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2016, The Year of (real) VoIP Choice: Introducing Elastix 4.0 with Incredible PBX

2016, The Year of (real) VoIP Choice: Introducing Elastix 4.0 with Incredible PBX

Monday, February 22, 2016

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DEC. 7 NEWS FLASH: The Elastix project has been sold to 3CX. Elastix 4.0 and Elastix MT have been removed from production “due to a legal disagreement with another open source distribution.” Our crystal ball suggests that 2016 is shaping up to be a fantastic year full of VoIP surprises and excitement. We’ll be there to cover every new development. When it comes to graphical user interfaces for Asterisk®, the days of the one trick pony are officially over. Free… Read More ›

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 ›

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 ›

The Last Sunset: Saying Goodbye to Google TTS… Hello Pico TTS

The Last Sunset: Saying Goodbye to Google TTS… Hello Pico TTS

Monday, January 11, 2016

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Despite the heroic efforts of Lefteris Zafiris to keep GoogleTTS afloat for use with Asterisk®, Google has made it increasingly clear that they intend to blow everyone’s apps out of the water (except theirs) if you choose to use their text to speech engine, even in open source, non-commercial products. As much as we’ve loved the voice quality and Google’s previous generosity in sharing their work product with the open source community, there comes a time when the mud wrestling… Read More ›

Mobile Internet: A 2015 Update on Caribbean Cruising and WiFi-Enabled Travel

Mobile Internet: A 2015 Update on Caribbean Cruising and WiFi-Enabled Travel

Monday, December 28, 2015

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We decided to spend Christmas a little differently this year and joined 10,000 of our closest friends on cruises to the Western Caribbean taking in Cozumel and Grand Cayman with a few extra days at sea. If you haven’t tried it, put it on your bucket list. Christmas week is a bargain and about 50% cheaper than the same cruise to ring in the new year. Rates start at about $300 per person for the 5-day cruise. You’d be hard-pressed… Read More ›

Free at Last: Incredible PBX 13.2 ISO Supporting Bootable DVD-ROM and USB Flash Drives

Free at Last: Incredible PBX 13.2 ISO Supporting Bootable DVD-ROM and USB Flash Drives

Sunday, November 22, 2015

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The Incredible PBX 13 ISO was getting long in the tooth. It’s been on the street almost two months. So we’re pleased to accept the Sangoma challenge and introduce the second-generation Incredible PBX 13.2 ISO. Like its predecessor, it’s 100% open source and GPL code. Perhaps now Sangoma will follow suit with their closed source ISO. The new Incredible PBX 13.2 ISO can be burned to either a DVD-ROM or a 1GB or larger USB flash drive using a Mac,… Read More ›

Sleep Well: Deploy Certified Incredible PBX Builds for Mission Critical Systems

Sleep Well: Deploy Certified Incredible PBX Builds for Mission Critical Systems

Monday, October 26, 2015

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View image | gettyimages.com 2015 marks the year we finally settled upon an Asterisk® platform that was not only feature rich but also easy to deploy and maintain. Incredible PBX™ began as an add-on feature set for PBX in a Flash™. But we really wanted a pure open source platform that was built from the ground up. So we introduced a number of stand-alone installers that could be deployed using existing Linux platforms: CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, Raspbian, and even FreePBX®… Read More ›

The 30-Second PBX: Introducing Proxmox 4 for the Intel NUC and Asterisk 13

The 30-Second PBX: Introducing Proxmox 4 for the Intel NUC and Asterisk 13

Monday, October 19, 2015

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With the advent of cloud-based computing and desktop virtual machine platforms like VirtualBox, we haven’t played with dedicated hardware for Asterisk® in a couple of years. WOW! It’s just amazing the quantum leaps in miniaturization, price, and performance that have transpired during our absence. Last week, we introduced a dedicated server platform for under $200 that could serve as a small business PBX for almost any 20-30 person organization. Today, meet Big Brother. You’re looking at all the components that… Read More ›