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    Open Source Linux

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  • FreeSWITCH icon


    FreeSWITCH is a scalable open source cross-platform telephony platform designed to route and interconnect popular communication protocols using audio, video, text or any other form of media. It was created in 2006 to fill the void...

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  • AsteriskNOW icon


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    Yate - Yet Another Telephony Engine

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    Open Source Linux

  • Ombutel icon


    Ombutel is a full-feature PBX (phone system) based on Linux and Asterisk. Ombutel is extremely easy to use, fast and secure. Ombutel is free to use, including for commercial use, with no limitations of the amount of users.

    Free Linux

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  • Wazo

    Wazo is a unified communications platform based on Asterisk and focused on extensibility.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • PBX in a Flash icon

    PBX in a Flash

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    Open Source Linux

  • XiVO icon


    XiVO is an IP-PBX, a unified communications platform that connects phones on a local or private network with other networks such as public landlines and mobile telephones.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • The Incredible PBX icon

    The Incredible PBX

    Incredible PBX is a secure and feature-rich implementation of the Asterisk® PBX. By rethinking the PBX security model from the ground up.

    Open Source Linux Raspbian Raspberry Pi

  • FreeSENTRAL icon


    FreeSentral is a full IP PBX consisting of a Linux Distribution, an IP PBX and a Web Graphical User Interface for easy configuration

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

Elastix Comments

No longer FOSS

Negative Comment by cwtopel
about Elastix 10 days ago

As of 2016, Elastix has been acquired by 3CX and is no longer open source. Version 2.5 is the last FOSS version, and everything from 5.0 is proprietary.

They do offer free keys for limited users (testing) but will charge beyond the basic amount. Very disappointing.


Love it!

Positive Comment by keithpettit
about Elastix Jun 2014

It's a very complete full featured opensource PBX. Does voicemail to email, fax 2 email, conference rooms, presence, reporting, call recording, etc. Can connect to SIP, PRI, Analog, whatever you have a device for. It's very very cool. It's basically a full OS installer that installs Centos Linux, Asterisk PBX software, Custom web interface with a FreePBX like GUI with some additional features. It can also do office email, instant messenger, vtiger CRM, firewall, etc. But the phone stuff is basically all I've ever used it for.

And it's totally free with no licenses needed to do anything. There are some extra commercial modules, but I've never used them.

It is Linux, but beyond the install of the OS you never see it. Everything is done through the web. If you don't like to install Linux or your lazy like me can buy a box preconfigured with Elastix on it . You can also pay for commercial support which is sometimes rare with Open Source stuff.



Comment by StevenM
about Elastix Nov 2012

Elastix is not bad at all, I just had problems with Linux operating system. I dont prefer, its very complex for me.
I like working on Windows.

I came across a telephone system, Ozeki Phone System XE that allows me to connect my old Elastix system to it. I was very glad to hear that this is possible because I didnt have to throw it away.
Ozeki Phone System XE is more modern and easier telephone system, try it.