If you've longed for the good ol' days of Asterisk@Home, welcome back to the new steroid-enhanced version. PBX in a Flash (PIAF) is a lean, mean Asterisk machine designed to meet the needs of hobbyists as well as business users.
You'll have a high-performance turnkey Asterisk PBX that's easy to upgrade, able to choose from dozens of scripts to include all of the Nerd Vittles addons: AsteriDex, Weather Reports, News Feeds, Email by Phone, TeleYapper, Telephone Reminders, Podcasts by Phone, and more. You add features when you need additional functionality; otherwise, you skip the bloatware. - Nerdvittles
The core PBX components Asterisk and a web-based open source GUI (graphical user interface) that controls and manages Asterisk are pre-installed, along with additional software including the Flash Operator Panel (FOP), the Asterisk Recording Interface (ARI), Fail2Ban, command-line update and security scripts and much more...
The base PBX in a Flash (PIAF) VPS plan is conservatively rated for up to around 10 concurrent calls. This value can vary widely depending on transcoding of media streams (ie. g729 to ulaw), simultaneously running applications in the virtual server, local on-site bandwidth capacity where extensions are located, etc.
If higher call capacity is required, the number of CPU cores can be adjusted accordingly. The following chart shows approximate call capacity for the various CPU core allocations:
Our VPS hosting environment is built with PBX in a Flash (PIAF) and Asterisk in mind.
Each host server is complemented with the necessary Dahdi device nodes to support the operation of Music-on-hold (MOH) and conferencing (Meetme).
Our hosted PBX in a Flash (PIAF) VPS is an IP-PBX platform solution. This means you will have to supply your own ITSP (ie. VOIP carrier), there is no direct connection to the PSTN. Any provider that supports connectivity with Asterisk will work fine, including Asterisk supported codecs and protocols.
Need a ITSP / VOIP carrier? Below are some popular carriers used by many of our existing clients:
Per-incident administrative and consultation support services related to any hosted PBX in a Flash (PIAF) VPS plan within our network are also available. The current billable support rate is $100/Hr, billed in 15-minute increments. Some software installations are based on a fixed rate schedule, see our software page for more details.