My office has 6 employees, 5 telephone lines with Verizon fios. We have 3 buildings & things are a bit spread out. There has been a lot of time wasted looking for employees & I think an intercom would fix it.
I am interested in Asterisk & IP phones but was hoping to see if that would resolve my goal.
I would like to be able to hit an ‘intercom’ button, say “Hey Joe, where are you?”, then have the 6 IP phones (3 in one building, 2 in another, and 1 in the garage), all annouce my message, with the ability to have all 6 phones ‘listen’ so he could say, “I am in the garage” without picking up - if he is close enough. I would like it to not work on a phone that has an active call, and I would like it to shut down the other phones, if he were to pick up a line.
Can Asterisk do this? If so, what would be a good hardware recommendation for a new installation?