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Ekiga 2.0 Released

Supports all modern VoIP features for both SIP and H.323 (March 13, 2006)
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
Finally, you can register a free SIP address at It will allow you calling friends and family, or to find new friends through the online LDAP service. That service has been sponsored by OVH. It is still beta.

Packages for main distributions will be uploaded soon, but sources are already available.

More information can be found at

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