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Welcome to… Getting Started With PIKA Fax for Asterisk ® & trixbox ® We will begin at 1pm EDT. Getting Started With PIKA Fax for Asterisk ® & trixbox ® Eric Pretlac Technical Support Engineer June 18, 2008. Before we get started. Audio – dial into the conference call

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Getting Started WithPIKA Fax for Asterisk® & trixbox® Eric PretlacTechnical Support EngineerJune 18, 2008

before we get started
Before we get started
  • Audio – dial into the conference call
  • Send questions at any time during webinar
    • Question and Answer window
    • Type in question, hit send
    • Answered at the end
  • Disable pop-up blockers
agenda
Agenda
  • What is a channel driver?
  • What is supported?
    • Versions of Asterisk, trixbox
    • What hardware is supported?
    • Fax features
  • Installing PIKA fax with trixbox
    • How to download files
    • Step-by-step installation
    • Dialplan syntax
  • Installing PIKA fax with “stock” Asterisk®
    • How to download files
    • Step-by-step installation
    • Dialplan syntax
  • Question & Answer
terminology
Terminology
  • What is a channel driver?
    • According to www.asterisk.org
    • “Each call into Asterisk® must come in through a channel driver that supports a technology like SIP, ZAP, IAX2 etc.”
    • Program that allows PIKA cards to work with Asterisk®
pika terminology
PIKA Terminology
  • chan_pika_dsp
    • low density analog (4 port fxo) card
    • On-board DSP
  • chan_pika
    • high density analog fxo / fxs cards
    • digital T1/E1 cards
    • fax with any Asterisk® compatible board!!
what you can do with pika fax for asterisk
What you can do with PIKA Fax for Asterisk
  • Send and receive faxes (to a file)
  • Fax with any Asterisk® compatible board
    • e.g. PIKA, Digium, Sangoma, Rhino
  • Works with Asterisk® and trixbox
pika fax reliable fax
PIKA Fax = Reliable Fax
  • Same stack as our business class fax
  • Based on Commetrex fax technology
  • Broad range of fax machine compatibility
  • Case Study: Protus IP Solutions
pika s fax features
PIKA’s Fax Features
  • Supports ITU-T T.30
  • Supports ITU-T V.21, V.27ter, V.29 and V.17 modems for send and receive data rates up to 14.4 Kbps.
  • ECM (error correction mode)
  • Header and footers can be added by senders and receivers
pika s fax features cont d
PIKA’s Fax Features (cont’d)
  • Subscriber ID
  • T.4 and T.6 formats including:
    • Metric- and inch-based page sizes
    • All resolutions including 100x100, 200x200, 300x300 and 400x400
    • MH, MR and MMR encoding
  • TIFF-F format
pika support for trixbox
PIKA support for trixbox
  • PIKA supports trixbox CE 2.2, 2.4, 2.6
  • PIKA hardware
    • Low Density Analog (4 fxo)
    • High density Analog Trunk/ fxo
    • High density Analog Station/ fxs
    • Digital T1/E1 PCI/PCIe
download the files
Download the files
  • Download and install trixbox
    • www.trixbox.org
  • Download and install PIKA files
    • using “yum install”
  • Installation instructions
    • www.pikatechnologies.com/asterisk
installing chan pika with trixbox
Installing chan_pika with trixbox
  • Install the PIKA card [ optional ]
  • # yum install pika-repo
  • # yum install pika_aoh_*
  • # yum install chan_pika-3*
  • # pikalm [ to install fax licenses ]
  • Use FreePBX to configure a fax extension
    • add [custom-pikafax] to extensions_custom.conf
    • Add Extension: Other (Custom) Device
    • dial: Local/s@custom-pikafax
    • General Settings: PIKA fax <9998>
  • Restart asterisk
using pika fax in your dialplan receiving
Using PIKA fax in your Dialplan - Receiving

[custom-pikafax]

exten => s,1,Wait(1)

exten => s,n,NoOp(Answer from a PSTN port)

exten => s,n,Answer

exten => s,n,Wait(1)

exten => s,n,Set(LOCALSTATIONID=1078)

exten => s,n,Set(LOCALHEADERINFO=

"PIKARxFax Test Page %P Time: %H:%M To: %l From: %r")

exten => s,n,Set(FAXFILE=/tmp/pikafax-${UNIQUEID}.tif)

exten => s,n,Wait(1)

exten => s,n,PIKARxFax(${FAXFILE})

exten => s,n,NoOp(${REMOTESTATIONID})

exten => s,n,NoOp(${FAXPAGES})

exten => s,n,NoOp(${FAXBITRATE})

exten => s,n,NoOp(${FAXRESOLUTION})

exten => s,n,Hangup

pika support for asterisk
PIKA support for Asterisk®
  • PIKA supports Asterisk 1.2 and 1.4
  • PIKA hardware
    • Low Density Analog (4 fxo)
    • High density Analog Trunk/ fxo
    • High density Analog Station/ fxs
    • Digital T1/E1 PCI/PCIe
before you begin
Before you begin…
  • gcc and glibc must be installed
  • Kernel source must be installed
  • Must disable SElinux
  • Any 32-bit distro using kernel 2.6+
  • Must use the smp kernel (chan_pika)
  • PIKA scripts check all of this! 
download the files1
Download the files
  • Full instructions are in the INSTALL doc
    • on our website (and in the download)
  • Download Zaptel and Asterisk source
    • www.asterisk.org
  • Download PIKA files
    • www.pikatechnologies.com/asterisk
installing chan pika
Installing chan_pika
  • Extract Asterisk source

# tar -zxf asterisk-1.4.17.tar.gz -C /usr/src/

  • Extract Zaptel source

# tar -zxf zaptel-1.4.7.tar.gz -C /usr/src/

    • PIKA uses ztdummy module 
  • Extract PIKA channel driver source

# tar -zxf chan_pika-3.3.0.tgz -C /usr/src/

chan pika cont d
chan_pika (cont’d)
  • Physically install the PIKA board
  • Install the PIKA board driver and SDK

# cd /usr/src/chan_pika-3.3.0

# ./pikaaoh-2.2.8-linux-installer

  • Activate PIKA fax licenses

# pikalm

    • Enter the license string emailed to you
installing chan pika cont d
Installing chan_pika (cont’d)
  • Build and install Zaptel

#./configure && make && make install

  • Build and install Asterisk

#./configure && make && make install

  • Build and install chan_pika

# cd /usr/src/chan_pika-3.3.0

# ./configure && make && make install

  • Configure chan_pika

# make config

using pika fax in your dialplan receiving1
Using PIKA fax in your Dialplan - Receiving

[custom-pikafax]

exten => s,1,Wait(1)

exten => s,n,NoOp(Answer from a PSTN port)

exten => s,n,Answer

exten => s,n,Wait(1)

exten => s,n,Set(LOCALSTATIONID=1078)

exten => s,n,Set(LOCALHEADERINFO=

"PIKARxFax Test Page %P Time: %H:%M To: %l From: %r")

exten => s,n,Set(FAXFILE=/tmp/pikafax-${UNIQUEID}.tif)

exten => s,n,Wait(1)

exten => s,n,PIKARxFax(${FAXFILE})

exten => s,n,NoOp(${REMOTESTATIONID})

exten => s,n,NoOp(${FAXPAGES})

exten => s,n,NoOp(${FAXBITRATE})

exten => s,n,NoOp(${FAXRESOLUTION})

exten => s,n,Hangup

using pika fax in your dialplan sending
Using PIKA fax in your Dialplan - Sending

[outgoing]

exten => s,1,Dial(Zap/g0/6135551234)

exten => s,n,Set(LOCALSTATIONID=1078)

exten => s,n,Set(LOCALHEADERINFO=

"PIKARxFax Test Page %P Time: %H:%M To: %l From: %r")

exten => s,n,Set(FAXFILE=/tmp/pikafax.tif)

exten => s,n,Wait(1)

exten => s,n,PikaTxFax(${FAXFILE})

exten => s,n,Hangup

installing pika fax last step
Installing PIKA fax – Last Step!
  • Start Asterisk
  • To verify that Pika fax applications have been successfully installed:

*CLI>  show applications

PikaRxFax and PikaTxFax

*CLI>  pika show version

PIKA Channel Driver for Asterisk 3.3.0.194

GrandPrix version: 2.4.0.100

AoH version: 2.4.0.130

why choose pika fax for asterisk
Why choose PIKA Fax for Asterisk?
  • Easy to install
  • Accessible Support
  • Reliable, market proven performance
  • High Density
  • Low cost
agenda1
Agenda
  • What is a channel driver?
  • What is supported?
    • trixbox 2.2, 2.4, 2.6
    • Asterisk 1.2 & 1.4
    • PIKA hardware + 3rd party
    • Fax features
  • Installing PIKA fax with trixbox
    • How to download files
    • Step-by-step installation
    • Dialplan syntax
  • Installing PIKA fax with “stock” Asterisk®
    • How and where to download files
    • Step-by-step installation
    • Dialplan syntax
  • Question & Answer
question answer
Question & Answer

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Send to LEADER.

We’ll answer as many questions

as we have time.

contact us
Contact Us
  • Support
    • Mon-Fri 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST/EDT
    • Phone : +1-613-591-1555
    • Dial “2” for Support
    • Skype: pikatechnologies
    • Email: support@pikatech.com
upcoming pika technical webinars
Upcoming PIKA Technical Webinars

www.pikatech.com

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