Enter a fully qualified domain
name or an IP address and then press the Call key. You can put a
comment before the address, but in this case you should enclose the address
between < and >. If not specified, the address uses the standard PicoPhone
port, 11676. A port can be specified after the address, using a colon as
a separator. The syntax can be therefore:
name <address>, or
When the second two forms
are used, and also the first two forms, when the address is a DNS name
and not an IP address, the address will be saved and it will be available
from the drop down box for the next time.
If the Picoserver is used,
everything is much simpler, because it is sufficient to enter the identity
of the user to be called.
You can use the Disc
button to abort a proceeding call setup, to disconnect from one or more
parties, or from everyone.
The Msg button sends
a short message to an unconnected party. The message will be written to
the log file. If the receiving party has logging disabled, messages cannot
be sent to that party.
The Off button disables
reception of calls and allows to specify a message to leave for the calling
The Chat button opens
the chat window. You can write messages to a single party or to everyone.
A double click on a line in the chat window copies it into the clipboard.
The Log button opens
the log. If the icon in the tray has a red exclamation mark near the phone,
it means, that a missed call or a message is present in the log.
The MIC button, when
not depressed, disables audio acquisition and sending.
The SPK button, when
not depressed, disables audio output without muting the overall Wave output
of the audio card.
The CONF button puts
the connected parties in conference, i.e., forces the connected Picophones
to connect with each other. This function works only if the connected parties
use Picophone 1.60 or later.
Picophone shows the total
used bandwidth in kilobits/second. TX is the transmitted bandwidth, RX
is the received bandwidth. The bandwidth indicated includes the UDP and
Command line options
Arguments can be given when
running Picophone. These arguments are available:
/min Picophone will
be started iconized
will call the given address, when started.