01 Communiqu' Laboratory
1450 Meyerside Drive
Mississauga, Ont., Canada L5T 2N5
Communicate 8.0 is Microsoft Windows software, requires 15M to 18M hard drive space and is
compatible with most fax modems. It has a user-friendly telephone look-and-feel and is a
full-function data and fax communications program with strong voice-over-IP capability.
Communicate Pro 2.0 is an upgrade of Communicate that acts as a PC
communications center. It organizes your phone, fax, pager, Internet access, e-mail and
1308 Devils Reach Road
Woodbridge, Va. 22192
CineVideo Direct 1.2 is Windows software that works over IP connections as
well as standard analog telephone lines, Integrated Services Digital Network and LANs or
WANs. It offers real-time video, full-duplex audio and text communications. It may be
downloaded from Cinecoms Web site and can work with or without the companys
video server, CineVideo/Director.
Centre for Internet Exchange
Department of Information Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
GatherTalk/w Video 1.56 is Windows Internet videoconferencing software
with an answering machine and voice mail capability. It can work behind intranet firewalls
and use virtual IP addresses.
Price: $30 for two licenses
Delta Three Inc.
430 Park Ave.
New York, N.Y. 10022
Phone to Phone 2.0 is Windows software that enables Internet voice calls
over standard telephone lines.
Price: Free download from Delta Threes Web site; per-minute calling
rates vary according to country
PC to Phone 2.0 enables Internet voice calls from Windows PCs to standard telephones.
Price: Same as above
399 Thornall St.
Edison, N.J. 08837
FaxLauncher Pro 1.1 is Windows fax software that lets users send faxes
from PCs to any fax machine in the world over the Internet. It includes full-featured fax
program options such as broadcast capability, automatic retries, fax status checking,
offline queuing, multiple document management,
retransmissions and account codes.
Mediacom Technologies Inc.
1861 N. Gaffey St.
San Pedro, Calif. 90731
MediaRing Talk 2.1b is Windows PC-to-PC software that enables PCs to
automatically log onto the Internet to establish an IP telephone connection. Both PCs
require a connection via an Internet service provider.
Price: Free download from Mediacoms Web site, free use during first
month, $4.95 per month for unlimited use thereafter
1 Microsoft Way
Redmond, Wash. 98052
NetMeeting is a component of Microsoft Explorer 4.x that provides IP-based
audio and video, as well as collaboration, whiteboard, chat and file transfer features.
Price: Free with Explorer
294 State St.
Hackensack, N.J. 07601
Net2Phone 8.67 lets any Internet user with a sound-equipped PC initiate
calls from a Windows PC and transmit them over the Internet to a Net2Phones
telephone switch. The switch automatically relays the call to any telephone for
Price: Free downloads from the Net2Phone Web site, call rates in the
United States vary from 4 cents to 10 cents per minute
902 Clint Moore Road
Boca Raton, Fla. 33487
WebPhone 4.0 is full-featured Windows IP telephony software that combines
audio, video and text-messaging capabilities. It works with NetSpeaks WebPhone
Gateway Exchange software that bridges conventional telephones and IP networks.
Price: Limited version downloadable free from NetSpeaks Web site;
full-featured version is $50
1 Victor Square
Scotts Valley, Calif. 95066
PowWow 3.6 is full-featured Windows community and communications software
designed for creating, managing and hosting online PowWow communities. It offers
point-to-multipoint communications, IP voice messaging, message alerts, text-to-voice,
white pages and whiteboarding.
Price: Free downloads from the Tribal Voice Web site; $50 per year for
Community Hosting licenses for 10 simultaneous users
VocalTec Communications Ltd.
35 Industrial Parkway
Northvale, N.J. 07647
Internet Phone 5.0 is Windows and Macintosh software that lets PC users
call a standard telephone over an IP connection. Callers registered with an Internet
service provider that has a VocalTec Telephony Gateway can use Internet Phone to link with
any phone on the Public Switched Telephone Network without paying standard PSTN rates.
White Pines Software Inc.
542 Amherst St.
Nashua, N.H. 03063
CU-SeeMe 1.1 for Windows and Macintosh is full-featured videoconferencing
software that can be used over the Internet or any TCP/IP network.
Price: $89 for full-featured versions; $49 for Win95 or NT and MacOS upgrade CD-ROMs
64 High St.
Pinner, Middlesex, England HA5 5QA
DigiPhone 1.3 Internet telephony software comes in Windows and Macintosh
versions. A Deluxe version includes an enhanced interface and extra features such as voice
mail, three-way calling and documentation in English, Danish, French, German, Italian,
Norwegian and Swedish.
Price: A 30-day free trial version is downloadable from Wincrofts
1250 Bayhill Drive
San Bruno, Calif. 94066
The Aplio/Phone 1.5 is a black box IP telephony package that includes a
built-in modem and processor, power supply, telephone cord and software. It requires no PC
or gateway and connects with a standard telephone, although an Aplio/Phone must be
attached to both ends. After an initial connection call over standard phone lines, an IP
handshake is set and the phones reconnect over the Internet.
Price: $199 per unit
4800 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, Calif. 95054
Infotalk 3000 is similar to the Aplio/Phone 1.5 but comes with a few more features. It
includes a 2- by 20-character LCD display and four front panel buttons for installation
and call monitoring. It also supports Caller ID and Call blocking. Two units are required
for connections to standard telephones at either end. The software includes speech
compression and packet-recovery.
Price: $249 per unit
Quicknet Technologies Inc.
520 Townsend St.
San Francisco, Calif. 94103
Internet PhoneJack is a Windows Plug-and-Play expansion card designed for
IP telephony. It makes an Internet connection appear as a standard telephone line and
permits use of a standard telephone for sending and receiving IP calls. It can be used
with voice over IP software such as NetMeeting, Internet Phone, Net2Phone
Internet LineJack is a PC board optimized for H.323 Internet telephony
gateways, but it can also use local telephone lines. It includes a free software
development kit and integrates with contact managers such as Act and Goldmine.
Riparius Ventures Inc.
375 Padonia Road West
Timonium, Md. 21093
The INT100CS is an Internet telephone handset that plugs into a Windows PC
sound card (ESS cards not recommended) and provides high-quality full-duplex voice support
if the PC sound card does. It comes with a speaker bypass jack and can be mounted to the
side of a PC monitor to avoid desk clutter.
Selsius Systems Inc.
5057 Keller Springs Road
Dallas, Texas 75248
The Selsius-Phone Model 12S is a Windows NT Ethernet telephone set with IP
capability. It includes a phone base with speaker, handset and cord, and an integrated
10Base-T Ethernet hub for daisychaining to PCs. It works with Selsius CallManager
Vienna Systems Corp.
555 Leggett Drive
Kanata, Ont., Canada K26 2X3
IPCourier Ethernet Phone is an Ethernet phone with IP telephone
capabilities. It usually connects to a LAN but can also be connected to a PC via a Java
application programming interface that lets PC users create directories and click on
associated names and numbers to automatically establish an IP call.
Price: $595 per unit