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I Have A Dream: Free Cellular Service with Integrated Remote SIP Connectivity

I Have A Dream: Free Cellular Service with Integrated Remote SIP Connectivity

Monday, February 8, 2016

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Embed from Getty Images As part of our Mobile Internet adventure this year, we’ve been scouring the countryside with two requirements in mind. First, we wanted a smartphone on which we could activate some type of free cellular service for making calls and sending text messages. Second, we wanted to integrate remote SIP connectivity using the same provider and phone number so that we could make and receive calls transparently using any SIP phone or Asterisk® server anywhere in the… Read More ›

The Ultimate Linux Sandbox in the Cloud for Less Than a $35 Raspberry Pi 2

The Ultimate Linux Sandbox in the Cloud for Less Than a $35 Raspberry Pi 2

Monday, January 25, 2016

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Every few years we like to drop back and take a fresh look at the best way to get started with Linux. For those coming from the Windows World, it can be a painful process. Learning with a Cloud-based server can be especially dangerous because of the security risks. And then there’s the cost factor. Not everyone has several hundred dollars to buy hardware and, frankly, learning about Linux on a $35 Raspberry Pi can drive most newbies to drink.… Read More ›

Mobile Internet: The 2016 Road Warrior’s Guide to Choosing New Wheels

Mobile Internet: The 2016 Road Warrior’s Guide to Choosing New Wheels

Monday, January 18, 2016

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Embed from Getty Images OK. We’re not going to bring Mobile Computing down to the teepee level, but we have decided to dedicate a column regularly to Mobile Internet developments in the marketplace. Of course, our major focus will remain the impact on unified communications and especially Asterisk®, FreeSWITCH™, PBX in a Flash™, and Incredible PBX™. The idea here is to document a design that lets road warriors travel with the same communications dexterity that they have at home or… Read More ›

Virtual Paradise: An Asterisk OVF Template for VMware and VirtualBox Fans

Virtual Paradise: An Asterisk OVF Template for VMware and VirtualBox Fans

Monday, December 14, 2015

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Embed from Getty Images Let’s face it. Virtual Machines are the future of server administration. Whether you prefer your own dedicated hardware or cloud-based resources managed by you or someone else, virtual platforms are the way to go. You get more bang for the buck out of your hardware by pooling resources for multiple tasks. Platforms such as VMware® and VirtualBox® make it easy. What we were missing in the Asterisk® aggregation market was a simplified, open source installer that… Read More ›

Why Reinvent the Wheel: Incredible PBX GUI Application User’s Guide

Why Reinvent the Wheel: Incredible PBX GUI Application User’s Guide

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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We’ve spent the last two months introducing a half dozen new flavors of Incredible PBX™ featuring the new GPL-compliant Incredible PBX GUI. We hope you’re enjoying the new builds. But it’s Back-to-School Time in the United States so today we’re shifting gears and providing a refresher course on the three dozen or so applications for Asterisk® that accompany every Incredible PBX install. For those just beginning your Incredible PBX adventure, start here and choose your favorite platform. There are plenty… Read More ›

Decisions, Decisions: Choosing the SOHO Asterisk Platform That’s Best For You

Decisions, Decisions: Choosing the SOHO Asterisk Platform That’s Best For You

Sunday, July 19, 2015

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View image | gettyimages.com Each year we like to revisit the topic of choosing the best Asterisk® platform for deployment in the home and small business environment. No solution is obviously right for everybody. But we think it’s important to sketch out the relevant factors that need careful evaluation before you begin the installation process. Our focus today is open source, GPL platforms with Asterisk for home or SOHO deployments. That excludes a broad swath of equally capable commercial or… Read More ›

Introducing Incredible PBX 13-12 with Incredible GUI for the Ubuntu 14 Platform

Introducing Incredible PBX 13-12 with Incredible GUI for the Ubuntu 14 Platform

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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Two months ago we turned the page on Asterisk® GUIs by introducing a new GUI that hopefully provides the best of both worlds. It preserves the GPL components of the FreePBX® product that many of us have nurtured for almost a decade while removing the commercial pieces that have introduced some friction into the equation for users and companies that simply wished to deploy or redistribute a graphical user interface for Asterisk in accordance with the free GPL licenses under… Read More ›

Introducing Incredible PBX 11-12 with Incredible GUI for the Ubuntu 14 Platform

Introducing Incredible PBX 11-12 with Incredible GUI for the Ubuntu 14 Platform

Monday, June 1, 2015

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On May 15, we turned the page on Asterisk® GUIs by introducing a new GUI that hopefully provides the best of both worlds. It preserves the GPL components of the FreePBX® product that many of us have nurtured for almost a decade while removing the commercial pieces that have introduced some friction into the equation for users and companies that simply wished to deploy or redistribute a graphical user interface for Asterisk in accordance with the free GPL licenses under… Read More ›