Lots of little goodies
I've been busy with my book (which is not going well as the Asterisk chapter is eating up way too much time!). But in the mean time I found out I could get AT&T Call Vantage (I'm an employee) and I'm going to hook it up to my Asterisk setup. Wish me luck (through the SPA-3000). :-)
I also managed to get a Cisco 7960 phone working with Asterisk and my Apache server. I had to upgrade from the Cisco Skinny version 5.0 to SIP version 7.4 (I did it by upgrading to 6.3 then 7.4). The SIP setup is very easy, just like any other SIP phone. For some reason I didn't need to have multiple lines defined to receive more than 1 call. But I did define 3 lines just so I could have more lines. The XML files are real easy to build and I'm using the Cisco::IPPhone Perl module to properly generate various other messages (took the Asterisk Perl weather code and converted it from speaking to sending to the Phone). The XML seems to be a bit version dependent and only certain XML commands are available on certain versions (email me for further details). Cool phone, great quality (sound and feel) not sure if it's worth the cost (you need to purchase the phone and software separately) for hacking but it has high geek points when it's sitting in the living room of a automated home! :-)
Lastly, I ordered my Nokia 770 and it will be in by Monday or Tuesday. I can't wait to get my hands on this. Basically it's an Internet tablet and I'll be using it as a front end to MisterHouse. I'm not sure what it can do but I hope at least it has as many features as the Audrey. I guess we'll see.