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The Yate Client

Do you remember the chapter about the VoIP client as a way of using Yate? It wasn’t long ago. Now we’ll see in more detail how the YateClient looks and what it does.
First of all you mustn’t think on the YateClient as being a totally different component beside the server. In essence are one and the same thing. The YateClient is more like a frontend for the Yate Console adapted to suit the needs of the home user.

So, like stated the YateClient comes with a Graphic User Interface accompanied by a sound module which makes your attempt to place a call to your friend from Europe to Alaska in the middle of the night a matter of seconds. Of course, both of you must have the appropriate connections to talk, and his microphone to be out from the freezing state. But this is only a plain practical example of a peer to peer conversation. YateClient permits you also to make a PC2Phone call and also supports calling to an IVR. Let’s see what the YateClient provides in more detail to the user.

First of all the YateClient comes, like other components, in three versions. One for Windows, one for Linux and one for Mac. All three provide the same functionality for the end user and are developed under QT.

The client can be used to make calls through all the three protocols Yate implements for communication, namely H323, SIP and IAX. The protocol is selected for the list above the address, in the middle you write the address you want to call depending on the selected protocol, and all you have to do at this moment is to press Call.

The addresses have the following format depending on the protocol:

  • for H323: h323/username@ipadress:port
  • for SIP: sip/sip:username@ipadress:port
  • for IAX: iax/username@ipaddress/number

To finish a call, as you probably figured out already that the solution is to press the Hangup button.
In case of an incoming call YateClient permits you to accept or reject it.
Another feature Yate provides as alternative to peer to peer calls is redirecting your calls through a third party service like the Free World Dialup for example. For this the accounts list is provided.

More configurations options are present in the YateClient but we’ll see more of these in the dedicated chapter.

July 2014:
Yate 5.4 and YateBTS 4 launched. Added JSON and DNS support in Javascript, Handover support in YateBTS.

March 2014:
YateBTS 2.0 launched. Added authentication and WebGUI. Added USSD support in commercial version.

March 2014:
Yate 5.2 launched. Better JavaScript support and a fixed memory leak.

Jan 2014:
YateBTS 1.0 launched. The first GSM Basestation which works with an IMS/VoLTE core network.

Jan 2014:
Yate 5.1 launched. Better JavaScript support and added libygsm. Elisa chatbot added in RManager

Oct 2013:
OpenHSS is the Yate based HLR/HSS solution for MVNO and LTE carriers.

Oct 2013:
Yate 5 released. Added IPv6 support in SIP for LTE. Improved JavaScript support. Download NOW

Jan 2013:
Yate 4.3 released: Added XML support in Javascript. SCCP - GTT routing between different networks. Stability improvements.
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Aug 2012:
Yate 4.2 released: SIP flood protection. Better Jabber/Google Voice support. Usable Javascript. Fixed SIGTRAN links fluctuations.
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Apr 2012:
YateClient was accepted in the Mac Store.

Yate 4.1 released: better Gvoice support, iSAC codec, support for new Wanpipe drivers. Fixes – T.38 and Mac client issues.

Mar 2012:
SS7Cloud is launched today, 1st March, 2012, by NullTeam, Yate creators. Having all you need to be a US CLEC, it brings SS7 services in a cloud.

Feb 2012:
Yate 4.0 released.
SCCP, TCAP, MAP and CAMEL, TCP and TLS in SIP, Javascript fast prototyping of telephony applications and brand new face for YateClient.

Nov 2011:
Here is a video that, quote "demonstrates the truly awesome power of the YATE engine, as it easily handles 3 simultaneous calls to an audio player application including dtmf (button press) handling "(from PaintedRockComm).

Nov 2011:
Yate will attend ORR - OPENRHEINRUHR (November 12 - 13).

04 May 2011:
sipgate chooses open source project Yate for core infrastructure.

12 Apr 2011:
Yate 3.3.2 released.
Fix for Jingle calls to Google Voice dropping after 5 minutes.
4 Apr 2011:
Yate 3.3 released.
Support for GMail chat conference, fixes for internal microphone in MacOS. Minor fixes in SS7 M2PA and ANSI. Fixes in H.323, SIP and RTP.

9 Mar 2011:
Yate 3.2 released.
Bug fixes in SIGTRAN/MGCP/SS7 and added support for CNAM/LNP lookup by SIP INVITE/3xx.

Feb 2011:
Yate will attend FOSDEM and XMPP summit.

31 Jan 2011:
Yate 3.1 released.
Yate client support for Google Voice. Support for any country tones in tonegen.

20 Dec 2010:
Yate 3.0 released.
SS7 ITU certified. SS7 STP added. Client supports Jabber IM (Google Talk + Facebook).

3 May 2010:
Yate 3.0.0 alpha 3 released. Featuring the new Jabber server and wideband audio.

8 March 2010:
Yate 2.2 released. Mostly bug fixes. Dahdi compatible. Latest 2 release before 3.0.

6-7 February 2010:
Yate booth at FOSDEM 2010. Free CD with Freesentral available.

2 Nov 2009:
Yate 2.1 launched. Can replace a Cisco PGW2200 to control a Cisco AS54xx.

6 Aug 2008:
Yate and OpenSIPS (former OpenSER) join to build IP based clusters.

4 Aug 2008:
Yate 2 launched.


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