howdie, still digging into possible setups here in our SMB in France. I project connecting 120 analog & 10 numeric phone lines into an asterisk box to play with (dangerous toy!) before even considering VOIP for now.
I’d like to get rid of our NEXPLAN XL pbx, but would like some advice on the asterisk hardware setup.
What would be the most qualitative (& cost effective) solution?
plug all of our 120 analog lines into 24port channelbanks & link these (5 banks) to a (digium) T1 port in asterisk, plugged to the T1 telco arrival port?
Or invest in 5 TDM2400 wildcards? I dont see however how to plug RJ11 lines into a PCI interface chip (but i’m not a computer geek), digium stating this replacing need for channelbanks & T1 cards alltogether.
could anyone advise me on this?
could anyone give me an idea of the cost of either of these solutions?
ps: how about numeric lines? Can they be used in asterisk pbx?