Raspberry Pi

The Most Important Asterisk Component: It’s the Backups!

The Most Important Asterisk Component: It’s the Backups!

Monday, November 23, 2020

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You might think Backups are critical in the event of a catastrophic hardware failure. And you’d be right. But there are other equally important reasons to maintain current backups. If you decide to migrate to a new server platform, a current backup makes it a painless exercise. If you need to recover from a FreePBX® module upgrade that hosed your server, a current backup is critical. If you want to migrate to a newer release of Asterisk® or FreePBX, a… Read More ›

Revolutionary: Incredible PBX & Fax 2020 for Raspberry Pi

Revolutionary: Incredible PBX & Fax 2020 for Raspberry Pi

Sunday, November 8, 2020

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Enhancements to the Raspberry Pi 4 platform have been fast and furious this fall. Last week we introduced a $45 bootable SSD for the Raspberry Pi. And this week we’re showcasing the $70 Raspberry Pi 400 keyboard PC and a new release of the Incredible PBX 2020 image supporting both of these additions with all the latest Raspberry Pi firmware. As we’re all hunkered down hiding from the Coronavirus, it seemed a perfect time to finally tackle the project we’ve… Read More ›

Turbocharge Your Raspberry Pi 4 with a $45 Bootable SSD

Turbocharge Your Raspberry Pi 4 with a $45 Bootable SSD

Monday, November 2, 2020

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If a $45 addition to your Incredible PBX® 2020 setup on the Raspberry Pi 4 isn’t too rich for your blood, then today’s your lucky day. When we’re finished, you’ll have a perfect SOHO communications platform that boots from a 256GB drive to provide long-term reliability without having to worry about replacing worn-out microSD cards. You’ll also have ample room to implement a Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution to store music or documents. With Wi-Fi in your home or office,… Read More ›

Linphone Rocks: Free SIP Calling to Anybody, Anywhere

Linphone Rocks: Free SIP Calling to Anybody, Anywhere

Monday, October 19, 2020

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We’re rounding out our softphone series today with the perfect complement to Clearly Anywhere for Asterisk® and FreePBX®. Let’s face it. SIP URI dialing from extensions is not Asterisk’s strong suit which is disappointing since SIP URI calling is free. If you’ve been following Incredible PBX® 2020 developments this year, you already know that we’ve pushed everyone to move their VoIP servers to the cloud. You not only get a more flexible PUBLIC platform that lets you go virtually anywhere… Read More ›

Oldie But Goodie: VoIP.ms, The Most Versatile VoIP Provider

Oldie But Goodie: VoIP.ms, The Most Versatile VoIP Provider

Monday, October 12, 2020

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We all are fortunate to have an extraordinary selection of options when it comes to VoIP Providers. For redundancy and reliability, nobody quite matches Skyetel. For FreePBX® and SIP phone integration, ClearlyIP is the hands-down winner. And, if you’re searching for the Most Versatile VoIP Provider, look no further than VoIP.ms. We are thrilled that all three of these providers are Platinum Sponsors of Nerd Vittles and our open source projects. As we have often stressed, the beauty of VoIP… Read More ›

The Ultimate Android Phone: Just $99 if you hurry

The Ultimate Android Phone: Just $99 if you hurry

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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If you follow Nerd Vittles, you already know all of the benefits of using an Android phone in the VoIP-centric world. You can make free calls without a cellular provider by connecting to any WiFi network with Android’s Google Voice app. You can connect to Incredible PBX® or any Asterisk® PBX and function as if you were sitting at your desk in your Covid-free office. You can join a virtual private network using OpenVPN without spending a dime. And you… Read More ›

Clearly Anywhere: The Ultimate Mobile User VoIP Companion

Clearly Anywhere: The Ultimate Mobile User VoIP Companion

Monday, September 21, 2020

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The wait is over! If you like sliced bread, then today’s your lucky day to enjoy the next best thing. Perhaps the single most important component in the VoIP toolbox for any PBX deployment that includes mobile users is a softphone for Android and iOS devices. We began this month with a tip for users of a limited number of Android smartphones. And we have previously written about Linphone and Zoiper and Telephone. We’ve also sung the praises of earlier… Read More ›

SPAM Blocker & CNAM Cornucopia for Incredible PBX 2020

SPAM Blocker & CNAM Cornucopia for Incredible PBX 2020

Monday, September 14, 2020

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If you enjoy calls from politicians and car warranty offers as much as we do, then today’s your lucky day. Blocking spam phone calls has been a challenge to put it charitably. Thanks to some earlier work by Stewart Nelson on the DSLR forum as well as Stewart’s considerable hand-holding in the development of our previous tutorials, we want to introduce a refined call screening approach to block these calls. The way it works is first time callers that are… Read More ›