I am in the process of getting to know asterix and evaluate it for our internal use. Currently we use an internal panasonic pabx with standard panasonic phones.
What I would eventually like to acheive is to do away with the panasonic, replacing it with an Asterisknow box. I’m pretty certain I can do what I’m thinking but would just like to run it past you guys with more in depth Asterisk knowledge.
What the new system will comprise of, is a 4 port digium analog card to accomodate our existing lines and number. I would then like to replace all internal panasonic/analog phones with network/ip phones and still be able to use the analog lines with the ip phones, thereby retaining our analog lines and number but converting our internal phone system to network based.
I’m I right in assuming it is possible? I’ve not delved in too deeply yet, but would it be a case (roughly) of configuring the card and the analog lines, and then assigning them to the relevant users created?
Is it as easy as that, or do I need more hardware? I have read around and I don’t see any specifc mention of using ip phones over analog lines with asterisk, it looks like it can, but I could do with some confirmation.
Please help clarify for me. (assuming it made sense. )