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Maintaining Analogue Devices and PSTN / ISDN Connectivity RRS feed

  • Question

  • Our PBX is on its last legs and were looking at replacing it before it goes belly up!

    Since we already have an Exchange Server, and SharePoint 2010 Enterprise, I am really keen on replacing it with the Lync IP-PBX.

    The problem, we have a 60+ analogue phones that we would be loath to replace, especially as we are a charity.  We also have a varied connection to the PSTN.  8 PSTN connections, and 2 x 15 channel ISDN lines.  I'm trying to work out the best way of getting this all setup, and am thinking I'm probably going to need a few Analogue gateways, along with a few PSTN gateways.

    Does anyone have any advice on the best way to go about this?

    Thanks

    Friday, September 16, 2011 7:39 PM

Answers

  • Hi Simon

    You can go for AUDIOCODES Gateways (Mediant 1000/800) with FXO/FXS support to have Analog devices as well

    They have a solution called SPS (SIP Phone Support) which you can get actual Presence information of the Analog phones connected to the Gateway.

    Thamara.

    • Proposed as answer by Sharon.Shen Monday, September 19, 2011 7:14 AM
    • Marked as answer by Simon Davidson Monday, September 19, 2011 9:06 AM
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 6:10 AM
  • According to:
    http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100011667
    pg3

    the 20AT is a standard analogue phone so it will work with a FXS gateway. (obviously test)

    wow, This is a very basic phone without even a screen. Things to think about: call transfer needed? maybe more.

    Matt


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    • Proposed as answer by Matt LandisMVP Monday, September 19, 2011 12:19 PM
    • Marked as answer by Simon Davidson Monday, September 19, 2011 12:20 PM
    Monday, September 19, 2011 12:03 PM

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  • Is this all at one location?

    What are the analogue phones you have?

    tell us just a little more.


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    Friday, September 16, 2011 9:34 PM
  • Hi Simon

    You can go for AUDIOCODES Gateways (Mediant 1000/800) with FXO/FXS support to have Analog devices as well

    They have a solution called SPS (SIP Phone Support) which you can get actual Presence information of the Analog phones connected to the Gateway.

    Thamara.

    • Proposed as answer by Sharon.Shen Monday, September 19, 2011 7:14 AM
    • Marked as answer by Simon Davidson Monday, September 19, 2011 9:06 AM
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 6:10 AM
  • Is this all at one location?

    What are the analogue phones you have?

    tell us just a little more.


    If this post answered your question, Mark this post As Answer http://windowspbx.blogspot.com

    There are 2 locations, most of the analogue phones are at our main office, however there are quite a few at a branch office.  This branch office is connected by a 10 Mbit / sec leased line, although if this fails we'd like it to fail over to another 15 ISDN connection which is installed there.

    The majority of the phones we currently have are quite old Avaya Index 20AT.

    It seems like Thamara's suggestion is the way to go, we could have 3 banks of 24 FXS gateways, and then a 4th device that has the FXO and BRI connections.  But do the Mediant gateways support our phones?!?

    Thanks

    Monday, September 19, 2011 8:16 AM
  • According to:
    http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100011667
    pg3

    the 20AT is a standard analogue phone so it will work with a FXS gateway. (obviously test)

    wow, This is a very basic phone without even a screen. Things to think about: call transfer needed? maybe more.

    Matt


    If this post answered your question, Mark this post As Answer http://windowspbx.blogspot.com
    • Proposed as answer by Matt LandisMVP Monday, September 19, 2011 12:19 PM
    • Marked as answer by Simon Davidson Monday, September 19, 2011 12:20 PM
    Monday, September 19, 2011 12:03 PM
  • Tell me about it!!!  I'd love to be able to recommend we replace them with Aastra 6721ip or at least snom 300.  But as we are a charity, cost is one of the overriding factors.
    Monday, September 19, 2011 12:10 PM
  • how about checking with aastra/snom on nfp pricing? (i did for you with snom already. ;-)

     


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    Monday, September 19, 2011 12:19 PM
  • Will do, from my experience though you normally don't get a discount on hardware.

    What was the per unit price you got from snom?

    Monday, September 19, 2011 12:23 PM
  • Simon,

    In your case (phone qty/implementation type) we can get your lync endpoint for up to 30-45% off.
    your welcome to contact me offline sales (at) landiscomputer.com.

     

     


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    Monday, September 19, 2011 2:16 PM