Not only does FreePBX provide one of the most feature rich PBXs in the market, with a price that can’t be beat, it is has also been the key for thousands of businesses to escape the lock that traditional telephony providers have had on them for so many decades.
One of the systems I manage is an 875 Extension Cisco Unified Call Manager(UCM). At the moment the system uses SCAN trunks for long distance calling. These SCAN Trunks are provided by the state of Washington and interconnect via a four port FXO card. Callers use a PIN to make long distance calls. This is some seriously old school technology and as such has sound quality to match.
Sometime early in 2006 I started building systems with AA@H. About the only inexpensive way to learn Asterisk was in the forums and blogs. It was in the Nervittles blog of Ward Mundy that I won entrance to the first Fonality trixbox® Open Communications Certification (FtOCC, pronounced “F-talk”) workshop, held in LA - March 2007.
The backup module has been a long time member of the available FreePBX modules. It has been well received and has helped many users recover from potential disasters, and for that we are all very grateful. It has also been plagued by various issues and has been one of those modules that many felt could really use an overhaul but at the same time, it's not the most exciting module that attracts interest from the volunteer development team.
You may have noticed quite a few module updates available (for those of you running 2.5, which we hope is most of you). Although it seems like a lot there is really not much to it.
There were a handful of minor bug fixes in half a dozen of the modules that have been sitting in the repository unpublished. The rest of the updates were language updates that were already available through the language pack module. We just thought with the New Year, we would get all the modules in sync as it makes it easier for us to manage and make sure when real bug fixes are checked in, we get them published and out quickly.
With the holidays fast approaching and the exciting new things coming we thought it was time to freshen things up and give the site a nice clean look. We've been busy with CSS magic and challenges with drupal and Sledge has gotten really creative with our favorite mascot. We hope you like what you see.
There's no under construction sign up but if you run into a few glitches over the next week, that's probably why. Let us know what you like (and what you don't) and we will try to tweak things as best we can.
Over 4 years ago, FreePBX, then known as AMP, started a course to disrupt the traditional PBX market by changing the game on the existing black box telephone industry. In this short time the Open Source process has been able to surpass what has taken the industry decades to accomplish. With millions of downloads, an installed base counted in the hundreds of thousands, and almost every successful Open Source PBX distribution basing itself off of FreePBX, our project has clearly proven itself as a leader in this telephony revolution!