Asterisk for big implementations

Discussion in 'VOIP' started by Piero, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. Piero

    Piero Guest

    Will Asterisk be good for a Customer service Call center
    with 3 different offices ?

    The 30 users will receive approx. 50 urgent and important calls/day
    each froma angry customers !

    Piero, Oct 27, 2004
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  2. Why not? Asterisk is very good at playing soothing music to your angry
    customers while they are on hold -- or, perhaps, a reminder that if they
    curse at your employees they will be hung-up on.

    It can also, if desirable, actually connect these angry incoming calls
    to analog or VoIP phones for your customer service representatives. It
    includes an agent/queue system designed for scenarios just like yours.
    Karl A. Krueger, Oct 27, 2004
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  3. Piero

    Kyler Laird Guest

    ....or you could MeetMe(1234) all of them.

    (I thought of that in a sarcastic sense at first but now I'm beginning
    to warm to the idea. I'd like to try it on a helpline someday.)

    Kyler Laird, Oct 28, 2004
  4. Piero

    Piero Guest

    Dear both,
    your answer are really ilarious, but can you please explain in more details ?

    My boss is trying to put me on this project so if you are right,
    please hnd me some tangible facts about it !

    Piero, Oct 28, 2004
  5. To learn more about Asterisk, you'd be well-served by reading as much as
    you can stand of the voip-info wiki, -- as
    well as the documentation on Digium's Web site.

    Asterisk can definitely do what you're asking. 30 users is not very
    many. You can support that many with a single E1 interface and a
    channel bank if you have analog phones -- or with a single 100Mbit
    Ethernet interface and a switch if you have SIP phones.

    However, the configuration for your business is going to be different
    from that for any other business. Asterisk is not a plug-and-play
    system -- a PBX can't be; it has to be customized. You'll need to
    choose hardware to support the technologies you need -- if you have DIDs
    (incoming phone calls) on an E1 line, you need an E1 card, for instance.
    This is a job for a full-time employee who will learn the system inside
    and out, or for a consultant who already knows it.

    What's your background? If you're a telecom guy, using Asterisk will
    mean learning things like running a Linux server, building packages from
    source, and configuring a PC server box with telecom hardware. If
    you're a Linux guy (like me), using Asterisk will mean learning the
    things that the telecom guys take for granted.
    Karl A. Krueger, Oct 28, 2004
  6. Piero

    Piero Guest

    I am the project manager,
    other engineers will work actively on it,

    but the customer could work actively on.... me !
    Piero, Nov 18, 2004
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