we are a small team working on an opensource virtual reality chat project. so far we have a 3d world where people can walk and meet eachother and chat in conventional way, via text it is.
we are currently planing to support also voice transmission in addition to text based chat. i.e. it should be possible that people can speak with eachother privately, or joing to small conversating groups (comparable with conferencing).
now the actual questions:
does it make sense in our context to use asterisk for voip functionality? we would need only a subset of features asterisk provides – this is a matter of effort we would need to integrate asterisk into our application.
asterisk’s server (pbx) runs on unix-based machines. are there any opensource sample implementations for client side which also run on win32?
would asterisk really need dedicated hardware for our context? or would a conventional pc + ethernet interface suffice?
thanks in advance for any hints.