ISDN, a late 80’s set of communication standards for multi-purpose digital networks, is still used in a number of organizations across the world and is especially popular in some European countries, such as Germany, where the number of active subscriber lines is over 25 million. Since ISDN is often used by businesses as an affordable solution offering a combination of Internet connectivity and digital telephony, users often need an ability to monitor various activities and traffic load of their ISDN lines — and that’s exactly what CapiDog will be able to help with!
CapiDog is super-compact free tool that resides in the taskbar and provides real-time indication of the status of the ISDN line the computer is connected to. The program shows which bearer channels (B channels) are being used on the ISDN S0 line, as well as the number of incoming and outgoing calls. CapiDog can be used for logging the time, duration and destination of all calls and for troubleshooting ISDN problems thanks to its ability to capture a D channel trace. Channel statuses are color-marked: green represents a free channel, yellow — a call in progress, and red stands for a line in use. To use CapiDog, you need an ISDN adapter with a special CAPI 2.0 extension, such as, for instance, an adapter from AVM (driver version 3.08 and up), Scitel (fall 2000 and newer) or Gerdes/Primux. CapiDog can play sounds on line status change, write detailed log files, synchronize the PC clock with the ISDN time, show popup windows for all calls and work with several ISDN controllers.
CapiDog is a tiny free tool that can help you solve serious problems with your ISDN connection, so if you are an ISDN user, make sure to check it out!
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