Asterisk Live: The State of Asterisk for 2014

See Asterisk Live on Asterisk.orgWe’re starting up something up new the Asterisk YouTube Channel to get you more Asterisk-based content to enjoy. Here on the blog and on we’ll be posting weekly video interviews with Asterisk users, community members and thought leaders as a show we’re calling, “Asterisk Live”. The interviews are live and unscripted so you’ll get tech tips, case studies and business analysis along with some fun stories and humorous off the cuff moments as well.

Asterisk Live with Matt Jordan

To kick off the show we’ve invited Matt Jordan to be the first guest. In this video Matt gives an … Continued

Astricon 2013 Videos Now Available

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Astricon such an exciting and successful event! A special thanks to all of our terrific Astricon speakers and the talented video team at TMC. The video content from this year’s speaking sessions has been posted to the Official Asterisk YouTube Channel. (Be sure to subscribe to be the first to get notified when the Keynote sessions go live!)

In addition to some great video content, be sure to check out these awesome photos on the Astricon Flickr Page.

Astricon Photos on Flickr

You can see the video playlists below, on YouTube, or

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Astricon is 10 this year – We need YOU!

October this year sees the 10th AstriCon take place in Atlanta, GA – this is very fitting as it was the location of the very first AstriCon back in 2004, as well as last years event which proved to be a tremendous success.

What makes AstriCon so great is the special mix of people who participate, ranging from Telephony Geeks with Attitude to Insane Integrators and Crazy Consultants, and – of course – you (whether you fit into one of those categories or need a new one just for you!).

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How to Install Asterisk 11 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Last week I put up an install guide for Asterisk 11 on CentOS 6. Asterisk 11 is the latest LTS release of Asterisk with many great new features and long term support! To follow up on the previous tutorial, I’ve put together a step by step guide for Ubuntu 12.04. Although most of the steps are similar there are a few differences. This tutorial will work for Ubuntu, Debian and Debian-based distributions. View the CentOS guide for Redhat-based distributions. Watch the video for a screencast of my terminal session to see the install live with an explanation of each step. Below … Continued

Asterisk Dimensioning: What server do I need?

In our training classes, we’re frequently asked to recommend hardware specs for an Asterisk server in a given setting. We welcome the “mini consulting” opportunities we get by interacting with students in live training classes, but this particular question continually challenges us. Unfortunately, there’s no “magic formula” we can use or recommend to answer the question easily. But the fact that there is no simple answer doesn’t mean there’s no answer at all. Keep reading for a rundown of the various factors we consider when assessing just how beefy the hardware running your Asterisk system needs to be.

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