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Asterisk – OpenSource VoIP Telephony Software with countless options

pascom is a leading European VoIP phone system and IP telephony solutions provider. Based on Asterisk, the IP communications platform offered by pascom provides their customers with a tailor-made business telephony solution. Thanks to an internally developed, proprietary Admin User Interface, pascom solutions offer more than just telecommunication tools. Businesses of all sizes utilising VoIP telephony are able to benefit from access to a complete communications platform.

Through the OpenSource software Asterisk, pascom are able to integrate diverse platforms into one system. In ensuring that the system offers the complete Business Communication solution, all the essential UCC (Unified Communication and Collaboration) tools are included within the offering. Asterisk is distributed under the GNU General Public License version 2.

Development of Asterisk OpenStandards Software

Developed in 1999, the OpenSource software is the creation of Mark Spencer. Operated with Linux, the software consists of four core modules. The PBX core switching model for in- and outbound calls plus the implementation of the differing technologies from VoIP to hardware. Voice channels and various applications are managed by the Schedule and I/O Manager. Phone ringing or call forwarding functions are controlled using the Application Manager Module.

In addition, Asterisk controls all protocols such as ISDN, SIP, GSM or IACX2. The OpenSource software offers a massive range of functions accross all protocols and is therefore a highly flexible future proof solution for nearly every telephony infrastructure. A particular strength of Asterisk systems is that VoIP endpoints can be connected without requiring specialised hardware. pascom’s specifically developed admininstrations User Interface, which is based on Asterisk, leaves nothing to be desired.

Asterisk VoIP PBX Functions

Through its extensive functionality, the free Asterisk software achieves a high compatibility and provides businesses with an extremely flexible phone system solution, making Asterisk-based phone system software solutions suitable for small medium businesses as well as large multi-national organisations. This, in turn, offers real added value in terms of reducing the need and expense of replacing existing IP endpoints when changing your phone system. The Asterisk OpenSource VoIP PBX software comes with all expected features that you have become accustomed to and offer all the same functionality of traditional analog ISDN telephone systems, meaning that by choosing to use an Asterisk-based phone system, you will be able to benefit from the following features and much more:

Conference Calls


Call Forwarding

Call Queues

Call Recordings


How switching to pascom upgrades your business communications

With the pascom VoIP phone system, your business will benefit from an all-in-one business phone system solution that consolidates all your business communication channels into one platform. With the pascom mobile VoIP apps for Android and iOS, you can access all your must have telephony and collaboration tools from anywhere ensuring that you and your team stay connected, productive and will never miss a call again.

  • Work from anywhere
  • Simple setup and management
  • Cloud Unified Communications
  • Android/iOS mobile VoIP apps
  • Video conferencing & web meetings
  • Advanced Call & Contact centre
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How Secure is Asterisk VoIP PBX Software?

In order to prevent phone system abuse / unauthorised access by hackers and data thieves, the free Asterisk OpenSource software includes stringent security options which are regularly tested, maintained and updated. With Asterisk, it is possible to flexibly allow or disallow access to system extensions. This allows you to connect only endpoints with the corresponding permitted IP addresses. Undesired connections can also be blocked in advance. Your chosen Asterisk software version is also worth considering and it is recommended to use the most current version.

Our tip: strong passwords! pascom have been installing VoIP software solutions for over 15 years and are very aware of any potential vulnerabilities. Should you have any security questions or any issues arise, the pascom support team will be more than happy to advise and help you.

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