Ubuntu/Debian

VirtualBox Wonder: It’s Incredible PBX for Debian 11

VirtualBox Wonder: It’s Incredible PBX for Debian 11

Monday, September 19, 2022

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If you’re new to the VoIP world and want to kick the tires to see what you’re missing, then today’s one minute setup is for you. You’ll get a $10 credit to try out some penny-a-minute calls and to purchase a $1 a month phone number in your choice of area codes. If you decide VoIP is not for you, you don’t have to buy anything ever. And you can use almost any desktop computer you already own to bring… Read More ›

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 ›

It’s Debian 11, Asterisk 19, & FreePBX 16: Come And Get It

It’s Debian 11, Asterisk 19, & FreePBX 16: Come And Get It

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

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We’ve been on a roll since March Madness by adding Rocky 8 to the Incredible PBX® portfolio. In addition to a native installer, we also added a VirtualBox image, a 5-minute CrownCloud setup, an amazing cloud-based platform for just $25 a year, and an experimental Debian 11, Asterisk 19, and FreePBX 16 platform. Now that fall is just around the corner, we have tweaked our three new Incredible PBX offerings: Debian 11, Asterisk® 19, and FreePBX® 16. So, if you… 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 ›

Deploying Incredible PBX with Microsoft Windows 11

Deploying Incredible PBX with Microsoft Windows 11

Monday, July 11, 2022

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Miracles happen every so often, but we never expected our Linux-based Incredible PBX platform to be running natively on the Microsoft Windows 11 desktop. Some have asked why you’d even want to do this when VirtualBox is available for Windows, and Incredible PBX VirtualBox images are available for Debian 10 and Rocky 8. The short answer is we got kernel crashes on our cheapo Windows 11 hardware. The longer answer is the VirtualBox days are numbered as it won’t run… Read More ›