Analog Card Options

Ok, now that I have the system working (IVR finally), the customer is pretty happy and wanting to move forward. They currently use a FortiNet (TalkSwitch) with four (4) POTS. Our plan was to use the same connections and add a SIP trunk and add routes to use both as needed, testing, then removing the POTS lines altogether once they are comfortable.

So my question is, what is a good four (4) port card for this that works with FreePBX 2.11 and Asterisk 11?

System Specs:

  • FreePBX 2.11 (Framework)
  • Asterisk 11.4
  • PBX Firmware 3.211.63-10
  • Intel Atom D525
  • PCI slot (note, NOTE PCIe) - I can upgrade to support PCIe if needed.

Thanks All!

If I have four (4) incoming POTS lines to connect, and purchase a card that allows for four FXO modules do I still need a single FXS to connect a phone, or can I use the systems internal routing to the IP based phones? i.e. get a four (4) port card, with four (4) FXO modules and route the calls to the IP phones without the need of a FXS port somewhere.

Hope that makes sense! :slight_smile:

Thanks again!

Cards can be tricky and if they break the whole system is down.
You would only need the 4 fxo ports as the ip phones would be the call endpoints.
I have used patton sn4114 and epygi quadro gateways. This way also, if you want to setup in a virtual you don’t need to worry about any pass through.
I also find echo is generally handled better in a gateway than on a card.
Hope this helps.