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UC Expo 10th March

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A quick note to say we will be attending UC Expo - The UK's leading Business Enterprise Communications Event.

I know we've been very quiet this year, but there's a good reason for this. Keep your eyes pealed for a big announcement in the next few months about our new VoIP provider (Internet Telephony Service Provider) - SureVoIP (redirects to main site for now).

Gavin.

Yubico key has arrived!

AsteriskCatalystJabber/XMPPOpenLDAPOpenSIPSOpen SourcePerlPostgreSQLSquidSuretec It's taken us a while to get round to ordering one of these Yubikeys from Yubico, but they do look great and have lots of documentation via the wiki.

We're going to be testing them via the pam module for SSH access (and of course using pam_ldap).

So, users in LDAP[?] via pam, and a Yubikey, let's see how it goes!

(will be interesting for logging in a SIP handset via Asterisk or FreeSWITCH that needs one too and all the others technologies Suretec use and support (Catalyst, Perl, PostgresSQL, Squid and more....). We'll see....

Suretec now have a merchant account!

AsteriskCatalystDojoJabber/XMPPLinuxOpenLDAPOpenSIPSOpen SourcePerlPostgreSQLSquidSuretec It's been a long process, almost 6 weeks, what with the new laws regarding PCI DSS compliance as of the 1st of October 2009, PCI DSS Scans, Business plans, website terms and connditions and many more things we have a merchant account at last!!!

This is mainly for our new Internet Telephony Service Provider called SureVoIP which is currently live with various customers but has no front facing sales and marketing site yet, only the admin and customer portal.

We'll keep you posted with a proper press release in due course.

Thanks,

Gavin.

Suretec Telecom finds WARP Enterprise 'rock solid'

AsteriskOpen SourceSuretec From WARP Enterprise from PIKA Makes Deploying SMB IP-PBX Applications Even Easier:

Based in Aberdeen, Scotland, Suretec Systems has recently launched a new telecom business to meet the needs of small and medium-sized businesses looking for cost-effective and highly featured telephone systems.

PIKA’s WARP Enterprise PBX platform is the perfect fit for Suretec’s new Telecom business,” said Suretec managing director Gavin Henry. “It is so flexible in how it can be deployed and configured, yet remains a rock solid platform for any enterprise.

“Our customers have all expressed interest in not only the huge cost savings that can be achieved with open source products, but the feature richness, stability and support,” Henry added. “WARP Enterprise meets the cost targets and also saves us recurring integration expenses over the long run, with stable components that don’t churn on a yearly basis.”

Create an Asterisk hotline/autodial/PLAR without Asterisk!!!

AsteriskOpen SourceSuretec Just a quick one to say that when you think you need Asterisk for a customer request, sometimes you don't!!

A question from a customer yesterday:

Do you know of an IP desk telephone that can be used on a
hotline/autodial/PLAR type basis? Ie pick up one phone and the other
rings, etc.

Tricky bit... no call manager of any sort in-between... just the
phones
direct on the network.



Aastra to the rescue!!! Any of the new 67XXi ranges have a feature either per line or globally like so:

Autodial Settings

Autodial Number
Autodial Timeout


Simply add an IP address in the Autodial Number field for line 1 and when you pick up the handset it dials the other phone on that IP directly. No need to put Asterisk in between or any other system, other than pure IP.

Nice!

P.S. I'm sure most of the business grade IP phones out there can do the same.

Aberdeen-based Suretec launches Telecom division

AsteriskOpen SourceSuretec Open source software the key to cost-effective business phone systems, says Gavin Henry, saving tens of thousands of pounds at the outset

Aberdeen-based Suretec Systems, the successful open source IT systems specialist, has launched a telecom business to meet the needs of small and medium-sized businesses looking for cost-effective and highly featured telephone systems. Oil and gas sector companies, along with professional services, travel and public sector organisations, are all taking an interest in the huge cost savings that can be achieved with open source products – and now for their telecoms systems, too.

Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce article - Aberdeen-based Suretec launches Telecom division

OilVoice article - Aberdeen-based Suretec launches Telecom division

Sourcewire press release - Aberdeen-based Suretec launches Telecom division

PublicTechnology.net - Aberdeen-based Suretec launches Telecom division
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Pika Warp Asterisk appliance with FreePBX

AsteriskLinuxOpen SourceSuretec We've been using the pikawarp for quite a while now in its CTI appliance function for our On-Hold marking product. However, it can also function as an Asterisk appliance.



We all know how powerful Asterisk is, but without an easy GUI like FreePBX it is hard for end users. That's where FreePBX on the warp comes in. It's fast, has all the usual features and even records calls as long as you have a decent size flash card. Oh, and it can fax too!!

For the price, customisation ability, documention and to have FreePBX and not the core Asterisk GUI it is a massive win for Pika!!!

Contact us for more information on deploying an Asterisk appliance for your organisation

Suretec VoIP platform coming soon - SureVoIP

AsteriskCatalystDojoJabber/XMPPLinuxOpenLDAPOpenSIPSOpen SourcePerlPostgreSQLSuretec A quick update:

SureVoIP a new startup ITSP will be launched by Suretec very soon. It is currently in development and being installed in a Scottish datacentre using various enterprise grade Open Source products. Keep an eye out for when it goes beta and will be available at http://www.surevoip.co.uk

Asterisk svn commit access for res_config_ldap granted.

AsteriskLinuxOpenLDAPOpen SourceSuretec Just a quick one to say that we now have svn commit access to the res_config_ldap RealTime driver to maintain it and the Asterisk LDAP[?] schema in the Asterisk source code.

Any bugs you find, please report them!

Realtime Integration Of Asterisk 1.4 With Kamailio/OpenSIPS 1.5.x

AsteriskJabber/XMPPOpenLDAPOpenSIPSOpen SourceSuretec This has just appeared on voip-info.org via our Google Alerts and will answer
a lot of questions that appear on the Kamailio and OpenSIPS mailing lists:

http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/Realtime+Integration+Of+Asterisk+1.4+With+Kamailio+1.5.x

All that is left is to switch to LDAP[?] authentication using the OpenSIPS LDAP module and res_config_ldap Asterisk plugin ;-)

Cheers.
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