i’m having a problem deciding which corless phone solution to go with, so i thought that i’d see what others have had success with first…
i’ve got an asterisk phone system running in my small office of about 15 employees. its a manufacturing facility, so most people are not at a desk for very long. cordless phones are essential for about 5 of my users. with our old phone system we were using some panasonic 5.8ghz analog cordless phones. i figured we might be able to get some more use out of these, so i bought a sipura adapter. the thing is i can only register 2 sip channels with this setup, so i can only use the 4 handsets i have for 2 extensions. and even then, extension 1 shows up as line 1 and extension 2 is line 2, and each handset rings no matter which line is being called. i only want the phone to ring if the call is for the particular user carying the phone.
what i’d ultimately like is for 4 or 5 key users to have a phone attached to their hip with its own extension. i know there are WiFi solutions out there, but i’ve got one main concern with these… none of them that i can find support WPA encryption, which is what we use for our wireless network.
i was just on the phone with a guy from voipsupply.com and i asked him about the uniden uip1868. he said that i could treat each expansion handset on this phone system seperately, registering them seperately with my asterisk box so they could each have their own extension. i kind of don’t believe him. i would think that they all work as one unit, much like my old analog panasonic unit. anyone have any experience with the uniden system? if i could address each handset seperately, i think this is how i would go.
anyone have any suggestions, experiences, or problems they would like to share?