is an open-source IP-PBX solution similiar to the open-source Asterisk solution, but unlike Asterisk which is primarily run on Linux, Yate was wrriten in C++ and therefore can be compiled to run both on Windows and Linux. I wrote about YATE in my Sangoma telephony cards article
, which is worth checking out. Today, Sangoma Technologies Corporation
(TSXV: STC), a leading provider of connectivity hardware and software products for VoIP, TDM voice, WANs and Internet infrastructure and the Null Team Company
, the primary developer of Yate, have released a stable native Windows-based version of the GPL-licensed Yate telephony project.
Yate has a powerful telephony engine which can be easily extended to include voice, video, data and instant messaging all unified under Yate's flexible routing engine.
“Most commercial IVR applications such as call centers are Windows-based. This open source initiative will free developers from reliance on hard-to- use, proprietary solutions based on expensive hardware,” says Sangoma Technologies President and CEO David Mandelstam. “Recognizing the inherent strengths of the Yate model, we have offered our technical and financial assistance to offer this project to the large market that is dominated by Windows. We expect to take a leadership role as we support the project for the developer community.”
“Yate plus Sangoma are a natural fit which allow integrators to build inexpensive, robust and flexible applications for telephony on the Windows platform,” adds Diana Cionoiu, Null Team CEO. “Since Yate supports widely-used VoIP protocols like H.323 and SIP, integrators can build IP call centers, IVRs or any other telephony applications using technologies available under Windows platform. Yate can be used with the new YateClient 1 and Mozilla Firefox embedded browser that allows integration with various databases.”