First Ever AstriCon Hackathon at This Year’s Event

Get ready for the first ever AstriCon Hackathon! A worldwide community of designers, developers, and communications technologists will be gathering to create, code, and design apps built on Asterisk, Respoke, and Clarify.

In this week’s episode of Asterisk Live, Matt Jordan, Michael Spiceland, and Keith Casey joined the call to talk about the upcoming Hackathon:

What’s a Hackathon?

A “hackathon” is a contest to see who can build the best or most interesting software application in a short amount of time (only 8 hours from start to finish). In order to accomplish this feat, developers often … Continued

Asterisk Live: OptiCaller

ALICE receptionist on Asterisk.orgOptiCaller is an application designed for mobile phones that works together with Asterisk. This week on Asterisk Live I had the privilege to speak with OptiCaller’s CTO, Jörgen Steijer.

Using OptiCaller´s mobility module for Asterisk and the OptiCaller app, smartphones can be integrated with an Asterisk PBX. To ensure speech quality, calls to/from the mobile phone are placed through the PBX using reliable circuit-switched technology. This enables the user to also take advantage of the PBX features while using a smartphone. Through a configurable graphical user interface the user can also control features in Asterisk such as Call Diversions, Presence and Group handling. Application … Continued

Asterisk 13: Core Changes – The Bridging Framework

In the last blog post covering changes to the Asterisk core, we discussed the new Stasis Message Bus and how it helped Asterisk facilitate new APIs. While the message bus was necessary for new APIs, by itself, it did not provide everything we needed. To reach the API goals set out by the Asterisk Developer Community, we needed to also provide a more consistent model of the lifetime of communication objects within Asterisk. This necessitated a new Bridging Framework.

Channels and Bridges

In Asterisk, a channel represents a path of communication between Asterisk and some device. Prior to Asterisk … Continued

How to Become a Digium Certified Asterisk Professional (dCAP)

New dCAP Logo (RGB)In the rapidly changing world of unified communications, one exam gives you the props to say: “I am a force of nature”. You are primitive, raw, fundamental and on target for success because you have the knowledge in your head to build in 90 minutes what the integrator down the street takes 24 hours and a GUI to do.

The Digium Certified Asterisk Professional exam includes a practical (90 minutes) and a written 115 question examination (90 minutes) covering topics related to Asterisk, SIP and VoIP technologies essential to understanding modern communications systems. Both the questions and the challenges of Continued

TCG Latest Master Agent to Offer Switchvox Cloud

Over the past year, Digium has been busy building and offering a complete hosted business phone system solution, Switchvox Cloud, along with expanding our partner program. The new Digium Cloud Agent Program includes three levels (Master, Premier and Subagent) and is structured to allow agents a variety of ways to partner with Digium, giving the flexibility to best match business needs. Since launching the program, we’ve already had the opportunity to partner with some really strong companies, including Master Agents Acuity Technologies and Clarus Communications. We’re pleased to welcome our newest addition – Telecom Consulting Group (TCG).… Continued