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Introducing the Incredible Redialer for Asterisk

Introducing the Incredible Redialer for Asterisk

Monday, May 4, 2020

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If you’ve been a VoIP regular during the past decade then you’re probably already aware that the automatic redial function has disappeared from both Asterisk® and most SIP phones. In these difficult times of trying to connect with critical services and radio contests, we thought it was a good time to introduce the Incredible Redialer. It should perform well on most Asterisk platforms with FreePBX® as well as current releases of Incredible PBX®. How It Works. The Incredible Redialer assumes… Read More ›

Election Protection: Deploying Lenny to Block Robocalls

Election Protection: Deploying Lenny to Block Robocalls

Monday, April 20, 2020

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In the United States, some may be unaware that the FCC exempted elected federal officials and businesses with whom you do business from the stringent restrictions enacted against robocalls. That’s the reason you typically hear from your favorite politicians at about the time you sit down for that evening meal. In 2013, we implemented Brian West’s Lenny scripts for use with Asterisk®. We won’t regurgitate all of the background and legal considerations, but they are available in our original article… Read More ›

The Big 30: Incredible PBX 2020 Application User’s Guide

The Big 30: Incredible PBX 2020 Application User’s Guide

Monday, April 13, 2020

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For those just beginning the Incredible PBX® 2020 adventure, start here for CentOS 7 or here for the Raspberry Pi. Once your system is up and running, you’ll be ready to kick the tires. And today we’ll cover 30 applications for Asterisk® and FreePBX® that are included in the latest and greatest Incredible PBX server. Now that you have some time on your hands, continue learning about this powerful platform by reading this documentation. If you still have questions, post… Read More ›

Interconnect Incredible PBX 2020 to the Asterisk Mothership

Interconnect Incredible PBX 2020 to the Asterisk Mothership

Thursday, April 2, 2020

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The Holy Grail for a mobile VoIP solution is a simple way to connect back to your primary Asterisk® PBX via Wi-Fi from anywhere in the world to make and receive calls as if you never left. Let’s tick off the potential problems. First, many home-based PBXs are sitting behind NAT-based routers. Second, almost all remote Wi-Fi connections are made through a NAT-based router. Third, chances are the remote hosting platform blocks outgoing email from downstream servers such as a… Read More ›

1-Minute Wonder: Incredible PBX & Fax 2020 for Raspberry Pi

1-Minute Wonder: Incredible PBX & Fax 2020 for Raspberry Pi

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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As we’re all hunkered down hiding from the Coronavirus, it seemed a perfect time to finally tackle the project we’ve been putting off for longer than we care to publish, integrating Incredible Fax with HylaFax and Avantfax into the base image of Incredible PBX® 2020 on the Raspberry Pi 4 platform. This build also features Asterisk® 16 with the latest FreePBX® 15 GPL modules plus the feature sets of Incredible PBX® and RasPBX and RonR’s latest build. It includes support… Read More ›

Coping with Coronavirus: Working from Home with Asterisk

Coping with Coronavirus: Working from Home with Asterisk

Monday, March 16, 2020

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If one can only claim to be an expert in one subject matter, ours would be working from home building and deploying Asterisk®-based VoIP servers. We’ve been doing it for more than a decade. And, as the need for social distancing becomes imperative with the spread of COVID-19, working from home is by far the best antidote. For those with jobs in an actual office, you still need your computer and you still need transparent office phone call access. With… Read More ›

Travelin’ Man 3: A Plug-and-Play Firewall for Incredible PBX

Travelin’ Man 3: A Plug-and-Play Firewall for Incredible PBX

Monday, March 9, 2020

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Seven years ago we introduced Travelin’ Man 3 to simplify the task of securing the Incredible PBX® VoIP platforms. Today we want to reexamine the Travelin’ Man 3 firewall design for the benefit of those that are new to Asterisk® and FreePBX®. In the old days, FreePBX-based VoIP servers were notoriously vulnerable because of numerous bugs in the original FreePBX code which was developed by dozens of developers around the world with very different skill sets. Not only did you… Read More ›

An Incredible PBX Cloud Platform That’s Second to None

An Incredible PBX Cloud Platform That’s Second to None

Monday, March 2, 2020

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With mixed results, we’ve invested a lot of time scouring the Internet for reasonably priced cloud platform solutions for Incredible PBX®. The fatal flaw with many of the low-cost providers was bankruptcy. But today we have a winning solution that we’ve used for many years with excellent results. Vultr’s latest offer of a 30-day $100 credit means you can test out the performance levels of various Vultr instances to determine which best meets your needs. You can also try out… Read More ›