telephony application programming interface

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Telephony Application Programming Interface definition

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.
[Telephone or Telephony?]
(1995-12-05)

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