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Tempus Fugit: Introducing Incredible PBX Alarm Clock for Asterisk and XiVO

Tempus Fugit: Introducing Incredible PBX Alarm Clock for Asterisk and XiVO

Monday, July 18, 2016

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So you’re in a hurry and need a quick way to remind yourself of an upcoming appointment. With Siri or your Apple Watch, you can say “Hey Siri, set an alarm for 9 a.m.” On an Android phone, just say “OK Google, set an alarm for 9 a.m.” And with the Amazon Echo, shout out “Alexa, set an alarm for 9 a.m.” But, hey, everyone doesn’t have a fancy smartphone or an Echo. Besides that, they’re not always convenient. If… Read More ›

The FUD Factor: Why Does the Asterisk Community Shoot Itself in the Foot?

The FUD Factor: Why Does the Asterisk Community Shoot Itself in the Foot?

Monday, November 16, 2015

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2015 has been quite the year for the Asterisk® VoIP community. First came the surprise announcement that Sangoma® had acquired FreePBX®. Next, Digium® caved on Asterisk-GUI and adopted FreePBX as their “free” distribution giving Sangoma a virtual monopoly in the Asterisk graphical user interface and aggregation market. And then the fireworks began. There were only two open source and GPL-compliant Asterisk aggregations left: Elastix® and PBX in a Flashâ„¢. We had been on a downhill slide with the Schmoozers for… Read More ›

FCC and Asterisk Now Provide The Tools Needed to Put an End to Robocalls

FCC and Asterisk Now Provide The Tools Needed to Put an End to Robocalls

Monday, November 2, 2015

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View image | gettyimages.com One of the biggest jokes in the U.S. telecommunications industry has been the FCC’s Do Not Call List, a convenient source of working phone numbers for all the spammers on Planet Earth to use. Despite the threat of heavy fines, the FCC received 215,000 complaints in 2014 regarding unwanted robocalls and spam texts. In June, the FCC promulgated new rules clarifying that service providers could offer robocall-blocking technologies to consumers and implement market-based solutions that consumers… Read More ›

The Rise and Fall of FreePIX: The 15-Year Journey of an Internet Sensation

The Rise and Fall of FreePIX: The 15-Year Journey of an Internet Sensation

Monday, July 27, 2015

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NOTE: While on vacation, we dreamed up this fictional company depicting fictitious events to highlight some of the potential pitfalls which could arise when transfers of ownership lead to unanticipated future operational changes. Lawyers get paid to think about this stuff. Today, you get the hypotheticals at no charge. Give them some thought. WARNING: Do NOT visit the .com address associated with our fictional company. It takes NSFW to a whole new level. Similarities to existing companies are purely coincidental.… Read More ›

Decisions, Decisions: Choosing the SOHO Asterisk Platform That’s Best For You

Decisions, Decisions: Choosing the SOHO Asterisk Platform That’s Best For You

Sunday, July 19, 2015

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View image | gettyimages.com Each year we like to revisit the topic of choosing the best Asterisk® platform for deployment in the home and small business environment. No solution is obviously right for everybody. But we think it’s important to sketch out the relevant factors that need careful evaluation before you begin the installation process. Our focus today is open source, GPL platforms with Asterisk for home or SOHO deployments. That excludes a broad swath of equally capable commercial or… Read More ›

View from the Trenches: A Fresh Look at VoIP Project Development in the Cloud

View from the Trenches: A Fresh Look at VoIP Project Development in the Cloud

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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The world of cloud-based computing has profoundly changed over the past year. And today we want to take a fresh look at the cloud landscape for those of you that spend considerable time experimenting or tweaking software applications either for customers or for your own organization. First, a brief paragraph of history. We began our cloud experiments almost seven years ago when Amazon S3 was still in its infancy. At the time, Amazon S3 was a real bargain even with… Read More ›

Firewalls and Internet Security: Separating FUD and Fiction in the VoIP World

Firewalls and Internet Security: Separating FUD and Fiction in the VoIP World

Thursday, April 23, 2015

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Some of us have spent years developing secure VoIP solutions for Asterisk® that protect your phone bill while bringing Cloud-based solutions within reach of virtually anyone. So it’s particularly disappointing when a hardware manufacturer spreads fear, uncertainty, and doubt in order to peddle their hardware. In this case, it happens to be Session Border Controllers (SBCs). We want you to watch this latest “infomercial” for yourself: https://youtu.be/Bp_7m64k_ko To hear Sangoma tell it, every VoIP server protected by merely a firewall… Read More ›

The Gotcha-Free PBX: Simon Telephonics New SIP Gateway for Google Voice

The Gotcha-Free PBX: Simon Telephonics New SIP Gateway for Google Voice

Monday, April 13, 2015

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We promised you that free Google Voice calling in the U.S. and Canada would soon be available on every Asterisk® platform whether the platform supported Asterisk Motif or not. And this week we’re covering the second SIP gateway offering for Google Voice. We introduced Bill Simon’s first Google Voice gateway back in June of 2012. This time around the latest iteration features secure OAUTH authentication so there’s no need to divulge your Google Voice credentials. Once you’ve set up your… Read More ›