April 8, 2005

Mac based PBX

Lately I've been reading up on a facinating piece of software called Asterisk™ , an Open Source PBX (Private Branch Exchange), basically a system for running multiple phones/lines just like most decent sized companies have. And the thing that caught my attention is that it can run on the Mac without too much fuss.

Of course, to get the most use out of it you'd need an IP enabled phone, or a softphone application for your desktop, but regular phones and phone lines can be made to work too with some extra hardware to interface them. I'm seriously thinking about setting up such a system here at home. I'll post more about this when I've had a chance to play with it a bit more...

Posted by Jim at April 8, 2005 11:41 PM | TrackBack