[fpc-pascal] TAPI for Linux?

Daniël Mantione daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Fri Nov 2 09:48:39 CET 2007

Op Fri, 2 Nov 2007, schreef ik:

> On 11/2/07, Daniël Mantione <daniel.mantione at freepascal.org> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Op Fri, 2 Nov 2007, schreef Graeme Geldenhuys:
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Anybody know what is the equivalent for Microsoft TAPI but under the
> > > Linux platform?  Our windows applications can use TAPI to dial phone
> > > numbers stored in our applications Contacts screen.  I'd like to
> > > implement something like that when running under Linux as well.
> >
> > ISDN4Linux. You make the computer dial a number for an analog speech
> > service, then send an ISDN diversion command to the phone that you want to
> > use for the conversation.
> One problem with ISDN: You need a phone line that supports it, and the
> way ISDN card works (even if you do not use the ISDN itself, if the
> line is not supported, the line will not work at all when you will
> connect it into the card). And at least where I live, it is not that
> trivial.

It is true that ISDN is mainly an European technology and you will find 
public phone exchanges based on ISDN technology mainly in Europe. However, 
any modern phone exchange for use in office environments supports an 
internal ISDN bus, regardless wether the "uplink" to the public exchange 
is analog, ISDN or VoIP.


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