New Intel Software Developer Kit Bolsters Plug-And-Play VoIP Components for the PC

Subject: General Tech | September 11, 2006 - 02:08 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 11,
2006 — Intel Corporation
today announced a new software framework and
development kit to enable plug-and-play components for Web-based phone
calls using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

The Intel® Universal Phone Device
Interface (UPDI) establishes a uniform interface specification between
"softphones" — software-based phones installed on PCs — and peripheral
phone devices. Intel's goal is to make it easier to integrate phone
devices from a range of device providers and service providers while
making the PC a more accommodating platform for these types of VoIP
applications.