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No. For several years, as VoIP PBX systems evolved, there were perhaps only two or three companies in South Africa with the necessary skills to deliver a professional VoIP service. As the market size has increased, additional companies have begun to develop the necessary skills, but the number of truly professional companies is still less […]

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Theoretically, yes. Anyone with sufficient technical expertise can download Asterisk from the Internet and install it on a Linux PC. In practice, there are not many IT people with Linux and voice skills, and even fewer with sufficient in-depth knowledge to solve and support complex voice problems. This can lead to clients installing a VoIP […]

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Linux is an open source operating system. Windows (XP or Vista or Windows 7) is also an operating system that you have to buy from Microsoft. Apple OS-X is another operating system on Apple computers. Linux is a free, open source operating system. People consider it to be more complex to install and support than […]

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Asterisk is an open source PBX program which can be loaded on a Linux PC to turn it into a basic IP-PBX system. Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now! Reviewed by on. Rating:

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Open Source refers to a philosophy of people all over the world cooperating to create some computer software which everyone can use for free. Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now! Reviewed by on. Rating:

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It means that you have a traditional PABX which has the capacity for an IP-card to be installed, provided that you have the budget to pay for it, and provided the supplier has the expertise to make it work. Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good ! Order now! Reviewed […]

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A hybrid PBX is a traditional PABX which mostly uses traditional analogue or digital phones, but which has been expanded (usually by plugging in an additional, costly card) to allow it to communicate using the SIP IP-protocol. This allows it to connect to IP phones or to connect to a remote IP system. In practice, […]

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No. As traditional PABX systems evolved, they needed to do more things than just dial a number and talk. In order to accommodate these extra functions (like “hold” or “transfer”), the manufacturers used a proprietary digital signaling system to signal over the copper wires. These phones are called “digital phones”, but each phone is unique […]

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Yes. We can connect the phone using traditional copper cabling to an analogue-to-IP adapter (called an ATA – Analogue Telephone Adapter), where the signal is converted to IP. The ATA can either be a small box on the wall near to the phone, or it can be a rack-device in the old PABX room. Category: […]

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