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Is it Possible to connect the Nortel MICS to a Cisco 2610 router with a VIC-2FX0 Voice Module

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I have a setup right now that is using the MICS, before I go out and fork out more $$ on the T1 Trunk module I wanted to see if the 2FX0 Voice Module will work with the MICS.
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THe FXO module is used to connect to lines from a Central office (POTS line) or if you have analog extenstions off the MICS you could connect those to the FXO card.
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The difference between FXO and FXS is that the FXS supplies talk battery (-48Vdc) and ring voltage to ring a standard 2500 set. The FXO port does not supply talk battery nor ring voltage, it expects to recieve this from what ever it connects to.

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So does this mean I can use the FXO to connect my MICS to a VIC-2FXO module and have it trunk between the 2 systems? I am guessing probably not since the it sounds like the FXO card only allows you to connect to an external analog line and not to an internal extension on the MICS?
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Actually the FXO card can be connected.
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Think of the CO as a PBX, the line coming from the CO is essentially a internal extenstion just as it would be from the MICS. Both suppply talk battery and ring voltage.
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So I can use the FXO to connect to the MICS? That's great, now how do I do it? I currently have a straight pair plugged directly into an extension port on the MICS. Right now it is plugged into the 3rd port line which would be x23.
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First unplug what you have into the FXO port, thats a digital port from the PBX, will not work.
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I figured as much, so Is it possible to configure an analog port on the MICS? Going to bed soon, if so that would be a great start then i can have some kind of integration working in the interim.
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This is where you will need to spend some money, you could use a ATA, Analog station module or CO simulator called RingIt.

The Norstar ATA hooks directly up to a Norstar Digital port and converts is to an analog extenstion. You then would take that and plug it into the FXO on the router, the drawback is that you will not be able to dial into the MICS via Trunk (CO) port. The call would appear as an internal extenstion calling.

Using a Analog sation module (ASM), you could connect port 1 of the ASM to the FXO port on the router, then you could call forward ASM port 1 to ASM port 2. You would then terminate ASM port 2 into LS/DS Trunk 1 on the MICS. So now when the FXO port goes off hook you would dial the extenstion number of ASM port 2, which would ring Trunk 1 as if it were a call coming in from the CO.

Also, you could use a CO sim such as RingIT. You would connect FXO port on router to port 1 of RingIt, port 2 of Ring It would connect to Trunk 1 on MICS. When FXO goes off hook and dials digits, it will send pre programmed Caller ID name and dialed number as Caller ID number to the MICS PBX, truly simulating an inbound call.
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Thanks Joel, I will try this tommorrow, more $$ to spend i guess there are many ways to do integration, this will be one method.
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