I wanted to try asterisk to replace the actual digital phone system in our company.
One nice thing i would like to implement is the ability to log on a phone and logoff when leaving the office. This enable moving from one desk to another very easily. When nobody is logged on the phone, the phone is useless and when a user is logged nowhere, the call is directly redirected to the operator or to his voicemail. I think this is possible with Asterisk but couldn’t find any how-to about it. Does it need specific phone or additionnal software?
A second thing to configure is to make the phone dialing when i click on a phone number on my PC. Is there some additionnal software to install? (on Windows PC…) And optionnaly get a pop-up on the PC screen when the phone ring to have additionnal information from the CRM.
I looked at all-in-one asterisk distro like Elastix or Trixbox but couldn’t find those features.
I used to work with a Cisco system with those fonctionnality but couldn’t find how to implement that with asterisk.
ps: I only have a Snom 360 and a Cisco 7912G for testing.