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VG224 FXO? Is this possible?

Is it possible to use one port of a VG224 Gateway as an FX0 port to use for Dialout puposes to an intercom system that provides dial tone, or are these ports restricted to FXS use only?

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Re: VG224 FXO? Is this possible?

It is not possible to do so, and it is not possible to add FXO ports. The VG224 is purely an FXS device.

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Re: VG224 FXO? Is this possible?

Thanks that's what I thought, I wasn't sure though since I can set the ports to either Loop Start, Ground Start, or POT's. I have been setting the ports for Loop Start for my fax machines, but I thought perhaps POT's let you use the ports as FXO's.

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Re: VG224 FXO? Is this possible?

No matter how you set the FXS ports, these will always provide loop current, that is not what the other FXS device expects, and vice-versa.

Thank you for the nice rating and good luck.

Re: VG224 FXO? Is this possible?

I don't see why you cant do this via a FXS port. Just assign an extension # to be used for the paging system and attach a TAMB between it and the paging system. Dial the extension, hear tone from paging system, dial your zone and make your page.. Am I missing something?

http://www.bogen.com/products/pdfs/telephonepagepdfs/TAMBs.pdf

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Re: VG224 FXO? Is this possible?

What exactly is a TAMB? The paging system provides its own dial tone so I need a FXO interface to connect to the paging systems FXS interface. As far as I know I can't configure the paging system as a FXO. This is only temporary until we can get Informacast installed to replace the old paging system, but I was hoping to just use one of our many available VG224 ports.

Re: VG224 FXO? Is this possible?

The link I provided will give you more technical detail, but it is basically a "magic box" that will take FXO, or FXS or PBX page output and convert it to standard 600ohm page output. Do you have a model name/number of the paging equipment? I've installed dozens of these over the years and never seen a paging system or PBX that it didn't work with.

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Re: VG224 FXO? Is this possible?

I'll have to check those out, we are running a Bogan paging system PCM-2000 PCM-TIM I beleive, I'll have to double check it's manual just to make sure I can't change it's input. Do you have a rough idea what the cost for a TAMB would be?

Re: VG224 FXO? Is this possible?

That's Bogen, the same company that makes the TAMB. They are about $150 USD. You can call Bogen support to make sure you get everything you need and understand how it works, they are very helpful in my experience.

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