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FreeSWITCH 1.6 Cookbook

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  • Configure users and phones as well as connections to VoIP providers
  • Control FreeSWITCH remotely with the powerful event socket interface
  • Route inbound and outbound calls
  • Insert CDRs into a database
  • Enable text-to-speech in your voice applications
  • Set up SSL certificates and release services to WebRTC
  • Write JavaScript WebRTC clients for real time data/video/audio in browsers
  • Grasp the FreeSWITCH security best practices and Lua application programming knowledge

FreeSWITCH is an open source carrier-grade telephony platform designed to facilitate the creation of voice, chat, and video applications, via phones and web browsers. It is scalable, carrier-ready, and easy-to-program for converged communication and VoIP. The technology serves SIP, WebRTC, PSTN, FAX, PBX, VERTO, and all the relevant channels essential to stay connected in today's world.

In the FreeSWITCH 1.6 Cookbook, members of the FreeSWITCH development team share some of their hard-earned knowledge with you. Use this knowledge to improve and expand your FreeSWITCH installations.

  • Learn how to create a fast and secure messaging and telephony system with FreeSWITCH
  • Trap all the common functionalities of the telephony platform using popular communication protocols
  • Move recipe by recipe to get the gist of the platform
Page Count 190
Course Length 5 hours 42 minutes
Date Of Publication 21 Jul 2015


Anthony Minessale II

Anthony Minessale II is the primary author and founding member of the FreeSWITCH Open Source Soft-Switch. Anthony has spent around 20 years working with open source software. In 2001, Anthony spent a great deal of time contributing code to the Asterisk PBX and has authored numerous features and fixes to that project. In 2005, Anthony started coding a new idea for an open source voice application. The FreeSWITCH project was officially open to the public on January 1 2006. In the years that followed, Anthony has been actively maintaining and leading the software development of the FreeSWITCH project. Anthony also founded the ClueCon Technology Conference in 2005, and he continues to oversee the production of this annual event.

Anthony has been the author of several FreeSWITCH books, including FreeSWITCH 1.0.6, FreeSWITCH 1.2, FreeSWITCH Cookbook, FreeSWITCH 1.6 Cookbook, and Mastering FreeSWITCH

Michael S Collins

Michael S Collins is a telephony and open source software enthusiast. Having worked as a PBX technician for 5 years and the head of IT for a call center for more than 9 years, he is a PBX veteran. He is an active member of the FreeSWITCH community and has coauthored FreeSWITCH Cookbook, by Packt Publishing in 2012. Michael lives in Central California with his wife and two children.

Giovanni Maruzzelli

Giovanni Maruzzelli (gmaruzz@OpenTelecom.IT) is heavily engaged with FreeSWITCH. In it, he wrote a couple of endpoint modules, and he is specialized in industrial grade deployments and solutions. He's the curator and coauthor of FreeSWITCH 1.6 Cookbook (Packt Publishing, 2015), and of Mastering FreeSWITCH (Packt Publishing, 2016)

He's a consultant in the telecommunications sector, developing software and conducting training courses for FreeSWITCH, SIP, WebRTC, Kamailio, and OpenSIPS. As an Internet technology pioneer, he was the cofounder of Italia Online in 1996, which was the most popular Italian portal and consumer ISP. Also, he was the architect of its Internet technologies Italia Online (IOL). Back then, Giovanni was the supervisor of Internet operations and the architect of the first engine for paid access to il Sole 24 Ore, the most-read financial newspaper in Italy, and its databases (migrated from the mainframe). After that, he was the CEO of the venture capital-funded company Matrice, developing telemail unified messaging and multiple-language phone access to e-mail (text to speech). He was also the CTO of the incubator-funded company Open4, an open source managed applications provider. For 2 years, Giovanni worked in Serbia as an Internet and telecommunications investment expert for IFC, an arm of the World Bank.

Since 2005, he has been based in Italy, and he serves ICT and telecommunication companies worldwide.