Digium plans to update Asterisk 1.10 this Fall

By Ryan Ayers
Updated: March 18, 2011

March 17, 2011 - Digium, the creator and driving force behind the most popular and widely used telephony software, is planning to update and release a new version of Asterisk this fall. With several upgraded features designed to address known issues and shortcomings present in the current version of Asterisk, the new version will allow for better functionality and more options.

Asterisk is the most popular open source telephony software available. It can essentially create a communications center for businesses using standard computer hardware. This software enables businesses to utilize VoIP technologies to increase productivity and flexibility while reducing overall telephony expenses.

Currently running version 1.8, Asterisk will be upgraded to version 1.10 sometime this fall. The upgraded version will allow for a greater flexibility and support for various audio codecs currently unsupported by Asterisk. Also included is a new and improved conferencing application, which will increase functionality for Asterisk users. Digium has also promised a rich feature set overall with new improvements in other areas.

Digium is the creator of Asterisk, the world’s most widely used telephony software. Founded in 1999, the company vision is “a world based on open communications.” Their goal is to reshape the manner in which businesses source and operate their communications equipment. By using open source standards, rather than proprietary technologies, business consumers can significantly reduce their communications expenses.

Featured Research
  • How UC Can Help Your Business Survive the Holidays

    The holiday season is filled with frenzy and excitement for businesses and consumers alike. Consumers prepare gift lists, compare brands and prices, and begin shopping with a vigor that is not present most other times of the year. For many businesses, the holiday season accounts for a large profit bump at the end of each year, and companies strive to exceed their goals and keep customers happy during this rush late in the year. more

  • [Infographic] Switching Phone Systems

    There are a lot of possible reasons you might want to switch to a new phone system. The old one might cost too much or be too troublesome to operate and maintain. It might not be flexible enough. It might not be reliable enough. Or it just might not have the kinds of features and capabilities that you need in today’s competitive business climate. more

  • Business VoIP on a Budget

    Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone systems represent the next innovation of telephone connection and communication by making it possible to conduct calls over a broadband internet connection, rather than an analog phone line. more

  • [Infographic] The Advantages of Unified Communications

    Did you know that according to 8x8, the tangible ROI of a unified communications solution for a 10,000-person enterprise is approximately $15.5 million? This isn't the only way unified communications can improve your business. more

  • The New 2016 Phone Systems Comparison Chart

    Check out our latest Q4 Phone Systems Comparison Chart complete with new vendors, products, and features! Our free chart compares over 40 business phone solution providers, including PBX and business VoIP systems, on over 20 performance metrics. more

Related Articles