Apple has release the iPad today - their latest product - a tablet computer with a multi touch surface. It strikes me that this could potentially be used for a fantastic cheap receptionists console.
We've use touch sensitive displays for this type of thing in the past (more normally for Virtual Receptionists - where you touch the name of the person you want to speak to).
Just imaging running a DHTML Flash Operator Panel or something on it?
Drag calls around between extensions, view real time status of calls going on.
The other cool thing is the price - at $US499, it's about the same price as a receptionist's phone and could likely run a softphone at the same time.
Hmmm, well worth a thought - can't wait to see the first native app for working with Asterisk.
If someone buys me one I'll write an app for them - otherwise we'll have to wait till I get one myself :)
- June 5, 2005: mac-*: Asterisk/ZeroConf at Apple WWDC
- March 29, 2007: Bounty offered for Asterisk PBX on Apple TV
- August 11, 2015: So, the Asterisk News is now available via the Apple News app on iPhones etc. The app won't actually be available until IOS 9 but if you have a developer account you can use it now.
- September 19, 2004: Interview With Flash Operator Panel Developer
- September 21, 2004: Interview With FreeBSD Developer
- October 2, 2004: Link: Article with Asterisk running home server
- October 11, 2004: Asterisk-Users: Request for IAX debug session transcript with IAXy
- October 23, 2004: DUNDi is available for use with v1-0
- November 18, 2004: Asterisk-Dev: patch for chan_capi to compile with latest CVS
- November 26, 2004: Interview with Mark Spencer
- November 29, 2004: pressbox.co.uk: Interview with Brian K West
- November 29, 2004: Interview with drumkilla AKA Russell
- November 30, 2004: Interview with David Mandelstam
- November 30, 2004: Interview with Twisted