The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 6.1
Venta Fax & Voice (Home version) is a program that puts a fax and answering machine onto your desktop. The program lets you send facsimile messages from any Windows application, by adding a printer driver to your Windows system. Then, when you send any print job to that driver, Venta Fax & Voice will open, allowing you to choose the right parameters to send the document you produced by fax. This program even allows you to send color faxes.
From within the program, you will be able to perform manual and automatic facsimile message reception and transmission, broadcast faxes, schedule the sending of faxes at a given time. The faxes can be sent with a customizable cover page, that can include information about the time it was sent, a logo and a note. You will also able to convert the incoming faxes to PDF documents. Venta Fax & Voice features V.34 Fax support.
The answering machine will pick up the phone, play a recorded message and record the incoming voice messages for you. This tool can recognize if it´s receiving a voice call, a data call or a fax, and will launch the program feature that´s right for the incoming call. You will be able to retrieve your recorded messages remotely, by using DTMF control. Your messages can be saved in several mailboxes, with different passwords.
If your phone has the caller ID service, the program can show you who´s calling on the screen. You can also define a different message for a given number. The program also allows you to record conversations, speak through the microphone and hear through the speakers (hands free), and play back text files using a built-in speech synthesis engine.
Among other features, Vista Fax & Voice send automatic notification of incoming messages by email and can attach faxes and voice messages to emails.