[TriLUG] Using Asterisk to connect to an exisiting PBX
gxti at partiallystapled.com
Sat Nov 12 15:21:04 EST 2005
Assuming it supports something common like SIP or even IAX-2 you
shouldn't have any problems peering it to an Asterisk. Also surf around
at voip-info.org, it's full of tips on integration with various legacy
components. As for the functionality being extended, it all depends on
your dialplan and the extensibility of your existing system.
Chris Bullock wrote:
>We currently have an Avaya IP Office PBX at several locations using fiber
>and WAN to connect the remotes to the main office. My question is has
>anyone been successful at attaching Asterisk to an existing PBX and had
>good results. We currently do not have a need for IP handsets except for
>one location where the initial purchase of the PBX processor is about at
>capacity and to expand for just a few more handsets would be way too
>expensive since my company likes to change PBX vendors about every 3 years
>and I am just looking for something to hold them over. If I can connect
>the Asterisk will all the functionality of the Avaya system be passed to
>the Asterisk sets, ie parked calls, paging, conferencing etc.
>Another question is does anyone know of an OSS package that can do call
>accounting for PBX systems.
>Yahoo! Mail - PC Magazine Editors' Choice 2005
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