[Zope-Annce] Fifth Fredericksburg, VA ZPUG Meeting: Asterisk and Python

Gary Poster gary at modernsongs.com
Mon Oct 10 11:57:48 EDT 2005

Please join us October 12, 7:30-9:00 PM, for the fifth meeting of the  
Fredericksburg, VA Zope and Python User Group ("ZPUG"). Learn about  
Python configuration of Asterisk, an open source VOIP! Free food!
Rob Page, Zope Corporation CEO and President, will present a  
technical session on Asterisk [1] installation, configuration and  
operation. A brief discussion of connections to the public telephone  
network and internet telephony providers will be presented.

Hadar Pedhazur, Zope Corporation Chairman of the Board, will present  
a technical session on call handling and processing using Python  
extensions to Asterisk.

We will also serve delicious fruit, cheese, and soft drinks.

We've had a nice group for all the meetings. Please come and bring  

We also are now members of the O'Reilly and Apress user group  
programs, which gives us nice book discounts (prices better than  
Amazon's, for instance) and the possibility of free review copies.  
Ask me about details at the meeting if you are interested.

General ZPUG information
When: second Wednesday of every month, 7:30-9:00.

Where: Zope Corporation offices. 513 Prince Edward Street;  
Fredericksburg, VA 22408 (tinyurl for map is http://tinyurl.com/duoab).

Parking: Zope Corporation parking lot; entrance on Prince Edward Street.

Topics: As desired (and offered) by participants, within the  
constraints of having to do with Python.

Contact: Gary Poster (gary at zope.com)

[1] From www.asterisk.org: Asterisk is a complete PBX in software. It  
runs on Linux, BSD and MacOSX and provides all of the features you  
would expect from a PBX and more. Asterisk does voice over IP in many  
protocols, and can interoperate with almost all standards-based  
telephony equipment using relatively inexpensive hardware.

Asterisk provides Voicemail services with Directory, Call  
Conferencing, Interactive Voice Response and Call Queuing. It has  
support for three-way calling, caller ID services, ADSI, SIP and H. 
323 (as both client and gateway). Check the Features section for a  
more complete list.

Asterisk needs no additional hardware for Voice over IP. For  
interconnection with digital and analog telephony equipment, Asterisk  
supports a number of hardware devices, most notably all of the  
hardware manufactured by Asterisk's sponsors, Digium™. Digium has  
single and quad span T1 and E1 interfaces for interconnection to PRI  
lines and channel banks as well as a single port FXO card and a one  
to four-port modular FXS and FXO card.

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