Jim Van Meggelen

Toronto, Ontario

Asterisk and enterprise telecom

Areas of Expertise:

  • Asterisk
  • VoIP
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training

Jim Van Meggelen is a founding partner of Core Telecom Innovations, a Canadian-based provider of open-source telephony solutions. He has over twenty years of enterprise telecom experience, for such companies as Nortel, Williams and Telus, and has has extensive knowledge of both legacy and VoIP equipment from manufacturers such as Nortel, Cisco and Avaya.

Jim was the architect of two of the world's largest managed enterprise voice networks; each solution serving roughly twenty-thousand users in more than one-thousand communities across Canada, providing telecommunications in five different languages, through six time zones, administered completely from a central location. These networks pioneered the use of extensive automation and database control in a branch voice network - functionalities not generally available in proprietary telecommunications systems. Jim has now moved on from the world of proprietary telecom, and is commited to open-source telephony.

Jim is one of the principal contributors to the Asterisk Documentation Project, and is co-author of the bestselling O'Reilly book, Asterisk: The Future of Telephony. He enjoys teaching, public speaking, improvisational acting, and writing.

Jim lives in Toronto.

Asterisk: The Definitive Guide Asterisk: The Definitive Guide
by Jim Van Meggelen , Leif Madsen , Russell Bryant
Third Edition April 2011
Print: $54.99
Ebook: $43.99

Asterisk: The Future of Telephony Asterisk: The Future of Telephony
by Jim Van Meggelen , Jared Smith , Leif Madsen
Second Edition August 2007
Ebook: $35.99

Asterisk: The Future of Telephony Asterisk: The Future of Telephony
by Jared Smith , Jim Van Meggelen , Leif Madsen
September 2005

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