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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Packt Publishing Announces a New Book on Asterisk PBX

Building Telephone Systems With Asterisk is a revolutionary guide that will help bring Asterisk main stream. Asterisk runs on Linux, BSD and MacOSX and provides many of the same PBX features found in enterprise level pbx systems. "Asterisk does voice over IP in many protocols, and can interoperate with almost all standards-based telephony equipment using relatively inexpensive hardware. Asterisk merges voice and data traffic seamlessly across disparate networks"

Who this book is written for?

This book is aimed at anyone who is interested in building a powerful telephony system using the free and open source application, Asterisk, without spending many thousands of dollars buying a commercial and often less flexible system. This book is suitable for the novice and those new to Asterisk and telephony. Telephony or Linux experience will be helpful, but not required.

You can download the sample chapter in our Press Release section.

This book takes you from installing and configuring Asterisk to using its various advanced features-helping you build feature-rich telephony systems.

About the Authors

David Gomillion currently serves as Director of Information Technology for the Eye Center of North Florida. There, he orchestrates all of the technological undertakings of this four-location medical practice, including computers, software (off-the-shelf and custom development), server systems, telephony, networking, as well as specialized diagnostic and treatment systems.
David received a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from Brigham Young University in August, 2005. There he learned the theory behind his computer experience, and became a much more efficient programmer.

Barrie Dempster was a Network Administrator/IT Manager for a growing call center when he saw the convergence and dependence of telephony and IT-related fields on each other. He focused on integration of telephony with IT infrastructure, and took on security as a career. The increase of voice-over-IP communications has now led to high demand for these skills, which he now utilizes in his current position as a Scotland-based Infrastructure and Security consultant for a variety of clients primarily within the financial sector.

In summary this "book shows how to build a telephony system for your home or business using the free and open source application, Asterisk. "Building a Telephony System with Asterisk" takes you step-by-step through the process of installing and configuring Asterisk."

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