Star2Billing are pleased to announce the release of CDR-Stats 1.3. CDR-stats is a replacement for Asterisk-Stats, first released over eight years ago by Areski, The Author of CDR-Stats. Anyone who has used the Call Data Reports in FreePBX will be familiar with Asterisk-Stats as this forms the core of CDR reporting in FreePBX.
CDR-Stats allows reports to be generated in different formats over varying time periods with filters and graphs to compare periods of traffic.
Version 1.3 of CDR-Stats includes a number of enhancements such as providing ACL access to CDR so that users can be controlled in what they are allowed to see. There is more information, screen prints and instructions at http://www.cdr-stats.org
Many of the FreePBX aggregations do not implement ACL access, so if a PBX administrator wants to give access to users to inspect the PBX CDR, then access to the whole PBX is unavoidable, therefore installing CDR-Stats alongside an existing system will allow users to analyse their CDR without compromising the rest of the configuration.
[posted on venturevoip.com] I was one of those people who thought the Asterisk-GUI project was more dead than alive, and one of the reasons that made me suspect it was the jump in the distribution AsteriskNOW Digium Asterisk-GUI to FreePBX, and lack of activity when publishing new versions of the web manager for Asterisk.
Today I find with surprise that not only still alive, if not they just release a "candidate" with a large number of innovations to further improve its stability and adding support for Asterisk 1.6 and Asterisk 1.8 (remember that was Asterisk GUI Asterisk oriented 1.4/1.6).
* Compatible with Asterisk 1.6.x and 1.8
* New option to record MeetMe conferences
* 14459 – AddQueueMember support
The Asterisk Development Team has announced the release of Asterisk 1.8.4. This release is available for immediate download at http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/
The release of Asterisk 1.8.4 resolves several issues reported by the community.
Without your help this release would not have been possible. Thank you!
Below is a sample of the issues resolved in this release:
The Asterisk Development Team has announced security releases for Asterisk branches 1.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, and 1.8. The available security releases are released as versions 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199.3, and 188.8.131.52.
These releases are available for immediate download at http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/releases
The releases of Asterisk 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168.3, and 22.214.171.124 resolve two
* File Descriptor Resource Exhaustion (AST-2011-005)
* Asterisk Manager User Shell Access (AST-2011-006)
The issues and resolutions are described in the AST-2011-005 and AST-2011-006 security advisories.
PaloSanto Solutions announces the launch of the first public specs of the ECCP protocol (Elastix Call Center Protocol). This is version 1.0-alpha and works from the "callcenter" version 2.0.0-13 addon onwards.
This protocol provides a communications API available through a TCP port, which allows 'client' applications to be able to establish a communication with the Elastix 's predictive dialer. This will also allow third party developers to create their own agent consoles or other kind of client applications.
The ECCP is a text protocol based on XML and specialized for call centers. The goal is to allow 'client' applications use this protocol as the only protocol, avoiding the use of other technologies such as Web services or AMI (Asterisk Manager Interface).