VoIP PBX Posted on: March 29, 2008 By Deepak Kumar
Open Source PBX and Telephone
The Asterisk Development Team is pleased to announce the first release in the Asterisk 1.4 series, Asterisk 1.4.0. As previously announced, this release contains a large number of new features over the 1.2 series; see the CH
Open Source PBX and Telephone The Asterisk Development Team is pleased to announce the first release in the Asterisk 1.4 series, Asterisk
1.4.0. As previously announced, this release contains a large number of new features over the 1.2 series; see the CHANGES file in the distribution for the complete list. Before installing this release, be sure to read the UPGRADE.txt file as well, to be aware of changes that were made that will require you to change configuration files or dialplan entries.
Smallest VoIP PBX
A project to create an embedded Linux distribution around Asterisk, an open source PBX (private branch exchange) software package, is demonstrating a VoIP PBX system running on a tiny Gumstix SBC (single
board computer) at the AstriCon trade show this week in Anaheim, Calif. The AstLinux project's demo may be the smallest PBX system ever created.
The AstLinux project was founded about a year ago by Kristian Kielhofner, a 21-year old hacker who runs KrisCompanies, a consulting firm based in Lake Geneva, Wis. The project aims to create a minimal embedded Linux distribution that makes it easy to install and experiment with Asterisk.
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What is a PBX?
The term PBX spawns from the original term PABX, which is an acronym for Private Automatic Branch Exchange. Essentially a PBX is a private telephony switch that resides inside the enterprise and is used for its internal employees to communicate both between themselves and the outside world. The original purpose of a PBX was to allow line pooling within an enterprise in order to grant that enterprise the ability to have more employees than telephone lines - taking advantages of the natural economies of scale that begin to occur as headcount rises.
Over time, the PBX has grown to incorporate all sorts of advanced features such as voicemail, unified messaging, auto attendant (IVR), automatic call distribution (ACD), call queuing, branch office support, telecommuters, softphones, CTI (integration with the PC), and more. With the advent of IP, the acronym PBX morphed into its latest incarnation, the IP PBX. An IP PBX is a PBX that supports packet-based transport protocols - commonly referred to as "VoIP".
VoIP PBX using Asterisk
Asterisk, the open source PBX, is already hard at work across the world. It's being used for call-recording in small and large call-centres, for voice conferencing, and in CTI (computer telephony integration). It's providing "free" inter-office calling, and very inexpensive international calling. In every case, Asterisk-based solutions are a fraction of the cost of the traditional equivalents.
Voice-over-IP (VoIP) is built right in to Asterisk. Connecting into the traditional phone network is done using readily available interface cards, or by connecting into an ITSP (internet telephony service provider) via VoIP over the internet.
Asterisk provides all the functions of even the most expensive traditional PBXs simply with software running on an ordinary PC. What's more it comes with all the open source goodness that Ping Wales readers know and love.
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Functionality such as voicemail, e-mail integration and interactive voice menus are all configurable by end users via our unique simple to use web interface. Full configuration support is also integrated for several different vendors' SIP based phones. Just add a compatible phone to the network and configure it centrally via the PBX web UI without any time consuming fiddling with individual phones.
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