Raspberry Pi

Sangoma’s New FreePBX Gotchas With Module Signatures

Sangoma’s New FreePBX Gotchas With Module Signatures

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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The ink was barely dry on Bill Wignall’s December Ode to Open Source in which the CEO sang the praises of Sangoma’s commitment to open source development and extolled the virtues of "reinventing the ways in which we foster relationships with you, our open source community." We’ve now learned that Sangoma is planning to revoke the master key used to sign every FreePBX® module. It will be replaced with a new master key. This affects every developer with an existing… 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 ›

Some Tips & Tricks to Supercharge Incredible PBX 16-15

Some Tips & Tricks to Supercharge Incredible PBX 16-15

Monday, September 30, 2019

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As September comes to a close, we wanted to offer up some simple tips and tricks to get the most out of Incredible PBX® 16-15. Many of these already have been covered on the PIAF Forum so, if you’re not already a subscriber, sign up to keep up with the latest information. Perhaps the most frequently asked question concerns the painfully slow restarts that some folks experience with SendMail and/or Fail2Ban. So let’s start there. Assigning an FQDN to Your… 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 ›

Mastering the Incredible PBX 16-15 Feature Set with Raspbian

Mastering the Incredible PBX 16-15 Feature Set with Raspbian

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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This week we’ll finish up our introduction of Incredible PBX® 16-15 for the Raspberry Pi with a quick look at some of the additional features that are offered on this new platform and that were not covered in our first and second articles. These include text-to-speech apps for news, weather, and today in history as well as the sample ODBC apps for speed dialing and employee data base lookups. We’ll also walk you through the conferencing setup and document the… Read More ›

Icing on the Cake for Incredible PBX 16-15 and Raspberry Pi

Icing on the Cake for Incredible PBX 16-15 and Raspberry Pi

Monday, August 19, 2019

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In our last article, we introduced Incredible PBX® 16-15 featuring Asterisk® 16 and FreePBX® 15 on the new Raspberry Pi 4 with Raspbian 10. But we’re just getting started. Today we want to show off the real power of this $35 on-premise platform with the addition of IBM’s voice recognition software. Your first 500 minutes a month are free. In conjunction with Incredible PBX, you’ll get flawless transcription and email delivery of your voicemail messages plus a voice dialer that… Read More ›

Back to School: It’s Incredible PBX 16-15 for the Raspberry Pi

Back to School: It’s Incredible PBX 16-15 for the Raspberry Pi

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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It’s Back to School Time in the U.S.A., and we have a terrific new August project for you and your shiny new Raspberry Pi 4. It features Asterisk® 16 with all the latest FreePBX® 15 GPL modules plus the feature sets of Incredible PBX® and RasPBX and RonR’s latest build. And it’s all rolled into one terrific (free) bundle. It’s literally the best of all worlds. Finally, a word of caution. This is a work in progress. If you’re looking… Read More ›

Introducing Incredible PBX LITE featuring Raspbian 10

Introducing Incredible PBX LITE featuring Raspbian 10

Monday, July 1, 2019

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As you may know, the Raspberry Pi Foundation introduced the $35 Raspberry Pi 4 last week. In addition to jaw-dropping hardware enhancements, the introduction also included the new Raspbian 10 (Buster) platform which was surprising since Debian 10 isn’t scheduled for official release until the end of this week. As with prior releases, Raspbian 10 brought with it some major headaches for the VoIP community not the least of which is FreePBX® cannot (yet) be installed. But sometimes there’s a… Read More ›