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Protus Launches MyFax, an Internet-based Fax Service for SOHO Market
A smart alternative to fax machines that enables users to send and receive faxes from any location.

Ottawa, May 20, 2004 - Protus IP Solutions, a high-growth application service provider that offers Internet-based messaging solutions to businesses around the world today announced the introduction of MyFax™. Home offices and small businesses can now integrate email and fax with MyFax, a $US10-per-month service. The service is available throughout Canada and the United States.

MyFax enables users to send and receive faxes directly from within email, converging two essential business tools into one, simple-to-use and inexpensive solution.

MyFax features include:

Toll-free service Personal, toll-free fax number (866) available for the U.S. and Canada.
Email and Web-based Faxes are sent to and delivered from either your existing email accounts or the Web.
Virtual No software or hardware to purchase, install or maintain.
Global Send faxes to, and receive faxes from, any fax machine in the world.
Always on Operates all day, every day. Your computer does not have to be on to receive faxes.
Multiple recipients Send your fax to nine destinations at a time.
Customization Add a custom cover page, with your logo, to outgoing faxes.
Attachments Attach multiple documents. Supports 45 document formats.
Unlimited pages Fax as many pages as you like.
Scheduled delivery Deliver faxes at a scheduled date and time.
Automation Fax-delivery procedures can be automated through SMTP and XML APIs.
Auto re-send Failed transmissions are automatically re-attempted twice.
Confirmation A detailed delivery confirmation is sent to your email address.
Reporting Detailed, real-time reports are available online.
Account management tools Use online tools to create new accounts and to delete or modify existing accounts or sub-accounts.
List management Set up multiple fax-number lists.
Privacy/security Password protection and email integration ensure privacy.
Customer support Enjoy free 24x7 customer support.

"MyFax is critical for me," says Ken Workun, director, business development at Ottawa-based Atreus Systems. "I need to get faxes wherever I am, whether I'm traveling, working at home, or in the office. MyFax seamlessly integrates my fax and email. It's simple, reliable, and secure."

MyFax is already in use in more than 1,000 home offices and small businesses that depend on reliable fax communications but want to avoid the high costs, frustration, and lost or unclear pages of fax machines. MyFax integrates with the user's existing email system and requires no new software or hardware. It is available at

Steve Adams, vice president, marketing, Protus IP Solutions, says, "Our customers demand a better way to fax. We leverage the power of the Internet to provide our customers with a smart alternative to fax machines. The ability to send and receive faxes through e-mail provides exceptional cost- and time-saving benefits."

In 2003, Protus IP Solutions was named to three rapid company growth rankings:
  • Profit Magazine's PROFIT 100 - Protus IP Solutions ranked number five of 100
  • Deloitte & Touche's "Fast 50 Canada"
  • Deloitte & Touche's "Fast 500 North America"
About Protus IP Solutions

Protus IP Solutions - a high-growth application service provider - offers value-added voice mail, email and fax to email services to businesses around the world. Our customers are involved in every industry sector, including finance, insurance, real estate, pharmaceuticals and retail. Whether they use our services across the company or for key operational requirements, our customers rely on Protus to simplify their voice, email and fax communications. We help them reach customers more effectively, process documents more efficiently and access information with greater speed. Protus solutions are sold both directly and through a network of worldwide partners, including major service providers. On-line internet fax services are sold under the brand names of Virtual Fax for business users and MyFax for internet fax services targeted to SOHO users. Additional information is available at or

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