The IP04 IP-PBXes I sell run the BAPS firmware. This is a package based system similar to apt-get. While updating applications is easy updating the Linux uImage requires an awkward RS232 serial cable. This is fine for geeks but very difficult for the average person using an IP04 as their small . . . → Read More: IP0X Web Firmware Updates
Today I was fortunate enough to go for a drive in a MIEV, the single demo unit that is on tour around Australia! This will probably be the first of the new generation of production electric cars (fingers crossed).
Funny how these things come about. I was sitting down to lunch on Sunday talking to . . . → Read More: A Drive in the Mitsubishi MIEV
Atcom have recently built a 1 port version of the IP04, called the IP01. The IP01 is a palm sized Asterisk IP-PBX. It has an ATA form factor with serious CPU horsepower for around US$160 (plus analog module). Ideal for an office or home that has SIP phone extensions and VOIP trunks and maybe . . . → Read More: IP01 – SOHO Asterisk Appliance
In 2005 I started working with Asterisk on the Blackfin. This led to the Free Telephony Project, and the idea of using open hardware techniques for telephony. The idea of open hardware (people collaborating to build free hardware designs just like open software) was a big experiment, especially when it came to commercial products. . . . → Read More: Open Hardware 3 Years On
In 2005 I started messing around with Asterisk on the Blackfin. This led to the Free Telephony Project, and the idea of using open hardware techniques for telephony. Much has happened since then. Many people and companies are now working on Blackfin Asterisk projects. New projects, and even new businesses have spun . . . → Read More: Free Telephony Family Tree
For the last few days I have been working to reduce the power consumption of the IP04 configured with FXS ports. With some simple software changes I have managed to halve the idle power from 6W to 3W with 4 FXS ports running. A bonus is that the FXS modules run much cooler, which . . . → Read More: Low Power Asterisk – 4 telephones on 3W
This post tells the story of porting a LAMP stack application (FreePBX) to an embedded Asterisk system running uClinux on the Blackfin processor.
A few months ago I noticed that the Astfin guys had managed to get sqlite and PHP running on the Blackfin. Pretty impressive: a SQL database and PHP running on a uClinux . . . → Read More: FreePBX for Embedded Asterisk
This week I have been working on one of the first Atcom IP08s, an 8 port version of the popular IP04 Embedded Asterisk IP-PBX. The IP08 combines the BlackfinOne and two 4fx designs onto a single board the same size as the IP04.
Dual port modules that are the same size as the regular single . . . → Read More: Prototype IP08
A few people have asked me to compare the IP04 and the Digium Asterisk Appliance (AA).
The architecture is very similar, a Blackfin connected to Silicon Labs line interface chips. For the record, both were developed by independent teams. BTW the hardware design is not rocket science – just plugging chips together. Most of . . . → Read More: IP04 and the Asterisk Appliance
The IP04 is a Four Port Embedded IP PBX that runs Asterisk. The hardware design is 100% open. I just built the first IP04 prototype (really built, as in soldered), and would like to tell you about it.
This post talks about the IP04 hardware, the bring up, an explosion (!).
You know surface . . . → Read More: Building an Embedded Asterisk PBX Part 3