Can Asterisk setup


#1

Hi

I am looking if its possible to replace our meridian phone system in our office with Asterisk.

At the moment we have several isdn 30 lines.

ISDN 30 - 2 channels No DDI - Incoming calls only
ISDN 30 - 4 channels No DDI - Incoming calls only
ISDN 30 1 channel no DDI
ISDN 30 17 Channels 20 DDI (20 outside numbers)
and around 30 meridian digital phones.

Am I correct that asterisk if setup can give

Internal phones - soft or hard phones
Internal extension no for everyone
Transfer calls
on hold

incomming lines assigned to call pools which you can assign phones to.

How would it connect to our existing isdn30 lines ??.

Thanks for any help given

Nick Colyer


#2

An Asterisk box with a TE110P should work.


#3

[quote=“nickcol”]Am I correct that asterisk if setup can give

Internal phones - soft or hard phones
Internal extension no for everyone
Transfer calls
on hold[/quote]

Yes, you can do all that. Although you almost certainly won’t be able to get your existing phones to work with Asterisk directly, because they will use a proprietary protocol that won’t be supported by Asterisk.

However, you’ve got no hope at all of setting it up and keeping it running in a satisfactory manner unless you develop a good knowledge of Asterisk - and Linux.

Read this book to get the basics:

voip-info.org/wiki/view/Aste … +Telephony

And read through some of the documentation available at:

voip-info.org/wiki/view/Asterisk

With ISDN cards running under Linux.


#4

Thanks for the info on the TE110P card. I will look into this card.
and readup on Asterisk as now I know it should work.

Our company does have good knowledge of linux as we run several linux servers which we have all setup from scratch.

Thanks.

Nick


#5

Cool - you’re three quarters of the way there then!

If you want to hook your existing pbx up to the Asterisk system, you’ll probably need a TDM400P card - or several, depending on how many lines you want between the two.