Latest News From FreePBX: FreePBX 12/OTTS Training, AstriCon,, Mitel and Stable FreePBX 12 News!

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Preston McNair

FreePBX Training

 Open Telephony Training Seminar- Milwaukee, Wisconsin!

Tuesday, November 18 – Friday, November 21, 2014 (Optional Packer’s Football Day Nov. 16th!) EARLY BIRD PRICING AVAILABLE UNTIL OCTOBER 31st!

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Who Should Attend– These sessions are usually attended by participants wanting to utilize FreePBX to get their part of the billion dollar open source telephony market, as well as end users wanting to further their knowledge of FreePBX and the FreePBX EcoSystem. You will attend sessions with FreePBX Integrators, Resellers and those using FreePBX or PBXact within their business or call center environments.

Learning & Course Objectives– This instructor lead four day course will be taught utilizing the latest and greatest version of our software FreePBX 12 and will provide advanced training and in depth labs on everything from initial FreePBX configuration to advanced sessions on various components of FreePBX. We will teach advanced topics to market, sell, deploy, troubleshoot, customize and administer Open Source Telephony Solutions based on FreePBX. The labs are designed to progressively provide a base of technical knowledge and telephony know-how.

What to Bring – Some basic Linux knowledge, and a laptop.

What to Take Away– A fully loaded FreePBX Demo Kit, which includes a Classic 50 Appliance, a Digium D70 and licensing for all FreePBX commercial modules and most importantly Certification on the World’s Most Popular Open Source PBX platform FreePBX!

(Optional) Packer Football Special – November 16th, 2014 is a Green Bay Packer home game against the Eagles. Schmooze has access to a handful of Packer tickets at a price of $250-$400.00 per ticket for anyone interested in joining us at the game that Sunday. Green Bay is only a 1.5 hour drive from Milwaukee and historic Lambeau Field is a place all die hard NFL fans need to visit once in their lifetime. Call us at (920) 486-6301 for more information on attending the game.




 FreePBX 12 is a significant leap forward, providing huge internal upgrades, improved functionality and new features for years to come. We expect to announce the release of the stable version within the next week or two. In the above video, Andrew Nagy (Software Developer for Schmooze Com Inc./ FreePBX) explains What’s New in FreePBX 12 during his presentation at FreePBX World in Las Vegas.

New Features available in FreePBX 12:

  • Support for Asterisk 12 & 13
  • Support for extensions to switch between chan_sip and pjsip
  • Continued support for Asterisk 1.8, 10 and 11
  • Support for Asterisk Rest Interface Manager Module
  • Brand New Dashboard, with security notices, and realtime and historical FreePBX Statistics


  • Call Parking now supports direct slot parking, allowing you to transfer callers directly into individual slots
  • Secure module signing to protect the integrity of your system.
  • Call Detail Reports now support html5 playback of call recordings, (no need to have quicktime player installed.)
  • Updated Module Administration, allowing system administrators to choose between stable and beta versions of modules, and even roll back module updates if needed.


  • New User Control Panel “UCP” that replaces the legacy ARI (Asterisk Recording Interface)
  • UCP uses a modular design allowing features to be easily added as the product develops
  • UCP Presence
  • UCP Call History – with html5 recording playback
  • UCP Customizable Widgets/RSS Feeds
  • UCP Settings Management: Find Me/Follow Me, VmX Locator, Call Waiting, Call Forwarding, Do Not Disturb
  • UCP Visual Voicemail – with html5 recording playback, and in browser recording upload of messages and prompts
  • UCP WebRTC Softphone – plug-in free browser based softphone
  • UCP Conference Pro – full control of conference rooms
  • UCP Fax Pro- send new and view incoming faxes
  • SMS Support within UCP for SIPStation Customers
  • UCP XMPP Chat client for UCP

Install or upgrade your existing system to FreePBX 12 by visting!


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Schmooze is a Gold Sponsor of AstriCon 2014- Las Vegas 

Oct. 22-24, 2014 make plans to join us at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada for three days of conferences, exhibits and new product announcements and demonstrations!  To see some things to look forward to at AstriCon please see our recent FreePBX World interview with Billy Chia from Digium.

Using the FreePBX EndPoint Manager– 11 am on the 22nd

FreePBX Phone Apps Presentation – 1:45 on the 22nd

FreePBX Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow– 3:30 on the 23rd

FreePBX High Availability – 10 am on the 24th

Elastix, FreePBX and Asterisk panel. 2:25 pm on the 24th

The FreePBX/Schmooze Com team will be available on the exhibit floor (Booth 27), networking events and by appointment please contact us to schedule a time to meet.



Product Discontinuance Notice: 675xi Phones 

Mitel has announced the discontinuance of all variants of the Aastra 675xi SIP phones.

Schmooze still has some stock on hand of the 6753i and the 6755i for those interested in acquiring these before they are gone.

The newly released 68xxi series of SIP phones are great alternatives to the 675xi models, providing significant improvements including enriched functionality, superior audio quality, and enhanced color LCD display.

For clients who wish to stay within the 67xxi family for similar form factor the 673xi series offers suitable substitutions as well.

These models and more are available in the Schmooze Portal for purchase at competitive prices.

Do your part: Purchasing hardware from Schmooze helps provide funding for the continued development of FreePBX!


Stay tuned to our blogs and forums for upcoming announcements about a new certified WIFI phone, FreePBX Integrated Cloud-Based Provisioning for desktop, tablets and smartphones and more exciting additions to the ever expanding FreePBX EcoSystem!

Preston McNair follow @prestonmcnairPreston McNair(link is external) 
VP of Sales and Marketing 
FreePBX/Schmooze Com, Inc. 
Voice (920) 886-8130

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