We are running Asterisk 1.2 (working on an upgrade) and in another building have a Morantz sound system that is connected to the same subnet as Asterisk.
Can I use Asterisk to play a wav file over the Morantz's speakers?
My idea is to use a Cisco Port Adapter to convert the digital line into analog and then plug the analog into the RCA ports of the Morantz. (see my question on SuperUser about the RJ11 to RCA conversion) I've done this in a different building with a Viking ZPI-4 Paging Interface, and use a "5" tone to tell the interface that the incoming data is to be played over a certain speaker zone. Asterisk already knows how to play a bell tone. With the Viking setup, since I have an ip address on the Port Adapter for it, I originate a call from the port adapter and Asterisk basically calls up the Viking like it was a phone.
The problem with the other building is that I don't have a Viking PA system rigged with speakers. Instead I have a Morantz. (It's actually hooked to a Control4, but I'm trying to get rid of the Control4 since the rep who admins it is never available and doesn't service us well). So I want to play the wav file over the speakers attached to the Morantz.
But I am wondering that since the Morantz has a network connection (I can access it's web-interface), can I just send the sound directly over the Morantz?
Any ideas in this regard are welcome.