I work at a small company that’s currently using an old (end of life’d) Shoretel phone system and is looking for a cost effective replacement.
Management wants to stay with analog phones (They aren’t keen on VOIP, even though the Shoretel uses a combination of VOIP and analog).
They’re also not completely sold on using Open Source software.
Oh, and they want it in place within a month
We currently have 6 POTS lines and ~20 analog extensions but will probably need triple that in the next year.
Given management concerns and the short time line a pre-built system with commercial support would be the ideal solution though I am a senior unix systems/network engineer and could build it myself.
I’m thinking we’d need an Asterisk server plus a couple high-density (12-24 port) analog switches to start with.
I have until Tuesday morning to present the options to management.