Asterisk 13.0.0 Now Available!

The Asterisk Development Team is pleased to announce the release of Asterisk 13.0.0. This release is available for immediate download at http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/releases

Asterisk 13 is the next major release series of Asterisk. It is a Long Term Support (LTS) release, similar to Asterisk 11. For more information about support time lines for Asterisk releases, see the Asterisk versions page:

https://wiki.asterisk.org/wiki/display/AST/Asterisk+Versions

For important information regarding upgrading to Asterisk 13, please see the Asterisk wiki:

https://wiki.asterisk.org/wiki/display/AST/Upgrading+to+Asterisk+13

A short list of new features includes:

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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.

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