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PIONEERS: Introducing Incredible PBX 16-15 with Asterisk 16

PIONEERS: Introducing Incredible PBX 16-15 with Asterisk 16

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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If you like hanging out on the Bleeding Edge, then today’s your lucky day. Digium introduced Asterisk® 16 last week at AstriCon. And Sangoma followed up with the alpha release of FreePBX® 15. We burned the midnight oil this past week to produce Incredible PBX® 16-15 featuring Asterisk 16 and the GPL modules from FreePBX 15. We normally take shelter when we hear the word "alpha" but FreePBX 15 is actually pretty stable. Don’t plan on using this build in… Read More ›

A New Day: Google Voice GVSIP Now Available for FreePBX

A New Day: Google Voice GVSIP Now Available for FreePBX

Sunday, October 14, 2018

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If you’ve been following along this past month as we rolled out a new SIP-based Google Voice implementation for Asterisk®, then you’ve gotten a first-hand look at how sausage is made. If you prefer free calling in the U.S. and Canada, then it was worth the effort. Today, we put the finishing touches on the new GVSIP-NAF implementation by introducing a version specifically tailored for those using FreePBX®. That, of course, includes the CentOS 6, Ubuntu 18, and Raspbian 8… Read More ›

Issabel Utopia: An Incredible New UC Platform with No Equal

Issabel Utopia: An Incredible New UC Platform with No Equal

Friday, October 5, 2018

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If you didn’t already know, we’ve always liked free. No strings, no gotchas, no demoware, and no legal shenanigans. That’s why our introduction of Issabel 4 last summer was such a breath of fresh air. This new release includes the October ISO for Issabel featuring Asterisk® 13.22.0. In addition, it includes our next generation Incredible PBX platform with a preconfigured Travelin’ Man 3 firewall, additional text-to-speech engines (FLITE, GoogleTTS, PicoTTS, and IBM TTS), voice recognition with IBM’s state-of-the-art STT engine,… Read More ›

Adding a Free GVSIP Trunk to FusionPBX and FreePBX

Adding a Free GVSIP Trunk to FusionPBX and FreePBX

Monday, October 1, 2018

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If you don’t find a 60-minute maximum call duration problematic and $15 isn’t too rich for your blood, today we’ll show you the quick-and-dirty way to add a Google Voice trunk to your FusionPBX™ or FreePBX® server for unlimited free calling in the U.S. and Canada. There are no other PBXs to set up, just a GVSIP trunk using an almost-free account at PBXes.com. Of course, none of this is required with Incredible PBX® which has native GVSIP rolled in,… Read More ›

FusionPBX on Steroids: Text-to-Speech Apps Have Arrived

FusionPBX on Steroids: Text-to-Speech Apps Have Arrived

Monday, September 24, 2018

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And you thought you needed an Asterisk® PBX for your users to enjoy FREE text-to-speech applications such as current News Headlines and Weather reports from the convenience of their telephone. Well, move over Asterisk. FusionPBX™ for FreeSWITCH™ now offers virtually identical functionality with all of the terrific advantages that FusionPBX provides: reliability, updates, performance, security and an unmatched UC platform with no rivals. To get started, make sure you have completed the steps in our FusionPBX introductory tutorial. Intuitive support… Read More ›

Creating Free IBM Voice Prompts for FusionPBX/FreeSWITCH

Creating Free IBM Voice Prompts for FusionPBX/FreeSWITCH

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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One of the first things you’ll need if you choose to migrate to FusionPBX and FreeSWITCH is voice prompts. You can record your own in FusionPBX using the Recordings application by dialing *732. Of course, your PBX will probably sound like you recorded your own prompts. 🙂 Our first recommendation is to always direct folks to Allison Smith whose voice prompts for Asterisk are legendary. But, for those on a tight budget, recordings by a professional voice talent may not… Read More ›

Setting Up a Google Voice Hosting Platform in the Cloud

Setting Up a Google Voice Hosting Platform in the Cloud

Monday, September 17, 2018

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We have a special surprise for you today so we’re dusting off our article from earlier this summer to show you how to create a Google Voice hosting platform in the cloud. The special surprise is that the hosting platforms which previously were priced at $10 a year and $13 a year are now 25% OFF for today and tomorrow only. And, if you pay in advance for 3 years, you can double your platform’s RAM or storage space. The… Read More ›

Back to School: Introducing FusionPBX for FreeSWITCH

Back to School: Introducing FusionPBX for FreeSWITCH

Monday, September 3, 2018

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It’s been quite a week with the surprise acquisition of Digium® and Asterisk® by Sangoma®. It became official on Wednesday, September 5. You can read all about it here, and you can read our cautious optimism here. As with the recent Google Voice transformation, we hope it serves as a gentle reminder to the VoIP community not to put all your eggs in one basket. With the start of the new school year, we could think of no better time… Read More ›