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This book will take you from a vague idea of doing something with computers and voice communication to the point where you’re able to stun everyone you know with your phone system’s sophisticated tricks.You’re encouraged to participate in the online mailing lists, IRC chatrooms, and yearly Astri Con conference that provide up-to-the-second news and discussion surrounding the project.
is fantastically powerful and can solve nearly any voice problem you might have.Without your interest, input, and code, Asterisk wouldn’t exist.Open source projects are hungry for new ideas and excellent contributions: I encourage you to be a participant in the Asterisk community, and I look forward to seeing your questions and examples in the next edition of this book. Asterisk is an open source, converged telephony platform, which is designed primarily to run on Linux.Explores the technologies in use in traditional telecom networks.This used to be a chapter in old versions of this book.If not, we encourage you to explore the vast and wonderful library of books that publishes on these subjects.
We also assume you’re fairly new to telecommunications (both traditional switched telephony and the new world of Voice over IP).
In fact, there really aren’t any areas that I can think of where Asterisk isn’t now entrenched as the default choice when there is a need for a generalized voice tool to do “stuff.”Asterisk has been emblematic of the way that open source software has changed business—and changed the world. Emailing recorded conference calls to the participants? Integration of voice services into existing Java apps? The creation and growth of were the inescapable results of the convergence of the four horsemen of the proprietary hardware apocalypse: open source development ideas, the Internet, Moore’s Law, and the plummeting costs of telecommunications.
My favorite part of any Asterisk project overview or conference talk is answering questions from someone new to Asterisk. Even hardware vendors who may be frightened of Asterisk from a competitive standpoint are using it in their labs and core networks: almost all devices in the Voice-over-IP world are tested with , making it the most compatible system across vendors. Asterisk is a mature, robust software platform that permeates nearly every area of the telecommunications industry and has firmly cemented itself as one of the basic elements in any open source service delivery system.
systems to scale in even more powerful ways—stay tuned, or better yet, get involved with the project as a developer.
If you’re an experienced Asterisk developer or integrator, I’m sure this book will have a few “Hey, that’s a neat way to do it!
We decided to change the name because Asterisk has been so wildly successful that it is no longer an up-and-coming technology. This book was written for, and by, members of the Asterisk community.