Network Caller ID

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Network Caller ID
Developer(s) John L. Chmielewski
Stable release
1.6 / November 19, 2016 (2016-11-19)
Written in C, Perl, Tcl, Unix Shell
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) and Voice over Internet Protocol
License GNU General Public License
Website http://ncid.sourceforge.net/

Network Caller ID (NCID) is an open-source client/server network Caller ID (CID) package.

NCID consists of a server called ncidd (short for NCID daemon, a universal client called ncid, and multiple client output modules and gateways. The server, ncidd, monitors either a modem, device or gateway for the CID data. The data is collected and sent, via TCP, to one or more connected clients.

There are non-modem devices (which includes smartphones) and services that can detect CID information. An NCID gateway collects CID data from these other sources and passes it on to the main NCID server. From there the CID data is distributed to all connected clients, just like CID data collected from a traditional modem. One example of a non-modem device is a VoIP (Voice over IP) service that collects CID data as SIP packets. Another example is the Whozz Calling series of Ethernet Link devices that obtain CID information from multiple POTS (Plain old telephone service) lines.

NCID supports messages. Clients can send a one line message to all connected clients.

The client can also be used to push CID to other computers and devices with output modules.

Various clients are available on numerous platforms, including Android, iOS, Linux, macOS and Windows.[1]

Modems[edit]

If you have tested a serial, USB or PCI modem, please edit the table below to indicate whether it worked or not.

Manually add entries in alphabetical order by Manufacturer / Model.

Manufacturer Model Status NCID Features
Supported (Note A)
Type Country
Tested
Country
Code (AT+GCI?)
Chipset Manufacturer
(AT+FMI)
Chipset Query
Result (ATI3)
Vend:Prod
ID (if USB or PCI)
Notes Owner(s)
3Com Corp (U.S. Robotics) 3CP2976 (US) Partial CID, VOICE PCI US ERROR U.S. Robotics 56K Voice U.S. Robotics 56K Voice INT V5.20.1 12b9:1008 Use AT#CID=1. See also Note D.
Apple Jump Working CID, FAX Internal US B5 ERROR Motorola SM56 1.3.9 ATI4 gives "Apple Internal Modem" taa
Dell RD02-D400 Broken RING USB US  ?? Conexant CX93010?? Reported broken here
DualComm USB Adapter/Modem for Caller ID Display buy Working CID, FAX, VOICE USB US B5 Conexant (Rockwell) CX93001-EIS_V0.2002-V92 0572:1329 taa
LB-LINK BL-UM03B buy Working CID, FAX, VOICE USB US B5 Conexant Systems (Rockwell), Inc CX93001-EIS_V0.2013-V92 0572:1340
MultiTech Systems MT5656ZDX-V Working CID, VOICE, FAX Serial, external US B5 ERROR ACF3_V2.000E-V90_P21_FSH
Phoebe CMV1456VQE FAX modem Working CID, FAX Serial, External US only  ??  ??  ??
Rosewill RNX-56USB Working CID, VOICE USB US B5 Conexant Systems (Rockwell) CX93001-EIS_V0.2002-V92 0572:1321 Some reports of no CID
Sewell SW-29644 Working CID, FAX, VOICE USB Italy B5 Conexant Systems (Rockwell) CX93001-EIS_V0.2013-V92 0572:1340 Working FAX and VOICE with AT+VCID=1 eikaff
Sewell SW-29644 buy Partial CID USB US  ??  ??  ??  ?? Partial: FAX, VOICE untested [1]
TrendNet TFM-561U Working CID, FAX, VOICE USB US B5 Conexant Systems (Rockwell) CX93001-EIS_V0.2002-V92 0572:1329 See Note E
TRIXES TRIXES buy Broken RING USB UK B4 Conexant CX93001-EIS_V0.2002-V92 0572:1329 Reports RING, sometimes Caller ID. See also Note B.
U.S. Robotics 5637 (UK) buy Partial CID, VOICE USB UK  ??  ?? U.S. Robotics 56K FAX USB V1.2.23 0baf:0303?? Use AT#CID=1. See also Note C.
U.S. Robotics 5637 (US) Partial CID, VOICE USB US  ??  ?? U.S. Robotics 56K FAX USB V1.2.23 0baf:0303 Use AT#CID=1. See also Note C.
U.S. Robotics 5686E Working CID, FAX serial US ERROR Conexant CX93010? Use AT#CID=1. Reported working here
Zoom 3095 (UK) Working CID, FAX, VOICE USB UK  ??  ??  ??  ?? Use AT#CID=1. See also Note B.
Zoom 3095 (US) buy Working CID, FAX, VOICE USB US B5 Conexant CX93001-EIS_V0.2002-V92 0803:3095 See also Note B.

Longer notes[edit]

  • Note A: RING means ring only, no Caller ID, no hangup. CID means Caller ID and simple hangup. FAX and VOICE mean their respective hangup options. Unless otherwise noted, the presence of VOICE indicates the modem will use the default NumberDisconnected.rmd (raw modem file) distributed with NCID.
  • Note B: Zoom and TRIXES. Prior to NCID version 0.89, FAX hangup was not a configurable option, and two blog/forum posts (here and here) have patches to add FAX hangup. Starting with NCID version 0.89, FAX hangup is now a configurable option so the patches are no longer necessary. The NCID developers have been unable to contact the author at Murphy 101 Blog to have the blog updated.
  • Note C: US Robotics 5637. Tested with Fedora, Raspberry Pi and Ubuntu. Connected to the UK British Telecom and US caller id systems. FAX hangup will not hangup the line, will disconnect the modem and will abort ncidd. Several users report problems using this modem with the Raspberry Pi in particular.
  • Note D: 3Com 3CP2976. Linux utility lspci reports "04:01.0 Serial controller: 3Com Corp, Modem Division 56K FaxModem Model 5610 (rev 01)".
  • Note E: Works on several Linux distros. Confirmed to work on Raspberry Pi 3 running Ubuntu Mate.

Creating Raw Modem Data (RMD) files from scratch[edit]

This table gives you the parameters you need when creating your own RMD files to use with Announce Hangup Feature. This applies to modems in the above table that include "VOICE" in the column "NCID Features Supported".

You convert files from a format supported by the Linux SoX utility to Portable Voice Format (PVF), a conversion step that only needs to be done once.

Then you convert the PVF with the Linux pvftormd utility to a Raw Modem Data (RMD) file that is unique for a modem's chipset. The same PVF can be used to create an RMD for any modem chipset supported by pvftormd.

Chipset Query Result (ATI3) Convert to PVF Convert PVF to RMD Matching Voice Sampling Method (VSM) Query (AT+GSM=?) Result Modem Command to Use Notes Contributor
CX93001 (generic) sox custom.wav -t pvf -c 1 -r 8000 -b 8 custom.pvf pvftormd V253modem 8 custom.pvf custom.rmd 130,"UNSIGNED PCM",8,0,8000,0,0 AT+VSM=130  ??
U.S. Robotics 56K FAX USB V1.2.23 sox custom.wav -t pvf -c 1 -r 8000 -b 8 custom.pvf pvftormd V253modem 8 custom.pvf custom.rmd 128,"8-BIT LINEAR",(7200,8000,11025) AT+VSM=128,8000 Requires modem firmware 1.2.23 or later  ??
U.S. Robotics 56K Voice INT V5.20.1 sox custom.wav -t pvf -c 1 -r 8000 -b 8 custom.pvf pvftormd US_Robotics 4 custom.pvf custom.rmd 129,G.721,4,0,8000,128,0 AT+VSM=129  ??

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