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WAN card vendor launches developer community

Aug 13, 2008 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Sangoma, which makes telephone network add-in cards supported under Linux, has launched a developer network for the open source community. Sangoma's Developer Network will serve as a platform for open source VoIP developers, connecting them with potential clients and employers, says the company.

(Click for larger view of the Sangoma A500 S/T BRI Interface Card)

The Sangoma Developer Network provides selected developers with a unique URL to contain their profiles, says the company. Developers will be able to regularly access their information to make updates, conduct searches, and showcase work for clients, says the company.

Sangoma makes a variety of wide-area networking (WAN) expansion cards that connect voice and data routers to telephony lines of various kinds. Linux drivers appear to be available for all their cards, which are commonly used with open-source PBXs (private branch exchanges) and telephony servers such as Asterisk.

A fairly recent example is Sancoma's Linux-compatible A500 S/T BRI Interface Card (pictured above). The board offers expansion from two to 24 BRI (basic rate interface) ports, and is designed to support Asterisk, Yate, FreeSwitch, CallWeaver, PBX/IVR projects, and other open source and proprietary PBX, Switch, IVR, or VoIP gateway applications. The A500 is said to come with a single PCI or PCI Express slot that can host a BRI connection for up to 24 ports with synchronous clocking for all channels. It also offers optional “Octasic” hardware echo cancellation.

Stated Nenad Corbic, Sangoma's Chief Software Engineer, “We feel it is important to provide open source developers with a platform to showcase their new and innovative applications, to help them cultivate beneficial business relationships.”


The Sangoma Developers Network is up and running, says the company, and available here. Developers who have not yet worked with Sangoma, but are interested in joining, can apply online, here.

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