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Asterisk: The Future of Telephonyby Jim Van Meggelen
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This bestselling book is now the standard guide to building phone systems with Asterisk, the open source IP PBX that has traditional telephony providers running scared! Revised for the 1.4 release of the software, the new edition of Asterisk: The Future of Telephony reveals how you can save money on equipment and support, and finally be in control of your telephone system.
This new edition of a bestselling standard brings the book up to date with the upcoming Asterisk 1.2 release, covering new features like templates that make Asterisk configuration much simpler.
Revised for the upcoming 1.8 release of the Asterisk open source PBX, this bestselling guide provides a complete roadmap for installing, configuring, and integrating this powerful software with existing phone systems. Asterisk: The Definitive Guide has everything you need to know to design a complete VoIP or analog system with little or no Asterisk experience, and no more than rudimentary telecommunications knowledge.
Written for experienced Linux power users and administrators, this book shows you how to write a basic dialplan step-by-step, and quickly gets you up to speed on several features new to Asterisk, including:
About the Author
Jim Van Meggelen is President and CTO of Core Telecom Innovations, a Canadian-based provider of open-source telephony solutions. He has over fifteen years of enterprise telecom experience, for such companies as Nortel, Williams and Telus, and has has extensive knowledge of both legacy and VoIP equipment from manufacturers such as Nortel, Cisco and Avaya.
Jim was the architect of two of the world's largest managed enterprise voice networks; each solution serving roughly twenty-thousand users in more than one-thousand communities across Canada, providing telecommunications in five different languages, through six time zones, administered completely from a central location. These networks pioneered the use of extensive automation and database control in a branch voice network - functionalities not generally available in proprietary telecommunications systems. Jim has now moved on from the world of proprietary telecom, and is commited to open-source telephony.
Jim is one of the principal contributors to the Asterisk Documentation Project, and is co-author of the bestselling O'Reilly book, Asterisk: The Future of Telephony. He enjoys teaching, public speaking, improvisational acting, and writing.
Jared Smith is a long time member of the Asterisk community, and a co-founder of the Asterisk Documentation Project. Jared has over a decade of systems administration and programming experience, along with several years of professional telephony and voice-over-IP experience. As the architect of one of the world's largest Asterisk installations, he has a wealth of hands-on Asterisk knowledge.Jim Van Meggelen is President and CTO of Core Telecom Innovations, a Canadian-based provider of open-source telephony solutions. He has over fifteen years of enterprise telecom experience, for such companies as Nortel, Williams and Telus, and has extensive knowledge of both legacy and VoIP equipment from manufacturers such as Nortel, Cisco and Avaya. Jim is one of the principal contributors to the Asterisk Documentation Project.Leif Madsen first took an interest in Asterisk while attempting to find a voice conferencing solution for him and his friends. After someone suggested trying Asterisk, the obsession began. Wanting to contribute and be involved with the community, and noticing the lack of Asterisk documentation, he co-founded the Asterisk Documentation Project.
Table of Contents
ForewordPrefaceChapter 1: A Telephony RevolutionChapter 2: Preparing a System for AsteriskChapter 3: Installing AsteriskChapter 4: Initial Configuration of AsteriskChapter 5: Dialplan BasicsChapter 6: More Dialplan ConceptsChapter 7: Understanding TelephonyChapter 8: Protocols for VoIPChapter 9: The Asterisk Gateway Interface (AGI)Chapter 10: Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI) and AdhearsionChapter 11: The Asterisk GUI FrameworkChapter 12: Relational Database IntegrationIntroductionInstalling the DatabaseInstalling and Configuring ODBCUsing RealtimeStoring Call Detail RecordsGetting Funky with func_odbc: Hot-DeskingODBC VoicemailConclusionChapter 13: Managing Your Asterisk SystemChapter 14: PotpourriChapter 15: Asterisk: The Future of TelephonyVoIP ChannelsApplication ReferenceAGI ReferenceConfiguration FilesAsterisk Dialplan FunctionsAsterisk Manager Interface ActionsAn Example of func_odbcColophon
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