Asterisk is an open source framework for building communications applications. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a communications server. Asterisk powers IP PBX systems, VoIP gateways, conference servers and other custom solutions. It is used by small businesses, large businesses, call centers, carriers and government agencies, worldwide. Asterisk is free and open source.
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Improved Video Conferencing Performance
Asterisk 16 builds upon the extensive video conferencing capabilities introduced in Asterisk 15 to provide a dramatically improved video experience for users. Asterisk now delivers superior video performance for all network conditions, which reduces the risk of frozen video frames and provides a world-class framework for creating cutting-edge video applications.
New Text-Based Data Capabilities
Support for Enhanced Messaging has been added to give developers the ability to build rich client applications with text-based data exchanges. Now, multi-party video conferencing client applications can share URLs, list conference participants, highlight talkers, and enable multi-party chat.
Improved Call Handling
Asterisk 16 has also undergone significant performance enhancements to better handle SIP calling by decreasing the system memory and CPU consumption required during high volume situations, most notably when utilizing the PJSIP channel driver.