Telephony

Clearly Anywhere: The Ultimate Mobile User VoIP Companion

Clearly Anywhere: The Ultimate Mobile User VoIP Companion

Monday, September 21, 2020

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The wait is over! If you like sliced bread, then today’s your lucky day to enjoy the next best thing. Perhaps the single most important component in the VoIP toolbox for any PBX deployment that includes mobile users is a softphone for Android and iOS devices. We began this month with a tip for users of a limited number of Android smartphones. And we have previously written about Linphone and Zoiper and Telephone. We’ve also sung the praises of earlier… Read More ›

SPAM Blocker & CNAM Cornucopia for Incredible PBX 2020

SPAM Blocker & CNAM Cornucopia for Incredible PBX 2020

Monday, September 14, 2020

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If you enjoy calls from politicians and car warranty offers as much as we do, then today’s your lucky day. Blocking spam phone calls has been a challenge to put it charitably. Thanks to some earlier work by Stewart Nelson on the DSLR forum as well as Stewart’s considerable hand-holding in the development of our previous tutorials, we want to introduce a refined call screening approach to block these calls. The way it works is first time callers that are… Read More ›

Frozen in Time: Sangoma at a Crossroads or the Cliff

Frozen in Time: Sangoma at a Crossroads or the Cliff

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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We are fast approaching the 18 month anniversary since the mass exodus of talent from Sangoma and Digium. During that time, Asterisk® and FreePBX® have languished in limbo with FreePBX commercial modules mired in discontinued encryption methods and the Asterisk and FreePBX feature set frozen. Sangoma’s acquisition of Digium gave the company a well-respected business phone system in Switchvox® while relegating FreePBX deployments with commercial modules to second-class citizen status. Now Sangoma has a difficult and expensive decision to make.… Read More ›

Android Alert: Unmasking Your Hidden SIP Phone

Android Alert: Unmasking Your Hidden SIP Phone

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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Perhaps the single most important component in the VoIP toolbox for any PBX deployment that includes traveling users is the softphone whether it’s deployed on notebook computers or smartphones. We’re kicking off football season with reviews of some of our favorite SIP softphones for mobile users. We’ve previously written about Linphone and Zoiper and Telephone. We’ve also sung the praises of earlier releases of Google’s Pixel smartphone which makes a perfect VoIP companion even without a cellphone provider. Today we’re… Read More ›

The Asterisk Superfecta: Incredible PBX 2020 Finishes First

The Asterisk Superfecta: Incredible PBX 2020 Finishes First

Monday, August 24, 2020

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At the track, picking the first four winning horses pays big bucks, and you’ll never forget winning the Superfecta. When it comes to unified communications, it’s equally advantageous to have cloud, on-premise, VirtualBox, and VMware offerings from which to choose. With the latest rollouts of Incredible PBX® 2020, you literally have the Asterisk® Superfecta. With the exception of the cloud offering, you don’t even have to buy a ticket. The CrownCloud offerings for $25/year in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Germany, and… Read More ›

Virtual Paradise: It’s Incredible PBX 2020 for VMware

Virtual Paradise: It’s Incredible PBX 2020 for VMware

Sunday, August 16, 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 a summer refresh of our VMware build. It provides the latest Asterisk® 16 and FreePBX® 15 components and… Read More ›

Amazon’s Alexa Now Available for Incredible PBX 2020

Amazon’s Alexa Now Available for Incredible PBX 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020

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Loyal readers already know that voice recognition applications occupy a special place in the Incredible PBX® toolchest. Over 8 years ago, we introduced Wolfram Alpha integrating the world’s largest almanac into Asterisk®. And today we’re pleased to add Amazon’s Alexa to the Incredible PBX fold for our latest Raspberry Pi and CentOS 7 builds. Just dial 5555 and tell Alexa what you’d like to know or do. If you’ve been sleeping under a rock these past few years, Alexa provides… Read More ›

Finding the Perfect Laptop: Meet the System76 Lemur Pro

Finding the Perfect Laptop: Meet the System76 Lemur Pro

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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While we’ve been hunkered down in Vero Beach dodging the Covid-19 bullets, we spent a little time searching for a turnkey Linux notebook computer that could do everything a MacBook Pro could do… and more. The machine had to offer PORTS WITHOUT DONGLES plus the added benefits that only a pure Linux platform could provide. For $1099, our dream machine has arrived. The Lemur Pro is custom-built which means you order the 2.2 pound base computer with its 14-hour battery… Read More ›