Astfin News


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Zigbee
October 30th, 2010
We have several important announcements;

ZB01 ZigBee Coordinator for IP0x

ZB01 ZigBee Coordinator for IP0x

for details, click here

Astfin Forum is Back
March 28th, 2010
I am pleased to communicate that Astfin’s forum is back to full operation.
New registrations are being accepted again.

Custom Designs and Support Contracts
January 22nd, 2010
Please note, that Astfin will be offering custom design services for both hardware and software components. In addition customers will be able to obtain OEM rights to our existing products. Please contact mark@astfin.org for details.

New firmware for PR1-Appliance with LEC-64-PRI support
December 28th, 2009

New firmware (uImage-pr1-ui2.13) for PR1-Appliance with LEC-64-PRI support has been released.
It is based on Astfin 2.1but still is using Asterisk 1.4.21.
Please expect 1.4.28 version in a couple of days. For more details please check www.ucpbx.com

Tinyworx announced Astfin powered appliance
December 20th, 2009
Toronto based Tinyworx announced new analog Blackfin based appliance.
More…

Astfin 2.1 uses the latest stable Asterisk
December 6th, 2009
The update of Astfin 2.1 for BR4-Appliance to Asterisk 1.4.27/DAHDI is ready.
The code is in our SVN. Comments invited.
The upgrade path of the Astfin distribution continues with Asterisk 1.6.
Stay tuned

New release of the firmware for BR4-Appliance.
November 26th, 2009

New firmware (UI2.14) for BR4-Appliance has been released.
The uImage you can download from uCpbx site.

New release of the firmware for BR4-Appliance.
October 21th, 2009

New firmware (UI2.12) for BR4-Appliance has been released.
It is based on Astfin 2.1 and uses UBIFS file system.
This is a bug fix release as well, so we strongly recommend it.
The uImage you can download from uCpbx site.

Asterisk-GUI for Astfin 2.1 has been updated
October 6th, 2009

The Asterisk GUI included in Astfin 2.1 has been updated. Please take a look at the following post

September 20th, 2009An automated firmware procedure was added in Astfin 2.1
September 20th, 2009

An automated procedure for firmware update is added in the latest u-boot included in Astfin 2.1
For more information please take a look at Firmware upgrade
UBIFS support was added in Astfin 2.1
September 20th, 2009

UBIFS is a new generation flash file system with rich features set including compression on the fly.
It is scalable in terms of partition size. It has neat journal and fast garbage collector.
In addition UBIFS can postpone writing to the flash chip (write-back caching) which can speed up file system operations dramatically in some cases. For more information take a look at ubifs in Astfin 2.1
New package for Layer 2 Peer-to-Peer VPN was added in Astfin 2.1
September 6th, 2009
New package for Layer 2 Peer-to-Peer VPN was added in Astfin 2.1.
It is based on n2n software. For more details please take a look at n2n post

Astfin 2.1 BETA released
August 26th, 2009
New BETA version of Astfin has been released. Astfin 2.1 is now build around Linux kernel 2.6.28.10.
Still we recommend using 2.0 for production.
Comments invited.

New Astfin powered IP-PBX
June 13th, 2009
Liptovský Hrádok, Slovakia, 11th of June 2009 – Inoteska Ltd., which deals with development and production of telecommunication systems for voice and data communication, announced today release of new PRI/BRI/FXS/GSM universal board based on project Astfin and uClinux.

Details

GSM module in stock
March 26th, 2009
First production batch of GSM modules (GSM1) has arrived. Modules are available in our store .

Press Release

DSP echo canceller hardware is ready
March 17th, 2009
New module for echo cancellation based on the DSP processor is getting ready.

The module is intended for our ISDN line of PBXs – PR1/BR4-Appliance
Stay tuned. We will announce the first test results soon

IP01 support
February 15th, 2009
Support for Atcom’s IP01 has been added.

Bug Tracking System
February 15th, 2009
I am please to announce that our Mantis based Bug Tracking System is ready for public use. You can access it at or if you prefer SSL

BR4-Appliance (IP-BRI) is shipping
January 13th, 2009

First BR4-Appliances (IP-BRI) has arrived from China (Atcom) and are available in our store .
Press Release

Please visit uCpbx.com store to purchase the BR4-Appliance (IP-BRI) and the optional Hardware Line Echo Cancellation module (LEC-64-BR4).
You can download brochure from here.

PR1-Appliance (IP-PR1) is available
December 17th, 2008
The new batch of PR1-Appliance is available. Please visit uCpbx.com store for details.


H323 support
December 9th, 2008
As of today you can use h.323 in Astfin. Support for all boards is available.
At this point there is no support through the GUI, so manual configuration for h.323 endpoints
is required. As usual, see our svn for details

GSM1 – released
December 9th, 2008

Our low cost, single port, GSM trunking module GSM1 has been officially released.
The module is compatible with the popular PBXs – IP04, IP08 and FX08.
The first production units will be available shortly and will be distributed in a bundle with IP04.
Stay tuned for more details

PR1-Appliance (IP-PR1) Available
November 15th, 2008
Our PR1-Appliance and an optional hardware based echo cancelation module are available commercially. Please visit uCpbx.com store for details.

New GUI base on Digium's GUI v.2
Revamped file system to provide the best of persistent and RAMFS
Option management (CPU speed, SDRAM amount, CAS) via Astfin's management interface
Support for BR4-Appliance, aka IP-BR4
Support for PR1-Appliance, aka IP-PR1 (incl. GUI driven switching between T1 and E1)
Support for Master/Slave mode in PR1-Appliance
Support for IP-04/IP-08
Support for FX08
Support for our hardware based echo cancellation
"Field upgrade" support (FULL image, managed through the GUI) with or without configuration reset.
CGIC support for C based GUI applications

As usual, you can download Astfin2 from our svn at:https://astfin.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/astfin/software/astfin/astfin2/tags/astfin2-0.3.0/
If you prefer the tgz format, please click here
Enjoy,
Astfin Team

Astfin update
October 26th, 2008

  • In preparation for the upcoming new Astfin2 release, full timezone support (incl. asterisk CLI and CDR) has been added to the GUI.
  • October 15th, 2008

  • GSM1 – our own low cost module for GSM trunking with IP04/IP08/FX08 IP-PBX is getting ready.
    The first GSM call was made on October 15th 2008 using IP04 PBX.
  • October 13th, 2008

  • Support for soft switching between T1 and E1 for PR1-Appliance-Pro (including proper termination)
  • Support for Master Clock mode for PR1-Appliance
  • Proper support for double rate clock required by some echo can. chips (zarlink)
  • More fixes and improvements for the GUI
  • October 1st, 2008

  • PCB for TMS320VC5510A based echo canceller module is ready.
  • We are waiting for prototypes.
  • September 21st, 2008

  • We have upgraded Asterisk to 1.4.21.2 (astfin2 trunk); required by asterisk-gui ver. 2
  • Hardware Echo News

    September 20th, 2008

  • Support for 64 and/or 128ms tail length hardware LEC has been added for BR4-Appliance
  • Preliminary support for 64ms tail length hardware LEC has been added for PR1-Appliance
  • BR4 support added to the GUI
    September 9th, 2008

  • Support for detection and management of BR4′s ISDN interfaces and trunks has been added to Digium GUI
  • Astfin2 Updated
    September 3rd, 2008

  • New version of Digium GUI has been added to Astfin2 trunk. At this point we support IP04/08, FX08, PR1-Appliance. Support for BR4-Appliance will be available soon.
    Many new features including Web based uImage updates with and/or without resetting your config files. Ethernet and VLAN management and many, many more.
  • FX08 Analog/Digital appliance
    July 19th, 2008
    FX08 specification
    fx08-box

    Hardware Echo Cancellation Status
    June 8th, 2008
    Update on status of the echo cancellation module

    New FXS board
    June 7th, 2008
    Read about new Telsto hardware