Asterisk: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition
The Future of Telephony Is Now
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: May 2013
Pages: 846

Design a complete Voice over IP (VoIP) or traditional PBX system with Asterisk, even if you have only basic telecommunications knowledge. This bestselling guide makes it easy, with a detailed roadmap that shows you how to install and configure this open source software, whether you’re upgrading your existing phone system or starting from scratch.

Ideal for Linux administrators, developers, and power users, this updated edition shows you how to write a basic dialplan step-by-step, and brings you up to speed on the features in Asterisk 11, the latest long-term support release from Digium. You’ll quickly gain working knowledge to build a simple yet inclusive system.

  • Integrate Asterisk with analog, VoIP, and digital telephony systems
  • Build an interactive dialplan, using best practices for more advanced features
  • Delve into voicemail options, such as storing messages in a database
  • Connect to external services including Google Talk, XMPP, and calendars
  • Incorporate Asterisk features and functions into a relational database to facilitate information sharing
  • Learn how to use Asterisk’s security, call routing, and faxing features
  • Monitor and control your system with the Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI)
  • Plan for expansion by learning tools for building distributed systems
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I am now able to plan my hard- and software installation including database integration.
I hope Asterisk is as good as this guide!

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Definite Guide is Required Reading

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This is required reading for anyone working with Asterisk. Perfect for BOTH beginners and experts. I've been working with the software and learned from this book. Required reading. I received this book as a gift and plan on paying it forward.

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    This book explains much more than previous releases.
    Not just an upgrade to the later version 11 of Asterisk. But this has been seen as a chance also to add to the explanations of the concepts where needed. This book has now evolved into a must have.

    So comprehensive that, Once you finish reading, you should re-read and read again.

    For anyone responsible for any phone system.

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        The book is an excelent resource for every day work, with clear examples and good tips.

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