Fonality Releases Asterisk-Based Application Platform Trixbox 2.0

Fonality released trixbox 2.0, a free, easy to use, open source telephony and application platform. The new version, available for immediate download, can be installed in less than 15 minutes, supports multiple languages and provides increased reliability and stability, flexible user customization, and support for a wide-range of hardware vendors.

The software also allows the community to upgrade individual deployment components versus having to reinstall from scratch with each upgrade. trixbox.org will also be hosting its first ever training Webinar entitled "Building An Open Source IP-PBX With trixbox 2.0" on January 30, 2007.

"The trixbox community said they wanted a super-reliable Asterisk deployment that removed all the headaches and that is what we strived to deliver in this release of trixbox 2.0." said Andrew Gillis, founder of trixbox and director of community development at Fonality.

"I always envisioned trixbox as a platform that would be both easy enough for people to quickly deploy and stable enough that they could stake their reputation on it. trixbox 2.0 is the realization of this vision."

Trixbox 2.0 comes with a new point-and-click package manager which lets installers, via simple clicks of their mouse, decide which applications they want to install with trixbox. The advantage of the package manager is two-fold: first, it let's installers choose how lean or rich of a deployment they need. Secondly, it informs the installer, over time, of any new updates to any packages within their trixbox installation as vendors release them.

trixbox 2.0 includes a host of packages, or applications, including Apache, a modified version of Asterisk, FreePBX, Flash Operator Panel, MySQL, phpMyAdmin and SugarCRM. In addition, the new release provides call detail reports, an endpoint manager, VoIP service provider wizards, deeper application integration with SugarCRM, drivers for Sangoma and Rhino voice cards and support for multiple languages including English, German, Portuguese and Spanish with more to come.

On January 30, 2007 Kerry Garrison, senior product manager for trixbox at Fonality and author of "TrixBox Made Easy," a step-by-step guide to installing and running your home and office VoIP system, will host the first trixbox.org Webinar, designed to deliver important information to IT managers and integrators who want to deploy trixbox 2.0 installations.

This 90-minute session will provide an overview of trixbox 2.0 and discuss what is included, system requirements, hardware and ITSP support, skills required for successful deployment, installation and configuration steps and additional resources available from trixbox.org.

"The new features in trixbox 2.0 make it the application standard for telephony-savvy businesses and integrators deploying open source IP telephony systems," said Garrison. "The upcoming Webinar will provide the most up-to-date and useful information about how to successfully implement trixbox 2.0 installations."

For more information, or to sign up for the trixbox Webinar or download trixbox 2.0 for free.