Asterisk

The Perfect Pair: Flawless VoIP with Issabel 4 and 3CX

We continue our Issabel 4 adventure today with a VoIP match made in heaven. Today, we’ll take advantage of the Nerd Vittles free 3CX server offering and interconnect it with an Issabel 4 PBX to enjoy the best of both worlds. From Issabel extensions, you can call your 3CX Clients by dialing 4 digits. From 3CX Clients, you can call Issabel extensions as well as your Asterisk® applications in the same way with the added bonus of being able to make outbound calls through your Issabel trunks by dialing any number with a 9 prefix. Once you have both of your PBXs running, the setup time to interconnect them is under 5 minutes. (Read More…)

Leap Into Summer: Introducing Incredible PBX for Issabel

If you didn’t already know, we’ve always liked free. No strings, no gotchas, no demoware, and no legal shenanigans. That’s why our introduction of Issabel 4 last week was such a breath of fresh air. While there’s now an awesome free version of 3CX, the open source community has had a very long dry spell. So today we celebrate a decade of adding fun to phone systems with the introduction of Incredible PBX™ for Issabel 4.

It includes our next generation, preconfigured Travelin’ Man 3 firewall, additional text-to-speech engines (FLITE, GoogleTTS, and PicoTTS), voice recognition, turnkey trunk and extension setups with preconfigured tollfree calling, Google Voice support for free calling in the U.S. and Canada, SMS messaging, telephone reminders, turnkey fax support, AsteriDex phone book with both voice and speed dialing, Wolfram Alpha, sample ODBC apps, and a boatload of dialplan code and AGI scripts to help anyone wanting to learn how to develop custom applications with Asterisk®. (Read More…)

Independence Day for Elastix 4: Introducing Issabel 4

There was more than a little disappointment when PaloSanto Solutions closed up their Elastix® shop last year. The good news was that 3CX stepped in with a terrific free offer on their commercial PBX for Elastix users. And, of course, Sangoma® quickly learned Spanish to tout their closed source crippleware, the FreePBX® Distro. But today’s a new day, and there’s another great surprise as the discontinued Elastix 4 open source product is reincarnated as Issabel 4. Featuring a respin of CentOS 7 plus Asterisk® 11 and FreePBX GPL components (only), Issabel is the first new open source project in the Asterisk community in many, many years. And what a terrific GPL platform it is. (Read More…)

The 5-Minute PBX: Incredible PBX with Wazo for VirtualBox

We’ve sung the praises of VirtualBox for many years because it provides a wonderful platform for experimentation as well as production-ready systems using almost any hardware and any operating system. Versions of VirtualBox are available for Windows PCs, Macs, Linux desktops, and even Solaris machines. And, once you have VirtualBox in place, you can load gigabyte-sized turnkey virtual machines in a couple minutes. It literally transforms complex computer setups into child’s play.

We’ve taken the Incredible PBX for Wazo tutorial and turned it into a turnkey virtual machine for VirtualBox. You can load it in a couple minutes and be ready to go. It’s got all of the Incredible PBX bells and whistles, and extensions already are configured for a SIP phone and WebRTC so that you can hit the ground running. (Read More…)

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 ›