Yate (telephony engine)
|Stable release||5.0 / October 21, 2013|
|Type||Voice over Internet Protocol|
|License||GNU General Public License with linking exception|
Yate (Yet Another Telephony Engine) is a free and open source communications software with support for video, voice and instant messaging. It is an extensible, GPL licensed, telephony engine mainly focused on VoIP and PSTN. It is written in C++, having in mind a modular design, allowing the use of scripting languages like Perl, Python or PHP to create external functionalities.
The history of Yate dates back to 2004 when NullTeam, the company behind Yate, launched the official website. In 2005 Sangoma announced their support for Yate development on the Microsoft Windows platform. On May 4, 2011 sipgate announced that it had chosen the Yate project for its core infrastructure. As of January 2014 Yate released version 5.0.
- Core, where encapsulations for sockets, threads and others primitives can be found
- Message Engine, message related classes, used to exchange data between modules
- Telephony Engine, the telephony related classes
- Yate Modules, modules extending the functionality of Yate, not necessarily telephony related
A 2006 O'Reilly Emerging Telephony review shows the flexibility Yate offers via the external text protocol. This protocol is the way most of the features are exposed. Because of this, it is fairly easy to mix telephony related functions with text-based protocols like HTTP, SMTP or interface with a database via SQL. This makes it also easy to write the protocol in any programming language. Currently YAYPM is the most advanced connector library and uses Python with the Twisted framework for rapid development.
- "Yate license page". Retrieved 2011-11-30.
- "Yate official page". Retrieved 2011-11-29.
- "Yate server page". Retrieved 2012-04-16.
- "NullTeam official page". Retrieved 2012-04-16.
- "Sangoma Technologies supports development of Yate Project under Windows". Retrieved 2012-04-16.
- "Press release: sipgate chooses open source project Yate for core infrastructure". Retrieved 2012-04-16.
- "Yate". Retrieved 2014-01-10.
- "Yate architecture page". Retrieved 2012-04-16.
- Maciek Kaminski. "Fast Prototyping of Telephony Applications with YATE". Retrieved 2012-04-17.