Hi-Phone Desktop Lite

The Hi-Phone Desktop Lite is a great low cost, high functionality, TAPI device.  Its open architecture gives developers, system integrators, and OEMs the flexibility to develop a wide range of application solutions to suit different markets. Plus, its small footprint, external form factor, and Plug & Play (PnP) capabilities make it easy to deploy.

With ExceleTel TeleTools, integrating the Hi-Phone with your application is fast and easy.

ExceleTel and Way2Call have a long history of close cooperation.  We have been working together for nearly a decade to continually advance the Hi-Phone as the premier TAPI desktop CTI device.  This long relationship, extensive technical experience, and world-wide deployment has allowed ExceleTel to establish and maintain our industry leading position for Hi-Phone telephony application development tools, Hi-Phone technical assistance, and Hi-Phone distribution.

Please consider ExceleTel as the source for all your Hi-Phone needs.

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   HiPhone Product Line Comparison Table
   HiPhone Desktop Lite
   HiPhone Desktop Pro
   HiPhone Desktop Maestro (4 Line)
   HiPhone Desktop RS232
   HiPhone Desktop USB

Hi-Phone Pro
Hi-Phone Desktop Lite

249.00 USD

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A quality low cost product for

  • Startup / proof-of-concept low budget projects
  • Projects that needs large quantity low cost devices
  • Projects that needs the quality but does not require advanced telephony features

Hi-Phone Desktop Lite Highlights

  • DSP based device
  • USB bus powered
  • Standard 3.5 mm PC headset connectors
  • Compact dimensions
  • Self-Powering a local telephone for Voice & DTMF functions (no Ringing SLIC) 
  • Separate Recording and Playback volume control and boost for Headset / Local Phone / Line
  • Distinctive DTMF source detection (Local Phone / Line)
  • Upgradeable firmware

Technical Specifications



Operating system:

32-bit:  Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows 7

64-bit:  Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008


Host Interface:

USB 2.0 (Full speed)


Telephone Line Interface:

Trunk Type: 2-wire analog



One RJ11 for external (loop start) phone lines, One RJ11 for local phone support


Network interface:

PSTN: Loop Start Analog


Headset Interface:

Headset - Two 3.5mm jack In/Out (PC style)

Note: If using Plantronics H or P-series corded headsets the 28959-01 Quick Disconnect Cable is required.

LED’s: Power, Line, headset/phone

Power supply:

USB bus powered



Operating Temperature: 10 ° to 40 ° C

Storage Temperature: 5 ° to 55 ° C,

15% - 80% relative humidity, non-condensing




Supports TAPI 2.1

Direct sound support

Local Phone set:

Handset on/off hook detection

DTMF detection

Hook flash detection

Audio streaming


Telephone Line:

Line on/off hook detection

DTMF detection

Ring detection

Distinctive ringing detection
Loop current drop detection

Hook flash generation

Caller ID detection (FSK, DTMF)

Caller ID on Call waiting (CIDCW) detection



Plug in/out detection



PCM 16 bit 8Khz

Full Duplex

Echo suppression

Echo cancellation


Mixer of 3 audio sources (For conferencing)

Separate channel volume control


Call progress detection:
SIT (Special Information Tone detection)
Dial tone, Ring back, busy, reorder, voice, connected, silence and fax.

Application examples:

  • Attended desktop PSTN (POTS) telephony
  • Power dialing
  • Call logging / recording
  • Telemarketing
  • Computer Aided Telephone Interviewing (CATI)
  • Screen pop / CallerID (including CWCID)
  • Full-duplex Wave record and playback on- and off-line
  • Industrial facility and equipment monitoring
  • E-commerce solutions with vocal human interaction
  • IVR
  • Voice mail
  • Auto-attendant
  • Broadcast voice message delivery / Unified Messaging
  • Voice alert
  • Automatic appointment reminders
  • Replacement for Teltone T-311 Telephone Access Unit
  • and many more