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Topic # 128763 22-Aug-2013 16:40
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I am going to be moving house at the end of the year and we cant take our analog PABX with us (2 reason, 1 its too hard to get the damn thing out based on the way it was installed & we are going into a fiber only sub division)


I would want something that will support up to 2 incoming lines
1-3 desk based phones (PoE support would be nice)
3 cordless phones
option to use a non cisco analog phone.

Initially this be used in a SOHO scenario


I have heard good things about Cisco UC320W but don't know much about it or if anything else is required.


reason for looking at cisco is that I like the brand and I am studying my CCNA/CCNP and plan on doing the VOIP papers so just makes sense to be using the equipment I will be studying.

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  Reply # 882916 22-Aug-2013 16:57
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Just use 2talk? I don't know if Enterprise Cisco VOIP will be the same as SMB Cisco VOIP.





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  Reply # 882969 22-Aug-2013 18:25
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Unfortunatly the UC320 does not support cordless phones if I recall, there was one analogue port so iff all three were on the same extension that would be OK.
Also the UC320 is EOL, I belive the UC5xx is also EOL
I am not aware of a replacement for the small business market.
Have a look at 3CX as that can use most IP phones.
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  Reply # 883012 22-Aug-2013 20:10
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As an alternative.... Have a look at the Siemens dx800a. You can register up to 6 deck handsets to it, it can easily support 2 sip registrations as well as analogue or Isdn.... And it's pretty easy to configure. It's a simple tiny PBx but awesome for home or soho use...




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  Reply # 883043 22-Aug-2013 21:10
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I would like to stick with a cisco system if at all possible so I dont have to put a system in at home and then go and buy old gear off trademe for my CCNA/CCNP home lab

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  Reply # 883080 22-Aug-2013 22:23
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The 320 wil b fine if thats wat u want. Use an ata for cordless phones. Easy t set up but u wil need poe switch. Qos on wifi so good option for sip client on smart fone. Sum 4 sale on TM. Good t learn bout cisco telephony but not too expensive(for cisco) howeva if its about money get a hosted pbx or increase your skil level n get raspbx.

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  Reply # 883089 22-Aug-2013 22:35
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NZVengeance: I would like to stick with a cisco system if at all possible so I dont have to put a system in at home and then go and buy old gear off trademe for my CCNA/CCNP home lab

The UC320 is GIU based and will not help you with your CCNA unfortunately, the UC320 are very simple to set up. CCNA, not so easy.
John




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