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= Description =
[[TOC(SipFeatures, SipProjectStatus, SipInstallation, SipTesting, SipDeveloperGuide, SipSupport, depth=1)]]

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SIP SIMPLE client is a Software Development Kit for easy development of Real Time Applications based on SIP and related protocols for Presence, Audio, Instant Messaging (IM), File Transfers and Desktop Sharing. Other media types can be easily added by using an extensible high-level API.

== Background ==

SIP stands for 'Session Initiation Protocol', an IETF standard described by
[ RFC 3261]. SIP is an Internet application-layer control protocol that can establish,
modify and terminate multimedia sessions such as Internet telephony calls
(VoIP). Media can be added to (and removed from) an existing session.

SIP allows the endpoints to negotiate and combine any type of session they
mutually understand like Audio, Video, Instant Messaging audio, video, instant messaging (IM), File Transfer, file transfer,
Desktop Sharing desktop sharing and provides a generic event notification system with
real-time Publications publications and Subscriptions subscriptions about state changes that can be
used for asynchronous services like Presence, Message Waiting Indicator presence, message waiting indicator and
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== Features ==

The software allows you to create elegant real-time communications applications without having to read [ the +1200 RFC documents] behind it. As a library with a high-level API, the toolkit can be used to add voice, IM and Presence functionality to any network devices as long as Python/C environment is supported by such platform.

* [wiki:SipFeatures Features and Standards] implemented in SIP SIMPLE client SDK

== Documentation ==

* [wiki:SipProjectStatus Status] - an overview of the achieved milestones and project status
* [wiki:SipInstallation Installation] - how to install the SDK and Command Line Tools
* [wiki:SipTesting Testing] - how to test the SDK using the command line tools
* [wiki:SipDeveloperGuide Developer Guide] - how to develop SIP applications using the SDK
* [wiki:SipContributions Contributions] - third-party contributions and wiki pages

== Authors ==

* Adrian Georgescu
* Dan Pascu
* Denis Bilenko
* Luci Stanescu
* Ruud Klaver
* Saúl Ibarra

== Support ==

The project is developed and supported by [ AG Projects]. Support is provided on a best-effort basis. "best-effort" means that we try to solve the bugs you report or help fix your problems as soon as we can, subject to available resources. If you need commercial grade support please contact AG Projects.

* [wiki:SipSupport Support Page] - how to request support or contribute to the project