We have a office with a limited number of lines. One person needs to call a system for our payroll every week and it calls us back to allow for updates.
I’ve placed a modem on this line in parrallel to the phone system. It will answer the phone on the first ring. The problem is that Asterisk also see’s the ring and will then also answer the phone causing a modem issue and it drops the call.
What I need to do is find a way to tell Asterisk and the zaptel driver to only pick up the line if the line has RANG twice.
Can I do this? Right now we run back and unplug the line from the system when we need to do this but that is a pain…
Another idea I had was is there a way to only say a line is for outbound calls only? So if it rings it just ignores it? This line is not a part of a hunt group so it would NOT normally ring anyway.