Thank you, that clarifies it a lot for me. I will look those things up and
figure out something. Meanwhile, if someone wants who has experience with
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 8:35
To: Asterisk Users Mailing List - Non-Commercial Discussion
Subject: Re: [asterisk-users] OT: Windows TAPI command-line driver
You are using wrong wording - with TAPI driver usually the TAPI service
provider is meant, e.g. see http://www.ipcom.at/en/telephony/siptapi/tapi/
So, the TSP offers lines to the TAPI subsystem. These lines can be used
by TAPI applications. Typical TAPI applications are dialer.exe (comes
with Windows), phoner.de, Outlook, and many CRM applications.
If you want to call a phone number from any application, then you have 2
1. The application implements TAPI functionality (e.g done by Outlook)
2. The application just calls the function tapiRequestMakeCall(). This
will trigger a phone call using the default TAPI application (usually
dialer.exe). This is for example done in dial.exe
(http://www.iansharpe.com/art_dial.php), but does nto work reliable on
There are tools available that can detect phone numbers on web sites and
trigger a certain action when clicking them. You can google such tools
and configure them to start a TAPI dialer.
This is a bit off-topic, but still related to telephony. Is there a
barebones TAPI driver that exists that would allow me to call up a
command line with, as parameter, the number to dial.
For exemple, Outlook integrates with TAPI, so that TAPI driver would
allow me to call my own app with the phone number as argument.
ex when clicking on 555-555-5555: the TAPI driver would call