Cloud Computing

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 ›

Meet Incredible PBX 2020 for CentOS 7

Meet Incredible PBX 2020 for CentOS 7

Monday, December 2, 2019

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To celebrate Cyber Monday 2019, we are pleased to introduce the production-ready release of Incredible PBX® 2020 for CentOS 7 with the latest version of Asterisk® 16 and the Clearly IP-enhanced FreePBX® 15 components supporting the new Incredible PBX line of SIP phones. Today’s the final day to score some incredible deals on Incredible PBX hardware (above) and, for those that prefer cloud-based platforms, the new Incredible PBX 2020 installer for CentOS 7 is now available as well. Complete documentation… Read More ›

Going Public with Incredible PBX 16 and VitalPBX 2.3.8

Going Public with Incredible PBX 16 and VitalPBX 2.3.8

Monday, October 21, 2019

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As part of our ongoing development efforts, we maintain about a dozen honeypot servers across the U.S. and Canada to monitor the latest adventures of the bad guys. Security becomes especially important for those wishing to live on the bleeding edge and deploy a cloud-based, public-facing VoIP server. Today we want to walk you through our latest suggestions to set up and secure a VitalPBX platform using just the built-in FirewallD, IPset, and Fail2Ban components. If you opt to deploy… 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 ›

Honeymoon Time: Meet Incredible PBX 16-15.2 for CentOS 7

Honeymoon Time: Meet Incredible PBX 16-15.2 for CentOS 7

Monday, September 16, 2019

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After two months of development, we are pleased to announce the production-ready release of Incredible PBX 16-15 on the CentOS 7 platform with the latest Asterisk® 16 and FreePBX® 15 components. After years of frustrating upgrades, we are equally pleased to announce that those running Incredible PBX 13-13 can upgrade to the new Incredible PBX 16-15 platform with a handful of button clicks. And you’ll never miss a beat. What are you waiting for? In addition to the latest Asterisk… Read More ›

Migrating Painlessly from Incredible PBX 13-13 to 16-15

Migrating Painlessly from Incredible PBX 13-13 to 16-15

Monday, July 29, 2019

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Asterisk® 13 will be 6 years old this October. That’s like three lifetimes in VoIP years. So let’s face it. It’s time to start making plans to move on up. The latest LTS version is Asterisk 16 which gets you another 4+ years with security fixes. We won’t dwell on the shortcomings of PJsip in Asterisk 13 and the fact that chanSIP is getting long in the tooth. So the sooner you migrate the better off you will be. Thanks… Read More ›

Deploying an Incredible PBX 16-15 Public Server with Skyetel

Deploying an Incredible PBX 16-15 Public Server with Skyetel

Monday, July 22, 2019

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Safely deploying a public-facing Asterisk® server with full FreePBX® functionality has become the Holy Grail for Nerd Vittles in 2019. Today we tackle it on our new Incredible PBX® 16-15 platform featuring the latest releases of Asterisk 16 and FreePBX 15. The icing on today’s cake is a terrific new offer from Skyetel that supplements the current Nerd Vittles BOGO offer of up to $500 in half-priced VoIP services. Beginning today, Skyetel also will start you off with a $10… Read More ›

Enchilada Amore: It’s Incredible PBX 16-15 for CentOS 7

Enchilada Amore: It’s Incredible PBX 16-15 for CentOS 7

Monday, July 15, 2019

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Just when you thought the VoIP community was running out of open source offerings, along comes last week’s Incredible PBX 16® LITE and today’s Incredible PBX 16-15 for CentOS® 7 featuring the same great feature set as the LITE version including Asterisk 16®. And now you also get the entire FreePBX® 15 GPL module collection including their new User Control Panel (UCP) and a much enhanced web GUI plus the entire Incredible PBX feature set. As with Incredible PBX LITE,… Read More ›