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asterisk / HARDWARE

A PBX is only really useful if you can get calls into it.  Of course, you
can use Asterisk with VoIP calls (SIP, H.323, IAX), but you can also talk
to the real PSTN through various cards.

Supported Hardware is divided into two general groups:  Zaptel devices and 
non-zaptel devices.  The Zaptel compatible hardware supports pseudo-TDM 
conferencing and all call features through chan_zap, whereas non-zaptel 
compatible hardware may have different features.

Zaptel compatible hardware
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-- Digium (Primary author of Asterisk)
        http://www.digium.com, http://store.yahoo.com/asteriskpbx

   * Wildcard X100P - Single FXO interface connects to Loopstart phone 
     line

   * Wildcard T400P (obsolete) - Quad T1 interface connects to four T1/PRI 
     interfaces.  Supports RBS and PRI voice and PPP, FR, and HDLC data.

   * Wildcard E400P (obsolete)- Quad E1 interface connects to four E1/PRI 
     (or PRA) interfaces.  Supports PRA/PRI, EuroISDN voice and data.

   * Wildcard T100P - Single T1 interface connects to a single T1/PRI
     interface.  Supports RBS and PRI voice and PPP, FR, and HDLC data.

   * Wildcard E100P - Single E1 interface connects to a single E1/PRI (or PRA)
     interface.  Supports PRA/PRI, EuroISDN voice and PPP, FR, HDLC data.

   * Wildcard S100U - Single FXS interface connects to a standard analog
     telephone.

   * Wildcard TDM400P - Quad Modular FXS interface connects to standard
     analog telephones.

   * Wildcard TE410P - Quad T1/E1 switchable interface.  Supports PRI and 
     RBS signalling, as well as PPP, FR, and HDLC data modes.

Non-zaptel compatible hardware
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-- QuickNet, Inc. 
       http://www.quicknet.net

   * Internet PhoneJack - Single FXS interface.  Supports Linux telephony
     interface.  DSP compression built-in.

   * Internet LineJack - Single FXS or FXO interface.  Supports Linux 
     telephony interface.


Miscellaneous other interfaces
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-- ISDN4Linux
       http://www.isdn4linux.de/

   * Any ISDN terminal adapter supported by isdn4linux should provide
     connectivity.

-- ALSA
       http://www.alsa-project.org

   * Any ALSA compatible full-duplex sound card

-- OSS
       http://www.opensound.com

   * Any OSS compatible full-duplex sound card