Entries by Dave Burlage

Ubuntu 10.04 End Of Life is Approaching

Ubuntu 10.04.4 (LTS) Desktop and Server editions were released on February 16, 2012. This very popular and stable release was installed on thousands of computers around the world. The Desktop edition reached End Of Life (EOL) on May 9, 2013, but the Server edition is supported until April 2015. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases. With the EOL date […]

Slash Your Business Phone Bill With VOIP – Part 2

In the first blog we provided an introduction to VoIP, providing some basic information about using VoIP phone services. In Part 2, we’ll walk through opening an account with Pantek’s VOIP system and configuring a smartphone app for use with the account. Opening a Pantek VOIP Account To open an account, visit http://voip-signup.pantek.com. You’ll be […]

Slash Your Business Phone Bill With VOIP

If your business is using traditional phones lines, your monthly bill can get quite high… especially if you have multiple lines, provide a toll-free number for customers to call in on, or if you place international calls. Substantial savings are possible by switching to VOIP for some or all of these services, and now-a-days you […]

Monitoring Calls in Asterisk/FreePBX

The ability to monitor (listen in on) phone calls can be useful for purposes such as training or the monitoring of employees by company management. Using ChanSpy is one way to accomplish call monitoring with Asterisk. The ChanSpy feature has been included in Asterisk for years and is also supported by FreePBX. Later versions of […]