Asterisk VoIP News

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Open Source Asterisk Management Portal Project Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Note: I found this release about AMP(Asterisk Management Portal) on a newswire dated on the 12th of Oct.

"A year ago today AMP was unleashed to the SourceForge(R) code repository website ( The response was immediate and favorable. Interest in AMP rose steadily and it quickly became the de facto freely available Asterisk GUI. The inclusion of AMP in the immensely popular Asterisk@Home distribution contributed to this success, as did the countless contributions of the AMP developer community and user base. The AMP developer community grew from 2 to the 12 it numbers today and the amportal-users mailing list has over 400 subscribers.

AMP's feature set has grown from that of a modestly equipped IP PBX to a full-featured IP PBX that rivals many proprietary offerings that are Asterisk-based. Combined downloads of AMP and Asterisk@Home are fast approaching the quarter-million mark. In the coming year the push is underway to release version 2 of AMP. According to Ryan Courtnage, Director & CTO of Coalescent Systems, AMP 2 will adopt a more modular design. Courtnage also shared that "Work is underway to reduce the number of dependencies thereby making installation of AMP easier. And with the release of Asterisk 1.2, there will be lots of new goodies in store".

On this one year anniversary of AMP, Coalescent Systems would like to assure the AMP user base and developer community that the development process will continue to be open and value justified. It is our sincere hope that continued interest will maintain AMP's reputation as a robust and innovative next generation phone system."

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