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The Stick Automatic Call Processor

The Stick eliminates dedicated fax lines and saves money.

The Stick automatically screens and routes all incoming voice, fax, and modem calls to the right equipment every time so there is no need for multiple costly phone lines.

Get more value out of your phone lines— telecom costs can be dramatically slashed with a ROI of months, not years!

  • Cut Phone Costs — save up to $600/year (based on US national average) per line
  • Pays for itself in 3 months with just 1 line reduction
  • Add new telephony equipment without adding costs
  • Easy to install and use; NO software
  • Protects modems from hackers

The Stick is an automatic call processor that screens and routes all voice, fax, and modem calls to the right equipment every time. Hook up to three telephony devices plus an answering machine on one line.

The Stick screens each call for CNG fax tones, pulse, and touch tones and then routes the call to the appropriate equipment, leaving other phones/devices undisturbed.

Eliminating dedicated fax lines and incorporating the line sharing technology of The Stick adds up to giant savings.

Product Info.

Online Manual

Manuel en franšais

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The Stick Lock Box
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Small Office / Home Office
Fax Machine
Point of Sale Polling
Check Readers
Credit Card Readers
Computer Modems
Media Projectors
PBX - Key System
Leak Detection System
Oil Tank Level Detector
Digital Signs
Digital Advertising
Restaurant Chains
Out-of-Band Networks

1 Stick
1 AC Adapter
1 7ft. Telephone Line Cord
1 Bilingual Manual (French/English)
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Award Winning - CES Innovations Award
Computer Telephony


Manufactured in the USA.

The Stick Phone/Fax/Modem Switch allows up to four devices to share a single telephone line, thus allowing you to reduce lines and cut monthly line subscription costs. Eliminating just one line, with a national average cost of $50 per month, results in a $600 annual savings for just one location!

The Stick is a state-of-the art telephone line sharing device that quickly screens and automatically routes all voice, fax (Multi-function copier), and modem calls to the right equipment every time – eliminating the need for costly dedicated phone lines.

A wide range of devices can share a single telephone line for remote access, polling, and normal in/outbound transactions, for example: Out-of-Band Router Access via Dial-up modem, Point of Sale (POS), Energy Management/HVAC, Lighting Controls, Fax Machines, Credit Card Terminals, Postage Meters, and Digital Signage to name a few.

 How does The Stick work?

The Stick is a phone line sharing device designed to be installed on a standard analog/simulated analog telephone line (Fig.1).  The Stick uses tone recognition to route incoming calls and is capable of recognizing a CNG (Fax) tone and DTMF (touch) tones.

By default, The Stick will answer as soon as “hearing” an incoming ring and immediately start scanning for tones. During this brief scanning period, The Stick provides a bell spec “ring back” to the calling party. 

If a Fax tone is detected, the Stick will transfer the call to the fax port, not ringing the Voice 1/Voice 2 ports.  If the appropriate DTMF security access code (transfer code) is detected, The Stick will transfer the call to the corresponding port, not ringing the Voice 1/Voice 2 ports.

In the absence of Fax or DTMF tones, the call will default to the Voice 1/Voice 2 ports (**NOTE** Voice 1/Voice 2 ports are shared, meaning there is no “barge-in” protection between the two). Outbound calls are processed in the standard, first come first serve fashion.

The Stick also provides Barge In Protection which allows a device to have uninterrupted access to the telephone line.  When the telephone line is in use, any other device attempting to acquire the telephone line will be blocked.  The Stick is programmed by using DTMF (touch) tones from a telephone key pad.

MultiLink Fax Stick

The Stick Provides Flexible Functionality

It is important to note that The Stick can be used with a variety of telephony devices in many business data/comm scenarios. In Fig. 2, a fax device is not used in the installation at all (Fax detection turned off). Credit card transactions (primary or back-up) are made through the Voice 1 port; an optional phone handset can be connected to Voice 2.

Many service vendors require periodic modem access to on-site equipment and this can be done securely through The Stick without the monthly cost of a dedicated line. In Fig. 2, the Fax port serves this function.

Also, if and when the data network goes down, secure inbound access to an out-of-band management port is available (via the Modem port). All ports on The Stick are kept secure from hackers by user defined, four digit security access codes.

Keep in mind, any telephony device that is required but is not used often enough to justify a recurring monthly expense is a prime candidate for phone line sharing. The Stick gives you a 3 month R.O.I. Based on the average cost of a business phone line ($50),your savings should be hitting the bottom line after the third month, and every month thereafter. Call us today and you could be saving money as soon as next quarter!

The Stick Multiple Modems Installation


Save Money   Line-Sharing
No Misdirected Calls   Automatic Fax Detection
Caller ID Compatible   Barge-In Protection
Compatible With Most Phone Systems   Manual Transfer Capabilities
Convenience   Call Override
1-800 Tech. Support   Programmable Security Codes
Telephone Company Quality Ring-Back   Remote Diagnostics and Programming
DSL and ADSL Compatible  

Cable Phone Company Compatible

RoHs Compatible   Manufactured in USA

1 Year Warranty
110 - 125 VAC, 50-60 Hz
12 - 14 VAC or VDC at Power Jack
6.2 Watts
REN 0.5B
230V Version Available
Made in USA

*Note: All prices include shipping and handling in the US and most of Canada. We reserve the right to charge up to the actual price of shipping on all orders outside the continental United States. All orders shipped UPS Ground unless specified. For air and express shipments, appropriate charges will be applied to your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Stick is made in the USA.

Installation Drawings

The Stick routes calls automatically

The Stick Savings Chart

Manufactured in Nicholasville Kentucky USA.

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