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The most common SNAFUs when planning and implementing an open source VoIP PBX rollout and how to avoid them

This is a general overview of some of the more common mile high mistakes people make when doing an open source VoIP PBX project.  I won't be going into details about hardware dimensioning or software configuration.  I will just be providing a general overview of some of the system level common sense mistakes people make in terms of a typical consultant/client type of project.

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FreePBX-Asterisk VoIP PBX phone system long term case study

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The following is an update to a case study of a VoIP PBX phone system I installed back in October 2006 using this guide.  I feel it is time for an update to see how things have worked out long term.

Autoprovisioning Aastra phones with video demonstration

Setting up your Asterisk PBX for XML auto provisioning has 2 primary advantages.  It allows non-technical people to install phones and speeds up the process of adding a large number of phones.

XML auto provisioning is installed as follows. This assumes you already have the other XML scripts installed on the server end as discussed previously.

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Aastra XML, unleash the power of Asterisk and Aastra phones (includes video)

So you got a brand spanking new Aastra 5xi phone that you want to connect to your Asterisk PBX. Implementing XML on your phones opens up a whole world of possibilities. I'll show you how to do it.

These have all been tested on my Aastra 57i phone. It should work on the 55i as well. I am not sure what will work on other phones. Some things will and some things won't.

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