PBX/VoIP Solutions

Asterisk is an open source framework for building communications applications. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a communications server. Asterisk 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. Asterisk is free and open source. Asterisk is sponsored by Digium.

Today, there are more than one million Asterisk-based communications systems in use, in more than 170 countries. Asterisk is used by almost the entire Fortune 1000 list of customers. Most often deployed by system integrators and developers, Asterisk can become the basis for a complete business phone system, or used to enhance or extend and existing system, or to bridge a gap between systems.

What Can You Do With Asterisk?

Asterisk is a framework for building multi-protocol real-time communications applications and solutions. Asterisk is to realtime voice and video applications as what Apache is to web applications: the underlying platform. Asterisk abstracts the complexities of communications protocols and technologies, allowing you to concentrate on creating innovative products and solutions.

You can use Asterisk to build communications applications, things like business phone systems (also known as PBXs), call distributors, VoIP gateways and conference bridges. Asterisk includes both low and high-level components that significantly simplify the process of building these complex applications. See the Asterisk Applications section for more examples.

Do More Than Just Talk

The combination of the Switchvox system and Digium phones provides a complete communications solution for small and mid-sized businesses. It’s more than a phone system — it’s a better way to communicate. This Unified Communications system integrates all of your office communications, including phone, fax, chat and web mashups. Customize your communications experience right down to the phone. Access call queues, your presence, and the applications you need, right on your desk phone.

Do more than just talk — count on Switchvox to help you easily transition from simple telephony to a feature-rich UC solution. Now you can truly communicate the way you want to communicate. You can improve productivity by accessing all of your office communications tools no matter where you are — on a mobile phone or at the office.