Help, we'll pay...Basic questions... Replacing an analog PBX


#1

Hi,

I wast just wandering through jivesoftware.org, and there I found this Asterisk program.

I find it extremely interesting given the fact that our Panasonic PBX is failing. But I’m a bit confused on how this works. I hope you can help me understand better.

By reading other threads, it seems that you can have great advantage in using ethernet phones. I don’t know any of those… Let alone that they existed.

Let’s say we have four lines, and we want about 12 extensions. If I didn’t want to use ethernet phones, would I need to purchase a card with 16 ports? Where do you get those?

What if we want the option to talk over the PC? How do you do that?

Are there any special requirements for use on a pure Windows 2003 network/domain?

Well, if Asterisk can indeed affordably replace our existing PBX, we’ll be searching for someone to help us install and configure it. It would be done over the Internet, via chatting and/or remote connection. Payment through PayPal.

Thanks in advance!

Ivan Vega R.
HEMAC Internacional
hemac.com.mx/


#2

You are lucky to discover asterisk today! :wink:
If you are in search of turn key solutions you can contact us.
We can offer a wide range of asterisk based solutions not only native PBX like, but also:

  • prepaid cards, ani prepaid/postpaid
  • ANI/WEB callback
  • WEB LCR manager
  • Call center
  • Call recording


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#3

Let’s say we have four lines, and we want about 12 extensions. If I didn’t want to use ethernet phones, would I need to purchase a card with 16 ports? Where do you get those?

Use a T1 card and a channel bank

What if we want the option to talk over the PC? How do you do that?

use a softphone do a search for firefly

Are there any special requirements for use on a pure Windows 2003 network/domain?

Asterisk runs on Linux

for more info try here voip-info.org/wiki-Asterisk


#4

Since Channel banks are expensive ( and many low cost units don’t work
well with Astersk )
voip-info.org/tiki-index.php … annel+Bank

your best bet is a TDM400 card for the 4 trunk lines, and Ethernet SIP phones.

Alternately you can use Sipura, or Digium IAXy adapters to plug your
normal phones into Ethernet. But this doesn’t support 2 call appearances
and other things you may want in an office environment.

In a production environment you need to generally have 2 servers ( active and hot spare ) or a RAID disk and daily backups at a minimum. If you
need assistance with Asterisk or Linux we do that over the Internet as well.

Lee Marzke lmarzke@4aero.com
Consultant, 4aero.com