[asterisk-users] The plain old PBX functionality

Steven Howes steve-lists at geekinter.net
Fri Aug 8 03:29:38 CDT 2014

On 8 Aug 2014, at 06:05, Gergo Csibra <csibra at gmail.com> wrote:
> back in the old analog telephony days there was "digital" PBX-es and
> digital "system" phonesets. This phonesets have had many individual
> illuminatable buttons connected with extensions. The PBX can show on
> the buttons if some extension is ringing (blinks) or busy (constant
> light), and the user can transfer the call with one touch (pressing
> one of this button).
> I search this functionality in Asterisk. What versions, and what
> extension functions (or other settings), and what VoIP phones can do
> this?

It’s called presence, it’s in every version of Asterisk you’re likely to find. Most SIP handsets support it. All of it depends on how you configure it.


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