When working with these PBX-systems, a complete new world has opened. The possibilities are endless, but there are also some practical limitations.
- The system should work with the already existing PSTN
- The available DECT-telephones must be used.
- Costs should be low.
- Nothing must change for the enduser in order to make a normal call, or to receive one.
- Calling must still be possible when the server or internet is offline.
Setup with Voice-modem
- A $10 Linux Answering machine - An Asterisk PBX system using an Intel 537 voice-modem.
- A list of hardware-options for use with Asterisk - Given options are a bit Digium-biased.
Note: There are problems with intel 537EP & FA82537EP chipsets, but the 537PU & 537PG should work.
No-go for the Sweex CA000022 (537EP chip)
- Will the connection between the line- and phone-jack be made when the server is offline?
- Is it possible to make the (DECT-)phones ring when someone is calling you via the PBX?
- If not, what is needed (60V power-supply?) to make it work?
- Will it work with the Dutch telephony system?
- Is it possible to make Asterisk signal the call and operate upon the caller-id, or the number of rings before Asterisk interveines?
- will the modem block incomming caller-id info when the incomming phoneline goes through the modem?
- Is it only possible to use the PBX as an extra telephone, not as a gateway?
- will you need an extra DSL-line-filter to filter out all ADSL-signals (all > 5 kHz) before digitizing the call?
- Is the available PC capable of handling thousands of interrupts per second for the call, without slowing down other applications?
- Does the Linux-kernel have to be optimized for faster taskswitching? (Realtime-optimalisations, 2.6 kernel, etc.)