Please join us October 12, 7:30-9:00 PM, for the fifth meeting of the Fredericksburg, VA Zope and Python User Group ("ZPUG"). Learn about Python configuration of Asterisk, an open source VOIP! Free food! Rob Page, Zope Corporation CEO and President, will present a technical session on Asterisk  installation, configuration and operation. A brief discussion of connections to the public telephone network and internet telephony providers will be presented.
Hadar Pedhazur, Zope Corporation Chairman of the Board, will present a technical session on call handling and processing using Python extensions to Asterisk.
We will also serve delicious fruit, cheese, and soft drinks.
We've had a nice group for all the meetings. Please come and bring friends!
We also are now members of the O'Reilly and Apress user group programs, which gives us nice book discounts (prices better than Amazon's, for instance) and the possibility of free review copies. Ask me about details at the meeting if you are interested.
General ZPUG information When: second Wednesday of every month, 7:30-9:00.
Where: Zope Corporation offices. 513 Prince Edward Street; Fredericksburg, VA 22408 (tinyurl for map is http://tinyurl.com/duoab).
Parking: Zope Corporation parking lot; entrance on Prince Edward Street.
Topics: As desired (and offered) by participants, within the constraints of having to do with Python.
Contact: Gary Poster (firstname.lastname@example.org)
 From www.asterisk.org: Asterisk is a complete PBX in software. It runs on Linux, BSD and MacOSX and provides all of the features you would expect from a PBX and more. Asterisk does voice over IP in many protocols, and can interoperate with almost all standards-based telephony equipment using relatively inexpensive hardware.
Asterisk provides Voicemail services with Directory, Call Conferencing, Interactive Voice Response and Call Queuing. It has support for three-way calling, caller ID services, ADSI, SIP and H. 323 (as both client and gateway). Check the Features section for a more complete list.
Asterisk needs no additional hardware for Voice over IP. For interconnection with digital and analog telephony equipment, Asterisk supports a number of hardware devices, most notably all of the hardware manufactured by Asterisk's sponsors, Digium™. Digium has single and quad span T1 and E1 interfaces for interconnection to PRI lines and channel banks as well as a single port FXO card and a one to four-port modular FXS and FXO card.