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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

ClueCon Update: "Callie" Is Coming to Chicago!

Submitted by mcollins on Mon, 06/14/2010 - 20:02
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I thought everyone would like to know that Katherine, aka "Callie" - the voice of FreeSWITCH - will be attending ClueCon this year! Katherine works for GM Voices, one of ClueCon's media sponsors and a great supporter of the FreeSWITCH project. We are all looking forward to meeting her in person. Please stay tuned for more updates. Don't forget - if we have 200 registered users by July 4th then we all get to see Brian shave his head at ClueCon! (You can rest assured that event will be captured on video for all the world to see.)
 
-Michael

DTH VoIP Billing Software

Submitted by mcollins on Mon, 06/14/2010 - 18:27
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NOTE: The following is a guest blog entry posted on behalf of Dean Hansen of DTH Software.

 

DTH VoIP Billing Software

The DTH VoIP Billing system has been designed for telephony companies providing class 4 or class 5 service, including multi-tenant hosted PBXs. We are a North American-based company with customers in over a dozen countries and we continue to expand our international presence.

 

Help Us Liberate The freeswitch.com Domain Name!

Submitted by mcollins on Mon, 06/07/2010 - 18:37
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As you may have heard, there is a cyber-squatter sitting on the freeswitch.com domain name. Repeated efforts to contact the person or entity who has this domain registration have all failed. We are now pursuing a dispute resolution with ICANN. Unfortunately this process is not inexpensive for an open source project. Ideally we need to raise $2600US in order to have our case heard by a three-person panel.
 
HOW YOU CAN HELP
 

FreeSWITCH Adds T.38 Support For 1.0.7 Release.

Submitted by admin on Fri, 06/04/2010 - 17:19
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FreeSWITCH now has T38 support.

The old mod_fax and many of the codecs in FreeSWITCH have now merged to one module called mod_spandsp which takes atvantage of all the DSP features found in the spandsp library including T.38 endpoint and gateway functionality.

see: http://www.soft-switch.org/

 

 

Help get freeswitch.com back!

Submitted by admin on Fri, 06/04/2010 - 17:12
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Some squatter has had freeswitch.com for years and it's time we had it back.

We need $1,300.00 for a single-party panel and $2,600.00 for a 3-party panel to resolve the dispute.
They are using the domain to pose as a VoIP site (if you keep loading http://www.freeswitch.com/ you can see it in action)

Don't let creeps like this misuse the internet! Use the paypal button on the site to donate to the cause.

Everyone who donates will get their name up on our thank you page on our site.
Put "freeswitch.com UDRP and your name as you would like to see it on the thank-you page" in the note on the paypal form.

VoIP Security Articles

Submitted by mcollins on Thu, 05/27/2010 - 17:16
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FYI, I thought you all might appreciate this post. It highlights the fact that a number of VoIP security-related companies are seeing an influx of cash and that VoIP security is getting lots of attention in the enterprise. It also contains a dozen links to various VoIP news items relating to security and VoIP hacking.
 
-Michael

Official FreeSWITCH Training Announced!

Submitted by mcollins on Wed, 05/19/2010 - 20:36
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We are pleased to announce the first formal FreeSWITCH training course. The course will cover the ins and outs of FreeSWITCH, from setting it up to advanced routing topics and even some coverage of building a FreeSWITCH C module. The training is being organized by Darren Schreiber, co-author of the upcoming FreeSWITCH book.
 
Organized as a 3-day bootcamp, the course is a full 3-day intensive training providing in-depth coverage of FreeSWITCH installation, configuration, maintenance and programming. You will learn, step by step, how to configure, manage and program the FreeSWITCH telephony soft switch in great detail. Tips and tricks in debugging and optimizing FreeSWITCH are also covered.
 

Digium Open Source PBX Software Survey - Please Fill One Out

Submitted by mcollins on Tue, 05/18/2010 - 17:31
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Mike Jerris already posted this on the mailing list but for posterity's sake I am putting it here as well. Please fill out Digium's survey about OSS PBX software. We are a bit curious to see if the 5% reported last year is at all realistic. You can take the survey here.
 
Thank you for supporting FreeSWITCH and OSS telephony.
-Michael

FreeSWITCH and FreePBX with Linode and StackScripts

Submitted by mcollins on Mon, 05/10/2010 - 21:17
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Here is an item some of you might find interesting. An intrepid user has created a nice script for installing FreeSWITCH and FreePBX V3 on a Debian Linode using StackScripts. Check out his blog post on the subject. If you use something like this for packaging and/or distribution please send us some feedback on how well it works for you.
 
-Michael

FreeSWITCH: JavaScript zen with fSession

Submitted by mcollins on Mon, 05/10/2010 - 19:23
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Those who like to do scripting in JavaScript should check out this blog post over at fSession. fSession is a small JavaScript library designed to assist with rapid development of telephony applications. If you like JavaSript then by all means test out this library and let us know how well if works for you.
 
-Michael