[TriLUG] Asterisk Phones
brphelps at ieee.org
Fri Dec 14 14:10:04 EST 2007
Thanks for the helpful info Ken. What features of the IP500 sold you? I
see there are some really cheap (50$) IP Phones at
I'll probably get a couple of nicer phones and some cheap ones for our
setup. It'd be nice to have a hub/switch built in to allow use of the same
On Dec 14, 2007 12:46 PM, Ken Mink <ken.mink at gmail.com> wrote:
> A couple of years ago I replaced my then employer's old analog PBX
> with an asterisk system. We bought about a dozen Polycom IP500 phones.
> They were in the $175 per neighborhood. We had 4 POTS lines. We used a
> Digium TDM400 with 4 FXO modules. For the server part, I just recycled
> a Dual 1GHz Xeon machine we had. I did not segment the VOIP traffic on
> the network. We only 5 employees, so the number of calls was limited.
> This setup worked out really well. I do have give credit where credit
> is due, Jon Carnes answered a lot questions for me while I was working
> on it.
> On Dec 14, 2007 11:32 AM, Brian Phelps <brphelps at ieee.org> wrote:
> > I am currently considering asterisk for my small company (approximately
> > extensions). We currently have 4 analog phone lines and an old analog
> > Panasonic PBX that the hard disk died in. My question is if I create a
> > asterisk system, where can I get some inexpensive IP Phones from that
> > work with asterisk. I know little about asterisk and phone systems in
> > general, my background is really in DSP and embedded systems and I have
> > avoided learning about phone systems so far.
> > If someone here does it professionally then let me know, as I really
> > rather put my efforts into the business rather than creating an asterisk
> > based system from scratch. The current person who does our phone system
> > not really competent, obnoxious, and over-charges.
> > But my main question is where can I get cheap IP phones for my office?
> > Thanks!
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> > Brian Phelps
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> > Custom Light and Sound
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