FXS VoIP Gateways are cutting-edge products that connect legacy telephones, fax machines and PBX systems with IP telephony networks and IP-based PBX systems. Featuring rich functionalities and easy configuration, TA is ideal for small and medium enterprises that wish to integrate a traditional phone system into any IP-based system, including the S series.
An FXS Gateway
An FXS gateway is used to connect one or more lines of a traditional PBX to a voip phone system or provider. Alternatively, you can use it to connect analog phones to it and re-use your analog phones with a VoIP phone system. You need an FXS gateway because you want to connect the FXO ports (which normally are connected to the telephone company) to the Internet or a VoIP system.
An FXS adapter a.k.a. ATA adapter
An FXS adapter is used to connect an analog phone or fax machine to a VoIP phone system or to a VoIP provider. You need this because you need to connect the FXO port of the phone/fax machine to the adapter.
let’s start with FXS ports
FXS stands for foreign exchange subscriber. Since that is so clear and makes so much sense I can stop there right? Not! So clearly the actual meaning of these words isn’t going to help us remember or understand what they mean.
FXS is an RJ11 port that connects internally to an analog office phone or fax machine. Think of the S as meaning a station or a cubicle. Any FXS port is going to connect to an analog DEVICE and the cable from the port to the device will never leave the building.
FXS and FXO ports can be used on Adapters and also VoIP Gateways
- Call Detail Records of 2,000 Calls
- Caller ID Presentation on Analog Station
- Emergency Number Dialling
- Fax Over IP (T.38 and Pass-through)
- Hotline Extension Setting
- Make and Receive Calls using Analog Terminals over the IP Network
- Port Forwarding and DMZ