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What is a PBX used for?

By ericlamda12 ·
My organization used to have an audio system and a conferencing bridge, with analog telephone service, to allow anyone to dial into a public conferencing system, to listen to the audio inside the organization, from a phone at home. Now, to save costs, they decided to eliminate the use of a public conferencing system, and decided to just have a private conferencing system, inside the organization. To do this, they decided to get a VoIP phone system. Now, they have a cable modem for VoIP phone service, a Linksys wireless router, and a PBX. Before they got VoIP, they had 2 phone numbers, but I am not sure if they still have the same phone numbers. In this case, what is the PBX used for? Does it act as a bridge for the conferencing system, to allow people to dial in, to listen to the audio coming from the organization? Is there anything else that the PBX could be doing in this organization? Also, why is a PBX necessary?

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You sell phone services but don't know what a PBX is for?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to What is a PBX used for?

Being a spammer is bad enough. Being an ignorant one is worse. Pretending we don't know what you are is the biggest mistake.

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Good grief, indeed.

by seanferd In reply to You sell phone services b ...

PBX must be one of those brand-new, hot technologies that no one has heard of yet.

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Doesn't PBX

by OH Smeg In reply to Good grief, indeed.

Stand for Poor Bloody Xeon Processors?

Maybe I've been mistaken all of this time.

Col

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Heh.

by seanferd In reply to Doesn't PBX

Blood on the Processors and Opened Airlocks: The HAL 9000 Story

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What can I say I now believe that the HAL 9000

by OH Smeg In reply to Heh.

Is following Mr Flibber's directions and attempting to cure the Carbon Based Life Forms addiction to Oxygen. Starting off with a short period of time depriving Oxygen from the Humans and slowly building this time up.

2 Hours Without Oxygen is always the starting point though. :^0

Col 0:-)

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Well, it's a new stretch,

by seanferd In reply to What can I say I now beli ...

but a little hard work, and with HAL's assistance, we may be able to cure ourselves of this damaging dependence on O<sub>2</sub>

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Give him a break

by Saurondor In reply to You sell phone services b ...

He's only trying to make $5000 a month by filling simple forms

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Private Branch eXchange

by oldbaritone In reply to What is a PBX used for?

It connects all of the desk instruments (telephones) together and gives them access to the outside lines, extension numbers, provides intercom features, paging, music-on-hold, toll restriction, access control and many other features that businesses expect from their phone system.

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