Asterisk Appliances

An Asterisk appliance is a computer with Asterisk installed or “embedded” along with an Asterisk GUI, and FXO and FXS ports. Generally, Asterisk appliances have smaller form factors than desktops or some server models, and are highly efficient at running an Asterisk PBX.

Asterisk appliances are useful for small businesses wanting a complete PBX that is efficient in size, performance speed, and energy usage. Asterisk appliances are less expensive than typical PBXs, ranging from $200-$1000.

Asterisk appliances can be custom-made or pre-built from proprietary sources, or a user can build their own. Because Asterisk can run on nearly any computer, there is a wide variety of choice when it comes to the individual components of an Asterisk appliance. For example, Asterisk can be configured, depending on the modules, for 32 or 64-bit architecture. Some Asterisk appliances can use netbook chipsets such as the Intel Atom for a smaller form factor.

When building an Asterisk appliance, compiling modules can restrict chipset and operating system. For example, the Astlinux project must use the uClibc compiler rather than the more common GCC compiler, which makes Astlinux incompatible with Digium’s G.729a codec.

Proprietary Asterisk appliances come in many forms and do not require the user to compile code. Rhino’s Ceros uses Intel Core i3, 160GB hard drive and 1GB RAM with whatever Asterisk distribution the user chooses. The Phonebochs Telephony Appliance from Rockbochs, on the other hand, uses Intel Core Duo Mobile and Trixbox.

Asterisk Appliance from Digium

Digium, Inc has its own product called Asterisk Appliance 50. The server is designed for small businesses (up to 20 users) and can function as a hybrid phone solution or complete VoIP PBX.

Other Proprietary Asterisk Appliances

  • Asterisk Pbx : AastraLink Pro 160 Pbx Appliance
  • Asterisk Small Business IP-Pbx : Grandstream UMC6102 Appliance
  • Atcom
  • beroNet: beroNet Telephony Appliance
  • Bicom Systems officeBOX M1000 is a solid state IP-PBX communications appliance that ensures a long operational life for small or home offices.
  • Bicom Systems officeBOX M2000 is a solid state IP-PBX communications appliance that ensures a long operational life for SMBs.
  • Bicom Systems vSWITCH is a complete service platform for today's modern telecom.
  • BroadTel iPBX-400: 4-port FXS/FXO IP PBX embedded with Asterisk, plz contact for OEM/ODM
  • dmlink : DMLINK Telephony Appliance
  • Fonality Reviews Reviews)): Trixbox Appliance
  • GoForOpen : Tiny and silent, low power appliance with full UC features. Running Elastix 4.0
  • Intuitive Technology : Evolution PBX Appliance - One of the most widely used Asterisk distributions available since 2005. Highly Mature, Highly Stable, Great Servive
  • Linksoft : low-power, high-performance IP-PBX appliance with redundant disks and industry-leading 30-month warranty, supporting up to 300 extensions and 180 concurrent calls.
  • Pika Technologies: Warp Appliance
  • PBXinaFlash: PBX in a Flash™ allows you to easily setup your own Linux PBX. You'll have a high-performance turnkey PBX that's easy to upgrade with dozens of add on scripts.
  • Rhino: Cero and Mini
  • Rockbochs: Phonebochs Telephony Appliance
  • VadaXchange PBX Appliance: Atom and Enterprise. Fully featured unified communications solution with contact centre capability, mobile extension feature and presence, integration into Microsoft and / or Google environments.
  • Voximal : The Voxibot suite integrate an Asterisk/FreePBX with the VoiceXML browser Voximal to create IVR services (with TextToSpeech and SpeechRecognition).
  • Yeastar
  • Xorcom
  • JS200-FX v2.0 Embedded VoIP PBX Asterisk Appliance. Two FXS, WiFi. Native Google Voice Support!
  • Zycoo Asterisk Appliance-P2: The completely development platform with opensource Debian or CentOS for powerful technical guys and integrators.
  • Zycoo Exclusive Distributor in Iran Zycoo Iran PartoDadeh
  • New Series Asterisk appliance CooVox-U20 CooVox-U50 CooVox-U100

Proprietary Servers for Custom/DIY Asterisk Appliances

  • CompuLab: fit-PC2
  • PC Engines
  • Soekris Engineering

See also

Created by: jarnold, Last modification: Tue 06 of Sep, 2016 (20:02 UTC) by borja
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