[asterisk-users] Open Source Asterisk Polling Solution

James Sharp james at fivecats.org
Wed Apr 23 03:12:35 CDT 2014

On 4/23/2014 12:20 AM, Nick Cameo wrote:
>     That's about as simple as it gets.
>     A call file that goes to the dialplan.
>     A dialplan that consists of Read (which would play the message)
>     followed a GotoIf into a mailbox (either voicemail or Dial() to an
>     external number).
>     One hint for doing unattended dialing like this, make sure you're
>     dialing using a SIP or other digital method rather than, say, out an
>     analogue port that doesn't have decent answer detect.
>     And you can't just dump a whole bunch of call files into the system
>     at once, you'll need to meter them out based on the number of
>     concurrent outbound calls your provider will allow.
> Hello James,
> Good to see you here, and thank you very much. Though my basic idea of
> how it will look using call files and dialplan is like what you and
> others on here have pointed out. Yes,
> we are using SIP for both origination and termination (just helping my
> friend use some of our accounts used for PBX, and prepaid). I have been
> using * for many years now however,
> never for call center/predictive dialer type processes. Once I have got
> this thing to call out and get calls coming in. It would be nice to
> write to a database all the users that press
> option on. I have a strong Java, PHP and SQL background. Will probably
> need to make a call using AGI or such?
> N.

You can go AGI, but there are direct ODBC handles available in the 
dialplan if you build Asterisk properly with the ODBC resources enabled. 
  That'd my personal preference from a performance standpoint.

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