ANT is a desktop ISDN telephony application written for GNU/Linux. It supports OSS (Open Sound System) and I4L (ISDN4Linux). Its user interface was made for GTK+ 2.x (GIMP toolkit).
ANT directly interfaces OSS and ISDN devices, so there is no need to install extra software or hardware like PBX (Private Branch Exchange) or telephony cards, if you've got direct access to an audio capable ISDN card (teles or HiSax chipset, e.g. AVM
Here are some key features of "ANT":
· Dialing out, receiving calls and talking, of course :)
· Caller id monitor
· Vanity number dialing support
· Big / little endian support for processor architecture and sound card
· Different 8 and 16 bit audio formats supported
· Different sampling speeds supported (if sound device(s) don't support native ISDN sampling speed)
· Setting outgoing (identifying) MSN (Multiple Subscriber Number) and MSNs to listen on
· Line Level Checker
· Also works with ALSA (OSS emulation)
· Saved config files
· Saved Caller ID history
· Option to run an external command on incoming call (useful for external pagers), add %n in template for calling party number
· Command line option to make a running instance of ANT make a call to a specific number (useful for external address book applications)
· Live recording to files
· Popup on incoming calls
· Configurable preset buttons
· Isdnlog data import
· Tracking of unanswered calls
· Internationalization, native language support (NLS) for de, en, fr, nl, ro
What's New in This Release:
· The transitions from OSS to ALSA and from ttyI to CAPI have been completed.
· Threads have been implemented to improve latency and CPU usage.
· Additionally, translation updates are included.
· Some UI details have been improved.