Following the news from Ferrari that the new Virtual SBC OfficeMaster Gateway was available as a trial, i thought i would take the opportunity of deploying and configuring the gateway with connection to my SIP trunk via Provider PureIP.
Instead of the normal line by line installation guide, this time around I’ve completed a video guide of the actual installation and also the call testing.
The video was recorded using software, cam studio and the audio was captured using a Plantronic Blackwire 710 headset
Details about the Ferrari Electronics company can be found here http://www.ferrari-electronic.com/en/products/officemaster-gate.html
For a trail installation of the Ferrari Office Master gateway you need to contact Ferrari at email@example.com
Details about SIP trunk provider PureIP can be found here. http://www.pure-ip.co.uk
Key takeaways for me was the gateway is different to other vendor gateways whereas with the Ferrari appliance you complete the configuration via a GUI rather than a webpage portal to the appliance. The configuration was straight forward and nothing to taxing. One thing of interest to me was the gateway can work in a single NIC mode or in dual NIC mode for hand off between NICs. (Similar to how an Lync Edge server hands over from the internal NIC to the External NIC).
Also i think there is a wording issue on the tabs while setting up the routing as one tab says ‘Calls from ISDN’ when in fact it should say ‘Calls to ISDN’.
All in all, i was really pleased with the setup and installation of the gateway, and i look forward to getting my hands on the new physical appliance being released in Q1 2014.
Below is the the video installation setup.
Thanks Iain Smith – NorthernLync