Small office setup


#1

Can Asterisk ring all the phones in a small office, a person picks up on one phone and then puts it on hold to pick up on a different phone?

Also can Asterisk do intercom paging through phone speakers?

Thanks…


#2

Hi

I beleive you were refering to call transfer on to another station, or call parking. yes, asterisk can do it.


#3

[quote=“anil”]Hi

I beleive you were refering to call transfer on to another station, or call parking. yes, asterisk can do it.[/quote]

I realize that transfer and park are available. I was hoping for something simpler like a one button hold/pickup which could be used on multiline button phones.

All the phones ring, pick up and then put on hold, all lines blink and anyone can pickup. As a matter of fact an inside conference call can be made by pressing the busy line button.

I think asterisk needs this simple ability to succeed in the small switch market.


#4

Asterisk is already succeeding in several switch markets.

Multi-line telephones are old technology. Sometimes, change is a good thing.


#5

You could setup an extension that rings every phone using the format below, you would just transfer the call to this extension.

exten => 123,1,SetCIDName(RingEverybody)
exten => 123,2,Dial(SIP/phone1&SIP/phone2&SIP/phone3)


#6

Polycom phones support a paging / intercom feature.
The Soundpoint IP 300 does paging only, as it does not have a speakerphone mic.


#7

Asterisk is already succeeding in several switch markets.

Multi-line telephones are old technology. Sometimes, change is a good thing.[/quote]

Your points are arguable. I am just looking for a specific solution for plumbers, construction and general contractors.