[LUNI] Inbound Fax server
me at heyjay.com
Fri Apr 28 08:26:34 CDT 2006
On Thursday 27 April 2006 2:47 pm, Kelly Martin wrote:
> On 4/27/06, Jay Strauss <me at heyjay.com> wrote:
> > On 4/26/06, Kelly Martin <kelly.lynn.martin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I'd strongly recommend, if you plan order a line for each user, that
> > > you get a handful of DID trunks and use a modem and software that can
> > > receive the DID inpulse data from the PSTN.
> > I got sorta lost with all the telco acronyms. So I'd buy a T1 or
> > ISDN, plug that into my (not yet determined) phone system, and take a
> > couple of lines into my hydrafax fax server ??
> Yes, that's one option.
> PSTN is "public switched telephone network".
> DID is "Direct Inward Dial", which has two different meanings: first,
> it's a number which can be directly dialed, and second, it's a type of
> line that supports the transfer of "dialed number information" to a
> PBX (private branch exchange) or other device. With a DID trunk and
> hardware that supports DID trunks, you can put as many different phone
> numbers as you like on it and your hardware will know what number the
> caller dialed and can route the call appropriately.
> I don't know if there are any open source fax servers that can
> interpret DID inpulse data or not. However, I'm reasonably certain
> that Asterick can process it, so you could definitely implement this
> with a combination of Asterick and a fax server using plain old analog
> modems. You would need the necessary converter boxes for use with
> Asterick, of course.
I had looked up all the acrynms before posting, but just reading a glossary
doesn't always provide understanding.
I'll have to see what phone/internet services are available and do some
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