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TrixBox Made Easy

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

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

The Sky is the Limit

If we can envision an application that can be controlled via the telephone, there is a good chance we can create it with Asterisk. Some examples of projects that are possible with Asterisk include:

  • RSS readers using text-to-speech engines

  • Movie listing and screen times

  • Employee time clock

  • Controlling a television DVR

  • Home automation using X10 controllers

  • Interactive games

  • Bluetooth presence detection

  • Monitoring of health sensors with automatic emergency dialling

  • Babysitter monitoring

  • Home/Business burglar detection and alarms

  • Calendar system with phone call reminders