SIPing on some Linux | LAS 371

SIPing on some Linux | LAS 371

Find out about the best software and hardware to make and take amazingly good sounding calls. From the best open source solutions, to turnkey solutions today’s episode has something from the beginner to the expert.

Plus Google removes “always listening” code from Chromium, The Linux Foundation invests some serious cash, why Red Hat’s CEO thinks Linux has “won” the datacenter & more!

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Calling for Free with SIP and Linux


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The PARTNER® Advanced Communications System processor module supports five incoming lines and nine extensions with a maximum configuration of 21 lines and 44 extensions, or 31 lines and eight extensions. The processor module can operate on its own or can be used with a 2- or 5-slot carrier and additional expansion modules. Expansion modules can be used to add lines and extensions to the system, or additional capabilities such as voice messaging and fractional T1 support.

Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a communications server. Asterisk powers IP PBX systems, VoIP gateways, conference servers and is used by small businesses, large businesses, call centers, carriers and governments worldwide.

The Cisco SPA 303 can be used with such productivity-enhancing features as VoiceView Express and Cisco XML applications when used with the Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series in SPCP mode. Cisco VoiceView Express allows users to interact with their Cisco Unity Express voicemail box using the phone’s LCD and soft keys. This makes it much easier to manage personal mailbox options and notifications as well as send, listen to, record, and manage voicemail messages. Managing voice calls and communications more quickly and effectively makes employees more productive and frees up time to strengthen customer relationships.

For doing SIP on a real budget take a look at the Nortel 6812. They are available on Ebay for as low as $15.00. You can even buy them in sets if you need to do an entire office building.

CSip is a basic SIP client for Android, but with enough features to make is usable for business.

Integrate SIP-based voice and video into your applications for powerful HD communications on any device with our developer services. Best of all, it’s all built on a robust, industry-leading SIP platform that handles all the scaling for you

RingCentral delivers the high quality, reliability, and value expected by enterprise
businesses with RingCentral Office—an all-inclusive cloud phone system featuring
HD video meetings, unified voice, fax, text, and audio conferencing. Plans & Pricing


Runs Linux

The MikroTik mAP 2n is a tiny, featureful WiFi router.

Desktop App Pick

Ring (formerly SFLphone) is an open-source SIP/IAX2 compatible softphone for Linux. Ring is free software released under the GNU General Public License. Packages are available for all major distributions including Debian, openSUSE, Fedora, Mandriva and the latest Ubuntu releases.

Ring is one of the few softphones under Linux to support PulseAudio out of the box. The Ubuntu documentation recommends it for enterprise use because of features like conferencing and attended call transfer. It has been named by CIO magazine among the 5 open source VoIP softphones to watch.

Weekly Spotlight

Introducing the Librem 13 by Purism, a 13.3” laptop computer, built chip-by-chip to respect and protect your privacy, security, and freedom. Right now you are vulnerable to adversaries stealing your personal data for their gain. Thieves stealing your identity, credit cards, and banking logins, scammers taking over your email, criminals watching you through your web cam, marketers profiling your personal data from websites, and, ISPs wholesale gathering of all your insecure communication. You can stop them all.

— NEWS —

Google removes “always listening” code from Chromium

The code in question will no longer be included, starting with Chromium build r335874. Prior builds automatically downloaded an extension that could tap a microphone for the purpose of hearing voice commands.

On the surface that doesn’t sound nefarious when you consider that Google’s Chrome browser — which includes proprietary Google code — has had a similar function for months.

Docker, CoreOS, Google, Microsoft, Amazon And Others Come Together To Develop Common Container Standard

Docker, CoreOS, Google, Microsoft and Amazon are now working on a new standard for software containers with the help of the Linux Foundation. Other members of this coalition include Apcera, Cisco, EMC, Fujitsu Limited, Goldman Sachs, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Mesosphere, Pivotal, Rancher Labs, Red Hat and VMware — that is, virtually everybody who has a stake in building a thriving container ecosystem.

The Open Container Project (OCP), which will be housed under the Linux Foundation.

Linux Foundation Invests $452,000 in Open-Source Security Projects

Red Hat: ‘Linux Has Won The Data Center’

“Linux has won in the data center — [it is] one of two in the data center. Think about that,” Cormier said to an applauding crowd.

The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) today announced that it is investing $452,000 in new grants for three open-source projects, as part of CII’s continuing mission to improve open-source code security.


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