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.
No other PBX can be deployed in so many creative ways.
Applications such as voicemail, hosted conferencing, call queuing and agents, music on hold, and call parking are all standard features built right into the software.
Explores the technologies in use in traditional telecom networks.
is fantastically powerful and can solve nearly any voice problem you might have.
The affirmative answers just keep flowing, and at that point, the best thing to do is to sit the person down and start showing him quick demonstrations of how Asterisk can be quickly deployed and developed.
Asterisk is accessible because of the ease with which a novice can understand basic concepts.
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.