Building Video Conferencing Solutions with Asterisk®
Wednesday July 20, 2011
2:00 PM ET 11:00 AM PT


Advances in technology and the widespread availability of IP network connectivity are fueling tremendous growth in video conferencing. Also stimulating the growth are changes in the business environment including a more geographically dispersed workforce, increases in the use of home offices and business travel in general. The consumerization and access to video conferencing via webcam enabled instant messengers and smart phones are elevating the general awareness and comfort with video communications as never before.

In the past, multipoint video conferencing technology was expensive and relied on complicated proprietary platforms which helped to keep adoption rates low. But as demand and interest in video conferencing grows, new approaches that leverage open source software and standard hardware platforms are breaking through these barriers.

In the same way that Asterisk has had a huge impact on the enterprise voice market, cost-effective video conferencing can be built on Asterisk using advanced video capabilities of the DiaStar® Server solution.

This webinar, suitable for either technical or business audiences, will cover the following:
  • An overview of Asterisk
  • The Video Conferencing market
  • How to create a fully featured video conferencing solution controlled from the Asterisk dialplan
  • Video endpoint support for desktop and PC-based clients
  • iPhone, Android and iPad mobile video clients
  • Multiparty display
  • Adding high-definition audio to your video conference
Steve Sokol
Marketing Director for Asterisk at Digium

Steve Sokol is the Marketing Director for Asterisk at Digium. Steve's primary function is spreading the word about the limitless capabilities and incredible value of the Asterisk communications engine. Steve's experience with the revolutionary open source platform dates to 2003. In 2004 he co-founded AstriCon, the official Asterisk community conference and exhibition. Shortly thereafter he launched a highly successful Asterisk training venture. In 2007 both the training program and the conference were acquired by Digium.

Steve has worked in the telecommunications software industry since the early 1990s. Prior to his discovery of Asterisk, he worked as a communications consultant and solutions architect. His client list included Sprint, Sprint PCS, Computer Instruments, TWA and Stream International (now Stream Global Services). He was the chief architect of the award winning eIVR platform and of Stream International's innovative Q-View management information system.

Antony Martin
Director of Open Source Engineering Dialogic Corporation

Antony has been involved in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years. He joined Dialogic in February 2009 having held roles as CEO, CTO in previous employment. As a developer Antony’s experience ranges from PBX hardware and embedded software, to IVR, Call Center, Media Server and Unified Messaging software and systems. He also co-created and was a key contributor to a number of open source projects including the Dialogic sponsored DiaStar® project. Antony is a graduate of DeMontfort University, Leicester UK.

Erik K Linask
Group Editorial Director TMCnet

Erik oversees the daily operation of TMCnet, which delivers news, information, videos, white papers, podcasts, and more to three million visitors each month. He is also a contributor to TMCnet as well as TMC’s IP Communications publications. Prior to joining the TMC team, several years ago, he was Managing Editor at Global Custodian, a global securities services publication, where he also managed the magazine’s survey research. Erik began his professional career at management consulting firm Leadership Research Institute.

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