If not, we encourage you to explore the vast and wonderful library of books that publishes on these subjects.
No other PBX can be deployed in so many creative ways.
Applications such as voicemail, hosted conferencing, call queuing and agents, music on hold, and call parking are all standard features built right into the software.
We decided to change the name because Asterisk has been so wildly successful that it is no longer an up-and-coming technology. This book was written for, and by, members of the Asterisk community.
This book is intended to be gentle toward those new to Asterisk, but we assume that you’re familiar with basic Linux administration, networking, and other IT disciplines.
The depth and breadth of Asterisk is staggering—installations with hundreds of thousands of users are now commonplace. Asterisk scales up and down from individual lines to vast multiserver installations across multiple continents, but the way to start is to install the package, open up some of the configuration files, and start looking at examples.