[asterisk-users] Wierd question - Give me your opinion please
jared.baxley at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 05:45:20 CST 2013
My gut tells me to isolate the analog from the "real" pbx as much as
possible, but in the end it all has to be connected my the lan. I rarely
use FXS devices, so i'm leary of trusting the module to burn and save the
The closest building is 950 ft, the second is 1850 ft. These two buildings
are connected via LRE's using existing 6 Pair, Unfortunately re
cabling isn't an option. Other buildings are even further from the office,
about 15 or so scattered about that only require 1 phone each.
Doe to the flakiness of the power, the fact that they generate and have
solar augmenting the service company, Homeplug and the like are not viable
options. No guaranteei all the buildings are even on the same transformer I
have to work within the confines of existing Telephone cabling between
Perhaps one day a strong enough wireless infrastructure can be built to
support these phones.
Now I wonder if I can even get a NEW server with 2 PCI interfaces...
On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 2:17 AM, Leandro Dardini <ldardini at gmail.com> wrote:
> Both the Sangoma and the Digium card are module based, so in the event of
> a electrical shock, the module will burn and the board will be safe.
> About the "too long" lines, the UTP cable is not the only type of cable
> capable of running ethernet. Skipping the too much expensive fiber optics,
> you can find some cheap RG58 cable with BNC connectors. 10BaseT can run up
> to 185 meters and you can have stations in the middle. If the distances are
> longer and you don't like to get your hands dirty with old equipment, then
> you can use the new Homeplug standard, capable of running ethernet on
> almost any electrical media for hundred and hundred of meters of distance.
> 2013/2/5 Carlos Alvarez <carlos at televolve.com>
>> If you have the budget for two machines, run all services on one and keep
>> the other for a hot backup. Rsync the configs nightly. I'm guessing that
>> spare parts/repairs are far away from where you will be?
>> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 9:11 PM, Jared Baxley <jared.baxley at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> Client - Not for Profit in the Middle of the Jungle/Rain Forrest
>>> Infrastructure - Datacenter is Non Climate Controlled, Prone to
>>> Flooding, and has Sketchy Power, LAN - NEW Cabling in main Office building,
>>> Hodge Podge of DYI wiring across remaining buildings. Phones - Total of
>>> about 50 extensions. Only about 25 - 30 phones will be IP phones, 20-30
>>> more will have to be analog due to the distance.
>>> Analog Extensions will be on Digium TDM2400 or Sangoma A400 Cards.
>>> Analog extensions WILL Hit a Surge Gate before the cards, and as much
>>> precaution on grounding protection and power protection is being taken as
>>> possible. The cards WILL BE PCI not PCI-e (They are being donated)
>>> A New Dell Power-edge Server will be acquired for the PBX
>>> HERE IS MY QUESTION....
>>> Would you purchase a NEW TOWER Server with PCI slots to accommodate the
>>> Purchase a NEW RACK MOUNT server for the PBX, and Buy/Build a Cheaper
>>> Server just for the analog extensions,
>>> I'm torn... The ease of management of one server, or the "isolation" of
>>> analog extensions scattered through the jungle on it's own server.
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>> Carlos Alvarez
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