learning something new

I’m close to getting a green light to begin Phase One of a project I’ve been planning at work for a while, and I have to say that I don’t think I’ve been this excited about something since my nephew was born. The plan is to replace our dinosaur Lucent/AT&T Merlin ACS PBX phone system and analog inbound lines with a brand-spanking new, state-of-the-art Asterisk-powered system and a PRI for phone lines.

I’ve been getting materials and numbers together for countless hours over the past two or three months and getting my feet wet with installing and configuring Asterisk with a couple of software-based phones.

Just wondering if anyone reading here has any experience with Asterisk? Also, I’d love some first-hand feedback on voipsupply and Telephonyware if any of you have ever purchased from either of them. voipsupply seems to be the more popular of the two, but the prices come out a little cheaper at Telephonyware, plus I just have a better gut-feeling about them.

I’m all open to any advice anyone has to offer before I really kick off this project.