We’re excited to announce a host of new features for the new Incredible PBX IP phones. For locations where dynamic IP addresses and NAT-based routers pose challenges, the Clearly Devices GUI now offers direct support for OpenVPN. For environments in which security is critically important such as banks and schools, a new Panic button provides unique protection for employees and workplaces. And, for those that have always wanted an "Answered Elsewhere" indication for business communications, your search is over.
Configuring Incredible PBX Phones with OpenVPN
To get started, log into the FreePBX GUI with your admin credentials and navigate to Admin -> Module Admin -> Check Online and update the Clearly Devices module, if necessary. Next, create an OpenVPN server and generate a client template using the MAC address of each of your Incredible PBX phones following the steps in our previous tutorial. Copy the new client templates to the tftpboot folder of your Incredible PBX server. Next, open this ClearlyIP tutorial in a separate window and follow the steps to set up each of your phones. NOTE: When you create a template in Clearly Devices, it will provide a default provision URL at the top of the template that should also be used as the Custom Client Location when you enable the VPN in the User Management template, e.g.
Adding a PANIC Button to Incredible PBX Phones
Adding ‘Answered Elsewhere’ As A Call Destination
One of the complaints of many administrators has been the destination entries made in call logs when a call to a ring group is answered on another extension. With the latest release, the "Answered Elsewhere" notation is included in the phone’s firmware. Give these phones a careful look when you are in the market for new SIP phones. There’s nothing quite like them for Asterisk® platforms. Enjoy!
Originally published: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
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