The Lighthouse FAX/SERVER is a software product which supports the distribution of fax information using the HP Nonstop Spooler interface. The product includes a special purpose HP Nonstop Spooler print process which manages the distribution of fax information from HP Nonstop based applications or other host systems via Windows 2000 workstation servers, each managing one or more fax cards. The FAX/SERVER monitors the status of fax transmissions and provides information about the final disposition of each item. By coupling economical workstation technology to the fault tolerant HP Nonstop platform, the FAX/SERVER offers a high availability platform for fax delivery of information. Any application output that can be directed to the HP Nonstop Spooler can be transmitted via the FAX/SERVER.