I have done a few basic asterisk setups in the past and am sure that asterisk can handle what I need it to do now as well. My boss wants to allow remote employees the ability to set up a webcam at their home and when certain clients want to speak with them then they will connect to the asterisk server in our office and the feed from the home camera will be sent out to the client. So, basically the following:
no ISDN/Pots support needed.
ability for employees to connect from home office to asterisk server in office.
ability for remote clients to connect to asterisk server across internet and make video conference connection to said employee.
ability to track the duration of conference calls to the second.
ability for client to be able to conduct conference call through the browser.
a whiteboard or chat window would also be nice but that I can do with a flash/php chat inline so no big deal.
Now, I know asterisk can handle video conferencing but what are the limitations? How many connections could a server handle before it’s overloaded and we need to install another server? I’ve never tried pushing h.264 across asterisk so I have no idea how well it would work. Would another solution be better?
The important factors here are the video quality and the time tracking. At least I talked him out of recording everything for later review and QOS reasons. that would have really been a mess.
Anyway. I hope to here from somebody soon. Thanks for the help guys.