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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 ›

The Gotcha-Free PBX: GVsip Gateway Service for Google Voice

The Gotcha-Free PBX: GVsip Gateway Service for Google Voice

Friday, April 3, 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 today the first of two SIP gateway offerings has arrived. With this new service, you simply create a standard SIP trunk on your Asterisk server of choice, associate your Google Voice account with the GVsip gateway service, and PRESTO! You get secure OAUTH authentication to Google Voice without worrying whether… Read More ›

Where to Begin: A Comparison of Open Source Features in Asterisk Aggregations

Where to Begin: A Comparison of Open Source Features in Asterisk Aggregations

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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We receive frequent inquiries requesting that we document the feature set in the open source Asterisk® distributions that Nerd Vittles writes about each week. So today we’re pleased to provide a Feature Matrix that we will attempt to keep current as we move forward. Just bookmark this page, and you can check back periodically to get a quick thumbnail sketch of what each of these distributions currently supports.1 A chart, of course, doesn’t tell the whole story. But it’s a… Read More ›

We Have a Dream, Too: The Return of (Gotcha-free) Open Source GPL Software

We Have a Dream, Too: The Return of (Gotcha-free) Open Source GPL Software

Monday, January 19, 2015

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History repeats itself. That’s the timeless old saying, and we have a theory about that. The reason history repeats itself is because most folks never spent much time studying history so they didn’t learn from the mistakes and greed of those that preceded them. Here’s our brief history lesson on technology and what we’ve learned about choosing a pumpkin. With a Single Pumpkin Provider, Expect to Take Home a Crappy Pumpkin! Let’s turn back the clock 30 years, shall we?… Read More ›

An Open Letter to Sangoma: Here’s to a New Beginning in 2015

An Open Letter to Sangoma: Here’s to a New Beginning in 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

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#83329085 / gettyimages.com 2015 is starting off with lots of surprises for the VoIP community so let’s get right to it. Sangoma Technologies has purchased Schmooze Com with all its assets including FreePBX® on January 1. You can read all about it here and here. Please do. The bottom line is the ownership of FreePBX has changed, but the development staff and presumably the future direction of the project have not. As usual, there is more than a little bad… Read More ›