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Coping with Coronavirus: Working from Home with Asterisk

Coping with Coronavirus: Working from Home with Asterisk

Monday, March 16, 2020

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If one can only claim to be an expert in one subject matter, ours would be working from home building and deploying Asterisk®-based VoIP servers. We’ve been doing it for more than a decade. And, as the need for social distancing becomes imperative with the spread of COVID-19, working from home is by far the best antidote. For those with jobs in an actual office, you still need your computer and you still need transparent office phone call access. With… Read More ›

Travelin’ Man 3: A Plug-and-Play Firewall for Incredible PBX

Travelin’ Man 3: A Plug-and-Play Firewall for Incredible PBX

Monday, March 9, 2020

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Seven years ago we introduced Travelin’ Man 3 to simplify the task of securing the Incredible PBX® VoIP platforms. Today we want to reexamine the Travelin’ Man 3 firewall design for the benefit of those that are new to Asterisk® and FreePBX®. In the old days, FreePBX-based VoIP servers were notoriously vulnerable because of numerous bugs in the original FreePBX code which was developed by dozens of developers around the world with very different skill sets. Not only did you… Read More ›

Virtual Paradise: It’s Incredible PBX 2020 for VMware

Virtual Paradise: It’s Incredible PBX 2020 for VMware

Monday, February 17, 2020

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Let’s face it. Virtual Machines are the future of server administration. Whether you prefer your own dedicated hardware or cloud-based resources managed by you or someone else, virtual platforms are the way to go. You get more bang for the buck out of your hardware by pooling resources for multiple tasks. VMware® and VirtualBox® make it easy. Today we’re pleased to introduce our latest build for VMware. It provides the latest Asterisk® 16 and FreePBX® 15 components from source in… Read More ›

Future-Proofing FreePBX Distro with Incredible PBX Skin

Future-Proofing FreePBX Distro with Incredible PBX Skin

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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If you’ve been following along on Sangoma’s FreePBX® power grab and are waiting for the next shoe to drop on the PBX that your users depend upon to conduct business and make emergency calls, we now have a non-intrusive solution for those on the FreePBX Distro platform. By installing the Incredible PBX branding module and updating to the patched Framework module on your PBX, you can insulate yourself from future Sangoma surprises including potential ramifications arising from revocation of the… Read More ›

Sangoma Developments Affecting All FreePBX Users

Sangoma Developments Affecting All FreePBX Users

Sunday, February 9, 2020

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On Friday evening, Sangoma announced that they would be revoking the FreePBX® signing key of Clearly IP. The key was independently developed and copyrighted by Rob Thomas, who was the original developer of FreePBX. As we indicated in a previous article, we suspect that this is merely the first step in a process to replace Rob Thomas’s GPG key with a Sangoma-proprietary key. Indeed, tired_runner on the DSL Reports forum has reported that he "installed Framework 15.0.16.38 which apparently refreshes… Read More ›

Happy New Decade: It’s Incredible PBX 2020 for Raspberry Pi

Happy New Decade: It’s Incredible PBX 2020 for Raspberry Pi

Monday, January 27, 2020

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As we begin a new decade, it seemed a fitting time for a terrific new project for you and your 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. The icing on the cake is support for plug-and-play Incredible IP Phones and a new trunking platform that integrates SMS messaging into your Asterisk platform. And it’s all rolled into one terrific… Read More ›

Introducing Plug-and-Play Incredible PBX IP Phones

Introducing Plug-and-Play Incredible PBX IP Phones

Sunday, January 5, 2020

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Let’s face it. One of the most tedious tasks in setting up a new PBX is configuring all of the buttons on all of the SIP phones connected to your PBX. Finally, there’s a one-click solution with the new Incredible IP Phones from ClearlyIP. Using the Clearly IP Devices module included in every Incredible PBX 2020 platform, you can use a web browser to point-and-click your way through setting up one or multiple phone configurations which can be pushed to… Read More ›

Deploying an Incredible PBX 2020 Public Server

Deploying an Incredible PBX 2020 Public Server

Monday, December 30, 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® 2020 platform featuring the latest releases of Asterisk 16 and FreePBX 15. The icing on today’s cake is an additional offer from Skyetel that supplements the current Nerd Vittles BOGO offer of up to $500 in half-priced VoIP services. Skyetel now starts you off with a $10 credit just for opening… Read More ›