What can be done with hbTapi Components

The hbTapi Components are useable with Embarcadero Technologies
Delphi 5-7, 9 (2005), 10 (2006), 11 (2007), 12 (2009), 14 (2010), 15 (XE/2011) to 24 (XE10.1) and
C++ Builder 10 (2006), 11 (2007), 12 (2009), 14 (2010), 15 (XE/2011) to 25 (XE10.2).

They come in three different editions: Standard, Professional and Enterprise.

See the following table for supported features of each edition.

  Standard Professional Enterprise
Line Related Features
Line Devices Use multiple line devices at the same time. unlimited 1) unlimited 1) unlimited 1)
Line Device Capabillities Discover line device hardware capabilities. yes yes yes
Enumerate Line Names Installed telephony line / modem devices. yes yes yes
Line Dialog Show the line device / modem setup dialog. no yes yes
Multiple Addresses Use multiple addresses per line devices. yes yes yes
Address Caps Discover the capabilities of each address. yes yes yes
Caller ID Name, Address (phone number) and Flags yes yes yes
Called ID / Connected ID Name, Address (phone number) and Flags no yes yes
Redirection ID / Redirecting ID Name, Address (phone number) and Flags no no yes
Call Creation Make a new call or dial on an existing call. yes yes yes
Answer Answer an incoming call. yes yes yes
Hangup Drop / Disconnect a call. yes yes yes
Hold / Unhold Place call on hold and retrieve it. no yes yes
Blind / Consult Transfer Transfer a call to another station. no yes yes
Park / Unpark Park a call an retrieve it. no yes yes
Hand-Off Operations Give the ownership of a call to another application. no yes yes
Pickup Pickup a call at another station no yes yes
Conferencing Build and handle conference calls. no no yes
Redirecting Redirect an offering call to a destination address. no no yes
Forwarding Address forwarding to deflect calls to another number. no no yes
Call Process Call progress related events and call states. yes yes yes
Call Information and Status Call Info / Status related events and properties. yes yes yes
Call Privilege Owner, Monitor, Owner + Monitor yes yes yes
Media Modes All supported TAPI media modes. yes yes yes
Media Type Detection Monitor media type changes of a call. no no yes
Device Specific Features Use features of special drivers not available via normal TAPI functions. no no yes
Locations
Translate Phone Number Using the Windows dialing properties. yes yes yes
Get / Set Current Location Get / Set current location used for phone number translation. no yes yes
Location Dialog Show the Windows dialing properties dialog. no yes yes
Get Current Area and Country Code Useful to pre-fill number to dial. no yes yes
Enumerate Locations Get the ID's, Names and Codes of all defined locations. no yes yes
Enumerate Country Names Get the country names of all defined locations. no yes yes
Digits and Tones
Digits Detection / Generation Handling of DTMF tones and Pulse sequences like 0-9, *, #, A-D. no yes yes
Silence Detection Silence detection on the channel. no yes yes
Tone Detection / Generation Detect / Generate tone sequences (SIT). no no yes
Advanced Communication
Wave playing and recording Wave device IDs and components to play and record audio data. yes yes yes
Communication Handle Handle to communicate via the data stream. yes yes yes
Data Rate Property Min data rate, max data rate. yes yes yes
Pass Through Mode Direct communication with line device hardware. yes yes yes
Negotiated TAPI Version Get the negotiated version of OS, TSP and Application. yes yes yes
Extension Version Negotiation Negotiate an TSP Extension Version for special usage. no no yes
Phone Related Features
Phone Devices Use multiple phone devices at the same time. unlimited 1) unlimited 1) unlimited 1)
Phone Device Capabillities Discover phone device hardware capabilities. yes yes yes
Enumerate Phone Names Installed telephony phone devices. yes yes yes
Display Control Get / Set the content of the display. yes yes yes
Phone Dialog Telephony phone device setup dialog. no yes yes
Handset Control Detect and set volume, gain and hook switch state. no yes yes
Headset Control Detect and set volume, gain and hook switch state. no yes yes
Speakerphone Control Detect and set volume, gain and hook switch state. no yes yes
Ringer Control Get / Set the ring mode. no no yes
Lamp / Button Control Detect and set the state of lamps and buttons. no no yes
Extensibility
Direct TAPI Access Get handles and events to call TAPI functions directly. no no yes
Source Code Full source code is included. no no yes
Service
Updates 12-month subscription to minor updates yes yes yes
Service 12 months of technical support service yes yes yes

1) Limited only by the underlying hardware and software platform.
2) Not supported by hbTapi Components directly at this time but useable via Direct TAPI Access. Will be supported in an up coming release.

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 32- and 64-Bit with TAPI Version 2.1 or higher

  • Hardware: TAPI complicant hardware like voice modems, ISDN cards, voice boards, PBXs, phones, and so on