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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 ›

30 Minutes to Paradise: Incredible PBX for Ubuntu 14.04 is Ready for Primetime

30 Minutes to Paradise: Incredible PBX for Ubuntu 14.04 is Ready for Primetime

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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A few months ago, we introduced a preview of Incredible PBX for Ubuntu 14. And now we’re pleased to release the latest production-ready version with all the bells and whistles including Incredible Fax featuring HylaFax and AvantFax. Introducing Incredible PBX 11 for Ubuntu 14.04 Today’s plan is to build a production-ready version of Incredible PBX with Ubuntu 14.04 that mimics the functionality of our previous builds with literally dozens of turnkey applications that show off the very best features of… Read More ›

Lessons Learned: Getting Started in the Billion Dollar VoIP Business

Lessons Learned: Getting Started in the Billion Dollar VoIP Business

Monday, December 29, 2014

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So you’ve built a few VoIP PBXs for your neighbors and your friends’ small businesses. And now you want to make a living doing it full time. After all, it wasn’t that hard to get started since all of the VoIP software was practically free, and the hardware investment was only a few hundred bucks. But now your friends need a way to make reliable phone calls every day, and they want someone to call when the phones don’t work.… Read More ›

Santa’s Technology Roundup: The Best Products of 2014 with Some Surprises

Santa’s Technology Roundup: The Best Products of 2014 with Some Surprises

Monday, December 22, 2014

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View image | gettyimages.com Once a year we like to pause and take a look back at 10 technology products that really grabbed our attention. 2014 will be remembered as a spectacular year. So here’s what made the Nerd Vittles short list for 2014… Smartphone of the Year: It’s a 5-Way Tie And the winners in no particular order… Galaxy Note 4, iPhone 6+, LG G3, HTC One M8, and Moto X.1 So which should you choose if you can… Read More ›

Incredible PBX on Steroids: The Asterisk-GUI Project Rolls On (Chapter 3)

Incredible PBX on Steroids: The Asterisk-GUI Project Rolls On (Chapter 3)

Monday, December 15, 2014

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We’re big fans of the new hybrid vehicles especially the Cadillac ELR. It combines an electric motor with a gas generator to give you the best of both worlds. For in-town driving, you get terrific performance at 1.5ยข/mile using pure electric power. But you’re not hamstrung from venturing out to anywhere you choose using a traditional gas engine that can be refueled quickly at any time. In a nutshell, that’s the design philosophy that’s inspired development of Incredible PBX for… Read More ›

Incredible PBX on Steroids: The Asterisk-GUI Dial Plan Basics (Chapter 2)

Incredible PBX on Steroids: The Asterisk-GUI Dial Plan Basics (Chapter 2)

Monday, December 8, 2014

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We’re making steady progress on the Incredible PBX for Asterisk-GUI project. If you didn’t read last week’s introductory article, start there. This week we’ve had to wrestle with one of the stark realities of taking someone else’s turnkey code and attempting to bolt on enhancements. As previously noted, Asterisk-GUI works all of its magic by manipulating Asterisk® config files directly with no outside storage of settings in either MySQL or the Asterisk DB. This is a good thing… at least… Read More ›

Incredible PBX on Steroids: The Asterisk-GUI Pilgrimage Begins (Chapter 1)

Incredible PBX on Steroids: The Asterisk-GUI Pilgrimage Begins (Chapter 1)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

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As the holiday season gets underway with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and especially Festivus, we thought it might be interesting to actually provide a running dialog of how a new Asterisk® project is born and what hurdles and solutions are encountered along the way. We mentioned last week that we were dusting off Mark Spencer’s Asterisk-GUI with hopes of transforming it into an updated Asterisk 11 platform for hobbyists and SOHO telephony users with many of the ease-of-use touches that have… Read More ›

VoIP Navigation Guide: Getting Started with Asterisk and FreePBX

VoIP Navigation Guide: Getting Started with Asterisk and FreePBX

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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#200335385-001 / gettyimages.com When you were just getting started with Asterisk® in the early days, you had two choices: hire a consultant to build you an Asterisk system or start with Asterisk@Home and learn it yourself. That was a disaster for many folks. Times have changed, and there are literally dozens of aggregations and platforms from which to choose. But the question we continue to hear is "What’s the best way to get started?" Today’s VoIP Navigation Guide will help… Read More ›