Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Le Pan Mini 8" IPS $99

At an OfficeMax nearst you. 1024x768 4:3, 0.77 lb, GPS, Bluetooth and Miracast (wireless display)!

It comes with Google Pinyin installed, so I typed a post on it in the store to KoT VOIP message board:

I have not opened it yet, because once opened, %15 restocking fee apply:

But go get one ASAP, this is good stuff, much better than the more expensive Nook HD+. Just don't open it until you're sure:

I'll test it especially on Miracast once I get home. If Miracast works fine, it is all worth the $99. I bought a used S4 Mini for the same price just for Miracast, but its screen is kind of too small for easy browsing TV channels and its battery is short.

If you buy today, there is a $10 coupon:

[update] Miracast works beautifully. Battery life seems good, battery level dropped from 80% to 20% after 3 hours of watching online video over Miracast. Very thin and light. Feels cool, thanking to its metal back. No automatic brightness.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

My V gift to you all!

A free PBX for direct Google Voice dialing and beyond!

Just go to KoT VOIP and happy calling.

I've been using SipSorcery for many years now. It was the first PBX that's done right, because it does not touch audio. However, it is not perfect, it does not solve NAT issues (such as one-way audio). It does not work with CallCentric and Nimbuzz etc.; it does not work over VPN.

So I always wanted to make my own PBX to solve NAT problems without touching audio path like SipSorcery. Touching audio - proxy relay, transcoding and, the worst, media processing for call recording, is a very bad thing to Internet calling, because it adds delay and stuttering. Totally not acceptable, especially  for VO3G.

Finally I got some free time and setup a PBX. After modifying some source codes and recompiling, plus some tweaks in configuration files, it worked so well, even much better than I dreamed of. It is so perfect, I must share it to you. So I tweaked it ready for more people to enjoy it. Then I setup a new web site just for it. Just yesterday, I setup an account management system, now you can simply register an account and start enjoying the perfect PBX current technology may offer!

New technologies are amazing, from installing a PBX, publishing a new web site, to writing an account management system, all done in just two weeks!