Welcome To FreeSWITCH

The World's First Cross-Platform Scalable FREE Multi-Protocol Soft Switch


FreeSWITCH is a scalable open source cross-platform telephony platform designed to route and interconnect popular communication protocols using audio, video, text or any other form of media.  It was created in 2006 to fill the void left by proprietary commercial solutions. FreeSWITCH also provides a stable telephony platform on which many telephony applications can be developed using a wide range of free tools. More

News Items

Submitted by mcollins on Wed, 10/19/2011 - 19:33
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Our friends over at VoIP Users Conference have posted a new post chock full of telecom and VoIP-related news items. Check it out!
 
-Michael

Acquisition Complete: Skype Now Part of Microsoft

Submitted by mcollins on Fri, 10/14/2011 - 18:05
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Our buddy Dan York has written a piece about Microsoft's assimilation acquisition of Skype. For better or for worse it is a done deal. I don't know about you but I must confess that I'm keeping my eye on this one. It could be great or it could be a train wreck. In either case I've got the popcorn ready...
 
-Michael

Reminder: Official FreeSWITCH Training

Submitted by mcollins on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 00:36
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We wanted to keep everyone informed of the schedule for upcoming FreeSWITCH training. Darren Schreiber, co-author of the FreeSWITCH book and CEO of the 2600hz project, is the lead instructor. There are beginner and advanced classes as well as a 5-day complete training. Visit VoIP.com for all the details. Also, don't forget that Darren and Company can also offer customized training suited to your specific business and technical needs. Contact them at info@2600hz.com to obtain more information.
 
Thanks to Darren and all the great folks at 2600hz for helping to expand the reach of the FreeSWITCH community all over the world!
 
-Michael

Telecom News Picks

Submitted by mcollins on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 17:56
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The guys over at VUC have posted some nice news items that you all might enjoy.
-Michael

Idiocy In Action: Astrologers Claim Copyright on Timezone Data

Submitted by mcollins on Fri, 10/07/2011 - 22:43
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Those of you running Linux/Unix systems no doubt make use of the time zone database. Now it seems a foolish group of astrologers/software developers has actually sued the long-time maintainer of this database, among others. They claim that they have a copyright on the timezone data. All the selacious details are available in this Techdirt post. Keep your eyes open on this one, it should be interesting.
 
-Michael

Bugger Off: Spying Online is Perilous and Unneccessary

Submitted by mcollins on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 19:20
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An interesting item just came across my desk. A post over at Boston Review talk's about Susan Landau's new book: Surveillance or Security?: The Risks Imposed by New Wiretapping Technologies. It is quite an interesting read. If you are at all interested in Internet security and privacy, especially with VoIP communications, I highly recommend reading this article
 
-Michael

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Submitted by anthm on Sat, 10/01/2011 - 19:36
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FreeSWITCH Training: NYC and Austin Texas

Submitted by mcollins on Fri, 09/30/2011 - 17:15
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We would like to let everyone know that the 2600hz team has more official FreeSWITCH training sessions here in the United States:

  • Nov 7-9, 2011 in NYC
  • Jan 18-20, 2011 in Austin, TX

Pricing, accommodations and other information is available on the VoIPKB website. 
 

New Module: mod_sms

Submitted by mcollins on Fri, 09/30/2011 - 16:51
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Last week Anthony Minessale added the new mod_sms into the FreeSWITCH tree. This module allows you to route SMS messages in a FreeSWITCH server. How does it work?
 
Mod_sms binds on the global event system and listens for MESSAGE events. When it catches a MESSAGE event it routes it to the new chatplan. The chatplan is to chat messages as the dialplan is to phone calls. The chatplan "routes" the message to the appropriate endpoint. If there is no match then the message is handled the way any other chat message would be, that is, it is simply a message directly from one client to another.
 
Special thanks to Seven Du who has started a nice wiki page for mod_sms. Please try out this new module and give us your feedback. We would love to hear ideas on how you are using this in a production environment and what problems you are solving with it.
 
-Michael

Why Choosing FreeSWITCH Makes A Lot Of Sense

Submitted by mcollins on Fri, 09/09/2011 - 19:38
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Here is a nice blog post from SunTel Technologies. I thought you all might enjoy a nice read.
 
-Michael