I’m pretty new to VoIP and have do not have any experience in setting up or using Asterisk.
I’m hoping to get some comments from experienced users on if what I have planned is doable in general
Here’s my situation/plan:
I’m working for a company with roaming employees that each need to be available via two different numbers corresponding to two different office-locations.
They have 10 numbers per location still ‘hosted’ by standard phone-company which I would like to port to a VoIP-provider.
The main-office has a pretty good internet connection (2MBit) so I would like to install an Asterisk at that location handling all the calls and use VoIP-phones capable of handling more than one line (preferably Sipura SPA-841).
VoIP-Provider says mapping more than one number to one account is not a problem. In the documentation I read I only found Asterisk listening on which digits are pressed and deciding what to do or where to route the call. Can Asterisk be used with multiple incoming numbers?
If so – with multiple accounts? Or will I need to use two machines one for each account?
The two locations (and external) are connected via vpn so I would like to have connection from phone to Asterisk stay within the company-network – will there be any problems connecting to Asterisk through vpn?
One thing the employees do not want to miss is the option of dialing from pc (for example out of Outlook). Is there something similar to tapi-drivers? If yes – could one choose which line to use for dialing? (info: Clients are all Windows-machines)
Like I said – no experience on my side – these are general questions before even starting this project since I could be getting something really basic completely wrong
Any help/comments/recommendations are very highly appreciated!