[asterisk-users] Wierd question - Give me your opinion please

Steve Totaro stotaro at totarotechnologies.com
Tue Feb 5 12:55:35 CST 2013

On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 11:11 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
> Would you purchase a NEW TOWER Server with PCI slots to accommodate the
> cards,
> OR
> 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.
> Opinions?

For that number of analog stations, I would go with tried and true
channel banks.  Adtran or Adit would be my personal choice.  I would
probably consider not even using any IP phones to keep things very

Steve T

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