Using current phones with Asterisk system


#1

The office I work in currently has a Nortel Meridian system with m7310 phones. Is there a way to implement an Asterisk PBX while still retaining the ability to use the features on the Nortel phone?

Example: When listening to a voice mail the time stamp is on the LCD, the user can fast forward or rewind the message from the extra buttons on the phone.

Example: Using the intercom button to dial an extension.
Example: using the top programmable buttons to page someone.

Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks!


#2

Let me reask. Can Asterisk use non IP phones including extra buttons and LCDs on them? Can those buttons be made to do things? Can the LCD display chosen information?


#3

I also would like to know this?

Im guessing no :angry:

one line per analogue phone?


#4

We are using Asterisk with digium PCBs.
We can attach any* IP phone.
We are also using normal phones connected to digium PCB’s


*not any of course, but no problems with GrandStream phones - or phone adaptors. Phone adaptors has only 2 ports - Eternet and RJ11 - for normal phones.


#5

[quote=“bira_more”]
We are also using normal phones connected to digium PCB’s


*not any of course, but no problems with GrandStream phones - or phone adaptors. Phone adaptors has only 2 ports - Eternet and RJ11 - for normal phones.[/quote]

I’m just wondering if those normal phones have LCDs on them that could be used to display information given to it from the Asterisk PBX. Example: Time, voicemail functionality, paging, etc…


#6

You can use a gateway to allow you to connect you handsets to Asterisk by using the following gateway. citel.com/index/index.asp
You will not get the functionality you current get ie time/date voicemail was left that you are getting a paging call.