Definitions for "Telephony Application Programming Interface"
Keywords:  tapi, intel, api, microsoft, tsapi
Enables developers to write PC applications that take advantage of services provided by telephony vendors. Applications can be developed to work with telephone systems ranging from a simple Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) connection to advanced PBXs. TAPI, for example, can enable an application to dial a telephone number, store commonly dialed numbers, record greetings, and even take dictation using speech recognition.
Microsoft's protocol for linking Windows-based TAPI-compliant applications to single telephones connected to switches or to the switches themselves. The API used in PassageWay(tm) Direct Connection.
Microsoft's Windows telephony application programming interface. See also Application Program Interface.