AMP Configuration Guide

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This page was written by Pluto and imported with their permission when LinuxMCE branched off in February, 2007. In general any information should apply to LinuxMCE. However, this page should be edited to reflect changes to LinuxMCE and remove old references to Pluto.

How to configure Asterisk with AMP (Asterisk management portal)

AMP is a separate web based configuration tool for Asterisk. See amp.coalescentsystems.ca for full documentation. Here is a quick intro as it relates to LinuxMCE. Note the AMP integration is not fully complete. In time this process will become more seamless.

Step 1: Add your phones

The phones in your home will be stored in 2 places: Once in LinuxMCE's database as LinuxMCE devices. This is where the orbiters retrieve the list of phones in the house to display on the screens, and also the phones you can position on the floorplan. Secondly, AMP also maintains its own list of phone extensions that it uses to configure Asterisk. Normally LinuxMCE's list and AMP's list will stay in sync automatically. You can verify this by checking Wizard, Devices, Phones to see LinuxMCE's list. It should look like this
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LinuxMCE has its own plug & play back end. If you have IP based phones, just plug them in. If we have that model in our plug & play database it should appear automatically in AMP's phone extension table and also in LinuxMCE's Device list. Otherwise you must add the phones manually to both lists. For each phone specify the IP address of the phone and a give each phone a unique phone extension (the 'Phone Number' on LinuxMCE's list).

Check that device is listed as child of 'Asterisk' device.

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  • if your phone is plug&play it should be listed on the right, select it and just check if all data are ok.
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Don't forget to regenerate screens on orbiters and quick reload for dcerouter.

If you added more than one phone, try to call between them

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Step 2: Add your phone lines and VOIP providers

Next step it to setup external lines...Please follow your VOIP provider's instructions.