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Our team has been hard at work and it’s with great pride that we announce the availability of the much-anticipated JumpBox for Asterisk. Asterisk is self-described as “the world’s most powerful and popular telephony development tool-kit.” It’s a set of building blocks that allows one to construct phone-based applications. Components can be stacked together to build rich interfaces including functionality like a:

  • VoIP Gateway
  • Skype Gateway
  • IP PBX
  • Call Center ACD
  • Conference Bridge
  • IVR Server
  • Voicemail System
  • Call Recorder
  • Fax Server
  • Speech Server

The JumpBox for Asterisk bundles the popular Free PBX GUI for simplified administration as well as the Sipstation plugin for the quickest possible path to get up and running. Check out the screencast below for a ten minute primer on how to use it to make your first call to a real telephone. This is one of our subscriber-only JumpBoxes but you can try it immediately without a subscription using our Cloud Gear service. No upfront fees, nothing to download or install and you pay only pennies per hour to run it as long as you need. Enjoy!

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