Ok, I’m somewhat tech savy but haven’t delved into the realm of telephony much. I’m looking at setting up an IP PBX for the office, but I’m having a hard time finding information on what exactly I would need so I can make a proposal to the owners.
I have an older PC that I can set up with Linux so the PC isn’t an issue. Here’s what is going on. 3 incoming lines (2 phone & 1 fax). Currently only 3 stations (phones) will be needed. One at reception, one at billing, and one in my office. All phones need the ability to call 911 because we deal with poisons on a daily basis. Intercom between the offices would be nice, but not necessary. Also, since this is a small business, cost is definately a factor.
I have found alot of information, but some of it seems conflicting. Anyway… by issue is hardware.
What I can’t figure out is what I will need to connect everything to the PC, will it use RJ-11 wiring, or Cat-5? What hardware will I need to connect everything? and if RJ-11 can be used, I assume that I can use existing phones?
Any help would be greatly appreciated…