Using FIBARO Home Center 3 as a VoIP server and Linphone as a SIP client


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 3 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 a name or number 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.


Setting up the VoIP server on Home Center 3

Log in to FIBARO system.


Go to the settings and VoIP tab.


Create a new VoIP client 

To add a user, enter: Display name, VoIP username, and VoIP password.
Remember them as they will be needed to configure SIP app on the smartphone.
Click „Add VoIP Client”.

Click Add button to add that user.


Add another user

Click Add button to add that user.


Edit existing VoIP client

Every user in Home Center 3 has a VoIP account. In default settings, VoIP username is a number, and the password is empty.
To use VoIP, VoIP User have to set up a password.
You can also change the username on string value:

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. Optionally, you can set display name. Tap LOGIN to finish.
    4. Repeat the procedure for another user on another device.
    5. In next step go to the account settings and in advanced tab enter IP address of your Home Center 3 in SIP proxy like on the picture:linphone setup

That’s all! Now you can make and receive calls within the same network using Home Center 3 as a VoIP server.

September 5, 2022   1817    Getting Started, Tutorials, Use Cases  
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