VoIP & analog port for all-in-one printer

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Sep 5th, 2008

Folks, imagine I have fax+copier+printer.

Basically I need to provide analog ports for the fax portion.

My understanding is that I can extend "analog" services coming for the VoIP controller. Basically the VoIP controller would convert analog services into digital. Is that right?

That said, how many RJ-45(?) do I need to provide to the printer? Someone told I should provide two Ethernet network drops to support such printer. Please advise.

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Correct Answer by sgrice8035 about 8 years 2 months ago

One ethernet for network printing and another for analog. At our facility we use the ata 186 which lives in the closet and jumper rj11 across cat5 to the printer/fax machine.

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sgrice8035 Fri, 09/05/2008 - 11:10

One ethernet for network printing and another for analog. At our facility we use the ata 186 which lives in the closet and jumper rj11 across cat5 to the printer/fax machine.

news2010a Fri, 09/05/2008 - 13:40

Thanks.

Just to confirm, you connect both ports to switches/VoIP, correct?

I mean, I do not necessarily need a PSTN analog line to make the analog, fax port to work, right?

rob.huffman Sat, 09/06/2008 - 07:50

Hi Marlon,

Just to follow up on the good info from Scott :) You will require 2 Drops at the MFP (Multi Function Printer) location. In the wiring closet 1 drop will be patched directly into the Switch (for the Printer) and the other will connect to the ATA (which is connected to the switch). The ATA (Analog Telephone Adaptor) will provide the Analog line for the Fax service. No PSTN Line will be required in this scenario :)

Analog Telephone Adaptors

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/gatecont/ps514/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Hope this helps!

Rob

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