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TrixBox Made Easy

By : Kerry Garrison, Barrie Dempster, Kerry Garrison (Project)
Book Image

TrixBox Made Easy

By: Kerry Garrison, Barrie Dempster, Kerry Garrison (Project)

Overview of this book

TrixBox is a telephone system based on the popular open source Asterisk PBX (Private Branch eXchange) Software. TrixBox allows an individual or organization to setup a telephone system with traditional telephone networks as well as Internet based telephony or VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). SugarCRM can be integrated with Asterisk, and is bundled with Trixbox offering real power and flexibility. The book begins by introducing telephony concepts before detailing how to plan a telephone system and moving on to the installation, configuration, and management of a feature packed PBX. This book is rich with practical examples and tools. It provides examples of well laid out telephone systems with accompanying spreadsheets to aid the reader in building stable telephony infrastructure.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
TrixBox Made Easy
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Free Chapter
Introduction to VoIP
TrixBox Configuration
Commonly Used VoIP Terms

Chapter 4. Planning TrixBox Deployment

When planning for a production PBX system, we hope to spend more time in the planning stage than in actually building the system. A poorly designed system will make for numerous changes after the system is up and running. Most businesses will not tolerate too many changes after their telephone system is supposed to be fully functional. Proper planning also reduces the administrative burden. We should ensure that we plan adequately in order to create a system that fits the needs of our business, since reconfiguration of a live system can often lead to downtime.

To help plan and deploy our system, we will go through each of the primary functions and see what role these functions play in a deployment plan. We will look at some planning spreadsheets as examples so that we can apply these when planning our systems. We will achieve this through a couple of case studies that will give us a realistic view of the planning process as far as possible.

The spreadsheets...