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My boss wants me to find a software that can be used in the folowing way. As of this time we have a program that generates and email every so often when a person misses a deadline. My boss wants me to find another program that can read these emails and change them into a wave that can than call a number of the person and deliver the message

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Any ideas would be appeaciated
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You can use Asterisk and Festival (both free) to accomplish this with a voip account or landline. The festival voice will be robotic and you may want to upgrade to a voice from Cepstral for a whopping $35.00 (one time fee).

Once you have asterisk set up, you can set up a job to read emails, convert the body to a wav, call the end user, and then read the wav file.
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We already have cisco VOIP would we have to buy a new PRI
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If your Cisco VoIP system has SIP licenses, you could connect the Asterisk server into a SIP account on the Cisco system, and pick up a line from there to dial out. This means you can do exactly as palner suggested, without having to purchase a PRI card. You just need any spare box with a NIC.
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I am new to VOIP and extreamly new to asteririsk is there anywhere where I can get more information on how to do the example you have talked about
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