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Introducing Incredible PBX 2022 for Rocky 8 Linux

Introducing Incredible PBX 2022 for Rocky 8 Linux

Monday, January 17, 2022

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As we celebrate the 17th birthday of Nerd Vittles this week, it seemed only fitting to introduce a new version of Incredible PBX 2022 which will carry telephony forward until the end of this decade. For history buffs, you may recall that CentOS used to be a perfect clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux… until it wasn’t when RedHat decided to morph CentOS into a development sandbox known as CentOS Stream. And then along came Gregory Kurtzer, the original developer… Read More ›

Oh My God, It’s Omicron!

Oh My God, It’s Omicron!

Friday, December 31, 2021

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We had a near perfect Christmas vacation in Vero Beach this year. There were a couple of terrific mask-free parties leading up to the big day, and they were all loaded with great food and enough college kids to open our own tavern. We also had dined out several nights before Christmas so we have no idea where Omicron was hiding. Then December 27 rolled around and, after two years of remaining Cootie-free, I woke up with the sniffles and… Read More ›

Santa’s Surprise: Free Faxing Returns for FreePBX 16

Santa’s Surprise: Free Faxing Returns for FreePBX 16

Saturday, December 25, 2021

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As most of you know, free faxing with HylaFax, AvantFax, and IAXmodem has been an integral component of Incredible PBX since its introduction. That changed with the Incredible PBX 2022 Beta release last week because of the FreePBX® 16 prerequisite of a PHP 7.4 platform. That prompted us to become a student again and explore the possibility of deploying two simultaneously available versions of PHP. AvantFax is the web GUI for sending and receiving free faxes. It is no longer… Read More ›

It’s Incredible PBX 2022 Beta with Asterisk 19 & FreePBX 16

It’s Incredible PBX 2022 Beta with Asterisk 19 & FreePBX 16

Monday, December 13, 2021

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For those with a pioneering spirit, we are pleased to introduce the Incredible PBX 2022 Beta 1 upgrade for the Incredible PBX 2021 Debian 10 platform. This upgrade features the latest release of Asterisk® 19 and includes all FreePBX® 16 GPL modules. It should not (yet) be used in a production environment, but it’s fun to experiment especially when it’s the only implementation of FreePBX currently available for Asterisk 19. Prerequisites. To get started you’ll need an Incredible PBX 2021… Read More ›

The $10,000 Hoax: Meet Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Vehicle

The $10,000 Hoax: Meet Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Vehicle

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Elon Musk has called Tesla’s pricey $10,000 full self-driving option "amazing by most standards, but we are aiming for 1000% safer than the average human driver,” Here’s our take after 10 minutes behind the wheel with Tesla’s tenth FSD beta release. We’ll all be dead before Elon ever achieves that goal. And, unless you’ve chosen today as your last day above ground on Planet Earth, turn this "feature" off and leave it that way. Better yet, don’t buy it. To… Read More ›

Migrating Incredible PBX 2021 to a PUBLIC Facing Cloud PBX

Migrating Incredible PBX 2021 to a PUBLIC Facing Cloud PBX

Thursday, November 11, 2021

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Today we want to again enhance the migration of Incredible PBX 2021 into a PUBLIC-facing Cloud PBX. What that means is authorized users can connect a SIP phone to the PBX regardless of where the user might be located without worries about an ever-changing dynamic IP address and the requirement to whitelist the new IP address. A PUBLIC-facing PBX also provides free SIP URI connectivity to users of your PBX by anyone from anywhere in the world. In other words,… Read More ›

An Electronics Home Makeover for the 21st Century

An Electronics Home Makeover for the 21st Century

Saturday, October 23, 2021

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It was a sad day when we finally sold our Bozak Concert Grand speakers this year after enjoying them for over half a century. They were a graduation present from "Papa Gene" Newsom of Newsom’s Music Center when I graduated from law school in 1971. The sale got me thinking that I really needed to write about what has changed in home entertainment now that we’ve turned the page to another century. Back then, there was no Internet or Spotify,… Read More ›

Introducing OpenSIPS 3 for Incredible PBX and Debian 10

Introducing OpenSIPS 3 for Incredible PBX and Debian 10

Monday, October 4, 2021

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Today we’re pleased to introduce an updated OpenSIPS installer for Debian 10 featuring the latest release of OpenSIPS. Our previous tutorial with Debian 8 is now obsolete, an all-too-frequent occurrence in the open source world. Today’s open source SIP server lets you connect users to make and receive free as well as commercial calls worldwide. There’s excellent documentation making it easy to integrate into our existing Incredible PBX platform without hiring a consultant. It’s also straight-forward to secure without providing… Read More ›