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Building Telephony Systems with OpenSER by Flavio E. Goncalves

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Chapter 7. Connectivity to the PSTN

In the last two chapters, we have prepared OpenSER to handle calls using authentication and a database. SerMyAdmin was used to handle the database records. However, you still can't send calls to ordinary phones, because you are not connected to the PSTN. The challenge now is to route calls from and to the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network).

Connectivity to the PSTN

To send calls to the PSTN, you will need a device called a SIP PSTN Gateway. There are several manufacturers of this kind of equipment in the market such as Cisco, AudioCodes, Nortel, Quintum, and others. You can also use an Asterisk PBX box for this task. Asterisk makes ...

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