Asterisk sound card Paging


#1

does anyone know how to use the pc sound card for overhead paging , i looked at this page but it didn’t help.
any idea?
Regards,

okay.dyndns.org/okhp/linux/asterisk/


#2

You can “call” the console.
Make sure that you can play audio files out the sound card.
My server boots with the sound turned down, so I use smixer from a command line to set the volume.

In extensions.conf:
exten => 7,1,Answer
exten => 7,2,Playback(beep)
exten => 7,3,Dial(CONSOLE,dsp,1,g)
exten => 7,4,Hangup

I am trying to get the system to play background music softly during no page condition, turn donw bg music and play the page louder.


#3

Very interesting solution daved…

In many telephone systems, an announcement is recorded to a file, and played back on a slight delay to prevent feedback from the announcing equipment.

You have no problems with feedback using your solution?


#4

I’m a linux newbie. How do i know that my sound card works? I tried the paging to console thing, but don’t get anything. any help or pointer to a useful resource would be appreciated.


#5

take a look at this, it works for me

sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php? … _id=420324


#6

I implemented this script per the documentation but I am still having troubles paging. I have 3 phones that I am trying to page through, Snom 360, aastra 9113i, and a polycom 501. None of them work.

I turned off ‘filter packets from registrar’ and turned on the intercomm on the snom, and still no go.

When I dial the paging extension I see asterisk run the agi script from the CLI but then nothing happens on the phones.