VPN:PBX is a new offering from SysAdminMan combining Asterisk, FreePBX and OpenVPN. More details can be found here – http://sysadminman.net/sysadminman-vpnpbx-hosting.html
While using FreePBX Endpoint Manager is possible with a normal SysAdminMan system, using it with VPN:PBX is really simple as no firewall or router changes are required.
Endpoint Manager is a FreePBX module that allows you to configure VOIP handsets centrally – no settings are required to be entered on the handset itself – just plug it in!
Here is the way it works –
Brilliantly simple and also makes it very easy to deploy new phones and make changes to deployed phones. Endpoint Manager supports lots of different manufacturers handsets including – Aastra, Grandstream, Polycom, Snom, Cisco and Yealink.
So, how does it work in practice? Here is a quick guide for deploying a new handset with Endpoint Manager –
First get the MAC address of the handset. In this case an Aastra 6755i –
Next create an extension as normal in FreePBX. The only settings required are User Extension, Display Name and Secret –
Next enable the required handset template in Endpoint Manager / Endpoint Configuration –
Finally add a device in Endpoint Manager End Point Device List –
and clink on Rebuild Configs for All Phones –
Now when you connect your handset to the network it should connect to Endpoint Manager and download it’s configuration. Here’s mine making an echo test call –
Because the TP-Link router creates a OpenVPN tunnel to the VPN:PBX server no NAT, firewall or router changes are required.