December 28, 2005

GNU Telephony Stack Announced

David Sugar writes "Tycho Softworks, a provider of free software based telephony solutions and migration support, today announced support for the GNU Telephony Software Stack. Tycho Softworks will offer and support a prepackaged GNU Telephony software stack so that developers of scalable enterprise, carrier hosted, and governmental telephony solutions can focus on developing their applications rather than on configuring the underlying platform.

The GNU Telephony stack has initially been packaged for use on RedHat and CentOS GNU/Linux distributions, and will later be packaged for Debain based GNU/Linux distributions such as Ubuntu. Support for the GNU Telephony stack will also be offered for other GNU/Linux distributions, as well as OpenSolaris and various forms of BSD systems such as FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and Mac OS/X. Limited support for some components of the GNU Telephony stack will also be available under Microsoft Windows.

The GNU Telephony stack currently consists of the CAPE Framework of GNU Common C++ 2, the GNU RTP Stack (ccRTP), and GNU ccAudio; SIP support using libeXosip2 as supported by; H.323 support through the OpenH323 stack (soon Opal); Desktop VOIP clients LinPhone and GNOME Meeting; PartySIP and Ser SIP call servers; GNU Gatekeeper H.323 call server; GNU Bayonne2 Voice Application Server; and Telephony Drivers for Voicetronix and Sangoma computer telephony hardware.

Future releases of the GNU Telephony Stack will integrate with KEWL (Knowledge Environment for Web-based Learning) to build collaborate voice and distance learning portals. Future releases will include realtime monitoring services for use by telephone network operation centers, and pre-bundled telephony applications for pre-paid calling, voice messaging, and v-commerce. Target profiles will be developed for rapidly deploying VOIP telephone systems and "telecenter" like sites.

All parts of the GNU Telephony software stack are built from packages available under free software licensing. For further information contact David Sugar (, GNU Telephony at or visit Tycho Softworks at

About GNU Telephony:
GNU Telephony is a meta project dedicated to the development and promotion of the use of free software for telephony as part of the GNU project. GNU Telephony supports development of GNU Common C++ based class frameworks, telephony application servers such as GNU Bayonne, and other useful telephony related packages under free software licensing.

About Tycho Softworks:
Tycho Softworks offers free software based solutions that improve communications by telephony enabling business processes. Our goal in offering telephony enabled solutions is to improve your efficiency and effectiveness whether communicating internally or with your customers. We generate value, opportunity, and peace of mind for our customers and our investors."


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