Archive for December, 2005

The Music Frontier: Taming Streaming Audio for Music on Hold with Asterisk

The Music Frontier: Taming Streaming Audio for Music on Hold with Asterisk

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

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Finally … a step-by-step tutorial that shows how to quickly deploy streaming audio as your default Music on Hold source for Asterisk. And a belated Christmas present for you: free 411 calls in the U.S.

The Last Frontier: Handling Incoming Faxes with Asterisk

The Last Frontier: Handling Incoming Faxes with Asterisk

Sunday, December 25, 2005

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Today we provide a step-by-step Asterisk incoming fax solution which works reliably with PSTN, SIP, and IAX trunks. No dedicated fax line or additional hardware required!

Newbie’s Guide to Asterisk@Home 2.2: Unabridged Soup-to-Nuts Installation Guide

Newbie’s Guide to Asterisk@Home 2.2: Unabridged Soup-to-Nuts Installation Guide

Thursday, December 15, 2005

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Here’s the definitive step-by-step guide to quickly installing the latest and greatest version of Asterisk@Home: version 2.2 which includes the CentOS 4.2 version of Linux and Asterisk 1.2.1. In addition, you’ll get an Apache web server, SendMail and Comedian mail servers, MySQL, PHP, phpMyAdmin, SugarCRM, and much more. The whole project will take you about 90 minutes to complete, and it’s free of charge.

Backups and Redundancy with Asterisk

Backups and Redundancy with Asterisk

Monday, December 12, 2005

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This is the first in a series of articles on backups and redundancy for Asterisk servers. In today’s installment, we provide the recipe for automating backups between Asterisk systems or any two systems running the Linux, BSD, or Mac OS X operating system.

Follow-Me Cruising: Implementing Bluetooth Proximity Detection with Asterisk and a TomTom GPS

Follow-Me Cruising: Implementing Bluetooth Proximity Detection with Asterisk and a TomTom GPS

Wednesday, December 7, 2005

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Today we review the TomTom Go GPS units and show you how to connect one up to an Asterisk-based Bluetooth Proximity Detection system or, better yet, a home automation system to warm up that hot tub.

Introducing Asterisk@Home 2.1: Yet Another Soup to Nuts Installation Guide

Introducing Asterisk@Home 2.1: Yet Another Soup to Nuts Installation Guide

Friday, December 2, 2005

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Here’s the definitive step-by-step guide to quickly installing the latest and greatest version of Asterisk@Home: version 2.1 which includes the CentOS 4.2 version of Linux and Asterisk 1.2. In addition, you’ll get an Apache web server, SendMail and Comedian mail servers, MySQL, PHP, phpMyAdmin, SugarCRM, and much more. The whole project will take you about 90 minutes to complete, and it’s free of charge.