September 1, 2009

Kamailio – OpenSER, InfoWorld 2009 Best Open Source Software Awards winner

Kamailio is the open source SIP proxy server formerly known as OpenSER. Used with an Asterisk IP PBX server for phone features, plus a hardware gateway for connection to the outside world, Kamailio brings important call handling and scalability benefits to Asterisk, while also removing the Asterisk server as a single point of failure. Larger organizations get the phone features they need, as well as the added safety of VoIP calls surviving an Asterisk server outage. Congratulations to the whole development team from I6NET! About InfoWorld Bossie Awards Each year, InfoWorld’s Bossies (Best of Open Source Software awards) recognize the best open source software for business. The InfoWorld Test Center’s central mission has always been to identify the most promising and cost-effective products available to IT organizations. Increasingly, those products — from application development tools to platforms and infrastructure […]
August 11, 2008

Asterisk, 2008 Best Open Source IP Telephony Software

InfoWorld‘s (IDG) annual BOSSIES recognize the best free and open source software the world has to offer to businesses, IT professionals, and productive individuals who rely on computers to get work done. More and more companies count on Asterisk to provide their most mission-critical application: dial tone. Asterisk has what you’d expect from an enterprise-worthy VoIP system, and integrates with other tools to allow for clustering, failover, IPv6 support, IVR / IVVR and a range of other functions. Asterisk operates as a back-to-back user agent, managing all aspects of a VoIP call, where some of its contenders deal only with VoIP signaling. Asterisk is not without rivals, notably OpenSER (recently renamed Kamailio), FreeSWITCH, and CallWeaver but it’s still the champ. Maybe the most important fact is that keep the OSS IP Telephony community leadership. The really way to change the […]