What protocol does the Intertel Axxent key system use to communicate with its phones (Standard Digital Terminal P/N: 550.4400)?
I currently am “the it guy” for a small company (~60 people), and our phone system is on it’s last legs. I spend a lot of my time babysitting it, and that takes away from the time I should be spending on other endavors. Unfortunately, we have little to no budget to properly upgrade the existing system. We do have the appropriate hardware, I believe, to run an Asterisk system, if I don’t have to replace the phones. I know that the phones don’t use standard PSTN signaling, but I can’t find out if they use something completely proprietary.
Has anyone out there managed to replace an “Axxent” system with an Asterisk PBX without changing out the phones? If so, what channel protocol did you use? I have a feeling that it won’t work, but I read something out there that gave me some hope that they possibly use MGCP for their channel.
Anything that anyone can offer would be great, including telling me that it just isn’t possible.
Thanks in advance.