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providing BRI connections to users

Hi,

I would like to find a solution to the following problem:

We will be replacing a Siemens Hicom PBX (connected to the provider via PRI) with a a Cisco VoIP solution (1x 2801 Voice Gateway with 1x PRI, 2x CUCM). At the moment the old PBX is providing BRI connections to several users at the site. These BRI connections have numbers within the PRI number range.

Can I accomplish this with the Cisco (or 3rd party) solution? Would be grateful for any advice!

Ingo

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Re: providing BRI connections to users

There is an EVM cards with 4 BRI, plus 4 more on a daughtercard. It also gives you 8 FXS.

That plus 6x  BRI (on 3x VIC2s) would at least give you 14 BRIs on a 2811, not too bad.

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Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: providing BRI connections to users

Yes, you have to buy BRI cards and the necessary DSP modules.

Since it is expensive to do so, better to give these users, real IP phones.

Community Member

Re: providing BRI connections to users

Hi, I agree with you, the users should get real ip phones. Unfortunately these BRIs are sometimes used for data connections for certain applications (e.g. banking) as well. We are busy trying to negotiate alternatives. Due to high amount of BRIs needed  (20+) routers with router modules/dsp would be quite expensive and not really feasible. I thought that there might be a product similar to the VG200 Series with BRI interfaces, but I guess not. Thanks for the info anyway!

Ingo

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: providing BRI connections to users

There is an EVM cards with 4 BRI, plus 4 more on a daughtercard. It also gives you 8 FXS.

That plus 6x  BRI (on 3x VIC2s) would at least give you 14 BRIs on a 2811, not too bad.

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