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Asterisk: The Definitive Guide

Asterisk: The Definitive Guide

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By (author) Leif Madsen, By (author) Jim Van Meggelen, By (author) Russell Bryant

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  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Format: Paperback | 846 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 233mm x 44mm | 1,347g
  • Publication date: 10 June 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Sebastopol
  • ISBN 10: 1449332420
  • ISBN 13: 9781449332426
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 199,205

Product description

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

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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.