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NerdUno
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Bluetooth Proximity Detection with Raspberry Pi

Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:46 pm

With the addition of a $1 USB Bluetooth dongle, you can use Bluetooth Proximity Detection with your Raspberry Pi and any smartphone to automatically forward all of your calls to your cell when you leave your home or office. Here's the 2-minute drill with Incredible PBX: http://nerd.bz/Sw8KMw

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Re: Bluetooth Proximity Detection with Raspberry Pi

Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:57 pm

Incredible PBX sounds great. I have been meaning to take the plunge but have 2 quick questions. Are you planning a new image incorporating the latest overclock and usb speedup etc. or do we just mess with config.txt? Do you have a good link to use a regular phone with an unlocked Grandstream HT502. TIA.

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Re: Bluetooth Proximity Detection with Raspberry Pi

Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:09 pm

The Raspbian version with overclocking was released yesterday. Here's a link to the article: http://nerdvittles.com/?p=3026

POTS phones require a separate ATA device that converts analog signals to SIP and vice versa. The best one out there is the OBi110 which runs about $50 on Amazon. Basically, you plug your phone into the ATA and plug the ATA into your LAN. Then you connect the ATA as a SIP device to Asterisk to process incoming and outgoing calls. Here's a good article from the FreePBX folks on how to set it up using the FreePBX GUI included in Incredible PBX: http://nerd.bz/Q74uOg

You'll find loads of free help on the PIAF Forum if you get stumped: http://pbxinaflash.com/community

Good luck with your adventure!

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