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VoIP Planet: VoIPowering Your Office with Asterisk--Part 2: Introduction continued

Mar 31, 2006, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ted Stevenson)

[ Thanks to Carla Schroder for this link. ]

"Last week in Part 1, we learned what Asterisk is (a free, open-source IP PBX software package) and some of the many things it can do. Today we'll look at what hardware you need to make it work, and how much it costs.

"Costs

  • "Software: free
  • "Hardware: it depends
  • "Bandwidth: it depends

"That really nails it down, doesn't it. To get a bit more precise, let's put together a sample system for a 10-person office currently equipped with analog phone lines. I'm not deliberately recommending any particular pieces of hardware, just making random picks to illustrate the examples..."

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