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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 ›

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 ›

Sangoma Merging Proprietary Code Cripples GPL Module

Sangoma Merging Proprietary Code Cripples GPL Module

Monday, September 2, 2019

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What some of us feared with Sangoma’s acquisition of Asterisk® and FreePBX® is now coming to pass with the departure of almost the entire previous FreePBX development team. New Sangoma staff are "fixing" outstanding FreePBX software bugs in GPL code by merging in proprietary, non-GPL code. In addition to violating the spirit of the GPL,1 it also has immediate consequences for those using Linux platforms other than CentOS since the proprietary code and Zend Guard won’t run under Debian, Ubuntu,… 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 ›

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 ›