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Topic # 113094 6-Jan-2013 08:15
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Hi Guys

Anyone here know of where I can get hold of a 24 port Astribank channel bank USB connected for a reasonable price?
Can't find anything anywhere (locally). New Zealand is so backwards when is comes to this sort of stuff.




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  Reply # 740560 6-Jan-2013 08:56
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There is no distributor in this part of the word.

I don't really think NZ is backwards, the NZ market for such products is very small and when you can order something from the US and have it here within 48 hours I don't really see a problem.

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  Reply # 740565 6-Jan-2013 09:03
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It'd be more helpful if I could remember the name of the company but we order Astribanks occasionally out of Australia, there is a distributor there. It'll arrive overnight so just as fast as here.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 740566 6-Jan-2013 09:04
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Found it, http://www.dtasia.com.au/contact1.php

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  Reply # 740567 6-Jan-2013 09:08
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VoIP Warehouse sell them as well but I've found it's just far easier to order them from the US.




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  Reply # 740645 6-Jan-2013 13:25
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Xorcom is the brand I am looking at




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  Reply # 740646 6-Jan-2013 13:29
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bender: Found it, http://www.dtasia.com.au/contact1.php


What sort of money do they cost?
Overnight really?




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  Reply # 740647 6-Jan-2013 13:31
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sbiddle: VoIP Warehouse sell them as well but I've found it's just far easier to order them from the US.



I had no idea that it was so fast getting stuff for overseas,.
Where in the US do you get your stuff from?




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  Reply # 740678 6-Jan-2013 15:55
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voipsupply.com are pretty good

Usual FedEX/UPS shipments are normally only a couple of days, the biggest delay is often customs clearance and delivery inside NZ.

I've actually got an Astribank sitting here under my desk for testing but the business case for one isn't that good from a $ perspective, you'll probably save yourself around $1000 buying 3 SPA 8000's vs an Astribank 24 FXS.



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  Reply # 740721 6-Jan-2013 18:40
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Thanks sbiddle
Pity the astribanks are so expensive as they seem to be just the ticket for a large IP to analog deployment.
I can get a grandstream GXW4024 for about $1100 but it is not USB, so I guess must register all 24 sip accounts
to the server for each FXS port to work?
I can get the SPA8000 fairly cheap so might be the way to go.




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  Reply # 740728 6-Jan-2013 19:25
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For anything more than 24 I would use an Astribank if I was using an Asterisk deployment. They do make large scale analogue deployments very easy.

As for SIP registrations it's a bit of a moot point if you're using full auto provisioning for Asterisk, takes around 3 or 4 mins to assign extensions to the MAC address and with Option 66 provisioning it's fully plug and play.


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  Reply # 740784 6-Jan-2013 22:06
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I stick with Ethernet based gateways myself.






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  Reply # 740789 6-Jan-2013 22:10
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Yes I have not deployed that many analog extensions before, will be a learning curve




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  Reply # 744599 14-Jan-2013 15:20
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You may want to consider the Dinstar gateways - http://www.dinstar.com/Product/Product_41.aspx?typeid=12



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  Reply # 744683 14-Jan-2013 17:41
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vespaman: You may want to consider the Dinstar gateways - http://www.dinstar.com/Product/Product_41.aspx?typeid=12



ooooh.....Does anyone sell them here?

I priced up the Xorcom 24 port Astribank and the price was horrendous and the freight ridiculous.  




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  Reply # 745504 16-Jan-2013 09:36
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An associate has used them successfully for motels or larger analogue port installations with an asterisk server.
I think he just gets them in as required.

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