[TriLUG] VoIP for 125 users
mpusateri at wickedtrails.com
Thu Oct 14 21:36:38 EDT 2010
You can look at sipXecs, which was backed by nortel, and sold by nortel. Avaya has picked up the remnants, and will be releasing a product on it. I was really not impressed with Avaya or there local people when I had to deal with them at a previous job. Most of the commercial systems I looked at are old pbx/key systems and voip is just an bolt on and really do not seem to be done well. SipXecs (http://www.sipfoundry.org) has forked from the Avaya build and there is a company Euze, that is sponsoring it and doing development work. You can get commercial support from them, so it's not like you're just downloading asterisk/trixbox etc. Of course you can get commercial support for Asterisk and Trixbox as well. I run Trixbox at my current job, and there things I like and things I dislike about it. The more I use Trixbox, the less I like it specifically. Trixbox is Asterisk plus FreePBX 2 with Trixbox addons hacked on top. FreePBX 3 has forked and is under a new name. This kinda makes Trixbox less appealing in the long run. What I really like about sipx/sipfoundry is that they are really implementing sip correctly or appear to be. This allows them to use proxy's and SBC's and not make a B2BUA like asterisk do the wrong type of work. The sipfoundry architecture is just a much better design. You can't even set the product up without doing DNS correctly for sip uri dialing. Plus they have basic clustering/ldap/ and jabber support out of the box. I have a test box right now, and hope to eventually replace trixbox/asterisk at work with it.
If you are going to roll you own or use a FOSS solution (Again commercial support is available and may get you past the PHB's) I would recommend Polycom phones over Cisco's or Snoms or Astara's. Polycom seems to be trying hard to make a SIP compliant phone.
If you need more help or have questions feel free to ping me off list.
On Oct 13, 2010, at 3:59 PM, David M. wrote:
> Is Cisco Unified Messaging worth looking into? (Cisco Unity) or is that
> simply too big? We have people here asking for the moon... :p I'm trying
> to bring the cheese!
> On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 11:17 AM, John Broome <jbroome at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Oct 13, 2010, at 10:33, "David M." <turnpike420 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We will
>>> likely go off the shelf, no asterisk... but I wish.
>> Roll your own with trixbox which is what I did for approximately the
>> same number of users, or pay FeatureTel.
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