CHICAGO, June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FreeSWITCH, an open source soft-switch and media platform, has released version 1.6.9 earlier this month. The latest version of the software provides all the functionality of a central telephone system as well as modern WebRTC features to make communication possible with popular web browsers like Chrome, FireFox and Microsoft Edge.
"FreeSWITCH bridges the gap between the legacy telecommunications industry and the media-rich real-time audio/video generation," said Anthony Minessale, Author of FreeSWITCH and President of FreeSWITCH Solutions LLC.
The open-source software project was founded in 2006 and was used by telecommunications companies to consolidate and route massive amounts of Voice over IP traffic between consumer locations and large datacenters with dense access to the public telephone network. It runs on most modern operating systems like Windows, Mac and Linux and other UNIX variants.
"Today it can still solve those original problems but also provides a blank canvas for developing products and services that rely on streaming audio and/or video," Minessale added.
The full-featured Video Conferencing system in FreeSWITCH can be used to mix stereo audio and display video images from many participants into one and the layouts can be adjusted on-the-fly. At the same time, callers on a traditional land-line can join the call with audio-only.
"It goes way beyond phone calls," commented Brian West, Co-founder of the project. "We started out focused on phone calls but today we are doing things we never imagined would be possible."
The FreeSWITCH software developers actually use their own creation as a means to interact and collaborate on running the project. Every Wednesday they broadcast a live show on You Tube directly from the latest version of FreeSWITCH to test functionality. https://youtube.com/freeswitch
The latest version of FreeSWITCH is freely available at https://freeswitch.org
The entire FreeSWITCH team will also be presenting at the upcoming ClueCon developers conference in Chicago August 8th-11th 2016. https://cluecon.com
FreeSWITCH is a scalable open source cross-platform telephony platform designed to route and interconnect popular communication protocols using audio, video, text or any other form of media. FreeSWITCH supports various communication technologies such as SIP, H.323 and WebRTC. FreeSWITCH supports many advanced SIP features such as presence/BLF/SLA as well as TCP TLS and sRTP. It also can be used as a transparent proxy with and without media in the path to act as a SBC (session border controller) and proxy T.38 and other end-to-end protocols. FreeSWITCH supports both wide and narrow band codecs making it an ideal solution to bridge legacy devices to the future. The voice channels and the conference bridge module all can operate at 8, 12, 16, 24, 32 or 48 kilohertz in mono or stereo and can bridge channels of different rates. FreeSWITCH builds natively and runs standalone on several operating systems including Windows, Max OS X, Linux, BSD and Solaris on both 32 and 64 bit platforms. FreeSWITCH supports FAX, both over audio and T.38, and can gateway between the two.
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SOURCE FreeSWITCH Solutions LLC