Can anyone tell me if Asterisk can work with our current situation and what I would need to make it happen?
There are three businesses in our building and we share a receptionist. The three businesses are not related to each other. We currently share an analog telephone system. The system is programmed so we can’t pickup another companies lines or dial their extensions, but the receptionist has access to all of them. Our company has two remote workers that work from home. We would like to be able to have a VOIP system that allows them to have a phone and be connected to our system so that calls can be transferred to them and they can dial out from our lines.
Will Asterisk work in our situation? Will it let three companies share a system and have two remote workers? If so, what equipment do we need? Between all 3 companies, there are a total of 8 lines and 19 extensions. We have business class cable from Time Warner (8mb) and DSL from Ma Bell (1mb). Our remote workers have Time Warner Cable (5mb). We have two Linksys RV016 managed switches in our building for our network.
Thanks in advance for your help.