Asterisk on the Cloud With a Click

Amazon Web Services

Note: This post has been updated with a new FreePBX in a Cloud instance for Europe. Our two-part tutorial explaining how to use VoIP (Part 1) and Asterisk (Part 2) in Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) has garnered quite a bit of attention. But due to the time required to complete the many steps needed to get up and running, some of you have asked if it is possible to create a much simpler to install "pre-built" Asterisk EC2 "instance."  In short, yes it is. And we've done just that … [Read more...]

Junction Networks Brings Deluxe Business Phone Toolset to OnSIP Hosted Service

Junction Networks released a major upgrade to its flagship OnSIP hosted PBX phone service Thursday, adding browser-based IM, presence and phone status to one of the most compelling hosted VoIP services on the market today. A single browser window presents all users in an organization complete, one-look status on who in the company is “present,” which of them are on the phone, and who is free to call with a click on their names. One click and the user's extension - be it a desk set in the … [Read more...]

Junction Networks Takes the Guesswork Out of SIP Hardware Choice

Junction Networks announced publication Wednesday of a new testing and review site that could become a valuable lifeline for small and medium sized businesses wanting the most out of the hosted IP PBX offerings on the market today. In many cases, when a business decides to contract for hosted VoIP services, the service provider builds a fee for providing its own hardware into the quote for the service, leaving the business customer little choice for customizing price and features to best meet … [Read more...]

Sipgate Team Edition Offers Cloud Collaboration, Business Phone Services


Sipgate, the San Francisco-based VoIP service provider, recently announced a new, "cloud services" telephony product that could spell the end of traditional phone systems and phone lines for many small and medium sized businesses. Dubbed sipgate team, the new service is a multi-user edition of the company's revolutionary approach to IP communications that combines a hosted VoIP phone system with sophisticated collaboration features accessible through a user interface much like a webmail … [Read more...]