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What is Tycho?

Tycho is a java based voicemail client (not only) for asterisk which enables you to manage and listen  to your voicemails pretty much like your manage your email. In addition we have added some dial  support so you can conveniently dial any number from within the tycho client using any soft or "hard" fone/sip adapter attached to your asterisk system.

Look here for a screenshot of "Tycho" in action.

How does it Work? 

Tycho consists of a Java/Eclipse based client application, running on your local computer and a set of server-side php-scripts (called "vmxml" scripts) running on your asterisk server under an (apache) webserver.

What are the vmxml scripts?

The vmxml scripts are a set of php scripts which enable the "Tycho" client to easily read and manipulate asterisk voicemails using http and XML. This way the client doesnt need to know how the asterisk voicemail system actually works. The "vmxml" scripts take care of this. The client only needs to "say" what he wants to do like "list all voicemails in the current users 'Inbox' folder". Hence this scripts act as an  abstraction layer between the asterisk voicemail system and our "Tycho" client.

What do i need to run the Stuff?

Client Side:

You need a sun java engine > 1.4.2 and one of the following operating systems:

  • Linux (X86,X11+GTK) i.e. Ubuntu
  • Microsoft Windows (Home/XP/2000)
  • Mac OSX (X86 or PPC)

The following operating systems are supported but not yet tested: Sun Solaris, AIX. If you would like to test the Tycho client on one of those platforms give us a ring .

Server Side:

An asterisk server with a configured voicemail system, an apache server with php 4.3 or better.


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