Express Router by IronVoice

The Express Router™ by IronVoice® (a service provided by HeavyLogic®) is a hardened and optimized Debian 5 / Asterisk 1.4 based appliance that seamlessly "synchronizes" with central Asterisk servers to provide automated local call aggregating capabilities to remote sites.

The Express Router™ is built on a 1.6GHz Intel Atom embedded system by Quanmax and features 1.0GB of ram and a 32GB SSD drive.

Using a remote web service (created by installing a single, small php script on your central Asterisk 1.2, 1.4, or 1.6 based systems) the Express Router™ will automatically create a local configuration that completely honors the remote context's dialplan.

There is also a facility for local "features" based dialplans allowing calls that need to stay local (such as Call Monitoring, Call Pickup) will stay local to the router vs going upstream to the host system. The synchronization process is completely automated requiring only editing a list of remote contexts and the fqdn of the host server.

Call Groups are supported in an efficient mapping of local groups to a single SIP channel.

Includes replacement Call Group and Extension macros.

The Express Router™ isn't a proxy like OpenSER/OpenSIPS but rather an intelligent call router.

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Note(1): Call Queues are supported by creating members in the host system's queues.conf (or database equivilent) as the extensions on the Express Router, for example, SIP/805 on the host system becomes SIP/805@myexpressrouter.

Note(2): Call Groups are handled by mapping to a single extension on the express router (SIP/101@myexpressrouter) that is transparently mapped to a group of local phones during the synchronization process. Effectively, calling 10 phones connected to an Express Router will require only a single channel. Call Group Members can be local to the host system or scattered between multiple Express Routers and the macro handles the Dial() string creation very efficiently.

Note(3): Remote extensions are handled by the included dial macro by first checking to see if the peer exists and is online within it's context (requires qualify=yes). If not, the macro will call the remote extension of any online Express Routers automatically, works really well and allows for moving phones from site to site without having to update any configurations.

Note(4): VoiceMail can be replicated or just the Message Waiting Indicator can be forwarded to the local phones. This is achieved by simply creating 0 byte files of the msgXXXX.txt files, works great!

Note(5): Music on hold classes and files are synchronized as of version 1.0.2.
Created by: bkervaski, Last modification: Fri 04 of Dec, 2009 (05:26 UTC) by admin
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