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Topic # 59743 11-Apr-2010 10:30
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I'm now regretting not spending a bit more for a model with a USB port for PC programming.

I'm having difficulty programming a Panasonic KX-TA308NZ to recognise Caller ID from the telco. Caller ID is definitely enabled on the line.

Here are the Caller ID programming related options which I have found:
CID Assign: CO1-3 Enabled
CID Area Code
CID Local Call
CID LD (Long distance?) Call
CID Priority
CID SMDR Format
Caller-ID Inf: Enable
CID Type: Tried both DTMF and FSK. Telecom uses DTMF no?

Any advice as to how I should go about this would be most appreciated. 

 

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  Reply # 316974 11-Apr-2010 11:54
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Telecom NZ (and all other providers in NZ) use FSK for CallerID.

Have you tried contacting Panasonic about the device?



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  Reply # 321873 22-Apr-2010 23:14
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Thanks for clearing up the type of signaling.

I was wrong in assuming that the KX-TA308 came with the ability to detect caller ID. An expansion card is required in order for it to do so.

I've since sold it (making a ~$50 loss...), and spent a bit more to get a KX-TEA308. Again, this requires an expansion card too.

The system is playing nice with the 2 lines provided by the Cisco ATA - caller ID is being passed thru fine & everything is working transparently.

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  Reply # 321920 23-Apr-2010 08:02
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Is there any reason why you went with an analogue PBX in the first place? You would have been far better just sticking with a VoIP solution, even an ATCOM PBX would have offered you more functionality for similar sort of price.



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  Reply # 321935 23-Apr-2010 08:49
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The primary reason was that I needed to guarantee a high level of uptime. Panasonic pabxs have a great reputation when it comes to reliability.

The system is being used in a residential/home office environment, and with me leaving home I can't afford to deploy a system with low reliability.

I own & have read 'Asterisk: The Future of Telephony'. I've used Piaf, trixbox and asterisk running on debian. Using a tdm400p, cisco atas and two 7912s, I couldn't guarantee system uptime. Sure, the features were excellent. I just wasn't skilled enough to iron out a perfected install.

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  Reply # 321939 23-Apr-2010 08:55
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georgebrownlee: The primary reason was that I needed to guarantee a high level of uptime. Panasonic pabxs have a great reputation when it comes to reliability.



The system is being used in a residential/home office environment, and with me leaving home I can't afford to deploy a system with low reliability.



I own & have read 'Asterisk: The Future of Telephony'. I've used Piaf, trixbox and asterisk running on debian. Using a tdm400p, cisco atas and two 7912s, I couldn't guarantee system uptime. Sure, the features were excellent. I just wasn't skilled enough to iron out a perfected install.


That's why I suggested an ATCOM box. They are probably more solid than a Panasonic PBX!




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  Reply # 321941 23-Apr-2010 08:59
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How much would you pay for one with ~ CO lines?



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  Reply # 321943 23-Apr-2010 09:00
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I'm on the mobile version of the forum - can't edit posts. Should say 3 CO lines in the above post.

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  Reply # 321949 23-Apr-2010 09:09
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Probably around $800 with 3 FXO ports and no FXS ports.

Why do you need FXO ports if you're connecting to a VoIP provider?




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