I have got a nice P4 system w/ 512mb of RAM for my Asterisk server.
I have three POTS lines coming into the church where I work, one is a dedicated fax and I would not even bother running it through the system. That would leave the other two POTS lines needing to be integrated into the system. My question pertains to the fact that I cannot find adequate documentation on the “how-to” side of configuring the hardware.
I know that I need to a two port card to bring the POTS lines to the server, but then how does the VoIP then propegate across the network to the IP phones? I have an Avaya background and we always had to have a “home run” from the server room to wherever the IP phone was located, if it was not a “home run” then an AC adapter had to be used as standard network switches would not pass POE.
I see this card on Digium’s site: Digium TDM410, obviously two of the ports would be used for the POTS, but what about the other ports? Do I need one port per IP phone or am I just plugging into a standard switch and using an AC adapter? Some help please, or if there is adequate documentation please forward me to that as I don’t mind reading.