Friday, October 24, 2014

TrixBox Alternatives.

Fine product as it was, Trixbox CE was killed by Fonality in 2012. If you are still clinging on to TrixBox, there are plenty of alternatives that are even better and keep you secure through timely updates and support,
Here are some of those (the list is organic and we will update is as necessory);

Freepbx-snapvoip FreePBX GUI and Distro

The FreePBX project has been around for a very long time and we have written a whole lot about FreePBX. FreePBX is one of the most widely used management tool for Asterisk deployments. But it has much more to offer than just a management tool, the distro ISO comes with all the tools you need to run a super duper telephony system. The Distro is based on CentOS and you can select either 32bit or 64bit befitting your needs. Download from here.

AsteriskNOW IP PBX

AsteriskNOW is another fast and easy way to  way to get started Asterisk installed and start building custom telephony solutions or simply use as a telephony solution. We have been fans of AsteriskNow for a long while. Like FreePBX, you will have to download the .iso file, burn it to a CD, drop it into the CD or DVD drive on the target computer to build a complete Asterisk telephony solution. The installation will provide you with,  complete Linux distribution, CentOS again, Asterisk, the DAHDi driver framework, an administrative GUI (Thanks to FreePBX project above), the MySQL database, the Apache web server and a wide variety of development tools and components. Just like FreePBX, you can download 32bit or 64bit versions of AsteriskNOW.

elastix logo


Elastix is a fine open source VoIP IP Telephony software package which brings together best-in-class tools for the task into a single, easy-to-use interface. Elastix a prominent IP Telephony distribution that is growing everyday. It has been translated into dozens of languages, and carries extensible modules and advanced features. Elastix is available to download from Elastix download site and it is also available for Raspberry PI with the moniker uElastix.


PBX in a Flash

Yes it used to mean on a flash drive but I am happy to say now I am referring 'FLASH' to the speed, in implementing a telephony solution based on Asterisk. An amazingly versatile turnkey PBX is based on the latest versions of popular Linux distribution, CentOS and your choice of Asterisk 1.4 or 1.6 with FreePBX, a Linux firewall, and Fail2Ban provides enhanced security.


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