From Skype, we would now use X-Lite.

I just installed X-Lite. Would appreciate any tips, comments about X-Lite.


X-Lite 3.0 telephony client

CounterPath's X-Lite 3.0 is the market's leading free SIP based softphone available for download. Based on the advanced architecture of eyeBeam 1.5 (CounterPath's carrier grade telephony client), the new
X-Lite is designed to showcase some of the feature rich capabilities available with our commercial softphone such as superior audio and video quality, zero-touch configuration, IM & Presence, and a comprehensive personal address book.

Open the X-Lite 3.0 User Guide here.

Users who subscribe to a VoIP or Broadband service will be able to experience the power of X-Lite as CounterPath enables them to communicate anytime, anywhere by bringing their communication experience directly to the end-point. With its intuitive & familiar interface, users can seamlessly transition from a traditional hard phone environment into the world of Voice over IP. Also by making the navigation simple and user friendly, X-Lite provides users with easy access to video and address book management. Whether its users are having a simple voice conversation or hosting a conference call with multiple collaborative applications, X-Lite leads people down the new path of personalized communications.


* Open Standards based next generation telephony client
* Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) based signaling for all interactive media sessions
* Enhanced Quality of Service (QoS) for voice & video calls
* Comprehensive Personal Address Book, including detailed calls lists and history
* Zero-Touch Configuration of your audio or video devices
* Microsoft Outlook® integration allowing users to import their address book into their eyeBeam contact list
* IM & Presence Management
* Multi-party and ad hoc Voice and Video Conferencing [IP & PSTN]
* Voice & Video Call Recording
* Detachable & Sliding Drawers for quick Video and Contact information
* Toast pop-ups allowing the management of incoming calls

For a more detailed feature list, click here.


* Intuitive user interface makes it easy for both novice and power users to make and receive calls, initiate video conferencing, and communicate using Instant Messaging.
* A comprehensive personal address book empowers users to create, manage, and personalize their contacts and their presence with online communities.
* Rich feature suite bestows users with a confluence of standard telephony features, advanced network and voice media features, including support for multiple USB headset devices.

Operating Requirements

Enhanced (Audio, Video & IM)




Intel Pentium III 700 MHz or equivalent

Pentium 4® 2.0 GHz or equivalent


256 MB RAM

256 MB RAM

Hard Disk Space

30 MB

30 MB

Operating System

Windows 2000
Windows XP


IP network connection (broadband, LAN, wireless)

Sound Adapter

Full-duplex, 16-bit

Where to get it

To download your free copy of X-Lite 3.0 today, click on the Download X-Lite button or click here.