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NEC NEAX 2000 IPS and H.323

NEC NEAX 2000 IPS and H.323

NEC NEAX 2000 IPS and H.323

I've got NEAX 2000 IPS and a number of Dterm IP phones. NEAX 2000 IPS is aslo connected to a PBX system by NEC (dunno the model).
I want to be able to talk to Dterm IP phones from a PC using H.323 softphone.

What do I need to do that?


RE: NEC NEAX 2000 IPS and H.323

It is possible that I did not word my question properly. So, following is further clarification. If anyone has any pointers or ideas, you're wellcome to reply:

What I am trying to do id to use my computer as a phone.
I don't want to use NEC's softphone--I already have an H.323 softphone.

From what I understand, Dterm IP phones only support proprietary NEC peer-to-peer protocol. (I might be wrong)

So if I were to use this H.323 softphone, I would need to go via NEAX 2000 IPS in order to interface to Dterm IP phones. (Correct?)

So my question is: I guess I would need some sort of interface cards or something to enable that... Do you know what is it that I need?

Thank you.


RE: NEC NEAX 2000 IPS and H.323

I normally only like to give positive answers but on this occasion there isn't a positive answer to give. simply put it is not possible at this time. Softphone has to be protims compliant and as that is proprietary NEC you have to use NEC's softphone.

RE: NEC NEAX 2000 IPS and H.323

This can be done.
The NEAX 2000 needs the IPTB H.323 cards that would enable the calls from the 3rd party H.323 device to land in the PBX. These calls though must be routed via a gatekeeper  that is like the IP traffic cop and directs the calls accordingly. You can use an NEC Gate keeper or a Cisco but should check with NEC as to the compatibility with other Gate keeper manufacturers.

RE: NEC NEAX 2000 IPS and H.323

pave35, Thanks buddy. This is some good news!

Do you have any particular NEC GK in mind? I do have a software H.323 GK, will this work?


RE: NEC NEAX 2000 IPS and H.323

This forum seems kinda dead... Or is it just that my question is hard to answer?


RE: NEC NEAX 2000 IPS and H.323

Your question is not "hard to answer" as you state. You must realize that if you are looking for FREE information/advice from working professionals in this field you must be patient. These forums are are great resourse and very helpful but if you wish immediate responses to questions try calling an NEC authorized dealer.
I only look at this forum once every couple of days to see if I can help anyone out as I'm sure many others do so don't assume that your question cannot be answered because you did not get a response within 24 hours.
As for the Gate Keeper the NEC supported/tested product is the NEC GK1000 though I have heard of people getting successfull connections via Cisco and Nortel gate keepers. There many Gate Keepers out there but H323 never did become the big thing it was originally made out to be and NEC is placing their eggs (like every one else) in SIP so the H323 technology is very by the way side and rarely do we see much of it anymore.
H323 never took off due to the lack of features available using this connection medium. No name display, call forward with VM integration, no call back, no voice announce, and the list goes on and on.
The only advice I can give you on this one is try it but that would be a pretty expensive test if it didn't work. I'm guessing the cards and software to make up to 4 simultaneous connections (minimum of 4 H323 trunks must be installed) will be probably the best part of 2K maybe even more. I don't know much about the pricing side. I just design, get it working and then support it.
For the same price (again I'm guessing) you could probably get an NEC SP20 or SP30 operating on your PC and retain all the features of an origianl digital set. Spending money on this route is going to get you results as it is a supported app that is installed in 100's maybe 1000's of sites around the US and even more around the world.

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