Telephony Fraud – Still going strong
Who would believe, in the age of Skype, Whatsapp and Facebook – telephony fraud, one of the most lucrative and cleanest form of theft – is still going strong. Applications of the social nature are believed to be harming the world wide carrier market – and carrier are surely complaining to regulators – and for […]
Federating Asterisk – truth or myth?
During this years’ Asterisk Developers’ Conference, one of the subjects I’ve raised an issue for Asterisk is: “Federating Multiple Asterisk Instances”. Now, for the seasoned Asterisk user/developer, the answer would be simple – use Kamailio/OpenSIPS for that scalability, and use Asterisk as a Media Gateway or application server.
Stanley is gone – Welcome PHPARI
In my previous post I’ve announced the bootstrapping of a new PHP project, called “Project Stanley”. Project Stanley was an attempt at creating a Asterisk ARI developer kit, based upon the PHP programming language (yes, I call it a programming language).
Mobile VoIP OTT is Dead! – Long Live Mobile VoIP OTT!
What do the following have in common: Skype, Viber, Whatsapp, Line2, Tango and Kakao? Yes, there are all OTT apps for your mobile phone that enable you to communicate with your peers. Skype, Viber, Line2, Tango and Kakao actually enable you to call one another. Each one dominates a section of the world, where Kakao and Line2 are dominant in the far east, Viber dominates Japan and Eastern Europe and Skype kind’a says: “Look at me bit**es, I’m all of you combined”.
Asterisk 3rd Party API – and their importance
As some of may know, I spend most of my time working as an Asterisk Developer and Consultant in my own company – called Greenfield Technologies Ltd. – named GreenfieldTech for short. Since the day I started my company I knew a few facts and truths: GreenfieldTech starts as a one man operation – thus, spending […]
Thoughts of virtualization – Part III
Ok, it’s been almost 24 hours since I started my serious playing around with Amazon EC2, and I can honestly say that I’m tired – however, I’m very pleased with my results. Like any other experiment, this one started with a requirement. The requirement was to install and operate one of the dialer frameworks I’ve […]
Dialers – Myth or Truth?
Over the past 12 months, I’ve been heavily involved in the development of high-speed dialers. While many companies published a prolific number of automatic dialers (power, predictive, broadcast) – none of these companies ever announced there top speed dialing capability. An so I ask myself: “What is the reason not to release these numbers publicly?” […]
Apache vs. Lighttpd (AKA: Lighty)
For a while now I’ve been toying around with the idea of utilizing Lighttpd for various web based applications. One of these application is my Automatic Dialer framework, also known as the GTD-API. The main issue with the GTD-API (besides that it is highly reliant on a MySQL database), is the fact that all requests […]
The world’s fastest Asterisk based Dialer
As most of you already know, I’m heavily involved within the Asterisk Open PBX project. Over the course of the past 5 years of my dealing with Asterisk, Asterisk had always suffered a serious flaw, and that is, a single-threaded Manager interface – which usually led to serious dead-locks when writing a multi-threaded server that […]