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22 October 2010, 14:49

Asterisk 1.8 released with Google Voice and SIP channel IPv6 support

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Digium has released version 1.8.0 of Asterisk, the popular free and open source software development platform for IP PBX systems, VoIP gateways, conference servers and more. This is a Long Term Support (LTS) release – LTS versions are supported for four years. The previous LTS release was version 1.4.

New features in Asterisk 1.8 include IPv6 Support in the SIP channel driver, Google Talk and Google Voice support, calendar integration (Microsoft Exchange, CalDav and iCalendar), signal processing for improved call quality, multicast RTP paging and high-res timestamp for call tracking. The latest version also has additional codec support, voice pitch change to improve intelligibility and PacketCable NCS 1.0 support allowing the creation of further business services.

More information is available in the release announcement. Asterisk 1.8 is available to download from the project's site and is licensed under version 2 of the GNU General Public Licence (GPLv2).

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