FreeSWITCH Cookbook

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Learn
  • Configure users and phones as well as connections to VoIP providers and even Google Voice
  • Control FreeSWITCH remotely with the powerful event socket interface
  • Route inbound and outbound calls
  • Handle call detail records, which includes inserting CDRs into a database
  • Enable text-to-speech conversion in your voice applications
  • Monitor calls via the FreeSWITCH Web interface
About

FreeSWITCH is an open source telephony platform designed to facilitate the creation of voice, chat, and video applications. It can scale from a soft-phone to a PBX and even up to an enterprise-class softswitch.

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

The FreeSWITCH Cookbook is an essential addition to any VoIP administrator’s library.

The book starts with recipes on how to handle call routing and then discusses connecting your FreeSWITCH server to the outside world.

It then teaches you more advanced topics like CDR handling, practical examples of controlling FreeSWITCH with the event socket, and configuring many features commonly associated with a PBX installation.

Features
  • Get powerful FreeSWITCH features to work for you
  • Route calls and handle call detailing records
  • Written by members of the FreeSWITCH development team
Page Count 150
Course Length 4 hours 30 minutes
ISBN 9781849515405
Date Of Publication 23 Feb 2012

Authors

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 Roy is a virtualization expert working for VMware, the world’s leading virtualization and cloud computing company used by 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies to manage and virtualize their data center infrastructure.

He currently specializes in technical marketing for hybrid cloud services, but started at VMware working on VMware Fusion 2 in 2009 where he co-led a world-class global support team, giving customers the help they needed to get the most out of VMware Fusion.

Prior to VMware, he managed a small data center in downtown Toronto as the senior systems administrator, and also spent two years working for Apple where he became a Mac expert.

When not working with computers, clouds, or virtual machines, he likes to snowboard, surf, and cook, and listen to, play, and create music. Michael’s success story at VMware can be found at http://www.vmware.com/go/mikeroy-journey.

Darren Schreiber

Darren Schreiber is the CEO and Co-founder of 2600 Hz. He began working heavily in open source voice with the FreeSWITCH project, where he engaged with Brian, Mike, and Anthony. His projects have since evolved into two enterprise VoIP platforms that allow a multitude of development of voice, SMS, and video applications to be delivered to customers.

He has 15 years of voice and IT experience including developing multiple enterprise SaaS infrastructures for hosting and remotely managing IT, voice, and e-commerce services. He is a guest lecturer at major universities on VoIP technology and leads paid international VoIP trainings. As a serious telephony enthusiast since a young age, he has worked extensively with VoIP technologies. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Computer Science and Business Management.

He is also a co-author of FreeSWITCH Cookbook, Packt Publishing.

Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler(@intralanman) has been working with, and contributing to, open source projects for over a decade. Raymond's VoIP experience started with a small CLEC/ITSP using SER for call routing, and Asterisk for voicemail and advanced services. After encountering limits in Asterisk and looking for features not easily found in SER, he moved to using OpenSER and CallWeaver (then known as OpenPBX.org). While that combination was better, he still had not found his perfect solution. In 2006, he was introduced to FreeSWITCH. Since then, he's been using FreeSWITCH and regularly contributing to the community. He is the author of mod_lcr and several utility PHP/Perl scripts. He now works with Anthony Minessale as a CudaTel Software Engineer at Barracuda Networks (@CudaTel and @Barracuda). In the spring of 2011, he was among the founding members of the Open Source Telephony Advancement Group (@OSTAG), whose mission is to advance open source telephony to new heights by funding open source projects through funds received by generous contributions and grants from those who share the OSTAG vision.