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  • The basic components of an AsteriskNOW telephony system
  • Installing AsteriskNOW
  • Building an office PBX using AsteriskNOW
  • Using the AsteriskNOW web GUI interface
  • Configuring an IP soft phone: CounterPath X-Lite
  • Configuring an IP hard phone: LinkSys 941
  • Configuring an IP adapter
  • Configuring a connection for an IAX2 DID provider
  • How to plan the routing logic of your PBX
  • How to record your system announcements
  • Building a menu using the GUI wizard
  • Configuring and using conference rooms with the conferencing system
  • Writing your own applications for Asterisk with the Asterisk Gateway Interface

  • Install an Asterisk-based telephony system fast
  • Build an office PBX using AsteriskNOW
  • Learn the AsteriskGUI web management interface
  • Configure IP phones and connections
  • Configure and use the conferencing system
  • Write your own applications for Asterisk
Page Count 204
Course Length 6 hours 7 minutes
ISBN 9781847192882
Date Of Publication 12 Mar 2008


Nir Simionovich

Nir Simionovich has been involved with the Open Source community in Israel since 1997. His involvement with the Open Source community started back in 1997, when he was a student in the Technion—Israel’s Technology Institute—in Haifa. Nir quickly became involved in organizing Open Source venues and events, promoting the usage of Linux and Open Source technologies in Israel.

In 1998, Nir started working for an IT consulting company (artNET experts Ltd), where he began to introduce Linux-based solutions for enterprises and banks. By the year 2000, Nir had become a SAIR/GNU certified Linux trainer and administrator, slowly educating the future generations of Linux admins.

In 2001, Nir moved to the cellular content market, working for a mobile content delivery company (m-Wise Inc.—OTC.BB: MWIS.OB). During his commission at m-Wise, Nir successfully migrated a company that was built purely on Windows 2000 and ColdFusion to open source technologies, such as Mandrake Linux (today Mandriva), Apache Tomcat, and Kannel (open source SMS/WAP gateway).


Coming to 2006, Nir had co-founded Atelis (Atelis PLC—AIM: ATEL). Atelis is a Digium distributor and integrator. During the course of 2006, Nir developed an Asterisk-based international operator services platform for Bezeq International, which replaced a Nortel DMS-300 switch. This platform is currently in use by Bezeq International in Israel, serving over 4000 customer a day.


In mid 2007, Nir left Atelis to become a freelance Asterisk promoter and consultant. Nir is currently providing Asterisk consulting and development services for various companies, ranging from early-stage start-up companies, through VoIP service providers and VoIP equipment vendors. In his spare time, Nir is the founder of the Israeli Asterisk users group, the website maintainer of the group, and an Asterisk developer, dealing mainly with the localization aspects of Asterisk to Israel.

Coming to 2008, Nir's company (Greenfield Technologies Ltd) won the Digium Innovation award at AstriCon 2008, in the pioneer division—for its implementation of a phone-based prayer system, allowing people from around the world to pray at the western wall in Jerusalem.