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Asterisk 1-2-3 Workshop Well-Attended at ITEXPO

It always pleasantly surprises me how well-attended the Asterisk 1-2-3 Workshops are at past ITEXPOs and now the current one, especially considering today is a "pre-conference" day with no exhibit hall open today. Tomorrow is when the "big" day is...

Asterisk Hack Post-mortem

Having your production Asterisk-based phone system hacked is no fun, as I have learned from first-hand experience over the past few days. Even the best of IT administrators taking ever security precaution in the book dreads the day their critical...

Microsoft Lync 2010, Asterisk & Skype Integration Tutorial

I came across an excellent tutorial on installing and integrating Microsoft Lync 2010, Asterisk and Skype. The tutorial covers installing AsteriskNOW within a virtual machine on Windows, so you don't even have to have spare hardware lying around to install...

$25 Computer Runs Linux on USB stick - Asterisk on a Stick?

Imagine being able to carry a PC on your keychain, well imagine no more! David Braben a game developer invented a skeletal computer on a USB stick that runs Linux (Ubuntu), and gets you connected to the Internet. This tiny...

Gmail Voice and Video Chat Now on Linux

Google has finally announced the long-awaited voice and video chat for Linux. Head on over to gmail.com/videochat to download the plug-in and start chatting with your buds. No install via RPM is available yet. Though RPM installs are for wusses....

CounterPath Announces Linux Softphone

Today, CounterPath has announced its Bria for Linux softphone client. Bria for Linux will support multiple VoIP accounts, LDAP, a wide variety of codecs and more. The new Bria 3.0 for Linux will debut next month, however CounterPath said it...

My How Far Asterisk has Come!

I just wrote about Bill Miller leaving Digium and how Bill was one of the important faces at Digium and the VoIP industry as a whole. What I wrote at the end of the article got me thinking about the...

AsteriskNOW 1.5.0 Released

AsteriskNOW 1.5.0, which launched as a beta in October 2008, is now available for download at http://www.asterisknow.org/downloads. Of course, existing AsteriskNOW users can simply run "yum update" to update to the latest release. I love 'yum' for Linux systems -...

Digium Launches Support Services for Asterisk

Some big news from Digium. Rich Tehrani met with them yesterday to get the inside scoop. Rich takes copious notes on his iPhone, which he sent off to me to try and write up this news. Alas, I've been...

Greatest Linux Command Ever!

This is the greatest Linux command ever! Definitely my favorite.find ./ -name \*.html -printf '%CD\t%p\n' | grep "03/10/08" | awk '{print $2}' | xargs -t -i mv {} temp/ What it does is look (find) for files that end in...

D2 Technologies Improves its vPort VoIP Software for Development of Next Generation WiMAX, Femtocell and Mobile Handsets/Devices

Some interesting news from D2 Technologies worth sharing. It's worth mentioning that D2 offers the mCUE mobile convergence software solution, which combines a communications user interface with the company's vPort MP VoIP software platform targeting OEMs and service providers to...

How About OS X on EEE?

Feel like stepping beyond the limits of Apple hardware? Want a Mac netbook for under $650? How about an EeePC running Mac OS X? If you answered "Yes!" to any of these questions, then read on! At least part...

A Supercomputer for Everybody?

Microsoft and Cray are set to unveil the Cray CX1, a compact supercomputer running Windows HPC Server 2008. The pair is expected to tout the new offering as "the most affordable supercomputer Cray has ever offered," with pricing starting...

Digium Headquarters Tour

During my tour of Digium's headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama I snapped quite a few photos that I thought I'd share. I'll just share a few here, but if you want to see them all, go check out the online...

Interview With Asterisk Founder, Mark Spencer

Tom Keating with Asterisk founder & Digium's Chairman and CTO Mark Spencer (picture: Sept. 2005 at Digium's former HQ) It's been awhile since I've interviewed Mark Spencer, the founder of the open source Asterisk telephony platform and current Chairman...

Rev B of Astfin's BRI (ISDN) Asterisk Appliance Arrives

Rev B  of Astfin's BRI (ISDN) Appliance has just arrived. The BR4 appliance (or BRI Appliance) is an open hardware BRI Asterisk Appliance running Astfin. I've written about this Asterisk-based appliance before. The Astfin.org blog author writes how he...

D2 Technologies Releases Mobile Handset Solution Powered by Google Android

D2 Technologies today released their mobile handset solution powered by Google Android. D2's mCUE mobile convergence software solution combines a communications user interface with the company’s vPort MP VoIP software platform and is targeted towards OEMs and service providers to...

Dell picks Fonality VoIP Phone System

I missed my early meeting today with Fonality CEO Chris Lyman about some blockbuster news he wanted to share being announced at ITEXPO. Fortunately, as administrator of the blog server I happened to be checking out Rich's blog entries to...

Sendio I.C.E. Box anti-spam appliance review

The Sendio I.C.E. (Intercept, Confirm or Eliminate) Box anti-spam appliance brings an assortment of weapons to do battle with the evil spammers of the world, including challenge-response (Sender Address Verification (SAV)), silverlisting, SPF, Domain Keys and Sender Policy Framework...

D2 Technologies mCUE mobile convergence softphone launches

D2 Technologies today released at CES what they claim is the industry’s first embedded mobile convergence software solution for dual-mode phones.  D2’s mCUE mobile convergence software solution combines a communications user interface with the company’s vPort MP VoIP software platform...

Digium reaches 1 million download milestone

Digium, today announced the one millionth download of Asterisk in 2007. Digium's PR rep emailed me to say they have now completed its 24th consecutive quarter of growth and profitability this year. When I heard that number - 24 quarters,...

Astfin announces Asterisk Appliance based on Blackfin

We all know the benefits of Asterisk, an open source IP-PBX software solution - so wouldn't open source hardware for the Asterisk platform be a natural extension? Yes, it would and in fact Asterisk fans have been hard at...

Microsoft XBox 360 - No Linux for You!

Microsoft quietly released a security update to the XBox 360 that closed a security hole that enabled hackers to load Linux onto the XBox 360. Essentially, the hack used a method to inject data into non-privileged memory areas, allowing a...

Search text in multiple files using Windows Grep

Windows Grep searches user-defined files and folders with for text or regular expressions, giving you powerful and fast search results. I use Linux all the time and the "grep" command is one of the most powerful Linux commands, so...

Red Hat Targets Carrier-Grade Telecom

Red Hat, makers of the popular Red Hat Linux distribution, is expanding their footprint in telecommunications with the acquisition of Mobicents technology and its new membership to the SCOPE alliance, an alliance dedicated towards building carrier-grade platforms.  Red Hat will...
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