Has anyone thought about doing an IAX equivalent of the SIP Phone Plugin?
In our offices, everyone has their SIP phone on their desk which is mapped
using AsteriskIM. It’s a great plugin and I really appreciate the work that’s
gone into it (thanks Stefan).
However our company has just as many consultants out on client sites, where
it’s not really practical to lug around a SIP phone and connect back to our
server over the internet.
I’ve been trying out the SIP Phone Plugin, and what I notice is that if I
map a user with a physical phone with the SIP Phone Plugin, Spark then steals
the SIP registration away from the phone and all calls come through to Spark.
Problem is, very few people have headsets in the office, so the call ends up
being rejected and pushed through to voicemail.
I’ve thought about only mapping the consultants out on client sites with the
SIP Phone Plugin, however this becomes quite tedious and repetitive as
consultants often come back into the office to work at a desk with a physical
phone, and the mapping needs to be removed - then added again when they leave.
So what I’d like to see is an IAX version of the SIP Phone Plugin. This
would allow both mappings (AsteriskIM and IAX Phone Plugin) to be set once, and
forgotten. Calls could then be sent through to both SIP and IAX accounts, and depending
on where the user is, the appropriate one could be picked up.
Would other people benefit from such a plugin? And does anyone out there
have the time and expertise to develop said plugin?
Hope that all made sense