LoudHush is a softphone application for Mac OS X. You can use it to connect to the Asterisk PBX running in your office or to a VOIP provider that supports the IAX protocol. With LoudHush you can initiate and answer, hold and transfer voice calls using your computer.
LoudHush is written in Cocoa/Objective-C and integrates nicely within the OS X environment. Is is distributed as shareware software, so when running unregistered it has the same features as a registered copy, but it automatically quits five minutes after being started.
- Incoming and outgoing calls
- Transfer (blind), Hold, Mute
- Caller id lookup in AddressBook
- Dialing from AddressBook (via AppleScript)
- Multiple IAX accounts
- Peer-to-Peer IAX dialing (calling other LoudHush/IAX peer without an Asterisk server)
- Call history window (new in version 1.2)
- Bonjour (used to announce presence and find other LoudHush peers in the local domain)
- Network statistics window (jitter, round trip, lost packets, delay, etc)
- Applescript notifications on incoming call
- An Apple computer equipped with a sound card and microphone
- Mac OS X 10.3.9 or newer (compatible with Panther, Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard)
- An Asterisk IAX account.
- Network connectivity to the voice over ip server. All IP phones are sensitive to the network connection quality and LoudHush makes no exception.