Session Border Controllers
Enterprise SBC Feature
August 17, 2011
Systems Like Asterisk Open the Doors for Other IP-PBX Uses
In order to provide the customer with a complete solution, businesses are deploying solutions like Asterisk (News - Alert). This form of an open-source IP-PBX system can use other forms of SIP-based communications to access networks for connectivity. In an effort to assimilate with the existing system, users and providers are looking for particular elements to compare solutions.
In addition to Asterisk, some of those additional forms of communications are products like AudioCodes (News - Alert). This comprehensive VoIP enterprise solution focuses on flexibility and interoperability. It is an individual supplier to the network for VoIP users on this particular system.
When contemplating an Asterisk type of communications system, customers need to know on which platform to host their IP-PBX (News - Alert). They must also know how to connect with the PTSN, SIP trunks or telephony systems already in place. Connectivity and productivity must work hand in hand.
There are also steps to take to ensure the Asterisk transition is done seamlessly. All analog systems and IP phones must be connected as well as established to enact a remote link for users in different divisions of a company.
The open-source deployment with AudioCodes is able to process a variety of products similar to Asterisk. These solutions offer adaptability and direct interfacing between networks along with the option to expand in the future.
One of the benefits associated with Asterisk is that many of its features can apply to other IP-PBX deployments. During the scheduled move process, analog gateways would give businesses the ability to continue using their legacy phones and fax machines, while also providing the most fluid transition possible. SIP mediation can be used between SIP devices and applications.
There are media gateway and multi-service business gateway platforms that are fully capable of hosting the IP-PBX applications. The built-in DSP Farm for media gateway platforms reduces the processing load during the implementation of DSP intensive applications.
Supportive applications are a must for an efficient for a solution like Asterisk . A high-definition VoIP within media gateways and SIP phones ensures the highest voice quality possible. To guarantee end-user flexibility, an SIP-based mobility allows operating systems, including IOS and Android (News - Alert), to be fully functioning.
In other open-source Asterisk news, TMCnet recently reported on OrecX’s cloud recording software, based on the open-source model. OrecX manages the Oreka project on sourceforge, and has been a vocal proponent for open-source projects like Asterisk. The two are now partnering to provide a more complete solution.
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Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Jennifer Russell
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