[Linux-aus] Re: Hello everyone! and Grant Request

Trent Lloyd lathiat at bur.st
Sat Jul 2 20:33:02 UTC 2005

On Sat, Jul 02, 2005 at 09:00:19PM +1000, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 02, 2005 at 06:12:19PM +0800, Mark Tearle wrote:
> > On Sun, 26 Jun 2005, Tim Ansell wrote:
> > >FXS devices are still very expensive however (the cheapest being around
> > >$AUS 70 per line). A FXS line is required for every internal phone, so
> > >while it Asterisk might be able to get away with a small number of FXO
> > >lines it needs numerous FXS lines.
> > 
> > *snip*
> > 
> > >The clear benefit of this project is that cheap FXS devices become
> > >available. This could dramatically increase Asterisk's penetration into
> > >areas which would not normally consider VOIP PBX to be cost effective
> > >savings, such as small business and general home usage. It will also
> > >help further the goal of moving to a completely open system, one which
> > >includes open hardware.
> > 
> > Quick question:  how are you going to deal with compliance and
> > certification to Australian Standards for these devices?
> As I read the proposal, no certification would be required because there's
> no interconnection to the PSTN.  These are regular phone to PABX
> interconnects that are being designed.
> I've got mixed feelings about the project itself.  On the one hand, it's
> cool hardware, and I love cool hardware, but I'm not sure about the
> advancement of FLOSS that would result from this work being done.  I'd talk
> to some of the FOSS-based companies that are doing lots of VoIP stuff (Si2,
> for example) and see if they'd be interested in helping you out with some of
> your requirements.

Wel, asterisk is great software, helps promote its use over commercial
pabxs etc


> - Matt

Trent Lloyd <lathiat at bur.st>
Bur.st Networking Inc.

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