hank007
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Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:31 am

The add-on has 1x FXO and 1x FXS as well as possibility to interface a cellular modem. It has been developed to be part of VoIP gateway product with proprietary SIP stack and associated telephony framework. For more info, please visit

http://www.eicss.com/Home/iris1000

hank007
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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:35 pm

We received quite a number of queries for samples. Unfortunately, we don't have but a few engineering samples which are very expensive (around USD 250) and the price tag drives away the enthusiasts. We are planning for a small production batch (about 50 units) which is going to bring down the price tag to around USD 120. Interested? Express your interest.

We also want to have some feedback on how do you wanna use the add-on. There are various options:

Option 1: Use a library to control both interfaces and stream audio from respective channels. This is of course not easy given the real-time signal processing involved. Nevertheless, a library can be developed if there is significant interest.

Option 2: Use it as a complete Pi based analog gateway with or without a SIP proxy.

Please note that it's a RPi Model B Rev 2 compatible add-on and uses a specially built version of raspbian with I2S support. This means you can't update raspbian to a newer version.

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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:09 am

We finally started short production batch. PCBs are done. Waiting for components though. I'll be posting PCB pics shortly. It turns out that we can take down the price to around $100 for FXO+FXS version and $90 for FXO/FXS only variant.

hank007
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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:08 pm

Here is the PCB pic.
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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:13 am

Hello mate,

So, what is the status of this board after this long time?

I have an intention to make my mobile an extention of my home telephone.

Phone line -> RaspPi -> Network -> (WiFi) Mobile

For that I will have to develop an app (client) to connect on the RaspPi (server).

First just to answer. And in the future make phone calls too.

So, this FXO board is available?

Cheers.
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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:41 pm

I've one board available at the moment (one of the engineering samples). More boards will be available in March (sorry, component procurement is taking time). You don't need to write an app. Any SIP client app with URI dial option should work both for inbound and outbound calls over FXO.

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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:57 pm

OGangrel wrote:I have an intention to make my mobile an extention of my home telephone.

Phone line -> RaspPi -> Network -> (WiFi) Mobile

For that I will have to develop an app (client) to connect on the RaspPi (server).

First just to answer. And in the future make phone calls too.
Interesting - that's the first time I've read of someone else interested in the same setup I want. I'd like to be able to answer calls to my home landline with my iPhone when I'm at home. And make calls via the landline. Not least because typical landline phones are so annoyingly dumb even when they're clever. I have a fairly decent panasonic phone setup but it can only block a dozen or so spammer numbers, it's a pain to find a contact number to call, the messages interface is horrible, etc etc.
I'm reasonably sure that Asterisk and a card like this should make the basics possible without needing to go back to uni.
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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:49 pm

hank007 wrote:I've one board available at the moment (one of the engineering samples). More boards will be available in March (sorry, component procurement is taking time). You don't need to write an app. Any SIP client app with URI dial option should work both for inbound and outbound calls over FXO.
Happy to know it's on way to be available. I have so many other ideas to do, this is just one more. So, take your time, but let us know how your work are doing.

The idea is to don't need Internet. I just know a little bit of voip, and if just put the address off Pi (with the FXO and, of course, proper congratulations) on any SIP client, more easy it will be for me.

Cheers.
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hank007
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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:29 pm

The project is mature, both in terms in of hardware and firmware. FXO->VoIP and VoIP->FXO call routing is fully functional. This has been tested with various SIP clients and proxies. Have yet to test out with mobile SIP client though. Will update on this one as soon as this is done.

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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:55 pm

I'm very interested in buying one of these boards. Can more than one be stacked up to get multiple FXO/FXS?

Please let me know when available.

Thanks.

--yrreb

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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:00 am

@yrreb: Boards are expected early March. Will update status here.
Unfortunately, boards can't be stacked. It has to do with I2S interface we are using for audio.

Cheers
Hank

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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:10 pm

Thanks @Hank.

Understand about non-stacking. Can you fit 2FXS+2FXO on on board? Maybe stuffing options?

--yrreb

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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:52 pm

2 FXO + 2 FXS would mean major design changes. Will be happy to do that if you can bear the cost of R&D :).
2FXO or 2 FXS is more feasible option. This will also require design changes but not as critical as in the former case.

Cheers
Hank

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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:22 am

Very interesting to read this thread.

Any more information about the software side? Can it be linked to a sip proxy?

hank007
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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:00 pm

The software comprises a proprietary SIP stack along with analog->VoIP routing and signal processing modules. It essentially is a complete framework for analog to VoIP communication. It has been tested with various open-source and commercial SIP proxies.

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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:33 am

Look forward to seeing the real products and review

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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:50 pm

Good news! Limited number of boards are available now. They can be ordered in one of following configurations:

FXO
FXS
FXO + FXS

Mail your orders to [email protected].

Attached is pic of FXS variant.
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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Sun May 10, 2015 2:14 pm

Good news - latest release of raspbian 2015-05-05 now includes support for audio codec used on our board which eliminates dependency on custom raspbian image. We are currently testing the support on RPi B+ and RPi 2. If this works well, we will be on our way to releasing B+/Pi 2 compatible addon board in couple of months.

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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:00 pm

Announcement:

IRIS1000 has been successfully integrated with FreePBX. To date, this would be the only Pi based PBX solution with one FXO.
Please note that the solution is based on RPi 1 Model B.

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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:15 pm

Post by hank007 » Sun May 10, 2015 2:14 pm
Good news - latest release of raspbian 2015-05-05 now includes support for audio codec used on our board which eliminates dependency on custom raspbian image. We are currently testing the support on RPi B+ and RPi 2. If this works well, we will be on our way to releasing B+/Pi 2 compatible addon board in couple of months.
Hi, any news about B+/Pi2 compabilty?
Thx

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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:04 pm

The wait is over! Newer version iris2000 has been successfully tested with both RPi 1 and 2. See the board mounted on RPi 2 in attached snap. We had to use USB audio to make it compatible with all RPi versions. Shouldn't be an issue with RPi 2/B+ but with Pi zero, you will have to use a USB hub if you wanna use other USB devices as well.

For now, we have only 7 boards in stock.

Cheers
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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:12 pm

Hi Hank007

I may not be understanding this correctly, but I have a question.

Is there an API that I can use to communicate with the Iris1000 board using the RPi?
The reason I ask this is because I want to use your board to manipulate the voice signal and be aware of the number of the caller.

Thanks

hank007
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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:38 am

API is available.

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Re: Introducing telecom shield with FXO & FXS

Wed May 23, 2018 4:33 pm

Hi, this API is free? is pay?

I want mount a mini Central for my office bases on Raspberry.

Best Regard

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