VoIP Solution for Branches, Plus satellite delay
Posted on 2004-10-30
We are looking to deploy a VoIP solution between two branches, and I have the following questions:
1. One of the branches is conencted through a satellite connection, ping time is around 1000 ms (yeah, a LOT!), so is there ANY way to enhance the quality or decrease the delay to a better number ? I heared about having a QoS with the provider, but does it really work ? Any other ideas ?
2. We want to have a setup that uses Cisco IP Phones between the two branches, in the following setup:
Branch A : Has one or two extension
Branch B : Has two or more extensions, plus it shoulod have a VoIP gateway to terminate calls that are sent to it to the landline network..
The setup should enable Branch A and Branch B to communicate over a VPN connection, and if branch A wants to dial a number that is local to branch B, he can do it through the VoIP gateway ..
Now the big quesiton is : What is the proposed solutions/ideas for such a setup ?
If I want to go with Cisco IP Phones, would I need CallManager ? How much would the phones cost, and the CallManager software ?
Are there any other cheaper (or ones that can be configured statically without needing a dedicated server ..etc) ?
And does Cisco provide lets say a 1 or 2-port VoIP termination gateway to be used with their CallManager ?
Basically I need your opinion guys on the best setup and equipments to be used to achive the end result !
Thanks in advance ..