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$300 Chromebook Faceoff: ARM vs. x86? Which Is Better?

$300 Chromebook Faceoff: ARM vs. x86? Which Is Better?

Monday, June 27, 2022

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We’ve written about the Chromebook before, but today presents an interesting dilemma. Should you choose an ARM-based Chromebook for a bit better performance or an x86-based Chromebook for application flexibility? This becomes even more interesting when one recalls that Apple is poised to dump Intel processors and move exclusively to the ARM platform for all of its next generation machines. The short answer is it depends upon your use case. Cell phones and tablets traditionally have relied upon ARM processors… Read More ›

Introducing Incredible PBX 2022 for the Raspberry Pi

Introducing Incredible PBX 2022 for the Raspberry Pi

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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It’s been a year and a half since our last Incredible PBX® release for the Raspberry Pi platform, and the RasPi enhancements just keep coming. The latest RasPi 4 supports dual 4K monitors, two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, gigabit Ethernet, a USB-C power supply, a Broadcom BCM2711, Quad core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC running at 1.5GHz, and POE connectivity with the addition of the POE Hat. You can read all about it here. Incredible PBX 2022… 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 ›

A Walk on the Wild Side: Meet Incredible PBX for MX Linux

A Walk on the Wild Side: Meet Incredible PBX for MX Linux

Monday, May 16, 2022

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This week’s adventure is just for fun. It’s a VirtualBox® Beauty featuring Incredible PBX®, Asterisk® 18, FreePBX® 15, and MX Linux 21.1. If you’re unfamiliar with MX Linux, it is one of the slickest Debian aggregations because it seamlessly integrates a desktop GUI featuring Xfce Desktop, KDE, and fluxbox into a Debian 11 platform with native support for LibreOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, SAMBA, and some awesome games and music utilities including Clementine. If all of these apps sound like Greek, then… Read More ›

Deal of the Year: OBi2182 Color WiFi Phones now $59.99

Deal of the Year: OBi2182 Color WiFi Phones now $59.99

Monday, May 9, 2022

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One year and counting… If you still have some Google Voice numbers lying around or if you’d like to join the party a little late, now is your second chance. Amazon now is selling the OBi2182 phones to U.S. residents with native Google Voice as well as WiFi, Bluetooth, HD Voice, speakerphone, and a power adapter for $59.99. Hold, transfer, and conferencing support are included in the phone. Here’s our Amazon referral link to keep the lights on. We were… Read More ›

Interconnecting Asterisk Servers with PJsip and OpenVPN

Interconnecting Asterisk Servers with PJsip and OpenVPN

Monday, May 2, 2022

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It’s been several years since we discussed interconnecting Asterisk® servers so today we want to do a version refresh using PJsip Trunking. We also want to show you how easy it is to secure the communications path by setting up the trunks using OpenVPN connections. When we’re finished, you’ll have a FREE way to call between sites using FreePBX® Outbound Routes. Because Incredible PBX comes preconfigured with all the components you’ll need, we’ll use that platform to further simplify the… Read More ›

Migrating Incredible PBX 2022 to a PUBLIC-Facing Cloud PBX

Migrating Incredible PBX 2022 to a PUBLIC-Facing Cloud PBX

Monday, April 25, 2022

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Today we want to show you how to reconfigure Incredible PBX 2022 for Rocky 8 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.… Read More ›