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Newbie w/ a few questions

Postby grannyklump » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:55 am


First, thanks for your time.

I am building my first asteriskNow system and I have a few questions. This system will be used in a church with about 10 phones or less.

Currently the church has a standard phone line. Nothing fancy, no phone system etc. I will deploy Voip PoE phones onto our gigabit network.

My Questions are:
1) Since we have a standard analog line coming in I would need to buy an analog card with 1 FXO port to go inside the PC. Is this correct? Like this one here: ... log/4-port
2) If I add additional lines later I can add additional fxo ports to the existing card, correct?
3) Do I need to consider any type of QoS on the network?
4.) Since I will be using Voip phones I will not need FXS ports on the phone system?

My assumption on how this works is:
A call comes in over the POTS analog line to the FXO card in the AsteriskNOW server. IVR answers and the caller selects an extension. The server then routes the call to the correct phone that is registered via SIP. Is that it in nut shell?

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Newbie w/ a few questions

Postby david55 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:28 pm

1) You could also use a SIP gateway box.

2) Yes.

3) Depends on what other traffic is present and the network structure.

4) Yes
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