On-premise: Use a MiniPC as a PBX Appliance!
For small to medium offices that don’t have an available server, don’t want host in the cloud or need to install on-premise, a MiniPC is the ideal Asterisk®* server alternative. A MiniPC as a PBX Appliance integrates an advanced Unified Communications solution over a mainstream OS (Debian Linux) along with standard hardware without compromising on efficiency and performance.
We’ve made it incredibly easy for you to install and manage!
A Low Cost Yet Powerful Solution
MiniPCs are a great low-cost solution, both as an Asterisk® server alternative and for those with limited space or resources available to install Elastix. Free yourself from vendors that lock you into pricey and difficult to maintain appliances and hardware such as IP phones and gateways.
Standard Hardware from leading brands
Low cost – less than $200
Lower power consumption than a desktop PC
Small form factor design – ideal for small offices
Choose from a Wide Range of Devices
There are different options from leading brands available worldwide with unbeatable prices and local support and what’s more, they’ve already been tested and are compatible with Elastix. Popular MiniPCs that can be used as a PBX appliance include Intel NUC, Shuttle XPC Nano or Gigabyte BRIX. They should have the following specifications:
Intel Celeron N3050 / N3855
4 Gigabyte RAM
View full list of tested models
Install Elastix and Save on an Asterisk® Server
Installation takes just a few minutes. Download the Elastix ISO, create a bootable USB stick and run the install. An standard mainstream OS – Debian Linux – will be installed and after that Elastix will be installed automatically.
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