Cirrus Tech Tackling the VoIP Market by Including Asterisk Software in Linux VPS Plans

Toronto, ON – November 28, 2007 Cirrus Tech, a leading provider of web hosting services in Canada, teams up with Group 3 Corp, a VoIP service provider, to provide web hosting solutions that support the Asterisk VoIP software (Version 1.4).

According to Ali Mirdamadi, Product Director at Cirrus Tech, there are only a few web hosting companies out there that provide web hosting solutions which incorporate Asterisk VoIP software – a leading application used as a telephone engine and tool kit.  Asterisk is an open source implementation of a telephone private branch exchange (PBX) which allows a number of attached telephones to make calls to one another, and to connect to other telephone services including the public switched telephone network (PSTN).

Furthermore, through the strong relationship established between Cirrus Tech and its customers – and the deep understanding that Cirrus has attained of its clients’ needs – it was found that many of Cirrus Tech’s small business and corporate clients require a hosting solution that simultaneously deals with the web hosting and telecommunication needs of their company.

Together Cirrus Tech. and Group 3 Corp. have defined a suitable platform, namely the Linux Virtual Private Servers (VPS), which includes Asterisk and other tools such as FreePBX, and TrixBox that enhance the functionalities of Asterisk. The good news doesn’t stop here, as Cirrus Tech’s new solution includes Asterisk and any type of support required to enable this communication software – free of charge.   Just to name a few of Asterisk’s capabilities, below is a list of some of the ways in which it can be applied:

  • Asterisk as a Switch (PBX)
    Asterisk can be configured as the core of an IP or hybrid PBX, switching calls, managing routes, enabling features, and connecting callers with the outside world over IP, analog (POTS), and digital (T1/E1) connections
  • Asterisk as a Gateway
    It can also be built out as the heart of a media gateway, bridging the legacy PSTN to the expanding world of IP telephony.
  • Asterisk as feature/media center
    Need an IVR? How about a conference bridge? How about a replacement for your aging legacy voicemail system? All of these features can be provided by Asterisk
  • Asterisk in the Call Center
    Asterisk has been adopted by call centers around the world based on its flexibility. Call center and contact center developers have built complete ACD systems based on Asterisk. 
  • Asterisk as a Network
    Internet Telephony Service Providers (ITSPs), competitive local exchange carriers (CLECS) and even first-tier incumbents have discovered the power of open source communications with Asterisk.

Asterisk supports the following IP protocols: SIP, MGCP, H.323

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About Cirrus Tech Ltd

Cirrus Tech Ltd. has been actively promoting its services to the hosting industry since 1999. The company has focused on 24/7 tech support, value added services and a cooperative attitude towards all its clients. Cirrus is now one of Canada’s largest Web Hosting companies and is a leading provider of comprehensive Internet services. Cirrus provides locally based sales and engineering support for its Internet services in Toronto, Canada, and offers Web hosting services to customers in many countries.