VOIP Programming

What is Asterisk?

Asterisk is an open source framework for building communications applications. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a communications server. Asterisk powers IP PBX systems, VoIP gateways, conference servers and other custom solutions. It is used by small businesses, large businesses, call centers, carriers and government agencies, worldwide. Asterisk is free and open source and SofWerkz is your source for installation and implementation of a robust open source PBX system, similar to the largest fortune 500 companies, at a fraction of the cost. Written in PHP and with a MySQL database, SofWerkz is expertly positioned to support and customize your Asterisk installation.

Today, there are more than one million Asterisk-based communications systems in use, in more than 170 countries. Asterisk is used by almost the entire Fortune 1000 list of customers. Most often deployed by system integrators and developers, Asterisk can become the basis for a complete business phone system, or used to enhance or extend an existing system, or to bridge a gap between systems.  



Where Did It Come From?

The Asterisk project released the initial code under the GPL open source license. Since that time, it has been enhanced and tested by a global community of thousands. Today, Asterisk is maintained by the combined efforts of Digium and the Asterisk community and supported locally by SofWerkz's team of system integrators and VOIP developers.


What Can You Do With Asterisk?

Asterisk is a framework for building multi-protocol, real-time communications applications and solutions. Asterisk is to realtime voice and video applications as what Apache is to web applications: the underlying platform. Asterisk abstracts the complexities of communications protocols and technologies, allowing you to concentrate on creating innovative products and solutions. Most of the pricey Voice over IP systems sold today are really Asterisk systems that have been privately labeled and repackaged at a huge profit. Go straight to the source, the open source and leverage SofWerkz expertise with your own affordable Asterisk installation.

You can use Asterisk to build communications applications, things like business phone systems(also known as PBXs), call distributorsVoIP gateways and conference bridges. Asterisk includes both low and high-level components that significantly simplify the process of building these complex applications. See the Asterisk Applications section for more examples.


What Makes Asterisk Different?

Asterisk is open source, which means you can get under the hood, see how it works and make any changes or enhancements you like. Asterisk is flexible and lets you define the solution that truly fits your requirements. Asterisk is stable, reliable and in production on thousands of systems worldwide. Asterisk is free to use. SofWerkz is your Technology partner that will bring all of this power to your business.


What Do I Need To Know To Use Asterisk?

It depends. The Asterisk framework itself is built by developers for developers. If you want to create applications and solutions with Asterisk you will need a working knowledge of Linux, script programming, networking and telephony. If you don't have the time or experience with these technologies, call us at SofWerkz for a free quote and VOIP PBX introduction. Our installation fees are affordable and provide the highest quality available at any price.

If you're not a developer, you can still take advantage of the power of Asterisk by using pre-packaged solutions built on Asterisk, or by working with an Asterisk integrator or consultant like SofWerkz.


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Once payment is made you will have access to our ticket system where you personally manage, assign tasks, and review your programmers work. You are purchasing timed access to your programmer only, and as such, you will manage the tasks and deadlines. Our supervisors are available by phone during working hours to help you if needed. We make sure we reply within working hours and that we are accessible by phone, our ticket system, and skype.