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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 ›

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 ›

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 ›