Web site: www.ekiga.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Linux, Unix-like, Windows
License: GNU GPL
Interface: GUI
Wikipedia: Ekiga
First release: 2009

Ekiga – a SIP and H.323 VoIP, IP Telephony and Video Conferencing application which complies to the SIP and H.323 protocols.

It can connect to a variety of other SIP and H323 applications including specific hardware. Ekiga can work with or without a webcam, and is able to create pure audio communications or traditional audio+video communications. Ekiga was formerly known as GnomeMeeting.

Ekiga has been designed for the GNOME desktop.

– Ease of use with a modern Graphical User Interface
– Audio and Video free calls through the internet
– Free Instant Messaging through the internet with Presence support
– Audio (and video) calls to landlines and cell phones with support to the cheapest service providers
– High Definition Sound (wideband) and Video Quality up to DVD quality (high framerate, state of the art quality codec and frame size)
– Free of choice of the service provider
– SMS to cell phones if the service provider supports it (like the default provider)
– Standard Telephony features support like Call Hold, Call Transfer, Call Forwarding, DTMF
– Remote and Local Address Book support: Remote Address Book support with authentification using the standard LDAP technology, Local Address support in Gnome (Evolution)
– Multi platform: Windows and GNU/Linux
– Wide interoperability: Ekiga use the main deployed stantards for telephony protocols (SIP and H.323) and has been tested with a wide range of softphones, hardphones, PBX and service providers

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