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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 ›

Introducing Incredible PBX 16 LITE for CentOS 7

Introducing Incredible PBX 16 LITE for CentOS 7

Monday, July 8, 2019

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We had a banner week with the introduction of Incredible PBX® LITE for Raspbian 10. What we heard privately from many users was that they’d always wanted a turnkey PBX that was preconfigured to make and receive calls. The irony of offering this platform without the FreePBX® GUI to celebrate Independence Day was not lost on many of our savvy supporters. And, while the bells and whistles were icing on the cake, many simply wanted a flexible VoIP platform that… Read More ›

Introducing Incredible PBX LITE featuring Raspbian 10

Introducing Incredible PBX LITE featuring Raspbian 10

Monday, July 1, 2019

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As you may know, the Raspberry Pi Foundation introduced the $35 Raspberry Pi 4 last week. In addition to jaw-dropping hardware enhancements, the introduction also included the new Raspbian 10 (Buster) platform which was surprising since Debian 10 isn’t scheduled for official release until the end of this week. As with prior releases, Raspbian 10 brought with it some major headaches for the VoIP community not the least of which is FreePBX® cannot (yet) be installed. But sometimes there’s a… Read More ›

Safely Deploying Incredible PBX on the Wide Open Internet

Safely Deploying Incredible PBX on the Wide Open Internet

Monday, June 3, 2019

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We’ve previously documented the benefits of SIP URI calling. Because the calls are free from and to anywhere in the world, the use case is compelling. The drawbacks, particularly with Asterisk® servers, have primarily centered around the security implications of exposing SIP on a publicly-accessible server. Today we want to take another look at an open Internet SIP implementation for Asterisk based upon the pioneering work of Dr. Lin Song back in the PBX in a Flash heyday. We’ve embellished… Read More ›

Best of Both Worlds: Safely Marrying Asterisk to OpenSIPS

Best of Both Worlds: Safely Marrying Asterisk to OpenSIPS

Monday, May 20, 2019

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Last week we introduced OpenSIPS, the multi-functional, multi-purpose signaling SIP server which can fulfill almost any communications function one can dream up except the unified communications tasks typically performed with a PBX such as Asterisk®. Today we want to marry the two platforms to give you the best of both worlds. For Incredible PBX® users, the primary advantage of adding an OpenSIPS front end is the elimination of the complexities associated with interacting with your PBX from remote sites with… Read More ›

The 5-Minute Wonder: OpenSIPS Server Takes the Cake

The 5-Minute Wonder: OpenSIPS Server Takes the Cake

Monday, May 13, 2019

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We covered Kamailio in our Part I article. And we’ve skipped writing about SIP server contestants two, three, and four because they each had a healthy dose of insurmountable problems… at least for us. So today we’re pleased to present Part V in our SIP server series. And, as the headline exclaims, with OpenSIPS we’ve found a platform that finally is worthy of your attention. Our requirements were fairly straightforward. We wanted an open source SIP server to which we… Read More ›

The Very Best Cellphone Plans and Smartphones for 2019

The Very Best Cellphone Plans and Smartphones for 2019

Monday, May 6, 2019

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You can read reviews of the best cellphone plans and smartphones until your eyes glaze over and still end up scratching your head when it comes to making a decision. Our approach is a little different. It’s about making smart choices based upon the specific requirements for you and your family. Let’s get the obvious criteria out of the way first. The cellphone provider that you choose has to work in your home, on your way to work, at your… Read More ›