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  1. I am talking about SLA not BLF. My demo license has expired and I still never was able to evaluate SLA. BLF with Aastra phones is no problem.
  2. Can ANYONE help me. I've read a few people say "PBXnSIP is great, does SLA, I have it working and it's awesome". That is the whole reason I'm here and yet I have yet to read exactly how to do it. I'm really perplexed as to why it's such a mystery that nobody has bothered to document it yet that is the main reason a lot of people are using it. Can anyone shed some light on this please! Forget about SCA, I can live without that. If someone can please just throw me a bone on the SLA thing I promise to dedicate my first CS410 install to you!
  3. What does that mean? Does it adhere to any standards? In my experience Echo is the most troublesome and most overlooked aspect of software based PBX's so I need to know more details to make a proper decision about the product.
  4. As the topic states. I would like to know what is used for echo cancellation. Nothing in the specifications.
  5. Ok.........sooooooo how do I set that up?? Nothing in the documentation. Also, my demo says I am out of licenses. I only have 2 extensions+ITSP account setup. I deleted one extension (trying to get PnP to work) and now it won't let me create the second extension (giving me the "out of licenses" error). I restarted the Pbxnsip service after deleting the extension but it's still complaining.
  6. Excuse me but I gotta take exception with your comments about Sangoma and Aastra. Aastra is trying to satisfy absolutely everyone with a mind numbing list of features that work on everything from PBXnSIP on Windows to Asterisk on Linux. When they first came out they were buggy and feature incomplete just like everything else that just came out including Snom, Cisco call manager, Panasonic Hybrid etc. As of now the Aastra phones work great. I don't know what your reading on the forums but the Sangoma cards just work! If you are using Beta drivers and open source software echo cancellation that's a whole other story. I have production installs using Sangoma and Aastra phones running for close to a year now. One customer is so happy with it they want me to expand it to cover their entire organization linking several offices across the US. I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't have complete faith in Sangoma and Aastr products but you gotta know what your doing. If you don't have a good hardware/software foundation to begin with then it does not matter whose products you use. Yea, you could throw a bunch of money at it and get an integrated (and closed) solution from Cisco that just works usually. The difference with PBXnSIP/Asterisk etc. is that YOU are doing the integration. Again, you gotta know what your doing, test the solution etc. etc. Digium X100, TDM400, T110 cards are absolute garbage. Their newer cards are much better now that they are using a better PCI interface! I still much prefer Sangoma but things are changing rapidly.
  7. Pardon my ignorance but what do I need to do with these configuration files? I know how to work with the aastra.cfg and MAC.cfg files which are well documented in the Aastra manuals. However, I do not understand how these *.txt files tie in with that, what I need to modify, where I put them etc. etc.
  8. The documentation gives just enough info to tease me to the fact PBXnSIP can monitor trunks and extensions but does not give enough info to actually set it up. SLA and SCA is the main reason I am very interested in PBXnSIP but I need to test it out to see how well it works. Basically I want to emulate a Key System (SLA). Additionally, I want to share extensions (SCA). SLA I want to set up SLA (Shared Line Appearance) so that all extensions can see the status of all the PSTN lines and can barge in on the lines. If in doubt what I am trying to do just think Key system. If a call comes in on line 1 all extensions have their line 1 light flash. First to answer get's it. That extension should be able to put that call on hold at which point another extension will see the line light flashing and can pick it up. "Joe, your wifes on line 1" for example. SCA I want to set up SCA (Shared Call Appearance) which I believe would be several physical extensions sharing the same virtual extension??? This is commonly used by a secretary and her boss sharing the same extension so either/or can pick up the call. Another use is several physical extensions in one department all having the same extension. Not sure what the proper feature equivalent in PBXnSIP would be. NOTE: What I am talking about is NOT queues or ring groups or call parking etc. which I am well aware of and have a pretty good idea how to set up in PBXnSIP. They have some similar functionality but are not considered as a replacement for good ole fashioned KSU functionality that my particular small business customers are looking for. As far as I can tell, this requires configuring Trunk, Account, and the Physical extension a certain way. I really don't know where to start. Any help would be greatly appreciated. An example of a setup like this would be especially appreciated. I am testing with PBXnSIP on WinXP, Aastra 9133i phones, Xlite, an ITSP account and an FXO gateway. Not sure if Xlite can do this but as long as I can get the Aastra phones working I will be happy. The production installs will likely have the CS410 appliance for 4 or less PSTN lines.
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