What is Asterisk?
Asterisk™ is Open Source software with which you could turn a normal PC into a VoIP PBX. By the installation of special ISDN cards or analog adaptors you can also connect ISDN and analog phones beside SIP-capable phones.
You find further information to Asterisk under:
xtelsio TAPI for Asterisk
The xtelsio TAPI driver for Asterisk™ supports i.a. Dial and hang up and signal incoming and outgoing calls including numbers to your TAPI application. This works for any number of devices on one or more Asterisk systems. You can initiate calls directly from within Microsoft Outlook®, ACT® or any other TAPI application. For snom phones, you can activate a direct control mode - this allows to initiate calls in hands-free mode and to accept incoming calls.
Dialing a phone number:If you dial a phone number from a TAPI application, your phone is called first and as soon as you pick up the destination number is dialed.
Optionally Supported Functions
Installation and Configuration
The TAPI driver can be installed on a Windows Server (also on a Terminal Server) or on every client computer.
The configuration of the TAPI driver is available via: [Control Panel > Phone and Modem Options > Advanced]; here the driver "xtelsio TAPI for Asterisk" should be to be seen after the installation.
Supported operating systems (32-bit and 64-bit): Windows 7/8/10, Vista, Windows Server 20xx.
The license model is graded in ten-license packs.
A ten-license pack entitles to control and monitor 10 different Asterisk TAPI devices (TAPI lines).
With a ten-license pack you may install the TAPI driver also on more than 10 Computers, as long as is guaranteed that a total of maximum 10 different TAPI-Lines are used. If you install the TAPI driver for 11 PC workplaces and two of it share a phone, then a ten-license may be enough.
Asterisk is a registered trademark of Digium Inc.