Vippie PC and Siplink are softphones for Windows operating system (all versions). In the new release an implementation of g729 codec has been added. Now the softphones support following voice codecs: g729, g723.1, g711a/u, GSM. G.729 is an audio data compression algorithm for voice that compresses digital voice in packets of 10 milliseconds duration. Music or DTMF tones can only be transported reliably with this codec using the RTP Payload for DTMF Digits, Telephony Tones, and Telephony Signals as specified in RFC 2833. Because of its low bandwidth requirements, G.729 is mostly used in VoIP applications where bandwidth must be conserved. Standard G.729 operates at a bit rate of 8 kbit/s.
vCard is a file format standard for electronic business cards. It is widely supported by mobile phones enabling users to easily exchange their contact details.
Now also users of VSPortal can send vCards to mobile phone over SMS directly from the web page. The feature has been added to the SMS sender menu and the Contacts (address book) as well. The VSPortal users internal Voipswitch’s SMS implementation which supports SMPP protocol. The sms can be sent over Internet from voipswitch directly to SMS carriers. The system can work with multiple SMS carriers with routing defined in the SMS dialing plan menu.