Picking up the asterisk trail again after several months since my last attempt, I once more face the fax question.
I read through several posts mainly on the fax topic. Some claim (partial) success or abject failure.
But, due to the nature of the internet, those posts are dated anytime from 2004 to present day, dealing with different * versions.
I couldn’t find a clear answer of what -today- is feasible or not.
the goal is a simple,small pbx using one server:
-external communication pots analog only - voice and fax - in & out
-up to 5 internal phones (extensions)
-no VOIP is needed.
-each incoming line can carry voice or fax (autodetect)
-voice communications to be recorded on server
-fax-server - faxes stored/retrievable on server (hylafax ?)
The server is a dual xenon with ample speed/memory/space.
I have a digium tdm400 with 3 fxo and 1fxs modules.
Can someone tell me if this hardware is sufficient?
if not, what do I need more?
most problems centered on outgoing fax (stability, timing).
Could an extra faxmodem with its out port connected to the tdm’s fxs port solve this problem?
I think, for this to work, * must support simply pass-through from its fxs to an (available) fxo port?
I cannot reserve a line exclusively for fax, which implies going through *
suggestions are welcome