The Asterisk VOIP Telephone System
I contributed support for FreeBSD, OSX and related *BSD operating systems to the Asterisk project and it's maintainer, Digium. Rich currently maintains the Asterisk PBX project's support
for the high-performance, open-source FreeBSD Unix
platform, a favorite of internet service providers.
Asterisk is the most popular open source telephone system available. It offers unmatched extensibility, flexibility, functionality and features, and it competes favorably with commercial enterprise phone systems. Voice Over Internet
Phone (VOIP) systems have unique cost competitive advantages over traditional
- Low startup costs via common off-the-shelf
hardware and open-source software.
- Low long-distance and local
Telephone service rates through VOIP carriers.
- Custom solutions for specific business needs.
- Long-term lights-out operation.