CentOS/SL Platform

Free IBM Voicemail Transcription with Incredible PBX 2020

Free IBM Voicemail Transcription with Incredible PBX 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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There are many commercial voicemail transcription services for Asterisk® PBXs, but none hold a candle to the speech-to-text (STT) quality of the IBM Cloud offering known as Watson® STT, formerly known as Bluemix TTS. The pricing structure is second to none. On the Standard Pricing Plan, voicemail transcription is 2¢ per minute with no rounding of minutes. Or, for voicemail transcription in most households, choose the LITE plan which offers 500 minutes a month at no cost and with no… Read More ›

ClearlyIP Introduces New Features for Incredible PBX Phones

ClearlyIP Introduces New Features for Incredible PBX Phones

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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We’re excited to announce a host of new features for the new Incredible PBX IP phones. For locations where dynamic IP addresses and NAT-based routers pose challenges, the Clearly Devices GUI now offers direct support for OpenVPN. For environments in which security is critically important such as banks and schools, a new Panic button provides unique protection for employees and workplaces. And, for those that have always wanted an "Answered Elsewhere" indication for business communications, your search is over. Configuring… Read More ›

BulkVS: A Bargain SIP Provider for Incredible PBX Platforms

BulkVS: A Bargain SIP Provider for Incredible PBX Platforms

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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At every opportunity I always tell new VoIP enthusiasts that one of the true advantages of switching to a VoIP platform is the fact that you don’t have to put all your eggs in one basket. Just this morning, I read a Facebook post from one of the elders in my family lamenting the fact that her MaBell landline had failed in the midst of this week’s snowstorm in North Carolina. Her local WiFi and cable TV still worked but… Read More ›

Introducing the Incredible Redialer for Asterisk

Introducing the Incredible Redialer for Asterisk

Monday, May 4, 2020

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If you’ve been a VoIP regular during the past decade then you’re probably already aware that the automatic redial function has disappeared from both Asterisk® and most SIP phones. In these difficult times of trying to connect with critical services and radio contests, we thought it was a good time to introduce the Incredible Redialer. It should perform well on most Asterisk platforms with FreePBX® as well as current releases of Incredible PBX®. How It Works. The Incredible Redialer assumes… Read More ›

Election Protection: Deploying Lenny to Block Robocalls

Election Protection: Deploying Lenny to Block Robocalls

Monday, April 20, 2020

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In the United States, some may be unaware that the FCC exempted elected federal officials and businesses with whom you do business from the stringent restrictions enacted against robocalls. That’s the reason you typically hear from your favorite politicians at about the time you sit down for that evening meal. In 2013, we implemented Brian West’s Lenny scripts for use with Asterisk®. We won’t regurgitate all of the background and legal considerations, but they are available in our original article… Read More ›

The Big 30: Incredible PBX 2020 Application User’s Guide

The Big 30: Incredible PBX 2020 Application User’s Guide

Monday, April 13, 2020

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For those just beginning the Incredible PBX® 2020 adventure, start here for CentOS 7 or here for the Raspberry Pi. Once your system is up and running, you’ll be ready to kick the tires. And today we’ll cover 30 applications for Asterisk® and FreePBX® that are included in the latest and greatest Incredible PBX server. Now that you have some time on your hands, continue learning about this powerful platform by reading this documentation. If you still have questions, post… Read More ›

Interconnect Incredible PBX 2020 to the Asterisk Mothership

Interconnect Incredible PBX 2020 to the Asterisk Mothership

Thursday, April 2, 2020

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The Holy Grail for a mobile VoIP solution is a simple way to connect back to your primary Asterisk® PBX via Wi-Fi from anywhere in the world to make and receive calls as if you never left. Let’s tick off the potential problems. First, many home-based PBXs are sitting behind NAT-based routers. Second, almost all remote Wi-Fi connections are made through a NAT-based router. Third, chances are the remote hosting platform blocks outgoing email from downstream servers such as a… Read More ›

Coping with Coronavirus: Working from Home with Asterisk

Coping with Coronavirus: Working from Home with Asterisk

Monday, March 16, 2020

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If one can only claim to be an expert in one subject matter, ours would be working from home building and deploying Asterisk®-based VoIP servers. We’ve been doing it for more than a decade. And, as the need for social distancing becomes imperative with the spread of COVID-19, working from home is by far the best antidote. For those with jobs in an actual office, you still need your computer and you still need transparent office phone call access. With… Read More ›