Trying to get a new phone system off the ground for a small office I work for. I have the following PC hardware to work with and was hoping to get input on whether it would do the job or if I needed to add anything extra to it:
AMD 64bit Dual core CPU
2gb ddr400 memory
300+gb disk space (disk1: SATA 82gb 7200rpm, disk2: SATA 250gb 7200rpm)
Creative sound blaster audigy card (onboard sound disabled)
10/100 onboard NIC (can get gigabit if better suited)
onboard video (have PCI-E video card available if it can/should be used for some GPU processing tasks)
What this would power:
Voice only, 2-3 incoming numbers w/some direct and one to menu system for reaching various offices (billing, front desk, etc).
up to 5 simultaneous calls/connections to the outside world
other tidbits I am missing/not thinking of?
I got the AsteriskNOW cd installed, but am not sure where to go from here. Also, for providers of the VOIP connection to the outside, are there any recommendations/input about companies/plans that would do well for a system with the needs I have described above?