Asterisk: The Definitive Guide

Asterisk: The Definitive Guide

by Leif Madsen, Jim Van Meggelen, Russell Bryant
     
 

Design a complete VoIP or analog PBX with Asterisk, even if you have no previous Asterisk experience and only basic telecommunications knowledge. This bestselling guide makes it easy, with a detailed roadmap to installing, configuring, and integrating this open source software into your existing phone system.

Ideal for Linux administrators, developers, and power

Overview

Design a complete VoIP or analog PBX with Asterisk, even if you have no previous Asterisk experience and only basic telecommunications knowledge. This bestselling guide makes it easy, with a detailed roadmap to installing, configuring, and integrating this open source software into your existing phone system.

Ideal for Linux administrators, developers, and power users, this book shows you how to write a basic dialplan step by step, and quickly brings you up to speed on the latest Asterisk features in version 1.8.

  • Integrate Asterisk with analog, VoIP, and digital telephony systems
  • Build a simple interactive dialplan, and dive into advanced concepts
  • Use Asterisk’s voicemail options—including a standalone voicemail server
  • Build a menuing system and add applications that act on caller input
  • Incorporate a relational database with MySQL and Postgre SQL
  • Connect to external services such as LDAP, calendars, XMPP, and Skype
  • Use Automatic Call Distribution to build a call queuing system
  • Learn how to use Asterisk’s security, call routing, and faxing features

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596517342
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/05/2011
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
738
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Leif Madsen first got involved with the Asterisk community when he was looking for a voice conferencing solution. Once he learned that there was no official Asterisk documentation, he co-founded the Asterisk Documentation Project. Leif is currently working as a consultant, specializing in Asterisk clustering and call-center integration. You can get more information at http://www.leifmadsen.com.

Jim Van Meggelen is President and CTO of Core Telecom Innovations, a Canadian-based provider of open-source telephony solutions. He has over fifteen years of enterprise telecom experience for such companies as Nortel, Williams and Telus, and has extensive knowledge of both legacy and VoIP equipment from manufacturers such as Nortel, Cisco, and Avaya. Jim is one of the principal contributors to the Asterisk Documentation Project, and is co-author of the bestselling O'Reilly book, Asterisk: The Future of Telephony.

Russell Bryant is the Engineering Manager for the Open Source Software team at Digium, Inc. He has been a core member of the Asterisk development team since the Fall of 2004. At the first AstriCon in 2004, he was named the release maintainer for Asterisk's first major release series, Asterisk 1.0. He has since contributed to almost all areas of Asterisk development, from project management to core architectural design and development.

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