Choosing the right option for your next phone system?
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Digium is the creator and primary sponsor of the Asterisk project. Digium also makes and sells Switchvox, a turnkey IP PBX. We created this guide to answer some of the common questions that will help you choose the system that is right for your business.
  • Asterisk is an open source communications engine that transforms commodity computers into powerful communications servers. It is free, but requires programming expertise.

  • Switchvox is the Unified Communications solution built on Asterisk but has a GUI that is already designed for you.  It is an affordable IP PBX for small and midsize businesses.
We often are asked how to choose between these two solutions, so we created this helpful guide to explain the differences and help you decide!

This guide answers these types of questions about Asterisk and Switchvox phone systems:
  • What can I build with Asterisk?
  • How do I get started?
  • What type of Linux expertise do I need?
  • What features are available in Switchvox?
  • What is included in the Switchvox IP PBX system?
  • How will my phone system be supported?
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