Intel and Internet directory company Four11 will provide free directory services to Intel Internet phone users, the companies have announced. The Intel Internet phone, which was announced last week, is technology that lets users of PCs running Microsoft's Windows 95 operating system interoperate with forthcoming software based on the H.323 communications standard.
Using Four11's directory, Intel Internet Phone users will be able to identify other users of the software, determine who is online and thus able to receive and make calls with the click of a mouse, Four11 officials say.
To appear in the directory, users fill out a profile that can include their email address, interests, college or university attended and other personal information, in addition to their Internet phone address, says Tracy Brown, a spokeswoman for Four11. Users can then search the directory in a variety of ways using that information.