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Asterisk Gateway - Astribank

Astribank is a versatile USB-gateway specifically designed for the Asterisk IP-PBX.
Astribank supports all the common telephony interfaces for lines (trunks) and extensions:
FXS, FXO, BRI, E1/T1 PRI, T1 CAS and E1 R2.
The Astribank driver is a part of the standard Asterisk distribution.
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Astribank is a versatile USB Asterisk Gateway specifically designed for the Asterisk IP-PBX. Astribank supports all the common telephony interfaces for lines (trunks) and extensions: FXS, FXO, BRI, E1/T1 PRI, T1 CAS and E1 R2. The Astribank driver is a part of the standard Asterisk distribution.

Astribank is LAN-independent Asterisk Gateway and supports TwinStar high availability.  Using Xorcom’s unique XPP technology, a single Astribank unit may provide as much as 32 analog ports, 16 PRI ports, and mixed analog and digital ports in the same unit, saving rack space and providing highly efficient and reliable way to create a hybrid VoIP PBX that supports traditional lines and/or extensions.

Using Astribank to connect analog phones and PSTN lines

IP PBX USB Gateway - Astribank

Comparison – VoIP Gateways, Astribanks, and other interfaces

Astribank brings significant advantages in density, management, high-availability and other important features. 

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Benefits of the USB interface

Astribank USB Gateway Specifically designed for Asterisk Open Source PBX systems

pbx-securityAstribank was designed for Asterisk systems from the get-go.  For this reason, Astribank USB gateway is natively supported in Asterisk IP PBX systems. Xorcom’s Astribank drivers are an integral part of Asterisk since 2006. Unlike VoIP gateways, Astribank units are centrally managed via Asterisk allowing both the flexibility and scalability of a gateway while being a fully integrated part on the PBX like a telephony card. In Xorcom CompletePBX systems Astribank is managed via the system GUI in a native way (version 5.0 and up).

 

Scalable and Flexible

A single Astribank gateway supports various combinations of analog and/or digital telephony lines and trunks. See the Configurations tab in the table for suggested configurations. Furthermore, the Astribank design allows users to let the system grow along with their telephony needs. Astribank supports all the available Xorcom Telephony Interface Modules. The digital modules (PRI and BRI) support individual software activation of each port (up to four ports per PRI module, and up to eight ports per BRI module). Each Astribank unit may be populated with 1-4 Telephony Interface Modules, including a mix of different interface types in the same Astribank unit.

Using Astribank Asterisk Gateway to connect legacy PBX

VoIP USB Gateway - Astribank

Software

Astribank’s driver has been included as an official part of Zaptel (now DAHDI) since release 1.2.4 (Feb. 2006), making Astribank Asterisk Gateway integral with Asterisk systems. Today Astribank is tested with Debian and CentOS. While not regularly tested, Astribank is compatible with any modern Linux-based distribution.

Hardware

Echo Cancellation moduleVoice enhancement & echo cancellation (optional)
Analog Lines Fail-overIn a case of power outage or an Asterisk malfunction, up to six analog PSTN lines are routed directly to predetermined analog extensions.
I/O PortsInput/Output ports for Asterisk peripheral device support (model-specific)
Rapid PA™Public Address capability for FXS port(s) (optional and model-specific)

Telephony

  • Maximum number of built-in analog ports: 32
  • Maximum number of E1 / T1 ports: 16
  • Maximum number of BRI ISDN ports: 8
  • Maximum number of telephony modules: 4
  • Maximum number of telephony ports: 54 (E1 PRI/R2/CAS + 24 analog ports)

     

Analog Modules Chart

Telephony PortsOptional ExtrasPart Number
FXSFXOI/O PortsTCOAnalog Fail-over 
24 XR0021
32 XR0022
16 XR0020
26 XR0012
824++ XR0011
8 XR0019
16++ XR0003
8++ XR0001
1616++ XR0010
32++ XR0008
62+ XR0030
168+++XR0006
24++ XR0005
816+++XR0007
248++ XR0009
88+++XR0004

BRI ISDN Modules Chart

Telephony PortsOptional ExtrasPart Number
BRIFXOFXSTCOAnalog Fail-over 
2168+ XR0091
8168+ XR0103
4 XR0014
424+ XR0032
816 XR0100
88 XR0099
224 XR0089
2 XR0013
224+ XR0066
888++XR0102
28+ XR0033
4168+ XR0097
4816+ XR0098
488++XR0096
288++XR0090
28 XR0087
824 XR0101
424 XR0095
2816+ XR0092
8816+ XR0104
48 XR0093
216+ XR0065
416 XR0094
816+ XR0043
48+ XR0029
416+ XR0031
824+ XR0044
88+ XR0042
216 XR0088
8 XR0015

PRI / R2 / CAS Modules Chart

Telephony PortsOptional ExtrasPart Number
PRI / R2 / CASFXOFXSTCOAnalog Fail-over 
116+ XR0070
1 XR0047
2168+ XR0079