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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Kamailio 2013 Awards

Here we are, the 7th edition of Kamailio Awards granted for the activity during the previous year, respectively 2013. The ceremony follows the same rule, two winners per category.

With two major releases across 2013, respectively v4.0.x and v4.1.x, and having our first dedicated conference for Kamailio project, making the decisions for these awards was harder than ever so far.

Ladies and gentlemen, next are the categories and the winners!

Blogging

  • Kristian Kielhofner - blog.krisk.org - a veteran in VoIP, with consistent activity over the years in Asterisk, FreeSwitch and Kamailio, Kristian wrote many good technical articles, even inspiring the development of gzcompress module in Kamailio
  • Jose Luis Verdeguer - blog.pepelux.org - (Spanish) a comprehensive tutorial about creating a SIP honeypot with Kamailio. Jose is involved in securecall.org, a project aiming to provide a service for secure communications
Related Projects
  • baresip - an open source, bsd licenses, full SIP stack and soft phone, able to handle signalling over IPv4/IPv6 UDP, TCP and TLS, with support for ICE, TURN as well as audio and video. The project is developed by Alfred E. Heggestad, who did many contributions to SER and Kamailio over the time
  • lumicall - an open source Android softphone targeting to provide similar experience to proprietary Viber service, using your own SIP server or the one hosted by the project. The main developer is Daniel Pocock, a person with vast activity in open source real time communication projects and a promotor of Kamailio
Technical Support
  • Daniel Tryba (pocos.nl) - very active on mailing lists, he has been assisting many people to sort out SIP routing issues with Kamailio
  • Vitaliy Aleksandrov (wildix.com) - involved in users and developer forums, he provided many patches approaching quite complex corner cases for TCP and WebSocket extensions
New Contributions
  • rtpproxy-ng - by Richard Fuchs (sipwise.com) - the new generation of the module controlling the RTP relay application, typically used for NAT traversal. The control protocol reuses bencode format, allowing to extend it easier. The main target is usage together with mediaproxy-ng from Sipwise, a replacement for old RTPProxy, which also has the capability of encrypting/decrypting RTP streams to allow classic SIP phones to communicated with WebRTP endpoints (afaik, SDES implemented (but deprecated by IETF, still supported by some versions of web browsers) and DTLS on the way)
  • mohqueue - by Robert Boisvert - rather interesting new module, allowing to use Kamailio for building call queues. A media server is needed only for playing music on hold, Kamailio taking care of queue management. Now your turn to build thousands of queues and blog about!
Developer Remarks
Advocating
  • Alan Duric - on of the pioneers in VoIP and co-founder of Telio in Norway, involved in many ventures related to real time communications, Alan was supporting and using our project from the early years of SIP Express Router
  • Victor Pascual Avila - involved quite a lot in standardisation groups, Victor keeps referring to Kamailio for many new specifications we have implemented, such as SIP over WebSocket for WebRTC, at the events he participate across the world and via webrtchacks.com blog
Products and Services
  • Bezeq - the main telecom company in Israel - if you ever thought that Kamailio has limitations on what one can do with it, approach Uri Shacked from Bezeq and see how he designed an IVR system using Asterisk as simple DTMF detector and Kamailio doing the business logic for the IVR menu
  • Voxbone - the international DID provider based in Belgium - had the courtesy of contributing back to Kamailio project the module for handing SIP-I/SIP-T message, via Torrey Searle who became a registered developer of our project
Business Initiatives
  • Gonicus, Germany - gonicus.de - a company focusing on using open source technologies, deploying IP telephony systems to large enterprises
  • 2600hz, USA - 2600hz.com - offering a hosted PBX service relying on Kazoo platform (which combines Kamailio and FreeSwitch), recently including mobile network integration, thus a straightforward way to become MVNO in USA
Events
Academic Environment
Friends of Kamailio
Definitely 2013 wasn't with bad luck for Kamailio at all and 2014 looks very well so far -- keep an eye on the project for getting latest news and updates on development and events world wide where you have have the chance to meet other kamailians.

This is it for 2013. If you want to check the previous turn of awards, visit:
Looking forward to meeting many of you soon in Berlin, during the 2nd edition of Kamailio World Conference & Exhibition.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Kamailio World 2014 - two weeks to go

In two weeks from today, on April 2, Kamailio World will start with the workshop sessions – a full afternoon filled with technical tutorials about sip:provider CE, IMS and prepaid systems with Kamailio, and SIP Express Media Server (SEMS). The next two days, April 3-4, are the conference and exhibition days, bringing all together more than 30 sessions. Mostly everything is in place by now, just small bits and pieces to tune here and there. Be sure you check the agenda and the lists with speakers, sponsors and exhibitors in order to plan properly your activity during the event:
Do not hesitate to approach the organizers if you want to be put in contact with other participants. Tell us what you are interested in and we will guide you to the appropriate persons and companies. It is the second edition and the event is growing. We are pleased to have a large number of returning participants (proving that the first edition has met their expectations) as well as new attendees. Spring was quite sunny so far in Berlin, we hope for a nice weather during the event, so everyone can enjoy the full time during the stay in the city center. Eagerly looking forward to the event!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Kamailio World 2014 – Interactive Sessions

Upcoming edition of Kamailio World scheduled more interactive sessions, to reveal better how Kamailio and open source RTC applications can be used out there.
During the afternoon of April 2, a group of technical tutorials target to teach how to use various platforms for typical use cases: sip:provider CE, Kamailio for IMS and prepaid systems, SEMS. At the end of April 3, we have the open debate moderated by Randy, the host of weekly VoIP Users Conference. Before noon on April 4, James Body challenges everyone around to do a dangerous demo, impress the audience and win some goodies — prepare yours in time! More details are presented in the schedule:
About two weeks and a half till the start of the event, there is no other meeting alternative in Europe for networking with professionals in large real time communications deployments and open source telephony, be sure you don’t miss it. Registration details are available at:
Credits to event sponsors that ensured a good location and excellent content by participation of world wide speakers – Asipto, FhG Fokus, Sipwise, IT Center, Sipgate, Simwood, Digium, NG Voice, Core Network Dynamics:
See you very soon in Berlin! Meanwhile work on your idea for a dangerous demo!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Kamailio v4.1.2 Released

Kamailio SIP Server v4.1.2 stable is out – a minor release including fixes in code and documentation since v4.1.1 – configuration file and database compatibility is preserved.
Kamailio (former OpenSER) v4.1.2 is based on the latest version of GIT branch 4.1, therefore those running previous 4.1.x versions are advised to upgrade. There is no change that has to be done to configuration file or database structure comparing with older v4.1.x.
Resources for Kamailio version 4.1.2
Source tarballs are available at:
Detailed changelog:
Download via GIT:
 # git clone git://git.sip-router.org/kamailio kamailio
 # cd kamailio
 # git checkout -b 4.1 origin/4.1
Binaries and packages will be uploaded at:
Modules’ documentation:
What is new in 4.1.x release series is summarized in the announcement of v4.1.0:
We look forward to meeting many of you during April 2-4, in Berlin at Kamailio World Conference – complete agenda for the event has been published!

Kamailio v4.0.6 Released

Kamailio SIP Server v4.0.6 stable is out – a minor release including fixes in code and documentation since v4.0.0 – configuration file and database compatibility is preserved.
Kamailio (former OpenSER) v4.0.6 is based on the latest version of GIT branch 4.0, therefore those running previous 4.0.x versions are advised to upgrade. There is no change that has to be done to configuration file or database structure comparing with older v4.0.x.
Resources for Kamailio version 4.0.6
Source tarballs are available at:
Detailed changelog:
Download via GIT:
 # git clone git://git.sip-router.org/kamailio kamailio
 # cd kamailio
 # git checkout -b 4.0 origin/4.0
Binaries and packages will be uploaded at:
Modules’ documentation:
What is new in 4.0.x release series is summarized in the announcement of v4.0.0:
Note that 4.0.x is the previous stable release series, the latest stable one is 4.1.x, you can read more about it at:
Extra note to inform that in order to get 3.3.x packages hosted by the new APT repository, version 3.3.7 was released from branch 3.3. That should allow exiting deployments on 3.3.x to use the new repository and migrate easier to newer Kamailio releases. Beware that 3.3 is no longer officially maintained as stable branch, thus is recommended you upgrade to 4.0.x, or even better, 4.1.x.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Kamailio World 2014 – Exhibitors

During Kamailio World 2014, the companies IT CenterDigiumSipgateNG VoiceAsipto and FhG Fokus will provide all day long demos and presentations of their products and services. You can contact them in advance to schedule an appointment if you want to reserve proper time to discuss about their offerings:
It is less than one month till the start of the event, the agenda is pretty much finalized:
It has over 30 sessions presented by world wide speakers, from technical tutorials to business use cases, with topics such WebRTC, IMS, anti-fraud & VoIP security, scalability with OpenStack, real time charging, various Kamailio use cases, Asterisk, FreeSwitch and SEMS.
Once again we are grateful to event sponsors — AsiptoFhG FokusSipwiseIT CenterSipgate,SimwoodDigiumNG Voice — without their contributions is impossible to bring such an excellent group of speakers and support event logistics:
Hurry up if you don’t want to miss this event, it is no alternative in Europe for meeting professionals in large real time communications deployments and open source telephony. Registration details are available at:
See you in Berlin!

Monday, March 3, 2014

New APT Repositories for Kamailio Project

The new build system for Debian and Ubuntu packages is now in place. This service is kindly sponsored by Sipwise, thanks to Andreas Granig – Sipwise is providing the hosting and man power to create and manage this new system.
deb.kamailio.org is based on jenkins-debian-glue project running on AWS EC2 environment thanks to Michael Prokop and Victor Seva. All the needed files, scripts and info to reproduce this system are kept public at kamailio-deb-jenkins on Github.
The web page at deb.kamailio.org presents all the repositories available.
  • nightly builds are been built if a change is detected in the branch, once by night.
    • kamailiodev-nightly – branch: ‘master’ – distributions: jessie, wheezy, squeeze, precise
    • kamailio41-nightly – branch: ’4.1′ – distributions: jessie, wheezy, squeeze, precise
    • kamailio40-nightly – branch: ’4.0′ – distributions: lenny, squeeze, wheezy, lucid, precise
    • kamailio33-nightly – branch: ’3.3′ – distributions: lenny, squeeze, wheezy, lucid, precise
  • tags are been built if a new tag is detected once by night
    • kamailio41 – branch: ‘*/tags/4.1*’ – distributions: jessie, wheezy, squeeze, precise
    • kamailio40 – branch: ‘*/tags/4.0*’ – distributions: lenny, squeeze, wheezy, lucid, precise
    • kamailio33 – branch: ‘*/tags/3.3*’ – distributions: lenny, squeeze, wheezy, lucid, precise
Tags are not yet built, the next releases (4.1.2, 4.0.6 and 3.3.7)  scheduled for later this week will get the appropriate packages.