I have set up Asterisk on a Synology NAS (Asterisk 1.8 with 2.0-rc1 gui) and the main part works fine. I can make outgoing calls, I can receive calls, I can transfer calls and I can call extensions. However, there’s just one thing that needs to be fixed before I can switch from my current 3CX server to Asterisk.
I have 5 IP phones in my office, and when I am at the office, these telephones must ring. However, when I (or my collegues) go home, I (or they) press a button on the telephone (the one nearest to the door) so they can enable/disable call forwarding to my cell phone for the hours that noone is at the office.
I use 2 speed dial buttons on my Grandstream to enable (*31 on 3cx) or disable (*311 or something) Out-of-Office status in 3CX. this works just well.
However, I need something like this in Asterisk. I looked at the follow Me function, the call forwarding function (they can all be toggled with feature codes) but these do not work when using a ring group.
But I need ring groups; all the telephones in the office (just 5) must ring… but I also need this call forwarding thing.
I almost gave it up, but then I saw some topics about Day/Night mode, or Call Flow control. However I only see topics about this feature in FreePBX. But there’s only Asterisk-GUI on the synology NAS.
Which features are available to use this forwarding thing? This forwarding must be enabled/disabled by a speeddial button… it would be nice to also have a BLF for an activated/deactivated forwarding, but that’s just a bonus.