Happy Holidays from your friends at Schmooze & FreePBX

Happy Holidays from your friends at Schmooze & FreePBX
 

 

Tango says Merry Christmas, 2008

CLOSED: December 24th & 25th

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day we will be closed. Our FreePBX and PBXact support teams will be available for our clients experiencing systems outages with 24/7 FreePBX or PBXact Peace of Mind Contracts only.

 

Pomps Platinum
24 x 7 outage support

The POMPS Platinum package is the ultimate peace of mind for your business. This support add-on for both FreePBX and PBXact systems, provides you with priority support, 24x7x36. Support is provided for service impacting emergenices. Steps to purchase support credit & Pomps.

 

 

Tango says Happy New Year
CLOSED: December 31st and January 1st, 2015

New Years Eve and New Years Day we will be closed. Our FreePBX and PBXact support teams will be available for our clients experiencing systems outages with 24/7 FreePBX or PBXact Peace of Mind Contracts only.

View our guide on how to open a support ticket on our wiki. If you have a 24×7 POMPs plan you can find your after hours PIN code located in the deployment section of your portal account.

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The SIPStation support team will monitor incoming tickets for critical outages and respond as necessary. Our Sales office and number porting department will be closed. Please feel free to open any non-emergency support tickets that will be attended to once we re-open. The SIPStation store will be fully functional, as all processes are generally self service.

We are back in sunny Miami in January, make plans to join us for Asterisk World and ITEXPO where Schmooze and FreePBX will be Platinum Sponsors- We expect to be sharing a lot of great new information about the continued development of FreePBX 13, and provide demonstrations of our new M3 Multi Machine Management Platform for managing multiple instances of FreePBX. Take a break from the winter weather, sign up here for a FREE VIP Pass.

AsteriskWorld

 

Preston McNair 
VP of Sales & Marketing

1351 Kimberly Dr.
Neenah, WI 54956

920-886-8130 

     

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

FreePBX EndPoint Manager

FreePBX EndPoint Manager
FREE WEBINAR that will provide an in depth view of managing devices using EPM. December 30th 2:00 pm EST
Space is limited register early

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ITEXPO Miami – Schmooze is Platinum Sponsor of ITEXPO and Asterisk World
Miami – January 27-30, 2015

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Free VIP Pass for ITEXPO!

 

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Cyber Monday 50% off FreePBX Commercial Modules, and other news!

 

Cyber Monday 50% off FreePBX Commercial Modules! One Day Only!

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UNIDEN- EXP1240B Base- Sale Price $170 The Uniden SIP Dect Wireless platform was certified for FreePBX earlier this year. The Uniden phones support seamless roaming between base stations, and a single access point can support up to 8 handsets, with up to 200 handsets on a single network.

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Mitel 6755i – Sale Price $155

The 6755i supports exceptional voice quality of HD audio, backlit LCD display and advanced capabilities to support FreePBX Phone Apps, and ships with a power supply.

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Obihai OBI1032 – Sale Price $150 (add wifi for +$20)
Features Large Color Display, and will be supported by a BETA release of FreePBX Phone Apps to be released within the next week.

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Obihai OBI504 – 4 port Gateway – Sale Price $220.00

Obihai OBI504 – 8 port Gateway – Sale Price $260.00
Obihai gateways are supported and can be autoprovisioned directly in the FreePBX EndPoint Manager.

 

Use the promo code “CYBERMONDAY” on Monday Dec 1st to receive 50% off FreePBX Commercial modules. (see sale prices below)

PBX EndPoint Manager $37.50 | UCP for EPM $12.50 | High Availability $750 per PBX | Appointment Reminders $397.50 | Xact Dialer $397.50 | QXact Reports $397.50 | Call Recording Reports $62.50 | Pin Set Pro $22.50 | VirtualQueue Plus $237.50 | Park Pro $62.50 | Paging Pro $47.50 | Conference Pro $15 | Voice Mail Notify $37.50 | Caller ID Management $32.50 | Web CallBack $25 | Extension Routing $19.50 | SysAdmin Pro $12.50 | Outbound Call Limiting $97.50 | Fax Pro $75 | FreePBX Phone Apps (REST Apps) $87.50 | Class of Service $49.50 | XMPP Chat $10.00

The FreePBX Portal is your one stop spot to purchase all add-ons for your FreePBX system including Commercial Modules. Sign up for a Free Portal Account, for instructions on how to purchase Commercial Modules Please view this guide. Or watch this video on Steps to Purchase & Install Commercial Modules.

Promotion valid for one day only, 12:01 am until 11:59 pm Central Time. Not valid on prior purchases, all transactions must be completed, checked out and paid in full by the cut off time. No extensions or exceptions will be made. Discounts valid on 25 year licenses only, bundles and 1 year licenses are not included in promotion. All prices are listed in USD, and priced as listed at time of checkout, not responsible for typo’s or ommisions in prices listed above, module purchases are subject to the commercial module EULA. Purchases must be made directly in the Portal store, as promotion codes are not integrated into Module Admin Purchasing within the FreePBX GUI.

 

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Visit one of our FreePBX Hosting Partners to try out a Hosted FreePBX instance RISK Free for 30 days to ensure that it’s the right fit for you. See the FreePBX Website for a full list of official certified partners. Or view a recent webinar to discover an overview of the services and options offered by FreePBXhosting.com, the webinar reviews topics such as package pricing, server hardware, networking and support. View Recorded FreePBX Hosting Webinar.

 

UCPforEPMNew Commercial Module Launched ‘UCP for EPM’
The UCP for EPM module allows end users to change and overide their phone button configurations directly in the User Control Panel ‘UCP’ of FreePBX 12. This module is an add-on to the hugely popular FreePBX EndPoint Manager.

UCP for EPM button configuration changes will overide templates configured using EPM. Users can be enabled to manage their own buttons, via permissions in the User Management module. Button changes made will only impact the single users devices and will not be reflected in the EPM template. View the full user guide in the wiki.

 

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FreePBX Localization and Translation for a Global Audience, presented by Kevin McCoy, Research and Development – QLOOG
In this FreePBX World 2014 presentation Kevin provides an overview of the FreePBX Project’s new strategy for brining accessible croudsourcing translation and localization to FreePBX. He highligts the creative challenges that need to be overcome in software localization and why the open source codebase of FreePBX gives us a definitive edge over closed solutions that struggle with diverse needs of a global audience. He provides suggestions for developers on “border free” coding strategies. We invite multilingual community members to participate in expanding the scope of FreePBX’s multilingual capabilities. Watch Video.

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COMING SOON

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The FreePBX Contact Manager module is currently under development. This module will let you create contact groups to be utilized within other modules and FreePBX applications. The current roadmap provides integration into the Contact FreePBX Phone App (REST APP), and various User Control Panel ‘UCP’ functions, such as SMS, Call Origination and Conferencing. Contacts can be grouped under Internal or External contacts, and will also automatically create a group of users from the internal users loaded into the User Management module. You can view more about the Contact Manager Module in the wiki.

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We are back in sunny Miami in January, make plans to join us for Asterisk World and ITEXPO where Schmooze and FreePBX will be Platinum Sponsors- We expect to be sharing a lot of great new information about the continued development of FreePBX 13, and provide demonstrations of our new M3 Multi Machine Management Platform for managing multiple instances of FreePBX. Take a break from the winter weather, sign up here for a FREE VIP Pass.

AsteriskWorld

 

 

Preston McNair 
VP of Sales & Marketing

1351 Kimberly Dr.
Neenah, WI 54956

920-886-8130 

     

UPCOMING EVENTS

Cyber Monday Special

Cyber Monday Promo
December 1st
One Day Only! Use PROMO CODE: CYBERMONDAY to take 50% off FreePBX Commercial Modules!

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FreePBX High Availability – is a commercially developed HA solution that enables automatic mirroring and failover between two FreePBX Systems.
FREE WEBINAR – December 10th 2:00 pm EST
Space is limited register early

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FreePBX Phone Apps (REST APPS)– are a suite of IP phone applications that integrate directly with FreePBX and are compatible with devices from several popular manufacturers. FREE WEBINAR December 17th 2:00 pm EST
Space is limited register early

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Channel Partner Programs and Products Overview
Learn how to partner with Schmooze to get your piece of the Billion Dollar Open Source Telephony Marketplace! FREE WEBINAR December 23rd 2:00 pm EST
Space is limited register early.

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FreePBX EndPoint Manager

FreePBX EndPoint Manager
FREE WEBINAR that will provide an in depth view of managing devices using EPM. December 30th 2:00 pm EST
Space is limited register early

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ITEXPO Miami – Schmooze is Platinum Sponsor of ITEXPO and Asterisk World
Miami – January 27-30, 2015

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Free VIP Pass for ITEXPO!

FreePBX SIPStation : Store Schmooze

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Schmooze Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Schmooze, SIPStation and FreePBX Team!

Please be advised Schmooze Com Inc will be closed Thursday, November 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Our FreePBX and PBXact support teams will be available for our clients experiencing system outages with 24/7 FreePBX or PBXact Peace of Mind Contracts only. SIPStation support will monitor incoming tickets for critical outages and respond as necessary.

Please feel free to open any non-emergency support tickets which will be attended to on Friday November 28th.

Wishing you a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Latest Happenings From FreePBX!

Latest News From the FreePBX Team, 12, 13, Up and Running, Mobile Integration, IVR Best Practices & Multi Machine Management!

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FreePBX 12 “Stable Release”
In case you missed the announcement “12” was released as STABLE on October 23, 2014, thanks to the tens of thousands of BETA testers that participated in getting this milestone release out the door! Read more on 12 in our forums or download the latest ISO from here to get started using the latest greatest version of FreePBX yet!

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New “Up and Running” Peace of Mind Package Now Available
You can now utilize the Schmooze Professional Support Staff to get FreePBX and PBXact systems “Up and Running” with the confidence that your systems are set up with the best practices as laid out by the FreePBX Engineering Staff! Learn more about the “Up and Running” Support Package here (PDF). Up and Running ToS.

Bria Cloud Solutions

CounterPath and Schmooze Partner to Bring Mobility to the Enterprise with Tight Integration of Bria Cloud Services within FreePBX
Read Jim O’brien’s guest blog on FreePBX.org to get the full details of this exciting new partnership or read the full press release here. Implementation instructions can be found in our WIKI.

 

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Allison Smith, The Voice of Asterisk aka The Voice Goddess, joined us at FreePBX World to discuss IVR design and implementation. Allison is also a FreePBX Certified Partner providing professional voice services to the FreePBX Community. Watch her enlightening presentation here!

 

 

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INCOM WiFi Phones Are Now Certified for FreePBX and available in EndPoint Manager for Auto-Provisioning

Incom WiFi phones allow the FreePBX Community to integrate the mobile needs of healthcare, hospitality, warehouse and education environments at a significantly lower cost than proprietary solutions. We at Schmooze liked this phone so much that we decided to add it to the phones we sell direct, and it’s now available for purchase in the Schmooze Portal. On a personal note, in addition to its enterprise uses, the Incom phone makes a pretty good WiFi Camper phone at my local coffee shop as well!

 

astricon_2014.pngThe FreePBX Team Joined the Asterisk Community at This Years AstriCon in Vegas
The Schmooze Com/FreePBX Sales and Development Team spent the week in Vegas, showing off all of the latest solutions and hardware certified for FreePBX. The team also participated in multiple panels and presentations outlining some of the advanced functionality provided by FreePBX. It was also a pleasure to see other presenters, including FreePBX solutions in their talks. Digium has promised us videos of all of the sessions, so stay tuned to our blogs and social media.

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SealBlue2.gifSchmooze Com’s PBXact Platform Gives the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi Peace of Mind in the Midst of a Disaster
The historic City of Vicksburg, with over 500 employees has enjoyed the features, benefits and peace of mind provided by the PBXact VoIP platform for many years. PBXact is a commercially supported feature-rich version of FreePBX. Earlier this year the driver of an automobile suffered a medical condition, lost control and crashed through the rear wall of the Vicksburg Police Department causing an explosion. Sadly the driver did not survive. Read this case study to find out how the PBXact platform performed and helped keep Vicksburg up and running in the midst of this disaster. Download the Vicksburg case study (PDF).

 

COMING SOON

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M3 will provide you with a professional management tool for managing groups and multiple installs of FreePBX or other compatible servers. Going beyond basic monitoring, M3 will provide organizations insight and management tools to deploy changes and updates before problems affect critical business processes. Learn more about this new Schmooze Cloud SaaS product here. (PDF)

FreePBX 13 aka the “Sunny Beach” release- Directly following AstriCon the core FreePBX Development Team took a retreat to Wisconsin to lay out the foundation for FreePBX 13. It was a very productive week and I’m told to expect an Alpha release before the end of the year! You can read about some of the enhancements coming soon in this blog, or get the full details in the FreePBX 13 Roadmap. (Also note 4 out of 6 FreePBX developers like touching their chins.)

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Preston McNair 
VP of Sales & Marketing

1351 Kimberly Dr.
Neenah, WI 54956

920-886-8130 

     

          

UPCOMING EVENTS

SIPStation : Store

SIPStation- Eliminate Traditional Phone Service
WEBINAR – November 12th 2:00 pm EST
Space is limited register early

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FreePBXhosting

Getting the most out of your Hosted FreePBX
Adam Hobach – President of Cyberlynk, provider of FreePBXhosting.com November 19th 2:00 pm EST
Space is limited register early

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OTTS

November 18-21 Open Telephony Training Training Seminar
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Seats still available

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ecoSystem

Expanding the FreePBX EcoSystem, Add-ons to Enhance FreePBX
FREE WEBINAR demonstrating and reviewing some of the more popular add-ons and enhancements to FreePBX November 26th 2:00 pm EST
Space is limited register early

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Cyber Monday Special

Cyber-Monday Promo
December 1
Stay tuned to our blog post and social media for more details. This is usually our biggest promotion of the year, you don’t want to miss it!

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ITEXPO Miami – Schmooze is Platinum Sponsor of ITEXPO and Asterisk World
Miami – January 27-30, 2015

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Free VIP Pass for ITEXPO!

 

FreePBX SIPStation : Store Schmooze

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FreePBX 12 Release and Astricon

HI Folks!

I’m sitting in the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas about to head back home to attend a wedding from a wonderful Astricon which is still going (until Friday!). Just wanted to send you all a quick note that today we finalized FreePBX 12 with the release of Framework 12.0.2. This means we are officially certifying it “stable”. Bug reports are always welcome and can be filed at http://issues.freepbx.org.

It’s been a long couple of weeks (with lots of hair pulling) leading up this to announcement and with over 12,000 people already using FreePBX 12 we decided it was time to go stable. I can’t wait to work with all of you on FreePBX 12 and in the future. It’s a great release and FreePBX has come very far (technology wise) with it (and if you don’t know what we’ve done then scroll down to check it out). I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished and the community seems proud as well:

 

If you didn’t see my full break down when we released beta you should go check it out right now, otherwise I’ve broken down the important points here: http://community.freepbx.org/t/freepbx-12-beta-1-and-some-really-cool-stuff/22782/1

FreePBX 12

A few of the features included in the FreePBX 12 release are:

Asterisk 12 Support Allow a system to run both chan_sip and pjsip

Allow Extensions to be able to be switched between the two – Added an Asterisk Rest Interface Manager module to add users to be able to utilize Asterisk’s new Rest Interface New User Control Panel that replaces ARI

UCP (Please check online and download the module *after* upgrading to FreePBX 12)

– Presence
– Call History
– Widgets/RSS Feeds
– Modular design allows FreePBX hook into UCP
– Settings
– Find Me/Follow Me, VmX Locator, Call Waiting, Call Forwarding, Do Not Disturb
– Voicemail
– WebRTC
– Conference Pro
– Fax Pro
– SMS Support in UCP for SIPStation customers 

Brand New DashboardUpdates to Module adminCDR Reports now support html5 playback, no need to have quicktime player Parking now supports direct slot parking (Meaning you can transfer a call directly into a slot) Secure Module Signing (http://wiki.freepbx.org/display/F2/Module+Signing) The full list of features can be viewed here: http://wiki.freepbx.org/display/DC/12+Planned+Changes+and+Features

The requirements for FreePBX 12 are simple:

– Asterisk 1.8 through 13
– PHP 5.3.3 or higher

 

Upgrade and Download Plans

The easiest way to get access to the Release Candidate is by downloading the FreePBX Distro at http://schmoozecom.com/distro-download.php and following the steps in http://wiki.freepbx.org/display/HTGS/1.+Install+FreePBX. You can also download the tarball of just FreePBX manually from http://www.freepbx.org/download-freepbx and run through the setup processes documented in http://wiki.freepbx.org/display/HTGS/Version+12.0+Installation.

Whats Next?

So where do we go from here? What’s in the woodwork for FreePBX 13 and above? There are a few things we’ve all hashed around but nothing is set in stone yet, hopefully in the next few weeks we can start working with you on what will be included in FreePBX 13. One last thing, something that is important to me that I think we need to do more of is community blogging. Perhaps going over features or giving you more updates about what we are doing internally along the same lines as what Philippe did in years past. I’d like to engage more with you and get opinions and ideas about what you’d like to see in future versions of FreePBX. Remember that feature requests are always welcome at http://issues.freepbx.org. So won’t you join me on this crazy ride we call VoIP?

Andrew – On Behalf of the FreePBX Team!