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Quicknet Adds Linux Support to Internet Telephony Products

Apr 20, 1999, 09:02 (0 Talkback[s])


Linux Drivers for Internet PhoneJACK and Internet LineJACK Available, Release of SDK Planned

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 13, 1999 - Spring VON) - Quicknet Technologies, Inc. the leader in low-density Internet Telephony products, announced today Linux support for the company's award-winning Internet PhoneJACK Desktop Internet Telephony Card and Internet LineJACK Internet Telephone Gateway Card. The alpha release of Linux kernel mode drivers for the cards is now available to developers for through the company's web site. A Software Development Kit (SDK) is slated for release shortly.

Quicknet is among the first CTI technology leaders to pioneer Linux for Voice Over IP (VoIP) use. "Linux offers developers a flexible and robust environment for developing reliable dedicated applications," commented Stacey Reineccius, Quicknet president. "As the leading innovator in Internet telephony since 1994, Quicknet's endorsement of Linux for VoIP should be significant in driving its use in Internet Telephony."

The Quicknet Linux drivers include multi-card support, permitting developers to create multi-line Internet Gateways and private inter-office Internet telephony phone systems. The comprehensive drivers include license-free access to G.711, G.723.1, TrueSpeech~Y 4.1-8.5, and G.729a (Internet LineJACK only), enabling developers to create high quality VoIP applications without additional licensing costs.

Using hardware-based H.323 audio compression and decompression for unexcelled audio quality, the award-winning Internet LineJACK and Internet PhoneJACK set the standard for high quality, low cost long distance Internet Telephony.

Designed for home office and small to mid-sized businesses, the Internet LineJACK turns an ordinary analog telephone line and a PC into a feature-rich, high-voice-quality, single line telephone gateway for PC-to-PC, PC-to-Phone or Phone-to-PC calling.

For office-to-office connectivity with a LAN and personal use with a modem, the Internet PhoneJACK Desktop Internet Telephony Card turns analog telephones or PBX's into Internet telephones with hardware-based echo cancellation, full duplex audio, and speakerphone capability.

"While Linux is the operating system of choice for most ISP's and for the large Linux developer community, Linux is an as-yet untapped market for Voice and Fax over IP," added Jeff Pulver of Pulver.Com, the leading industry consultant for Voice and FAX over IP. "Quicknet Technologies, with the introduction of Linux drivers for its award winning Internet PhoneJACK and Internet LineJACK, is once again demonstrating its innovative leadership in Voice over IP. This introduction should further enable new innovative applications of VoIP to be developed and will broaden the opportunities in Internet Telephony."

Developers may request the Linux drivers and Software Developers Kit by e-mailing a request to sdk@quicknet.net or visiting the company's web site at www.quicknet.net.

Quicknet Technologies, Inc. is a privately held company based in San Francisco. Quicknet specializes in the design and manufacture of low density Internet Telephony products for small businesses. Quicknet's products are sold in over 150 countries around the world.

For more information, please call Quicknet at 415/864-5225, send e-mail to sales@quicknet.net, or visit Quicknet on the web at www.quicknet.net.

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