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TrixBox Made Easy

By : Kerry Garrison, Barrie Dempster, Kerry Garrison (Project)
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TrixBox Made Easy

By: Kerry Garrison, Barrie Dempster, Kerry Garrison (Project)

Overview of this book

TrixBox is a telephone system based on the popular open source Asterisk PBX (Private Branch eXchange) Software. TrixBox allows an individual or organization to setup a telephone system with traditional telephone networks as well as Internet based telephony or VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). SugarCRM can be integrated with Asterisk, and is bundled with Trixbox offering real power and flexibility. The book begins by introducing telephony concepts before detailing how to plan a telephone system and moving on to the installation, configuration, and management of a feature packed PBX. This book is rich with practical examples and tools. It provides examples of well laid out telephone systems with accompanying spreadsheets to aid the reader in building stable telephony infrastructure.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
TrixBox Made Easy
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Free Chapter
Introduction to VoIP
TrixBox Configuration
Commonly Used VoIP Terms

Asterisk: The Core of TrixBox

Asterisk is basically a telephony toolkit enabling developers to create numerous types of applications that interface with telephone networks. The most obvious application is that of a PBX. Asterisk can also be used as an IVR (Interactive Voice Response) system, for teleconferences and as a voicemail system. These functions can also be combined to create a powerful multi-faceted telecommunication system, which is the focus of this book. Asterisk is, however, most commonly used to build hybrid PBX systems that utilize modern PCI cards instead of banks of switches and relays, and software instead of custom hardware. By using relatively simple PCI cards in a standard x86 computer system running on Linux, the cost to build a working system is greatly reduced as compared to the often expensive and inflexible traditional PBX.

Asterisk PBX is, simply put, just software. While different hardware connectivity components are available, all of the features and routing...