As with any IP PBX system there are always a handful of things that need to be done to ensure that everything is working properly and setup correctly. In this video, we cover 10 things you should do with every trixbox Pro installation.
While trixbox Pro is usually configured with internal interface cards when connecting to phone circuits, there is definitely good reasons to look at external SIP gateways like Patton devices.
The Aastra IP phones are probably the easiest phones available to get working with trixbox Pro, just plug them into your network and that’s about it. trixbox Pro will automatically create a new extension and phone device for you and tell the phone where to get it’s configuration file from. All you need to do is edit the extension with the user’s information and the phone is ready to use. There really is no easier to use phone with trixbox Pro than the Aastra IP phones.
Snom’s European styled phones are quite attractive on the desktop and are very easy to get up and working. While full auto-provisioning with trixbox Pro is not yet available, most of the work is done for you
Polycom phones are very popular with trixbox Pro but many people don’t realize just how easy they are to get up and working. The key to really making things as simple as possible is to be running a good DHCP server that can push out Option 66. With this DHCP scope option set, Polycom phones automatically provision themselves with trixbox Pro.
Mobility is the hottest topic in telecommunications right now and with more and powerful mobile devices hitting the market the demand for mobility is only going to increase. In this video we look at some mobility solutions for Apple iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch as well as Android solutions and how to configure them.
Let’s face it, we are running phone systems on regular PC computers these days. This leaves us with all of the problems that PC systems can have such as hard drives going bad, power supplies that go bad, fans going out and overheating systems, etc. The fact is we need to be prepared in case the worst happens and we have a catastrophic failure.
trixbox Pro’s HUD is one of its biggest selling points because it is such a good tool for managing calls and increasing productivity. What you might night know is that it integrates nicely with Microsoft Outlook. The integration takes two forms, matching inbound calls to Outlook contacts and allowing you to call contacts from within Outlook.
The Cisco SPA Series phones (SPA301, SPA303, SPA501G, SPA502G, SPA504G, SPA508G, SPA509G, SPA525G2) have been very popular with many trixbox Pro resellers and even though auto-provisioning is not built into trixbox Pro for these phones, they are very easy to set up.
The Panasonic KX-TGP500 and KX-TGP550 are really top-notch wireless systems for small to medium sized offices. The wireless handset has excellent range and awesome battery life making them usually a better choice than WiFi-based handsets. Getting them setup and working usually isn’t very difficult if you know what info needs to go into what fields. In this video we walk through the process of getting the phone configured with trixbox Pro.