I recently took on a project to setup a decent phone system 10 phones with Linux and asterisk. We have a decent layout planed out on how the system will work. found some decent voice over ip providers
just need now to purchace phones. But if we are to spend $200-350 on each phone we dam well wanna now it supports Intercom and paging with our phone system . We do not want to find out later that the phone we bought only mentioned it might support or that it has the feature but does not work with our setup.
Question is has anyone been able to do this with asterisk? and what phone did you use?
I am being recommened to use cheep grandstream phones.
-they do not have muilti lines support and the new phone that is not out yet noone seems to know enough about them to risk spending money on.
Sipura same as above.
Snome has a model 190 I think.. but I hear it might work not that it actually works . I need to know for sure . Phones are not cheep !! if they where we could afford a mistake like this.
Cisco 7960. I hear people can do it but no one has confirmed they have actualy done it. They have licencing and I am told are hard to firmware upgrade and are not as simple to configure like the granstream or a sipura device.
If your not familuar with paging or Intercom terms. When someone calls and the call is parked (put on hold) then the receptionist can now hit a key combo like (*33) or something like that and now speak across all the phones through the speaker phone part something like
"call on line 2 for joe, joe you have a call on line 2"
Can anyone help me.