nativeFAX a new Warm Springs Venture

nativeFAX is a new and upcoming project of Warm Springs Ventures. Ventures is partnering with Tigard-based FaxBack Fax Solutions on the new business enterprise.

The technology uses the Internet to send faxes, including faxes to e-mail. This eliminates the need for a dedicated fax line.

FaxBack is the manufacturer of the adapter that connects to the fax machine. The tribes are the marketing body. The item is called nativeFAX: A Warm Springs Venture.

The target market includes government agencies, including law enforcement, and private businesses.

Documents sent with nativeFAX cannot be altered, which is part of the appeal of the service, said Aurolyn Stwyer, business and marketing director at Ventures. The fax can be sent to multiple e-mails.

These features can be important to law enforcement, medical groups, car dealerships, universities, the military, among other groups, Ms. Stwyer said. A study shows the potential market for the product is large, at $3 billion, she said.

UAV update

In other news at Ventures, the tribes are getting ready to begin the re-model project at Kah-Nee-Ta. This is funded through a state infrastructure grant, and will include the extension of fiber to the resort.

This will provide Kah-Nee-Ta with high-speed Internet. The remodeled lower floor area of the resort will be the training and meeting facilities for the Center for Excellence in Wildland Fire Fighting, using the unmanned aerial vehicles technology.

Last month, Stwyer attended the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference in New Orleans, where 800 participants were on hand from around the world. This was a chance to show-case the UAV services the tribes are developing on the reservation.