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Monday, March 13, 2006

Linux:GnomeMeeting Successor Ekiga Realeased

After more than one year of work, Ekiga 2.00 is finally available. Ekiga is now the first Open Source software to support both SIP and H.323 in the same application. GnomeMeeting was already a pioneer among the Open Source Voice over IP softphones, and we hope that Ekiga will continue in this path.

Among the features, you can find:
Full SIP Support
Full H.323 Support
Audio and Video Support
Call Transfer (SIP and H.323)
Call Forwarding on Busy, No Answer, Always
Call Hold
DTMFs Support
Basic Instant Messaging
Ability to Register to Several SIP Accounts Simultaneously
Possibility to Use an Outbound Proxy (SIP) or a Gateway (H.323)
Message Waiting Indications (SIP)

Among the new features, you can find:
Better Audio Quality
Support for Wideband Codecs (16 kHz)
Echo Cancellation
Easier NAT traversal
Improved camera Support
Improved Video4Linux2 Support
DBUS Support

What is Ekiga?
Ekiga is a SIP and H.323 compatible VoIP, IP Telephony, and Video Conferencing application that allows you to make audio and video calls to remote users with SIP or H.323 hardware and software. It supports all modern VoIP features for both SIP and H.323.
Ekiga is the first Open Source application to support both H.323 and SIP, as well as audio and video. Ekiga was formerly known as GnomeMeeting.

To get started: Download Ekiga for your distribution and get a free SIP-Address at
All in all: Free your speech!

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