DonGould:sbiddle: Configuration and provisioning of these devices is something best done by the VoIP provider, IMHO there should be no reason for an end user to need to touch anything in the device.
Nothing else in the industry works that way.
Fax I use on the Telecom or TelstraClear network that comes from HN isn't preporvisioned by Telecom. It's provisioned by the manufacture per the spec that's agreed for use in .nz and just works.
I just put in some basic ident info and make a few config choices, but it will basically function after I just plug it in.
That's how simply this tech needs to be.sbiddle: If you're interested in provisoning all the documentation and SPC compiler tools are available online, but unless you have a good understanding of VoIP you're not going to get far with this. It's certainly not something that's aimed at the average consumer, it's something aimed at VoIP providers.
Sorry, to many TLAs from both of you, SPC?
Actually it does in a way, as what you are doing is moving active electronics to the premises, basically a mini PABX, this is not like a copper connection and needs to be treated as such, now I'm sure you won't let the customer have at a PABX would you and expect them to be able to configure it, you leave it to trained staff.
In this NGN world the tech will not be simple, as much as you would like it to be it can't, also remember that we have to offer equivalency of service as we are replacing the PSTN here and to do that you need a number of parameter options within the CPE and have done all the interop testing, you may only want a couple of options but as Service providers we need to be able to offer and support all these different services.
This is why we have the model we do, so user don't need to worry, same for our dealers, our dealers probably have more Hair as they should only need to install devices and not worry about provisioning and controlling configs that's our responsibility and really so it should, imagine 500 dealers all doing different SIP configs