Ward Mundy

Postfix + Gmail: A Pain-Free SMTP Relay for Wazo PBX

Let’s face it. As the number of Internet service providers blocking downstream email servers continues to proliferate, getting a reliable email server configured with Incredible PBX™ and other VoIP servers has become painful. We previously have posted tutorials showing how to configure SendMail to send outbound emails using either your Gmail account or your Comcast account. There’s one major problem on the Wazo platform. It uses Postfix instead of SendMail. More importantly, you can’t replace the mail server without breaking Wazo. (Read More…)

Introducing IVRs in a Flash with Incredible PBX for Wazo

Last week we introduced the all-new, API-driven Admin User Interface for Wazo 17.07. But pretty pictures are only the icing on the cake. It’s what’s under the hood that really matters. And today we want to walk you through the new IVR User Interface with Incredible PBX for Wazo. The Wazo developers heard from many of you that were missing the GUI-driven IVR tools available in other products. And we’re pleased to tell you it’s another Home Run for Wazo. The UI is well-documented, easy to use, and incredibly simple to implement. (Read More… ›)

Cloud 9: VoIP on Steroids with Wazo and Vultr for $2.50/mo.

It tells you just how far we’ve come in Cloud Computing when $2.50 per month now buys you an Incredible PBX™ platform with great performance for a SOHO or home deployment. So what’s the catch? What else do you have to buy? If you’re in the United States, nothing! With a free Google Voice trunk, all of your incoming and outgoing calls to the United States and Canada are totally free. Does it matter where your phones are situated? Not … Read More ›

Meet the New Incredible Fax: A $10 Fax Machine for Asterisk

Every year, technology gets better and cheaper. And, believe it or not, that even includes faxing especially with Asterisk® and Incredible PBX™. Today we take another giant leap forward by introducing fax technology with the $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W. Adding a free Google Voice trunk provides not only free calling in the U.S. and Canada, but now you also get free faxing as well. And the latest release of Incredible PBX lets your RasPi determine whether incoming calls are … Read More ›

Choosing the Best (free) PBX for SOHO Deployments

When it comes to choices in free PBXs, times have indeed changed. A decade ago your options went something like this. There was [email protected] or [email protected] Then along came trixbox® and Elastix® and PBX in a Flash™ and AsteriskNOW®. What remained constant throughout this evolution was the underlying Asterisk® platform. With the exception of Digium’s offering, the remaining products all included the FreePBX® GUI. Then came a whole new way of looking at things with FreeSWITCH®. Another morphing occurred when … Read More ›

Paradise Found: Amazon’s Polly TTS Meets Incredible PBX

In a word, WOW! If you’ve previously used text-to-speech (TTS) applications with Incredible PBX™ or any other PBX, you fully appreciate the challenges of getting excellent voice quality from a synthesized voice. In addition to operating system quirks, you also had to scramble to find TTS software that had acceptable voice quality without breaking the bank. Well, it’s a new day. Amazon’s introduction of Polly TTS provides not only incredible voice quality but it comes at an unbelievable price point. … Read More ›

It’s Soup: The Definitive Quick Start Guide to Wazo 17.06

Today we’re pleased to introduce Wazo 17.06, the latest iteration in the Wazo fork of XiVO. Twelve years in the making with the same development team, Wazo 17.06 is really something special with a new easy-to-use WebRTC feature and support for Asterisk® FollowMe Roaming. Of course, all of your favorite Incredible PBX add-ons are ready as well. What follows is a new soup-to-nuts tutorial covering everything you need to know to get started with Incredible PBX for Wazo 17.06. If … Read More ›