Feature-Rich IP PBX Created From Free Software
David Navarro - Graduate, Information Technology and Management
Carol Davids - Alva C. Todd Professor, Information Technology and Management
Create an IP PBX (Internet Protocol Private Branch Exchange) using freely available software packages. Demonstrate the ability to associate a customized set of telecommunications features with the PBX.
The product is a VoIP application that enables conference calls. The user indicates which people are required for a conference call and the application finds the prospective participants and launches the call.
The student used Asterisk PBX software, which provides a complete PBX in software as well as a VoIP toolkit, which enables the developer to translate PBX features and functions to an IP infrastructure using a selection of VoIP protocols. This software is available as a free internet download.
This project was described by Professor Davids at SuperComm 2005 on June 7, 2005. It was presented and demonstrated by its student developer at the VoIP Student Colloquium organized jointly by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communication Society Chicago Chapter and IIT?s Rice Campus on June 21, 2005, as part of an IEEE student colloquium.