Cloud Computing

Incredible PBX for Debian 11: The Flexible Asterisk Solution

Incredible PBX for Debian 11: The Flexible Asterisk Solution

Monday, September 5, 2022

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We enjoy some infrequent entertainment reading the latest Reddit posts about Incredible PBX®. The comments range from "stealing FreePBX®" to "they move too fast" to "there are too many add-ons, only some of which I use." Most of the naysayers, of course, post anonymously. From the general tenor, it’s pretty simple to conclude that most of these folks have little clue about how open source development works much less any understanding of GPL licensing. Others are probably affiliated with competitors.… Read More ›

Today in History Returns to Incredible PBX with gTTS

Today in History Returns to Incredible PBX with gTTS

Monday, August 22, 2022

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If you’re a history buff and want a convenient way to find out everything that ever happened Today in History, then this week’s upgraded text to speech (TTS) application for Asterisk® should be just what you need. Pick up any phone connected to your Asterisk system and dial T-O-D-A-Y (86329 for the spelling-impaired). The script will retrieve today’s historical events of interest from HistoryOrb.com and play the results back to you over the phone using last week’s gTTS engine update.… Read More ›

gTTS: The Ultimate (free) Text-to-Speech Engine for Asterisk

gTTS: The Ultimate (free) Text-to-Speech Engine for Asterisk

Monday, August 15, 2022

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Telephony is all about person-to-person communications. But much of what we do in the real world involves gathering information from non-human sources. These include books, magazines, and newspapers as well as sources that provide real-time news, weather, sports scores, stock quotes, inventory and personnel data, reservation systems, and historical data from countless other sources. No modern phone system would be complete without providing an interface to this data and for that you’ll need a text-to-speech engine (TTS). We previously have… Read More ›

Move Over Alexa: Meet Wolfram Alpha for Incredible PBX

Move Over Alexa: Meet Wolfram Alpha for Incredible PBX

Monday, August 1, 2022

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Ever wished your Asterisk® server could harness the power of a 10,000 CPU Supercomputer to answer virtually any question you can dream up about the world we live in? Well, so long as it’s for non-commercial use, today’s your lucky day. Apple’s Siri™ and Amazon’s Alexa™ demonstrated just how amazing this technology can be. It began by coupling Wolfram Alpha® to a speech-to-text engine on the iPhone 4S. And now, thanks to IBM’s new speech transcription engine and Wolfram Alpha’s… Read More ›

Call By Name for Asterisk with IBM Voice Recognition Returns

Call By Name for Asterisk with IBM Voice Recognition Returns

Monday, July 25, 2022

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It’s been several years since we introduced our Call By Name script for Asterisk® using IBM’s Voice Recognition software. During that time, IBM has shifted gears on their pricing plans and their API methodology several times. So today we want to provide a new soup-to-nuts tutorial for those using Incredible PBX on the Raspberry Pi and Incredible PBX 2021 on both the Debian 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 platforms. If you have previously used IBM voice recognition (STT), be aware that… Read More ›

Happy Fourth: Our Gift to You — 17+ Years of Nerd Vittles

Happy Fourth: Our Gift to You — 17+ Years of Nerd Vittles

Monday, July 4, 2022

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$300 Chromebook Faceoff: ARM vs. x86? Which Is Better? Introducing Incredible PBX 2022 for the Raspberry Pi Oracle Cloud: Grab a Free Incredible PBX Cloud Server for Life Systems Integration and Public Participation with FreePBX A Walk on the Wild Side: Meet Incredible PBX for MX Linux Deal of the Year: OBi2182 Color WiFi Phones now $59.99 Interconnecting Asterisk Servers with PJsip and OpenVPN Migrating Incredible PBX 2022 to a PUBLIC-Facing Cloud PBX It’s Debian 11, Asterisk 19, & FreePBX… Read More ›

Oracle Cloud: Grab a Free Incredible PBX Cloud Server for Life

Oracle Cloud: Grab a Free Incredible PBX Cloud Server for Life

Monday, May 30, 2022

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It’s not every day that you get an opportunity to deploy an Incredible PBX® server on a cloud platform as robust as the one offered by Oracle®. And the fact that it won’t cost you a dime EVER makes this all the more appealing. This isn’t some bargain basement, crippled cloud platform with barely enough horsepower to get your server booted. Quite the contrary. This is an ARM-based Ubuntu 20.04 platform with 6GB of RAM, 45+ GB of storage, and… Read More ›

Systems Integration and Public Participation with FreePBX

Systems Integration and Public Participation with FreePBX

Monday, May 23, 2022

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It’s been an interesting few days in the FreePBX® VoIP community with a thread on the VoIP-Info.org and another on the FreePBX Forum. It’s prompted us to revisit what open source development is all about and what all of this means to those of you that rely upon Asterisk® and FreePBX. After the departure of the Schmooze folks from Sangoma, virtually all development has been moved behind closed doors with the first opportunity for public participation occurring after new features… Read More ›