GVC Mini-Faxmodem FMM-4824. (evaluation)
by Tom Netsel
Be careful with this fax machine; it's easy to misplace. When you realize that two of them can hide under a business-sized envelope, you'll have some indication of just how small GVC's Mini-FaxModem FMM-4824 is.
Weighing in at 6.5 ounces (including battery), the Mini-Fax is about the size of a pack of cigarettes, but it works like a full-sized machine. It sends fax files at 4800 or 2400 bps and doubles as a conventional modem at speeds up to 2400 bps.
The Mini-Fax won't tie up any of your PC's internal slots. It plugs directly into a 25-pin RS-232 port. If your PC's serial port has 9 pins, the Mini-Fax connects easily with an optional 25-pin to 9-pin converter.
The Mini-Fax is 100-percent Hayes compatible, has a built-in speaker and can schedule transmissions to take advantage of lower night rates. It will also send faxes to multiple destinations that you select from its dialing directoy, and it can operate in a background mode while your computer performs other chores.
This mighty midget handles graphics as well as text files. With its Quick Link II Fax software, you can send text, PC Paintbrush (PCX), MacPaint (MAC), or Tagged Image File Format (TIF) graphic files from your desktop or laptop PC. It includes a text editor and a function for merging text and graphic files. It also generates cover sheets and can include your logo graphic, if desired.
The Mini-FaxModem FMM-4824 comes with software on 3-1/2 and 5-1/4-inch disks, an AC adapter, a telephone cable, a modem holder, and a carrying pouch. Whether you use it at home, in the office, or on the road, you'll find the Mini-Fax compact, easy to set up, and simple to operate.