[Freeswitch-users] call info display

Anthony Minessale anthony.minessale at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 08:48:20 PDT 2010

depending on the phone FreeSWITCH will update the display any time a call is

it works on polycom,snom and aastra and I am not sure if there are more.

On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 5:50 AM, Ken Gillett <ken at ukgb.net> wrote:

> Sorry to ask what are perhaps very basic questions, but could someone
> please enlighten me on FreeSwitch's capabilities with regard to information
> for display on the recipient's extension.
> When a call is received, the extension really needs to display information
> about the origin and the intended recipient of the call. Normally for an
> incoming external call, the former is supplied by the 'incoming CLI' (often
> linked to locally stored name) and the latter probably by associating a name
> with each incoming line, so in this way the recipient can see at a glance
> who called whom (or what).
> Am I right in thinking that within SIP there is the provision to send
> information about the calling party (origin), so the called party
> (recipient) doesn't have to rely on CLI and matching numbers to locally
> stored directories?
> So, how does FS handle all the above?
> What does it pass to the recipient, for both external and internal calls?
> Is this part of FS configuration? IOW, do you have programmatic access to
> such information and can you specify exactly what is sent to an extension?
> Ken G i l l e t t
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