For those of you may have missed the press release last week, Release 2. 0 of The DiaStarTM Server is now available for Download at

This new release brings a variety of video features from the Dialogic® product portfolio to the Open Source/Asterisk® marketplace. New / enhanced features of the DiaStar Server include:

  • Call Progress Analysis (CPA) Enhancements -User-Defined Tone Detection with detection results available in both Asterisk Dialplan and the Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI)
  • Robust support of SIP Video from the Asterisk Dialplan, including:
    • Play and Record Audio and Video
    • H.263 Support
    • MPEG4 Support
  • Video Transcoding between H.263 and MPEG-4
  • Video Transrating
  • Video scaling to enable playback of video on different sized video screens
  • SIGTRAN signaling support
  • Native media bridging

These new features and enhancements continue to expand Asterisk developers' ability to utilize the DiaStar Server to create applications such as IVVR systems, Video Surveillance Systems, Video Gateways, Mobile Advertising and Banking, Multimedia Social Networking and basic Video Call Completion.

We have had a huge uptick in activity at  in the past week.  Downloads have increase significantly and we have had hundreds of new visitors to the website. 

If you are not following us on Twitter and/or Facebook, I highly recommend that you do so soon.  Although I cannot release details yet, there will be some significant announcements regarding this project in the next month.