Hello, I’m looking for a little guidance. We have been looking to adopt Microsoft Lync 2010 and I’ve been doing some research into how to get PSTN connectivity, as Lync is not capable of taking a trunk from a SIP provider that is not Lync certified. This means we have to purchase a (pricey) gateway to do the conversion, or get a SIP provider that is Lync certified.
My question is whether or not it is possible to bring SIP over a T1 connection into Asterisk and have it essentially send all calls over a SIP trunk to Lync without having to provision any users/extensions in Asterisk. We want to be able to handle all user provisioning in Lync, but just need to call out to the PSTN through asterisk and have incoming calls routed through Asterisk and over the SIP trunk to Lync. I know there are Lync-certified gateways to do this sort of thing, but am wondering whether Asterisk is capable, or if my thinking is flawed… I really don’t have much knowledge of telephony.
Thank you in advance,