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  • License: Freeware
  • Last update: 5 years ago
  • Total downloads: 1,280
  • Price: Free |
  • Operating system: Linux, Linux Console, Linux Open Source
  • Publisher: Edgewall Software (14 other programs)
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A2Billing 1.6.0 software when combined with Asterisk will give the complete awareness to any Telecom company of why they should consider the use of A2Billing soft switch than traditional offerings for the TDM and also for the VoIP soft switches that are in use a lot and are made available for wholesale. Even the IP PBX billing especially in the situations where you have to consider the expenses of the A2Billing as it is totally free software that will give accurate results. All the services that are available with this software can be launched on your system.

Few of these services are the traditional calling card type services where this software can be configured in order to provide the standard type of calling card services through the traditional dial through that is possible with the security model of PIN and/ or CID authentication. Callback services from this software will really be very supportive when used with the methods like the ANI, DID and the web based kind of call backs. Even the VoIP residential services can be easily provided to the individuals who have the soft phone or the hard phone with them that can facilitate the billing for the calls made through the voice over IP feature from this software.
Version reviewed: 1.6.0 Date: 03:47:49 PM, Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011

linux default iconA2Billing Publisher's description

A2Billing is a billing system interactive with Asterisk to give any Telecom company traditional offering VOIP service

A2Billing combined with Asterisk now gives any Telecom company a very good reason to consider the A2Billing Soft-Switch over the traditional offerings for TDM and VoIP Soft-Switches as well as wholesale and IP PBX billing, particularly when you consider the cost of A2Billing – FREE!

If you want to launch any of the following services, then A2Billing may be the system for you:

Traditional Calling Card services – A2Billing can be configured to provide standard calling card services via traditional “dial through”, with PIN or CID authentication.
Callback services, A2Billing supports a number of call-back methods including ANI, DID and web based call-backs.
VoIP residential services – Customers can be issued with a softphone or hard phone and be billed for calls made via Voice over IP.
VoIP wholesale termination - A2Billing and Asterisk can be used as a softswitch to terminate and bill large numbers of VoIP minutes from a number of sources such as resellers and distributors of your services.
VoIP termination for Asterisk and FreePBX systems. – With the growth of IP based PBX systems, as well as the asterisk based systems, A2Billing can be used to provide services and billing to IP PBX resellers and Asterisk system integrators.
DID termination and redirection. DID can be redirected to any SIP, IAX or PSTN destination with monthly charges and duration based charges.
Its is fair to say that A2Billing when combined with Asterisk is is now a full featured telecom platform and softswitch providing converged services, with self contained billing (pre or post-paid), reporting and statistics for IP and TDM based voice networks and can be configured to supply a wide range of services, rate calls, prepare and send out invoices, as well as accept payments via a number of payment service providers.

The A2Billing solution comprises of the following components: -

Server: The computer to run the system.
Line Interface Cards: The Digium hardware (optional)to connect to the TDM network (PRI, BRI, Analogue)
Linux: The base operating system
Asterisk: The telephony engine
Apache: The web server
MySQL/Postgresql: The back end database
A2Billing: The Billing engine handling Authentication, Authorisation and Accounting.
The platform can be fitted with a TDM cards to interconnect with the PSTN, and can support in excess of 120 concurrent calls given the right hardware. If more capacity is required, then more Asterisk servers can be added as necessary.

The A2Billing Platform has been deployed in a number of commercial environments by both traditional TDM based telecoms companies wishing to move into the VoIP market, and calling card and call-shop businesses. Additionally, there has been a lot of interest from IT and networking companies who are beginning to deploy VoIP PBXs in addition to their traditional business, and wish to enjoy an ongoing income by terminating their customer’s calls using A2Billing as their Wholesale Billing Platform.

A2Billing is licenced under the AGPL – this means that you have the freedom to modify the system to suit your own needs, within the rules of the AGPL.

FEATURES LIST:

The features list are split into three sections for clarity: IVR, Web management interface & Customer interface :

IVR FEATURES :

Caller ID & Card Number and SIP/IAX2 Friend authentication
Multi-Language support - force specific language, give a menu for language choices
Customize the IVR rapidly, chose to play Balance, Time to call, Intro prompt, etc...
Recording of all calls
Speed-dial
Play balance with multi currency support
Free VoIP calls between application users
Support simultaneous or single access on same card
Support call at Zero-Cost & Negative cost
Auto creation card option for new callerID
Web based, DID & CID based Call Back
Top-up account via IVR menu.
WEB MANAGEMENT INTERFACE :

Advanced Card and Customer management : Creation ; Edit ; Search engine ; batch update ; CallerID handling ; Refill Cards.
Define : post-pay/prepay ; Language ; Currency ; Expiry ; VAT ; Recurring Service, User Data, etc...
SIP / IAX Friends + ARA support (Asterisk Realtime)
Speed dial
BILLING MANAGEMENT & REPORTING
Check the Customers balance; see Refills made, payment received, amount to pay
browse online payments made by Paypal and Moneybooker
Voucher support : creation ; browsing ; batch creation
Multi-Currencies support : automatic update based currently base on Yahoo Financial
Reporting statistics: CDR ; Maximum Concurrent calls ; Graphing ; Profit Margin analysis
POWERFUL RATE-ENGINE
LCR(Least cost routing) & LCD (Least Cost Dialling) management
Billing Increment: Progressively different rates through the call
Scheduled Rates (days/hours of the weeks - PEAK & OFF-PEAK)
Expiry of rates;
Import Rate Cards
Rate-card Simulator
trunk/voip-provider management
Failover Trunks
Batch update for rates
Calling Packages - X number free minutes to specified destinations
Subscription services
Callback Rating
DID SALES
Manage your DIDs and sell them to your customer for monthly usage.
Customer can reserve DIDs for themselves and configure a Follow-me to redirect the calls over the PSTN by VoIP.
REPORTING
Monthly & daily reporting
Earnings calculation and markup/margin on report
Monthly traffic reports (pie chart)
Daily load
Compare call-load with previous days
Criteria definition for reporting
Export report to PDF & CSV
RECURRING SERVICE OVER THE CARD
Auto refill existing card with auto refill option
Periodically remove credit from customer balance
OTHERS
E-Product : allows interaction with third party ecommerce platforms in order to create cards such as OS-commerce
Signup modules
Email activation to verify customer email address.
Customise mail templates
ACL (Access control) support for admin users
DB backup/restore tool
SOAP-Webservice : Create Card, Remove card, Update... See WSDL : A2Billing_UI/api/SOAP/soap-card-server.php?wsdl
Export data into XML or CSV
Customise look and feel of the interface
Call-back, Web based, DDI based, CID based and URL / Text triggered Call back
Call-back triggered through multiple asterisk servers.
API to display ratecard on own website
Asterisk Info
PHPSysInfo (http://phpsysinfo.sourceforge.net)
Asterisk Config
CUSTOMER INTERFACE :

Online signup, selection of tariff, language and currency with email verification.
Account info, including update details
Call history - CDR
Voucher usage and voucher entry
Invoice Viewing
DID selling support - features to sell to pre-configured DID. Customers can redirect DID to his phone-number and even deploy a Follow-Me
Speed dial configuration
Ratecard browsing & ratecard simulator
Web based callback
Web-phone (Applet Java - IAX Web Phone)
Caller id : list / add so that customer can authenticate to the service without needing to enter account and PIN
Multi-Language support for the customer interface (Spanish, English, French, Chinese, Italian, Romanian, Turkish, Urdu)
Forget password option

System Requirements:

No special requirements.
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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