Hi. Basically I'm interested in using asterisk to support users of a website to both conference in with eachother and also leave "voice blogs" in certain users boxes on the site. some trendy people have referred to this as "mobcasting". In a nutshell this is what I'm trying to accomplish.
My question is, in addition to a high bandwidth dedicated server (which I have already, 3 GZ 1 GZ RAM, freebsd, 3.3 TB/mo. on an OC3 connection), would I need any type of hardware to interface to only RECEIVE calls onto the site? What other types of telephony fees would I be looking at for a starter system? I found this: http://cgi.ebay.com/IAX-Native-FXS-for-Digium-Asterisk-VoIP-PBX-Beats-IAXy_W0QQitemZ130001205393QQihZ003QQcategoryZ61841QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
is compatible with asterisk.
what would be the max. number of simultaneous sip connections given my hardware configuration?
Recommend an interface for Asterisk?? as there are many, I'm fairly technical but wouldnt mind investing in something that can make me quickly productive. Have never used Asterisk so am not aware of how difficult it is to install..