- Q. How can I connect the system to the public network?
A. Asterisk server can be connected to the public network via SIP trunks, analog and digital (BRI, PRI) interface cards (OpenVox, Digium, Sangoma, Tormenta, and others). You can use external analog and digital gateways from any manufacturer. In addition, it supported Google Voice.
- Q. What is the maximum subscriber capacity of the system?
A. Subscriber capacity of Asterisk depends on the performance of the servers on which it is installed. The capacity depends on the number of concurrent calls that the system can handle without losing quality. On average, 15 simultaneous calls utilize one processor core and 1GB of RAM. Number of concurrent calls should be more than the number of subscribers for Contact Center, about half of subscriber capacity for the bank, enough of 10% of subscriber capacity for a hotel.
- Q. And the worse the connection Meridian 1 PBX with Asterisk server using the PRI?
A. In the case of Meridian 1 PBX connection to the Asterisk server via PRI, you get two disparate systems that need to be administrated separately. It is necessary to solve problems with the numbering plan. In most cases, you can not delivery user name. You can not send information about the subscriber status and presence information between the PBX. PRI channel is a bottleneck between the two systems.
Most importantly, the Meridian PBX subscribers can not use the CTI services and Unified Communications applications.
- Q. Is it possible to install the system in a virtual machine VMware, Hyper-V and others.?
A. Yes of course.