Linux users finally have a full-featured SIP soft phone of their own. Zultys Technologies' LIPZ4 is based entirely on open standards, possesses a slew of valuable features and, best of all, is free to download.
Linux users finally have a full-featured SIP soft phone of their own.
Zultys Technologies, a Sunnyvale, Ca.-based manufacturer of enterprise telecommunications products, has released the LIPZ4 SIP Soft Phone, a feature-rich Linux-based internet software phone the company says is compatible with any IP phone system.
The LIPZ4, which is available as a free download from the company's web site, is based entirely on open standards, and includes the following features:
- Four call appearances;
- Address book (100 entries);
- Voice mail indication;
- Dial by IP address, SIP address, or number;
- Instant messaging;
- Custom ring tones;
- Separate ring tones for primary and subsequent calls;
- Transfer, Hold, Forward, Redial;
- Message waiting indication;
- Mute and volume control;
- Operate using keyboard or mouse;
Additional features, such as a low bandwidth codec (G.729), “do not disturb,” conferencing and AES compression, are available by purchasing a license from Zultys.