Intel Corporation has announced a new product that allows users to make VoIP (Voice Over IP) calls from desktop PCs using existing telephones.
The new Intel 600SM PCI Phone Adapter offers a complete solution, including hardware, software and services featuring an Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA) on a PCI card that works with a variety of leading VoIP service providers. Combining the utility of the PC, the familiarity of the telephone and the value of VoIP services, the product creates opportunities to lower phoning costs, increase productivity, improve collaboration and enhance audio quality.
The Intel 600SM PCI Phone Adapter allows PC OEMs and system integrators to deliver a complete, easy-to-use solution for small businesses and residential VoIP subscribers. VoIP subscribers, in turn, can benefit from the increased performance of Intel dual-core technology in PCs. Intel dual-core platforms are uniquely suited to handle the performance demands of VoIP applications by improving system responsiveness during VoIP calls, while preserving good call quality.
With the Intel 600SM PCI Phone Adapter, users no longer need to be tethered to their PCs to access VoIP services or be required to purchase additional hardware or software, or have technical knowledge to set up and run VoIP.
Now, with Intel's new product, the PC becomes a viable, easy-to-use end point for PC to PSTN calling using a standard analog telephone.
The Intel 600SM PCI Phone Adapter works with the world's leading VoIP service providers including engin, Packet8, Skype and yak.