Asterisk ...are there system houses that sell ready made systems?

Discussion in 'VOIP' started by hello_r, Aug 8, 2003.

  1. hello_r

    hello_r Guest

    Greetings everyone!
    I have heard a lot about asterisk (mostly on this forum) and had a chance
    to explore there website as well. It sounds too technical for a VoIP
    newbie. Anyone knows if there are system houses that sell customized
    Asterisk systems? I would love to have a PBX with 2/4 FXO and 8/16 FXS
    at a budget cost based on Asterisk (for unlimited felxibility).

    On another note, I am fairly familier with the technology and stuff.
    How much knowledge do I need in order to assemble my own box. (I have
    played a little with Linux and assembled my own PC etc.) And what
    is your approximate guess-timate for a 2 FXO, 8 FXS system?

    Any help from you asterisk gurus would be highly appreciated.
    hello_r, Aug 8, 2003
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    Beep Guest

    Since you do get your hands dirty by playing with Linux, why not devote a
    little of your time to download/compile/install asterisk to give it a try.
    Who knows you will learn more by doing so.

    For me, it did not take up my time to learn on how to compile, install, and
    running asterisk, ymmv.
    Beep, Aug 8, 2003
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    Brian Jones Guest

    Even if you buy a prebuilt system, you will probably most likely want to
    familarize yourself as much as possible with the setup, including
    administering Asterisk itself, as well as the Linux box overall, because
    supporting your PBX will be a nightmare if something goes wrong.

    Learn as much as you can! It only took me about an hour to get my linux
    box going (using Debian). The Asterisk install as I recall was pretty
    straight forward (I might have had to install some extra libs, but that
    only took an apt-get install whateverlib-dev). It only took me a day or
    two to debug some problems I was having with SIP, and that is currently
    where I am right now (new SIP problems ;)).

    Brian Jones, Aug 8, 2003
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    T Horse Guest

    If you're in the UK, then this company provides customised asterisk boxes:
    T Horse, Aug 8, 2003
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