Telephony

Introducing A Plug-And-Play Asterisk PBX for Windows

Introducing A Plug-And-Play Asterisk PBX for Windows

Thursday, August 17, 2006

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Today we put our money where our mouth was an introduce a plug-and-play Asterisk system for Windows. Download the preconfigured (free) TrixBox system, install (free) softphones, sign up with two Internet telephony service providers (Total Cost: $12.50 for 3 months), and you’re done. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll be taking calls without knowing anything about Linux or Asterisk. Here’s how …

Introducing AsteriDex III: A Web-Based Robodialer for Asterisk and Trixbox

Introducing AsteriDex III: A Web-Based Robodialer for Asterisk and Trixbox

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

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Today, we take AsteriDex to a new level. The original web-based autodialer for your Asterisk PBX has been well received. AsteriDex lets you automatically connect any phone to your friends and business associates with one keystroke using a tab-based web application and a MySQL database. Then we added a speed dialer, and AsteriDex placed the calls using entries in your AsteriDex database. And now AsteriDex has been customized for TrixBox. It’s all free for the downloading…

Get Your News By Telephone: Introducing NewsClips for Asterisk

Get Your News By Telephone: Introducing NewsClips for Asterisk

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

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It’s free software day again at Nerd Vittles, and today we have yet another trick for your TrixBox: an RSS news reader for your Asterisk telephones. Just dial an extension and listen to a one minute news headline summary in more than a dozen categories any time you like. And it’s free, of course. Here’s how to install it …

Newbie’s Guide to TrixBox 1.1 and freePBX

Newbie’s Guide to TrixBox 1.1 and freePBX

Monday, July 10, 2006

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Here’s the definitive step-by-step guide to quickly installing the Asterisk@Home replacement, TrixBox 1.1. It includes the CentOS 4.3 version of Linux and Asterisk 1.2.9.1. In addition, you’ll get an Apache web server, SendMail and Asterisk voicemail servers, MySQL, PHP, phpMyAdmin, SugarCRM, NVfaxdetect, Samba for Microsoft file sharing/networking, and much more. The whole project will take you about 90 minutes to complete, and it’s free of charge. This edition of the Newbie’s Guide also adds tips and tricks for those updating from a previous version of Asterisk@Home or TrixBox 1.0.

Asterisk + The National Weather Service = Free Weather Reports For 1,000 Cities From Any Touchtone Phone

Asterisk + The National Weather Service = Free Weather Reports For 1,000 Cities From Any Touchtone Phone

Thursday, June 15, 2006

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Whether it’s a quick weather update or a seven-day forecast, you’ll now be able to listen to it from any touchtone phone by dialing 611 and then a three-digit airport code for any of 1,000 cities you’re interested in. All you’ll need is a free Asterisk@Home or TrixBox server, the free Flite speech synthesis engine, our free MySQL database of airport codes and cities in the United States, and, of course, version 2 of our free Asterisk text-to-speech weather application. Here’s how …

Newbie’s Guide to TrixBox 1.0 and FreePBX 2.1.1, Part I

Newbie’s Guide to TrixBox 1.0 and FreePBX 2.1.1, Part I

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

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Here’s the definitive step-by-step guide to quickly installing the brand new Asterisk@Home replacement, TrixBox 1.0. It includes the CentOS 4.3 version of Linux and Asterisk 1.2.7.1. In addition, you’ll get an Apache web server, SendMail and Asterisk voicemail servers, MySQL, PHP, phpMyAdmin, SugarCRM, NVfaxdetect, Samba for Microsoft file sharing/networking, and much more. The whole project will take you about 90 minutes to complete, and it’s free of charge. This edition of the Newbie’s Guide also adds tips and tricks for those updating from a previous version of Asterisk@Home.

Weather, Weather, Everywhere: Asterisk Weather Forecasts at the Touch of a Button for Any U.S. City

Weather, Weather, Everywhere: Asterisk Weather Forecasts at the Touch of a Button for Any U.S. City

Thursday, May 18, 2006

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Ever wanted a weather report from your phone for any city in the U.S. with the touch of three buttons? You’re 15 minutes away. Here’s how …

Introducing Flite: A Voice Synthesis System That Really Works With Asterisk@Home

Introducing Flite: A Voice Synthesis System That Really Works With Asterisk@Home

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

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Today we finally have a solution for everyone that has wished for the good ol’ days when the Festival text-to-speech engine actually worked in Asterisk@Home…