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Amazon’s Alexa Now Available for Incredible PBX 2020

Amazon’s Alexa Now Available for Incredible PBX 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020

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Loyal readers already know that voice recognition applications occupy a special place in the Incredible PBX® toolchest. Over 8 years ago, we introduced Wolfram Alpha integrating the world’s largest almanac into Asterisk®. And today we’re pleased to add Amazon’s Alexa to the Incredible PBX fold for our latest Raspberry Pi and CentOS 7 builds. Just dial 5555 and tell Alexa what you’d like to know or do. If you’ve been sleeping under a rock these past few years, Alexa provides… Read More ›

Free IBM Voicemail Transcription with Incredible PBX 2020

Free IBM Voicemail Transcription with Incredible PBX 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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There are many commercial voicemail transcription services for Asterisk® PBXs, but none hold a candle to the speech-to-text (STT) quality of the IBM Cloud offering known as Watson® STT, formerly known as Bluemix TTS. The pricing structure is second to none. On the Standard Pricing Plan, voicemail transcription is 2¢ per minute with no rounding of minutes. Or, for voicemail transcription in most households, choose the LITE plan which offers 500 minutes a month at no cost and with no… Read More ›

Return of Free Voicemail Transcription & Voice Dialing

Return of Free Voicemail Transcription & Voice Dialing

Monday, January 20, 2020

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It’s been a bumpy road for Speech-to-Text solutions with Asterisk® since Google pulled the rug out from under their (formerly) free offering. We found a partial solution with IBM’s offering which now provides 500 free minutes a month on their LITE plan, or you can choose their Standard Pricing Plan and pay 2¢ a minute for all you can eat. Be advised that the IBM offerings have changed three times in the last year. But we’ve been searching for turnkey… Read More ›

Going Public with Incredible PBX 16 and VitalPBX 2.3.8

Going Public with Incredible PBX 16 and VitalPBX 2.3.8

Monday, October 21, 2019

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As part of our ongoing development efforts, we maintain about a dozen honeypot servers across the U.S. and Canada to monitor the latest adventures of the bad guys. Security becomes especially important for those wishing to live on the bleeding edge and deploy a cloud-based, public-facing VoIP server. Today we want to walk you through our latest suggestions to set up and secure a VitalPBX platform using just the built-in FirewallD, IPset, and Fail2Ban components. If you opt to deploy… Read More ›

Introducing Incredible PBX Custom Contexts for VitalPBX

Introducing Incredible PBX Custom Contexts for VitalPBX

Monday, October 14, 2019

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Last week we introduced Incredible PBX for VitalPBX 2.3.8 to the Asterisk® community. And today we’re pleased to present the first of many Incredible PBX® add-ons, Allison’s DEMO IVR featuring text-to-speech and voice recognition utilities that take your Asterisk PBX to a whole new level. When we’re finished, you’ll have Headlines News, Weather Reports, Today in History, Wolfram Alpha, Voice Recognition apps to call people in your AsteriDex phonebook and to call anyone else by simply speaking the number to… Read More ›

Mastering the Incredible PBX 16-15 Feature Set with Raspbian

Mastering the Incredible PBX 16-15 Feature Set with Raspbian

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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This week we’ll finish up our introduction of Incredible PBX® 16-15 for the Raspberry Pi with a quick look at some of the additional features that are offered on this new platform and that were not covered in our first and second articles. These include text-to-speech apps for news, weather, and today in history as well as the sample ODBC apps for speed dialing and employee data base lookups. We’ll also walk you through the conferencing setup and document the… Read More ›

Icing on the Cake for Incredible PBX 16-15 and Raspberry Pi

Icing on the Cake for Incredible PBX 16-15 and Raspberry Pi

Monday, August 19, 2019

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In our last article, we introduced Incredible PBX® 16-15 featuring Asterisk® 16 and FreePBX® 15 on the new Raspberry Pi 4 with Raspbian 10. But we’re just getting started. Today we want to show off the real power of this $35 on-premise platform with the addition of IBM’s voice recognition software. Your first 500 minutes a month are free. In conjunction with Incredible PBX, you’ll get flawless transcription and email delivery of your voicemail messages plus a voice dialer that… Read More ›

UC on Steroids: Incredible PBX for Issabel Joins the Cloud

UC on Steroids: Incredible PBX for Issabel Joins the Cloud

Friday, February 1, 2019

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We’re pleased to introduce the 2019 edition of Incredible PBX® for Issabel featuring new VPS cloud provider support and one-minute setup for Skyetel SIP trunking. One of the limitations of Issabel 4 has been the required use of the ISO installer to deploy Asterisk® 13. This 2019 release addresses that limitation and lets you do a fully scripted install using one of our four recommended $7 to $15 a year VPS cloud providers. This new release includes our next generation… Read More ›