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Asterisk 18 Announced Ahead of AstriCon

October 20, 2020

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

In-person events are experiencing a touch of turbulence due to coronavirus, but virtual events are taking flight. Communication and collaboration technology is enabling the world to press on.

This week, AstriCon kicks off, running virtually October 21 and 22, but, before the 17th iteration of the annual Asterisk user group conference Sangoma unveiled Asterisk 18.

 "Asterisk has always been the ideal developer toolkit for building audio conferencing solutions that cross the chasm between telephony protocols. We are extremely grateful to everyone who went through the process to not only contribute code to Asterisk 18 but also those who were active in code reviews. Their participation helps us raise the bar in terms of making sure we are watchful as to what goes into the new release of Asterisk," said Matthew Fredrickson, Director of Open Source Software Development with Sangoma.

The communications environment is evolving in a big way, with video coming to the fore during the pandemic. Asterisk 18 introduces support for adding and removing video at any time during a voice call.. In a remote world, video and screensharing is critical in preserving engagement, and enabling a smooth transition translates to better bottom-line results. In addition, Asterisk 18 can now place SIP traffic, unencrypted, in a packet capture file for future filtering and examining.

Available for download now, Asterisk 18 is available on the Asterisk web site.

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Edited by Maurice Nagle


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