[Asterisk-Users] Re: Transfer with Budgetone
tmh at nodomain.org
Wed Jun 2 19:51:58 MST 2004
Adam Goryachev wrote:
> Plus consultative transfer calls
Well yes... pbx's job though (usually, although apparently not always...).
> Plus speaker phone
No allowed to use them as they disturb people working.
> Plus conferencing
We have a conferencing phone which is a huge triangular thing with lots
of speakers on it. Can't see the point of putting that functionality on
a desktop phone.
> Plus call parking
Never completely understood what that was... We don't even have hold at
the moment so nobody will miss it. We have a mute button for that purpose.
> Plus music on hold
Don't have that now (no hold, see above).
> I don't think you have a complete list of requirements there...
A 10 number memory would be nice (some of the better phones have a row
of buttons down the side for frequently used numbers... ). Maybe there
are some that know how to do other things (I don't know everything that
goes on) but the phones don't natively support any of it, and AFAIK
nobody actually knows how to use the PBX (!).
> Would be nice, but I suspect it will be another year or two before we
> get there. It is all about volume, and today, there isn't enough volume
> to cause the price to reduce by that much... (AFAIK)...
I can't help feeling that VOIP will get there one day but isn't there
yet. When I can walk down the high street and pick one up then it'll be
definately 'there' but today virtually nobody's heard of it.
> Try *8 instead on Asterisk systems....
I'll modify the code if asterisk gets used.
> If *you* want to use asterisk, then I suggest you look at what Asterisk
Me, I just like tinkering with new stuff. Asterisk is all that's
available in my price range for installing at home :)
One option is cheap PC/Asterisk connected in some way to the analogue
system which helps if I know how to configure it etc. as I'll probably
end up supporting it (our MCSE won't touch anything unless there's a
control panel applet for it). OTOH if I say to go for a proprietary
system I don't have to suport that.. decisions.... :)
.> instead of MSN Messenger with asterisk, then again, find the business
> case that the VoIP hardphone can provide the MSN doesn't. IMHO, I like
Mostly I think it's about the 'physical' thing. I'm happy with
messenger, but some won't use it as they don't like headphones, etc.
They want to dial a number on a real phone.
The business case is about getting the phone bill down... the bean
counters are screaming that it's a significant drain on the business and
there's pressure to do something about it (which gets pushed down to the
little guys like me).
> to allow the other person to ponder the peculiarities and reliability of
> their MS Windows based PC. Whether software or hardware, I figure a VoIP
> phone should be significantly more reliable than a pc soft phone. What
> about when you try to open a large file/db/something while on a call (to
> look up the required information) and your call 'drops' out for a few
> seconds... etc...
I don't think our version of Messenger (4.7.2009) will talk to asterisk.
It has the 'accounts' screen but when you try to login it only has the
one entry box for server not the 3 inc. username/password that other
sites mention... as I can't enter the details the connection fails
immediately. I haven't tried very hard though... kind of defeats the
object connecting messenger to asterisk.
> BTW: I don't see why MSN Messenger precludes asterisk... but either way,
> I suppose all this is kinda off-topic and just adding noise ....
AFAIK asterisk can't talk directly to the MSN servers, or have I missed
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