I have been playing with Asterisk@Home for the past couple of weeks and I am thouroghly impressed with what Asterisk can accomplish. Enough so that I voluntereed my services to a freind when his home PBX just blew up. I set him up with several Polycom 600s, A digium board and VOIP provider. I set him up with extensions throughout the house with Intercom and paging setup. However with his previous PBX he was setup so that his phones showed the incoming lines and could see if a line was off the hook and if he wanted someone else to pickup the call he would put the call on hold and the line would blink and then another phone could pick it up. The way I have him setup now he cannot see if another line/extension is currently active and he has to transefer or park the call so somone else can answer it.
Is there a way to have Asterisk or Asterisk@Home with the Polycoms to mimic his old system? Or does he have to bite the bullet and learn to live with the way he is configured now.
Thanks for any help in advance, if it can be done could someone give me a brief “how-to” or point me to a tutorial/document.