Recording high quality voice prompts for Asterisk
February 21, 2012
Recently I’ve found myself setting up a new Asterisk box, which is oddly one of my favorite tasks. IP Telephony (or VoIP for the rest of us) is quite fun to play with. Office phones and IVRs are something that everyone uses. It’s really nice to see something you have built used day in and day out without anyone ever noticing it. Asterisk doubles this fun because A) You can make the phone system do whatever you can think of (as long as you can program it) and B) You can build a system that rivals the functionality of the BIG corporate systems… if you know what you’re doing.
Quick Review: Sipdroid
September 28, 2010
Sipdroid on the Android Market At work we’ve been playing with SIP softphone clients. There are a number of remote workers and this would be much more convenient for them to use than something like Skype. Of course, first I had to fix NAT/SIP issues which is another post for another time. Today’s post is about a softphone client I tried out on my Nexus One (aka The Google Phone). It is called Sipdroid, and it works pretty well.
Dial-Peers on Cisco 3600
January 25, 2007
When I setup the Cisco 3600 in the office to work with asterisk as our FXO ports, I needed incoming and outgoing capabilities. In was easy enough, but out was more tricky because you need to setup specific dial-peer plans. Well for the longest time I had 3 different sets of rules per port (911, Local & Longdistance). Luckily I only had 4 ports, for a total of 12 rules. I thought that was stupid, but never got to fixing it.
FXS's are a go!
January 31, 2005
Well its amazingly difficult to find documentation about how to make FXS’s work with Asterisk. I happen to have 4 FXS ports on the Cisco 3640, the same one that has four FXO ports. Below I’m including my configuration for use by others. The FXS port is configured as extension 600 (the Asterisk side configuration is also include). Cisco 3640 Config voice-port 0/0/0<br /> station-id name test<br /> station-id number 600<br /> !
Yea for PBX's
January 30, 2005
So several months ago I moved our small office over from a Windows 2000 box running some Microsoft built-in IP telephony software, to an Asterisk PBX. Now I’ll admit I knew almost nothing about Asterisk, or Cisco hardware. Since then I’ve made major strides. Yesterdays project was to see if I could get a Cisco 3640 router with 4 FXO ports to connect to Asterisk. I did, and I got it to work.