[Asterisk-Users] was FXO cards
hkirrc.patrick at ptl.net
Wed Dec 10 18:54:34 MST 2003
Digium is working on a 4 port FXO card and hopefully it'll be ready
soon. However, if you have to install a system now, your best bet
is a multi-port fxo sip gateway; they come in 1,2,4... ports per box.
i havn't been following prices lately but you should be able to pick
one up for about US$100 / port which works out to be most economical
solution for a 6 Co lines situation.
Michael Rowley wrote:
> Hey guys,
> appreciate the input. Here are some thoughts.
> ADSI phones are out of the question. This is a business environment, I
> can't worry about my employees not knowing how to forward calls, answer
> calls when away from the multiline phone, and no ADSI phone will handle
> multiple lines that I have found.
> I would love to put 6 X100P cards in a case and run asterisk on it. but...
> I hate the idea of running a channel bank. It just seems unecessary,
> and more crap to break, set up, and buy.
> DIalogic 4 and 12 port cards are expensive. The 12 port prohibitively
> so, so I think I would be better off getting 2 of the 4 port cards. I
> have found them for <900$ apiece on ebay.
> That compairs as:
> Case 1 Channel bank
> Asterisk box: 500$ (provably less than this, as it is a minimal machine)
> T100P card: 500$
> Channel Bank 600$ (actually, from what I can find, provably more like
> 1000$ before I am done)
> Phones: I am going to go with the Mitel Networks 5055, they are about
> 400$ apiece.
> Total: 1600$ for the setup (to 2000$) + 2000K for 5 phones.
> Case 2: FXO cards
> Asterisk box 500$
> Dialogic 4 port card 900$
> Phones: same as the above
> Total 1400$ plus phones, 2K$ for 5 phones.
> Case 3 proprietary system
> Mitel 3100 server: 3K
> Phones: 250$ apiece, 1250$ total.
> 4250$ total.
> Case 1 and 2 are ties in my eyes, except the channel bank would provably
> be cheaper to upgrade to 8 lines. I am just afraid of the channel
> bank. I just don't know anything about them. If I buy the wrong crap,
> it gets really expensive fast, plus adds another layer of complexity.
> Michael Rowley MD
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