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August 2, 2009

Digium launches Skype for Asterisk Open Beta

Past October, I6NET was at Astricon 2008 Gendale when Skype and Digium start their first partnership to make interoperable their products. Nine months after, Digium announced this week the availability of the Skype for Asterisk open beta. Skype for Asterisk Beta is a download that lets you integrate your Asterisk system with the Skype network. With Skype for Asterisk, you can: •    Make Skype to Skype calls •    Call landlines, cellphones, even grandma! •    Receive SkypeIn calls •    Make multiple Skype calls simultaneously using the same Skype account •    Read Skype profile fields •    Support DTMF •    Set and retrieve online status •    Handle incoming Skype calls using your dialplan •    Use the Asterisk PBX for voice and the Desktop for IM •    And much more! And you can do this all from your Asterisk PBX! Ordinary Skype isn’t an […]
July 30, 2009

VXI* VoiceXML browser for Asterisk goes Cloud

I6NET is proud to announce next VXI* releases for Asterisk PBX will provide advanced Cloud Telephony for real. This approach will free carriers and enterprises to get their own Virtual IVR services powered by VoiceXML / SIP, the open standard speech XML language and VoIP protocol. Today traditional, Hosted Telephony or Phone 2.0 API services don’t provide to users a full access to their own IVR platforms management and engines control in the Cloud. With VXI* for Cloud, you will run any standard VoiceXML 2.0+ application for inbound / outbound telephony services by yourself in your own virtual OS server environment. Coming soon next days: VXI* Cloud Beta Program launching!
July 15, 2009

The four elements to build your IVR or IVVR platform

Of course, build an advanced IVR / IVVR doesn’t require rocket science. You just need four software elements that I6NET has developed, integrated and packaged for you. This approach provides a standard telephony system powered by VoiceXML 2.0+ (W3C) and able to manage the most advanced open interactive voice and video applications for 3G/IP/TDM networks. The four software elements: VXI* VoiceXML browser, for voice and video phone interactivity FF* converter, suite of tools to manage video contents convertion Asterisk, the Open Source PBX created by Digium (built from standard last sources) Xtras, complementary software addons (ASR, TTS, 3G-324m, CDR, FAX…) Server platform requirements: Standard hardware servers Intel, AMD,.. 120-150 ports for voice / 30-60 ports for video per CPU VoIP / TDM on Asterisk’s compliant boards Linux OS Debian, Ubuntu, Redhat, CentOS, Fedora, Suse, AsteriskNOW
June 28, 2009

New *CLI> commands for VXI* 4.1

VXI* 4.1 has been enhanced with new commands line to provide more information to administrators. VXI*  data logs are now managed easier from the Asterisk *CLI>; today get online information about all the calls, sessions, accounts, statistics, … your  IVR management becomes simple: Find here the new commands line dumped with Asterisk *CLI>: Help vxml debug | Enable VoiceXML application debugging vxml no debug | Disable VoiceXML application debugging vxml reload | Reload VoiceXML interpreter configuration vxml show accounts | Show the accounts configured vxml show account | Show an account configured vxml show applications | Show and check the dependencies applications vxml show configuration | Show the configuration of VoiceXML interpreter vxml show dates | Show dates of VoiceXML interpreter vxml show license | Show license of VoiceXML interpreter vxml show sessions Show the sessions of VoiceXML interpreter vxml show session | Show the session of VoiceXML […]
June 15, 2009

CCXML vs VXI* VoiceXML’s Asterisk Call Control

CCXML – or Call Control XML – is the W3C standard markup language for controlling how phone calls are placed, answered, transferred, conferenced, and more. This language has been designed to work with VoiceXML and be telephony platform independent. VoiceXML is a dialog oriented XML language but it can execute some call control functions like the <transfer> tag. CCXML has been defined to provide an extended call control management to VoiceXML. This approach has some limits , you need to parse two different XML pages and manage both different scripts at the same time, that is a complex situation for developers. Of course, the current CCXML 1.0 definition use a reduced number of tags, coding any call controlled application is limited by the CCXML syntax itself.
April 14, 2009

How to make videocalls between a web page and a 3G mobile phone?

3G Videocalls from a mobile phone to a web enabled flash softphone using VXI* IVVR platform for Asterisk PBX Everybody has dreamt to make videocalls as easy as possible without any specific software installation at both sides. From a standard 3G mobile phone’s videocall to a web enabled flash application opened inside an web browser. This is now possible, opening new communication opportunities for people and businesses. Some important elements of this configuration is the ability to manage the videocall between this two worlds, 3G telecom network and IP with Flash technology using VoiceXML interactivity as a bridge with Asterisk. All integrations are now available with newest VXI* 4.1rc IVVR solution. Some examples: Web enabled video call centers agents Online videocall assistance for websites Online videocall services Videocall 3G mobile phone from any webpage having flash… Now, possibilities are endless…
March 20, 2009

What can do Asterisk for Call Centers?

Call Center Magazine (IFAES) asks: “What can do Asterisk for Call Centers?”. It’s a simple question… Call Center technology’s experts give many answers about their Asterisk’s experiencie today. Asterisk, is the Open Source PBX for call center platforms, runs on Linux and supports most of telecom protocols. Iván Sixto from I6NET and our partners InfoSpeech – Fonetic, Altitude Software, PresenceCo are interviewed by Call Center Magazine about their business and technology point of view. Today Asterisk choice is not only a question of cost effectivity, flexibility or integration… it’s a mature business solution that small, medium or distribuited IP/TDM call center must consider. Read more at: http://www.callcenternoticias.com/20090313-que-aporta-asterisk-a-los-call-centers.html  IFAES – Call Center Magazine Article – March 2009
February 3, 2009

I6NET reaches 1,000 blog’s registered users!

We are proud to announce that one thousand users, developers, partners, customers and maybe some competitors,… are already using or testing our VXI* software products for Asterisk. Our market is became worldwide in very short time and each country’s partners are looking now to develop many IVR / IVVR applications over Asterisk thanks to our VoiceXML browser. Remember, VXI* is now available for download  and run on last Asterisk PBX kernels releases 1.4 / 1.6 for 32bit and 64bit Linux OS. The default configuration allows any user to use all VoiceXML features with one free port for demo purpose. Thanks you for your support!
January 20, 2009

New VXI* VoiceXML browser 4.0 released!

The final VXI* VoiceXML browser 4.0 “Yalla” ref. 2009-01-19 32bit/64bit is now released with it’s coming with a new reviewed documentation!. These new release is suitable for production platforms running with all lastest Asterisk 1.4 and 1.6 kernels. Overall the response so far this new release is the major change made to our IVR/IVVR VoiceXML browser product since its creation; important features have been added to new video functions, programming options, logs/stats reporting and a new update for our automatic speech recognition engines (ASR) connector. Stay tuned to the blog to keep up to date on our progress or check out one of our nightly builds and see for yourself! You can download these new packages from this website for registered users. Powered by I6NET Software New features added: add: Modules for each Asterisk releases (1.4, 1.6 and later) add: […]
December 18, 2008

Asterisk reaches 1.5 million download milstone in 2008!

Digium announces that its Asterisk open source telephony software was downloaded 1.5 million times in 2008 More than any other year in company history and an impressive 50 percent higher than last year. The announcement caps a year of milestones and accolades for Digium and marks a promising start to 2009, when Digium celebrates the 10th anniversary of Asterisk, the open source software that is changing the telecommunications world. Digium’s strong 2008 year highlights the attractiveness of less expensive, easily customizable open source software in the current recession. Asterisk is the world’s dominant open source telephony software. As the economic crisis worsened, Asterisk downloads rose by 32 percent from September through December, compared to a year ago. Blog references: Voipmonitor Digium Press Release: Digium announce sharp rise in Asterisk downloads in 2008