Press Release

Black Ice Software announces the release of Fax/Voice C++/OCX Version 5.0

Amherst, NH – September 15, 1997 – Black Ice Software, Inc. announced today the release of its Fax/Voice C++/OCX Version 5.0 with the new features of Voice, DTMF, and TAPI. This is the only voice/fax development toolkit that provides a unified API for all major modem vendors. It supports an unlimited number of ports and is royalty free. With a single API, one can build Voice/Fax and IVR applications, such as fax server, fax-on-demand, and call central application s. Some of the major vendors of Voice/Fax modems who are supported by the Fax C++/OCX are Brooktrout, Dialogic, Hayes, Zoom, and Boca. Fax OCX is compatible with any C or C++ compiler, Microsoft VB, and Delphi.

Winner of FAX Focus’s 1997 Best of Fax for best software development kit, Fax/Voice C++/OCX allows developers to build black and white, or color faxing applications in just a few days. Combined with Black Ice’s Generic Print Driver and Imaging Libraries, Fax/Voice C++/OCX provides developers with tools to rapidly build fax server and fax back applications, or to fax enable an existing application.

The Fax/Voice C++/OCX is fully object oriented and has both C++ Interface and C-User Interface. It supports Class 1 software error correction and Binary File Transfer (BFT), and handles a wide variety of image formats, including comprehensive TIFF/CCITT G3, G4, PCX, compressed and uncompressed Microsoft Device Independent Bitmaps (DIB’s).

Black Ice Software, LLC, based in Amherst, NH, is a software development company devoted to providing new tools, utilities, and products for faxing and imaging applications designed for the Microsoft Windows environment. B lack Ice also provides an Impact Fax product line, which includes Fax from the Web, Fax on Demand, and Fax Server for the Internet. The company’s range of sophisticated software development toolkits allows programmers to add robust raster image manipulation functionality to their Windows applications while reducing overall development time.