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I have a customer that just finished building a 15,000 Sq Ft home (no there are the correct zeros there). 3 floors that are concrete with rebar. The lady of the house is adament that she HAS to be able to access her Call Waiting from Ma Bell. also, her voicemail from same. She is insistent that she be able to walk from one end/level of the house from the other without dropping a call. The husband has purchased from us 3 other IPitomy systems for his offices and they are networked together and working fine.

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I installed a IPitomy (Asterisk based) IP system, then 3 AAstra RFP32's (one at each end and in the middle) on the middle floor. I used 6 AAstra 142D handsets. She would like at least 12 handsets with whatever solution works. I also installed 4 AAstra 6757i phones to be hardwired, fixed location phones. The system has 2 pots lines on it. the 1st is the house line and the second is the elevator line. The 2nd line was connected to the system so that they could have the caller roll over to that line from the house line and we could get rid of the CW. But, she is reluctant. I did try a DTMF Flash generator from a guy in Chicago, but after testing it at our office and leaving it connected over the Turkey day weekend, apparently it had to much turkey because if failed to work again the following Monday. Guess that isn't very reliable. I need reliable, as she is 2 hours away.

So the question is: How would you guys approach this? I haven't been able find much of anything that will work as well or better. Oh, did I mention that she thinks that it needn't be a "commercial" / "business" type of system. There ought to be a residential type of system that would work.

Thanks for your thoughts in advance

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The first thing I'd check is the local code for the "elevator line". It may have to be totally independent & dedicated, even for a residence.

Second thing is check with service provider. Normally, they don't/won't cascade residential lines.

How about using Engenius cordless phones? Pricey, but reliable.


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Panasonic Tda/Tde works well in those huge homes. You gotta be certified though. Panasonic makes wireless repeaters with good cordless phones that can cover that house no prob. The cordless phones have a Flash softkey that pops up for telco c/w.

Phones are good looking, and can be set up to be easy to use for the wifey.

Check out the pan kx-td7696 cordless phones.


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Isn't there a version of the 7696 that will work on the 824? That would let Ed put it in without cert requirement.


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The Pan 824 can run the 7896 cordless, but that one is a traditional cordless that gets the signal from one base.


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I thought there was 1 'mini-cell'(so to speak) phone that would work on the 824.


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There is a in-building cell solution for the TDA/TDE family and the TAW-848 which was a dumbed down version of the TDA-50. You could pry one from my office for what I have in it BTW.

Anyway, I'm still looking at the Siemens Gigaset cordless and a WAP solution for hospitality. At the going rate of Pana cell stations and cell sets, I think the FXO and network to IP phone solution would be cost effective.

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I thought there was 1 'mini-cell'(so to speak) phone that would work on the 824.
You must be thinking of the 7896, but this doesn't run off of cell sites, just it's base. It looks almost identical to the Pan cell sites.


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Dave,
You are right about the elevator line, I misspoke, they have a third line in there. We have spoken about bringing in some SIP trunks. He has a 7 meg business Internet connection from the cable company.

We considered the Engenius, but the wife thought they were ugly. Did I mention the handsets had to have a speakerphone. The 4 year old daughter needs a speakerphone to talk to her dad when he is away. I'll look into the Panasonic phones. Although this would be an orphan (only install like it that I will have).

something must be amiss with the notification for messages on the group here. I haven't gotten any notifications that you guys have posted.


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