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VoIP

Kamailio World 2018 is coming!

It’s not too late to make plans to visit Berlin this May and join us at Kamailio World 2018.

Kamailio World allows Kamailians, VoIP enthusiasts, and more to Connect, Inspire, and Create during an amazing conference. Last year, Yeni and I flew out for the first time and I only regretted not attending before.

I am lucky (and honored) to attend many VoIP conferences throughout the year and Kamailio World is on my must attend list for a simple reason— the ability to connect with this amazing community will inspire you to create something amazing. 

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VoIP

I went to ITEXPO…

… and all I got was the flu.

Flu Shot
Flu Shot. Worst investment of 2018
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VoIP

Asterisk World 2018

Friends, this Valentine’s day you will find me in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the 2018 Asterisk World!

Sure, I could have chosen to help out at the bakery during this time… or even to spend Valentine’s Day with the Mrs… but this was an easy decision. 

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VoIP

Astricon 2017

This year, as usual, I am honored to again be speaking at Astricon — the annual telecommunication conference celebrating all things Asterisk (as well as other open source VoIP).

I love Astricon and look forward to the conference every year.

This year, Astricon 2017 returns to Orlando and will be held October 3-5, 2017. You’ll have the opportunity to meet incredible members of the Asterisk community– as well as members from projects such as FreePBX, Kamailio, FreeSWITCH, and more.

You gain knowledge, make new friends, and just have a great time. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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VoIP

Kamailio World 2017: Why I Love Kamailio

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VoIP

Mitel Thinks Knowledge is a Risk

Recently, Mitel posted to their corporate blog the Six Major Risks of Open Source Phone Systems. I love when companies do this sort of scare tactic piece and, like many others I’m sure, I clicked the bait and read their article…

Before going off on the piece, please allow me to present the (according to Mitel) six MAJOR risks of open source phone systems:

  1. Knowledge
  2. Support
  3. Product roadmap
  4. Customization
  5. Licensing
  6. Security

Now, the only one which sounds like a risk to me is Security… so let’s attack that one first. 

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Miscellaneous VoIP

2016 in Review

TL/DR; — I’m older, fatter, and even more bald (if possible).

In January, Yeni and I did something crazy… we finally took a honeymoon. Sure, some people do this right after getting married. Some might even take a honeymoon during their first year. We decided to wait 6 years and it was worth the wait.

You probably already guessed that we took a Disney cruise. You’d be right. We headed out on the Disney Dream for a 4 day cruise of the Caribbean and we cannot wait to go again. We loved every minute and started the year on an incredible high.

When we hit land, normal life greeted our arrival and it was back to work— Yeni headed to the bakery and I headed to ITEXPO.

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VoIP

Kamailio, TLS, and LetsEncrypt

If you don’t know me… my name is Fred, and I’m a Kamailian. Kamailians are users of Kamailio— an open source SIP server capable of building large scale Voice platforms.

It’s a great product, and in a different post I discuss why I love Kamailio. Today, I want to talk about TLS, Kamailio, and Lets Encrypt.

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VoIP

Receiving SMS from Flowroute with Perl

Flowroute, a SIP service provider, recently enabled SMS on all of their phone numbers (DIDs). This means that if you have a DID from Flowroute, your phone number can now be used to send and receive SMS messages.

This article will show you how you can receive those SMS messages with Perl. (You can skip the background to get to that part quicker.)

Background

I first learned about Flowroute at Astricon 2008 (Phoenix, AZ). At the time, I was working for a Residential VoIP carrier and we were always looking for new service providers.

Flowroute immediately distanced themselves from the other providers by (1) sending engineers instead of sales staff and (2) offering Asterisk prompts from Pat Fleet.

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VoIP

Alex Balashov Discusses High Performance Kamailio Tuning

I’ve discussed why I love Kamailio many times on this site — and the Kamailio community remains a strong reason for my love of the project.

Alex Balashov, a VoIP Engineer and member of the Kamailio project, is a VoIP expert and his knowledge of Kamailio, SIP, and telecommunication is without question. He also happens to be the fastest typist I’ve ever seen (seriously, it’s almost distracting).