Howdy from Atlanta. We just finished the Atlanta Exchange 2007 Road Show event. Although I am totally exhausted, it was a lot of fun, we had some great questions, and good attendance. A pretty common question that is popping up is that people want to try Unified Messaging in their labs or pilot networks prior to actually setting one up.
AudioCodes makes a bunch of different configurations of telephone line to Voice over IP (VOIP) gateways. These range from two port (telephone lines) and up to many ports. For lab environments, a 2-port or 4-port device should work just fine. A device from the AudioCodes MP-114 family should do nicely.
If you delve in to this new arena, remember that there will be many new terms and components that you may not be used to. Don't get discouraged. Hopefully, someone will have some detailed instructions on how to set one of these up in a lab. If I have some time at home, I'm going to get one and try it myself.
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