Kevin Harwell

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About the Author

Kevin is a Software Developer at Digium. He has a diverse background in the software industry and has worked on an assortment of projects. Since joining the Asterisk team a few years ago he has been a frequent contributor to a variety of areas within the project. He also can usually be seen with a cup of hot tea.

Configuring the Opus Encoder for Asterisk

By Kevin Harwell

The recently announced Opus codec for Asterisk exposes a few configuration options that allow you to manipulate the encoder for your particular setup. These options can be set within codecs.conf.

Jitter Buffer Operation and Use in Asterisk

By Kevin Harwell

Jitter buffer functionality has been in Asterisk for quite some time now. However, knowing what jitter is in a voice over IP (VoIP) application and when to use a de-jittering

Asterisk 14 DNS: Resolve to Resolve

By Kevin Harwell

Asterisk 14: Coming with improved PJSIP DNS Support spoke about the new core DNS API, and mentioned several of the enhancements implemented. In this post we will focus more on

Asterisk, ODBC, and Connections

By Kevin Harwell

As mentioned in a previous post there have been some fundamental changes made to the Asterisk ODBC resource module, res_odbc. Specifically, the single connection bottle neck was removed in favor

Asterisk 13.8.0 Highlights

By Kevin Harwell

Asterisk 13.8.0 was just recently released. As usual this release includes bug fixes as well as a few new features. Many of which were submitted and patched by community members

How To: Unit Testing Asterisk

By Kevin Harwell

So you’ve written some code for Asterisk and now you need to test it. The Asterisk project has support for both integration and unit testing. In this post we’ll talk

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