FreePBX

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FreePBX
FreePBX
Developer(s) FreePBX Project
Stable release 2.11
Development status Active
Operating system Linux
Available in English, Bulgarian Chinese German French Hebrew Hungarian Italian Portuguese Portuguese (Brazil) Russian Swedish SpanishJapanese
License AGPL v3 and GPL v3
Website www.freepbx.org

FreePBX is an open source GUI (graphical user interface) that controls and manages Asterisk (PBX).[1] FreePBX is licensed under GPL.[2][3] FreePBX is a Registered Trademark of Schmooze Com Inc.

Installation[edit]

FreePBX can be installed manually or as part of a pre-configured Distro that include the system OS, Asterisk, FreePBX GUI and assorted dependencies:[4]

The following open source distributions include FreePBX:

Development[edit]

FreePBX made its debut in 2004 as the AMP project (Asterisk Management Portal), but changed to FreePBX since Asterisk is a registered trademark of the Digium corporation.

  • FreePBX 0.2 - Completed 2004-11-28-
  • FreePBX 0.4 - Completed 2005-01-27-
  • FreePBX 0.5 - Completed 2005-02-11 –
  • FreePBX 0.6 - Completed 2005-02-16 –
  • FreePBX 0.7- Completed 2005-03-29 –
  • FreePBX 0.8- Completed 2005-03-30 –
  • FreePBX 0.9- Completed 2005-04-13 –
  • FreePBX 1.0- Completed 2005-04-29 –
  • FreePBX 1.1- Completed 2005-06-03 –
  • FreePBX 1.2- Completed 2005-06-03 –
  • FreePBX 1.3- Completed 2005-07-01 –
  • FreePBX 1.5- Completed 2005- 08-19 –
  • FreePBX 2.0- Completed 2005-11-23 –
  • FreePBX 2.1 – Completed 2006-05-14 – Initital Build[5]
  • FreePBX 2.2 – Completed 2007-01-04 – Updated menu system, Voicemail Module, Call Screening and Blacklisting[6]
  • FreePBX 2.3 – Completed 2007-09-23 – Added Online Update System, Asterisk 1.4 support[7]
  • FreePBX 2.4 – Completed 2008-02-10 – Add Language Module, Update Queue Module[8]
  • FreePBX 2.5 – Completed 2008-09-20 – Update Inbound Routes, add Daynight/Time conditions, add support for Dahdi[9]
  • FreePBX 2.6 – Completed 2009-10-11 – add Extended Repository, Add support for Asterisk 1.6[10]
  • FreePBX 2.7 – Completed 2010-02-28 – add additional support for FAX service[11]
  • FreePBX 2.8 – Completed 2010-07-13 – Support for Asterisk 1.4 & 1.6, native DAHDI support, add Company Directory Module[12]
  • FreePBX 2.9 – Completed 2011-05-08 – Support for Asterisk 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, update to Module Administration and Multiple Language sound files, Endpoint Management[13]
  • FreePBX 2.10 – Completed 2012-02-29 – Support for Asterisk 1.6, 1.8. 1.10, Major update to Menu Structure.[14]
  • FreePBX 2.11 – Completed 2013-05-14- – Adds support for Asterisk 11, Destination popOvers, Module Admin Security Auditing, Chan Motif Module, WebRTC User Control Panel
  • FreePBX 12 – BETA Release 2014-06-23- – Adds support for Asterisk 12, New User Control Panel, Module Admin version control, PJSIP Support

Developers[edit]

Schmooze.Com, Incorporated logo

Schmooze Com, Inc. is a unified communications system provider out of Neenah, Wisconsin, which builds free and open-source software for communications. The company is the maintainer[clarification needed] of the official FreePBX distro. They estimate the distro has been downloaded 5 million times and deployed in 500,000 active PBX systems.[15][16]

Schmooze Com Inc. works with manufacturers to integrate PBX phones into the OSS FreePBX Distro. Manufacturers include Aastra, Algo, AND, Audiocodes, Cisco, Cyberdata, Digium, Grandstream, Mitel, Panasonic, Polycom, Sangoma, Snom, Xorcom, and Yealink.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Madsen, Leif; Jim Van Meggelen; Russell Bryant (2013). Asterisk: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition (4th ed.). O'Reilly Media. p. 800. ISBN 978-1-4493-3242-6. "FreePBX, the juggernaut of the Asterisk community. This interface (which is at the heart of many of the most popular Asterisk distributions, such as AsteriskNOW, Elastix, the FreePBX Distro, and PBX in a Flash), is unarguably a very large part of why Asterisk has been as successful as it has. With the FreePBX interface, you can configure and manage many aspects of an Asterisk system without touching a single configuration file. While we purists may like everyone to work only with the config files, we recognize that for many, learning Linux and editing these files by hand is simply not going to happen. For those folks, there is FreePBX, and it has our respect for the important contributions it has made to the success of Asterisk." 
  2. ^ "Chapter 25. Web Interfaces". Asteriskdocs.org. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  3. ^ Robar, Alex (2009). FreePBX 2.5. Packt Publishing. p. 292. ISBN 978-1-847194-72-5. 
  4. ^ Gomillion, David Merel, Barrie Dempster, David (2009). Asterisk 1.6 build feature-rich telephony systems with Asterisk. Birmingham, U.K.: Packt Pub. ISBN 9781847198631. "Making Asterisk Easy to Manage; CentOS; Preparation and installation; What is FreePBX?; FreePBX preparation and installation; FreePBX System Status Dashboard; Tools" 
  5. ^ "Milestone 2.1 - FreePBX - Trac". FreePBX. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  6. ^ "Milestone 2.2 - FreePBX - Trac". FreePBX. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  7. ^ "Milestone 2.3 - FreePBX - Trac". FreePBX. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  8. ^ "Milestone 2.4 - FreePBX - Trac". FreePBX. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  9. ^ "Milestone 2.5 - FreePBX - Trac". FreePBX. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  10. ^ "Milestone 2.6 - FreePBX - Trac". FreePBX. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  11. ^ "Milestone 2.7 - FreePBX - Trac". FreePBX. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  12. ^ "Milestone 2.8 - FreePBX - Trac". FreePBX. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  13. ^ "Milestone 2.9 - FreePBX - Trac". FreePBX. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  14. ^ "Milestone 2.10 - FreePBX - Trac". FreePBX. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  15. ^ Telephony features...; TMC.net
  16. ^ [1]
  17. ^ PR Web

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