First off, I split this post off just so that we can keep that topic related to download links.
Anyhow, I totally understand- I think many people are probably interested above all in the new notification options. We’re not far off at all. On the SMS side, we got pushed back due to hardware issues, but on the voice side, things are coming along as planned, it’s just that the development of that module was shifted so that it wouldn’t hold up the beta of the platform.
This requires some sort of SMS gateway, and unfortunately there isn’t a standard protocol for these. So, we found a small box that you could put a SIM card in, and were going to sell those. Then we found out they didn’t work. So we found a different box. We have 5 of these coming in soon, so if you post your interest, we might be able to get you a test box within the next week or two.
We may also put together a module to use a web hosted gateway. Not sure about the timeline on that yet.
Unlike what people might expect, this is actually not going to use a voice card at all. Instead, it is implemented purely with SIP (in other words, VOIP). So, you’ll need a sip gateway. Many many companies already have a SIP compatible PBX (such as one based on Asterisk). For those who don’t, we’ve found a small all in one box. Ethernet on one side, phone on the other, asterisk in the middle, all for <$200. We should have some of these coming in for testing as well. OR, if you’re so inclined, it also works with Skype Connect, Skype’s business SIP integration option.
I’d say we’re at least 14 days out before a beta on this module, though.
Hope this answers your question, feel free to post with your thoughts/comments.