Thanks in advance for taking the time to look and read this post.
I own a small company and I currently have five POTS lines. Four for voice and one for faxing. It is an older system and no longer supported by the manufacture. I have looked into replacing it but all the quotes I am getting are over the 20K mark. I have worked with computers and programing for several years before I become a small business (not computer related) owner. I no longer have the time to personally spend on the techincal issues or adminstration.
From what I have been able to study * should be able to replace may four POTS voice lines. What I would like to accomplish is the following
Replace the four POTS voice lines in the office
Use * with a toll free number DID for all voice incoming calls
Use my broadband connection for this (no FXO / FXS)
Using VPN routers allow key company personnel to have ‘office’ phone at home (as well as VPN connection for thier computer)
More information on my broadband connection … it is 6 meg down / 2 meg up.
My basic understanding leads me to this setup…
An Asterisk server on a dedicated 100 mip switch just for VOIP, and a second connection to the backbone Switch with QoS for VIOP.
Either SIP or IAX2 handsets (IAX2 for the remote [home] handsets)
A VOIP service provider that offer toll free DIDs (NuFone for example) and using the IAX2 protocal
Main Router capable of mutipile hardware based VPN
VPN capable router compatable with company main router for each home handset.
As for faxing I would just currently keep the one POTS I have now for faxing.
Please review and suggest. Also I am in Eastern PA and if the price is right I would be able to pay to have this accomplished for the company.