transferred to the fax port. This
number of rings can be changed, or the transfer to fax
can be disabled.
- Transfer option:
If desired, incoming calls can also
be transferred to the proper port by dialing transfer
codes on the phone. 33 sends the call to the fax
port, 66 to the modem port, and 88 to the
voice port. If no one is in the office, an answering machine can instruct
callers to dial these codes to transfer their calls. Modem callers can
simply enter the transfer code into their dialing string prior to initiating
- Barge-in protection:
Outgoing calls are unaffected by
Fax LineShare and can be made as usual. If the line is in
use, anyone attempting to make an outgoing call will hear
a fast busy tone from Fax LineShare.
Fax LineShare can be set to answer calls on the
second ring, instead of the first, to give Caller ID signals time to arrive
from the phone company and reach any Caller ID boxes connected to the phone
line in front of the Fax LineShare.
Fax LineShare can be installed in both
home and office environments. To ensure automatic operation, all
the telephones on the line should be connected to the voice port
of the Fax LineShare. The fax and/or modem should then be
connected directly to the corresponding Fax LineShare ports. Both
Fax LineShare models can be installed on the phone line ahead of
an office Key Telephone System or PBX.
The following diagram shows a sample Fax
- Fax LineShare listens for incoming fax tone, modem
tone, or transfer codes to automatically route the call
to the proper device.
- Works with all types
of phone equipment, including
single-line phones, key systems and PBXs, tone or pulse
- No programming is
required. Fax LineShare can
be easily installed at the beginning of the phone line to
automatically route all incoming calls. In most cases, no changes need
to be made to the default settings; however, if you do modify any of these
settings, the changes are stored in non-volatile memory, so the changes will
not be lost during power failures.
- High quality ringback
to the calling party ensures
that callers are unaware of the presence of a line
- AC ringing is applied to the connected devices,
guaranteeing that all phone, fax, and modem equipment
will operate properly when connected to the Fax
- Line Exclusion assures that calls cannot be interrupted
by others trying to make outgoing calls. Another device
attempting to access the line will receive a busy tone
from the Fax LineShare.
Hangup Detection allows the Fax LineShare to detect when a caller hangs
up and to drop the call, without continuing to ring the telephone equipment,
fax machine, modem, etc.
- Access to the phone
line during power outages is
available from all devices connected to the Fax
LineShare. Fax LineShare's programming settings are saved during power
- Advance screening for
transfer codes makes the Fax
LineShare ideal for a variety of applications. Share a
line with two or three modems, credit card verifiers,
polling equipment, etc.
Why Fax LineShare?
Fax LineShare is designed and
manufactured in the U.S.A. with high quality components for
long-lasting performance. When properly installed, Fax LineShare
is guaranteed to work with all types of phone equipment. Fax
LineShare has been serving thousands of users reliably for over a decade,
maintaining less than a 1% failure rate for all units ever sold, including those
damaged by lightning and floods.
Feature for feature, Fax LineShare
offers the best value for products of its kind and is the product
chosen by many professional telephone installers.
Dimensions: 5.5" L x 4.5"
W x 1.6" H
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs.
Ringer Equivalence: .4B
Power: Wall mounted AC power
supply, 117 VAC, 10w, 60Hz input
Phone Connections: RJ11
Dial Type: Rotary and tone
Memory: Non-volatile storage of all settings
Warranty: Two years, parts and
Where Can I Find Fax LineShare?
Fax LineShare is sold through telephone
interconnect dealers, or businesses that install telephone
systems and equipment. For the name of a Fax LineShare dealer in
your area, please contact Call Management Products at 1-800-245-9933. Suggested
list price is $149 for a 2-port Fax LineShare and $199 for a 3-port unit;
installation may carry an additional charge, depending on the complexity of the
installation at your site.