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Windows 7: Routing landline to Windows sound devices


23 Aug 2010   #1
kbrady

windows 7
 
 
Routing landline to Windows sound devices

Is it possible to configure my window seven ultimate computer to route my garden-variety voice line - Pots - through a voice modem into my Windows system devices. I would like to be able to use my system microphone in my system headphones to speak over the landline.



Thank you in advance. Any tips appreciated.

Kevin


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23 Aug 2010   #2
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

There used to be software available for this.... one was called "Supervoice" the second was "Advanced Call Center".

If you had a voice modem they would let you use your landline phone on the PC with a mic/headset.

At least, I think that's what you're asking.


Ap

p.s. they also had features like call list, auto-dialer, answering service...etc.
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24 Aug 2010   #3
kbrady

windows 7
 
 

Thank you. These are exactly what I am looking for except I actually do not need the recording or voicemail capabilities. In very basic terms I simply need to be able to dial a number from my computer and then speaking to my microphone and listen through by headphones while I talk on the landline. Can this be done at any more basic level? Perhaps simply a driver which would allow the voice modem to function as a Windows system device? Much appreciated
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24 Aug 2010   #4
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I haven't seen or heard of such a driver and doubtful if you will find one specifically for Windows 7.

Ap
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24 Aug 2010   #5
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

What kind of voice modem is it?

Ap
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01 Nov 2010   #6
kbrady

windows 7
 
 

Computer interfacing with analog telephone line including voice conversation available in Windows 7.
Thank you for your. Here is what I have learned. I am posting back here because I specialized a question as this is I am not see answers on other forums dealing with telephony.
What I have learned is that some modems of course support TAPI. Beyond that they must have drivers written for them which are called "Windows sound device drivers". Those modems of course have to be "voice modem". Under those circumstances Windows 7 will not only control the modem through TAPI-dial Etc.-but make the conversation available within Windows using the modem as a sound device. All the sources that I have found agree on this. A number of sources state that manufacturers never write "Windows sound device drivers" for their modems but the Windows 7 has this built-in for some modems. Complicating the issue is of course that very few manufacturers are continuing their line of ham and eggs analog telephone modems now in the age of broadband. The U.S. Robotics still lists its Courier and sportster lines from 2005 with Windows XP drivers as its current offering.
1) Does anyone know more how I can locate modem which is supported by Windows 7, supports TAPI and "voice", and for which Windows 7 has built-in sound device drivers? I know it sounds like a crazy question but this is apparently what I am supposed to look for.
2) is anyone familiar with telephony forum that they like. My question of course best would be addressed there.
Thank you in advance for any interest. Much appreciated. Any tips would be great.
Kevin
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07 Nov 2010   #7
kbrady

windows 7
 
 

I found a good solution for my question above. Fundamentally a modem which would allow me to answer the phone and dial phone numbers but at the same time type both sides of the call through the Windows sound system.
I could not find any commercially available analog voice modems which have "Windows wave drivers" which were configurable so that the two sides of the telephone call simply pass through windows. I want my windows microphone piped out to the caller. I want to caller's voice to come through windows it out to my speakers or headphones,
I am certain there are expensive commercial boards that will do this.
I found one solution which will work.
http://way2call.com/public/DesktopLiteQRG.pdf
this is a $250 list modem which also has the capability of directing the two sides of the call to a headphone. From the headphone jack I can connect it to my Windows computer. Obviously there are some details there. If this unit expects microphone level in and I want to send Windows line level out to it I would need to contact a "attenuator" connector which would markedly reduce the voltage. RadioShack has these for five or $10. Additionally if I want the caller's voice to come back into my Windows system I will have to deal with their voice cycling back to Windows output and representing an echo during the call. My solution would be to either listen to the phone through my outboard speaker system-not through my computer - or use one of the more sophisticated sound cards with Windows drivers which allow for selective routine of audio signals from certain inputs to certain other outputs. These are often associated with home studio recording. I happen to own a couple of these.
Just an FYI if someone wishes to dial and pick up their phone with your computer modem and hear both sides of the conversations through their computers sounds system.
Kevin
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07 Dec 2010   #8
bernardodesousa

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi.

Quote:
I would like to be able to use my system microphone in my system headphones to speak over the landline.
I'm about to achieve that. Need some help, thou. I have an Olitec voice V92 modem. It's a PCI modem, and it's connected to a working landline. Once driver from Olitec's site was installed, I could access a very simple software, that seems to be Windows 7 native, called dialer.exe

With this program, I can dial out! That's great. My friend's phone rings, when he pics up the phone, I can hear him, BUT he can't hear me...

My microphone is ok (Google Talk, Skype for example work fine). The problem is not there. But it may be near.

I have no idea about where to look to solve it. If you guys have any tips to help me looking, I'll be greatly glad.

See you.
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