Okay, so I’m not seeing much VON, but…
I’ve talked with the Voxilla Staff on the Videophone twice since the show has started. But from the spam I’ve gotten and the blogosphere, nobody’s really doing anything interesting. Which is just as well, because I got to find out about something VoIP related that wasn’t at VON.
Earlier this week, I was contacted by Diana cionoiu, one of the developers from the Yate project. Yate stands for “Yet Another Telephony Engine.” Yate is a Class 4 Soft Switch that runs on commodity PC hardware. It talks SIP, IAX, H.323, provides PC2Phone and Phone2PC functions (includes the PC client), and IVR functionality. Within the next couple of weeks, PBX functionality will be present.
I had a look at the product and it looks like a promising contender to Asterisk, particularly once the PBX functionality is ready. Even without the PBX functionality, I could probably use this to repalce my Asterisk server. But there’s a learning curve there, and quite simply “the time” to migrate over.
I’ll have more to say about Yate later when I’m not falling asleep. Yet another early day tomorrow.