On 15 Sep 2008, at 09:51, Frank Murphy wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-09-15 at 09:48 +0100, Padraig Kitterick wrote:
>> It depends on what your expected call volume is. For a home
>> which will handle 1, maybe 2, calls, a low-end celeron with 512mb ram
>> will do fine. For 100+ concurrent calls, you need more power.
>>>> So a P3 with 1gb fine for home use.
Except that the power consumption of such a box (which will be on 24/7
if it's for a phone system) is non trivial with a bill of €200 / year
or more. For a small scale system, something like a Buffalo
Linkstation or a Linksys WRT54GS will do the job, with much lower
consumption. Of course if you want to connect a POTS line to your
asterisk system, you can put a modem card in a PC, while you'll need a
separate ATA device for the lower power devices.
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