[Freeswitch-users] embedded freeswitch compatable hardware

Frank Carmickle frank at carmickle.com
Wed Dec 9 19:50:06 PST 2009

On Thu, Dec 10, Brian May wrote:
> Hello,
> I asked this question on my local linux user group mailing list, and got the
> recommendation to ask here.
> Anyway, at the moment I am running Asterisk on an IP04 embedded system.
> http://www.rowetel.com/ucasterisk/ip04.html
> It works well most of the time, however there are some bugs that do, under
> circumstances lead to less then desirable behaviour (such as on some occasions
> which I don't fully understand sometimes the remote system fails to generate
> any audio packets when there is no audio - almost like silence suppression was
> supported by the remote system - and asterisk fails to generate any audio
> packets in return; on another slower computer running the same SIP software and
> on the same network everything works fine; as far as I can tell the software -
> twinkle - doesn't even support silence suppression).
> I suspect at least some - if not all - of the issues I have encountered may be
> resolved with Freeswitch, however I don't really want to replace my small,
> energy efficient, embedded system, with a large, power hungry computer system.
> Overkill.
> An added complication is I need at least 1 analogue port to connect to the
> Australian based telephone line (2 ports exchange ports and 1 extension port
> would be ideal but not essiential).
> Unfortunately, I have been told that the IP04 hardware isn't compatable with
> the requirements of Freeswitch. Such as not having a MMU. So there doesn't
> appear to be much effort porting Freeswitch to IP04 as a result.
> I do have a spare TDM400p card, although as it is full height, suspect this
> isn't going to help.
> Are there any other good alternatives?

A board with an atom 330 on it would probably do the trick for you.  There are a few made by Intel and Supermicro that look pretty nice.  There were some other people on the list looking to use them.  Maybe we can get a report from someone.  


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