A call center software manages hundreds of calls in different queues, connecting them appropriately. The call center ACD is a layer above the PBX which controls the routing through skills based routing and queue prioritization. When a software or hardware failure is encountered, all the on-going conversations and calls in the queue are lost. HA for Asterisk will get your system ready for future calls. With Call survival, the callers will be able to continue their on-going conversations or calls without the need to re-initiate. Implementation of call survival in call center solutions offers a redundancy beyond the normal high availability solutions implemented for Asterisk based call centers.
It’s increasingly common for users of Asterisk who have to manage a large number of recordings to want to push their backlog of recordings to the Cloud. It saves on local storage, and is nearly infinitely expandable. Continue reading Moving Asterisk Recordings to Amazon S3
Our multi-tenant PBX recently came under a dictionary attack. Somebody was trying to brute force SIP registrations in order to gain access to our system for calls. Continue reading Killing the Connection when Asterisk is Under a Dictionary Attack
It’s very often the case that when using Asterisk-based call center ACD software, we want some calls to be directed to a voicemail box. This may be simply a call to the extension of someone who is busy or away from their phone, or could be a community voicemail for callers who have exited the queue. Continue reading Voicemail in a Multi-Server Environment
Cloud based call center software cater to very large systems. Asterisk is by far the most widely used telephony platform. As a natural evolution, the use of Asterisk in both Cloud and large premise based installations have come a long way. Technology for call center software is to some extent driven by the ‘assemble and build’ mode where various accessory technology element available in software form come together to deliver the final solution. Call center software depends on the underlying PBX technology and other technologies for web, database, SIP, and redundancy. Continue reading High Availability for Large Asterisk based contact centers
Load balancing in Asterisk can be an overloaded term. In some cases, it refers to spreading calls to multiple servers. In others, it refers to calls made outbound. There are other cases as well. The two cases mentioned are two that are not handled by Asterisk out of the box, and additional software may need to be introduced in order to handle them. In multi-server Asterisk call center installs, load balancing allows calls to be distributed more evenly which prevents overloading any particular server. Continue reading Load Balancing on Multiple Asterisk Servers
Cloud offering of call center software and infrastructure as a service, catering to on-demand growth, has greatly simplified the task of setting up a call center operation. Personal computer (PC) and adequate bandwidth are the minimum requirements to get started. Cloud service providers deploying Asterisk based contact centers around the world, take advantage of the language support and localization capabilities within Asterisk. Continue reading Language support and Localization for Asterisk based Multi-tenant Cloud Contact Centers
Asterisk is a mature new generation hybrid PBX that fulfills all the traditional PBX needs and satisfies all the VoIP requirements. Asterisk’s vast feature set has significant advantages over its peers. The pioneering work by the developer community has introduced Asterisk into all imaginable facets of communications over the last decade. Continue reading Growth of Asterisk in Contact Centers