A whosit or a whatsit?

Michael Torrie torriem at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 21:59:13 MST 2013


On 02/21/2013 09:46 PM, S. Dale Morrey wrote:
> I was talking with one of the local businessmen and was able to
> explain that there are devices that can directly connect an open port
> on his router to the pots line in his home and provide him with
> dialtone and direct dial service without the need to keep a computer
> on 24/7.
> 
> For the life of me I'm now drawing a blank on what this device is
> called, or who the manufacturer(s) are.  This is going to be vital
> information if we move ahead with this service.
> Any ideas?

You're thinking of a device like a Linksys (Cisco) SPA3102?  Cisco calls
it a VoIP adapter or gateway.

On the asterisk front, there's FreePBX which is asterisk plus a nice web
front end. Also FreeSwitch just might be a good replacement for Asterisk
if you find Asterisk a bit clunky.


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