Asterisk VoIP News

Monday, October 17, 2005

Announce: AstBill- Released

The AstBill project has released version of its open-source billing and VOIP management platform for Asterisk. There are many new features in this release. AstBill is also a maintenance release that fixes problems reported using the forums and the bug tracking system.

We STRONGLY recommend you to update to the latest version as AstBill. The software is under a very fast development schedule mainly thanks to feedback from the fast growing user community.

AstBill is a Web Based Billing, Routing and Management Software for Asterisk and VOIP based on Drupal and MySQL. AstBill Provides pre and post Paid VOIP Billing Services. The aim of AstBill is to completely automate Asterisk, call management and VOIP billing from start to finish.

Key benefits is Open Source, Credit Control on outgoing calls, ease of use and the User Management and call routing module. AstBill is fully themeable and skinable.

AstBill is not only a web-based, user friendly billing interface for Asterisk and VOIP. It is also an Asterisk configuration and GUI management tool and a standardized implementation of Asterisk using REALTIME and static configuration as you please.

There is also an AstBill Live CD available. This allows you to run Asterisk and AstBill from your CD drive. No installation needed.

Some of the new and improved features of AstBill-

-Implemented full support for H323
-Improved web interface for accounts management. You can now choose between DISABLED, REALTIME, STATIC and ANI/CLI authentication.
-Improvements in web interface
-Fixed problems reported using the forums and the bug tracking system.
-Improved Debug output on Perl agi scripts
-Minor Update to MySQL database schema
-Updated extensions.conf added example used when Asterisk and AstBill integrates with SER
-Implemented stronger caller authentication security
-Improved Multi Tenant functionality
-Rate Table in Currency of choice
-Call Data Records including cost of each call and time based billing
-Call Data Records in his Currency of choice
-Switchboard (Displays live status of user's phones and ongoing calls)
-Allows one click calling from GUI and direct to phone

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