PIKA Technologies Inc., a designer and manufacturer of telephony appliances, end-user applications and plug-in media-processing hardware and software building blocks, released today significant enhancements to their WARP Appliance development platform. These enhancements include a new software architecture, as well as updates to the appliance hardware. The new package will provide telephony developers, integrators and resellers with a simpler and more flexible solution for developing and deploying telephony applications based on the popular open source Asterisk platform.
Software enhancements include:
• New operating system (Debian);
• Single R/W file system partition;
• DAHDI channel driver;
• Updated versions of Asterisk (1.8) and FreePBX (2.9);
• New package management system and repository;
• More processor and memory available to customer application;
• Maintenance and diagnostic improvements.
Hardware enhancements include:
• Hardware-based (DSP) echo cancellation;
• Hardware-based (DSP) G.729;
• Internal USB;
• Real-time clock.
"This is a game-changer for our customers, and will allow them to realize ROI faster than ever before. The enhancements to the WARP Appliance have been developed to make it easier and faster for our developers to get their software running on the WARP Appliance and get their offerings to market quickly.”, says Terry Atwood, VP Sales and Marketing at PIKA Technologies. “We’ve kept all that has been innovative and popular about the WARP Appliance, including bringing the hardware functionality of traditional purpose-built business telephone systems at a fraction of the cost, and added an even richer software/hardware platform.”
The new hardware (WARP version 2) and software (release 3.0) have been released and are currently available to developers and integrators from PIKA Technologies.
WARP Appliance for Asterisk replaces the traditional server/voice board method of deploying Asterisk-based systems. It is a purpose built appliance, rich in design and telephony features and very cost-effective for the SMB marketplace. In addition to the appliance itself, optional network connectivity telephony modules include FXO, FXS, BRI and GSM.
For more information about the enhancements to the WARP Appliance, visit pikatech.com/warpenhancements.
About PIKA Technologies
Since 1987, PIKA Technologies has created, sold and supported products that enable global telephony, fax and communications solutions. PIKA’s comprehensive range of offerings includes media gateways, hosted applications, end-user applications, appliances, software, board-level products and SDKs.
With expertise in both IT and voice, PIKA creates solutions that are chosen by leading developers, system integrators and businesses worldwide. PIKA products support legacy and emerging telephony models and help to bridge the path from TDM to VoIP and services in the cloud.
PIKA maintains its renowned customer service by selling and supporting its products directly to customers as well as through a network of trusted distributors. PIKA is also responsive to fulfilling non-standard customer requirements and frequently integrates customer feedback into its standard products.
The company has maintained a solid financial foundation for more than two decades. With customers in more than 35 countries, PIKA is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and has ranked in the Branham300 – an authoritative ranking of successful Canadian high-tech firms – for 10 consecutive years.
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