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Can this plugin do these?

Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:16 pm

Hi,

I'd like to know if this plugin can do:

a) announce caller through sound card, speech can be customized per phone number
b) save the numbers and stamped for date/time for historical lookup

At the moment, I'm using HomeseerPCI modem for my XP machine. I'm trying to build another server using W2K3 Server OS, and I know HSmodem will not work. I don't want to pay a few hundreds for the Way2Call USB as I just need above functions.

I even have a few spare external and internal modems that I can try out. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Simon

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Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:30 pm

If you don't care about answering maching features and just want call announce and a call log, the USB NetCallerID box works great with Homeseer. And its CHEAP.

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Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:41 pm

Oh, I didn't know the NetCallerID works with Homeseer. At this time, I don't plan on using HSPhone as an answering machine.

Thank you very much.

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Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:52 pm

Just wanted to clarify, does NetCallerID require USB or serial connection? It looks like the hardware plugs into a serial port. If it requires USB, is USB 1.1 okay or 2.0 is required?

Thanks again.

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Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:13 pm

It is a serial connection. I have mine connected to a USB to serial converter. Sorry for the mis info above. It also reguires the WAF NetCallerID plugin.

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Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:35 pm

No trouble at all and I really appreciate your information. I've been reading the HS forum for this as well.

It seems the hardware comes with software for Windows. I guess for the HS plugin to work, I don't need any of the software for NetCallerID as long as it's plugged into the COM port? The reason is, the software for the CallerID seems to be for Windows 9x only.

Thanks.

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Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:36 pm

The software that comes with the unit is NOT needed for it to work.

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Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:50 pm

And you can use the MLNetCallerID plugin and within two minutes, be up and running. :)

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Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:52 pm

And you can use the MLNetCallerID plugin and within two minutes, be up and running.
This is what I wanted to hear :) Great, I'll get one to give it a try.

Thanks,
Simon

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