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Topic # 124571 12-Jul-2013 14:23
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Just looking for some suggestions:

We are in the midst of a phone system replacement project at work.

The existing system is Avaya ( at least 5 years of service) and is being changed to a hosted\cloud Cisco offering.

My concern relates to the plan of dumping handsets and\or other gear once the new system is live.

I dont like the idea of this stuff being dumped in a landfill if it could be used somewhere by someone or re purposed...

I know that often this is a hard thing to achieve as you need to wipe configurations, arrange for storage of kit, transport somewhere, and that Avaya requires licensing for features among other things. The other aspect is that people often dont want something that is old or unsupported (the handsets are EOL AFAIK)
Most handsets are Avaya 1608's which apparently can be used with Asterisk and possibly other VOIP\PBX platforms.

Part of me hopes that an organisation or persons could use some or all of the kit to have a workable phone system. Then again, maybe melting it down and turning it into fence posts or artwork is acceptable.....


Any feedback or ideas appreciated. 



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  Reply # 854384 12-Jul-2013 14:25
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You could try someone like http://www.itrecycle.co.nz/

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  Reply # 854387 12-Jul-2013 14:29
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The handsets are essentially worthless these days except for in an existing Avaya setup. All the old Avaya stuff is H323 and doesn't even support SIP.

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  Reply # 854388 12-Jul-2013 14:30
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Hmm how much work to wipe it? Just put it on Trademe, people buy all kinds of crap?





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  Reply # 854408 12-Jul-2013 14:56
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i just emailed my phone guy who mostly does Avaya a link to this thread incase he might be interested taking it off your hands.

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  Reply # 854424 12-Jul-2013 15:19
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I will take the gear if you are wanting to get rid of it.
Surprised you are replacing the Avaya though as they are one of the top phone systems. You could just update it to the latest build (you may just have to replace the main unit depending on what version it is) and get new features on it.




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  Reply # 854427 12-Jul-2013 15:24
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sbiddle: The handsets are essentially worthless these days except for in an existing Avaya setup. All the old Avaya stuff is H323 and doesn't even support SIP.


The handset do not need to support SIP as the phone system supports SIP making it so any handset on the system can dial out over the SIP lines.
Some of the Avaya handsets can have a SIP build loaded onto them.




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