Hello World – from the new guy

Hello Asterisk community!

As you will have seen from Bryan John’s blog post some days ago, I am privileged to become the new Director for the worldwide Asterisk community.

I want to thank Bryan for the work he has done while in the role of Community Director, and it is good to know that he is still involved in the project.

Having been involved with Asterisk for some years, I have always felt an enormous sense of gratitude towards Mark Spencer (currently CTO at Digium), for creating Asterisk in the first place, and to the numerous people that have made contributions … Continued

AsteriskNOW 1.7.1 now available with add-on installer module for FreePBX

AsteriskNOW 1.7.1 has been released with a new module for FreePBX that allows installation of Digium add-on software from within the web-based interface. Now there’s no command-line work to be done to get Digium’s G729 codec, Fax for Asterisk, HPEC, or Skype for Asterisk. We’ve also made some changes to make AsteriskNOW even friendlier for newcomers to the Asterisk community.

Together with the DAHDI configuration module that began shipping with 1.7.0, these modules make Asterisk administration even easier.  Download AsteriskNOW today, and burn it to a CD or start it in a virtual machine. In … Continued

AsteriskNOW 1.7 Hits The Streets

Greetings, folks.  As of today, AsteriskNOW 1.7.0 is available and can be downloaded from http://www.asterisk.org/asterisknow.

AsteriskNOW is a quick and easy way to get started with Asterisk.  It includes a basic Linux operating system, your choice of Asterisk 1.6.2 or 1.4, and optionally your choice of web-based graphical user interface (GUI).  AsteriskNOW is the perfect starting point for anyone who wants to build an Asterisk-based communication system without the complexities of manually installing everything by hand.

To use AsteriskNOW, start by downloading the .iso image.  To install, simply burn the image to a CD, drop the CD into the … Continued

Right Place : Right Time

Being at the right place at the right time can either be the result of visionary foresight and meticulous planning – or a fortuitous turn of events. If you live in Miami, then you are the beneficiary of a fortuitous turn of events given that IT Expo/ Digium Asterisk World is being held in your fair city beginning next Monday. For the rest of us, given that half the country is currently being blanketed by ice and snow, a little meticulous planning to make our way to sunny south Florida for the show seems very worthwhile. Plus, who could object … Continued