Project

Computers and Telephony

Computer workstations can provide a much-needed user interface to advanced telephony functions, provided a path exists between the workstation and switch. Controlling call set-up from a user�s workstation allows a greater degree of personalization and dynamic call-handling, both for outgoing and incoming calls. This project is being implemented in the ISDN environment of MIT�s campus telephone network, using PhoneServer, a computer network interface to Basic Rate ISDN switching.

Computer workstations can provide a much-needed user interface to advanced telephony functions, provided a path exists between the workstation and switch. Controlling call set-up from a user�s workstation allows a greater degree of personalization and dynamic call-handling, both for outgoing and incoming calls. This project is being implemented in the ISDN environment of MIT�s campus telephone network, using PhoneServer, a computer network interface to Basic Rate ISDN switching.