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Lessons Learned: Circling Back for a Second Look at OpenSIPS

Lessons Learned: Circling Back for a Second Look at OpenSIPS

Monday, June 24, 2019

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Whenever we tackle a new VoIP platform especially for deployment on the open Internet, we think it’s prudent to circle back after a few weeks to review lessons learned and tie up all the loose ends. Today we’ll introduce a number of new KVM cloud providers around the globe at rock-bottom prices plus some new additions to enhance our OpenSIPS firewall design. If you’re just getting started with OpenSIPS, check out the new KVM offerings below and then hop over… Read More ›

Virtual Paradise: It’s Incredible PBX 13-13.10 for VMware

Virtual Paradise: It’s Incredible PBX 13-13.10 for VMware

Monday, June 17, 2019

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Let’s face it. Virtual Machines are the future of server administration. Whether you prefer your own dedicated hardware or cloud-based resources managed by you or someone else, virtual platforms are the way to go. You get more bang for the buck out of your hardware by pooling resources for multiple tasks. VMware® and VirtualBox® make it easy. Today we’re pleased to introduce our latest build for VMware. It provides the latest Asterisk® 13 and FreePBX® 13 GPL components from source… Read More ›

The One-Minute Installer: Deploying Asterisk on the Internet

The One-Minute Installer: Deploying Asterisk on the Internet

Monday, June 10, 2019

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Last week we introduced a new methodology for deploying Incredible PBX® and Asterisk® on the wide open Internet. And this week we’ve put all the pieces together in a One-Minute Installer that will transform any Incredible PBX 13-13.10 server into a public-facing server platform in under a minute. Today you not only get the cupcake, but also some of the sprinkles in the form of tips or scripts to whitelist providers and users, to adjust countries on the blacklists, to… 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 ›

Skyetel Introduces a Spring Boatload of New VoIP Features

Skyetel Introduces a Spring Boatload of New VoIP Features

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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Spring is sprung and what better time for our Platinum Sponsor, Skyetel, to introduce a boatload of new features for their already outstanding, triple-redundant VoIP platform. Better yet, you still can take advantage of their half-price VoIP offer on up to $500 of communications services. Whether your wish list included SMS and MMS messaging , or faxing, or SPAM call filtering, or endpoint monitoring, or call recording and transcription, today’s your lucky day. You get all of them in the… 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 ›