It’s been five days since U-Rang hit the street and, with over 1,000 downloads, it seemed like a good time for an update. After all, it’s a new year so out with the old, and in with the new. Version 2 introduces an entirely new user interface (see inset) and an intuitive calling log based upon (what else) phone slips, two of the most requested additions from the early adopters.
All of the functionality of version 1 has been retained so you still can monitor multiple extensions on your Asterisk® system if you want to. When an incoming call arrives, the ubiquitous phone slip will pop up on your desktop with the time and date of the call as well as CallerIDname and number information of the caller. And, if you’re using the Nerd Vittles CallerID enhancements, then your Asterisk system will check the Google Phonebook, AnyWho, and AsteriDex for supplemental CallerID information in addition to what’s provided by your local phone company. The easiest way to get CallerID enhancements is to install either our PBX-in-a-Flash script for TrixBox 1.2.3 or the VMware version of TrixBox 1.2.3. Both are available by clicking the links at the top of this page.
We’ve also refined the user interface a bit so that the application can be installed on Windows systems in an office environment with no end-user ability to disable or terminate the application. And, yes, we know some of you want a SugarCRM link to the screen pop. But we had to save something for version 3. So stay tuned.
To download U-Rang II and for complete installation instructions, just visit our almost-ready-for-prime-time Best of Nerd Vittles site. Enjoy!