Ive read loads and find this site extremely useful I cant wait to get started.
Coming from a cisco background I have had their take on things so far and need to understand a little how this architecture matches up the their ideas.
Im planning on installing a small installation of around 10 phones for a friends business as a freebie and a trainer for me.
I have experience of linux, im no expert but i can find my way around and im a quick learner
I understand how phones connect and are configured and how the local phones work but i am a bit flaky on the breakout.
so heres my questions
Cisco refer to IP-PBX which i guess is asterisk in this case and also a VOIP gateway. Is this the hardware cards that are installed in the server to run asterisk? They also refer to a “telephony server” but i think this is also asterisk.
What are the various versions of these? and how do they connect? directly to the PSTN-PBX? ISDN? What connnections are used?
Can you breakout to something like sipgate.com? or am i barking up the wrong tree completely
How does breakout to something like voiptalk.org work and how does this compare to linking in to your existing PSTN-PBX?
I guess i just need an overview of how the breakout is handled and how the process works for calls.
I have searched for this info, so be gentle with me.
Thanks and keep up the good work.