Allison Smith, "The Voice of Asterisk" joins this week's Asterisk Live show for a live interview from ITEXPO in Miami. Allison is a professional voice actor who provides voice audio prompts for business IVRs and menus. Because Allison recorded the default prompts that come with Asterisk she is able to provide custom prompts that match, giving a professional sound when customers call in to a business.
Allison speaks about her experience with Astricon having been a member of the community for many years along with what it was like to attend the very first Astricon. In 2014, Asterisk is a professional enterprise-grade solution for businesses around the world and Allison shares how she has seen the community change over the years. With the release of Asterisk 12 and the Asterisk REST Interface a new excitement has infused the community.
Tony Lewis, CEO of Schmooze Com, joins the Asterisk Live show live from the show floor of ITEXPO in Miami to talk about the latest happenings with the FreePBX project. The recent release of FreePBX 12 Alpha incorporates the latest functionality exposed in Asterisk 12. Additionally, Tony discusses the new High Availability (HA) commercial module now available for the FreePBX distro.
Asterisk Developer and Community member Michael Young joins the Asterisk Live call to share his experiences using Asterisk. Michael discusses his roles as both an Asterisk user and Asterisk developer. For Michael, Asterisk provided a low cost and flexible solution. Eventually he moved into the role as an open source Asterisk developer, adding functionality and fixing bugs in the code base.