FreePBX Newsletter February 2014

Preston McNair

Preston McNair

FreePBX Newsletter February 2014

2014 is kicking off to a busy start, with lots of exciting things going on within the FreePBX EcoSystem. In this issue we will review the latest news from FreePBX, the world’s most popular open source PBX platform, covering some of our latest software releases, newest products, special promotions and upcoming events.

FreePBX HA (High Availability) awarded Best Large Enterprise Solution at ITEXPO 2014

FreePBX® High Availability (HA) won the Best in Show for Best Large Enterprise Solution at ITEXPO Miami, held January 28-31, 2014, at the Miami Beach Convention center in Miami, Fla. During the show, Schmooze provided live demonstrations of FreePBX HA using our new SMB HA Appliance. The SMB HA Appliance, designed to target businesses with up to 75 users/extensions, provides out-of-the box support for FreePBX High Availability (HA) solutions. In addition to the SMB HA Appliance, Schmooze has added several additional new FreePBX appliances designed to support systems up to 1000 users.

The FreePBX HA commercial application was launched in late 2013 to enable automatic mirroring and failover between two FreePBX phone systems. FreePBX HA can be installed and licensed on your own hardware, or bundled with our FreePBX Certified Appliances,

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Uniden SIP DECT phones now supported and available for FreePBX systems

FreePBX Uniden Base FreePBX Uniden SIP Dect

Also at ITEXPO, Uniden America Corporation and Schmooze announced the completion of interoperability testing of the new Uniden EXP1240 SIP DECT Cordless Phone system.

Uniden America Corporation is excited to be joining the FreePBX community with our Enterprise class EXP1240 SIP DECT Mobility platform. The EXP1240 mobility platform supports seamless roaming and hand-off on up to 40 DECT Access points with zero interference with other wireless networks. A single access point can support up to 8 cordless handsets and up to 200 handsets on a single network segment. The color handsets support up to 4 lines, multiple codecs, over the air synchronisation, wide band 2-way speakerphone and an integrated site survey tool for simple wireless setup.” Says Brett Morrison, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Business Communication Systems, Uniden America Corporation.

The FreePBX Team and Uniden staff worked together to ensure that the new line would be fully supported within the FreePBX EcoSystem. The Uniden phones can be configured and auto-provisioned directly within the FreePBX® End Point Manager. We like these phones so much we added them to the FreePBX/Schmooze Portal Store and you can now purchase them direct from us, allowing you to get great hardware, while at the same time supporting the FreePBX Project.

Popular FreePBX Add-on Fax Pro adds new functionality and price reduced by $100!

FreePBX Fax Pro

Fax Pro allows FreePBX users to send faxes directly from a web browser via the PBX User Control Panel. Based on the prolific sales of this module during our recent Cyber Monday Promotion we have decided to reduce the price by $100, allowing more people to utilize this great feature. In addition to the price drop we also added new features, giving the module the ability to auto-retry failed faxes, and the option to send delivery notifications. Discover More

Join FreePBX/Schmooze at the Channel Partners Expo, February 25-28, in Las Vegas

FreePBX Channel Partners 2014

Join Schmooze Com/FreePBX for the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, February 26-28. The FreePBX Channel Partner Program offers many ways to take advantage of the engineering, technical support, expert training opportunities, hardware and software offerings provided by the FreePBX EcoSystem.

Visit the Schmooze Com/FreePBX booth, Booth 8031, at Channel Partners to see our latest technologies and learn first hand how FreePBX can differentiate your business and drive growth and profitability for your company.

For a limited time only, you can receive $50 off an all-access Conference & Expo Package or a FREE Expo only package. That’s a savings of up to 40% off the on-site price and is only available through this offer.

This offer is good through Friday, February 21, 2014 and will not be accepted at show site. This discount is only offered to qualified channel partners. This offer cannot be applied to previously paid registration and is non-transferrable.

Use promo code EXH14 to take advantage of this discounted offer today!

To register by phone, call (800) 454-5760.

FreePBX Channel Partners Conference Discount

Save up to $150 on Sangoma gear purchased from Schmooze Com/ FreePBX

Connecting your phone system to the local telco? From now until March 30th, 2014 save up to $150 on analog and digital PSTN cards and gateways from Sangoma when purchased from Schmooze Com/FreePBX.

Discover more about Hardware options available in the Schmooze Portal

Schmooze Sangoma Dollars

FreePBX® Training Class announced for May in Huntsville, Alabama

FreePBX Training

Looking for the best FreePBX training on the Planet? Get started or enhance your FreePBX knowledge and skills by attending a Certified FreePBX Training Session, designed and taught by the Project Leaders that develop FreePBX.  This training will teach advanced topics to market, sell, deploy, troubleshoot, customize and administer Asterisk/FreePBX solutions. See full details… Adds Support for FreePBX High Availability Certified Hosting

World class certified FreePBX Hosting Partner CyberLynk has recently added support for FreePBX HA within their product offerings. This allows you to build a true High Availability Hosted PBX. Visit FreePBX Hosting for additional details about how they have partnered with Schmooze to bring High Availability to a Hosted Service.

Important Security Update Released for FreePBX

FreePBX Upgrade Notifications

Last week the FreePBX development team discovered and patched a security vulnerability. At the time of the notice there were no known exploits. FreePBX contains an automatic alert service for upgrade notifications. If your system is set up correctly, you would have received an email alert of this vulnerability when it was detected and fixed. Schmooze strongly urges you to ensure that the email alert address is correct and up-to-date to ensure you receive notifications of security issues and pending updates.

Schmooze and FreePBX are very proactive and responsive to security issues, and care deeply about the security of our software and systems. We welcome security related bug reports and issues, and they can be submitted via email to for instant attention.

FreePBX® Distro adds BETA WebRTC support to User Control Panel

WebRTC, WebRTC, WebRTC… you can’t open a trade magazine or tech news site without hearing someone talk about WebRTC. In a nutshell WebRTC allows you to communicate via a web browser without the need to install additional plugins or applications. In January Schmooze launched the first public release of an officially supported WebRTC Softphone for the FreePBX User Control Panel. System administrators utilizing the FreePBX® Distro can download the new BETA WebRTC module from within the FreePBX Module Admin Menu.

Check out this video that shows off some of the new features enabled by the WebRTC module

ALPHA FreePBX 12 now available in the latest FreePBX® Distro release

A few weeks ago we released the first public ALPHA version of the latest, greatest version of FreePBX. FreePBX 12 will take advantage of many of the new features available in Asterisk 12, but will also support Asterisk 1.8, 10, 11 and 12! The FreePBX Development team has been hammering away not only preparing the platform for the latest version of Asterisk, but also adding great new features. At Asterisk World in Miami, Schmooze’s Tony Lewis discussed some of these new features with Digium’s Billy Chia.

View the Asterisk Live Blog for more details.

Asterisk World Tony talks about FreePBX 12 and FreePBX HA

We look forward to interacting with you at our upcoming events, as well as online on our forums, social media and as always we’re just a phone call away.

On Behalf of the FreePBX/Schmooze Team,

Preston McNair follow @prestonmcnair

Preston McNair, VP of Sales and Marketing, FreePBX/Schmooze Com, Inc. 


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