Hi Asterisk users,
This is my first post here and I hope to be an active user, not just asking but also helping others.
This is my project:
I was asked to develop an paging/intercom solution to use with Android devices. The idea is to have 3 components, the Android phones, IP PBX Server and a graphic interface running on a tablet. This last component is where I have more doubts. The graphic interface is just a small application to select the paging groups in a simple way, basically buttons and radio/check boxes. For the Android phones, I was thinking to use a free softphone that supports paging. The best would be to develop my own softphone but the quotations I have for a SDK are out of my budget. For the server, the main option is Asterisk. All components will be at the same LAN.
According to this scenario, these are my questions:
- Could you please tell me if it is possible to do it with Asterisk? If so what flavor of Asterisk you recommend? I already have some HW based options I am considering.
- Is it true it is better to use multicast instead of having a stream per each Android phone? What is the number of streams to start thinking on multicast?
- For the graphic interface, is AMI the way to go? Is there another tool that allows me to create a graphic application to communicate with Asterisk?
- Are there commercial solutions out there that can help me to develop this project in a fast and easier way? I have some budget I can use.
Thanks in advance for your help