Asterisk Possibilities

Currently have a VoIP setup which uses Thomson TB30 aka BT Falcon Mk2 phones.

We have a database of people who call us, we want the phone to display who is calling in.

The phones only support 100 names on a local phonebook which isn’t sufficient for a database of about 1000.

A remote phonebook was a possibility, but it turns out that you can only browse the phonebook from the phone and dial out. If someone dials in who’s in the remote phonebook it doesn’t recognise the number and therefore doesn’t display the name.

Is this possible to accomplish with Asterisk?


Yes, it is possible. You have to write small code in dial plan before dialing the number you have to set the callerid(name) with the name from your database before dialing the call.