I was planning on playing with my VOIP setup here at home, but haven’t had chance this weekend yet. James mentioned Asterix@Home to me, and while I was looking it up I found out that they’ve changed it’s name to TrixBox. Here’s the blurb:

Trixbox is a business class IP PBX system based on Digum’s Asterisk Open Source PBX Software. The trixbox package makes it fast and simple to install and configure your PBX system. With unlimited extensions, voicemail, music on hold, call parking, and many other features, trixbox brings big business PBX features to small to medium businesses. Whether you need only a few analog lines or high density T1/E1 PRI circuits, trixbox provides all the functionality your business needs.

Anyway, I’ve got an old Dell which had been bought when Conchango was getting rid of obsolete laptops. I thought I could use that to play with, but as I said, it doesn’t look like I’ll have time this weekend. It should be fun to have a play. There are many ways to set up PBX VoIP Systems but I’m quite happy to play around with an Open Source solution, where I’m sure to learn much more.

One comment

  1. Trixbox is great. We’ve been running it at one of my clients offices for just over 6 months and haven’t had a problem. Configuration is easy. It installs nicely in VMware Server if you want to play with it on a faster machine. I would imagine it should be fine in Parallels on the Mac as well.

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