BluegrassNet Voice works extensively with Asterisk. Asterisk is the opensource software PBX that is now the most popular business telephone system in the world. Asterisk powers some of the largest VOIP providers in the world, and is by far the least expensive, most flexible solution with the most “value” of anything on the market today.
If you are needing professional help with Asterisk, we are ready to lend a hand. We have customers all over the world that rely on BluegrassNet Voice to help engineer, deploy, and troubleshoot Asterisk related issues on both the server/unix side, and the telephone company / network hardware side. Companies ranging from ITSP’s, to small businesses count on our skills to quickly execute projects. In the meantime, back to Asterisk and some of the reasons we like it so much:
Extreme Cost Reduction: combined with low-cost telephony hardware, Asterisk can be used to create a PBX at a fraction of the price of traditional PBX and key systems, while providing a level of functionality exceeding that of many of the most expensive systems available.
Control: Asterisk allows the user to take control of their phone system. Once a call is in a server with Asterisk, anything can be done to it. In the same way that Apache gives the user fine-grained control over virtually every aspect of its operation (and its Open Source nature gives even more flexibility), the same applies to Asterisk.
Rapid Deployment and Development: Asterisk allows PBX’s and IVR applications to be rapidly created and deployed. Its powerful CLI and text configuration files allow both rapid configuration and real-time diagnostics.
Rich, Broad Feature Base: Because Asterisk is Open Source and is implemented in software, not only does it provide features such as voicemail, voice menus, IVR, and conferencing which are very expensive for proprietary systems, but it also allows new features to be added rapidly and with minimal effort.
Customization: Through its internationalization support, configuration files, and source code, every aspect of Asterisk can be tweaked. For example, Asterisk’s codes for call features could be changed to match an existing system.
Dynamic Content Deployment: In the same way that web servers like Apache allow a user to deploy dynamic content, such as account information, movie show times, etc, on the web, Asterisk permits you to deploy such dynamic content over the telephone, with the same ease as CGI.
Extremely Flexible Dial Plan: Asterisk’s unusually flexible dial plan allows seamless integration of IVR and PBX functionality. Many of Asterisk’s existing features (and desired features of the future) can be implemented using nothing more than extension logic. Asterisk supports a mix of extension lengths.
BluegrassNet Voice is one of America’s Premier Asterisk Development Groups. We have extensive experience deploying Asterisk based Call-Centers, Multi-City Shared Asterisk PBX’s, and other Enterprise Level Solutions.