[Freeswitch-users] suggestions for hardware.

Michael S Collins msc at freeswitch.org
Sat Nov 7 11:19:25 PST 2009

On Nov 6, 2009, at 3:21 PM, Orien Love <orien at tx.rr.com> wrote:

> First of all, Thanks to the help I received on my pfSense  
> installation,
> especially to Michael.  I have a basic test system up and running. I  
> am
> still waiting on some hardware but the base system is working!!!!
> I am looking on advice on how to set up a simple office PBX, 20 phones
> and 4 outside lines.with 2 or 3 "operator" phones and the rest will be
> extensions.
> Here is my plan, please let me know if it does not make sense, or if I
> am going about it
> System Hardware
> 4 spa3000's to handle the outside lines.
> 2-3 polycom 601 phones with expansion modules (Operator phones)
> 18 polycom 330 or other phones for desks.
> 2-24 port cisco POE switches
> 1 pfSense server.
> System Design.
> Extension Numbers 2xx
> Outside line access 1xxxxxxxxxx
> groups 3xx
> auto-attendent ???
> here are my questions
>   #1 will a 1.6 Ghz Intel Atom 230 single core 533 Mhz FSB and 2 GB of
> memory handle this proposed system? (Here is the MB I am thing of  
> using
> MSI 609-9832-010 http://www.logicsupply.com/products/ms_9832_010)
>   #2 how do I pool my spa 3000 FXO lines so that the outgoing calls
> use the first available line? also how do insure that metro (non long
> distance) calls go to a specific line if available?

Sorry for the multiple posts. (Stinking iPhone without a slide-out  

This can be done with a little dialplan logic and using the pipe sep  
list of dialstrings. Check out the bridge examples here:

> I have learned a lot on how to set up Polycom 601 phones, I am  
> planning
> on writing a how to document, is there any specific format?

I looked around and I didn't see any other fully documented examples  
of hardware setup and config. My recommendation is to create a new  
wiki page and do your write-up. When you're done let me know and we  
will figure out how to index it.
> Thanks Orien
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