> A more viable solution should be out there to
> solve this issue being MODEM/FAX telephony over VoIP without the use of
> an ATA which seems REDUNDANT if your soundcard is more than capable of
> EMULATING a MODEM.
Which is like saying it's pointless to buy a hammer when your screwdriver is
'heavy enough' to hit things. Honestly, it seems like you're hell bent on
solving a non-existent problem with the wrong tools.
Sure, in theory the ability to 'remotely dial out' from a machine on one
point of an IP network to a modem physically located within the local
dialing area of the destination seems like a reasonable idea. But it starts
falling apart when you consider the cluster**** of complications involved
with keeping modems working reliably. Ask anyone that's run a modem pool to
talk about the nightmares. And re-using soundcards, while technically
"possible" just makes it even more of a cluster**** by adding a layer of
software on top of what's likely to be a very unstable layer of audio
hardware interfaces. There are just too many soundcards and too many
variations to even begin to make it worthwhile even if there WAS a
justifiable reason for this hack.
This contrasted with the idea that if something needs connectivity it will
have to rise to the level of IP connectivity to make it happen. Sort of
like riding a roller coaster, if you want the thrill you must be "this tall
to ride this amusement".
While remote data collection devices with simple modem chipsets might be one
application that could use them this idea there would still have to be POTS
lines made available to them. Actually, what you're sort of talking about
is almost a throwback to using X.25 networking clouds.
Anyway, there's a dozen different ways to skin the cat, I'm just not seeing
your idea as being worth the hassles involved. It could be lack of vision
on my part but given my two decades of being in this business I somehow
I get it. I need this device too, for different reasons. As far as I can tell it does not exist. Very ironic too that all of the technology was built around sounds and there is no way to communicate by sending sounds.
Have you found any solution? I have a couple of ideas but nothing solid.
I believe this solution has a lot of potential. Please email me back at modemhlp dot 20 dot zdux0012 at xoxy dot net