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H323 phone or Gateway?

Hi,

I would like to know what is the difference between a H323 terminal and H323 gateway.

Indeed, Can I declare a H323 equipement that has 4 analog (FXS) ports as H323 phone ? Can I create 4 H323 phones or is it mandatory to declare a gateway and leave the Gw the responsability to direct the traffic to the right port?

thanks in advance.

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Re: H323 phone or Gateway?

H323 terminal can be considered as a dumb device, like an IP Phone. You can place calls to and from the terminal, but you cannot use the terminal to do call processing. A terminal would need to use a gateway or gatekeeper inorder to complete a call.

H323 gateway is an independent call processing unit and can process and route calls.

In general, if you have a device with 4 FXS port, then you are better off setting it up as a H323 gateway.

Regards,

Anup

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Re: H323 phone or Gateway?

great, thanks for this answer, another question then, how many H323 gateway can we configure on one cluster?

Is it dependant on the physical pf ? Do you know where I can find such figures?

thanks again.

New Member

Re: H323 phone or Gateway?

ok I found it on SRND !!!

For information, Max H323 GW (or terminal) = 600 per cluster.

Bye

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