VoIP is growing up

November 2, 2011

Asterisk, the popular open source voice over IP platform from Digium is releasing their next version, Asterisk 10. Besides dropping the "1" at the beginning (i.e. Asterisk 1.8) v10 is bringing with it some grown up audio capabilities with the introduction of it's "wide-band media engine" and support for "studio quality" audio.

With the advancements in HD video over the last few years including high definition video teleconferencing, why haven't we seen – or rather, heard more about higher audio quality capabilities in communications? It's been out there but mostly it or miss. Now, it looks like VoIP is finally growing up and taking big kid steps towards being the robust communications platform we all knew it could be.

Currently the Asterisk download page still lists Asterisk 10 beta 2, which was released at the end of September. Hopefully the release version will be listed soon.

http://www.digium.com/en/mediacenter/viewpress/digium-and-open-source-community-release-asterisk-10-at-astricon

Tags: #Tech #VoIP #Asterisk #HD #Wideband

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Digium And Open Source Community Release Asterisk 10 At Astricon
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2 Responses to VoIP is growing up

  1. Ward Mundy on November 2, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Wouldn't bet the farm on the .0 release. With Asterisk 1.8, it's taken nearly a dozen releases to get to what most folks would consider a stable platform. Asterisk 10 is available as an optional install in all current versions of PBX in a Flash, by the way.

  2. Kristopher Jordy on November 2, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    True, I don't expect it to be production quality from the get-go. But it's good to see such an influential push in that direction. Until now, it hasn't felt like there has been enough coordinated effort to bring HD VoIP to the mainstream. Now I have more hope!




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