The Fax Firewall was obviously designed by engineers who
understand the frustration and expense of receiving junk faxes.
moment we began using this product, we knew that this was much more than your
average Caller ID or call screening device.
It's layout and design lends
itself to easy use and understanding, and insightfully addresses the various demands
of both the residential and commercial user.
The unit connects to the provided
power supply, and between the telephone and wall jack as you would with a standard
Caller ID unit. The clock display immediately lit up and the first incoming call
updated the time and date automatically.
Three modes are available
from the "Screen" button on the front panel: 'Off', 'Simple', and 'Data.'
In the 'Off' mode, all calls are allowed to ring the phone connected to the device,
while 'Simple' prevents the phone from ringing when the calls were unidentifed.
In the default setting, all unidentified callers are ignored.
Now came the
fun part. Using either the call history or the telephone keypad, we were able
to add numbers to the phonebook that we wanted to manage. We also saved some 'Wildcard'
numbers. By creating the record "800 ### ####" we were able to 'Invite'
or 'Exclude' all 800 numbers. Once we developed a small database of numbers, we
were ready to put the device through it's paces.
First we tried the
'Simple' mode, then blocked and unblocked our Caller ID. When a fax arrives, the
unit's Caller ID display lights up and silently scrutinizes the incoming Caller
ID information. If we blocked the Caller ID, the screen would read 'Blocked' and
ignore the call without ringing the fax. Once we unblocked the Caller ID, our
fax rang through without delay.
Next came the 'Data' mode. Only faxes from
'Invited' numbers could ring the fax, all others were ignored. The amazing bit
of technology concerning this device is that it performs it's magic before it
ever answers the call!
You can also view the history of all inbound calls
(up to 64).
Amazingly, if an office has the need for more than one fax device,
up to four Caller
ID Manager Remotes can be added to send faxes to various machines, based on
who the fax is from, on a single line.
This is technology at it's best.
We also found the Technical Support channels, both phone and email, to be very
responsive, knowledgeable and helpful.
In our opinion, this is one device
that no business or residence should be without!
VL NET TECHNOLOGY tried to send another junk fax at 7:22PM this evening
and the FAXFIREWALL unit blocked it as directed. Didn't even know they had called
until I looked at the name on the display.
Hot damn I love it...Ken
M, Boca Raton, FL
It got to the point where just the sound
of the fax going off in the next room, producing reams of unwanted advertising,
was driving me crazy. The aggravation of knowing I was involuntarily burning through
expensive ink cartridges and paper with no end in sight was enough to cause me
to keep my Fax machine turned off unless I knew I was about to receive a Fax.
Since I discovered and began to use the FAXFIREWALL to stop junk faxes, I can
keep my machine on 24/7 knowing the only faxes we receive are the ones we want.
Thanks, Privacy Corps! Jon E, Sonoma, CA
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Asked Questions (FAQ)
How complicated is
the installation process?
The unit plugs into a fax or fax modem
using phone jacks. Simply take the phone jack which was plugged into your fax,
and plug it into the Fax Firewall. Then take the line that comes with the Fax
Firewall and connect it to your fax device or computer fax modem. Plug in the
Power Unit to the nearest electric outlet, and you're ready!
How long does it
take to install?
Less than 5 minutes.