Use Zaptel to retrieve CID information?


Since Zaptel is part of the Asterisk project, I figured I should ask here: For a single-host CRM application, I need to connect an FXO card and a phoneset on the same plug, and just use Zaptel to retrieve the CallerID name + number when a call comes in so that I can perform tasks based on who’s calling.

I don’t actually need Asterisk, just a way to get the CID information from the cheapest FXO card that I can find.

Is there an easy way to have Zaptel return the CID information to eg. a Python or PHP application, or must I install Asterisk as well?

Thank you.