Delrina, FAX link

Toronto-based software developer Delrina has entered into a partnership with The FAX Network, also of Toronto, to provide a fax broadcast service throughout Canada.pc users without either Delrina WinFAX Pro 4.0, or the light version often bundled with modems and pcs,...

Toronto-based software developer Delrina has entered into a partnership with The FAX Network, also of Toronto, to provide a fax broadcast service throughout Canada.

pc users without either Delrina WinFAX Pro 4.0, or the light version often bundled with modems and pcs, will be given the necessary software.

Users are charged a registration fee of $25, which is credited after billings of at least $100.

The service is not yet available for users of the Macintosh platform, but is being considered.

The WinFAX service allows users to fax a document to up to 300 recipients simultaneously, either instantly or at a scheduled time to take advantage of off-peak rates.

The faxes can be sent anywhere in the world.

The price to broadcast a fax within selected Canadian cities is 39 cents per minute, or 29 cents per minute during off-peak hours.

Delrina cites a study by market researchers BIS Strategic of Norwell, Mass., that shows enhanced fax services in North America are expected to grow more than 300% to US$680 million by 1997.

Sandy Perlman, marketing manager at seven-year-old Delrina, says there are no immediate plans to advertise in Canada.

Perlman says, for now, Delrina will depend on spillover from the u.s., where the service has been advertised in Forbes, Fortune and PC Magazine, among others. AB