I’m quite new to Asterisk, and I’ve been looking around and reading the excellent documentation (and book!) for a time, but I have still no practical experience with Asterisk.
My needs are very simple. I just need a PBX to implement a IVR (Interactive Voice Response), to record the conversations and to log the calls to my small office.
I have just a POTS line and a couple of traditional analog phonesets. I’m used to GNU/Linux, so I’m not afraid of installing and configuring Asterisk, but I’m a bit lost about what HARDWARE do I need for my purpouse.
AFAIK I need a TDM400P with 1 XFO port and 2 XFS ports (TDM21B), but my budget is reduced and I wornder if there is a simpler possibility. I have an Ethernet network, is ATA an alternative? Is the TDM400P PCI card the optimum choice? Is there any better alternative, am I missing something?
I’d appreciate any help on this. Thanks!