Popular Telephony Inc. on Wednesday announced
Peerio444, a serverless Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communication product aimed at Mac, Windows and Linux users alike. With Peerio444 installed, users will be able to make telephone calls using their computer — freely to other computers, and for a nominal fee to regular telephones. Popular Technology explained that Peerio444 is different from other solutions as it eschews “spyware” and is peer-to-peer, requiring no server to communicate. Peerio444 will also be compatible with H.323 and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) standards.
Popular Telephony will release Peerio444 later this year, although it’s currently available in a preview version for Windows users. Popular Telephony stated that its initial release will be available for Windows and Linux users, with a Mac version expected later this year. Features in the finished product will include voicemail, call waiting, call hold, call transfer, contact management and filters. Pricing and Mac system requirements were not available.