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05 August 2010, 14:30

Elastix 2.0 communication server released

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Elastix Logo After more than two years of development and six release candidates, the Elastix developers have announced the release of version 2.0 of their open source unified communication server. Elastix is a software appliance that integrates a number of tools for Asterisk-based private branch exchanges (PBX) and packages them into an easy to use interface. Asterisk is an open source telephony system that powers, for example, PBX systems, Voice over IP (VoIP) gateways and conference servers.

Elastix 2.0 is based on the latest free CentOS 5.5 Red Hat clone and features a number of updates based on user feedback, including the ability to extend new functions using add-ons that allow the distribution to adapt to various requirements. The latest release includes a new system dashboard that monitors, for example, the overall state of the system, its performance, missed calls, news and emails. Other changes include updates to the Elastix Operator Panel, which allows for real-time management of calls and provides a snapshot of current activity, and Mail Module improvements, such as better integration of the Mailman mailing-list engine.

More details about the release can be found in the official release announcement and in the change log. Elastix 2.0 is available to download from SourceForge as an ISO image for 32 and 64-bit systems. Screen shots and a User Manual are also available. Elastix is developed by Ecuador-based PaloSanto Solutions and is licensed under the GPLv2.

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