[Freeswitch-users] Hello, and stuff.

Ognjen Seslija oseslija at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 15:03:12 PDT 2009

I currently use FS for a managed PBX services for many companies. It's so
configurable and extensible, I don't think I would change it for anything. I
have Cisco CME and SCCP phones in my office all interconnected to FS doing
logic and thinking. I also have Asterisks as PSTN PRI gateways. FS does all
the job for me in the world, the other two are just used as protocol
gateways. I wouldn't change FS for anything else now, after a year and the
half of playing with it. I fully recommend it.


P.S: To be fair, the echo on the hw ec cards is not really Asterisk's fault.

On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 8:14 PM, Christensen Tom <paveraware at hotmail.com>wrote:

>  As a background, I ran an asterisk consulting company for about 3 years
> that I gave up on 2 years ago after repeatedly failing to achieve any sort
> of stability on any sort install over about 30 phones, I gave up.
> Maybe that was wrong, I am open to the possibility that I just didn't know
> enough and I was building things wrong, but I worked inside the asterisk
> code (which I feel is a hopeless mess), I implemented a few small custom
> features, anyway...
> I'm coming back into the VoIP space now, and I'm wondering what sort of
> issues can I expect in trying to pick up and learn freeswitch?  From what
> I've read on the website, it appears to have a much more sane architecture.
> I've used Cisco, Broadsoft, and asterisk in the past.  By far the least
> stable and worst general call quality was asterisk.  I constantly contended
> with strange call quality issues in asterisk, lots of echo (even with
> hardware echo cancellation cards), lots of jitter, lots of call break up
> (even on small systems with 10-20 users, using QoS on the network, and in
> general doing everything I could to prioritize voice over anything else).
> When I used Cisco call manager and broadsoft, the voice quality issues were
> basically non-existant, as long as the network was running QoS echo,
> stutter, calls breaking up, just didn't happen.  So, I guess my question is,
> does freeswitch show a marked improvement over asterisk in this department?
> As long as you configure QoS and have hardware echo cancellation does it
> actually work reliably?
> Thanks for any additional information about freeswitch you can provide as
> well.  I am a software developer primarily by trade, but I do lots of
> consulting type work in the SME space and I've had a couple projects thrown
> to me that require some integration with a phone system, and I just can't in
> good conscience recommend asterisk anymore.
> -Tom
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