A demonstration of a minimal amount of equipment needed to make phone calls over the ARDEN mesh using a PBX. If your PBX is connected to an outside POTS SIP service like mine (https://voip.ms/), you can also make and receive phone calls from normal phones outside the mesh!
Mini UPS Battery Backup 8800mAH
LANMU USB to DC Power Cable
Cisco SPA504G IP Phone
Husky Tripod Stand
The laptop can be any laptop. You don’t need a laptop to make and receive phone calls, but it’s useful to check your connections. Also, if you have LinPhone on your computer, then you don’t need the IP phone. I like using a separate IP phone because they work well and use very little power. If you wish to use Winlink, you need RMS Express on a Windows 7 or newer OS. If you have a MAC, I recommend getting Parallels to run Windows.