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

[ Thanks to Carla
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.


  • “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…”