Altigen MultiSite Configurator Specifications

AltiConsole™
for AltiWare ACC Release 5.1
and AltiWare ACM Release 5.1
Manual
Revised 12/2006 Version #1 4502-0001-5.1
WARNING!
Toll fraud is committed when individuals unlawfully gain access to
customer telecommunication systems. This is a criminal offense.
Currently, we do not know of any telecommunications system that is
immune to this type of criminal activity. AltiGen Communications, Inc.
will not accept liability for any damages, including long distance charges,
which result from unauthorized and/or unlawful use. Although AltiGen
Communications, Inc. has designed security features into its products, it is
your sole responsibility to use the security features and to establish security
practices within your company, including training, security awareness, and
call auditing.
NOTICE
While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, AltiGen
Communications, Inc., will not be liable for technical or editorial errors or
omissions contained within the documentation. The information contained
in this documentation is subject to change without notice.
This documentation may be used only in accordance with the terms of the
AltiGen Communications, Inc. License Agreement.
AltiGen Communications, Inc.
4555 Cushing Pkwy.
Fremont, CA 94538
Telephone: 510-252-9712
Fax:
510-252-9738
E-mail:
info@altigen.com
Web site:
www.altigen.com
TRADEMARKS
AltiGen, AltiServ, AltiWare, AltiContact Manager, AltiLink, AltiConsole,
AltiAdmin, Alti-VRPlayer, Zoomerang, IPTalk, AltiReport, and SuperQ
are trademarks or registered trademarks of AltiGen Communications, Inc.
All other brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks
of their respective manufacturers.
Copyright © AltiGen Communications, Inc. 2006. All rights reserved.
Printed in U.S.A. 12/2006 4502-0001-5.1
Contents
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
About AltiConsole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
About Multi-Site Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
New in Version 5.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Pre-Installation Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Installing AltiConsole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Auto Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Downgrade Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Logging In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Logging In to Multi-Site Console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
About the AltiConsole Main Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Busy Lamp Field View (BLF tab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
All Extensions View (ALL tab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Trunk Status View (Trunk tab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Speed Dial View (SPEED tab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Call Statuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Activity States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Keyboard Shortcuts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Mouse Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Handling Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
A General Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Hands Free Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Dialing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Answering Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Hold and Hold Pending . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Transferring Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Blind Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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Supervised Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transfer to Auto Attendant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transfer to Auto Attendant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transfer to Voice Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Call Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Line Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Conference Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overhead Paging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Park and Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording a Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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27
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28
29
30
31
32
Configuring AltiConsole Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Setting AltiConsole Behavior, Overhead Paging, and Auto Attendant
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Viewing Your Server, Extension, and Tenant ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Setting Speed Call List Entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Group Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
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Warranty
What The Warranty Covers
AltiGen Communications warrants its hardware products to be free from defects in material
and workmanship during the warranty period. If a product proves to be defective in material
or workmanship during the warranty period, AltiGen Communications will, at its sole option,
repair, refund or replace the product with a like product.
How Long the Warranty Is Effective
All AltiGen Communications products are warranted for one year for all parts from the date
of the first end user purchase.
Whom the Warranty Protects
This warranty is valid only for the first end user purchaser.
What the Warranty Does Not Cover
1.
Any product on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed.
2.
Damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from:
a) Accident, misuse, neglect, fire, water, lightning, or other acts of nature,
unauthorized product modification, or failure to follow instructions supplied with
the product.
b) Repair or attempted repair by anyone not authorized by AltiGen Communications.
c) Any damage of the product due to shipment.
d) Removal or installation of the product.
e) Causes external to the product, such as electric power fluctuations or failure.
f) Use of supplies or parts not meeting AltiGen Communication’s specifications.
g) Normal wear and tear.
h) Any other cause which does not relate to a product defect.
3.
Shipping, installation, set-up and removal service charges.
How to Obtain Service
End user customers should contact your Authorized AltiGen Dealer for service.
Authorized AltiGen Dealers must follow the steps below for service:
1.
Take or ship the product (shipment prepaid) to your AltiGen distributor or to AltiGen
Communications, Inc.
All materials being returned to AltiGen must have an associated RMA number. RMA numbers
can be obtained by calling 1-888-ALTIGEN (258-4436) or faxing an RMA form to 510-2529738, attention to Customer Service. AltiGen reserves the right to refuse return of any material
that does not have an RMA number. The RMA number should be clearly marked on the
outside of the box in which the material is being returned. For example:
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Attn.: RMA # 123
AltiGen Communications, Inc.
4555 Cushing Pkwy.
Fremont, CA 94538
Upon authorization of return, AltiGen will decide whether the malfunctioning product
will be repaired or replaced.
2.
To obtain warranty service, you will be required to provide:
a) the date and proof of purchase
b) serial number of the product
c) your name and company name
d) your shipping address
e) a description of the problem.
3.
For additional information contact your AltiGen Dealer or AltiGen Communications, Inc.
Effect of State Law
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state. Some states do not allow limitations on implied warranties and/or do not
allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and
exclusions may not apply to you.
Sales Outside the U.S.A.
For AltiGen Communications products sold outside of the U.S.A., contact your AltiGen
Communications dealer for warranty information and services.
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CHAPTER 1
About AltiConsole
AltiConsole 5.1 is an attendant console application for a client system or
personal computer. It connects to AltiWare AltiContact Center 5.1 (or
higher) or AltiWare AltiContact Manager 5.1 (or higher).
AltiConsole can simultaneously support up to 10 operators on the same
AltiWare system. You must purchase an AltiConsole software license for
the number of sessions you want to run.
AltiConsole provides the following call handling functions:
• Placing and answering calls
• Placing calls on hold
• Transferring calls (blind and supervised transfers)
• Transferring calls to voice mail
• Transferring calls to an auto attendant
• Conference calls (with up to six parties)
• Parking calls
• Accessing overhead paging (if available on your system)
• Viewing the call status of users on the system (busy, DND, and so on)
About Multi-Site Console
The Multi-Site Console feature allows the application to act as an
attendant console for multiple systems. Up to 10 sites (servers) can be
added and managed through Multi-Site Console. The total number of
physical extensions supported is 600. The total number of combined
extensions (physical + virtual) supported is 6,000.
New in Version 5.1
• Supports connection through CTProxy
• Ability to enable call recording
• Park and Page
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CHAPTER 2
Installation
The client system must meet the following minimum requirements:
• IBM/PC AT compatible system
• Intel 166 MHz Pentium or equivalent
• Microsoft Windows 2000 Server/Professional with SP4 or Windows
XP Professional
• 30 MB Hard Drive Disk Space
• 64 MB RAM
• SVGA monitor (1024x768) with 256-color display, or better
• Keyboard and mouse
Additional Requirement for Multi-Site Console
Each site must have AltiWare 5.1 (or higher) Server installed in the LAN
in which the application runs.
Pre-Installation Checklist
Before installing AltiConsole, make sure the following is done:
• The AltiConsole client should be connected to the AltiGen phone
system over the LAN.
• AltiWare ACC or ACM Release 5.1 (or higher) must be installed on
the system to which the AltiConsole client is connected.
• The system administrator must configure the AltiConsole extension to
enable Multiple Call Waiting as an Answering option, and configure
the extension’s Busy Call Handling and No Answer Handling as
desired.
• The AltiConsole License Key must be enabled.
• Older client programs cannot be installed on the same PC running 5.1
client programs.
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Installing AltiConsole
1.
Insert the AltiWare Clients CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2.
Run Setup.exe from the AltiConsole folder and follow the installation
instructions as they appear on the screen.
Auto Upgrade
Each time you start up AltiConsole, a comparison is made with the version
of AltiWare ACC/ACM that is running on the server. If updates were made
on the server, and your version of AltiConsole is out-of-date, you are
prompted for upgrade permission. If you automatically upgrade, the
AltiConsole startup is terminated and a software upgrade session is started.
Restart AltiConsole to run the newer version.
Note: For remote AltiConsole users outside the firewall, TCP port 10050
is required to be open to allow automatic upgrade. Automatic
upgrade over the Internet requires the sending of 15 MB files over
the WAN, which may take some time, to perform the automatic
update.
Downgrade Procedure
1.
Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the
AltiConsole 5.1 program and ALL OTHER 5.1 client applications
(including AltiAgent, AltiView, AltiSupervisor and CDR Search 5.1).
2.
Reboot your system.
3.
Go to “<local drive>:Program Files\AltiGen\Shared Files\” and
remove AlpInterface.dll.
Note: The AlpInterface might be located under
“\WinNT\System32\”, “\Windows\System32\” or some other
location. Use the Search for Files and Folders feature to
locate and remove all AlpInterface.dll files from the system.
4.
Install the AltiConsole 5.0A software.
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CHAPTER 3
Getting Started
Start AltiConsole from the Microsoft Windows Start menu, by choosing
Start > All Programs > AltiConsole > AltiConsole 5.1.
Note: For users running Windows XP SP2, a firewall protection Security
Alert may pop up when opening the client login window. If this
happens, click Yes to allow AltiConsole to run.
In order to run AltiConsole, the system server must be up and running.
While the system is running, the data you see in your AltiConsole windows
is refreshed and updated. If the system is stopped in the middle of an
AltiConsole session, you will be prompted to close your session.
Logging In
When you log in, you are prompted for the following information. Fill in
the fields, check the appropriate options, and click Login.
Local Server Info:
• Server Address—the IP address of your server
• Server Display Name—name of your server
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• Extension Number—your extension number.
• Extension Password—your extension password.
Note: Up to eight unsuccessful login attempts are allowed, after
which login will be disabled for from 1 to 24 hours (depending
on the duration set by your system administrator).
Options:
• Save Password—remembers your password for the next time you
log in.
• Monitor group call queue—lets you see all calls in a group’s queue,
along with waiting times. You can then monitor queues for every
group you belong to.
• Multi-Site Console—allows you to act as the AltiConsole operator for
multiple systems. When the Multi-Site Console option is checked, the
login window expands so you can enter the information for the remote
server(s) that the main AltiConsole will oversee as the Operator.
Note: Your logon information for the current session will be shown in the
Logon Info tab of the Setup dialog box. See “Viewing Your
Server, Extension, and Tenant ID” on page 36.
Note: If you have trouble logging in, check with your system
administrator to be sure you are using a physical extension.
Logging In to Multi-Site Console
When the Multi-Site Console option is checked, the login window
expands to show the Remote Server List:
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To add a remote server:
1.
Click the Add button. In the Server field, a checked box appears and
the Server and Display fields become highlighted.
2.
Click on the Server field and replace “New0” with the IP address of
the remote server. Click on the Display Name field and replace
“Display0” with the name of the remote server.
Note: You can also left-click once in either field to change it.
3.
To continue adding remote servers (up to 10), repeat Steps 1-3.
4.
When all remote servers have been added, click Login.
Requirements for Remote Servers
For the Multi-Site Console configuration, the login extension of the main
AltiConsole operator must exist in all remote servers as a virtual extension
with the same password.
If a workgroup extension is used as an operator, the workgroup extension
must exist on the local and remote server, and the agents of this workgroup
must exist as virtual extensions on the remote servers.
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Other AltiServ Settings Apply to AltiConsole
If you have configured your extension settings by way of other AltiWare
system applications such as AltiView, those settings apply when you run
AltiConsole on your extension. For example, if you enable Hands Free
Manual Answer Mode by pressing #82 or #81 on your telephone keypad
(which allows you to answer calls leaving your phone off hook), that
setting is active when you use AltiConsole.
The Hands Free Manual Answer Mode is one setting you’ll probably
want to use in a busy environment. See “Hands Free Handling” on page 21.
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About the AltiConsole Main Window
Setup Button
Dial Pad
Info Line
Parked Calls Panel
Active Calls Panel
Roll Back
Button
Call Handling Buttons
Help Button
Calls Waiting in
Group Queue
When you start AltiConsole, the main window appears:
The main window contains the following displays and buttons:
• The Title bar displays your extension number.
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• The Info line at the bottom left displays information on the current
action or information about errors.
• A message waiting indicator (red circle) appears at the bottom right
when a new message is waiting.
• The Active Calls panel shows the status and information about
currently connected calls, including caller ID and DNIS information if
available.
If your system administrator has enabled multiple call waiting for your
extension, this panel can hold up to 50 concurrent calls.
Note: The call statuses shown in the status column in the Active Calls
and other views are described on “Call Statuses” on page 16.
• The Parked Calls panel shows for whom the call is parked, who
parked it, and the call park ID, a unique number assigned to each
parked call that allows the user to pick up the right call.
• The Dial Pad provides answering and dialing functions. The Dial Pad
is disabled in certain circumstances, for example, when you’re
connected to a call and haven’t taken some action to place it on hold.
• The Roll Back button, unique to AltiConsole, has a “cancel and
return” function. For example, clicking it will drop a Supervised
Transfer or Conference Call attempt and reconnect the original call.
• The Call Handling buttons provide options such as conferencing,
transferring, hold, and park.
• The Setup button opens the AltiConsole Setup dialog box, and the
Help button opens online help.
• The right portion of the AltiConsole window shows a detailed view of
different activities, each represented by a tab. These views are
described in the subsequent sections.
If AltiConsole is logged on with the Monitor group call queue
option selected, it will also show a group waiting call queue in the
lower right pane.
Note: To be able to monitor a group queue, the Operator must be an
agent and belong to the group.
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.
Note: You can pick up a workgroup queued call from the Group Call
Queue window by clicking on the call or you can park your current
call to accept the first available call in the group’s queue. If you are
a member of multiple groups, you can also specify which groups
to monitor. For details, see “Group Setup” on page 40.
In order to use this feature, your system administrator must have
checked the Allow Agent to Pick up Call from Workgroup
Queue setting.
You cannnot pick up a hunt group call from AltiConsole.
Busy Lamp Field View (BLF tab)
The panel at the right side of the main window contains four tabs. The first
tab is BLF, or Busy Lamp Field. This display lists only physical
extensions in the AltiWare system.
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You can sort by any of the columns by clicking the column heading.
You can enter data in the Extension, First Name and Last Name boxes
(above the columns) to find a matching entry quickly.
In addition to the extension and first name and last name of the extension
user, this list displays the status of calls (described in “Call Statuses” on
page 16), the activity state of the extension (described in “Activity States”
on page 17, and the server that the extension user belongs to (when MultiSite Console option is enabled).
At the left of each extension is a colored dot:
• A solid black dot means the extension is in a Do Not Disturb state.
• A solid green dot means the extension is Idle.
• A solid red dot means the extension is busy—off-hook, ringing, or on
hold.
• A headset icon is beside the extension you are logged in to.
Notes
• Only the physical extensions in all monitored servers will show in the
BLF page, while all physical and virtual extensions in all servers will
show in the ALL page.
• The extensions in remote servers will be displayed in blue text, while
local extensions show as black text.
All Extensions View (ALL tab)
The second tab in the panel at the right is ALL.
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This panel view displays all extensions—physical, virtual, hunt group and
workgroups—in the system.
In addition to the columns that are the same as that of the BLF tab described
in the preceding subsection, an Extension column displays the type of
extension: Physical, Virtual, Huntgroup or Workgroup.
The status column shows a black circle next to the extension number for a
huntgroup, workgroup and virtual extensions.
A headset appears in place of a dot to indicate your extension.
You can sort by any of the columns by clicking the column heading. You
can also enter data in the Extension, First Name and Last Name boxes
(above the columns) to find a matching entry quickly.
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Trunk Status View (Trunk tab)
The third tab in the panel at the right is the Trunk tab.
The Trunk view displays Location, Status and Server (for Multi-Site
Console). The location identifies the card ID and port (channel) number on
the board. For example, in location 00:05, the card ID is 0 and the port
number is 5. The statuses in the Status column are described in “Call
Statuses” on page 16. The Server column identifies the remote server that
the trunk belongs to.
The dots at the left have the following meanings:
• A black circle means not ready.
• A solid green dot means idle.
• A solid red dot means the line is in use, off hook for some reason such
as on hold, or in an error condition.
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Speed Dial View (SPEED tab)
The last tab in the panel at the right is the Speed tab.
If you entered speed dial numbers in the Setup configuration dialog box,
the Speed Dial view displays your list. You can use this list for speed
dialing and speed transfers. See “Setting Speed Call List Entries” on
page 37 for instructions on setting up speed dial numbers.
The Speed Dial view displays Extension, First Name, Last Name and
Status and there is an additional dot indicator: a solid blue dot represents a
custom speed dial number.
You can sort by any of the columns by clicking the column heading. You
can also enter data in the Extension, First Name and Last Name boxes
(above the columns) to find a matching entry quickly.
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Call Statuses
The Status column appears in many of the AltiConsole panels. The call
statuses and their dot indicators [in brackets] can be one of the following.
Generally stated, red means the line is being used, and green means idle.
• AA (Auto Attendant) [a solid red dot]—a call being transferred to the
auto attendant.
• Busy [a solid red dot]—the called party is busy.
• Conferencing [a solid red dot]—call participating in a conference call.
• Connected [a solid red dot]—a call that is connected to a call or
extension.
• Offhook [a solid red dot]—the user’s extension is off-hook.
• Disconnect [a solid red dot]—a call is disconnected.
• DND [a solid black dot]—Do Not Disturb, an extension that is not
available to receive calls.
• Error [a solid red dot]—there is an error, usually with regard to the
dialed number. You must hang up to clear this status.
• Hold [a solid red dot]—a call placed on hold by pressing the Hold
button.
• Hold Pending [a red circle]—a call placed on “temporary” hold by
pressing the flash key from the phoneset.
• Idle [a solid green dot]—an extension with no current activity and
available to make or receive calls.
• In Use [a solid red dot]
— an extension that is busy or in an intermediate state (for example,
during a transfer).
— an extension connected to a trunk that is not ready to serve.
• Park [a solid red dot]—a call that is parked, being parked or is in a
Multiple Call Waiting queue.
• Proceeding [a solid red dot]—an extension setting up (dialing) a call.
• Ringing [a solid red dot]—an incoming call that is not yet answered.
• Voice Answer [a solid red dot]—a call transferred to or in an
extension’s voice mailbox.
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Activity States
The states displayed in the Activity column in the BLF and ALL panels
correspond to the Activity settings configured in AltiWare Administrator.
The first six activity codes are pre-configured as follows:
1 - System, 2 - Personal, 3 - Meeting, 4 - Away from desk,
5 - Business Travel, 6 - Personal Time Off
The remaining three activity codes (7, 8, 9) can be customized by the
system administrator. When the extension user selects an activity, the name
of the activity is displayed in AltiConsole.
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Keyboard Shortcuts
General Tips
• You can type extension or phone numbers using the keyboard number
keys or the number pad.
• Once you are in any of the panel views, you can use the keyboard
arrow keys to scroll through and select a desired call or extension.
Specific Keyboard Shortcuts
The limitations that apply to all calls also apply to these shortcuts: while
connected to a call, you cannot place another call, but you can answer
another incoming call. To place or answer a call, your phone must be offhook.
Call Handling
Function/Button
Keyboard
Short Cut
Number Pad
Short Cut1
Hang-Up
Alt + h
.
Dial
Alt + d
Enter
Roll Back
Alt + r
-
Answer
Alt + a
+
Blind Transfer
Alt + b
/
Supervised Transfer
Alt + s
*
Park
Alt + p
Overhead Paging
Alt + x
Hold
Alt + o
Voice Mail
Alt + v
Conference
Alt + c
Auto Attendant
Alt + u
Clear Dialed Number
Delete
1. To use the numeric keypad functions, the Num Lock must be
on.
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Mouse Shortcuts
You can use several mouse shortcuts. The limitations that apply to all calls
also apply to these shortcuts: while connected to a call, you cannot place
another call, but you can answer another incoming call. To place or answer
a call, your phone must be off-hook.
• Double-click an extension in any list of extensions to call that
extension.
• Double-click an incoming call (Ringing status in the Active Calls list)
to answer it.
• Double-click a call on hold (Hold status in the Active Calls list) to pick
it up. You cannot pick up a call on hold while your phone is ringing.
• Double-click an incoming call to another extension to redirect it to
your extension.
• While you’re connected to a call, double-click another call to put the
first call on hold and take the new one.
• If you double-click a call with the Hold Pending status, it is the same
as clicking the Roll Back button. That is, this action cancels a
Supervised Transfer attempt or a Conference attempt and reconnects
you to the original call.
• Click a call in the Group Call Queue panel to answer the call.
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CHAPTER 4
Handling Calls
A General Procedure
In general, the steps in handling a call in AltiConsole are as follows:
1.
Select the call.
2.
Select the operation, such as Blind Transfer, Supervised Transfer,
Voice Mail, and so on.
3.
Select the destination (extension or outside number) you want to send
the call to.
4.
Click the Dial button or press Enter on the keyboard.
Note: Double-clicking the destination number in step 3 completes the
action and eliminates the need for step 4. Some actions, such as
conferencing, are somewhat more complex, and some actions need
only two steps, such as Park and Hold.
Hands Free Handling
You can perform basic functions such as dialing and answering in
AltiConsole without having to pick up the phone. To do so, you must
enable the Hands Free Manual Answer Mode (#82 or #81) for your
extension. There are two different hands-free methods:
• The receiver can be off-hook and the speaker phone turned ON, or
• You can use a headset with the speaker phone OFF.
In the hands-free mode, you can answer calls using the Answer button or
make a call using the Dial button, and you can use the keyboard shortcut
equivalents.
If the hands-free mode is off and you try to answer a call using the Answer
button, or if you try to place a call using the Dial button, AltiConsole will
display a failure message in the INFO line.
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Dialing
In the AltiConsole main window, you can dial as follows:
1.
Type a number using the keyboard number keys or the numeric
keypad, or click numbers on the dial pad, or select a number in one of
the view panels (BLF, All, or Speed).
2.
Click the Dial button, or press Alt+d or the Enter key on the keyboard.
The Double-Click Shortcut
If you’re calling a number in one of the view panels (BLF, All, or Speed),
just double-click the number.
If the call is to an outside number, enter the entire phone number, including
the trunk access code and area code if necessary.
Answering Calls
You can answer a call simply by picking up the receiver. Use the Answer
button or double-click to answer calls without picking up the phone. (You
cannot answer a hunt group call using AltiConsole.)
Answering Calls without Using the Phone Hand Set
If it isn’t already enabled, turn on the Hands Free Manual Answer Mode as
discussed in “Hands Free Handling” on page 21.
• When you get a ring, click the Answer button or press Alt+a on the
keyboard or the + key on the numeric keypad to answer the call
through the speaker phone or headset.
• To answer a call with the Ringing status in the Active Calls list,
double-click it.
Answering Calls when You’re Already Connected
If you take a Ringing call in the Active Calls list by double-clicking it while
you are already connected to a call, that call is placed on hold while you
connect to the new call.
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Answering Calls to Other Extensions
You can take calls that were going to another extension under certain
conditions.
You can’t take a call to another extension if you have calls other than Hold
calls in the Active Calls list. You have to handle the pending calls first.
You can take the call if it shows a Ringing status.
Use the Answer button, Alt+a, and the numeric keypad + key can also pick
up calls ringing to other extensions.
To pick up a ringing call on another extension:
1.
Select the extension call in the BLF/ALL/SPEED panel view.
2.
Click the Answer button or press Alt+a on the keyboard;
or, just double-click the extension call you want to pick up.
Hanging Up
Use the Hang-Up button, or alternatively, Alt+h, to disconnect a call
without having to place the phone back on-hook.
If you want to disconnect a call on hold, you must first select it in the Active
Calls list and then click the Hang-Up button.
Hold and Hold Pending
You can place a call on hold in two different ways:
• Click the Hold button to put the call on hold until you click Hold
again.
• Any time you use one of the other call handling functions such as Blind
Transfer or Park, the call is put on Hold Pending until the call
handling action is completed.
• A key difference between the types of Hold is that Hanging up will not
disconnect a call on Hold but will disconnect a Hold Pending call.
You can only put a call on hold if you are Connected to it, and not while it
is Ringing. Also, you cannot put active conference calls on hold, even if
you are participating in the conference.
Calls on hold will ring back on your extension if they are not picked up
within the timeout period set by your system administrator.
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To place a call on hold:
While connected to a call, click the Hold button or press Alt+o on the
keyboard.
The call is placed on hold, and the caller will hear music or recorded
greetings (if it is configured by the system administrator) until it is picked
up or you get a ring back.
To pick-up a call on hold:
The call must have a Hold status in the Active Calls list.
To pick up the call, double-click it in the Active Calls list, or select it and
click the Hold button, or select it and press Alt+o.
Transferring Calls
Important: When the Release IP Trunk Tie Link Automatically check
box is selected in the AltiConsole General setup, the Blind
Transfer and Supervised Transfer buttons will send
“FLASH *” to release a tie trunk if the incoming call is
through an IP tie trunk. See page 36 for more details.
When You Can and Can’t Transfer Calls
Transfer functions include blind and supervised transfers, transferring to an
auto attendant, transferring to voice mail, and parking calls. These
functions follow simple rules:
• With the exception of transferring to voice mail or auto attendant, the
call being transferred must be Connected in the Active Calls list. If it’s
Ringing, double-click it, to connect to it.
If there is no selection and there is no currently connected call, the first
ringing call is selected.
• You can transfer Connected calls to voice mail or to an auto attendant.
• You cannot transfer calls with a Hold or Hold Pending status.
• You cannot transfer calls involved in a conference call, even if you are
participating in the conference call.
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Blind Transfer
Blind Transfer transfers an incoming call to an extension without your
having to wait for the called party to answer. For limitations on this
transfer, see the discussion, “When You Can and Can’t Transfer Calls” on
page 24.
To blind transfer a connected call:
1.
Click the Blind Transfer button or press Alt+b on the keyboard.
2.
Select the destination extension from one of the view panels (BLF/
ALL/SPEED) by clicking it, or just enter the destination extension
number in the Dial Pad.
If the transfer is to an outside number, enter the trunk access code and
the full number.
To use Centrex Transfer, transfer the call using your desk set dial pad,
or:
a. Click the Blind Transfer button OR press Alt+b on the keyboard.
b. Type “*”; then type the second party’s full outside number in the
number field on the AltiConsole screen; then press the Enter key
on the keyboard or the dial button on the AltiConsole screen.
c. Now either click the hang-up button or wait to announce the caller
and then click the hang-up button.
Supervised Transfer
Supervised Transfer allows you to transfer a call to another extension
after checking if the called party at that extension wants to receive the call.
For limitations on this transfer, see the discussion, “When You Can and
Can’t Transfer Calls” on page 24.
To transfer a connected call:
1.
Click the Supervisor Transfer button or press Alt+s on the keyboard.
2.
Select the destination extension from one of the view panels (BLF/
ALL/SPEED) by clicking it, or simply enter the destination extension
number in the Dial Pad.
If the transfer is to an outside number, enter the trunk access code and
the full number.
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To use Centrex Transfer, transfer the call using your desk set dial pad.
3.
Click the Dial button or press Enter on the keyboard.
Note: Double-clicking the destination extension number at step 2
eliminates step 3.
4.
After connecting to the destination party, verify that the person wants
to accept the call, and depending on their response, do one of the
following:
• If yes, click the Supervised Transfer button or press Alt+s on the
keyboard again to complete the transfer.
• If no, click the Roll Back button or press Alt+r on the keyboard to
cancel the transfer and return to the original caller.
Transfer to Auto Attendant
You can transfer a connected call to any Auto Attendant as follows.
This function can make use of the default Auto Attendant which is
described in “Configuring AltiConsole Settings” on page 35.
1.
Select the Connected call in the Active Calls list.
2.
Click the Auto Attendant button or press Alt+u.
3.
If you want to transfer the call to the default Auto Attendant, skip to
the next step. If the Auto Attendant ID you want is different from the
default, enter it in the Dial Pad.
4.
Click Dial or press Enter on the keyboard.
Transfer to Auto Attendant
You can transfer a connected call to any auto attendant (in AltiContact
Manager) as follows.
This function can make use of the default auto attendant, which is described
in “Configuring AltiConsole Settings” on page 35.
1.
Select the Connected call in the Active Calls list.
2.
Click the Auto Attendant button or press Alt+u.
3.
If you want to transfer the call to the default auto attendant, skip to the
next step. If the auto attendant ID you want is different from the
default, enter it in the Dial Pad.
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4.
Click Dial or press Enter on the keyboard.
Transfer to Voice Mail
You can transfer a connected call to the voice mail of any extension. If you
do not select an extension, the caller is transferred to your own voice mail.
1.
Select the Connecting call in the Active Calls list.
If you do not select a call and then proceed with these steps, the
currently connected call is selected by default.
2.
Click the Voice Mail button or press Alt+v.
3.
Select the voice mailbox of the extension you want to transfer to. You
can select the extension number from the BLF or ALL panel views or
enter the number using the Dial Pad.
4.
Click the Dial button or press Enter on the keyboard.
Double-clicking the extension in step 3 eliminates this step.
To transfer users to their own AltiGen Voice Mail System voice
mailboxes:
If a user calls in and wants to be transferred to their own voice mailbox,
follow the “Transfer to Voice Mail” in the preceding subsection to transfer
the user to their own voice mail.
In addition, instruct the user to press the * key during the voice mail
greeting to gain access. The user will be prompted to enter a password or
to press # to log into a different extension’s mailbox.
System Call Park
System Call Park allows you to park a call at a public location. The system
announces where the call is parked—a location number for an extension.
After a timeout period expires without the call being answered, your
extension is rung to let you know the call is still parked. The timeout period
is set by your system administrator.
Up to 100 calls can be parked simultaneously using System Call Park.
On the phone set, System Call Park is performed by entering FLASH #41.
For limitations, see the discussion, “When You Can and Can’t Transfer
Calls” on page 24.
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To park a connected call:
• When you have a connected call, double-click the Park button.
The call will be parked.
OR
• When you have a connected call, click the Park button (or Alt+P on
the keyboard), then double-click on an extension in the panel at the
right of the main window.
The call will be parked and will show Park for the extension.
Parked calls ring back to you after a timeout period if a user does not pick
up the call. The timeout period is set by your system administrator.
Remember to notify users of their parked calls periodically.
To pick up a parked call:
You cannot be currently connected to any other call when you pick up a
parked call.
1.
Select the parked call from the Parked Calls list.
2.
Click the Park button or press Alt+P on the keyboard.
Note: Double-click the parked call in the Parked Calls list to
immediately take the parked call.
Line Park
Line Park allows you to park a call at a Line Park group. Line Park groups
are configured in AltiWare Administrator, where they are also assigned to
Groups. All Line Park groups, including available park lines and occupied
park lines where an extension has parked a call, are shown in the Line Park
panel. In the Line Park panel, each line displays the Group, Caller ID, Line
Park name, DNIS, Duration and Line Park group status.
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The dots at the left have the following meanings:
• A solid green dot means an available Park Line.
• A solid red dot means the Park Line currently has a parked call.
To line park a connected call:
• When you have a connected call, double-click a green Line Park
group.
The call will be parked.
Parked calls ring back to you after a timeout period if a user does not pick
up the call. The timeout period is enabled and set by your system
administrator. Remember to notify users of their parked calls periodically.
To pick up a line parked call:
You cannot be currently connected to any other call when you pick up a line
parked call.
1.
Select the parked call from the Line Park list.
2.
Click the Park button or press Alt+P on the keyboard.
Note: Double-click the parked call in the Line Park list to immediately
take the line parked call.
Conference Calls
AltiConsole can provide for a connection of up to six parties into a
conference call.
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While you are participating in a conference call, you cannot handle other
incoming calls. You cannot mix AltiConsole conferencing with phone set
conferencing in the same conference session.
To conference an outgoing call:
While connected to the first conference participant other than yourself:
1.
Click the Conference button or press Alt+c to call the second party.
2.
Select the second party’s extension number from the BLF/ALL/
SPEED tab or enter the extension number using the Dial Pad.
To add an outside caller to the conference call, enter the full phone
number, including trunk access code and area code, if necessary, using
the Dial Pad.
3.
Click Dial or press Enter on the keyboard.
Note: You can also add a party to the conference by double-clicking
its extension in the BLF/ALL/SPEED tab. You don’t need
Steps 2 and 3.
4.
After connecting with the second party and announcing the conference
call, click the Conference button or press Alt+c to add the call to the
conference.
If the party does not want to join the conference call or is not available,
click the Roll Back button or press Alt+r to cancel the operation.
5.
Repeat the above steps for each party you want to add.
To conference an incoming call:
1.
To add an incoming call to the conference call, click the Conference
button or press Alt+c to add the call to the conference.
Overhead Paging
If your system is set up with an overhead paging system, you can connect
to it by clicking the Overhead Paging button. If your system is not set up
with this function, the Overhead Paging button is dimmed.
You cannot answer a call while engaged in an overhead page, nor can you
place the overhead page session on hold.
Also, you cannot use overhead page during a conference call or during a
supervised transfer.
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You must have Offhook status in order to connect to overhead paging.
Overhead paging options are configured in the Setup screen. See
“Configuring AltiConsole Settings” on page 35.
To connect to the overhead paging:
1.
Click the Overhead Paging button.
2.
Make your announcement.
3.
Click the Hang-Up button to end the session.
Park and Page
Park and Page lets you park a call and then page using just one button, the
Overhead Paging button.
To park and page:
1.
Click on the active call you want to park.
2.
Click the Overhead Paging button. The Park and Page dialog box
opens:
3.
Choose System Park or Line Park.
4.
Enter an extension number beside Park For if you’re using System
Park, or choose an ID if you’re using Line Park. The console will show
who the caller is parked for. (See next figures.)
5.
Hang up and page.
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6.
If no one picks up the call and you need to reconnect, while off-hook
double-click the call.
Recording a Call
You can record a call from AltiConsole, if your extension is enabled to do
so by the system administrator. The call may be recorded to your voice mail
box or to a central location, depending on the setting for your extension
(ask your system administrator). If recordings are delivered to your voice
mail box, you can retrieve them the same way you retrieve any voice mail.
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To record a call:
1.
Right-click an active call, and choose Start Recording.
2.
To pause or stop the recording, right-click and choose Pause
Recording or Stop Recording.
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CHAPTER 5
Configuring AltiConsole Settings
Click the Setup button at the bottom of the main window to open the Setup
screen where you can set your extension number, the default auto attendant,
audio and popup behavior, the overhead paging connection and method,
and your speed dial numbers.
In these windows, you can save your changes by clicking OK.
Setting AltiConsole Behavior, Overhead Paging,
and Auto Attendant
The first tab in the Setup screen is the General tab:
On this tab, you can configure incoming call notification, overhead paging,
which auto attendant to use, and whether to allow auto answer and auto
release of an IP trunk link tie.
• Select the Screen Pop check box to have AltiConsole pop up when a
call comes in to your extension.
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• Select the Audio Beep check box to hear a beep when a call comes in
to your extension.
• For overhead paging, select one of the following options:
— Audio Output (the same as pressing #44 on the phone pad)
— Trunk Paging (the same as pressing #45 on the phone pad). If you
select a trunk line, use the drop-down list to select the trunk to be
used for the overhead paging.
— IP Group Paging (the same as pressing #46 on the phone pad).
Group Paging is not available for remote servers connected through
Multi-Site Console.
— Station Paging
Note: Check with your system administrator about the correct
settings for overhead paging options in AltiConsole.
•
Select the Auto Attendant number to which callers will be sent when
you transfer a call to the Auto Attendant.
You can transfer individual calls to auto attendants other than this
default, as described in “Transfer to Auto Attendant” on page 26.
•
Select the Release IP Trunk Link Tie check box to have the Transfer
button send “FLASH *” to release a tie trunk if the incoming call is
through an IP trunk. (Disabled by default.)
Important: Before checking this check box, see your phone system
administrator. If your company is using multiple systems
and the tie trunk feature, the administrator needs to have
used DINA Manager to synchronize the systems.
Otherwise this feature will not work.
Note: The call to be transferred must originate from an AltiServ
system running 5.0 or later.
•
Auto Answer - to have AltiConsole automatically answer calls, check
the Enable to auto answer call after check box and use the arrow
keys to select the number of seconds (0-30).
Viewing Your Server, Extension, and Tenant ID
Click the Logon Info tab to view the server, extension, and tenant ID you
are using.
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The server and extension are those entered in the AltiConsole login dialog
box for this session. The tenant ID of your extension is set by your system
administrator.
AltiConsole remembers these settings the next time you run it.
Setting Speed Call List Entries
Click the Speed Call List tab to work on Speed Call entries. This is the list
that appears in the Speed tab as described in “Speed Dial View (SPEED
tab)” on page 15—you can dial or transfer to these frequently used numbers
with a click of a button
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.
To add a number:
1.
Click the Add button in the Speed Call List window. The Add Speed
Dial Entry dialog box opens:
.
2.
Enter the phone number, first name, and last name of the user,
workgroup, or external contact.
Outside phone numbers must include all necessary digits such as trunk
access code, long distance prefix, area code, and so on.
The First Name and Last Name are optional; they can help you
identify the entry. If your system administrator has configured the
system with these names, they will appear automatically in the Speed
Call Entries list after you click OK.
3.
Click OK.
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To edit a number:
1.
Select the number in the Speed Call List tab and click the Edit button
(or double-click the entry).
2.
Modify as needed.
Outside phone numbers must include all necessary digits such as trunk
access code, long distance prefix, area code, and so on.
3.
Click OK.
To remove numbers:
•
To delete one number, select the number in the Speed Call List tab,
click the Remove button and confirm your decision.
•
To delete all the numbers—that is, to clear the list—click the
Remove All button and confirm your decision.
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Group Setup
If you are a member of a hunt group/workgroup or of multiple groups, you
can specify which groups to monitor, and whether AltiConsole should
notify you when calls come into a monitored group’s queue.
Note: The Group tab is displayed only if you selected the “Monitor
group call queue” option at login.
To specify group call queues to monitor:
• In the Available for Monitoring list, highlight the group number
whose queue you want to monitor and click Add (or Add All for all
group numbers) to place it in the Monitor List.
• In the Monitor list, highlight the group number whose queue you
don’t want to monitor and click Remove (or Remove All for all
workgroups) to place it in the Available for Monitoring list.
Queued calls for the groups in the Monitor List will appear in your
AltiConsole main window; queued calls for the groups in the Available for
Monitoring list will not appear in your AltiConsole main window, even
though you are a member of that group.
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To have AltiConsole alert you when a call comes into a group queue:
• Check this option at the bottom of the Group tab. Only calls coming
into the groups in the Monitor List will cause AltiConsole to alert you,
via a screen pop and a beep. Requires configuration of screen popup or
Audio beep on the General tab.
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Index
Index
A
AA status 16
active calls view 10, 16
All Extensions view 12
AltiConsole
basic functions 1
client system installation 4
main window 9
setup 35
AltiGen Communications
phone numbers ii
answering calls 22–23
audio beep 36
auto answer 36
Auto Attendant 26
B
BLF (see Busy Lamp Field)
blind transfer 25
Busy Lamp Field (BLF) 11
busy status 16
buttons 10
C
call handling buttons 10
call park 27
pickup 28, 29
call park ID 10
call queue, workgroup 10
call states 16
calls status view 10
conference calls 29
Conferencing status 16
configuration 35
connected status 16
dialing 22
disconnect status 16
DND status 16
Do Not Disturb status 16
double-click shortcut 22
downgrade procedure 4
E
error status
16
G
group call queue 10
H
handling calls 21–31
Hands Free Manual Answer
Mode 21
hang-up 23
hold
pickup a call on hold 24
hold pending status 16
hold status 16
hold, hold pend 23
I
ID 10
idle status 16
In Use status 16
installation
AltiConsole client system
system requirements 3
IP group paging 36
4
K
keyboard shortcuts
18
L
line park
31
D
M
dial pad 10
roll back button 10
main window 9
making a call 22
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mouse shortcuts 19
multiple call waiting 10
multi-site Console 1
requirements 3
Speed view 15
states 16
Status column 16
supervised transfer 25
system call park 27
system requirements 3
N
number pad
shortcuts
T
18
O
Offhook status 16
options, setting 35
overhead paging 30
setup 36
P
paging 30
park and page 31
Park status 16
parking a call 27
pickup a parked call 28, 29
placing a call 22
proceeding status 16
S
screen popup 35
setup 35
audio beep 36
overhead paging 36
screen pop 35
speed call list 37
shortcuts
double-click 22
keyboard 18
mouse 19
number pad 18
Speed Call list setup 37
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V
Voice Answer status
Voice Mail 27
16
W
warranty v
how to get service v
R
recording a call 32
release IP trunk tie link
ringing status 16
roll back button 10
transferring calls 24
blind transfer 25
parking 27
rules about 24
supervised transfer 25
to Auto Attendant 26
to user’s voice mailbox 27
to Voice Mail 27
Trunk view 14
trunk, and overhead paging 36
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