Telephony Application Programming Interface


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Telephony Application Programming Interface

(programming, communications)
(TAPI, or "Telephone Application Program Interface") A Windows 95 Application Program Interface enabling hardware independent access to telephone based communication. TAPI covers a rather wide area of services from initialising the equipment (e.g. a modem) and placing a call to voice mail or control of a remote computer.

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This integrated solution requires software built on standard interfaces such as telephony application programming interface (TAPI).
Traditional computer telephony application programming interfaces (APIs), such as TAPI and JTAPI, feature low-level, vendor-specific interfaces that can make programming slow, complex and expensive.
* End points that support extensible markup language (XML) and telephony application programming interfaces (TAPIs) are gaining traction, as these enable independent developers and user companies to build their own customized applications.