Understanding the Asterisk Open Source Evolution
The search to find the right business communications solution can be a formidable challenge. Commonly called a PBX, IP PBX, or Unified Communications (UC) platform, there is no shortage of systems or vendors. Gone are the days where the only communications options were a handful of large companies offering expensive proprietary platforms with limited features. Thanks in part to a communications revolution launched in 1999, with the introduction of the Asterisk communications framework, the telephony industry is full of choices and continues to develop. Join us for a closer look at the history of Asterisk and its impact on business communications.
Originally written in 1999 by Mark Spencer, CTO of Digium, Asterisk is an open source framework for building communications applications. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a communications server and powers IP PBX systems, VoIP gateways, conference servers and other custom solutions. It is used by small businesses, large businesses, call centers, carriers and government agencies, worldwide.
In the first of a series of four webinars, we will explore the role of Asterisk in the telephony industry, starting from the creation of the open source platform to the continued development and maintenance of the project by Digium. Asterisk has evolved from a simple idea to meet Mark’s need for an affordable PBX into the world’s leading open source communications platform used to build a variety of business applications. Today, millions of businesses in 170 countries use Asterisk, or a turnkey product based on Asterisk, to solve many key business communications challenges.
In this first webinar you will learn:
- What is Asterisk?
- Why was Asterisk created?
- The evolution of Asterisk
- Where Asterisk fits in today’s business communications needs
And, you’ll get a sneak peek at the next webinar in this series that provides insights and resources on how to get started with building an Asterisk solution. Register now!
Recorded on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 2pm CST.