Re: Soft Phone

"soft" as in "software-based".

Bruce
On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 09:39:38 -0800, "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
said:
> ah. Okay. So it isn't a telephone at all. Its a name for a voice 
> transmission technology enabled via computer (and software, of course,
> and 
> thus the word "soft"). Got it. Just hadn't heard it mentioned before this 
> thread. Thanks.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Darrell Shandrow" <nu7i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, December 14, 2007 9:09 AM
> Subject: Re: Soft Phone
> 
> 
> Hello,
> 
> A soft phone is simply a telephone that is implemented in software that
> runs
> on your computer.  It utilizes your sound card with microphone and
> speakers
> or, better still, a pair of headphones with a microphone included. If you
> use Skype, it is similar, only it is intended to replace a regular
> telephone
> and is typically used in business environments.
> 
> 
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, December 14, 2007 9:41 AM
> Subject: Re: Soft Phone
> 
> 
> I missed something, I guess. What's a Soft Phone and how is tit related
> to
> Jaws? I was imagining a land line phone handset with big, spongy buttons.
> But I guess that isn't it. Thanks.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Andy Culmer" <culmerandy@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, December 14, 2007 8:08 AM
> Subject: Re: Soft Phone
> 
> 
> I am not sure witch one I have.  When I downloaded a program, this came
> with
> it.  I did not know that this came with it until I saw it on my computer.
> With Soft Phone, I can call computer to computer or computer to land
> line.
> Can I do the same with Skype?
> culmerandy@xxxxxxxxxxx
>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: Darrell Shandrow
>   To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>   Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 3:01 PM
>   Subject: Re: Soft Phone
> 
> 
>   Hello Andy,
> 
>   There are a number of these "soft phone" implementations on the market.
> Which one are you asking about specifically? There's an accessible
> solution
> that works with Cisco call managers.  Check out:
> 
>   http://www.ipblue.com
> 
>   There's another, newer, solution that is accessible for a number of
>   other
> PBX systems:
> 
>   http://www.tenacitycorp.com
> 
>   Both solutions are known to be accessible.
> 
>   Darrell Shandrow - Accessibility Evangelist
>   Michele Y. Sinnock (sister): 7/20/1957 - 11/29/2007
>   Please visit http://BlindWebAccess.com and sign the petition asking
>   Yahoo!
> to make their CAPTCHA accessible!
>   Information should be accessible to us without need of translation by
> another person.
>   Blind Access Journal blog and podcast:
>   http://www.blindaccessjournal.com
>   Check out high quality telecommunications services at
>   http://ld.net/?nu7i
>     ----- Original Message ----- 
>     From: Andy Culmer
>     To: jfw list
>     Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 3:47 PM
>     Subject: Soft Phone
> 
> 
>     Does anyone know any thing about Soft Phone?  How well does it work,
>     and
> how well does it work with Jaws?
>     culmerandy@xxxxxxxxxxx
> 
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