Computer telephony integration and its applications

Sheng Lin Chou, Yi-Bing Lin

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Computer telephony integration (CTI) enhances the capability and flexibility of the switches or the network end equipment by computer technology. This article introduces the components of CTI such as switch-to-host interfaces, application programming interfaces, and resource architectures. Then we describe two CTI configurations: first-party call control and third-party call control. CTI-based telecommunication services such as unified messaging and call center are described. We also illustrate the Integrated Office Telephony System (IOTS), a CTI system developed at Computer Communication Research Laboratories, which integrates the switch and CTI server on a personal computer platform.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)2-11
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000


  • telephony
  • Application software
  • Switches
  • telecommunication switching
  • Computer networks
  • telecommunication computing
  • communication switching
  • Communication system control
  • telecommunication control
  • Computer applications

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