Pay Phones with Cisco CallManager

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Mar 7th, 2010
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Hi All,

Can any one tell me if any kind of pay phones(whether Analog or IP) works with Cisco callmanager,

If yes which vendor best goes with cisco.


Bejoy Thomas

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kellymaloy Thu, 03/11/2010 - 12:22
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Back in the day, you used to order a special phone company circuit for pay phones, but modern pay phones will connect to a standard analog line. That means you can plug a payphone into an FXS port on your Cisco System (using an ATA, or a VG gateway). However, it's recommended to order a direct line from the telco for your payphone, instead of connecting it behind your Cisco switch (for fraud prevention purposes).

Cisco doesn't manufacture payphones, so you'll need to go with a third party manufacturer. Just google "payphones," and you should find plenty in the range of a few hundred dollars or less. Any quality third party manufacturer should work fine.

Good luck.


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