I am a bit lost, perhaps someone could clear the path for me. I think I am treading in the right direction and just need some guidance.
We have an office phone that has four lines with one phone port per two lines. We want to be able to use these lines and also have the audio of the phone work through the mixer and then broadcast through SAM, all using one phone number for guests to call in.
I am looking for a cost effective method and since I am new to the terms PBX and PSTN I want to know if what I have in mind would work or if there are other options.
Getting a JKAudio digital hybrid may not cost effectively handle us having more than one line so I am wondering about PBX solutions, if that is even the correct idea.
I am familiar enough with Linux to consider using FreePBX with Asterisk. What I don't know is what card to get that can hook four lines into the phone that is compatible with Asterisk. I am also wondering if I go with the FreePBX setup that the i/o of the phone can be separated between the line out and line in of the soundcard in computer running Asterisk so that we can feed that into the mixer.
Again I am new to the acronyms ie FXO, PBX, PSTN etc as far as what they would mean in terms of getting the setup we need.
Our phone provider is Google Voice going through an Obi box, so at the end of the Obi it is just like having a regular analogue phone connection.
What we have is the RCA 25424RE1 4-Line phone:http://www.staples.com/RCA-25424RE1-4-L ... uct_703670
We are also using the ProFX12 Mackie board:http://www.mackie.com/products/profx12/
We have the cable for going out from the phone's headset 1/16" port however while we can hear ourselves and caller clearly the caller cannot hear us. I would be interested in figuring out how to get that solution to work in the interim as it is enough to get us started before we go live on the air on the 17th.