Our office of 60 currently uses Nortel digital phones and a Nortel PBX. We plan on evaluating Asterisk becuase of the various features it offers and we’re pretty unhappy with the support we’re getting here in Barcelona for the Nortel . But, being IT guys and not telecom, we don’t understand if we can leverage our current Nortel M3904 phones. Is it possible to connect the 60+ digital extensions into the Asterisk box? Will Asterisk speak with the digital phones, or does it only work with analog and IP phones? Does one use a ‘channel bank’ to connect the 60 phones to the Asterisk PBX? If not, then what is the hardware needed?
Thanks in advance for your direction.