[Gllug] Caller ID on a POTS line

Justin Perreault justinperreault at dl-jp.com
Fri Jan 21 02:41:28 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2011-01-18 at 09:01 +0000, general_email at technicalbloke.com
> Hi there,
> I want to get caller ID info from my POTS line into my computer. It
> seems the only commercial system on the market is the CTI Meteor 2 which
> looks very capable but also costs £120 which I'd rather not spend if I
> can avoid it.

Not ideal by any stretch but a small camera runs under £10 and could
likely be clobbered into submission to "watch" a CID display and put
that through OCR.

If spending the money becomes required Linux Format(LF) made me aware of
LF mentions that it has busybox installed which can be hacked to allow
adding of more features. I am considering it for running asterisk.


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