Kiax 0.8.51 / 2.1 Beta 1

An IAX client application
Kiax is an IAX client application (a so called Softphone) which allows PC users to make ordinary VoIP calls to Asterisk servers, the same way as they do it with their hardware telephone.

Kiax aims to provide a simple and user-friendly graphical interface and desktop integration for calling, contact list, call register management and easy configuration. That is - a simple to use IAX Client.

VoIP has become a hot topic and already is a part of our life. Different standards and platforms are already in development and use: H.323 and SIP are only some of the most famous used VoIP protocols. A marvellous piece of software called Asterisk PBX (http://www.asterisk.org), developed by Mark Spenser from Digium Inc. (http://www.digium.com) proved again that the Open Source CAN PRODUCE QUALITATIVE SOFTWARE for the business and can save money with its full set of features of an advanced PBX.

In the process of the development of Asterisk a new protocol has gathered the attention among the VoIP users - the Inter-Asterisk eXchange, or IAX (TM), Protocol, used as a the native communication protocol between Asterisk PBX Servers. What is particularly good in it is that it requires only one UDP port per endpoint to create a successful communication channel for VoIP calls. This makes it much friendlier for users behind NAT, which is not the case with SIP and H.323 - they required specific router configurations for their channel establishment, thus hindering faster spread of VoIP on the home and corporate desktop.

The IAX protocol is already adopted by major VoIP providers and Telcos. If you register in Free World Dialup (http://www.fwdnet.net), IAXTel (http://www.iaxtel.com) or Freshtel (http://www.freshtel.net) or any other VoIP termination service like VoIPUser.org (http://www.voipuser.org) or PSTN Termination Provider like VoIP Jet (http://www.voipjet.com) then you may be interested in using Kiax.

last updated on:
January 29th, 2009, 8:51 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
The Kiax TEAM
homepage:
kiax.sourceforge.net
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Communications \ Internet Phone

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What's New in version 2.1 Beta 1
  • fixed incoming calls bugs
  • fixed crash on exit
  • added basic .tel support
  • stay on top feature for call windows
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