Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Asterisk SCF, A New Open Source Telephony Project, Will Simplify Creation of Complex Communications Systems

Asterisk Scalable Communications Framework. Asterisk SCF
Digium, the asterisk company announced the Asterisk SCF, Asterisk Scalable Communications Framework at the Astricon 2010. Digium along with the Asterisk Open Source community will work together to provide real time communication solutions encompassing voice, video and text to accommodate today's needs of  always online community, business or otherwise.
The Asterisk SCF platform will support, as a part of its basic architecture, the full range of real-time IP communications, including video, multi-channel wideband and ultra-wideband audio, chat, desktop sharing and other media types that may arise in the future.
"The Asterisk community asked for easier ways to use Asterisk in larger and more complex applications, They want to make massive scalability and fault tolerance simple, they want rich APIs for developing applications, and they want performance that effectively utilizes modern systems and architectures. Rather than trying to 'grow' Asterisk to address these areas, Digium and a committee of Asterisk developers decided that a companion product would be the most effective approach, since it allowed us to consider the widest range of tools, platforms and architectures." said Mark Spencer, creator of Asterisk and Digium's founder and chief technology officer.
A version of Asterisk SCF for early adopters is now available at the Asterisk website ( The project will evolve aggressively during the next 12 months. Digium invites developers interested in contributing or wanting to learn more about Asterisk SCF to visit today.
The Asterisk community and the Digium also pointed out that this does not mean the Asterisk SCF is not a replacement for the Asterisk, the world's most widely used open source voice communications platform. Digium and the Asterisk community are committed to the continued development and support of Asterisk, the telecommunications software.  This commitment is emphasized by the recent announcement of the release of the next long-term support version of Asterisk, Asterisk 1.8 LTS.


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