This is the first of our 10-series blog in the subject of Asterisk vs. Switchvox phone systems. Subscribe to our blog to receive an email notification for each one in the series.
Asterisk vs. Switchvox
If you have been around business phone systems very long, you have certainly heard talk of Asterisk. It’s certainly with good reason that people are talking! Asterisk has been revolutionary for developers in the telecom industry. Inevitably, when talking about Asterisk, you have probably also heard talk of Switchvox. This also carries a reputation of dependability and ease for the user and is a product regarded very highly in the telecom world.
When talking about the two, it can get a bit confusing. What is a Digium Asterisk System? What is a Digium Switchvox System? Are they the same thing? Let’s face those questions here and bring clarity to these two respected systems.
For the purposes of this blog series, we will look at both Asterisk and Digium Switchvox. But before doing that, let’s first define the main difference of the two products.
An Overview of the Primary Differences
Asterisk is a communications engine that transforms commodity computers into powerful communications servers. Asterisk is free and open source PBX software. Digium is the creator and primary sponsor of the Asterisk project. Switchvox, based on Asterisk, is a full-featured, unified communications (UC) business phone system, and is designed for small to mid-sized businesses.