has announced its newest Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) SoftPhone, eyebeam, which, like other SoftPhone software previously released by the company, will turn your Mac into a phone that can place and receive calls via Voice-Over IP (VoIP), a protocol that carries voice data over the Internet. An OEM version of the company’s X-PRO SIP SoftPhone was just made available to Vonage subscribers who use Mac OS X, as
reported by MacCentral on Thursday. eyeBeam SoftPhone will offer H.263 and H.264 IP video conferencing, CDMA cellular network support and such telephony features as instant messaging and encryption. Xten is currently demonstrating the new product at Supercomm 2004 and will soon make a Beta release available to select partners, with the commercial roll-out slated for October. eyeBeam will be Mac OS X compatible, but the company hasn’t released system requirements and pricing yet, nor had it placed a product page on its Web site as MacCentral posted this article.