Asterisk 1.2 Released

by Brian McConnell

Asterisk 1.2 is now available for download. This is the second major release of Digium's open source PBX and telephony platform since the 1.0 release in September 2004.

The latest release includes over 3,000 bugfixes and upgrades, including:

  • Significant upgrades to the core architecture to improve system performance and scalability

  • Support for DUNDI (distributed universal number discovery)

  • Dialplan enhancements

  • Improved external application interface (for building custom IVR and switching apps

  • VoIP and ISDN protocol enhancements and improved interoperability

  • Improved support for load balancing

  • Upgraded music on hold with support for many different sound and stream formats