Fax machines are bulky, and do not make good companion accessories for BGAN terminals. We have found the portable hand scanners available today for $60 work exceptionally well, and are quite robust. These scanners simply roll down a document and convert that document into a high-resolution .jpg file instantly. Image files are then transferred to any computer via usb cable much like a digital camera.
Once files are transferred over to the computer, they are easily emailed over the BGAN network.
Pictures above is a hand scanner with a Wideye Saber 1 terminal and a BGAN Optimized Laptop from Ground Control. Scanning a document is as easy as pressing a button, rolling the scanner down the page, and then pressing the button again.
The hand scanner pictured above is widely available on Amazon.com for about $60 U.S. and our experience with it has been outstanding.