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TITLE

    AmiPhone

VERSION

    0.5B

AUTHOR

Jeremy Friesner

E-Mail: jfriesne@ucsd.edu

DESCRIPTION

AmiPhone is a proprietary, AmiTCP based voice chat program.  Using
AmiPhone, you and a friend can talk to each other over the Internet.  ADPCM
compression is used so that this is possible over TCP connections as slow
as 14.4kb/sec.

Features:

- Full duplex asynchronous operation (CPU and network bandwidth
  permitting)
- Several compression algorithms and variable sampling rates.
- Up to four incoming and unlimited outgoing connections can
  be active at once (although you may only be transmitting on
  one connection at any given time).
- Supports most standard parallel port digitizers.
- Volume indicator and bandwidth graph allow easy monitoring
  of digitizer and net connection.
- Silence detection (data is only transmitted when the volume
  is above a certain, user-specifiable level)
- Runs on the Workbench screen, or any public screen.
- Installer script included.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Requires:    Workbench 2.04 or above.
             AmiTCP3.0b2 or higher.
             A standard 8-bit audio digitizer and microphone.
             A TCP connection with at least 14.4kb/sec bandwidth.

Recommended: An accelerated (68020+) CPU.
             A faster TCP connection. (28.8kb/sec or higher)
             A line-level amplifier for the microphone.

AVAILABILITY

Available on Aminet as comm/net/AmiPhone0.5B.lha

PRICE

AmiPhone0.5B is a public beta release, and is therefore available at no
charge.  Future releases will be DonationWare.

DISTRIBUTABILITY

AmiPhone is freely distributable as long as no charge is made for it other
than a small fee for the cost of the media.