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Introducing OpenVPN for Incredible PBX 2020

Introducing OpenVPN for Incredible PBX 2020

Monday, July 20, 2020

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We’ve been wrestling with virtual private networks for more than 21 years now. Here’s a quick walk down memory lane. Our adventure began with the Altiga 3000 series VPN concentrators which we introduced in the federal courts in 1999. It was a near perfect plug-and-play hardware solution for secure communications between remote sites using less than secure Windows PCs. Cisco quickly saw the potential, gobbled up the company, and promptly doubled the price of the rebranded concentrators. About 11 years… Read More ›

Turning Incredible PBX into a Lean, Mean Asterisk Machine

Turning Incredible PBX into a Lean, Mean Asterisk Machine

Monday, June 1, 2020

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Mexican Food isn’t for everyone and once in a while we get asked for a tutorial showing how to take the Whole Enchilada version of Incredible PBX® 2020 back to its roots as a Lean, Mean Asterisk® Machine. Still others want to better understand how all the Incredible PBX 2020 pieces are put in place so that unused components can be removed easily. So today’s your lucky day as we roll back the shroud of secrecy surrounding the open source… Read More ›

The Next Best Thing to (formerly free) Google Voice

The Next Best Thing to (formerly free) Google Voice

Monday, December 9, 2019

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For this holiday season, we want to shine the spotlight on LocalPhone, an oft-overlooked VoIP service that’s been around forever. You can call to and be called from any LocalPhone user at no cost. They also offer phone numbers (DIDs) of your choice almost anywhere in the world with free or almost free incoming calls. For those wanting a U.S. DID, the cost is 99ยข a month with a $3 setup fee. That gets you up to 100 free incoming… Read More ›

Interconnect Incredible PBX 16-15 to the Asterisk Mothership

Interconnect Incredible PBX 16-15 to the Asterisk Mothership

Monday, September 9, 2019

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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 ›

Skyetel Introduces a Spring Boatload of New VoIP Features

Skyetel Introduces a Spring Boatload of New VoIP Features

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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Spring is sprung and what better time for our Platinum Sponsor, Skyetel, to introduce a boatload of new features for their already outstanding, triple-redundant VoIP platform. Better yet, you still can take advantage of their half-price VoIP offer on up to $500 of communications services. Whether your wish list included SMS and MMS messaging , or faxing, or SPAM call filtering, or endpoint monitoring, or call recording and transcription, today’s your lucky day. You get all of them in the… Read More ›

Interconnecting a Mobile PBX to the Asterisk Mothership

Interconnecting a Mobile PBX to the Asterisk Mothership

Monday, April 22, 2019

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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 ›

A New VPN for All Seasons: Introducing OpenVPN for Asterisk

A New VPN for All Seasons: Introducing OpenVPN for Asterisk

Monday, April 15, 2019

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This month marks our twentieth anniversary wrestling with virtual private networks. Here’s a quick walk down memory lane. Our adventure began with the Altiga 3000 series VPN concentrators which we introduced in the federal courts in 1999. It was a near perfect plug-and-play hardware solution for secure communications between remote sites using less than secure Windows PCs. Cisco quickly saw the potential, gobbled up the company, and promptly doubled the price of the rebranded concentrators. About 10 years ago, we… Read More ›

Finding Utopia: In Search of the Perfect VoIP Server Platform

Finding Utopia: In Search of the Perfect VoIP Server Platform

Monday, April 8, 2019

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Over the past decade, there is no subject that we have devoted more resources to than searching for the best platform on which to run a VoIP server. While our experience primarily has focused on finding the perfect fit for Incredible PBX®, much of what follows applies equally to any other Linux-based VoIP server including Wazo, Issabel, VitalPBX, and 3CX. Today we’d like to share what we’ve learned. Incredible PBX is a complex application. With close to a thousand moving… Read More ›