Help me connect a VOIP phone to my Nortel PBX

Discussion in 'VOIP' started by deanwissing, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. deanwissing

    deanwissing Guest

    I have a Nortel Meridian PBX. I am looking for an inexpensive way to
    connect something (VOIP gateway?) to an analog port that will connect
    over IP to a VOIP phone on my newtork. So if I pick up the VOIP phone,
    it will "pick up" the analog line on my PBX and I can make a call.

    This is to allow me to put phones in remote trailers where I have
    ethernet, but no telephone cabling.

    What route should I pursue?

    deanwissing, Jun 13, 2006
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  2. deanwissing

    Pat Coghlan Guest

    Sounds like you want this:

    [analog PBX port]--[adapter]--(IP WAN)--[adapter]--[analog phone]

    I don't think you can use the WAN to emulate the analog loop to the PBX
    port this way.

    In the VoIP world, you typically connect your analog phone to a VoIP
    gateway, which in turn signals to a server using the SIP protocol. That
    server itself, or another server in the WAN, will have a trunk to the
    network where your destination analog phone resides.

    The trunks to the destination networks can be T1, ATM etc.
    Pat Coghlan, Jun 13, 2006
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  3. Dean,

    You might look at this vendor: Take note of the case
    "PBX extension". I *think* this is what you're after.
    Jonathan Roberts, Jun 14, 2006
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