Using FIBARO Home Center 2 as a VoIP server and Linphone as a SIP client


FIBARO Home Center 2 can be used as a VoIP server. This functionality is built-in and there is no need to install anything on the controller. All that is required is to set up users and assign them numbers in the VoIP panel. Then, using SIP clients, Linphone app for example, users can make local calls within the range of their network with just their smartphones.
What is VoIP?
Voice over Internet Protocol is a methodology and group of technologies for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol networks, such as the Internet.
What is SIP?
SIP is the Session Initiation Protocol. In VoIP related topics, SIP is a call setup protocol that operates at the application layer. It was designed as a way to set up real-time multimedia sessions between devices using a common.


  • FIBARO Home Center 2 connected to the Internet,
  • Android or iOS device (or any other platform supported by the Linphone app).

Setting up the VoIP server on Home Center 2

  1. Log in to FIBARO system.
    Linphone sip client
  2. Go to Panels.
  3. Open VoIP Panel by clicking Enter.
    Linphone setup
  4. To add new users click Add.
    Linphone config
  5. To add a user, enter: Name, VoIP number, and VoIP password. Remember them as they will be needed to configure SIP app on the smartphone.
    Linphone smart home
  6. Click Save icon to add that user.
    Linphone save
  7. Add another user.
  8. Click Save icon to add that user.
    linphone integration icon
  9. That’s all, you should see your newly added users in the VoIP panel.
    linphone configuration

Setting up the Linphone app.

  1. Install Linphone app:
  2. Open Linphone and tap USE SIP ACCOUNT.
    linphone integration
  3. Enter VoIP number as the username here, password, and domain (which is the IP address of the Home Center 2). Optionally, you can set display name. Tap LOGIN to finish.
    linphone dashboard
  4. Repeat the procedure for another user on another device.
     2linphone dashboard
  5. That’s all. Now you can make and receive calls within the same network using Home Center 2 as a VoIP server.
    linphone setup linphone dashboard 3

May 25, 2018   9323    Tutorials    
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