Somewhere someone will have developed a way of connecting your computer to a phone line, but you may have to hunt a while to find it....
Vendor : "Jet"
Website : http://www.netti.fi/~jet/cim/index.html
Download : http://www.netti.fi/~jet/cim/bin/cim.lha
If that doesn't work, try http://wuarchive.wustl.edu/pub/aminet/comm/misc/ and search for CIM. Searching for Call will also turn up a few programs of interest.
Price : US$ 20
Seems a fairly basic call logger - the registered version can launch programs etc.
I will get round to adding more Amiga programs......
I know next to nothing about Cobol, but I saw a newsgroup post that mentioned software from a company called CT Integration, or talking directly to the ports "using normal COBOL file handling syntax, or via the CBL_OPEN_FILE, CBL_READ_FILE calls."
The Java Telephony API (JTAPI) has been under development since late 1996, and I've not seen any programs that use it. To quote from the JTAPI homepage at http://java.sun.com/products/jtapi/ "JTAPI 1.3 EA is a transitional specification, meant to prepare for a number of significant improvements in the JTAPI 2.0 specification, which will follow later this calendar year (1999.)"
I'd keep an eye on this page for any news on this front.
Vendor : Chronos Software
Website : http://www.chronosnet.com/consultant/index.html
Download v2.24 : http://www.chronosnet.com/download/consultant/consultant.html
Price : US$40
Platform : 68000 and PPC versions
Looks a fairly standard PIM, will have Palm synchronisation soon. It got a good review from Fortune magazine.
See PIM page - the Mac version is in perpetual beta, so is free if you can find it <g>.
Hotfax has a version for Macs.
Vendor : Lee Cohen
Website : http://homepage.mac.com/maccallerid/index.html
Download : http://homepage.mac.com/maccallerid/ftp/MCID_139_FAT.sea.hqx
Price : US$20 or US$30 for a pager-enabled version
Looks a well featured program, but no OSX version yet.
Vendor : The MegaPhone Company (formerly Bing Software, formerly Cypress Research Corporation)
Website : http://www.megaphoneco.com/products.htm
Price : US$80 - v9 is in beta
Looks a nice telephony program with lots of nice automatic bits and integration with Filemaker or Touchbase Pro-based PIMs. Bing also do a Mac telephony development tool, PhonePro. An OSX version is promised soon - they've already succumbed to the lure of Windows though.....
PageFwd (formerly Mac Pager)
Vendor : CID Technologies, Inc.
Website : http://www.interpage.net/
Telephony software that has some Caller ID capabilities. It is currently in limbo.
Vendor : Mark/Space Softworks
Website : http://www.markspace.com/phonewatcher.html
Price : US$60
Used to be a very good complete telephony program, although maybe too US-orientated for this side of the pond - it tried to translate US area codes for instance. It claimed PalmOS integration, but eventually turned into a PalmOS product (!), and no longer appears to be available for Mac.
Vendor : Quicomm
Website : http://www.quicomm.com/PowerFone_HTML/PowerFoneHome.html
Download v1.04 : http://18.104.22.168/ftp/PowerFone_Installer.hqx
Price : US$75
PIM/telephony program that makes great play of how simple it is to use, and how well it integrates with every other aspect of your life. It seems quite expensive though.
Vendor : Big Island Communication
Website : http://www.big-island.com/yoyoland.html
Price : software is free?? but US$120 when packaged with Call Tracker hardware.
Silly name, but the award-winning software looks good, even if it doesn't have all the flashy features of some programs. Well worth looking at, although there's some quesiton about its reliability. Integrates with Now Contact, Now Touchbase, ACT!, FileMaker Pro and others. I assume the hardware is Bellcore based - they are now introducing ISDN products. There is also a version for Windows 95/NT.
It seems that Big Island are no more, and I couldn't find any further reference to Yoyoland.
Vendor : Sam Detweiler
Website : http://www.os2ss.com/Information/voicemodem/samtam.html
Download : http://www.ole.net/~sdetweil/mwavefax.zip
Price : Freeware
OS/2 telephony program - voicemail, faxback, pager support and Caller ID.
Author : Gert Doering
Website : http://www.leo.org/~doering/mgetty/ will have the latest version but the website's not actively maintained
FAQ : ftp://ftp.leo.org/pub/comp/usenet/news.answers/fax-faq/mgetty+sendfax+vgetty.gz
This comms package, found in many distributions, apparently handles Caller ID well, and can respond differently to particular numbers.
Author : Hermann Björk
Website : was at http://www.flashback.net/~hermann/numpres.html
This program doesn't have a GUI yet, but might be worth checking out. It requires you to build some hardware based on the Mitel MT8870 chip for decoding DTMF-style Caller ID.
Website : http://voxilla.org/top/apps.html
Voxilla is a site that is trying to coordinate the development of a complete suite of telephone tools for Linux. It's fairly early days at the moment, but it's worth keeping an eye on.
Author : Joe Yandle
Website : http://www.cs.unc.edu/~yandle/xcallerid/
Download : http://www.cs.unc.edu/~yandle/xcallerid/download.html
Price : distributed under the GPL
Fairly basic popup program, which can also play voice files. Unfortunately it looks like Joe has graduated, and I've not been able to find a new homepage - anyone?? However, xcallerid is available on many ftp servers, although many only have version 1.
For information about all things Linux in this field, keep an eye on www.linuxtelephony.org - it has information on drivers, toolkits and new programs. Again, it's not complete yet, but it looks like it will be the definitive site for Linux CTI.
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