Personally, I agree with you on FreePBX.  For a PBX GUI, what I want to see is 
something that someone other than the original installer can navigate and 
manipulate.  Asterisk-GUI is somewhat inflexible (no plug-ins, so if there 
isn't a way to do what you want in the GUI, you still have to dive into the 
.conf files) and is largely deprecated now by Digium anyway, but at least the 
functionality it does present is presented in a straightforward manner that (I 
think) makes sense.  I can get around FreePBX myself just fine, but it feels 
more like what I would expect a GUI for Asterisk to look like if someone just 
decided to wrap a web interface around the Asterisk text configuration 
files...the design of it feels lazy to me.  Instead of just being familiar with 
general PBXisms, a user has to actually know Asteriskisms to get around in 
FreePBX (or at least it did the last time I played with it, which admittedly 
was several years ago).

-- Nathan

From: Af [] On Behalf Of Adam Moffett
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 2:00 PM
Subject: Re: [AFMUG] Best BPX to work with Unifi Phones

I don't care for FreePBX.  I think it makes certain hard tasks easy, but then 
makes tasks hard which were easy in vanilla Asterisk.
The provisioning plugin is really nice as long as your phones are supported.

Maybe the simplest thing would be one of those cloud based systems where they 
do everything for you.  You'll pay something recurring per phone, but all the 
hard parts are someone else's problem.  You'd have no problem being up in 2 
days, let alone 2 weeks.

Second simplest is configure the phones individually with their web page (or 
whatever --I haven't used unifi phones) and buy an appliance with some tech 
support included.  As an example, Adtran Total Access 904 can be a SIP server 
for your VoIP extensions, and supports SIP, analog, or T1/PRI for your incoming 
lines.  There are certainly Asterisk appliances as well.  I think you'll also 
find that most PBX vendors support VoIP now...they'd be stupid not to right?  
You might pay for support, or maybe you'll get some post sale support for free, 
but either way somebody helps you with anything you're stuck on.

Third simplest is PBX in a Flash or similar Asterisk+FreePBX distribution.  
You'll have the least capital invested, and the most labor.

Least simple: Vanilla Asterisk isn't so hard once you get some practice with it 
and as long as you have time to learn and experiment.

My 2c

------ Original Message ------
From: "Josh Reynolds" <<>>
Sent: 8/9/2017 4:27:36 PM
Subject: Re: [AFMUG] Best BPX to work with Unifi Phones


Simple? VoIP is not simple. FreePBX is as simple as it gets, and it's only 
simple because it is limiting.

For provisioning you will need a tftp server, the ability to set DHCP options, 
and a basic grasp of XML.

On Aug 9, 2017 2:35 PM, "Timothy Steele" 
<<>> wrote:
Anyone Working With Unifi Phones?

going to island of Palau to re do a network and VOIP System if they do not get 
Bombed by north Korea first :( but anyway is there like a super simple BPX out 
there to connect with unifi phones would only have 2 weeks to get this all done 
soo looking for easy lol

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