AsteriskNOW™ is an IP-PBX distribution maintain by Digium that includes Asterisk and an open-source, free PBX webGUI. Via standard package management tools, various other Asterisk/Digium related software addons can be installed, including the g729 codec, et.al. Package management is via the standard RHEL / CentOS 'yum' command.
The core PBX components Asterisk and an open-source, free PBX web-based control panel are pre-installed. Fail2ban, iSymphony, and other free PBX supporting software are bundled. Additional software, including the Flash Operator Panel (FOP2), A2Billing, etc. can be installed for additional PBX features.
The base AsteriskNow VPS plan is conservatively rated for up to around 10 concurrent calls. This value can vary widely depending on transcoding of media streams (ie. g729 to ulaw), simultaneously running applications in the virtual server, local on-site bandwidth capacity where extensions are located, etc.
If higher call capacity is required, the number of CPU cores can be adjusted accordingly. The following chart shows approximate call capacity for the various CPU core allocations:
Our VPS hosting environment is built with AsteriskNow and Asterisk in mind.
Each host server is complemented with the necessary Dahdi device nodes to support the operation of Music-on-hold (MOH) and conferencing (Meetme).
Our hosted AsteriskNow VPS is an IP-PBX platform solution. This means you will have to supply your own ITSP (ie. VOIP carrier), there is no direct connection to the PSTN. Any provider that supports connectivity with Asterisk will work fine, including Asterisk supported codecs and protocols.
Need a ITSP / VOIP carrier? Below are some popular carriers used by many of our existing clients:
Per-incident administrative and consultation support services related to any hosted AsteriskNow VPS plan within our network are also available. The current billable support rate is $100/Hr, billed in 15-minute increments. Some software installations are based on a fixed rate schedule, see our software page for more details.