Instant Messenger


#1

Hi guys,

The company I’m at would like to have an in house IM application for employees in the building to use. I know this promotes a lazy lifestyle but that’s technology for you I guess. I’ve been doing some research on the subject and I’m kind of confused.

Can the asterisk box handle IM? Is there a set of instructions you could point me to or keywords to use? What do you suggest using? Lastly, what app would be good to use on the pc side, Pidgin? I am using x-lite for some soft-phones right now but I don’t think that can handle IM, is there an app that does video, voice, and IM neatly? Thanks guys


#2

Windows Messenger? Lync? Skype?

If you want free software and to keep all data internal, you probably need to use Linux workstations. Pidgin can do this with, I think XMPP, and some Linux distributions.

I have a feeling that the latest version of Asterisk can do out of dialogue messages, but only to suitable SIP phones. Early versions could only do so in the context of a phone call.

(You forgot to mention your platform, but the omission and the reference to X-Lite both imply Windows.)


#3

Have a look here [jitsi.org/](http://jitsi.org/) - does Voice, Video, Chat (over SIP and many other IM protocols) - free and open source.

Have a look here jitsi.org/ - does Voice, Video, Chat (over SIP and many other IM protocols) - free and open source.