I'm fairly new to asterisk and everything hasn't been too bad to work with so far. I'm using AsteriskNOW with freepbx everything is properly configured for outbound call (thats all I require). Basically I know theres an IVR built into the system and I need a way to make it work for outbound call. I need the outbound IVR to be able to recognize what the person its calling says...specifically say (key input isn't a problem)...and then move on to the next step.
For example, call a person, ask for their name, when they say their name, proceed to ask for their age, etc.
I already have the script to do the auto calling, but I do not know if the ivr built into asterisk can support voice inputs....or if it can properly translate the input and respond accordingly.
If asterisk is incapable of doing this, any recommend a software or other method in which we can use to achieve this goal at minimal cost would also be much appreciated.
We're a small info gathering company and would rather not spend thousands on a solution.
Any help or suggestion would be much appreciated.
((PS. We've looked into the voicent systems, but we dont want to invest in it if as we're unsure of its capability to do this task. The trial was too restricted.))