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Introducing Atomic Flash: 15-Minute Turnkey Asterisk Installs

PBX in a Flash offers a number of Asterisk- compatible PBX solutions to meet virtually every need. These range from base installs of Asterisk 1.4 and 1.6 in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors. In addition, the Orgasmatron builds provide turnkey installs for Everex gPC systems and Dell PowerEdge SC440 and T100 servers. And our recent VPN in a Flash build for the Acer Aspire One NetBook introduced the ultimate portable, secure traveling communications server including the Hamachi VPN.

For 2009 we round out our offerings with the ultimate development tool, a bootable USB flash drive which can create turnkey, full-featured Asterisk PBX systems in 15 minutes or less. As its name suggests, this build was specially engineered for the new Atom-based motherboards found in most netbooks although it works just fine with Dell’s PowerEdge T100 servers as well. Many of the newer netbooks lack a CD/DVD drive so a bootable flash installer is ideal. In addition to a current generation computer, you’ll also need an 80GB or larger SATA disk drive which can be configured as sda1, sda2, and sda3. RAID setups are not yet supported unless you’re very familiar with reconfiguring Mondo Restores. With your new computer in hand, just plug in the Atomic Flash, and boot the computer from the flash drive. Type nuke and have a cup of coffee. When you return in 15 minutes and type a couple commands, your system will be ready for deployment. Add your trunk providers, match phones to the preconfigured extensions, secure passwords, and you’re all set. It’s that easy!

Make no mistake. This is a Bleeding Edge installer featuring a Fedora 10 Remix1 that’s less than a week old. It supports the latest and greatest motherboards, wired and WiFi networks, and it includes the KDE graphical user interface for those that love GUIs. Out of the box, it provides a functioning softphone as well as your own private Hamachi VPN connecting up to 15 additional systems so the entire setup can be deployed as a mobile communications hub in less time and for less money than most folks spend on their breakfast.

For those that demo systems for a living, no one will touch this presentation. Just show up at a customer site with a $300 Acer Aspire One NetBook and an Aastra 57i business phone. While the customer watches the Atomic Flash build a new PBX in a Flash server from the ruins of a Windows XP clunker, you can connect and configure the 57i and explain how simple VoIP networks can be.

When you finish your 10-minute slide show, your system will be operational. Dial any 800 number from your Aastra phone, and presto… instant, flawless communications! Now explain to the customer what the world of penny-a-minute communications is all about with every call between PBX in a Flash systems and other SIP phones absolutely free… worldwide.

Friends of PIAF. So how do you get one? If you don’t mind a preproduction version, which means we have to custom-build every flash drive, here’s how to get yours. First, this offer is for a limited time (until we get sick of cloning flash drives). And don’t expect to receive your unit overnight. In fact, it may be several weeks or more depending upon how busy we get with other Honey-Do’s. But we won’t forget you!

Now what? Just make a contribution of $50 or more to the PBX in a Flash project through PayPal, and we’ll give you one (as in gift for free), and we’ll even pay the shipping. Limit of one per contributor please! Keep in mind that $50 barely covers the cost of the 8GB flash drive, the shipping, the PayPal commission, and the labor (at 5¢ an hour) so your generosity is most appreciated. And when we get tired of working for 5¢ an hour, we’ll holler. :-)

Once your Atomic Flash device arrives, please visit http://atomicflash.org or http://pbxonaflash.com for complete installation instructions.


The Perfect Complement. The stars have all lined up to provide a perfect opportunity for you to purchase a state-of-the-art NetBook. Click or hover on the image above for details. If you’d prefer a server, you now can grab a Dell Poweredge T100 server with dual 160GB SATA drives and 2GB of RAM saving $397 off the list price. Either hardware works great with Atomic Flash.

Are You Crazy? Why Are You Doing This? Well, yes and because it’s the First Anniversary of PBX in a Flash! We want everyone to experience PBX in a Flash in all its greatness now that we’ve got it down to a 15-minute walk in the park. These are tough economic times for many businesses around the world, and we want you to help us spread the word about the savings that can be realized through Voice Over IP. We also want to encourage those of you on the fence about a career to enter the Asterisk® reseller community, and we’re doing our part by providing the perfect sales and development tool.

So now’s your chance. We hope you’ll tell every business acquaintance and friend you have about PBX in a Flash. And you have our heartfelt thanks for your continuing support. It’s been a blast!


Some Recent Nerd Vittles Articles of Interest…

  1. Fedora and the Infinity design logo are trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. Asterisk is a registered trademark of Digium, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners. This software aggregation is neither provided nor supported by the Fedora Project and contains non-Fedora and modified Fedora content. Official Fedora software is available through the Fedora Project website []

The Ultimate Asterisk Telephony Appliance

gPC miniWe’ve been quietly waiting for Everex to finally get its act together and deliver the Ultimate Asterisk® Telephony Appliance for SOHO users and organizations. Truth be told, it’s the reason we shelved our original VPN in a Flash desktop unit from last August. Thanks to NewEgg, it’s now available and it’s dirt cheap… if you hurry. Would you believe $339 for the gPC mini ET2400. And with this coupon link, you can knock off another $11 and some change. Just sign up for a free eBates account and follow the eBates link to NewEgg to save 2% on your total order plus another $5 for signing up. We, of course, get five dollars wealthier in the process as well.

In addition to a fantastic-looking, small-footprint mini knockoff of your favorite fruit-inspired hardware, here’s what $339 buys you if you act quickly:

  • 2.0GHz Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Mobile Processor T2450
  • 2MB L2 Cache
  • 160GB SATA Hard Drive
  • 2GB DDR2 667 SDRAM
  • Slot-In DVD-ROM/DVD-RAM/DVD±RW Drive (Double Layer support)
  • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator GMA950
  • Realtek ALC268 High-Definition Audio
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet Port
  • 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth Wireless
  • DVI-I Port with DVI to VGA/D-sub Adapter
  • S-Video Port
  • IEEE 1394 Firewire Port
  • (4) USB 2.0 Ports
  • 4-in1 Media Card Reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro)
  • Headphone/Line-Out Port
  • Microphone/Line-In Port
  • Windows Vista Home Premium (for your nearest trash can)

gPC miniYes, you won’t be needing Windows for your new Ultimate Asterisk Telephony Appliance. Very shortly, Nerd Vittles will introduce its turnkey USB flash installer which brings you every Asterisk bell and whistle on the planet in under 15 minutes. We had hoped to introduce the new flash drives this week to celebrate the beginning of Nerd Vittles Fifth Year. But the pricing on 8GB flash drives that provide the compatibility we need to facilitate duplication just weren’t there so we’ll just wait a few weeks until they are. In the meantime, you can order up your new system and enjoy Windows at its very worst for a week or two while realizing a substantial $150 savings on your system. Enjoy!


Want a Bootable PBX in a Flash Drive? Our bootable USB flash installer for PBX in a Flash will provide all of the goodies in the VPN in a Flash system featured last month on Nerd Vittles. You can build a complete turnkey system using almost any current generation PC with a SATA drive and our flash installer in less than 15 minutes!

If you’d like to put your name in the hat for a chance to win a free one delivered to your door, just post a comment below with your best PBX in a Flash story.1

Be sure to include your real email address which will not be posted. The winner will be chosen by drawing an email address out of a hat (the old fashioned way!) from all of the comments posted over the next couple weeks. All of the individuals whose comments were used in today’s story will automatically be included in the drawing as well. Good luck to everyone and Happy New Year!!


New Fonica Special. If you want to communicate with the rest of the telephones in the world, then you’ll need a way to route outbound calls (terminations) to their destination. For outbound calling, we recommend you establish accounts with several providers. We’ve included two of the very best! These include Joe Roper’s new service for PBX in a Flash as well as our old favorite, Vitelity. To get started with the Fonica service, just visit the web site and register. You can choose penny a minute service in the U.S. Or premium service is available for a bit more. Try both. You’ve got nothing to lose! In addition, Fonica offers some of the best international calling rates in the world. And Joe Roper has almost a decade of experience configuring and managing these services. So we have little doubt that you’ll love the service AND the support. To sign up in the USA and be charged in U.S. Dollars, sign up here. To sign up for the European Service and be charged in Euros, sign up here. See the Fonica image which tells you everything you need to know about this terrific new offering. In addition to being first rate service, Fonica is one of the least expensive and most reliable providers on the planet.
 
New Vitelity Special. Vitelity has generously offered a new discount for PBX in a Flash users. You now can get an almost half-price DID and 60 free minutes from our special Vitelity sign-up link. If you’re seeking the best flexibility in choosing an area code and phone number plus the lowest entry level pricing plus high quality calls, then Vitelity is the hands-down winner. Vitelity provides Tier A DID inbound service in over 3,000 rate centers throughout the US and Canada. And, when you use our special link to sign up, the Nerd Vittles and PBX in a Flash projects get a few shekels down the road while you get an incredible signup deal as well. The going rate for Vitelity’s DID service is $7.95 a month which includes up to 4,000 incoming minutes on two simultaneous channels with terminations priced at 1.45¢ per minute. Not any more! For PBX in a Flash users, here’s a deal you can’t (and shouldn’t) refuse! Sign up now, and you can purchase a Tier A DID with unlimited incoming calls for just $3.99 a month and you get a free hour of outbound calling to test out their call quality. To check availability of local numbers and tiers of service from Vitelity, click here. Do not use this link to order your DIDs, or you won’t get the special pricing! After the free hour of outbound calling, Vitelity’s rate is just 1.44¢ per minute for outbound calls in the U.S. There is a $35 prepay when you sign up. This covers future usage and any balance is fully refundable if you decide to discontinue service with Vitelity.
 


Some Recent Nerd Vittles Articles of Interest…

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