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A200 Analog Telephony Card

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Installation Manual 

 

 

Overview

  • From 2 to 24 ports supported, mixing FXO and FXS interfaces, as required
  • Four RJ11 ports per Remora card
  • Supports Asterisk®FreeSwitchas well as other Open Source and proprietary PBX, Switch, IVR, and VoIP gateway applications
  • synchronizes perfectly with digital T1/E1 cards and the PSTN atomic clock for error-free fax and modem passthrough and superior voice quality over T1 and E1 lines
  • uses Wanpipe Driver which includes a suite of configuration, operation and debugging utilities

Hardware Installation

Compatibility Note 

Sangoma Telephony cards are designed to be compatible with most commercially available motherboards.

PCI details

  • Autosense compatibility with 5 V and 3.3 V PCI buses
  • Maximum operational power for PCI: 3 W (0.6 A @ 5 V) For PCI Express: 2.5 W (0.76 A @ 3.3 V)

PCI-Express details

  • 1 Lane PCI Express bus
  • Compatible with 4x, 8x and 16x slots

 

Faceplate

Sangoma Telephony cards ship pre-installed with 1 U faceplate, along with a 2 U faceplate as accessory.

If you have a 2 U server, the 1 U faceplate will need to be removed to install the 2 U faceplate.
If this is your case, please view the following Demo which indicates which screws to remove and how to separate the card 

-> Demo


Hardware Configuration

A single AFT A200 card supports 4 Analog ports (FXS/FXO).  To increase capacity one can add on "Daughter Cards" labeled "Remoras", that connect to the main AFT200 card using a backplane bus. One can cascade up to 5 "Daughter Cards" increasing capacity to 24 Analog ports

When using FXS modules and/or additional remora daughter cards, you must connect a Molex connector (4-pin) from the server power supply to the card.  
The molex connector provided both 12 Volts and 5 Volts.  FXS modules require 12 volts and remora boards require 5 Volts.  


-> view the Installation Manual for general configuration and FAX sync configuration
-> View Demo for interactive view of module installation, mode, and remora expansion configuration

 

FXO/FXS Module Installation

Slide the modules into the main card until they click in properly. You should be able to read the designation FXO or FXS on the outside of the card (Remora) after installation.

FXO modules are RED in color
FXS modules are GREEN in color

FXO/FXS Modules have RED/GREEN face and BLUE back.  The analog port will glow RED (if FXO module) or GREEN (if FXS module)  depending on which type of modules is installed.

An A200 Analog card can be outfitted with any combination of the two.  Furthermore, each RJ4 pin port is either mapped to FXO or FXS module depending on the physical location of the FXO/FXS module on the card


Module Configuration Examples:

FXO on ports 3, 4

FXS on ports 1, 2

FXS (1,2) FXO (3,4)

FXO ports 1,2,3,4

 

 

Module and Port Mapping



Telephony card installation is very simple:

  1. Power off server and remove cover to access the PCI/PCIexpress slots
  2. Identify the PCI/PCIexpress slot to be used for your telephony card
  3. Remove the backplate for that slot, from the server. 
    1. This backplate may require screwdriver to remove screws before pulling off the backplate. Use your discretion
  4. Insert the telephony card into the PCI/PCIexpress slot and verify it is firmly seated
  5. With the faceplate lines up with the mounting bracket, screw it firmware in place.
    1. verify the E1/T1 ports are lined up and fully accessible from the back of the server before securing position
  6. Plug in your E1/T1 cables into the telephony card
    1. if you are unsure of the pinouts, see below for details
  7. Place server cover back on and power on

Analog Cable Wiring 

The A200 and Remora cards incorporate 4-pin RJ11/4 narrow jacks, such as those used in telephone handsets
Each Sangoma A200 card is shipped with four 2 m cables terminating in a narrow RJ11/4 plug at one end and a telephone-standard RJ11/6 plug at the other
To hardwire the A200 system, you can purchase a kit of 12 RJ11/4 plugs and a crimping tool, sold separately



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