Elastix® is an appliance software that integrates the best tools available for Asterisk-based PBXs into a single, easy-to-use interface. It also adds its own set of utilities and allows for the creation of third party modules to make it the best software package available for open source telephony.
The goals of Elastix® are reliability, modularity and ease-of-use. These characteristics added to the strong reporting capabilities make it the best choice for implementing an Asterisk-based PBX.
The core PBX components Asterisk and a web-based open source GUI (graphical user interface) that controls and manages Asterisk are pre-installed, along with additional software including Hylafax, vTigerCRM, A2Billing, User management, custom CDR reporting tools, and much more...
The base Elastix® 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 Elastix® 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 Elastix® 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 Elastix® 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.