[Gllug] VOIP Phone recommendation

Andy Farnsworth farnsaw at stonedoor.com
Mon Jul 17 10:54:08 UTC 2006

Andy Farnsworth wrote:
> Russell Howe wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 17, 2006 at 09:33:11AM +0100, Andy Farnsworth wrote:
>>> I have considered buying one of the digium x400 cards (the dev kit 
>>> with 1 FXO and 1 FXS port) but it is twice as expensive as the SPA3000.
>> As well as Digium, Sangoma do FXO/FXS (and PRI E1) cards which work with
>> asterisk (and yate, and that other one whose name I forget...
>> somethingPBX).
>> This does not constitute a recommendation, as I've never used them, but
>> I thought you ought to at least be aware of their existence.
>> Also, the Digium X100P card (single FXO port) is just a rebranded
>> winmodem. Buy the winmodem for less, modify the zaptel driver to
>> recognise the PCI ID of the winmodem, and you've made yourself an X100P
>> clone!
>> See this page:
>> http://www.voip-info.org/tiki-pagehistory.php?page=X100P+clone
> Thanks Russell,
>  I actually do have an X100P clone, a very very cheap one.  The sound 
> quality is not very good on it which is why I was considering 
> switching to the Sipura-3000.  I'll go look at the Sangoma and do some 
> research.
> Andy
Having looked into the Sangoma, it looks like a very nice product.  
Basics are the main card comes with 4 telephone ports, to enable them 
you buy either an FXO or FXS daughter card / module that slots in.  Each 
module supplies two ports, so you can have a card with 2 or 4 FXO or 2 
or 4 FXS or two of each type on one card.  You can add up expansion 
cards and can get a hardware echo cancellation module for it (Echo 
cacellation module costs £200).  It all looked promising until I got to 
the price...£214.97 for the base card including one FXO and one FXS 
module (no Echo cancellation).  Now this is almost the same price as the 
fully loaded Digium card, but what I want / need is one of each type of 
port. and the digium is about £120 for that configuration.

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