What is Asterisk?
Asterisk is an open source framework for building communications applications. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a communications server. Asterisk powers IP PBX systems, VoIP gateways, conference servers and other custom solutions. It is used by small businesses, large businesses, call centers, carriers and government agencies, worldwide. Asterisk is free and open source and SofWerkz is your source for installation and implementation of a robust open source PBX system, similar to the largest fortune 500 companies, at a fraction of the cost. Written in PHP and with a MySQL database, SofWerkz is expertly positioned to support and customize your Asterisk installation.
Today, there are more than one million Asterisk-based communications systems in use, in more than 170 countries. Asterisk is used by almost the entire Fortune 1000 list of customers. Most often deployed by system integrators and developers, Asterisk can become the basis for a complete business phone system, or used to enhance or extend an existing system, or to bridge a gap between systems.