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

Jason Becker jason.becker at shaw.ca
Wed Mar 31 09:58:23 MST 2004

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 would be great cuz we were quoted $875 Cdn for a single Voicetronix 
OpenLine4 (4-port FXO) from a reseller in Ottawa (they do have discounts 
for bulk purchases mind you).

Mark, contact me off-list if you want details but the reseller can be 
found off of Voicetronix's website.



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