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Intel Net phone beta updated

Intel has posted a new beta of its Internet Phone app-let, making the software available on its Web site.

The chip giant claims Internet Phone differs from similar utilities in that it supports H.323-based communications rather than proprietary systems. H.323 is an open standard for conferencing, backed by Intel, Microsoft and many other industry leaders. Other new features include a busy line indicator, call progress indicator and better compression that provides 30 per cent smaller files.

The software requires a Pentium-based PC running Windows 95.