A Proposal for Solving the Caller ID Problem
Publish Date: Oct. 18, 2006
There is growing concern over the interaction of VoIP systems with the legacy PSTN, and the accuracy of caller identity data. The proposed Truth In Caller ID Act is a legislative attempt to deal with this issue. John Todd suggests an alternate plan for an industry consortium to ward off unwanted and potentially stifling laws.
VoIP and POTS Integration with Asterisk
Publish Date: Jan. 22, 2004
Learn how to configure an Asterisk system so that it can receive calls from other SIP clients and interoperate with both analog and VoIP telephony services.
VoIP Regulation in America: A View from the Trenches
Publish Date: Nov. 21, 2003
VoIP is undergoing incredible growth right now, and in the next year there will likely be dozens of firms offering what only a few offer today, as far as VoIP-to-PSTN delivery. The regulatory environment is stable at the moment, but far from certain. In this op-ed piece, John Todd discusses why he believes regulatory stances need to be established now, while the industry is still small, and why old ideas of technology need to be removed from regulatory wording. Weigh in with your thoughts at the end of the article.
Asterisk: A Bare-Bones VoIP Example
Publish Date: Jul. 3, 2003
Asterisk is both an open source toolkit for telephony applications and a full-featured PBX application. Learn how to configure a simple telephone system with Asterisk in this tutorial.
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