Setting up Thinq.io SMS with the Vodia phone system

Setting thinq.io SMS on the Vodia phone system isn't that difficult, but we will need to set up a few configurations in the thinq.io user portal

March 9, 2022

Snom Mode Button Provisioning

snom phones are great units to work with. They are very customizable and easy to plug and play with the Vodia phone system. Sometimes, however, the technician deploying the Vodia system with snom phones faces a few challenges.

March 9, 2022

Voip and Cloudflare

Cloudflare services are used to increase the security and performance of your website. It does that by basically masking the IP of your DNS to your Web server. If you are using a DNS on the Vodia multi-tenant PBX, then it would not make sense to mask the DNS IP when using Cloudflare. The initial provisioning of the phone is done through HTTP, which will work to get the phone’s config file, however, when the phone is ready for registration, the phone will not be able to register since the DNS IP address is masked, rendering the phone unusable.

March 9, 2022

Call Queue Caller ID

The number feature on the call queue account enables the PBX operator to add new DIDs to the call queue account quickly and simply; here's what Twilio says about DID.

March 9, 2022

Different IP Addresses for Failover

Failover is an important feature for most PBX installations. With the availability of high-bandwidth wireless like 4G it becomes more and more popular to use the wireless connection when the primary land-line based internet access becomes unavailable.

March 9, 2022

Vodia PBX on Microsoft Azure Platform

First if all, for those do don’t know it: what is Microsoft Azure? In short, it’s Microsoft’s cloud platform: a growing collection of integrated services—compute, storage, data, networking, and app—that help you move faster, do more, and save money. But that’s just scratching the surface. Here’s what else Azure is: Vodia PBX can easily be installed onto the Azure Server.

March 9, 2022

IP-based authentication is not dead yet

Usually every domain needs their own telephone number or numbers that link the world of VoIP with the good old telecom industry. This is done using SIP trunks. While it is possible to share a SIP trunk with several domains, most hosted providers prefer one trunk per domain. But how does the SIP trunk provider know which trunk is being addressed when there is a call coming in?

March 9, 2022

PCAP made it

Once we have the PCAP, finding a problem is becoming almost a pleasure. Because the files are small, and everything is in the same place. It becomes easy to find jitter problems, missing RTP packets and so on. Last week I saw how another external tool took the PCAP idea to the next level. Using an Ethernet switch with port mirroring, all the traffic that hits the PBX also hits the monitoring server, which also sorts the traffic by calls and then puts them into different files. There were nice logs of SIP packets, RTP analysis and other things you want to know about a call.

March 9, 2022

MongoDB CDR

Thus the move with MongoDB. Although it is latest technology (and maybe just because of that), writing natively into the database was actually relatively simple. MongoDB can deal with very large amounts of data, so the PBX does not have to bother with it. Down the road we might be even able to use the DB for reading as well, e.g. when the user is using the call history from the web interface.

March 9, 2022

Domain name filter

The simple filter on our PBX for the domain name was that we were throwing the baby out with the bathwater. It was simply not possible to define exceptions. That made it practically impossible to use the feature in a real deployment. If the system administrator white-listed IP addresses, traffic from there would still be ignored if the domain name did not match. Adding that back in to the filter solves many of the trunk related problems, as admins can just add the IP addresses for the trunks.

March 9, 2022

Hosting Vodia PBX in Google Cloud

In this blog, we will cover the basic steps in setting up the Vodia PBX with Google Cloud. If you don’t have a google account, you can sign up at https://cloud.google.com/ and get $300 to spend on Google Cloud Platform over the next 12 months!

March 9, 2022

Configuring your Twilio Trunk With Vodia PBX

How to configure your Twilio trunk with the Vodia phone system.

March 9, 2022

Vodia Billing with Stripe

How Stripe Payment Works. Stripe is a payment processor, which means it supports the electronic transfer of money from a customer’s bank (issuing bank), into a merchant’s bank (acquiring bank) as payment for goods or services bought with a credit card. Vodia uses Stripe for postpay or pre-pays on the Vodia hosted PBX. We will discuss how to set up your Stripe account with Vodia billing.

March 9, 2022

The Boss’s Wife

A common problem in telephony is that certain people in organizations want all their calls being screened however a few have direct access. The boss’s wife should be able to call directly, while everybody else has to go through a screening process. How can we get this done using the Vodia PBX?

March 9, 2022

Vodia Android App

Vodia Phone app is a free add-on for your Vodia PBX that lets you connect to your account on your Vodia PBX. The Vodia Phone app offers a simple and intuitive user interface that puts your contacts and individual call history at your fingertips while providing a rich user presence. Also, starting with Android 5.0 Lollipop, based on the WebRTC technology, you can place VoIP calls over WiFi or 3G at no cost, with a rich audio quality for a superior mobile VoIP experience.

March 9, 2022

How the Vodia PBX is a catalyst for helping people all over the world telecommute to work

There are many benefits to telecommuting. Telecommuting allows a worker greater freedom regarding his or her work hours and work location. It gives the employee more flexibility to balance work and personal obligations. Often, working from home can make you more productive, because you do not have the distractions of office space. There are also many benefits to employers. Allowing workers to telecommute often makes them more productive, which benefits the company. With virtual communication traffic on the rise, Vodia is positioned to pump out the best and most efficient PBX software in the cloud.

March 9, 2022

Vodia: The Smart Telephone System Inside your Router!

Vodia Networks has developed a new device, Vodia IO, for simple telephony of the future. This broadband router, equipped with innovative VoIP features, is based on the latest router platform from Intel and offers small business owners everything they need for their daily business communication. Vodia IO enables connection to DSL as well as the fibre optic network and offers Gigabit Ethernet, integrated Gigabit WLAN, a powerful telephone system plus a built-in DECT base station as well as analogue telephone connections. The analogue terminals allow connection to POS devices, door intercoms or fax machines.

March 9, 2022

Vodia’s Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Click-to-Dial Add-on Browser Extensions

In an attempt to stay true to our tagline – Where VoIP is Easy – Vodia has created two new browser extensions: One for Chrome and one for Mozilla Firefox. These extensions allow you to now click-to-dial right from the browser window, without having to copy and paste the number into your browser client, or even manually entering the number on the desk phone. Simply highlight the number you want to call, right click, and then choose where you want the call to go through (browser or deskphone). Of course, you’ll need to input your Vodia credentials into the extension popup before you can make a call, but once that is done, you are off to the races!

March 9, 2022

Deploy Vodia Straight from the DigitalOcean Marketplace

If you’re already using Digital Ocean to deploy your Vodia PBX, this will be a game changer for future installations. The ease and speed with which you can accomplish this will now be cut significantly by this new configuration. If you however do not use Digital Ocean with your Vodia set-up, it’s remarkably simple to set up, and we encourage you to try it. In three simple steps, you can go from absolute zero to VoIP hero and have your own Vodia system completely up and running. Just set your instance options, deploy, and configure!

March 9, 2022

AT&T IP Flexible Reach and the Vodia IOP PBX

AT&T IP Flexible Reach is a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking service that delivers integrated access for IP PBX, TDM PBX, or Key System environments, providing potential total cost benefits through the consolidation of voice and data – one provider, single transport, and management options.

March 9, 2022

Planning a Vodia Cloud Phone System Configuration

The evolution of your phone system from a legacy system to a cloud PBX gives you an incredible array of features, some of which aren’t available with a legacy system, as well as the possibility of reducing telephony costs by up to 80 percent.

March 9, 2022

Skyetel lP based authentication with the Vodia PBX phone system

Skyetel is a great SIP trunk provider, offering the ability to bill customers based on the tenant name on the Vodia PBX phone system. You can now easily configure your Skyetel SIP trunk with the Vodia PBX trunk template.

March 9, 2022

Vodia Auto Attendant – Getting Calls Where They Need to Go

The Vodia Auto Attendant dispatches calls to the right destination without the need for human intervention. Callers can use extension numbers and extension names to find a particular account. There are several ways to redirect incoming calls, based on time of call, and to present different announcements.

March 9, 2022

Vodia Conference Room – A Scalable Cloud PBX Call Center Solution

For conferences, the Vodia cloud PBX enables users to plan in advance for scheduled conferences or to pull together at a moment’s notice for ad hoc conferences – recording on-the-go and scheduled conferences are both available. Let’s look at the functionality and behavior the PBX provides users.

March 9, 2022

Disable pickup on a BLF

pattern "44 55:np 5*" would mean that extension 44 can see anything, extension 55 would only see the on/off status while all other extensions starting with 5 would see everything. The pattern is backward compatible with previous versions, so that we don't have to worry about behavior in upgrades.

March 9, 2022

Setting up Thinq.io SMS with the Vodia phone system

Setting thinq.io SMS on the Vodia phone system isn't that difficult, but we will need to set up a few configurations in the thinq.io user portal

July 28, 2022

Snom Mode Button Provisioning

snom phones are great units to work with. They are very customizable and easy to plug and play with the Vodia phone system. Sometimes, however, the technician deploying the Vodia system with snom phones faces a few challenges.

July 28, 2022

Voip and Cloudflare

Cloudflare services are used to increase the security and performance of your website. It does that by basically masking the IP of your DNS to your Web server. If you are using a DNS on the Vodia multi-tenant PBX, then it would not make sense to mask the DNS IP when using Cloudflare. The initial provisioning of the phone is done through HTTP, which will work to get the phone’s config file, however, when the phone is ready for registration, the phone will not be able to register since the DNS IP address is masked, rendering the phone unusable.

July 28, 2022

Call Queue Caller ID

The number feature on the call queue account enables the PBX operator to add new DIDs to the call queue account quickly and simply; here's what Twilio says about DID.

July 28, 2022

Different IP Addresses for Failover

Failover is an important feature for most PBX installations. With the availability of high-bandwidth wireless like 4G it becomes more and more popular to use the wireless connection when the primary land-line based internet access becomes unavailable.

December 5, 2014

Vodia PBX on Microsoft Azure Platform

First if all, for those do don’t know it: what is Microsoft Azure? In short, it’s Microsoft’s cloud platform: a growing collection of integrated services—compute, storage, data, networking, and app—that help you move faster, do more, and save money. But that’s just scratching the surface. Here’s what else Azure is: Vodia PBX can easily be installed onto the Azure Server.

March 5, 2015

IP-based authentication is not dead yet

Usually every domain needs their own telephone number or numbers that link the world of VoIP with the good old telecom industry. This is done using SIP trunks. While it is possible to share a SIP trunk with several domains, most hosted providers prefer one trunk per domain. But how does the SIP trunk provider know which trunk is being addressed when there is a call coming in?

June 29, 2015

PCAP made it

Once we have the PCAP, finding a problem is becoming almost a pleasure. Because the files are small, and everything is in the same place. It becomes easy to find jitter problems, missing RTP packets and so on. Last week I saw how another external tool took the PCAP idea to the next level. Using an Ethernet switch with port mirroring, all the traffic that hits the PBX also hits the monitoring server, which also sorts the traffic by calls and then puts them into different files. There were nice logs of SIP packets, RTP analysis and other things you want to know about a call.

July 20, 2015

MongoDB CDR

Thus the move with MongoDB. Although it is latest technology (and maybe just because of that), writing natively into the database was actually relatively simple. MongoDB can deal with very large amounts of data, so the PBX does not have to bother with it. Down the road we might be even able to use the DB for reading as well, e.g. when the user is using the call history from the web interface.

August 18, 2015

Domain name filter

The simple filter on our PBX for the domain name was that we were throwing the baby out with the bathwater. It was simply not possible to define exceptions. That made it practically impossible to use the feature in a real deployment. If the system administrator white-listed IP addresses, traffic from there would still be ignored if the domain name did not match. Adding that back in to the filter solves many of the trunk related problems, as admins can just add the IP addresses for the trunks.

September 7, 2015

Hosting Vodia PBX in Google Cloud

In this blog, we will cover the basic steps in setting up the Vodia PBX with Google Cloud. If you don’t have a google account, you can sign up at https://cloud.google.com/ and get $300 to spend on Google Cloud Platform over the next 12 months!

October 2, 2019

Configuring your Twilio Trunk With Vodia PBX

How to configure your Twilio trunk with the Vodia phone system.

October 7, 2020

Vodia Billing with Stripe

How Stripe Payment Works. Stripe is a payment processor, which means it supports the electronic transfer of money from a customer’s bank (issuing bank), into a merchant’s bank (acquiring bank) as payment for goods or services bought with a credit card. Vodia uses Stripe for postpay or pre-pays on the Vodia hosted PBX. We will discuss how to set up your Stripe account with Vodia billing.

January 3, 2020

The Boss’s Wife

A common problem in telephony is that certain people in organizations want all their calls being screened however a few have direct access. The boss’s wife should be able to call directly, while everybody else has to go through a screening process. How can we get this done using the Vodia PBX?

January 10, 2020

Vodia Android App

Vodia Phone app is a free add-on for your Vodia PBX that lets you connect to your account on your Vodia PBX. The Vodia Phone app offers a simple and intuitive user interface that puts your contacts and individual call history at your fingertips while providing a rich user presence. Also, starting with Android 5.0 Lollipop, based on the WebRTC technology, you can place VoIP calls over WiFi or 3G at no cost, with a rich audio quality for a superior mobile VoIP experience.

January 29, 2020

How the Vodia PBX is a catalyst for helping people all over the world telecommute to work

There are many benefits to telecommuting. Telecommuting allows a worker greater freedom regarding his or her work hours and work location. It gives the employee more flexibility to balance work and personal obligations. Often, working from home can make you more productive, because you do not have the distractions of office space. There are also many benefits to employers. Allowing workers to telecommute often makes them more productive, which benefits the company. With virtual communication traffic on the rise, Vodia is positioned to pump out the best and most efficient PBX software in the cloud.

March 17, 2020

Vodia: The Smart Telephone System Inside your Router!

Vodia Networks has developed a new device, Vodia IO, for simple telephony of the future. This broadband router, equipped with innovative VoIP features, is based on the latest router platform from Intel and offers small business owners everything they need for their daily business communication. Vodia IO enables connection to DSL as well as the fibre optic network and offers Gigabit Ethernet, integrated Gigabit WLAN, a powerful telephone system plus a built-in DECT base station as well as analogue telephone connections. The analogue terminals allow connection to POS devices, door intercoms or fax machines.

August 12, 2020

Vodia’s Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Click-to-Dial Add-on Browser Extensions

In an attempt to stay true to our tagline – Where VoIP is Easy – Vodia has created two new browser extensions: One for Chrome and one for Mozilla Firefox. These extensions allow you to now click-to-dial right from the browser window, without having to copy and paste the number into your browser client, or even manually entering the number on the desk phone. Simply highlight the number you want to call, right click, and then choose where you want the call to go through (browser or deskphone). Of course, you’ll need to input your Vodia credentials into the extension popup before you can make a call, but once that is done, you are off to the races!

September 30, 2020

Deploy Vodia Straight from the DigitalOcean Marketplace

If you’re already using Digital Ocean to deploy your Vodia PBX, this will be a game changer for future installations. The ease and speed with which you can accomplish this will now be cut significantly by this new configuration. If you however do not use Digital Ocean with your Vodia set-up, it’s remarkably simple to set up, and we encourage you to try it. In three simple steps, you can go from absolute zero to VoIP hero and have your own Vodia system completely up and running. Just set your instance options, deploy, and configure!

October 30, 2020

AT&T IP Flexible Reach and the Vodia IOP PBX

AT&T IP Flexible Reach is a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking service that delivers integrated access for IP PBX, TDM PBX, or Key System environments, providing potential total cost benefits through the consolidation of voice and data – one provider, single transport, and management options.

April 21, 2021

Planning a Vodia Cloud Phone System Configuration

The evolution of your phone system from a legacy system to a cloud PBX gives you an incredible array of features, some of which aren’t available with a legacy system, as well as the possibility of reducing telephony costs by up to 80 percent.

April 4, 2022

Skyetel lP based authentication with the Vodia PBX phone system

Skyetel is a great SIP trunk provider, offering the ability to bill customers based on the tenant name on the Vodia PBX phone system. You can now easily configure your Skyetel SIP trunk with the Vodia PBX trunk template.

September 14, 2021

Vodia Auto Attendant – Getting Calls Where They Need to Go

The Vodia Auto Attendant dispatches calls to the right destination without the need for human intervention. Callers can use extension numbers and extension names to find a particular account. There are several ways to redirect incoming calls, based on time of call, and to present different announcements.

August 18, 2021

Vodia Conference Room – A Scalable Cloud PBX Call Center Solution

For conferences, the Vodia cloud PBX enables users to plan in advance for scheduled conferences or to pull together at a moment’s notice for ad hoc conferences – recording on-the-go and scheduled conferences are both available. Let’s look at the functionality and behavior the PBX provides users.

August 23, 2021

Disable pickup on a BLF

pattern "44 55:np 5*" would mean that extension 44 can see anything, extension 55 would only see the on/off status while all other extensions starting with 5 would see everything. The pattern is backward compatible with previous versions, so that we don't have to worry about behavior in upgrades.

September 18, 2019