I have a difficult situation that I am not sure how to handle.
We have a branch location that is connected via a 2821 to the campus over MPLS. there is a voice T on site (for local calling). They have recently acquired another building that we have extended service to. This "extension of service" is being accomplished by 1.2 GHz microwave dish. For all intense purposes, this is a fiber run (terminates as fiber on both sides).
The trouble comes in when we are talking about 911. This new building has a seperate physical address. Because of this, we need calls to 911 to have this address in their ALI. We have talked to the Telco, and they cannot distinguish this new set of DID's as belonging to that address (the address is listed as the point of demarcation, which is the original building -at the other address). Our only option is a POTS line at this address (which would satisfy the ALI requirement). This would, in effect, be a CAMA trunk.
How is this accomplished? Is there a media converter that can digitize an analog signal so that it can ride the dish back to the main campus to terminate in an FXO Port? If not, what are the options? I have thought about treating this as a seperate site (installing a router and using the Microwave as a shared t, then terminating the FX0 into that). We have thought about just putting a analog phone on the wall (not the greatest solution). Another posibility was an ATA with X extension. When 911 is dialed (from the device pool for that building) a route pattern or translation pattern is matched that converts it to the extension of the ATA. The ATA rings and this other device (which we need to acquire) auto answers, then forwards to the POTS line (which would be on line 2 of that device). (not sure if it would work.
any help would be greatly appreciated.