Asterix (VoIP)

Call Features

ADSI On-Screen Menu System
Alarm Receiver
Append Message
Automated Attendant
Blind Transfer
Call Detail Records
Call Forward on Busy
Call Forward on No Answer
Call Forward Variable
Call Monitoring
Call Parking
Call Queuing
Call Recording
Call Retrieval
Call Routing (DID & ANI)
Call Snooping
Call Transfer
Call Waiting
Caller ID
Caller ID Blocking
Caller ID on Call Waiting
Calling Cards
Conference Bridging
Database Store / Retrieve
Database Integration
Dial by Name
Direct Inward System Access
Distinctive Ring
Distributed Universal Number Discovery (DUNDi™)
Do Not Disturb
Fax Transmit and Receive (using 3rd Party OSS Package)
Flexible Extension Logic
Interactive Directory Listing
Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Local and Remote Call Agents
Music On Hold
Music On Transfer:
- Flexible Mp3-based System
- Random or Linear Play
- Volume Control


IAX™ (Inter-Asterisk Exchange)
SIP (Session Initiation Protocol)
MGCP (Media Gateway Control Protocol
SCCP (Cisco® Skinny®)

What is Asterisk?

Asterisk is the world’s leading open source telephony engine and tool kit. Offering flexibility unheard of in the world of proprietary communications, Asterisk empowers developers and integrators to create advanced communication solutions with low cost whilst maintaining the highest quality of software and enterprise feature set you would expect in other Call Manager software provided by vendors like Nortel or Cisco.

Asterisk as a switch (PBX)

Asterisk can be configured as the core of an IP or hybrid PBX, switching calls, managing routes, enabling features, and connecting callers with the outside world over IP, analog (POTS), and digital (T1/E1) connections.

Asterisk runs on a wide variety of operating systems including Linux, Mac OS X, OpenBSD, FreeBSD and Sun Solaris and provides all of the features you would expect from a PBX including many advanced features that are often associated with high end (and high cost) proprietary PBXs. Asterisk's architecture is designed for maximum flexibility and supports Voice over IP in many protocols, and can interoperate with almost all standards-based telephony equipment using relatively inexpensive hardware.
Asterisk as a gateway

It can also be built out as the heart of a media gateway, bridging the legacy PSTN to the expanding world of IP telephony. Asterisk’s modular architecture allows it to convert between a wide range of communications protocols and media codecs.

Asterix media and call bridging server

Need an IVR? Asterisk’s got you covered.

How about a conference bridge? Yep. It’s in there.

What about an automated attendant? Asterisk does that too.

How about a replacement for your aging legacy voicemail system? Can do.

Unified messaging? No problem.

Need a telephony interface for your web site?

Asterix Works with Existing VoIP Hardware

Asterix works with a variety of hardware vendors including the popular Cisco 79XX series, Nortel 1535 and Polycom Conference SoundPoint series of IP phones and the popular free softphone software Zoiper.  Why spend £200 on an expensive Cisco Call Manager license when Asterix can add this phone without license restrictions for free?  Why spend money on expensive conference bridges between different organisational units across the world when everyone could dial into an Asterix server for NO cost whatsoever.

Training and Support

As well as installing and configuring an Asterix instance connected to the PSTN within your organisation.   We can offer ongoing monthly support to help you manage Asterix without the need for a dedicated helpdesk within your organisation.  If you do have a dedicated helpdesk we can organise training days so that they can manage and extend Asterix as your organisation grows without the worry of exploding costs in telephony.

Asterisk has become the basis for thousands of communications solutions. If you need to communicate, Asterisk is your answer so why not contact us today and find out how you can save money even with only a few handsets within your organisation?