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ScopTEL Voicemail End User Card

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Demystifying Asterisk Meetme Admin options

If you want a Conference to allow an ADMIN user to exercise advanced options like:

  • 2 – lock/unlock conference
  • 3 – eject last user who joined conference

1. You have to create a Conference and define the ADMIN and USER PIN’s.
2. You have to create one application and set the mode to Admin and check the option ‘Present Menu (User/Admin) by pressing * : [x]’
a) You have to set the conference destination to the Conference you set up in step 1.
b) Then by pressing the * key during and ACTIVE Conference the ADMIN user will then have access to all standard Conference functions such as:

  • 1 – mute/unmute
  • 4 – Decrease Volume of Conference with each 4 you press – end with 8
  • 6 – Increase Volume of Conference with each 6 you press – end with 8
  • 7 – Decrease your volume – end with 8
  • 9 – Increase your volume – end with 8

But ADMIN will also have access to these advanced Conference functions:

  • 2 – lock/unlock conference
  • 3 – eject last user who joined conference

3. You have to create another application and set the mode to Talk/Listen and check the option ‘Present Menu (User/Admin) by pressing * : [x]’
a) You have to set the conference destination to the Conference you set up in step 1.
b) Then by pressing the * key during and ACTIVE Conference the USER will then have access to all standard Conference functions such as:

  • 1 – mute/unmute
  • 4 – Decrease Volume of Conference with each 4 you press – end with 8
  • 6 – Increase Volume of Conference with each 6 you press – end with 8
  • 7 – Decrease your volume – end with 8
  • 9 – Increase your volume – end with 8

4. If you want an Incoming Line to go to both admin and user options:

a) First you must first create an IVR and set the Key Destinations to valid destinations as in this example:

IVR>name>conferenceadminoptions

Key Destination>* = Destination>Application with conference mode set to admin mode.

Key Destination>No Input = Destination>Application with the conference mode set to Talk/Listen mode.

b) Secondly you must create an Incoming Line and set the Incoming Line Destination to Auto Attendant>Menu: conferenceadminoptions

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Support for Asterisk-SCF dropped

Support for Asterisk-SCF dropped


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Digium has dropped support for Asterisk-SCF. While this is somewhat of a surprise, I always thought that the splitting of development resources was something that would end up being a bad idea.

The other problem was that setting up an environment to compile and run SCF was always difficult.

The features that SCF had though were awesome. I just hope that people figure out how to cross port some of them into Asterisk.

The other thing is that there was basically a core rewrite – looking at the task that needed to be achieved and rewriting code from scratch to achieve it.

That’s something that’s unlikely to happen in a wholesale manner in Asterisk.

Update: Thanks to Kirk Bateman for pointing out I don’t discuss what Asterisk-SCF is. So here’s a brief overview:

The Asterisk SCF Mission Statement

Asterisk Scalable Communications Framework (SCF) is a highly-scalable, distribute

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Asterisk 1.8.17.0 Now Available

Asterisk 1.8.17.0 Now Available


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The Asterisk Development Team has announced the release of Asterisk 1.8.17.0.

This release is available for immediate download at
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk

The release of Asterisk 1.8.17.0 resolves several issues reported by the community and would have not been possible without your participation.
Thank you!

The following is a sample of the issues resolved in this release:

* — Fix channel reference leak in ChanSpy.
(Closes issue ASTERISK-19461. Reported by Irontec)

* — dsp.c: Fix multiple issues when no-interdigit delay is present, and fast DTMF 50ms/50ms
(Closes issue ASTERISK-19610. Reported by Jean-Philippe Lord)

* — Fix bug where final queue member would not be removed from memory.
(Closes issue ASTERISK-19793. Reported by Marcus Haas)
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LibPRI 1.4.13 Now Available

LibPRI 1.4.13 Now Available


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The Asterisk Development Team has announced the release of libpri 1.4.13.

This release is available for immediate download at http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/libpri

The release of libpri 1.4.13 resolves several issues reported by the community and would have not been possible without your participation.
Thank you!

The following are the issues resolved in this release:

* — Outgoing BRI calls fail when using Asterisk 1.8 with HA8, HB8, and B410P cards.
(Issue AST-598. Reported by Trey Blancher)

* — Implement handling a multi-channel RESTART request.
(Closes issue PRI-93. Reported by Marcin Kowalczyk)

* — Removed MDL/TEI management configuration warning message.
(Closes issue PRI-137. Reported by Bart Coninckx)

* — Allow passing compiler flags (CFLAGS, LDFLAGS)

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Asterisk 11.0.0-rc1 Now Available

Asterisk 11.0.0-rc1 Now Available


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While I don’t normally write about release candidates this one is the first release candidate for the next Long Term Support version of Asterisk. The last was 1.8 and the one before that was 1.4. If you’re going to test any release candidate this one would be a good idea!

Anyway, here’s the release announcement:

The Asterisk Development Team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of Asterisk 11.0.0. This release is available for immediate download at
http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/releases

All interested users of Asterisk are encouraged to participate in the Asterisk 11 testing process. Please report any issues found to the issue tracker, https://issues.asterisk.org/jira. It is also very useful to see successful test reports. Please post those to the ast

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New Asterisk Developers

New Asterisk Developers


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Matthew Jordan has posted details of new developers in the Asterisk community:

Hey all –

We’ve been a bit remiss in introducing some recent additions to the Asterisk developer community. A few of you have seen commits from them recently, and its only fit and proper that you know the people behind the commit messages!

Pedro Kiefer (pkiefer) has fixed all sorts of bugs in app_alarmreceiver, and has introduced a number of new features to the application as well. As such, he’s agreed to help the Asterisk project by being the primary maintainer of the app_alarmreceiver module – which will be a huge benefit to all users of that module.

David Lee (dlee) is one of those developers who has done a bit of everything. He’s written software for telecommunications, database security, and data center infrastructure management, embedded C++, web applications in Java and Scala. Most recently, Dave has spent the last two years working on our A

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First Look: Polycom RealPresence Group

First Look: Polycom RealPresence Group

Today was a busy day for Polycom as they started the day by ringing the opening bell on the NASDAQ before unveiling their newest additions to their video

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US Companies Warned Not to do Business with Chinese Telecom Manufacturers

US Companies Warned Not to do Business with Chinese Telecom Manufacturers

Morgan Korn at Yahoo! Finance reports on an interesting telecommunications story with big implications, China’s Huawei, ZTE Threaten U.S. National Security

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Mobotix Adds VoIP Supply to Global Partner Network

Mobotix Adds VoIP Supply to Global Partner Network

Shopping around for IP surveillance cameras is one thing but, deciding which one of those thousands of cameras is the right fit and will actually perform as

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