Asterisk 10 and SCF

Today’s final session of Astricon was an update on Asterisk 10, Asterisk SCF and DAHDI, the Digium hardware driver.

SCF, the scalable distributed framework, will go beta in November or December. The Digium folks pointed the audience to the Asterisk project wiki for more information, so I will do the same and point you to it: Asterisk SCF Home (wiki). SCF was announced at last year’s Astricon and my take on it is that it will make Asterisk enterprise- and carrier-grade.
Asterisk 10 has some great improvements related to media handling, conferencing, and FAX. Digium’s Steve Sokol gave a great interview to TMC blogger Tom Keating: Asterisk 10 – The Inside Story.

Astricon update

Astricon has been a great mix of training, product information, case studies, and networking. Some of the sessions, such as one on how to program using the Asterisk Manager Interface, are clearly Asterisk-specific. Others have dealt with more general topics such as load-balancing VoIP services using a SIP proxy like Open{SER|SIPS}|Kamailio and tying in some cloud services, such as those from Voxeo (I’m a fan), to add voice features or logic. Like last year, the Astricon presentations are being recorded and will be accessible on
Denver is a nice city but has some unusual weather:
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Before: Monday afternoon, high 70s, beautiful fall colors After: Wednesday morning, about 30 degrees, several inches of snow!
I’m all about wikis, forums, and blogs when it comes to learning about Asterisk, but I’m excited to have the official paperback books on the subject:


Thanks, Digium!

To Astricon ’11

There has hardly been a moment to blog in the past few weeks.

I have some posts planned, including notes on a manual Skype-FreeSWITCH integration. Next week, I might have a bit to share from Astricon. This will be my first time attending the conference. To my fellow open-source VoIP enthusiasts: see some of you there!