[kwlug-disc] VOIP and Direct Detect (offtopic)

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Fri Feb 19 17:43:39 EST 2010

Good point.  Unfortunately, the FD hasn't thought that far ahead:  their
dialer is "powered by an electrical outlet".

Nothing a decent UPS can't fix...

On Fri, 2010-02-19 at 17:31 -0500, John Johnson wrote:
> Jason (and other interested parties).
> IMHO The problem I see is that the Linksys SPA-2102 VoIP ATA is not 
> line powered, meaning powered from the telephone circuit. This means 
> that the local mains, aka hydro power, must be present for the ATA to 
> work. In an emergency this might not be the case.
> I would be interested in seeing if the Direct Detect equipment is, 
> itself, line powered. Most (if not all) DSL circuits in KW are 
> provided by Bell regardless of whether the ISP is Bell or another 
> business who is reselling the Bell DSP circuit. I suspect, but I am 
> not certain, that whether or not there is telephone service on the 
> DSL circuit, that the 48 Volt loop voltage is  present on the circuit.
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