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!
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.
The 15 Commandments of IVR
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!
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!
The 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.
Schmooze 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).
M3 (Multi Machine Management)
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.)