Fairly new to * but have been reading a lot, have set up an *now server. My intent is to have a private VIOP network contained within a LAN here at work, I already have softphone calls working and am waiting on two GXV-3000s that were ordered a few days ago to test hardphone and, hopefully, video functionality.
My question: if sometime in the future I want my VIOP users to be able to call regular telephone users (internally only) I understand I will need a card in my *server, I read in a few posts that I will need a card for each line I plan to use. I am confused by this. Is it not possible to put one card in the *server, with its own telephone number, and use that as a connection so that everyone using the *server can gain access to the telephone system?
For clarity: I have 25 users that will be using * on a pilot basis, and on campus we have perhaps 6000+ telephone users. What is the best (quality) way, to enable my * users to call the telephone users? whats the cheapest way? and are the two mutually exclusive?