The FreePBX Distro is a freeware unified communications software system that consists of a graphical user interface (GUI) for configuring, controlling, and managing Asterisk PBX software. The FreePBX Distro includes packages that offer VoIP, PBX, Fax, IVR, voice-mail and email functions.
Support for telephony hardware
FreePBX made its debut in 2004 as the AMP project (Asterisk Management Portal). The FreePBX Distro was released in 2011 as an All-In-One solution for building a PBX using Asterisk, CentOS and FreePBX.
FreePBX has over 1 million active production PBXs and over 20,000 new systems added each month. Supported PBX phone manufacturers include Aastra Technologies, Algo, AND, Audiocodes, Cisco Systems, Cyberdata, Digium, Grandstream, Mitel, Panasonic, Polycom, Sangoma, Snom, Xorcom and Yealink.
The version numbering system summarizes the versions of core components of the FreePBX Distro. As an example, the FreePBX Distro 2.210.62-1 version string has the following components. The first number (2) represents the major track number. This second number (210) refers to FreePBX 2.10 GUI. The third number (62) refers to CentOS 6.2, and the final number (1) is used as the minor release revision of this major track number.
The latest stable release is FreePBX Distro Stable SNG7-PBX-64bit-2002 based on these main components:
- FreePBX 15
- CentOS 7.6
- Asterisk 13 or 16
Shell update scripts for each major release track are available on wiki.freepbx.org.
- "FreePBX Distro SNG7 - PBX Platforms - Documentation". wiki.freepbx.org. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
FreePBX Distro 7 is the recommended environment for FreePBX 14.
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