I am looking to convert a small business to asterisk but I’m not entirely sure how to go about doing it. The company has two analog (verizon) lines currently. What’s the best method of implementing these lines into VOIP? This will be a system with 5 phones.
My original idea was to use an ATA or FXO and set up analog trunks to asterisk and then set up shared line appearances (SLA) on the voip phones to act like the existing phone system so that users could put calls on hold and have someone else pick them up and have BLF lights to signify someone is using the analog lines… however… asterisk does not play nicely with SLA as I have come to find. It worked ok with snom but I like Polycom much better and it does not work well with them.
Can anyone guide me toward a model of some sort or suggest some sort of flow chart for the system and how it should be set up to handle calls?
The last thing I want to do is install an analog system again… those days are coming to an end.
Thanks in advance.