Astribank - The First USB Channel Bank For Asterisk Open Source PBX



Astribank is a revolutionary concept in channel banks for Asterisk systems. Astribank uses USB 2.0 ports to connect to the Asterisk server, eliminating the requirement for PCI (E1/T1) card and even for PCI slots. Astribank comes in various models which are all built of four types of modules: 8 port FXS, 8 port FXO, 1/2/3/4 port PRI and 2/4/8 port BRI ISDN.
Multiple Astribank units may be used on a single server using either different USB 2.0 ports, or using USB 2.0 hub or USB 2.0 PCI card, to easily create a system with hundreds of analog extensions. Considering its support in MSI (Message Waiting Indicator) in analog phones, it makes an especially practical solutions for large commercial implementations such as hotels.


  • Designed specifically for Asterisk systems
  • All Astribank models connect via USB 2.0 - NO T1/E1 card required, NO PCI slot required
  • Supports 8 port FXS/FXO modules, 1/2/3/4 PRI (E1 R2 or T1 CAS) and 2/4/8 BRI ISDN modules
  • Up to 32 analog ports (FXS/FXO) per single unit
  • Rack-mountable in 19" racks (1U)
  • Supports 110V and 220V power
  • LEDs show status of each channel
  • Easy setup - no need to open panels or shut down server
  • All necessary cables and documentation included
  • Support by Xorcom professional engineers
  • The Astribank driver is part of the official release of Zaptel/DAHDI
  • Multiple units may be connected via a single USB 2.0 port (using USB 2.0 hub)
  • Support caller ID
  • Support MSI (Message Waiting Indication) for analog phones
  • 5 REN ringing generator
  • Up to 6,000 feet line length (1 REN) – 3 REN for 4,000 feet line
  • 2 output ports (relays) enable external units activation from the dial plan (alarm systems, gates etc.) - optional
  • 4 input ports enable automatic dialing triggered by external events (receiving a call when alarm goes off etc.) - optional

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Created by: eran, Last modification: Tue 21 of Dec, 2010 (12:43 UTC) by rbridger
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