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VoIPtopia: Google Services with Incredible PBX and PIAF5

VoIPtopia: Google Services with Incredible PBX and PIAF5

Monday, November 14, 2016

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It’s been a while since we provided a fresh look at Google Voice, Google SMS messaging, and Google’s Speech Recognition labyrinth which have been integral components of Incredible PBX for many years. For those living in the United States, here’s a soup-to-nuts tutorial to get all of the services deployed quickly on any Incredible PBX platform including XiVO and Elastix as well as on the new freeware releases of Ombutel and PBX in a Flash 5 powered by 3CX. On… Read More ›

XiVO Nirvana: Cloud Hosting with SIP Service for 15¢ a Day

XiVO Nirvana: Cloud Hosting with SIP Service for 15¢ a Day

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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Unlike in the Ma Bell era, the real beauty of VoIP technology is being able to experiment with different providers and never having to put all your eggs in one basket. And today we’re pleased to introduce a new XiVO hosting and trunk combination that provides first-class service at truly incredible price points. For the XiVO cloud provider, we’ve chosen OVH, a cloud platform that was recommended to us by our friends at 3CX. It also works great with the… Read More ›

The Stealth AutoAttendant for Incredible PBX and PIAF5

The Stealth AutoAttendant for Incredible PBX and PIAF5

Monday, October 31, 2016

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This week we’re dusting off an oldie but goodie, The Stealth AutoAttendant. If you missed our original column 8 years ago, here’s a quick refresher. When a call comes into your PBX, a generic greeting is played: “Thanks for calling. Please hold a moment while we locate someone to take your call.” Then the call is transferred to an extension or ring group. Stealth comes into play because this is really an AutoAttendant and, while the greeting is played, a… Read More ›

Free At Last: Introducing PBX in a Flash 5

Free At Last: Introducing PBX in a Flash 5

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Today is a big day. We are thrilled to introduce PBX in a Flash 5 powered by 3CX®. As many of you know, 3CX has been a platinum sponsor of Nerd Vittles for quite some time so this may not be a complete surprise. The good news is a new Debian-based PIAF5 ISO is now available to ease the installation process for those getting their feet wet with Linux for the first time. Debian 8 is a terrific Linux distribution… Read More ›

Introducing Incredible PBX with XiVO Snapshots

Introducing Incredible PBX with XiVO Snapshots

Monday, October 10, 2016

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If you’ve been following along in our XiVO adventure with Incredible PBX, you already know that there were a significant number of configuration hoops to jump through once the base install was finished. While these steps are well documented in the original Incredible PBX for XiVO tutorial, there still were plenty of opportunities for typos and skipping steps. Any misstep could spell the difference in a perfectly functioning PBX and one that couldn’t make or receive calls. Today we’re pleased… Read More ›

Type It or Say It: Asterisk SMS Messaging Returns with Incredible PBX for XiVO

Type It or Say It: Asterisk SMS Messaging Returns with Incredible PBX for XiVO

Monday, October 3, 2016

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We continue our XiVO adventure today with two simple additions to the Incredible PBX for XiVO dialplan that enable SMS messaging both from SIP phones such as the Yealink T46G and using voice recognition from any XiVO phone. To implement SMS messaging, you’ll need at least one Google Voice account configured. To implement the voice recognition option, you’ll also need to first enable voice recognition on your Incredible PBX for XiVO server. The prerequisites for SMS Messaging from a SIP… Read More ›

Integrating SIP URIs into XiVO for Free Worldwide Calling

Integrating SIP URIs into XiVO for Free Worldwide Calling

Monday, September 26, 2016

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It’s been a while since we’ve explored SIP URIs and all of the advantages that SIP URI calling brings to your PBX. Number one on that list is FREE calling to and from anyone on the planet so long as both of you have an Internet connection with a SIP phone or a VoIP server such as Incredible PBX for XiVO. SIP URIs are the fundamental building blocks for VoIP technology. Consider this. If everyone in the world had a… Read More ›

Never Miss a Meeting: Google Calendar Alerts for XiVO

Never Miss a Meeting: Google Calendar Alerts for XiVO

Monday, September 19, 2016

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Today we’re pleased to dust off an oldie but goodie and to introduce Google Calendar integration for XiVO and Asterisk® 13.1 This gets you a reminder call at any number you choose based upon the Notification time that is set whenever you schedule a meeting or appointment in your Google Calendar. Our special thanks to Terry Wilson for his pioneering work at Digium® on the calendaring API. Together with the flexibility that XiVO affords out of the box, it made… Read More ›