Asterisk: The Definitive Guide

Asterisk: The Definitive Guide

by Russell Bryant, Leif Madsen, Jim Van Meggelen
     
 

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Design a complete Voice over IP (VoIP) or traditional PBX system with Asterisk, even if you have only basic telecommunications knowledge. This bestselling guide makes it easy, with a detailed roadmap that shows you how to install and configure this open source software, whether you’re upgrading your existing phone system or starting from scratch.

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Design a complete Voice over IP (VoIP) or traditional PBX system with Asterisk, even if you have only basic telecommunications knowledge. This bestselling guide makes it easy, with a detailed roadmap that shows you how to install and configure this open source software, whether you’re upgrading your existing phone system or starting from scratch.

Ideal for Linux administrators, developers, and power users, this updated edition shows you how to write a basic dialplan step-by-step, and brings you up to speed on the features in Asterisk 11, the latest long-term support release from Digium. You’ll quickly gain working knowledge to build a simple yet inclusive system.

  • Integrate Asterisk with analog, VoIP, and digital telephony systems
  • Build an interactive dialplan, using best practices for more advanced features
  • Delve into voicemail options, such as storing messages in a database
  • Connect to external services including Google Talk, XMPP, and calendars
  • Incorporate Asterisk features and functions into a relational database to facilitate information sharing
  • Learn how to use Asterisk’s security, call routing, and faxing features
  • Monitor and control your system with the Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI)
  • Plan for expansion by learning tools for building distributed systems

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449332426
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/07/2013
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
846
Sales rank:
726,267
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Russell Bryant is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, where he works on the OpenStack project. Beginning in 2004 Russell spent seven years working for Digium on the Asterisk project. Russell's role at Digium began as a software developer and concluded as being the leader of the Asterisk Project and the Engineering Manager for the team focused on Asterisk development.

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 at Thinking Phone Networks, leading the unified communications backend team. You can find out more about him 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.

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