[Asterisk-Users] 3-4 port FXO card recommendations

Michael Graves mgraves at mstvp.com
Wed Mar 31 09:57:51 MST 2004

On Wed, 31 Mar 2004 08:31:38 -0800, Scott Laird wrote:

>On Mar 31, 2004, at 8:06 AM, Mark Buckaway wrote:
>> In setting up Asterisk, I'm looking to dump my current phone system 
>> (Nortel Venture). I presently have three POTS lines.
>> I would use a VOIP provider, but now are presently available in the 
>> Toronto, ON, CANADA area that support user owned hardware/software. I 
>> need a 416/647 area code number.
>> In looking at FXO cards to atteach to the lines, I've seen the Digum 
>> single port FXO card and their multipoort FXS cards. So far, the 
>> cheapest route seems to be to buy three Digum FXO cards; however, the 
>> system I want to use them it only has some three/four PCI slots. 
>> Having one card with three FXO ports would be useful. I'm also open to 
>> using an external device. I bought a DLink dual port MCGP FXS device 
>> and that works well. The name of the game is CHEAP though...and Ebay 
>> has not been very useful.
>Rumors say that Digium is about to release FXO modules for the 4-port 
>TDM400P.  Assuming that they're priced similarly to their FXS ports, 
>that would give you 4 FXO ports in 1 slot for around $300 US.

That rumour has been circulating a long time. I would surely love to
buy such a card, but have been also looking at external FXO adapters
for several months. Recent press regardinmg IAXy from Digium sugests
that it's ready to go, but that's FXS.

Immixtel is about three weeks away (reportedly) from having SIP
firmware for their FXOs which are actually Welltech product. Since
Immixtel is taking the trouble to test with * in their Florida offices
I'm inclined to give thjem chance. Their 4 port FXO is around $390.

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