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.
“There’s more than one way to do it.” I’ve been working with Asterisk for nine years, and this motto becomes more true with each release, each added feature, and each clever person who attacks a telecommunications problem with this incredibly flexible toolkit. Then, I typically point the person toward the first edition of this book, , and set him loose.
We also assume you’re fairly new to telecommunications (both traditional switched telephony and the new world of Voice over IP).
Leif, Jim, and Russell have not only put together a fantastic compendium of Asterisk methods, but they have also provided an excellent list of examples that will let the novice or expert quickly learn new techniques and “more than one way to do it.”Asterisk 1.
is fantastically powerful and can solve nearly any voice problem you might have.
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.