We’re looking at rolling our own telephone system with Asterisk on Digium hardware. I’ve read ‘Practical Asterisk’ and the O’Reilly book and it sounds like fax machines and computer modems can be problematic. I hope someone would be kind enough to field a question about keeping users with legacy hardware happy. We are located in the United States. Our interface to the PSTN will be a PRI/T1 through a card like the Digium 1TE121BF.
Would a 2400 series analog card with FXS ports in the same server permit the use of legacy computer modems and fax machines out across the PRI? I realize they would have to wired directly to the card POTS-style.
Is there a better approach?