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Common ISDN Application Programming Interface
networking (CAPI, Common-ISDN-API) A programming interface
standard for an application program to communicate with an
Work on CAPI began in 1989, focussing on the German ISDN
protocol, and was finished in 1990 by a CAPI working group
consisting of application providers, ISDN equipment
manufacturers, large customers, user groups and DBP Telekom,
resulting in COMMON-ISDN-API Version 1.1. Following
completion of the international protocol specification, almost
every telecommunication provider offers BRI
Version 2.0 was developed to support all Q.931 protocols.
Latest version: 2.0, as of 1998-09-07.
[Why not CIAPI?]