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It may be a while before Internet telephony with VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) reaches critical mass, but there's already tremendous movement in that direction. A lot of organizations are not only attracted to VoIP's promise of cost savings, but its ability to move data, images, and voice traffic over the same connection. Think of it: a single Internet phone call can take information sharing to a whole new level.

That's why many IT administrators and developers are actively looking to set up VoIP-based private telephone switching systems within the enterprise. The efficiency that network users can reach with it is almost mind-boggling. And cheap, if the system is built with open source software like Asterisk. There are commercial VoIP options out there, but many are expensive systems running old, complicated code on obsolete hardware. Asterisk runs on Linux and can interoperate with almost all standards-based telephony equipment. And you can program it to your liking.

Asterisk's flexibility comes at a price, however: it's not a simple system to learn, and the documentation is lacking. Asterisk: The Future of Telephony solves that problem by offering a complete roadmap for installing, configuring, and integrating Asterisk with existing phone systems. Our guide walks you through a basic dial plan step by step, and gives you enough working knowledge to set up a simple but complete system.

What you end up with is largely up to you. Asterisk embraces the concept of standards-compliance, but also gives you freedom to choose how to implement your system. Asterisk: The Future of Telephony outlines all the options, and shows you how to set up voicemail services, call conferencing, interactive voice response, call waiting, caller ID, and more. You'll also learn how Asterisk merges voice and data traffic seamlessly across disparate networks. And you won't need additional hardware. For interconnection with digital and analog telephone equipment, Asterisk supports a number of hardware devices.

Ready for the future of telephony? We'll help you hook it up.

Book News Annotation:

Asterisk allows users to implement flexible dialplans that support almost any telephony application, but its flexibility can make it difficult to install. This reference offers a complete roadmap for installing, configuring and integrating Asterisk with existing phone systems. It outlines all options and instructs readers in establishing voicemail, call conferencing, interactive voice response and other services and explains the underlying concepts of a basic dial plan.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Asterisk allows users to implement flexible dialplans that support almost any telephony application, but its flexibility can make it difficult to install. This reference offers a complete roadmap for installing, configuring and integrating Asterisk with existing phone systems. It outlines all options and instructs readers in establishing voicemail, call conferencing, interactive voice response and other services and explains the underlying concepts of a basic dial plan. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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-authoring the upcoming 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.

Leif Madsen first took an interest in Asterisk while attempting tofind a voice conferencing solution for him and his friends. Aftersomeone 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 for the Über-GeekChapter 11: Asterisk: The Future of TelephonyVoIP ChannelsApplication ReferenceAGI ReferenceConfiguration FilesAsterisk Command-Line Interface ReferenceColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596009625
Subtitle:
The Future of Telephony
Author:
Van Meggelen, Jim
Author:
Smith, Jared
Author:
Smith, Jared W.
Author:
Meggelen, Jim Van
Author:
Madsen, Leif
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Subject:
Telecommunications
Subject:
Internet telephony
Subject:
Data Transmission Systems - General
Subject:
Asterisk;Linux;VoIP;telephony
Subject:
Networking - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20050926
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7 x 0.98 in 1.46 lb

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Engineering » Communications » Telephony

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