Archive for July 2010

Key to Penetrating the Hospitality Market

We’ve known for quite some time that our appliances are especially suited to the hospitality vertical, which is characterized by aging proprietary equipment supporting multiple analog phone extensions. Our Asterisk-based systems provide a low cost alternative to proprietary PBX while supporting both the PSTN and VoIP. In addition, the high densities of analog ports we […]

Tzafrir Cohen Honored as Elastix Project Community Member of the Month

Our own senior software engineer, Tzafrir Cohen, has been named “Community Member of the Month” for June 2010 by the Elastix Project. This probably comes as no surprise to those who follow the Elastix bug track system, or the Asterisk lists, or Tzafrir’s own personal Web site, where Tzafrir’s contributions to the Asterisk community are […]

Keytouch PBX Replaced with Asterisk Server While Preserving BRI Lines

A transitional approach is always preferable to a forklift approach, as far as the customer is concerned. So, certified Xorcom reseller Replentec, based in Ireland, proposed to their long-standing customer Cavanagh Isdell & Co a move to VoIP that would replace their keytouch-type PBX with an Asterisk-based server, and an Astribank to provide the connectivity […]

Enterprise Customers are Attracted by Asterisk’s Design Flexibility

In a recent article published in “No Jitter”, Doug Carolus presents research and trends in the adoption of open source telephony solutions based on Asterisk. He notes, in a rather surprised tone: “…larger deployments typically are based on Asterisk because these customers want the flexibility to build the system any way they want, not how […]

Fairly Exhaustive List of Xorcom IP-PBX Software Features Published

As I guess you already know, all Xorcom IP-PBX appliances are based on Asterisk. So, all software features available in Asterisk are automatically supported by our devices. Until now we have concentrated on promoting the hardware features of our products, since therein lies our “uniqueness”. However, the wealth of software features that can be provided […]

How to Build DAHDI Packages from Source RPM Packages

Occasionally, it is necessary to install a particular DAHDI version into an environment where no suitable binary packages currently reside. For example, you may need to install Xorcom’s Dahdi 2.2.1 that is compiled for the Linux kernel 2.6.18_164, onto an Elastix 1.5 machine running Linux kernel 2.6.18_92. Another example might be that you need to […]