[Equipment] MultiTech Systems MVP-410 Business-Grade ATA Can anyone here provide feedback regarding this device? It seems to provide a lot of setup versatility.
I have an old MVP810. I got it from eBay probably 5 years ago to connect some E&M trunks to Asterisk and it's still chugging along. My only real complaint is that the web interface requires an ancient version of Java. I have a Windows XP VM with IE6 and the required JRE and it works well enough. Maybe they've finally fixed that, but it was still the case as of a couple of years ago. I haven't really touched it since then.
It's wierdo, not weirdo. Yes, I know that's not the 'proper' spelling of the similar english language word.
I absolutely hate the sound of the cooling fan (all of these small, fast-rotating fans are annoying). Perhaps if the unit is placed on a table (instead of being in a rack) the fan can be disconnected without causing overheating. I sent an inquiry to MultiTech to get their opinion.
It probably would have been better to get a MVP210 (this uses an external power supply, so it probably doesn't have a fan), but the MVP410 is what I ran across.
reply to daveinpoway
had one that died on me, they are old and clunky interfaces like the other folks said, I would just get something newer, lots of things have changed in the past few years and everything got tiny, not sure how many lines you need but some suggestions:
Grandsteam 4 port ATA $81
Cisco 1 line ATA SP122 $53
Obi100 ATA $39
or you could get a FXS/FXO gateways with lots of ports, Grandtream makes some that we use with one of their PBXs, but that would be if you need lots of ports
Obviously, everyone is different, but I personally don't see anything wrong with the MultiTech interface. Once the unit is set up, you probably won't need to use the interface again for quite awhile, anyway.
I ran the MVP410 for an hour with the fan removed from the chassis and nothing got even slightly warm, so it looks like I could disconnect the fan permanently. Before doing that, I want to run a Craigslist ad to see if someone will trade their MVP210 for my 410. Since the MVP410 is considerably more expensive than the 210, an even trade would benefit the other person.
Update: This unit is intended to talk to other MVP units (for example, a unit at corporate headquarters will talk to another unit at a branch office) and was not designed to work with a VOIP provider, but, since SIP is SIP, I was able to massage it into working with IdeaSIP. The other day, the proxy would not register; I went back to factory defaults and tried again- it worked this morning, so I must have made a typo the first time.
As hoped for (since this is business-grade stuff), when I used the IdeaSIP echo test, my voice sounded great when it came back to me (considerably better than what I heard from my Linksys RT31P2-NA last week). My expectations are that this will work better and be more reliable than a consumer-grade ATA.