VOIP (Voice over internet protocol)
Asterisk is the world’s leading open source PBX (private branch exchange) telephony engine and tool kit.
It provides all the functionality of high-end business telephone systems, is flexible, extensible and probably the world’s cheapest telephone system. It also has the advantage of running on affordable Linux servers.
Offering flexibility unheard of in the world of proprietary communications, Asterisk empowers developers and integrators to create advanced communication solutions...for free.
Asterisk is released as open source under the GNU General Public Licence (GPL), and it is available for download free of charge. Asterisk is the most popular open source software available, with the Asterisk Community being the top influencer in VoIP.
Asterisk was created in 1999. Code has been contributed from open source coders around the world, and testing and bug-patches from the community have provided invaluable aid to the development of this software.
As well as PBX, Asterisk can be used in several other ways such as:
- As a Gateway
- As a Feature / Media Server
- In the Call Centre
- In the Network
- Opening hours
- Monday: 9am-5pm
- Tuesday: 9am-5pm
- Wednesday: 9am-5pm
- Thursday: 9am-5pm
- Friday: 9am-5pm
- Contact details
- Telephone: 07970-206003
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org