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Table of Contents
1
Introduction ...............................................................................................................................................1
1.1
Who Should Read This Guide ..............................................................................................................1
1.2
Purpose.................................................................................................................................................1
1.3
Allworx Family of Servers ......................................................................................................................1
2
Accessing Web Administration .................................................................................................................3
3
Configuring a New Allworx Server.............................................................................................................4
3.1
Feature Keys.........................................................................................................................................4
4
Upgrading Server Software.......................................................................................................................6
5
Network Configuration ..............................................................................................................................9
5.1
Network Mode: Standard Router.........................................................................................................10
5.2
Network Mode: LAN Host....................................................................................................................11
5.3
Network Mode: NAT/Firewall ..............................................................................................................12
5.4
Network Mode: NAT/Firewall with DMZ ..............................................................................................14
5.5
Network Mode: NAT/Firewall with Stealth DMZ ..................................................................................15
5.6
Example 1: Secure Firewall ................................................................................................................15
5.7
Example 2: Secure Firewall with 3rd-Party Email Server.....................................................................16
6
Internal Dial Plan and Extension Length.................................................................................................17
6.1
3-Digit vs. 4-Digit Extensions ..............................................................................................................17
6.2
Modifying Internal Dial Plan ................................................................................................................19
6.3
Multi-site Calling..................................................................................................................................20
7
Adding Users ..........................................................................................................................................21
7.1
User Templates...................................................................................................................................21
8
Adding Handsets.....................................................................................................................................25
8.1
SIP Phones .........................................................................................................................................25
8.2
Analog Phones....................................................................................................................................28
8.3
Testing Phones ...................................................................................................................................28
9
Allworx Port Expanders...........................................................................................................................29
9.1
Introduction .........................................................................................................................................29
9.2
Port Expander Options........................................................................................................................30
9.3
Configuring FXO and FXS Ports .........................................................................................................31
10
SIP Proxies and SIP Gateways ..............................................................................................................32
10.1 Introduction .........................................................................................................................................32
10.2 Configuration.......................................................................................................................................32
10.3 Enterprise Dialing Feature ..................................................................................................................35
10.4 Limitations with SIP Outside Lines......................................................................................................37
11
Remote Allworx Server Multi-Site Calling ...............................................................................................38
11.1 Introduction .........................................................................................................................................38
11.2 Configuring Multiple Sites ...................................................................................................................38
11.3 Inter-Site Dialing .................................................................................................................................39
12
Configuring Allworx IP Phones................................................................................................................40
12.1 Introduction .........................................................................................................................................40
12.2 Why Multiple Call Appearances are Useful.........................................................................................41
12.3 View Configuration ..............................................................................................................................41
12.4 Programmable Function Keys (PFKs).................................................................................................41
12.5 Call Assistant Appearances ................................................................................................................46
12.6 Handset Preference Groups ...............................................................................................................47
12.7 Handset Templates .............................................................................................................................53
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Digital Lines ............................................................................................................................................55
13.1 Introduction .........................................................................................................................................55
13.2 Configuration.......................................................................................................................................57
14
Dialing Rules and Service Groups ..........................................................................................................61
14.1 Background Information ......................................................................................................................61
14.2 North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA).................................................................62
14.3 Defining Service Groups .....................................................................................................................63
14.4 Configuring Area Codes......................................................................................................................64
14.5 Remote Sites as Services ...................................................................................................................65
14.6 Dialing Privileges Groups....................................................................................................................65
14.7 Interaction between Service Groups and Handset Outside Line Restrictions.....................................68
15
Unified Messaging ..................................................................................................................................69
15.1 Access Mechanisms ...........................................................................................................................69
15.2 Access Examples................................................................................................................................71
16
Backing up and Restoring Data ..............................................................................................................73
16.1 How to Create a Backup .....................................................................................................................73
16.2 How to Restore Data...........................................................................................................................76
16.3 Server-to-Server Backup and Restore ................................................................................................79
16.4 Exporting and Importing Backup Files ................................................................................................79
17
Remote Allworx Phones and Port Expanders .........................................................................................81
17.1 General Network Configuration Requirements ...................................................................................81
17.2 Allworx Server Behind 3rd-Party NAT Firewall .....................................................................................81
17.3 Setting Up Remote Allworx Devices....................................................................................................82
18
Call Routing ............................................................................................................................................88
18.1 Basic Routing......................................................................................................................................88
18.2 Multiple Destinations ...........................................................................................................................89
18.3 Multiple Connection Attempts .............................................................................................................89
18.4 On Busy Routing .................................................................................................................................90
18.5 Follow-Me-Anywhere ..........................................................................................................................90
18.6 Caller ID Based Routing .....................................................................................................................91
18.7 Day & Night Routing............................................................................................................................91
18.8 Changing a User’s Presence Setting ..................................................................................................92
18.9 Outside Line Call Routing ...................................................................................................................93
19
Follow-Me-Anywhere ..............................................................................................................................95
20
Voicemail Notification & Escalation Message Alerts...............................................................................97
20.1 Notification Mode ................................................................................................................................97
20.2 Escalation Mode .................................................................................................................................97
21
Key System Behavior..............................................................................................................................99
21.1 Example Configuration........................................................................................................................99
22
Direct Inward Dialing (DID) ...................................................................................................................100
22.1 Create a DID Block ...........................................................................................................................100
22.2 Configure a Call Routing Plan for the DID Block...............................................................................100
22.3 Create the DID Lines ........................................................................................................................101
23
Day-Night Mode ....................................................................................................................................103
24
Auto Attendant ......................................................................................................................................104
24.1 Configuring the Auto Attendant .........................................................................................................104
24.2 Recording Auto Attendant Greetings and Messages ........................................................................107
24.3 Assigning the Auto Attendant to an Outside Line .............................................................................108
25
Call Queues ..........................................................................................................................................110
25.1 Configuring a Queue .........................................................................................................................111
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25.2 Servicing a Queue with an Allworx IP Phone ....................................................................................113
25.3 Servicing a Queue with a Non-Allworx IP Phone ..............................................................................115
25.4 Configuring Calls to Route to the Queue ..........................................................................................116
26
Call Monitors .........................................................................................................................................118
26.1 Difference between Call Monitors and Call Queues .........................................................................118
26.2 Configuring a Call Monitor ................................................................................................................118
26.3 Call Monitor with an Allworx IP Phone ..............................................................................................119
26.4 Configuring Calls to Route to the Call Monitor ..................................................................................120
27
Parking Orbits .......................................................................................................................................122
27.1 Configuring Call Parking Orbits.........................................................................................................122
27.2 Configuring Parking Orbits for Allworx IP Phones .............................................................................122
28
Zoned Paging and Overhead Paging....................................................................................................124
28.1 Paging Amplifier and Door Release Relay........................................................................................124
28.2 Paging Zone Names .........................................................................................................................125
28.3 Paging Zone Operation on the Handsets..........................................................................................125
29
Multiple Language Support ...................................................................................................................126
29.1 Language Pack Installation...............................................................................................................127
29.2 Language Settings ............................................................................................................................127
29.3 Custom Messages ............................................................................................................................130
29.4 Configuration Examples ....................................................................................................................130
30
User and Handset Import / Export ........................................................................................................132
31
Abbreviations ........................................................................................................................................135
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1 Introduction
1.1 Who Should Read This Guide
This guide is to be read by people who will be installing and maintaining the Allworx server. The technical
background of the administrator is assumed to be greater than that of the system’s end users. This is not an
end-user document. The reader is expected to have a computer networking and basic telephony background.
1.2 Purpose
The Allworx server web administration interface has built-in descriptions, help, and tips on many of its pages.
Therefore, not all the features or all the parameters of each feature are discussed here. This guide discusses
only those features and parameters that require additional explanation beyond what is on the web pages.
This manual is not a tutorial on basic computer networking or telephone systems. Other sources may need to
be consulted to supply that information.
This manual applies to Allworx System Software Release 7.0.0.x. An Administrator’s Guide for Releases
6.9.x and lower is available on the Allworx Reseller Portal.
1.3 Allworx Family of Servers
The award-winning Allworx family of servers includes the Allworx 6x and Allworx 24x server products. The
Allworx 6x server is available in two configurations: one with a removable flash drive and another with an
external USB 2.0 hard drive. The removable flash drive configuration is the standard base configuration. The
three servers in the Allworx family differ in features and capabilities. This guide explains these differences.
The table below depicts which Allworx server offers which capabilities:
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Software Features
Allworx
6x
Standard
Allworx 6x
With USB
Drive
Allworx
24x
Total number of users supported
60 max
60 max
150 max
FXO Ports
6
6
3
FXS Ports
2
2
5
Call Assistant PC Application Support
9
9
9
FXO/FXS Support for G.729A
9
9
9
Door Relay and Paging Amplifier Control
9
9
9
Zoned Paging
9
9
9
Outbound Email Support
9
9
9
9
9
1 Node
9
1 Node
9
4 Nodes
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
External Inbound Email Support
N-Way Conference Center
Outbound Caller-ID
Native T1 interfaces PRI, RBS, and Data
Choice of 3-digit or 4-digit Extensions
Call Queue Statistics Report
Call Recording (See Call Assistant Quick Reference Guide)
Multiple Language Pack
Follow-Me-Anywhere Calling
Off-Site Access to Outside Lines
Programmable Call Park Handling
Voicemail Notification & Escalation Message
Alerts
TSP Driver Support (See TSP Installation Guide)
Px 6/2 Expander (See Px 6/2 Expander Installation Guide)
Class of Service for User and Handset
Programming
Programmable Internal Dial Plan
Settings Export and Import
Call Supervision (Barge In and Monitor)
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2 Accessing Web Administration
The administrative interface to the Allworx server is accessed using a web browser via the LAN interface on
TCP port 8080. Assuming the network settings are set to their factory defaults, the steps to connect to this
interface are:
1. Plug your PC into the server’s LAN port.
2. Set up the PC’s network interface to obtain an IP address automatically (using DHCP).
3. Verify that the PC has an IP address on the 192.168.2.x network. You may need to release and renew
the PC’s IP address to get an address from the server.
4. Open your browser and enter the URL of http://192.168.2.254:8080.
5. When the “Welcome to Allworx” page appears, log in using the default password: admin.
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3 Configuring a New Allworx Server
Log into the Allworx server Web Admin page. When the Home page appears, click on the Install Checklist link
(on the left side) to bring up a new window that lists the steps necessary to set up a new system. Each step
has a description that is followed by a link to the Web Admin page to execute the step. These steps are
ordered to aid in a successful configuration. Most of the administrative pages for each step contain all the
descriptions and help necessary to carry out the step. Use this guide to supplement the information on the
web pages, when necessary.
3.1 Feature Keys
Feature Keys allow access to advanced features that may be purchased separately from the base feature set
for Allworx servers. Newly-purchased or existing keys issued for a specific Allworx server can be
automatically downloaded from the Allworx key database and installed by selecting the Install button from the
Maintenance / Feature Keys page.
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Available Feature Keys:
48, 100 & 150 User License (24x only) – The 24x server can have the maximum amount of users
expanded to 48, 100, or 150 . This option does not require any additional software to be downloaded.
60 User License (6x only) – The 6x server can have the maximum amount of users expanded to 60. This
option does not require any additional software to be downloaded.
Call Assistant – This key enables the Allworx Call Assistant and the TSP driver. The Allworx Call Assistant
is a PC-based answering system which brings the power of enterprise attendant consoles directly to small
business. An Allworx phone must be used with this software and additional software is required.
Note: TSP (Telephony Service Provider) is a separate PC driver that enables dialing from within the
Microsoft Outlook contact list.
Call Queuing – Allworx Call Queuing is used to help manage and distribute incoming calls into specific
groups of users. This option does not require any additional software to be downloaded.
Conference Center – Allworx Conference Center provides an 8 seat conference bridge, a method of
reserving the conference nodes for immediate or future use, and offers password-restricted access for
attendees. This option does not require any additional software to be downloaded.
Internet Call Access – This option is used for connecting to SIP trunks, site-to-site calling, Allworx Port
Expanders, and SIP Gateways. This option does not require any additional software to be downloaded.
Multiple Language Pack – Allworx Multiple Language Pack support provides the ability to have a second
language for default audio prompts. Language Packs containing the second audio prompts are available.
They must be downloaded separately from the Allworx website www.allworx.com.
Virtual Private Network (VPN) – Virtual Private Network (VPN) is used for remote and secure data access.
This key is not required for opening a single-user remote diagnostic VPN. This option does not require any
additional software to be downloaded.
Note: Each Feature Key is specific to the Allworx server for which it was generated. Therefore, Feature
Keys generated for one system cannot be used on any other system.
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4 Upgrading Server Software
Before performing an upgrade, be aware that:
•
Downgrading from one release to an earlier release will result in undesirable behavior and is not
supported.
•
It is highly recommended that you perform an OfficeSafe backup prior to performing the upgrade (See
Section 16, Backing up and Restoring Data).
•
The upgrade will require a reboot of the server. Since this would cause disconnections and disruption
of data, the system should be idle (no phone or data users) when the upgrade is done.
To upgrade the software on the server, go to the Maintenance / Update web administration page. Although
most popular web browsers can be used for Allworx administration, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or higher is
recommended for performing software upgrades.
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The Update screen will be displayed:
Perform the upgrade using the following steps:
Step 1: Perform a System Backup
Downgrading server software is not recommended and in particular, downgrading from release 6.7 to earlier
releases is known to result in unpredictable behavior. Before beginning this upgrade, perform a backup using
OfficeSafe (See Section 16, Backing up and Restoring Data).
Step 2: Copy Files to the Update Area
The copy step allows two alternatives: letting the server download the software update files from the web or
manually copying update files that you already have to an FTP window. More detail on the alternatives is
provided below.
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Alternative 1: Automatic Download from the Web
When the download from the web link is selected, the server makes a connection to a web site on the
Internet that has the software and begins to download it to the server. This option will fail if the server cannot
access the Internet. Make sure that Internet connectivity is working. Depending on the performance of the
Internet connection, downloading software from the web may take a while (the download is about 32M bytes).
After the download is complete, the web browser will display the following window:
Continue to Step 3, Activate the Update.
If the download is not successful, check the Reports / System Events page for any error information.
If the dialog does not appear, do not activate the update. Reboot the server and use Alternative 2 described
in the next section.
The browser’s connection to the server web administration may time out during the download. If this
happens, log in again.
Alternative 2: Install from disk
The files can be manually loaded onto the server from a CD or a PC hard drive. To transfer the files to the
server, click on the ftp:// link or enter the following URL into your browser:
ftp://192.168.2.254/update
Using Windows Explorer, copy or drag the files from the CD or hard drive to the FTP window. This will cause
the files to be transferred to the server.
Note:
Command line ftp can also be used.
After all the files have been copied, continue to Step 3, Activate the Update.
Step 3: Activate the Update
Once the software update files are copied to the server, click the Activate Update button. This will cause the
server to internally validate, install the files, and then reboot. The Web Admin page will display information on
the progress of the update.
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5 Network Configuration
The Allworx server provides powerful and flexible network infrastructure capability. Much of this flexibility is
configured by setting the Network Mode parameter on the Network / Configuration page. This page shows
different parameter sets depending on the Network Mode setting. If the Network Mode is set to the factory
default value of NAT/Firewall with DMZ, the page will be similar to the one shown below.
The Network Modes are described below.
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5.1 Network Mode: Standard Router
When the network mode is set to Standard Router, the logical network capability is as shown in the diagram
below:
Allworx server
WAN Side
Server Network Services
WAN
IP Based
Network Router
LAN Side
Server Network Services
LAN
The server acts like an ordinary two port router with the server routing packets between the LAN and WAN
interfaces. No NAT or firewall functionality is enabled. All LAN hosts are visible on the WAN. If the DHCP
server is enabled (see the Servers / DHCP Server page), then the DHCP server will send its LAN IP address
as the DHCP router (gateway) option so that LAN clients will know to use the Allworx server as the router to
the WAN. WAN hosts wanting to connect to LAN hosts will need to be configured with a network route using
the Allworx server’s WAN address as a gateway to the LAN.
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5.2 Network Mode: LAN Host
When the network mode is set to LAN Host, the logical network capability is as shown in the diagram below:
Allworx server
WAN Side
Server Network Services
WAN
Leave WAN port
disconnected
IP Based
Network Router
LAN Side
Server Network Services
LAN
This mode was designed to be used when the Allworx server is deployed as a peer (instead of as a router or
firewall) on the local area network.
This mode is the same as Standard Router except that when the DHCP server is enabled, it will pass out the
configured Gateway address (set on the Network / Configuration / Modify page) as the DHCP router
(gateway) option instead of giving out the Allworx server’s LAN address.
When in this mode, it is recommended that the WAN network port not be connected (i.e. no network cable
should be plugged in). Even though no network is plugged in, a WAN IP address and subnet mask must be
assigned. A subnet number that is distinct from the LAN subnet number must be used when assigning the
WAN IP address. Furthermore, a completely unused subnet number should be used to avoid any routing
conflicts.
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The WAN services (like FTP and HTTP) are still available via the LAN if the proper routes are configured on
your network.
5.3 Network Mode: NAT/Firewall
When the network mode is set to NAT/Firewall, the logical network capability is as shown in the diagram
below:
Allworx server
WAN Side
Server Network Services
WAN
NAT Firewall
IP Based
Network Router
LAN Side
Server Network Services
LAN
For security purposes, this mode’s default settings permit only outbound connections (from the LAN to the
WAN); all WAN-initiated connections are denied. In addition, all packets are subject to network address
translation (NAT). Because of this, the addresses of devices on the LAN are not visible on the WAN, yet they
have access to the WAN for outbound traffic. These features reduce the ability of WAN hosts to attack LAN
hosts.
WAN access to specific LAN network services can be allowed by exposing those specific LAN ports through
the firewall. This configuration is made in the Firewall section of the Network / Configuration / Modify page.
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For example, if a PC on the LAN is hosting a website that must be accessible from the Internet, its http port
(port 80) must be exposed through the firewall. To permit access to this web server, create a new entry,
entering 80 for the WAN Port #. Choose TCP for the Protocol, enter the PC’s IP Address (e.g. 192.168.101.9)
and the Local Port # of 80.
Note:
The WAN and LAN Port #s must always be the same.
If port 80 of a PC on the LAN is exposed this way, the Allworx port 80 http service must be
disabled. Uncheck the HTTP (80) checkbox in the Allworx Services section of the page. If the
Allworx Internet web page is to be used, leave the Allworx HTTP box checked and change the
http port on the PC to some other port number (e.g. port 5000).
Due to security requirements, the Allworx server’s LAN IP address should not be used as an IP Address, in
the table above. Port 8080 of the Allworx server is never exposed to its WAN interface. To access the
Allworx LAN interface from the Internet, use the server’s VPN feature, instead.
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5.4 Network Mode: NAT/Firewall with DMZ
When the network mode is set to NAT/Firewall with DMZ, the logical network capability is as shown in the
diagram below:
Allworx server
NAT Firewall
WAN
WAN Side
Server Network Services
IP Based
Network Router
LAN Side
Server Network Services
LAN
Turning on the DMZ moves the WAN network services behind the firewall. This means that even the Allworx
WAN services (POP, SMTP, FTP, HTTP, etc.) are not available by hosts on the WAN. Making some of these
services available can be done in the Firewall section of the Network / Configuration / Modify page.
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Note:
The checkboxes are for specific Allworx services that can also be configured in the LAN address list.
They are provided as a convenience as compared to filling in the list.
5.5 Network Mode: NAT/Firewall with Stealth DMZ
This mode is the same as NAT/Firewall with DMZ except that all ICMP services (echo, redirect, etc) are
turned off. This makes it more difficult for attacks from the WAN to probe the server. It also makes it more
difficult for the administrator to troubleshoot any network connectivity problems (since ping and traceroute
won’t work).
5.6 Example 1: Secure Firewall
Requirements
The Allworx server will be used as the router between a LAN and the Internet. Protecting the LAN from the
Internet is a requirement. The server will be used as the local email server with email being sent to it from the
WAN and LAN. The server will be the LAN timeserver. All other WAN services will be denied.
Configuration:
1. Set the Network Mode to NAT/Firewall with Stealth DMZ. Setting it to stealth mode will reduce the ability
of Internet attacks to recognize the existence of the Allworx server and its offered services.
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2. In the Firewall section of the Network / Configuration / Modify page, change the Allworx Services (ports)
exposed through DMZ so that only SMTP, DNS, and SNTP are checked. SMTP is required to receive
email from the Internet for local users. DNS is required so the email server can resolve outbound mail
addresses. SNTP is required to get accurate time from an Internet time server (configured on the
Maintenance / Time page).
5.7 Example 2: Secure Firewall with 3rd-Party Email Server
Requirements
The requirements are identical to Example 1 except that instead of using the Allworx server as the email
server, another host (at 192.168.101.12) on the LAN will be used as the email server.
Configuration:
The configuration is identical to the previous example except for the following changes:
1. Uncheck the SMTP service from the list of exposed Allworx services.
2. In the Firewall section of the Network / Configuration / Modify page, add an entry to LAN Addresses
exposed through firewall where:
• WAN Port # is 25.
• Protocol is TCP.
• IP Address is set to the LAN email server, 192.168.101.12
• Local Port # is 25.
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6 Internal Dial Plan and Extension Length
The server admin interface permits administrators to change the number of digits (i.e. length) and numeric
ranges of internal extensions.
The extension length setting configures extensions to be either three (3) digits or four (4) digits long. This
capability influences other server features and has some limitations that are discussed below.
The Internal Dial Plan specifies the first digit for user extensions and other PBX functions such as forwarding
calls and accessing outside lines. The dial plan can be configured to meet the needs of the customer by:
- Matching extensions to DID numbers
- Keeping extensions the same as they were prior to the introduction of the Allworx system
- Changing the PBX outside line access to a digit other than “9” to avoid accidental 911 calls
Both extension length and the internal dial plan affect many of the system’s features. For this reason, it is
recommended that these decisions be made and the options be configured early in the installation process.
6.1 3-Digit vs. 4-Digit Extensions
6.1.1 Setting Extension Length
New Allworx servers are factory-configured for 3-digit extensions. If 3-digit extensions are to be used, no
configuration change is required. If 4-digit extensions are to be used, it is recommended that the extension
length be changed to four digits before any Users, Handsets, or Extensions are defined. Change the
extension length using the following procedure:
1. Log into the server admin interface
2. Go to Phone System / Dial Plan
3. Under Internal Dialing Rules, choose the Modify link for User and System Extensions are 3 digits in
length
4. Change the User and System Extensions to 4 digits in length
5. Click the Update link
6. If any handsets have already been configured, reboot them
6.1.2 Extension Length Changes on Existing Systems
When an existing server with 3-digit extensions is switched to 4-digit extensions, the user and system
extensions will automatically change to four digits. The server will add a one (1) to the start of each
extension. For example, if a user had the extension x104, the extension will automatically be changed to
x1104. A system extension of x231 will be adjusted to x1231.
Switching back from 4-digit extensions to 3-digit extensions is not recommended. If the switch is made, all
extensions will be shortened to three digits by removing the first digit (e.g. an extension of x1205 will become
x205). However, this can lead to conflicts (e.g. x1100 and x2100 would shorten to the same 3-digit
extension). For this reason, switching from 4-digit extensions to 3-digit extensions will be prevented if there
are any extensions outside the range of x1100-x1299. For sites using a non-default internal dial plan, all
extensions must be in the range of x100 – x299. For example, if the site’s extensions are 4xxx – 5xxx, all
extensions must be in the range of 4100-4299, in order to switch to 3-digit extensions. If there are extensions
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outside of this range but a switch from 4-digit extensions to 3-digit extensions is desired, all extensions that
are outside the range must be changed or deleted.
The following phone functions are affected when the extension length setting is changed. The format of the
number to dial is the same but the number of digits changes, depending on whether extensions are set to
three digits or four digits.
Function
Format†
3-digit Example†
4-digit Example†
Leave a voicemail
3 + extension
3199
31199
Check voicemail
6 + extension
6199
61199
Call forwarding
45 + extension
45199
451199
Answer alternate extension
7 + extension
7199
71199
Remote site access
60-nn + extension
6000199
60001199
In addition to the changes in user and system extensions, the following server configurations are
automatically modified when the extensions are changed from three digits to four digits:
• Extension call routes including Internal Caller-ID checking and remote site dialed numbers
• Incoming outside line call routes
• DID mappings
• System Speed Dials (the Speed Dial extension doesn’t change but the extension that is dialed as a
result changes)
• Speed Dial PFK (differs from Personal Speed Dial PFK)
• Default Extensions, extensions accessed by Shortcuts, and “Dial By Directory” listings of Auto
Attendants
• Call Detail Records (prior records are unaffected by the change)
• Off hook digits dialed for handsets
Functions Not Changed
The following are not affected: †
•
•
•
•
•
•
Personal Speed Dials (these are stored on the phones so they must be modified by the users)
System Speed Dial extensions (350-399, 34000-34999)
Call Park extension and Parking Orbits (700-709)
Auto-Attendant extensions (400, 431-439)
Door Relay (403)
Message Center (404)
†
Extensions may vary per system. If you are using a non-default Internal Dial Plan, consult the Phone Features tab of the
My Allworx Manager page to determine what extensions are being used for the corresponding feature.
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•
•
Conference Center (408)
Paging extensions (460-469)
Queue extensions (4400-4409, 4410-4419)
6.2 Modifying Internal Dial Plan
The Phone System / Dial Plan page includes a table of the Internal Dial Plan. The dial plan can be changed
by clicking the Modify link.
The selections are made by choosing the leading digit for groups of dialing patterns from a pull-down list.
Selecting a digit for one pattern affects the digits that are available for use with other patterns. As selections
are made, the lists are automatically adjusted to include only valid remaining digits. For this reason, it is
recommended that selections be made starting at the top of the page.
Important Notes
There are a few rules about what can be changed:
1. The Allworx user guides frequently refer to dialing patterns based on the factory default Internal Dial
Plan. When changes are made to the dial plan, the server’s Phone Functions Reference Card is
automatically updated with the new digits. We recommend printing and distributing this sheet to all end
users. The page can be viewed by clicking the “view the Phone Functions Reference Card” link on the
Dial Plan page.
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2. Extensions must be a consecutive range of 200 numbers (or 2000, when using 4-digit extensions). The
available ranges are: 100-299; 200-399; 300-499; 400-599; 500-699; 600-799; 700-899, 800-999.
3. The asterisk (“*”) can be used as a leading digit for the PBX Functions group (e.g. Call Forwarding). It
is not available as a choice for other functions.
4. When installing multiple sites with multiple Allworx servers, each server should be configured with the
same internal dial plan. If the dial plans differ, routing of calls between the sites will not be reliable.
5. Changing the Operator to a digit other than “0” will not automatically change the Operator digit shortcut
in the Auto Attendants. If the Operator digit is changed, the Auto Attendants shortcuts should be
adjusted accordingly.
6.3 Multi-site Calling
For reliable calling between remote sites, it is recommended that:
• All Allworx servers have the same software release installed.
• All Allworx servers have the same extension length.
• All Allworx servers have the same internal dial plan.
• Extensions are unique to a single server within the multi-site configuration (i.e. no overlapping
extensions across sites).
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7 Adding Users
7.1 User Templates
User Templates contain a set of common configuration settings and can be applied when creating or
modifying users. Not all user settings are included in the templates. Some settings must be configured for
each user from their user modify page.
Available User Templates are displayed in a table in the Business / Users page, with options to View
(modify), Copy, and Delete groups. The system includes a default “System User” template. This template
contains the factory default user settings. When Allworx servers are upgraded to Release 7.0 or higher the
System User template is assigned as the base template for all users. None of the settings for existing users
are changed in this process. When new users are added, the System Administrator may apply the System
User template or a custom template can be created for a desired combination of settings.
7.1.1 Adding and Modifying User Templates
To add a new User Template, start by creating a copy of an existing group, such as the System User
template. Click on the template’s Copy link. This will create a new template with the same user options as the
original.
The copy can be customized by clicking View to display the template, then clicking the Modify link. The
template can be renamed and configured with a combination of settings that is appropriate for all or a subset
of the site’s employees. Then as the users are added, the template can be applied thus automatically
configuring the user with the template’s options. Prior to adding users on a new system, it is a good idea to
determine what feature options are desired for which users (e.g. Off-site Access to Outside Lines or the
ability to create conferences).
When modifying templates that have already been applied to users, changes are NOT automatically applied
to the users of that template. In order to update the user settings, the template must be re-applied to each
user with which it is associated.
When viewing a template, all users to whom the template has been applied will be listed at the bottom of the
page.
7.1.2 Adding New Users
When adding a new user, the feature configuration settings are not displayed until a template is chosen.
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Once a template is selected, the screen is populated with the template settings as well as other settings that
are not part of the template. Any settings that are changed are automatically flagged with an exclamation
point (!) to indicate that the template has been overridden.
The users table on the Users page displays the template that was last applied to each user. If any template
settings for a given user have been overridden, the User Template name will be marked with an exclamation
point (!). Clicking on the template name opens the template’s View page.
7.1.3 Modifying Users
Settings for a given user can be modified by clicking the user’s Modify link and making changes to the
settings. However, if a new template has been created or if the user’s existing template has been modified,
the template must be applied (or re-applied) from within the user’s Modify page.
There are two options for applying a template, Set and Merge. First, the template to be applied must be
selected from the User Template Options pull-down list. Click the Set link to apply all of the template’s
settings to the user. However, for users that have some template overrides, it may be desirable to maintain
the overridden settings. In this case, use the Merge link. Merge will not change any settings that were
overrides from the last template that was applied.
Whether Set or Merge is used, additional changes to settings can be made before clicking the Update button.
7.1.4 Deleting User Templates
User Templates can be deleted by clicking on their Delete links. However, templates that were last applied to
any users cannot be deleted so their Delete links will not be displayed. Apply a different template to all
associated users before attempting to delete it.
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7.1.4.1 User Template Settings
The following user settings can be configured within the User Templates:
System Features
- Enable Voicemail
- Maximum Number of Voicemails
- User has permission for Off-Site Access to outside lines
- User has permission to modify extension’s call routes
- User has permission to send voicemail to all users (by dialing 9 from voicemail Send menu)
- User has permission to create conferences
- User has permission to reset Call Queue statistics
- Call Assistant Active Calls [Brief Display / Full Display / Not Displayed]
- Maximum size Universal Inbox
- Default Language
- Operator Extension (used when caller dials 0 when leaving voicemail)
Follow Me Calling
- Password required to accept calls
- Require caller to record name
Auto Attendant Selection
User is included in Dial-By-Name and Dial-By-Directory menus.
- Auto Attendant 1
- Auto Attendant 2
- Auto Attendant 3
- Auto Attendant 4
- Auto Attendant 5
- Auto Attendant 6
- Auto Attendant 7
- Auto Attendant 8
- Auto Attendant 9
POP3 Mail Transfers
- Email and Voicemail messages
- Email message only
- No messages
VPN Settings
- Allow VPN Settings
External POP3 Accounts
- Poll Period
7.1.4.2 User settings that are NOT included in User Templates
Follow Me Calling
- Primary Phone (used for quick transfer from cell phone)
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Voicemail Notification and Escalation
- Notification and Escalation Disabled
- Notification Mode
- Escalation Mode
VPN Settings
- VPN Password
External POP3 Accounts
- Mail Server / Username on Mail Server / Password
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8 Adding Handsets
8.1 SIP Phones
8.1.1 Plug-and-Play
Allworx phones can be added to the system using plug-and-play installation. Once the network connection to
the server is set up, the phones will register with the server the next time they reboot or power up. VoIP
phones from other manufacturers can be manually added. See Section 8.1.3.2, Generic Phones.
Depending on the DHCP configuration on the site’s LAN, some network configuration of the phone may be
required:
1. If the phone is getting its IP address from the Allworx server’s DHCP server, the phone needs no
manual configuration.
2. If the phone is getting its IP address from a non-Allworx server’s DHCP server and the DHCP server
sends the phone the Allworx server’s IP address as the TFTP boot server (option #66), the phone needs
no manual configuration.
3. If the phone is getting its IP address from a non-Allworx server’s DHCP server and the DHCP server
doesn’t send option #66 to the phone, then the Allworx server’s IP address needs to be manually set on
the phone as its boot server. See the Allworx Phone Guide for more information.
4. If the DHCP server is sending the wrong (or no) option #66 IP address:
• For Allworx IP phones, the manual setting on the phone will override the value sent by the DHCP
server.
• For Cisco phones, the alternate TFTP server should be set on the phone to override the value sent
by the DHCP server.
5. If there is no DHCP server, then the phone needs to be manually configured with a static IP address, a
netmask, a gateway and an Allworx server’s IP address as its boot server.
TIP: If you are having difficulty configuring a phone, restore it to factory defaults and reapply the desired
settings.
When an Allworx IP phone is booted on the network, if a new version of phone software is available, the
phone will ask if you would like to load the upgrade.
When a plug-and-play phone is registered with the server, it will appear on the Phone System / Handsets
page in the SIP Handsets section. It will show the correct model and the MAC address will be displayed in
the Identification column.
8.1.2 Plug-and-Play Security
Allworx handset plug and play installation provides a convenient method for adding phones to the Allworx
server. However, this feature permits unauthorized users to add phones to the server without the knowledge
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of the System Administrator. Allworx System Software Release 7.0 and higher provides security by permitting
the System Administrator to disable plug and play installation of handsets.
The following options are available on the Servers / VoIP page:
Disable Handset Creates via LAN Plug and Play
This option prevents handsets on the Allworx server LAN from installing by plug and play. By default, this
option is unchecked, meaning plug and play is enabled. When checked, phones must be manually added on
the Phone System / Handsets page.
Disable Handset Creates via WAN (Remote Phone) Plug and Play
This option prevents handsets on the Allworx server WAN (i.e. remote handsets) from installing by plug and
play. Installation is prevented, even if the remote handset is programmed with the server’s plug and play
secret key. By default, this option is unchecked, meaning plug and play is enabled. When checked, phones
must be manually added on the Phone System / Handsets page.
Note: Any handsets that have been added to the system will plug-and-play, regardless of these settings.
8.1.3 Manual Add
The Allworx server supports the manual adding of SIP phones to the system. This may be done when the SIP
phone to be added is not a plug-and-play phone or you want to configure the phone before plugging it into
the network (For example, to pre-configure the server before an installation at the customer site).
To manually add a SIP phone, click on the add new SIP Handset link in the SIP Handsets section of the
Phone System / Handsets page.
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Select the phone model and fill in the required fields.
8.1.3.1 Allworx Phones
For Allworx phones, follow these steps:
1. Change the Model to the appropriate selection for the phone that is to be configured.
2. Enter a Login ID and Password for the phone to use to authenticate with the server.
Note: The Login ID must be unique; cannot use the same Login ID on multiple phones.
3. Enter the correct MAC Address for the phone.
Note: If this is not correct, then when the phone is booted on the network, the server will have a
duplicate entry for this phone because it will plug-and-play register itself with the system using
the correct MAC address.
4. Enter the other parameters, as necessary.
5. Click the Add button to add the new handset to server.
8.1.3.2 Generic Phones
If the phone is not an Allworx IP phone, follow these steps:
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1. Change the Model to Generic SIP.
2. Enter a Login ID and Password for the phone to use to authenticate with the server.
Note: The Login ID must be unique; cannot use the same Login ID on multiple phones.
3. Click the Add button to add the new handset to server.
4. Configure the phone (following its particular configuration instructions) with the User ID (shown on the
updated Phone System / Handsets page), Login ID, and Password.
When the phone is registered with the server, its entry on the Handsets page will indicate that by showing an
expiration date and time.
8.2 Analog Phones
Plug the phone into one of the server’s FXS phone ports reserved for Inside Phone Extensions. Lift the phone
receiver so that the phone is off hook. Refresh the browser window. Your phone will now appear in the
Analog Handsets section of the page. Hang up the phone receiver.
Analog phones that are plugged into Port Expander FXS ports do not automatically appear on the Handsets
page. They must be added, manually.
8.3 Testing Phones
Below are some suggested steps for verifying that a phone is set up correctly:
1. Dial 400 † for Auto Attendant.
2. Enter ‘#7’. The Auto Attendant will play back information about the phone configuration.
3. Hang up. The phone will ring back.
If any of these steps fail, check:
• Physical wiring between phone and server.
• Network settings.
• Phone and server configuration.
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9 Allworx Port Expanders
The Allworx Px 6/2 Expander provides expansion of the system’s analog capability by adding six (6) FXO and
two (2) FXS ports to any Allworx server. The Px 6/2 Expander features plug-and-play installation for locallyconnected units. Remote installation is possible using an approach similar to installing remote Allworx
phones. For detailed installation instructions, see the Allworx Px 6/2 Expander Installation Guide.
Settings that apply to the port expander, overall are available on the Port Expanders page. Use the following
information to configure these settings on installed Allworx Px 6/2 Expanders:
9.1 Introduction
To configure Allworx port expanders, go to the Port Expanders section of the Network page.
This shows a list of all Allworx port expanders known to the Allworx server. A number of functions are
available by clicking port expander-specific links.
Port Expander Functions:
• Description/View Configuration – Clicking on the port expander’s Description opens its configuration
page. This allows you to view and modify the configuration.
•
Delete – Delete the port expander. All related configurations and port definitions are removed from the
system.
•
Replace – This allows the port expander to be replaced by another while automatically transferring all
the configuration parameters and settings to the new unit. This is typically used when replacing a
defective port expander with a new one.
•
Handsets – Clicking this link jumps to the Handsets page where port expander FXS ports can be
configured.
•
Outside Lines – Clicking this link jumps to the Outside Lines page where port expander FXO ports can
be configured.
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IP Address/Open port expander – Clicking on the IP address will open the port expander’s web admin
page in a separate browser window or tab. Use this link to view the port expander’s event log or
view/modify its on-board settings.
•
Reboot – Clicking this button will reboot the Port expander. Port expanders must be rebooted after
configuration changes are made to the expander or any of its ports. When the button is clicked, the
reboot will start as soon as all of the port expander’s ports are idle.
9.2 Port Expander Options
Clicking on the port expander’s Description opens its View Configuration page. This page is used to show
and modify the options for that port expander. To change the configuration, click the Modify link. Other
options are identical to those on the Port Expanders page.
The following configuration items are listed:
MAC Address – This is the hardware identifier for the port expander. It cannot be changed.
IP Address – This is the network address for the port expander. Clicking on it will open the port expander’s
web admin page in another browser window or tab. The IP address cannot be changed.
Description – This is the name given to the port expander. During plug-and-play installation, the Description
is set to the port expander’s MAC address. Changing it to something more meaningful to the site or
configuration is recommended.
Codec Preference Order – Sets the preferred codec order for the port expander. The codec is the method of
encoding/decoding the audio sent and received. The two possible codec’s are G.711 and G.729A. G.711
preserves voice quality but takes more bandwidth. G.729A takes less bandwidth but reduces voice quality.
Note: This setting defines the order of codec selection. Not all codec’s are supported for all call types (for
example, accessing the server Auto Attendant requires G.711). The port expander will attempt to use
the first choice but will use whichever codec is required to support calls.
RTP Media Range (Port to Port) – This parameter specifies the range of UDP ports used for Real Time
Packet communications. Using a maximum range of values makes the port expander the most secured from
snooping and denial of service activities. However, when remote port expanders are placed behind 3rd-party
firewalls, under certain conditions the UDP port range may need to be restricted so that mapping rules can be
created for each port expander behind the firewall. See Chapter 17, Remote Allworx Phones <TBD> for more
information.
SIP NAT Keep-alive Interval – Some NAT firewalls will automatically time out and close connections to
devices it protects. If a remote port expander is behind such a firewall, then this setting prevents the timeout.
Messages called keep-alive packets are sent from the port expander to the Allworx server at the frequency
specified. The value should be set to an interval that is shorter than the firewall timeout.
SIP Port – This is the UDP port number used for the SIP protocol by the port expander. The default value of
5060 should be used unless the port expander is behind a 3rd-party firewall and the network requires a
different value.
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Time Zone – Specifies the time zone that the handset uses to compute its local time. Select Use Current
Server Setting if the port expander is in the same time zone as the server. For a remote port expander, you
may want to use the time zone of its actual location.
Daylight Savings Time - Specifies if the port expander will use Daylight Savings Time (DST) to compute its
local time. Select Use Current Server Setting if the port expander is in the same time zone as the server. For
a remote port expander, you may want to use the DST setting of its actual location.
Jitter Buffer Size – Jitter is a variation in network audio packet latency experienced by the port expander,
resulting in a reduction in audio quality. The port expander uses a jitter buffer to maximize the audio quality
when jitter occurs. This configuration parameter can be used to alter the size of the jitter buffer.
9.3 Configuring FXO and FXS Ports
Once a port expander is installed, its FXS and FXO ports can be configured on the Handsets and Outside
Lines pages, just like the server’s own ports. On the Dial Plan page, port expander FXO ports are
automatically added to the default service groups. New custom service groups can be created or existing
ones modified to include the port expander’s FXO ports.
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10 SIP Proxies and SIP Gateways
Note: This is an optional feature that requires the Internet Call Access feature key.
10.1 Introduction
The Allworx servers support connectivity to external SIP-compliant devices such as Internet Telephony
Service Provider (ITSP) servers and SIP gateways. The Allworx products interface with four different types of
SIP devices based on how they interact with the Allworx system:
SIP Proxy – A SIP Proxy refers to a SIP Trunk, an external SIP service for routing calls. The SIP Proxy is
accessed through the Internet or through the wide area network (WAN). To connect to a SIP proxy (or ITSP),
it must be configured on the Allworx server. Application notes for configuring Allworx servers with approved
ITSPs are available on www.allworx.com
SIP Gateway – A SIP Gateway is a SIP-compatible device that extends the connectivity of the Allworx PBX.
Examples are FXO, FXS or T1 expander gateways. Typically, SIP Gateways typically connect to the Allworx
server via an Ethernet interface directly to the Allworx server LAN.
SIP Handsets – A SIP handset is a SIP-compatible phone that registers with the Allworx server. See Section
Error! Reference source not found., Error! Reference source not found. for information about connecting
Allworx or 3rd-party SIP handsets.
Remote Allworx – A Remote Allworx is an Allworx server at another site that is configured to behave as if it is
part of the local system. The remote system need not be the same server model as the local Allworx system
but it must be running the same software version and must be using the same number of digits for its
extensions.
SIP Gateways and SIP Proxies are different but are configured in a very similar manner. Both types of
devices are added to the system through the Phone System / Outside Lines page.
10.2 Configuration
SIP Proxies and SIP Gateways have configuration settings that are specific to the ITSP or device being used.
To configure a new SIP Proxy, click the add new SIP Proxy link. It will open a page with parameters that need
to be configured specifically for the ITSP service being used. Use the add new SIP Gateway link to define a
new gateway. Once a SIP Proxy or SIP Gateway is defined on the Outside Lines page, it is necessary to
enter the configuration screen again to configure Advanced Settings. Click the Modify link to make
adjustments to the Advanced Settings.
10.2.1 Details about SIP Proxies
10.2.1.1 Account Settings
Description – This field is used to assign a name to the SIP Proxy. It can be the ITSP name or any name that
is useful to the System Administrator.
User ID – The ITSP typically assigns this value. This ID is often the phone number for the account.
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SIP Server – This is the DNS name or IP address of the proxy server you are connecting to. This is obtained
from the ITSP. A port number is usually 5060 but it should be verified with the ITSP.
Outbound Proxy – This is the DNS name or IP address of the outbound redirect server if it is different from
the SIP Server. In many cases this is not required.
SIP Registration Required – If your SIP proxy server requires a SIP registration, check the box indicating this
and fill in the Login ID and Password assigned by the ITSP. If the ITSP uses a registrar server that is different
than the SIP proxy server, enter the DNS name or IP address of this server in the Registrar name field.
Caller ID Name – The Caller ID name that will be used for outbound calls. Some ITSPs may ignore this or
refuse calls if set.
Caller ID Number – The Caller ID Number that will be used for outbound calls. Some ITSPs may ignore this
or refuse calls if set.
Maximum Active Calls – The Allworx server will use this number to limit the total number of the incoming and
outgoing active calls with this SIP Proxy. This is useful for controlling the network bandwidth used, since it is
assumed by Allworx that the SIP proxy is not a LAN local service.
Number of Line Appearances – This field defines the number of Line Appearances you would like defined for
this Proxy so that Allworx will create a virtual set of phone lines that mimic real physical analog phone lines
on this service. This is a feature unique to Allworx and allows ITSP services to be used in a conventional key
system manner. Typically, this number matches the maximum number of active calls limit set above, but it
can be less.
Note: Set a value of zero if Line Appearance functionality is not required.
Send Digits as Dialed – Specifies that outbound numbers should always be sent exactly as dialed on the
handset placing the call. In most cases, you want the number converted into NANPA dialing form, so this box
is not typically checked. However, in some cases, the service provider or proxy may be doing the conversion
automatically so you may want to defeat the Allworx server’s conversion mechanism.
Digits Sent – This is the number of dialed DTMF digits to be sent to the ITSP when making a call. If the
number specified here is fewer than the number of digits dialed by the user, only the trailing digits are sent.
The default value (all digits) is typical.
Primary Language (Requires Multiple Language Pack Feature Key) – This is the choice of languages that will
be used for Allworx audio messages and greetings that are played for inbound calls through the SIP Proxy.
Proxy is an Enterprise Server – This is an advanced feature that allows interfacing to external SIP proxy
services that actually have dial plan knowledge of your local site, but in most cases this feature is not used.
See 10.3, Enterprise Dialing Feature, below for more information.
Default Auto Attendant – Select the auto-attendant that should be used when inbound calls from this Proxy
are routed to an Auto Attendant.
Call Routing – This selection determines how calls received from this proxy are routed inbound to the Allworx
server. This is identical to the manner how all outside lines are configured including analog phone lines and
digital lines.
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10.2.1.2 Advanced Settings
These settings are specific to the ITSP. For instructions on configuring them for Allworx partner ITSPs,
download the ITSP Application Notes from www.allworx.com.
DTMF Payload – DTMF payload is specific to the ITSP. Values are typically 96 (default) or 101.
Pad DTMF RTP Packets – DTMF RTP packets are typically smaller than 64 bytes. Some switches and
routers will discard any UDP packets shorter than 64 bytes. When this box is checked the Allworx will pad the
DTMF packet by expanding the RTP header to make the packet at least 64 bytes long. Typically this
checkbox is not checked.
Enable Early Media – Some service providers send audio before an outbound call has been answered (using
183 Session Progress in SIP). This can be used to relay announcements (e.g. "Your call can not be
completed as dialed”) or remote ring back tones. When this checkbox is checked, the Allworx will present the
audio to the caller when received. When this checkbox is not checked, the Allworx will ignore the early audio
and generate a ring back tone internally. Typically this checkbox is checked.
Supports Symmetric Response Routing – Some service providers assist the remote end in NAT traversal by
supporting RFC 3581 Symmetric Response Routing. When this checkbox is checked, a remote handset
behind a NAT firewall will assume the service provider can correctly detect the audio port to send traffic to.
When this checkbox is not checked, the handset needs to be port-forwarded through the NAT firewall, or
must use the Allworx for proxying of audio traffic (see Servers / VoIP Server). Typically this checkbox is not
checked.
Use SIP Diversion for deflected calls - Some service providers support the SIP "Diversion" header (draft-levydiversion-08.txt) to identify the proxy account when transferring or deflecting calls that include Calling Party
information.
Supports SIP REFER – This selects the method of transferring calls between multiple remote end-points
through the service provider. When this checkbox is checked, SIP REFER is sent to the service provider to
allow them to connect the two end-points within their network without intervention by the Allworx. When this
checkbox is not checked, the Allworx will act as a proxy between the two remote ends of the calls. Typically
this checkbox is checked.
Supports SIP Redirect – This selects the method of redirecting inbound calls that are forwarded back to the
service provider without being answered (e.g. all calls are forwarded to a cell phone). If this checkbox is
checked, a SIP 300 redirect message is sent. If this checkbox is not checked, the Allworx will negotiate the
call setup for the service provider. Typically this checkbox is not checked.
Use E.164 format for phone numbers - Enabling this feature causes rewriting of phone numbers into the
international E.164 format (e.g. 800-555-1212 becomes +18005551212). Typically this is unchecked unless
required by the ITSP.
Offer ‘100rel’ support - Used to indicate the Allworx supports 'reliability of provisional responses (RFC 3262)'.
Typically this checkbox is enabled.
Obtain DID/DNIS number from [source] – For inbound calls, this describes where the server should get DID
and DNIS information from. Typically this is set to [SIP To: header field].
Use [source] in Request URI of outbound calls – This defines the username parameter of the SIP Request
Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) for outbound calls to the service provider. Most service providers expect to
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have the requested number or ID [dialed number] in this field, but some require the registered account
information [address of record]. Typically this is set to [dialed number].
10.2.2 Details about SIP Gateways
Many parameters associated with SIP Gateways are the same as their counterpart under SIP proxies. In
particular, all the Advanced Settings are identical. See Section 10.2.1, Details about SIP Proxies, for more
information about the common fields. Parameter information specific to SIP Gateways is detailed here.
Gateway uses SIP Registration – If the gateway supports registration, choose this option. Assign an arbitrary
Login ID and Password for the gateway to use to register with Allworx. This is the desired configuration to
use especially if the gateway uses DHCP to obtain its IP address so that the Allworx always knows how to
contact the gateway for outbound calls.
Gateway uses Static IP Address – This parameter selection is used when the gateway does not support
registration or when you do not wish to authenticate the gateway. Contacting the gateway through this
mechanism requires the gateway to have a static IP address. DNS names are not allowed for security
reasons.
Prefix String – This parameter defines DTMF digits to be prepended to the dialed number string when placing
outbound calls through the gateway (e.g. ‘9’ for dialing through another SIP PBX).
10.3 Enterprise Dialing Feature
Allworx supports multi-site configurations using remote phones and remote servers. Remote phones are
adequate for individual remote users that need access to the phone services of the office. Remote servers
provide independent phone services per site, but with point-to-point dialing between users at the sites via the
Internet. The Remote Servers functionality is referred to as Site-to-Site Calling. See Section 11, Remote
Allworx Server Multi-Site Calling, for more information.
The Remote Servers functionality is fully integrated and easy to configure. However, the remote servers need
to be configured in a full mesh fashion so that each site knows about all other sites. While this works well for
small installations, more than ten sites can become more difficult to administer.
The Enterprise Dialing feature in Allworx is designed to address this by allowing a third party SIP server to be
the central hub for all calls between sites. This provides a centralized phone book and administrative service
for the entire VoIP network.
Note: The required centralized server functionality referred to in this section is not an application currently
available from Allworx. The Allworx servers themselves are designed to be able to integrate with such
an enterprise level infrastructure, but not to host the Enterprise Server functionality itself. Such SIP
Proxy Enterprise Servers are available from other providers.
10.3.1 Allworx Enterprise Client
Each Allworx server can be configured as an enterprise client and direct inter-office calls to the central hub. A
SIP Proxy is created for the central hub with the call routing set to Proxy is an enterprise server. The
Enterprise Dialing rule (Phone System / Dial Plan web page) is set to a service group that contains just the
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SIP Proxy entry for the central hub server. The number of digits to collect/send is set to cover the entire
enterprise.
The Allworx dial plan uses an ‘8’ prefix † to indicate that the dialed number is to be forwarded to the Enterprise
Server. For example, dialing 81234 will send a SIP INVITE with a URI of <sip:1234@centralHubServer> to
the Enterprise Server.
10.3.2 Central Hub / Enterprise Server
The central hub is a SIP proxy server that accepts incoming INVITEs from the Allworx servers, determines
the final destination for the request, and forwards the request to the destination Allworx. It maintains an active
list of Enterprise extensions and their mappings to extensions at each site. For example, an enterprise with 4digit dialing might have the following information in its databases.
Site Account Name
Account Password
Current address
Site Description
allworx1
******
66.64.219.38:5060
New York City office
allworx2
*********
64.129.42.33:5060
Atlanta office
allworx3
*****
129.116.21.193:5060
San Diego office
The current address is the IP Address and SIP Protocol port of the Allworx server. This can be static or
updated through periodic SIP Registration. The Enterprise extensions could be configured as follows (using
3-digit extensions):
Enterprise Extension†
User
User Extension†
Site
1234
John Doe
108
allworx1
1452
Larry Tate
111
allworx1
4689
Fred Jones
108
allworx2
5999
Jane Smith
177
allworx3
For example, John Doe in New York City dials 84689† to reach Fred Jones. The SIP INVITE is sent to the
central hub with a URI of <sip:4689@centralHubAddress>. The Central Hub validates the sender’s
credentials and looks up 4689 in its databases. It composes an INVITE with a URI of
<sip:108@64.129.42.33:5060> and sends it to allworx2. Fred Jones answers the phone and the call is
established.
Shortly after, John Doe dials 81452† to reach Larry Tate. The SIP INVITE is sent to the central hub with a
URI of <sip:1452@centralHubAddress>. The Central Hub validates the sender’s credentials and looks up
1452 in its databases. The recipient is on the same server as the sender (allworx1), so the hub responds with
†
Extensions may vary per system. If you are using a non-default Internal Dial Plan, consult the Phone Features tab of the
My Allworx Manager page to determine what extensions are being used for the corresponding feature.
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a 300 Redirect with a Contact header URI of <sip:111@66.64.219.38:5060>. The Allworx server (allworx1)
then initiates a call to extension 111. Larry Tate answers the phone and the call is established.
10.3.3 How to Set Up Enterprise Dialing
1. Go to the Phone System / Outside Lines page.
2. Either Add New SIP Proxy or, if it exists, Modify SIP Proxy that is the target for the Central Hub.
3. Check Proxy is an Enterprise Server under Call Route to indicate the SIP Server is an Enterprise central
server.
4. Click Update button to save settings.
Note: The steps for configuring and maintaining the SIP centralized server are well beyond the scope of this
document. If you wish to deploy such an arrangement across sites, it will require detailed knowledge
about use and administration of SIP proxy servers. Contact Allworx customer support for an
application note with additional helpful administration.
10.4 Limitations with SIP Outside Lines
The following calling features are not available when SIP trunks or SIP Gateways are used:
•
Consultation and call transfer (using *# or *7) by recipients of Follow-Me-Anywhere call routes.
•
Disconnection (hang up) of calls (using *#) when accessing outside lines through the Message Center.
However, these features ARE available when one of the parties in the call is using an Allworx phone or port
expander.
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11 Remote Allworx Server Multi-Site Calling
Note:
This is an optional feature that requires the Internet Call Access Feature Key. It is the same key that
enables SIP Proxy and SIP Gateway functionality described in the previous chapter.
11.1 Introduction
The Allworx server products support VoIP calling between servers connected in a peer-to-peer manner. This
is often done by businesses that have offices in separate locations. For example, a small business with three
office locations may have a dedicated Allworx server at each location configured to be able to place VoIP
calls to each of the other sites without using conventional circuit-switched voice trunks. In addition to sites
that have their own Allworx servers, other sites that do not have Allworx servers can be serviced. This is done
by associating their phones with an Allworx server at one of the other sites. This is often done for sites with
only a few phones. See Section 17, Remote Allworx Phones, for more details on configuring remote IP
phones at sites that do not have Allworx servers.
11.2 Configuring Multiple Sites
The following sections describe the required steps for configuring Allworx servers at multiple sites:
11.2.1 Quality of Service between Sites
To take advantage of multi-site calling it is important to take into consideration the quality of the network data
connection that spans between each set of sites that will be calling each other. The quality of the data
connection will have a direct impact on the observed voice quality between the sites. While the raw
bandwidth requirements for each call are not large, limiting the number of calls to within the bandwidth
available is important. In addition, having a good understanding of the typical packet latency and loss rates is
key to preserving the voice quality on a day-to-day basis.
It is recommended that you use a managed data service from a quality service provider that will deliver a
guaranteed level of service according to an agreed upon Service Level Agreement (SLA). Barring that,
ordinary Internet access service delivered to each site will provide acceptable voice quality a majority of the
time. However, performance can vary widely depending on many different factors that are beyond the scope
of this document. If you are unfamiliar with such considerations, read the Allworx VoIP Tutorial white paper
available on http://www.allworx.com/support/downloads.asp as a starting point for your investigation into this
topic.
It is important to limit the maximum number of allowed calls that will simultaneously exist between the local
site and all other sites. This limit is set on the Servers / VoIP Server web page under the parameter Maximum
Active Remote Calls. The default value is eight, but you should select a value based on the total amount of
bandwidth you are willing to dedicate to voice calls. See the Allworx VoIP White Paper available at
http://www.allworx.com/support/downloads.asp for some tips about computing a reasonable value for this
parameter.
11.2.2 Aligning the Remote Site Configurations
In order for site-to-site calling to work properly, the following must be configured properly across the sites:
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•
•
Server Software Version
Internal Dial Plan and Extension Length
Extension Range
Server Software Version – The Allworx servers at sites must be running the same server software version.
When upgrading server software, upgrade all servers at the same time. When new servers are added to the
multi-site network, upgrade all servers to match the version of the server running the newest software.
Internal Dial Plan and Extension Length – All servers in a multi-site configuration must have the same Internal
Dial Plan (e.g. User extensions are 2xx/3xx † at all sites) and Extension Length (i.e. 3-digit or 4-digit).
Extension Range –Ensure that all extensions are unique across all sites that are participating in the multi-site
network. This can be done by assigning extension ranges to different sites. For example, in a three-site
installation using 3-digit extensions, site one could use 100-130, site two could use 131-160, and site three
could use 160-190. Use the same approach when assigning system extensions. If it is not possible to avoid
duplicate extensions, then the prefix must be used. Additional details on dialing between sites are provided in
Section 11.3, Inter-Site Dialing.
11.2.3 Setting up Remote Server Connections
In order to configure the connections between sites, you must set up pointers from each site to all others. Go
to Phone System / Outside Lines and under the Remote Allworx section, select Add New Remote Allworx.
Enter the following settings:
Description – A friendly administrative name for the remote site.
Login ID – The assigned login name used to register with the remote site. The Login ID must be the same for
all sites. For security purposes this should be kept secret.
Password – The assigned password used to register with the remote site. For security purposes this should
be kept secret and not easily guessed. The Password must be the same for all sites.
Remote IP Address – The public, static IP address of the remote site.
Remote Extension Prefix – This is a dialing prefix for calling users at the remote site. Use of this prefix is
described in Section 11.3, Inter-Site Dialing.
Once each remote site is defined, use the associated Modify link to adjust any settings, as needed.
11.3 Inter-Site Dialing
By default, an extension on a remote site can only be called by dialing the site’s Remote Extension Prefix
followed by the extension. To enable dialing using just the extension without the prefix, go to the Servers /
VoIP page and check the Allow Multi-site Extensions box. Whether or not this option is enabled, dialing the
prefix + extension still works.
†
Extensions may vary per system. If you are using a non-default Internal Dial Plan, consult the Phone Features tab of the
My Allworx Manager page to determine what extensions are being used for the corresponding feature.
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12 Configuring Allworx IP Phones
12.1 Introduction
To configure Allworx IP phones, go to the SIP Handsets section of the Phone System / Handsets page.
This shows a list of all Allworx IP phones known by the Allworx server. As you can see, a number of functions
are available by clicking handset specific links.
Phone Functions:
View Configuration – This allows you to view and modify the phone configuration. This is detailed in
another section of this document.
Add Call Appearance – This allows you to create another Call Appearance for this phone. Multiple Call
Appearances allow a single phone to handle calls for multiple extensions (or users).
Reboot Phone – Reboot the phone. The reboot will occur after a short delay on an idle phone. If the phone
is in-use, the reboot will wait until the phone is idle.
Replace Phone – This allows the phone to be replaced by another while automatically transferring all the
configuration parameters and settings to the new phone. This is typically used when replacing a
defective handset with a new one.
Modify – This allows for the modification of handset Call Appearance parameters.
Delete – Delete the phone (so the server no longer knows about it).
Ring – Ring the phone. This is useful to verify connectivity.
The phones must be rebooted before any configuration changes will take affect. This can be done remotely
using the Reboot Phone link described above or manually from the station.
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12.2 Why Multiple Call Appearances are Useful
Adding Call Appearances to a station can be very helpful. Why this is helpful is probably best explained
through an example. However, before getting into an example it is important to make a distinction between
having multiple Call Appearances on a phone station and having multiple Programmable Function Keys
(PFKs) on the same station assigned to the same Call Appearance. Adding Call Appearances to a station in
effect defines another logical address that can be mapped into a call route uniquely. However, adding
multiple instances of the same Call Appearance to a station allows the station to take multiple calls to the
same logical address.
Example: Administrative Assistant
The office administrative assistant, Susan Bell, wants to be able to optionally answer the phones of two
executives: Tom Brown and Joe Andrews. Here are the steps to accomplish this:
1. The assistant will already have one Call Appearance on her phone for her own calls. New Call
Appearances will be added for each executive. The first new Call Appearance description could be
changed from Susan Bell (L2) to Susan Bell (Tom). The second description could be changed similarly.
2. The call routes for the executives would be set to ring their own handset and the assistant’s handset in
parallel. However, by setting it to ring the Call Appearance on Susan’s phone that is designated for that
executive, she’ll know who the call is for and can answer accordingly (“Good morning, Tom Brown’s
office…”).
Note: That the procedures in this example could be applied to other scenarios like one person answering
calls to sales as well as support. By sending each of those calls to distinct Call Appearances, the
answering person can greet the caller appropriately.
12.3 View Configuration
The phone configuration parameters for each SIP handset can be viewed by clicking on its View
Configuration link. In addition to summary information, the following settings are displayed:
• Programmable Function Keys
• Call Assistant Appearances
• Template Options
• Handset Preferences Group
Each one of the above topics will be examined in the sections below.
12.4 Programmable Function Keys (PFKs)
For each PFK on the phone, there is a numbered row corresponding to the individual PFK. The PFK can be
configured by clicking the drop down arrow and choosing one of the available functions. The following are the
supported PFK types. Each type is described below.
• Busy Lamp Field (BLF)
• Call Appearance
• Call Monitor
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Day-Night Mode
Function
Centrex Flash
Headset
Info
Park
Personal Speed Dial
Redial
Line Appearance
Messages
Not Used
Parking Orbit
Queue Appearance
Speed Dial
Call Supervision
12.4.1 Busy Lamp Field (BLF) PFK
A Busy Lamp Field PFK is used to monitor and dial another phone. The other phone is specified when setting
up the BLF function. When the PFK is pressed, the behavior of this function is dependent upon the Station
Mode selection.
• When Station Mode is set to PBX Behavior, the extension of the owner of the designated phone is
dialed.
• When Station Mode is set to Key System Behavior, an intercom connection is made to the
designated phone.
Note: The Station Mode is a selected under the Phone Options page of each handset’s View Configuration
page.
12.4.2 Call Appearance PFK
The PFK can be mapped to one of the phone’s Call Appearances. This allows calls to be placed or received.
Additional notes:
• Recall that a phone can have multiple Call Appearances. This allows for each Call Appearance to be
distinctly used in call routing and for those calls to be managed independently and concurrently on the
same phone.
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Mapping more than one PFK to the same Call Appearance allows multiple calls to that Call Appearance
to be active at the same time. The Call Appearance won’t appear busy to the call route until all the
PFK’s defined for that Call Appearance are in use. This is akin to call waiting except the PFK’s are
used to alert and select a new call.
Configuration Example: Busy Receptionist
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Requirements
Susan works as a receptionist at a busy office. She gets many phone calls each hour. She wants to be able
to answer each call while minimizing the possibility of any caller getting a busy signal.
Phone Configuration
She has one Call Appearance defined on her phone. She sets up 8 of her phone’s PFK’s to map to her
phone’s Call Appearance. (She wants to use the remaining PFK’s for other functions).
Discussion
When the first phone call comes in, her phone will ring and the first of the Call Appearance PFK’s will blink
green. While talking with the first caller, a second call comes in. Her phone rings again and the second Call
Appearance PFK blinks green. She puts the first caller on hold by pressing the Hold button on her phone and
picks up the second caller by pressing the second Call Appearance PFK. She continues to put callers on hold
and answer new calls just as described. She terminates calls by switching to another Call Appearance PFK.
12.4.3 Call Monitor PFK
The PFK is mapped to one of the 10 Call Monitors in the system. A Call Monitor allows live call answering of
any outside line or call route that is mapped through the associated Call Monitor.
12.4.4 Day-Night Mode PFK
The PFK displays the status of Day and Night mode and can be configured to manually toggle between the
modes. The LED is off when in Day mode and solid red when in Night mode. See Section 23, Day-Night
Mode, for more detailed information.
12.4.5 Function PFK
The PFK can be set to perform one of a specified set of functions:
Centrex Flash – Allows external calls to be transferred to external numbers without tying up CO lines
connected to your Allworx server.
Headset – Turns the Headset (if one is plugged in) on and off. If a headset is plugged in and the handset is
off-hook, then this button toggles the audio between the headset and the handset.
Note: If a Headset PFK isn’t defined, the phone’s speaker button will be used to operate the headset.
Info – The button is used to get information regarding the other buttons on your phone.
Park – Allows a PFK to be programmed to perform the Park operation with a press of a button. When a
Park PFK is defined, the Hold button can no longer be used to perform the parking operation and can
only perform the dedicated hold function.
Personal Speed Dial – Dials a number that is programmed directly on the phone. The mapping of the
Personal Speed Dial Numbers defined in the handset to the PFK is as follows. The uppermost Personal
Speed Dial PFK is associated to the lowest Speed Dial entry number on the handset.
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Redial – Redials the last dialed number. Unless the Line Appearance(s) Use of Dial Plan phone option is
enabled, only Call Appearance-dialed calls can be redialed.
12.4.6 Line Appearance PFK
The PFK monitors the status of an outside line, answers incoming calls on that line, and also selects the line
for outbound calls. The line is specified when setting up this function for this PFK. For outside lines to be
available for selection, they must be enabled on the Phone System / Outside Lines / Modify page by checking
the Enable Line Appearance checkbox. Any number dialed on a Line Appearance bypasses dialing rules,
service groups, call history, and the handset’s Outside Line Connection parameters (Phone System /
Handsets / Modify Handset).
Unique Allworx Functionality
Allworx has enhanced key-system capabilities relative to SIP devices and Digital Lines. Any SIP proxy, SIP
gateway, or Digital Line (T1) bearer channel can be made available as Line Appearance selections when
they are enabled on their respective configuration pages. Through this manner, the Allworx system can
present a common key system use model to all external voice circuit facilities including VoIP trunks going to
an ITSP.
12.4.7 Messages PFK
The PFK automatically monitors the status of the designated user’s Message Center voicemail inbox and
when pressed, automatically accesses the inbox. The PFK LED turns red when there is a new message in
the monitored inbox. Specify the user whose inbox is to be monitored when setting up the PFK.
12.4.8 Not Used
No action. Select this choice to disable a previously-defined PFK.
12.4.9 Parking Orbit PFK
The PFK can be mapped to one of the nine Parking Orbits. When calls are parked they are sent into a
Parking Orbits 701 through 709 †. Calls waiting in a parking orbit will time-out after 10 minutes causing the
call to be redirected to the Auto Attendant. A PFK can be set up to answer a call in any one of the 9 Parking
Orbits.
12.4.10 Queue Appearance PFK
The PFK automatically monitors the status of a Call Queue and answers calls that are in the queue. See
Section 25, † Call Queues, for more information on configuring phones for this use.
†
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Extensions may vary per system. If you are using a non-default Internal Dial Plan, consult the Phone Features tab of the
My Allworx Manager page to determine what extensions are being used for the corresponding feature.
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12.4.11 Speed Dial PFK
The PFK automatically dials an extension. The extension is specified when setting up the Speed Dial function
for this PFK.
12.4.12 Call Supervision PFK
Call Supervision allows a supervisor to train agents by listening in on their calls. In addition, supervisors can
participate in calls by “barging in” and speaking to both parties.
Call Supervision is accomplished through a PFK that can be configured on the supervisor’s Allworx phone.
The PFK can be programmed to either Silent Monitor or Barge in. In addition, the agent’s phone must be
enabled for supervision. This is done by modifying the Call Supervision setting of the agent’s Handset
Preference Group.
To initiate supervision, the supervisor presses the Call Supervision PFK and enters the agent’s extension. If
the supervisor has a BLF PFK for the agent, the session can be initiated by pressing the BLF PFK instead of
dialing the agent’s extension. There will be no indication on the agent’s phone that supervision is in progress.
Barge in – Once the call is connected, anything the supervisor says will be heard by both participants in the
call. The supervisor can transition to silent monitoring by pressing the Mute button on their phone.
Silent Monitor – Sounds from the supervisor’s phone are not heard by either party in the call. The Mute
button on the supervisor’s handset is enabled and is lighted red. The supervisor can speak to the
participants of the monitored call at any time by pressing (disabling) the Mute button.
Important Notes
ƒ The supervision call is terminated when the original call ends.
ƒ The supervision call is terminated any time the agent puts the call on hold.
ƒ The supervisor can put the call on hold
ƒ The supervisor cannot park or transfer the call to another phone.
ƒ The supervisor can conference in another participant.
ƒ The newly-conferenced participant must press their Mute button to maintain the silence when in Silent
Monitor mode. Otherwise, their voice will be heard.
ƒ The agent will not be able to conference in another party while the supervision call is in progress.
ƒ The agent will not be able to record a call using Allworx Call Assistant during a supervised call.
ƒ The Call History on the agent’s handset will not have any record of that call.
ƒ The supervised calls appear as normal calls between stations in the server’s Call Detail Records.
ƒ The original call and supervised call will be displayed as separate calls in the Live Calls and Call
Assistant Active Calls tab.
12.4.13 Enhanced PFK Administration
With the introduction of the Allworx 9224 phone and Allworx Tx 92/24 Expander, it is possible to have up to
96 PFKs on a single phone. Enhanced PFK Administration provides a System Administrator with tools and
flexibility in managing the PFKs of all Allworx phones.
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12.4.13.1 Moving Up and Moving Down
On each handset’s View Configuration page, every PFK has a Move Up
and Move Down
button. These
buttons allow the Administrator to swap a PFK definition with the PFK above (Move Up) or below (Move
Down) the selected PFK.
12.4.13.2 PFK Insert and Delete
Delete
or Insert
buttons are displayed next to each PFK. Clicking Delete eliminates the PFK and shifts
all PFK definitions below it up by one location. As a result of the shift, PFK definition #1 in each bank of 12
shifts “up” to the bottom (to position number #12) of the bank to its left. The last PFK definition on the station
becomes Not Used (position #12 of the last bank). Clicking the Insert button next to a PFK shifts all PFK
definitions below it down by one position. As a result of the shift, PFK definition #12 in each bank of PFKs
shifts “down” to the top (to position number #1) of the bank to its right. If the last PFK on the station (handset
or Expander) was in use, its definition will “drop off” the end of the list and will no longer be configured.
12.5 Call Assistant Appearances
The Call Assistant Appearance requires the Call Assistant software application and the Call Assistant
Feature Key to be installed.
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The Call Assistant Appearance settings extend the number of the features available in Programmable
Function Keys by creating virtual keys within the Call Assistant software application. The additional virtual
appearances are available only when the Call Assistant application is connected to an Allworx IP phone.
However, when connected, this has the practical implication of having many additional PFKs, for these
features, beyond the physical keys available on the actual phone.
Call Assistant Appearances has the following PFK features available:
• Call Appearance
• Line Appearance
• Queue Appearance
• Call Monitor
See the above section on PFK Function Selections for details on each of these features. The handset will
ring when any of these appearances ring. See the Call Assistant 2.2 Quick Reference Guide for further
details. Enable the above feature by check the appropriate field and modify the parameters, if needed.
Look at the Call Assistant Appearance section on the View Configuration page of a particular handset. This
section is used to show and modify the specific additional appearances defined for a particular handset when
a user has connected to this handset with their Call Assistant application. To modify the configuration, click
the Modify link. These options work identically to the corresponding appearance types described in the
previous section on physical PFK buttons.
12.6 Handset Preference Groups
A Handset Preference Group is a set of handset options and a list of handsets with those options. Handset
Preference Groups allow handsets to be configured easily and efficiently. Custom configurations can be
applied to any or all of a site’s handsets by creating a Handset Preference Group, specifying the handset
options, and assigning handsets to the group. Unlike with User Templates, no additional configuration steps
are required to apply the options. Changes made to the group’s settings take affect as soon as the handsets
are rebooted.
The Handset Preference Groups are displayed in a table in the Phone System / Handsets page, with options
to View (modify), Copy, and Delete groups. The system includes a PBX and Key System Default groups that
contain the factory default handset options for their respective modes. New Handset Preference Groups are
created for each unique combination of handset options for existing phones when Allworx servers are
upgraded to Release 7.0 or higher. Phones with those options automatically become members of the
corresponding group.
Note: Settings for existing handsets are NOT changed in this process.
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12.6.1 Creating and Modifying Handset Preference Groups
To create a new Handset Preference Group, start by creating a copy an existing group, such as one of the
System Default groups, clicking on the existing group’s Copy link. This will create a new group with the same
handset options as the original group. The new group’s name, settings, and handset assignments can be
modified by clicking the View and then the Modify link on either the options section or the Handsets Assigned
to Group section.
The SIP Handset table displays the Handset Preference Group of each handset. Clicking on the group name
opens the group’s View page.
12.6.2 Adding Handset Preference Group Options to Handset Templates
A Handset Template is a combination of a Programmable Function Key (PFK) setup and Handset Preference
Group options. When a new phone is added, the “Active” Handset Template for its model (9212, 9224, etc.) is
automatically applied. To incorporate a Handset Preference Group into a new Handset Template, navigate to
the View Configuration page of an existing handset (Phone System / Handsets / View). Configure the PFKs,
choose a Handset Preference Group, and click Save in the Template Options section. Refer to Section 12.7,
Handset Templates for more information on creating and using Handset Templates.
12.6.3 Assigning Handsets to Handset Preference Groups
Handsets can be assigned to Handset Preference Groups in several different ways. When new handsets are
added, they are automatically assigned to the Handset Preference Group that is in the active Handset
Template . Therefore, if the factory default phone options are not appropriate for the site, time can be saved
by creating a custom Handset Preference Group and incorporating it into a new Active phone template before
adding the site’s handsets.
Handsets can be manually added to Handset Preference Groups in two ways. The first is through the
handset’s View Configuration page. Select the Modify link of the Handset Preference Group section, choose
a group, then select the Update button. The second way is from the Handset Preference Group page.
Select the View link of a group and then the Modify link of the Handsets Assigned To Group section.
Handsets can be viewed, added, and removed from a group. When a handset is removed, it is automatically
moved to the server’s PBX Station or Key System Station default group. To move a handset to a different
group, select the checkbox associated to the handset from within the desired group’s configuration page
(View / Modify Handsets Assigned To Group) or apply a handset template with a different Handset
Preferences Group.
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12.6.4 Deleting Handset Preference Groups
Handset Preference Groups can be deleted by clicking on their Delete links. However, default groups and
groups that have handsets assigned to them cannot be deleted. Therefore, all handsets must be moved into
other groups in order to delete the group.
12.6.5 Handset Preference Group Settings
The following is the list of settings that can be configured within a Handset Preference Group:
- Station Mode
- Call Assistant / TSP Driver (TAPI) Display*
- Call Assistant Display Mode
- Call History Size*
- Clock Mode*
- Codec Preference Order
- Daylight Saving Time
- Hold Button Mode*
- Hold Reminder Mode*
- Hold Reminder Timeout*
- Jitter Buffer Size
- Message Waiting Indication
- Off Hook Digits Dialed
- Paging Mode*
- Redial Memory*
- RTP Media Port Range
- SIP NAT Keep-alive Interval
- SIP Port
- Time Zone
- Audible Dialing*
- Auto On Hold*
- Auto Retrieve Calls*
- Call Supervision
- Call Timer Display*
- Caller ID Display
- Configuration Menu
- DTMF Playout
- Intercom Auto Answer*
- Keypad Dialing
- Line Appearance(s) Use Dial Plan
- Off Hook Auto Answer*
- Off Hook Ringing*
- On Hook Dialing*
- Visual Ringing*
* indicates settings that can be overridden from within the on-handset configuration menus.
Many of these options are easily understood from the web page. However, some of the more complicated
ones will be described next.
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12.6.6 Description of Specific Options
Station Mode Selection – This selection can be set to PBX Behavior or Key System Behavior. This selection
is used to change the way two areas of a phone behaves:
• It affects how some of the PFK functions work as described in Section 12.4, Programmable Function
Keys (PFKs).
• It affects how the Hold button on a handset works. When in Key System mode, the Hold button
performs a system wide call park operation that allows the call to be picked up by any handset. When
in PBX mode or the active call is on a Call Appearance PFK, the Hold button performs a station-based
hold operation that is exclusive to the handset.
Call Assistant / TSP Driver (TAPI) Display – Selects which call information is displayed in the Call Assistant
and in TAPI-compliant PC applications that receive calls using the TSP driver. The phone may be configured
to cause these applications to display either dialed name/number or regular caller ID name/number
information but not both.
Call Assistant Display Mode – Controls how this phone is displayed in Call Assistant Directory tab. The
options are:
• Normal – The extension and the phone’s status are displayed
• Hide Status – The extension is displayed and the phone’s status always shows as Idle
• Hide Completely – Neither the extension nor the status is displayed.
Call History Size – Specifies the number of calls the station will keep in call history. If you specify a value of
zero, the phone will not maintain a Call History to help preserve the handset user’s privacy.
Clock Mode – This specifies whether the phone station should display its idle screen clock in 12 hour or 24
hour format. There is an option also to disable the clock display if the phone is not synchronized to network
time or for some reason the handset user does not wish the time to be displayed.
Codec Preference Order – Sets the preferred codec order in the phone. The codec is the method of
encoding/decoding the audio sent to and received by the phone. The two possible codec’s are G.711 and
G.729A. G.711 preserves voice quality, but takes more bandwidth. G.729A takes less bandwidth, but reduces
voice quality.
Note: This setting defines the order of codec selection. Not all codec’s are supported for all call types (for
example, accessing the server Auto Attendant requires G.711). The phone will attempt to use the first
choice but will use whichever codec is required to support the call.
Daylight Savings Time – Specifies if the handset will use Daylight Savings Time (DST) to compute its local
time. Select Use Current Server Setting if the telephone is in the same time zone as the server. For a remote
phone, you may want to use the DST setting of its actual location.
Hold Button Mode – Controls the behavior of the phone’s Hold button:
• Hold Calls, Park Lines – Holds calls on call appearances. Parks calls on line appearances
• Hold then Park – If pressed and released quickly, the call is held. If the button is pressed for longer,
the call is parked
• Park then Hold – If pressed and released quickly, the call is parked. If the button is pressed for
longer, the call is held
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Hold Reminder Mode – This parameter specifies how the phone operates relative to a hold reminder. Hold
reminder is a feature to remind the handset user that they have left a phone on hold:
• No Reminder – Never remind the user.
• On Hook – Beep whenever the phone is put on-hook with call(s) on hold.
• Timer – Beep after the call has been on-hold for the specified period of time.
• On Hook and Timer – Beep after the call has been on-hold for the specified period of time or if the
handset is placed on hook.
Hold Reminder Timeout – If Hold Reminder mode is Timer, this is the length of time (in seconds) before the
call beeps.
Jitter Buffer Size – Jitter is a variation in network audio packet latency experienced by the phone, resulting in
a reduction in audio quality. The phone uses a jitter buffer to maximize the audio quality when jitter occurs.
This configuration parameter can be used to alter the size of the jitter buffer.
Message Waiting Indication – This parameter indicates how the phone should display indication of a
voicemail message waiting for the user who is the owner of this handset. If the station has no owner, then
this setting has no meaning. The possible settings are:
• Visual – The red LED indicator on the Messages button is illuminated.
• Stutter Dial Tone – The station emits a stutter when a dial tone is started for each call.
• Both – The station does both of the above.
Off Hook Digits Dialed – Enables the phone to automatically dial some digits whenever the phone is taken off
hook.
• An example of this is a service phone placed at a locked door or loading dock where all dialing is
disabled and you want the phone to automatically dial a predefined number when it is taken off
hook.
• Another example might be to have the phone automatically dial 9 † to get an outside line.
Note: These digits will always be dialed when the phone is taken off hook, so this might interfere with
other uses of the phone. For example, if the phone is configured to automatically dial ‘9’, the
user will not be able to use PBX features that don’t start with ‘9’ (e.g. Call Park, Call Forwarding,
etc.).
Paging Mode – Specifies the conditions under which pages are heard on this handset. The choices are:
• Pages Always Accepted.
• Pages Never Accepted.
• Pages Only Accepted when the station is on-hook.
Redial Memory – Sets the length of time the redial memory persists in the phone station. This setting is useful
to adjust to maintain privacy on phones that are used in shared areas.
RTP Media Port Range – This parameter specifies the range of UDP ports used for Real Time Packet
communications. Using a maximum range of values makes the phone the most secured from snooping and
denial of service activities. However, when remote phones are placed behind 3rd-party firewalls, under certain
†
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conditions the UDP port range may need to be greatly restricted so that mapping rules can be created for
each phone behind the firewall. See Chapter 17, Remote Allworx Phones, for more information
SIP NAT Keep-alive Interval – Some NAT firewalls will automatically time out and close connections to
devices it protects. If a remote phone is behind such a firewall, then this setting prevents the timeout.
Messages called keep-alive packets are sent from the phone to the Allworx server at the frequency specified.
The value should be set to an interval that is shorter than the firewall timeout.
SIP Port – This is the UDP port number used for the SIP protocol by the phone. The default value of 5060
should be used unless the port expander is behind a 3rd-party firewall and the network requires a different
value.
Time Zone – Specifies the time zone that the handset uses to compute its local time. Select Use Current
Server Setting if the telephone is in the same time zone as the server. For a remote phone, you may want to
use the time zone of its actual location.
Checkbox parameters
Audible Dialing – When enabled, DTMF sounds are heard on the handset or speaker when dialing the phone.
When disabled, dialing operations are silent.
Auto On Hold – When one call is active on the phone and another call comes in (with a free Call/Line
Appearance PFK), if the PFK for the new call is pressed, the first call is automatically put on hold instead of
terminated.
Auto Retrieve Calls – When the phone is on the hook and a call is on hold, then when the phone is taken off
hook, the call on hold is automatically retrieved. When this is not enabled, the phone gets an open line (if
available) when taken off-hook.
Call Timer Display – When disabled prevents the phone from displaying any call duration timers.
Caller ID Display – When disabled prevents the phone from displaying any caller ID information during calls.
Configuration Menu – When disabled, this prevents the phone station operator from accessing the station
configuration menu. This is useful for securing phones located in common areas.
DTMF Playout – When disabled, DTMF digits are not allowed to be sent during an active call.
Intercom Auto Answer – When disabled, incoming intercom calls must be manually answered like a regular
phone call. Otherwise, intercom calls automatically answer with a live microphone after the alerting tone.
Keypad Dialing – If not enabled, the keypad cannot be used to initiate or transfer a call. This does not prevent
the keypad from functioning during an active call. It prevents the use of the keypad to initiate any functions
directly with the Allworx server (for example: dial number, Call Park, etc.).
Line Appearance(s) Use of Dial Plan – If not enabled, the phone number that is dialed when a Line
Appearance PFK is selected is not displayed by the phone, is not recorded in the phone’s call history, and is
not available for redial. A reason for disabling this is if the CO lines on the system do not follow the North
American Numbering Plan (including if the lines connects to another PBX). The use of this feature requires
the server’s dial plan to be configured (see Section 14, Dialing Rules and Service Groups).
Off Hook Auto Answer – If enabled, the phone answers any new call when it goes off hook.
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Off Hook Ringing – Normally, the phone audibly rings anytime there is an active incoming call. However,
when this checkbox is disabled, the phone station will not audibly ring if you are already in an active call. The
appearance LED indicators and the display operation are not affected.
On Hook Dialing – On hook dialing means that the handset doesn’t have to be picked up (nor the
speakerphone button hit) before dialing a number on the keypad. When the phone is on hook and a digit is
dialed on the keypad, the phone will automatically go into speakerphone mode.
Visual Ringing – When checked the visual indicator on the phone lights anytime the phone has an incoming
call. When disabled, only audible ringing is heard assuming that is enabled.
12.7 Handset Templates
Configuring many phones can be time consuming and error prone. To improve this, the Allworx server
provides templates that store a phone configuration. The system provides a factory default template for each
phone type. However, the System Administrator can create his/her own unique templates as well.
A list of all the templates known by the system is in the Handset Configuration Templates section of the
Phone System / Handsets page.
12.7.1 Default Handset Templates
The current default template for each phone type is listed as [ACTIVE] in the list of Handset Configuration
Templates. To make another template the default, click its Activate link. The current active templates are
used for configuring phones during plug-n-play.
12.7.2 Viewing a Handset Template’s Configuration
To view a template’s phone configuration, click on the template Description in the list of Handset
Configuration Templates.
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12.7.3 Creating a New Handset Template
New templates can be created from any phone’s configuration. Creating a new template has a few steps:
1. Click View Configuration on an existing phone.
2. Change the configuration according to the requirements for the new template. The template will include
the PFK setup and the Handset Preference Group from the phone.
3. Save the current configuration as a template by clicking Save in the Template Options section of the
View Configuration page.
When you click the Save button, a pop-up window prompts you to enter the description for the new
configuration. After clicking OK in the pop-up window, the template is saved and will now appear in the list of
Handset Configuration Templates.
12.7.4 Applying a Handset Template
To apply a template to a phone’s configuration, follow these steps:
1. Click View Configuration on the phone to be changed.
2. Using the Template Options section, select the template to be applied from the drop down list.
3. Click the Apply button.
The phone will be configured with the PFK setup from the template and will be assigned to the Handset
Preference Group.
12.7.5 Deleting a Handset Template
The factory-provided templates cannot be deleted. To delete a custom template, click its Delete link in the
Handset Configuration Templates section of the Phone System / Handsets page.
12.7.6 Modifying a Handset Template
Handset templates can be saved, applied, and deleted but cannot be directly modified. To modify a handset
template, delete the template you want to change, edit a phone’s configuration that reflects the template you
want to change, and then save the template with the original name.
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13 Digital Lines
Digital Lines feature refers to T1 interfaces that are available only on Allworx 24x servers.
13.1 Introduction
Allworx refers generically to the integrated T1 interfaces as Digital Lines. For example, on the Allworx 24x
there are two T1 Digital Line interfaces. These interfaces are accessed through the connectors labeled T1-A
and T1-B. The T1-A interface can operate as a Primary Rate ISDN line and/or as a T1 data line for
connectivity to another site or to an Internet Service Provider. That is, the T1-A interface supports both circuit
switched voice calls and TCP/IP data. The T1-A interface also supports Robbed Bit Signaling (RBS)
operation. The T1-B interface is dedicated for use as a data connection. The data connection can be used for
connectivity to another remote site on a dedicated T1 line or for connectivity to a service provider for Internet
access.
13.1.1 PRI Support
The T1-A interface supports Primary Rate ISDN using the National Standard ISDN format (NI-2), Lucent
Custom 4ESS, Lucent Custom 5ESS, and Nortel DMS-100 switch types. The Allworx server ISDN interface is
always configured as the user side equipment with the intention of hooking to the service provider’s Central
Office (CO) network side equipment. The Allworx server interfaces have a fully integrated CSU/DSU and are
typically intended for direct short haul connection to the service provider’s smart jack. Consult the product
installation instructions for further information.
Note: When PRI operation is desired it is important to define exactly one PRI D-Channel for the Digital Line
and a minimum of one PRI B-Channel. The configuration must match the provisioning defined by the
Central Office with a typical configuration having 23 B-channels on slots 1 through 23 and one DChannel on slot 24.
13.1.2 Robbed Bit Signaling (RBS) Support
The T1-A interface supports classical T1 Robbed Bit Signaling (RBS) trunk lines on a time slot by time slot
basis. Sometimes this functionality is referred to as T1 Channel Associated Signaling (CAS). The following
modes are supported:
• FXO Loop-Start
• FXO Ground-Start
• E&M Wink Start
• E&M Feature Group B
• E&M Immediate Start
For the above selections, operational use is basically the same as the corresponding analog interface types.
The precise signaling protocols for each interface are implemented in conformance with the procedures
documented in EIA/TIA-464C. Inbound Caller-ID is supported on the FXO modes, if the CO supports it and
the check box is enabled on the Outside Lines / Digital Lines / Modify page.
For primary CO line connectivity, the FXO Ground-Start slot choice is typically preferred to minimize the
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network provides an explicit disconnect signal in FXO Loop-Start mode. Normally, the user would terminate a
call by hanging up the phone. However, if a call is under the supervision of the auto-attendant, the lack of a
terminating signal can cause a call to remain live for an extended period of time (tens of seconds) after the
call should be dead. Some FXO lines support a supplemental feature known as line-side answer supervision
where the network provides an explicit signal acknowledging that the far end has picked up during an
outbound call. Because not all network equipment can produce this state, calls cannot rely upon it and the
state is ignored.
Neither of the FXO modes supports Direct Inward Dialing (DID). However, the E&M modes do support DID,
and are required if DID operation desired. The other advantage of the E&M modes is that both of them are
symmetrical protocols and can be used to connect two PBX’s back-to-back, which is not possible with the
FXO configurations. To be clear, whichever mode is selected both ends must match and only E&M is
symmetrical.
The Allworx server supports the configuration of any of the above modes freely mixed on the T1 line for any
time slot, and also allows data to be delivered simultaneously as desired. This is commonly referred to a
fractional T1 line configuration. Additionally, while not commonly needed, PRI can be configured
simultaneously as well.
13.1.3 Data Support
The T1-A interface and T1-B interface can be configured to carry TCP/IP packets using PPP encapsulation
on any combination of slots constituting a full or fractional T1 interface. In fact, even when T1-A is configured
for circuit switched PRI operations, extra (non-voice) slots can be used for dedicated data connections as
long as the remote end service provider allows such a configuration.
Each T1 interface that has data slots configured on it constitutes a single logical serial channel using HDLC
encapsulation of PPP packets per RFC-1662. Even though any combination of slots can be used for data on
each Digital Line, only one logical data interface can be defined per T1 line.
To use a Digital Line as the system’s WAN interface (for Internet traffic, inter site, etc.), you must select the
Use a T1 port as the WAN interface option on the Network / Configuration / Modify page after you have
configured the T1 interfaces as desired.
Note:
Even though Digital Lines can be configured and reconfigured without a system reboot, changes to
the Network Configuration settings do require a reboot after updating them.
Note:
Since the data support is fully symmetrical it is possible to connect two Allworx server devices back to
back between their T1 interfaces either on the same site or across sites using a dedicated T1 line that
spans between two sites via the service provider.
13.1.4 Restrictions
Only one interface may be designated as the logical WAN interface for the 24x system. That is, only the
Ethernet WAN port or one of the T1 interfaces may be used for routing TCP/IP traffic. You must pick either
Ethernet WAN, T1-A, or T1-B ports to be the data WAN interface for the system even though you are able to
provision multiple interfaces simultaneously. This restriction will be removed in a future software release such
that any combination of Ethernet interfaces or Digital Line interfaces can be used as redundant/simultaneous
WAN interfaces.
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13.2 Configuration
The configuration of the Digital Lines is dictated by how the service provider provisions the line to which the
interface is. The settings must match the service provider’s expected configuration or improper operation will
result. Fully configure the line or lines that are being used before physically connecting the server to the T1
line.
Configuration Hint
When using a Digital Line for circuit switched voice operation (PRI or RBS modes), it is typically desired to
set all the Digital Line parameters including the functional definition for each time slot on T1 line. Once this
configuration has been set, each slot configured to support circuit switch voice calls will appear as a new
outside line. That is, each separate slot configured for circuit switched voice calls is logically treated as a
separate telephone line. At that point, details of how that line is routed or configured is set under the Digital
Lines section found on the Phone System / Outside Lines configuration page.
13.2.1 Information on Specific Parameters
Parameters for each Digital Line are configured on the Network / Digital Lines / Modify page for the specific
line you wish to configure. It is important to provision Digital Lines that are not going to be used as Disabled.
The disabled state is the factory default setting for each T1 line.
Description – A friendly helpful description for the Digital Line interface. This description is used in all other
places this line is referred to, such as in the Outlines Lines view and configuration pages of the phone
system.
Line Mode – The provisioned operational mode for this interface. Currently, only T1 mode and Disabled are
available. In the future, additional options may be available such as E1 and J1 for use in international
markets outside of North America.
Line Coding Mode – Both B8ZS and AMI modes are supported. It is strongly recommended that B8ZS mode
be used if the service provider supports it. You must pick the setting that matches the service provider’s
setting, but lines should be ordered as B8ZS, if the CO switch allows it.
Note:
In AMI mode, clear channel data service is not available and only a 56K data rate will be available on
each slot. Generally speaking a PRI line should always be set to B8ZS mode.
Framing Mode – The Allworx server supports both Super Frame (D4) and Extended Super Frame (ESF)
modes. You must pick the setting that matches the service provider’s configuration, but it is recommended to
have the service provider use ESF mode, if available.
Clock Source – This setting allows you to specify the Digital Line data clocking source reference for this
interface. Network clocking is almost always the desired setting because the service provider will be the
source of the timing reference and the Allworx interface will be the slave to that network clock. Internal timing
mode indicates that the Allworx device is the source of the clocking time reference. This mode is useful if you
are going to hook two devices back to back. In that case, one end needs to provide the clock reference and
the other must slave to that master. The exact terminology may vary from device to device. For this setting on
Allworx devices, Network mode means it is the slave and Internal Mode means it is the clock master.
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Loop-back Mode – This selection allows the interface to be put into a diagnostic mode for testing purposes.
Generally speaking you always want to select Normal Operation. The use of the test modes is beyond the
scope of this document:
• Normal Operation – Transmit and receive lines that connect normally and all loop back features modes
are disabled.
•
Remote Frames – Incoming data is synchronized and decoded at the frame level. These decoded
frames are then reframed locally and sent back out on the transmitted output line.
•
Remote Unframed – Incoming data is decoded at the bit level from analog voltages to digital bits and
directly sent out as a stream of bits back towards the source on the transmitted output line. No attempt
is made to synchronize or verify the data at the frame level.
•
Local Unframed – An internal analog loop back is performed on the local interface so that transmit data
is immediately looped back to the receive path. This mode is useful for verifying that the physical
interface is operating correctly on the Allworx unit. Although not strictly required, it is recommended that
B8ZS, ESF, and Clock Source Internal be used for such tests.
Line Build Out – These settings determine the pulse shape and transmit power levels used on the analog
output of the Digital Line interface. The dB settings are for long haul configurations, while the distance
settings are used for short haul configurations. Generally speaking the short haul settings should always be
used since Allworx equipment is intended for use with a local smart jack only and not for driving the physical
T1 lines on the telephone poles directly. You must pick the length setting that matches the cabled distance
between the Allworx server and the service provider’s demarcation point. If this setting is improperly
configured line errors may be very common or problematic and affect system reliability.
PRI Switch Type – Select the Primary ISDN (PRI) switch type that is used by the service provider. Select
NONE if this interface is not connected to a PRI based service.
Note: If this parameter is improperly configured your telephone service will most likely work, however there
will be subtle problems when certain type of conditions occur such as calling cell phones, busy
numbers, or during network congestion. Additionally, Caller ID functionality may be affected as well.
Take care to find out the correct setting from the service provider and set this parameter accordingly.
Voice Channel Selection Order – This parameter determines the order the Allworx PBX will attempt to seize a
line for outgoing calls within each service group assigned to this Digital Line. You want to set this selection to
be the opposite direction that the service provider uses for incoming calls. For example, if the service provider
hunts incoming calls starting from slot 1 towards higher numbered slots looking for the first available channel
for a new incoming call, you will want to configure the PBX for Descending Mode. If the service provider
starts at the top and hunts toward lower-numbered slots, select Ascending Mode. This parameter is not
critical but having it properly set dramatically lowers the probability for a condition called glare where both the
PBX and the Central Office attempt to put the same slot into service simultaneously for two unrelated calls.
Caller ID Name – Since most PRI lines hook directly into the international SS7 telephone signaling network, it
is possible to have parties you call see any Caller-ID string you desire them to see. For analog phone lines,
your CO determines this string but for PRI lines, the Allworx server can determine it. Set the caller ID name
field to the value you wish called parties to see when placing outgoing calls on this Digital Line.
Note: The service provider may override these settings.
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Caller ID Number – This number is the phone number presented to called parties for outgoing calls. See
name setting above for more information.
Prefer Originally Dialed Number (RDNIS) for display – This causes T1/PRI originally-dialed/redirected phone
number to be displayed on Allworx phones if the original call was redirected and the original call information
is provided by the CO.
Prefer Originally Dialed Number (RDNIS) for DID lookup/call routing – This causes T1/PRI originallydialed/redirected phone number to be used in DID routing, if the original call was redirected and the original
call information is provided by the CO.
PPP Username – This is the login account name to use for this Digital Line when the line has one or more
slots defined on it for data operation. If authentication is not required, leave this field blank.
PPP Password – This is the login account password to use for this Digital Line when the line has one or more
slots defined on it for data operation. If authentication is not required, leave this field blank.
PPP MTU – This setting determines the Maximum Transmit Unit Size to use when sending IP packets to the
remote end. The Allworx firewall will force TCP connections to negotiate a MTU no larger than this value.
Typically the default value is 1500. The normal Ethernet maximum will suffice however lower values may be
required depending on the service provider. If you are having problems consult your data service provider for
advice. If you are unsure of a proper value to use and are having data connectivity problems, a value of 512
will negatively impact performance, but should always work.
PPP HDLC Fill – This value is the fill value to use on the data line across all slots when the data connection
is idle between HDLC frames. Typically the default value of all 1’s will suffice, but a flag fill may be desired in
AMI line mode.
Source IP Address – This parameter is used to determine the static IP address for the Allworx server end of a
data connection. Typically, this is the public IP address associated with your ISP connection. If a value of
0.0.0.0 is entered, the service provider is expected to provide the correct value dynamically during session
establishment, if the service provider supports that. Consult your ISP for more information.
Destination IP Address – This parameter is used to determine the static IP address associated with the
router/gateway at the far end of this Digital Line. A value of 0.0.0.0 can be used to have the service provider
assign the proper value, if the service supports that. Consult your ISP for more information.
Channel Assignments – On a Digital Line you must specify the desired operating mode for each time slot per
the provisioning defined by the service provider or the device you have connected at the other end of the
Digital Line. If the proper selections are not made, improper operation will result. Currently the following
modes are supported:
Disabled – Indicates that this time slot is not used on this Digital Line
PRI B Channel – A bearer channel for ISDN PRI operation that can be used for carrying voice calls.
Specifying this mode, in effect, defines a new outside line for the PBX for each slot configured in this
mode. A maximum of 23 slots can be configured for this mode.
PRI D Channel – A data-signaling channel for ISDN PRI operation, which is used for transporting call
control information between the PBX and the Central Office. The Allworx server always operates as
user equipment on a PRI line. If PRI operation is enabled on this line, exactly one slot must be
configured as the PRI D channel. Typically, this will be slot 24.
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T1 E and M Immediate Start RBS – A circuit switched Ear and Mouth mode Robbed Bit Signaling trunk that
uses Immediate Start signaling. Specifying this mode defines a new outside line for the PBX for each
slot configured in this mode. This mode is symmetrical and can be used to hook PBXs back to back to
tie PBXs between sites on a leased line.
T1 E and M Wink FG-B RBS – A circuit-switched Ear and Mouth mode Robbed Bit Signaling trunk.
Specifying this mode defines a new outside line for the PBX for each slot configured in this mode. This
mode is symmetrical and can be used to hook PBXs back-to-back to tie PBXs between sites on a
leased line. Only DTMF signaling is used. Multiple Frequency (MF) signaling is not supported.
T1 E and M Wink FG-D RBS – A circuit-switched Ear and Mouth mode Robbed Bit Signaling trunk.
Specifying this mode defines a new outside line for the PBX for each slot configured in this mode. This
mode is symmetrical and can be used to hook PBXs back-to-back to tie PBXs between sites on a
leased line. Only DTMF signaling is used. Multiple Frequency (MF) signaling is not supported.
T1 FXO Loop-Start RBS – A circuit switched Foreign Exchange Office style interface mode that digitally
emulates the standard analog telephone line interface that uses Loop-Start signaling. Specifying this
mode, in effect, defines a new outside line for the PBX for each slot configured in this mode. If call
volume is high, this mode is less desirable than FXO Ground-Start Operation. This is intended to
connect to the service provider interface that is operating as the FXS side of the interface. This mode is
NOT symmetrical.
T1 FXO Ground-Start RBS – A circuit switched Foreign Exchange Office style interface mode that digitally
emulates the standard analog telephone line interface using Ground-Start Signaling. Specifying this
mode, in effect, defines a new outside line for the PBX for each slot configured in this mode. The
Ground-Start operation is able to minimize the possibility of glare especially when call volumes are
high, making it more preferable than Loop-Start. This is intended to connect to the service provider
interface that is operating as the FXS side of the Ground-Start interface. This mode is NOT
symmetrical.
56K Data Channel – Specifies that 56Kbits/sec of bandwidth is provided by this slot for the Digital Line’s
logical data connection. This mode is typically only used if 64K clear channel service is not available.
This is the only mode that should be used for data connections when AMI Line Code mode is selected.
64K Data Channel – Specifies that 64Kbits/sec of bandwidth is provided by this slot for the Digital Line’s
logical data connection. This is used when clear channel data service is available. This mode must not
be selected if the Digital Line’s AMI Line Code mode is selected.
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14 Dialing Rules and Service Groups
14.1 Background Information
This section describes the procedures the Allworx system follows for placing outbound calls.
14.1.1 Dialing Rules
As a user dials digits on a phone, the system collects the digits, one at a time. How does it know when it
should wait for more digits (because the user is dialing slowly) or when it should take the digits it has and try
to make a call with them? The rules the server follows are called Dialing Rules. Dialing Rules specify to the
Allworx server what digit sequences are valid to be dialed out on the public phone network.
Examples:
• When dialing a local number, you do not normally dial 1 and the area code. So, the system should
collect the first 7 digits dialed and then try to make the call. The server should not be waiting for more
digits.
•
When you dial a long distance number, you normally dial 1 plus the area code and then the 7 digit local
number. The system needs to recognize this case distinctly from the local number case and know to
collect all 11 digits before trying to make the call.
In addition, some local calling areas require an area code to be dialed without the 1 prefix in order to properly
dial some numbers. This implies that these rules may vary depending on the local calling area where the
Allworx server is installed.
14.1.2 Home Area Code
Some features of the Allworx server and phones (example: redialing from call history and when mapping
numbers to 11-digit form to SIP proxies) require the knowledge of the home area code. Therefore, this
information is a required part of the dialing rules to enable those features to operate as expected.
14.1.3 Service Groups
The server can use a variety of services to place outside calls such as: Digital Lines, CO lines, SIP
Gateways, and SIP Proxies. Some of these services may be optimum for particular types of calls. For
example, your SIP Proxy might be the least expensive way to make long distance calls but your CO lines are
best for local calls.
A Service Group is a collection of services that can be used to place outside calls. The server creates several
Service Groups automatically:
• All Digital Lines
• All Digital Lines & CO Lines
• All Digital Lines, CO Lines & SIP Gateways
• All Remote Sites
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•
•
All SIP Gateways
All SIP Proxies
All Trunk Devices
WARNING: Calls can be routed to Remote Allworx sites in order to use the remote site’s outside lines.
However, remote sites should not be the only method available for external calls to be placed. Loss of
Internet connectivity between the local site and the remote site (at either end) may disable the ability to place
calls including 911 Emergency calls.
Note: The Digital Line Service Group is only available on the Allworx 24x.
Additional Service Groups can be defined by the System Administrator to control the use of services or set of
services for certain dialed calls.
14.1.4 Exceptions
Dialing Rules and Service Groups are only used for Call Appearance calls, not for Line Appearance calls.
This is because Line Appearance calls access outside lines, directly.
The server’s dialing rules utilize the North American Numbering Plan (NANP). If your Allworx server is located
in an area that does not use NANP, then access outside lines using Line Appearance PFKs or by dialing ‘9#’.
Lines can also be accessed by dialing 9 then the phone number. The system will wait six (6) seconds before
initiating the call to make sure that the user has finished dialing. To initiate the call immediately, press the #
key after the last phone number digit.
14.2 North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA)
The Allworx server routes calls using the Service Group that has been assigned to the type of number dialed.
When NANPA is enabled or disabled it changes the types of numbers dialed that the system supports.
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NANPA is typically enabled for installations in North America and disabled for all other locations.
When NANPA is disabled (unchecked) access outside lines using the steps described in the Exceptions
section, above.
14.3 Defining Service Groups
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Enter a Description for this service group. Then, move the individual services required for this group into the
new Service Group box.
When an outbound call is initiated using the Service Group, the services in the group will be tried in top-down
order until an idle service is found. The call will be made using the first idle service in the list. So, the last step
in setting up a Service Group is to ensure that the order of the services reflects your preferred priority of use.
When one of the services in the group is a SIP proxy, the SIP proxy will continue to be considered idle until
its Maximum Active Calls setting has been reached.
14.4 Configuring Area Codes
The area codes should be configured for two reasons: (1) To make sure the correct service is used for the
local and other area codes and (2) to make sure that the correct number of digits are used when the call is
placed. The Dial Method controls whether or not the area code is to be included when the call is placed. If the
area code is not properly configured for the local rules, local calls may not be placed correctly.
To configure area codes, perform the following steps:
1. In the External Dialing Rules section of the Dial Plan page, in the Area Code table, click Modify.
2. Enter your Home Area Code and set the Dial Method. Most local calling areas will set the Dial Method to
Area Code NOT dialed (i.e. 7-digit dialing). This sets up the digits that will be sent by the Allworx server
for local calls, whether or not the phone user dials the area code.
3. Notice the “all others” area code entry. Its Dial Method is permanently set to 1 + Area Code dialed. This
sets up the dialing rule for most long distance calling.
4. Set up any additional area codes for which you must dial the area code, but not a 1 prefix.
5. Choose the desired Service Group for each of the area code entries.
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6. If there are any additional area codes with unique Service Group requirements, enter it in an empty Area
Code row, select its Dial Method, and choose the Service Group.
If the Home Area Code has been set, 7-digit phone numbers (nnn-nnnn) will be routed using the Service
Group selected for the Home Area Code. If the Home Area Code has not been set, 7-digit numbers will be
routed using the All Trunk Devices Service Group.
14.5 Remote Sites as Services
Remote sites can be selected as services for handling outbound calls. If the line selection process results in a
call being routed to a remote site, the call will be connected using one of the remote site’s outside lines. The
dialing rules that are configured on the remote site will determine which of its lines are used.
It is possible to accidentally configure the dial plans on multiple sites in such a way that a call could be routed
back and forth among the sites. The Allworx system will automatically prevent this from occurring. If a call
comes to a server from a remote site, the receiving server will not forward the call to the same or other
remote sites. If the dialing rule that the call is using on the receiving site includes any remote sites, the
remote sites will be skipped and some other outside line service will be used.
WARNING: Remote sites should not be the only method available for external calls to be placed. Loss of
Internet connectivity between the local site and the remote site (at either end) may disable the ability to place
calls including 911 Emergency calls.
14.6 Dialing Privileges Groups
A handset Call Appearance’s dialing privileges determine if and how outside lines can be accessed, which
outside lines can be used, and what phone numbers are allowed or blocked. A Dialing Privileges Group is a
set of dialing privileges and a list of handset Call Appearances with those privileges. Dialing Privileges
Groups allow handsets to be configured easily and efficiently. Custom configurations can be applied to any or
all of a site’s handsets by creating a Dialing Privileges Group, specifying the privileges, and assigning
handset Call Appearances to the group. Unlike with User Templates, no additional configuration steps are
required to apply the options. Changes made to the group’s settings take affect immediately.
The Dialing Privileges Groups are displayed in a table in the Phone System / Dial Plan page, with options to
View (modify), Copy, and Delete groups. The system includes a system default group. Unlike default User
Templates and Handset Preference Groups, the settings of the default Dialing Privileges Group can be
modified. When Allworx servers are upgraded to Release 7.0 or higher, additional Dialing Privileges Groups
are created for each unique combination of Outside Line Connection settings for the existing phones. The
handset Call Appearances with those options automatically become members of the corresponding new
group.
Note: Settings for existing handsets are NOT changed in this process.
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Dialing Privileges Group settings include the following:
- Emergency Service Group
- Outside Line Selection Method
- Toll Restrictions
14.6.1 Emergency Service Group
The service group that is used when an emergency number (e.g. 911) is dialed is controlled by the handset
Call Appearance’s Dialing Privileges Group. The emergency service group in the External Dialing Rules
(Phone System / Dial Plan page) is ONLY used when dialing an emergency number from within an Allworx
server system application, such as the Message Center’s Off-Site Access to Outside Lines feature.
14.6.2 Toll Restrictions
The server applies Toll Restrictions through the use of two lists: Blocked Numbers and Exceptions to Blocked
Numbers. By default, all numbers are allowed unless listed in the Blocked Numbers list. Numbers in the
Exceptions list override the blocked numbers. That is, if a number is listed as both blocked and as an
exception, calls to that number will be permitted. Entries in the Blocked Numbers list need not be complete
phone numbers but can be only the first part of phone numbers. For example, entering 1900 in the Blocked
Numbers list will prevent all 900 number calls.
Entries in the Exceptions list should be more specific than those in the Blocked Numbers list. As examples, if
the Blocked Numbers list contains "1" as an entry and the Exceptions to Blocked Numbers list contains
"1800", then toll-free numbers can be dialed but no other long distance number will be allowed. If the Blocked
Number list contains a complete number (e.g. 19005553850) then only that number is blocked. The
Exceptions to Blocked Numbers list need not have any entries to specify that similar numbers are allowed.
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14.6.3 Managing Handsets in Dialing Privileges Groups
Handset Call Appearances can be added to Dialing Privileges Groups by selecting a group from the drop
down menu within the Call Appearance’s Modify page.
Select the View link of a group and then the Modify link of the Call Appearances Assigned To Group section
in order to view, add or remove handsets from a group. When a handset Call Appearance is removed, it is
automatically moved to the Dialing Privileges (Default) Group. To move a handset to a different group, select
the handset’s checkbox from within the desired group’s configuration page (View / Modify Call Appearances
Assigned To Group).
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14.6.4 Deleting Dialing Privileges Groups
Dialing Privileges Groups can be deleted by clicking on their Delete links. However, the default group and
groups that have handsets assigned to them cannot be deleted. Therefore all handsets must be moved into
other groups in order to delete the group.
14.7 Interaction between Service Groups and Handset Outside Line Restrictions
As stated above, Service Groups are used to direct the placement of outbound calls to particular services.
The server will choose the first idle service in the group. However, a handset can be configured to further
restrict its use of lines when placing an outside call. According to the number dialed, the configured Service
Group is found for a particular outbound call.
1. When the first idle service in the group is found, the Outside Line Selection Method in the handset Call
Appearance’s Dialing Privileges Group is checked.
2. If the idle service is restricted for the handset, then the next idle service is found and the handset check
is made again.
3. This continues until a non-restricted idle service is found to place the call.
4. If a non-restricted idle service is not found, then the caller hears a fast busy signal indicating that no
available outside lines were found.
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15 Unified Messaging
The Allworx server supports unified messaging such that a user’s voicemail and email messages are
combined into one inbox in the system. Because voicemail and email are stored together and because
voicemail can be accessed as voicemail on the phone or as email on a PC, unified messaging may behave in
unexpected ways. Here are some of the important properties of the unified messaging feature:
Voicemail and email are stored in one inbox on the server. Messages from this inbox can be forwarded to
another email account or POP’d to an email client.
Using a phone, the voicemail messages can be listened to, deleted, etc. When a voicemail message is
deleted via a phone, it is deleted from the inbox on the server.
When unified messages are deleted off the server because of a POP or a mail forward, the voicemail is
deleted as well, and is no longer available on a phone.
15.1 Access Mechanisms
The two main mechanisms to access your voicemail and email messages from the server are:
• Forwarding messages to another email account.
• Using a POP3 or IMAP email client to transfer the messages to your PC.
15.1.1 Forwarding Messages via Message Aliases
Using the server’s Message Aliases feature (Business / Message Aliases page), you can forward any
incoming message (voicemail or email) for a user to an external (non-Allworx server) email account. This is
done by entering the user’s Allworx login name as the email alias and the external email address in the
members list. If you want to save a copy of the message on the Allworx server, also enter the user’s login
name in the members list.
Note: If you save a copy on the server, eventually the user may exceed his inbox quota on the server. To
avoid this, the user’s messages must be periodically deleted from the server.
15.1.2 Common Mistake in Forwarding Messages
A common error is assigning the Allworx server’s domain name to be that of an existing domain name.
Example:
MyCompany pays an Internet hosting service to provide email for all their employees at
user@mycompany.com. The employees get their email by configuring their email application to POP the
email off the hosting service’s email server. When the Allworx server is installed, it is given a domain name of
mycompany.com.
This creates a problem where the Internet DNS servers are configured such that mail for
user@mycompany.com is to be sent to the external hosting service’s IP address, but the Allworx DNS server
has been configured to think it is responsible for handling email for the same domain name. Then when
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putting user@mycompany.com in the members list, the Allworx server says “that’s me!” and sends the email
to himself instead of to the external IP address. The solution is to not use the same domain name for both.
15.1.3 POP3 Client
Using the POP3 Mail Transfers section of the Business / Users / Modify User page, each Allworx user can be
configured so that a POP3 request to transfer email to a POP3 client will work:
• Email and voicemail messages.
• Email messages only.
• No messages.
Only the first option will transfer voicemail messages to the PC’s email application’s inbox.
Each user’s PC email application needs to be configured so it can send and receive messages from the
Allworx server. The precise details depend on the application, but here is the required server information:
• Enter the IP address of the Allworx server’s LAN TCP/IP Address (from the Network / Configuration
page) as the incoming POP3 server address.
• Enter the same address as the outgoing SMTP server address.
• Enter the Allworx login name and password for the user as the POP3 user and password.
• Do not use Secure Password Authentication (SPA).
• Do not use SSL to communicate with the Allworx server.
• Do not use authentication for the outgoing server.
In addition, most popular email applications allow the messages to be left on the server when they are
transferred to the PC. When using this feature, the user may eventually exceed his inbox quota on the server.
To avoid this, it is recommended that you enable your email application to either delete all the server email
after N days or to delete it when it is deleted on the PC.
15.1.4 IMAP Client
IMAP provides for synchronizing email so that an account can be accessed from multiple locations. Enable
the IMAP protocol in the Network / Configuration page. In addition, the port number and maximum number of
connections can be set on the Servers / Email page.
Each user’s PC email application needs to be configured so it can send and receive messages from the
Allworx server. The precise details depend on the application but here is the required server information:
• Enter the IP address of the Allworx server’s LAN TCP/IP Address (from the Network / Configuration
page) as the incoming IMAP server address.
• Enter the same address as the outgoing SMTP server address.
• Enter the Allworx login name and password for the user as the IMAP user and password.
• Do not use Secure Password Authentication (SPA).
• Do not use SSL to communicate with the Allworx server.
• Do not use authentication for the outgoing server.
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15.2 Access Examples
15.2.1 Example 1
Requirements
Tom (login name tom) does not expect to get email at his Allworx server address, but instead uses an
external email account (tom@yahoo.com). His Allworx server voicemail should be sent to the external email
account, but should also be available from his phone.
Configuration
Set up an Allworx server Message Alias for Tom to forward all his messages to his external email account as
well as keep a copy on the Allworx server. Create a new message alias such that:
• Email Alias is set to tom.
• Members is set to tom and tom@yahoo.com.
Commentary
Tom will use his phone to delete old voicemail messages. If any email is sent to his Allworx server account, it
will be forwarded to his external account, leaving a copy on the Allworx server. If email accumulates on the
server, he will need to periodically connect with a POP email client to delete the old email messages.
15.2.2 Example 2
Requirements
Tom is a remote user of the system and does not have a phone. His extension is configured to send all calls
directly to his voicemail. He does not want to call in to get his voicemail, but instead wants all email and
voicemail messages to be sent directly to his external email account (tom@yahoo.com).
Configuration
Set up an Allworx server Message Alias for Tom to forward all his messages to his external email account.
Create a new message alias such that:
• Email Alias is set to tom.
• Members is set to tom@yahoo.com.
Commentary
Tom will get all his email and voicemail messages using his external email account. Since the system will
delete the messages off the server as soon as they are forwarded, he does not need to periodically delete
anything.
15.2.3 Example 3
Requirements
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Tom will use the Allworx server for his email. He wants to use his phone to listen to voicemail messages, but
does not want them sent to his email account.
Configuration
• Set up Tom’s Allworx server POP3 Mail Transfers configuration to transfer only email messages.
• Set up Tom’s PC email application to POP email off the Allworx server without leaving a copy on
the server.
Commentary
Tom’s email messages will be deleted off the server as soon as they are POP’d to his PC’s email application.
Voicemail messages will be kept on the server until he deletes them via his phone.
15.2.4 Example 4
Requirements
Tom will use the Allworx server for his email. He wants to use his phone to listen to voicemail messages and
wants those messages sent to his email account as well.
Configuration
• Set up Tom’s Allworx server POP3 Mail Transfers configuration to transfer both email and voicemail
messages (the default).
• Set up Tom’s PC’s email application to POP email off the Allworx server while leaving a copy on the
server until he deletes the message on his PC.
Commentary
Tom will be able to listen to his voicemail messages on his phone or on his PC (via email). If he deletes a
voicemail message using his phone, it will not be deleted on his PC. However, if he deletes a voicemail from
his PC, it will be deleted from the server, making it no longer available on his phone. He will have to
periodically delete messages from his PC so that he doesn’t exceed his message quota on the server.
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16 Backing up and Restoring Data
It is a good idea to back up your Allworx server data. In the event of a server failure, you can restore your
data from the backup. You can set up the Allworx OfficeSafe Application to create the backup as frequently
as you need. Take a few minutes to assess how much data you would be willing to lose in case you need to
restore the system from a backup.
OfficeSafe is optimized for restoring the entire Allworx server disk. It is not possible to restore only a particular
file.
16.1 How to Create a Backup
Backups are initiated from the Allworx server and require the PC creating the backup to be connected to the
server’s LAN and running the OfficeSafe application. Parameters for backups are set from both the
OfficeSafe application and the Allworx Server since the server needs to be told how and when to contact the
PC running OfficeSafe.
16.1.1 OfficeSafe Application on the PC
1. Double-click OfficeSafe on your desktop or select Programs / Allworx / OfficeSafe.
2. The PC’s Current Settings are displayed in the main dialog box. The destination of the backups is
defaulted to Backup Folder: C:\OfficeSafeBackup. Use the Modify button to set the Allworx backup
destination and port for the backup server connection. The default TCP port should be fine in most
cases. If your local network architecture requires a different port number, make sure it is changed on the
server as well as in OfficeSafe.
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16.1.2 Configuring Backups on the Allworx Server
Backups are initiated from the Allworx Server and require a destination PC running the OfficeSafe
application. A backup can be initiated either periodically or immediately. The periodic backup cycles include:
none, daily, semi-weekly, weekly and month.
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1. Access Maintenance / Backup / Modify and the above page should appear.
2. Set the Backup Start Time to have the backup performed automatically at the appointed time of the day.
3. Set the IP Address and the TCP/IP Port of the PC running OfficeSafe. These values can be obtained
from the OfficeSafe Current Settings fields.
Note: The IP Address and TCP/IP Port setting must match the OfficeSafe application settings.
4. Select the Backup Frequency. The frequency can be set from every day to once a month. More frequent
updates mean that, in case of a disk failure, you will lose less data when you restore from the last
backup.
5. Set Backup Mode to Full or Incremental.
Full: Writes all server data for every backup performed.
Incremental: Writes only the changes to the server data and merges with previous backup data. This
backup mode is helpful to speed the duration of each backup if several gigabytes are data are
actually in use on the system being backed up.
6. Click Update to save the backup settings and to return to the OfficeSafe screen. A backup will
commence at the Start Time on each day applicable based on the Frequency setting
Tips about backups:
• Once backup settings have been configured, you can use the Backup Now button to initiate an extra
backup out of the normal periodic backup period. A dialog prompt is be displayed by the server when
OfficeSafe Backup process has started.
•
Do not exit the OfficeSafe application. The OfficeSafe application must be running on the PC whenever
a backup is performed. You can use the minimize option in the application to hide it in the system tray.
Consult the activity logs to ensure backups are occurring when expected.
•
The OfficeSafe application Current Status and Activity Log will give progress during the backup
process. When the backup is completed, the Current Status state will be Idle and the Activity Log will
display “Saving backup completed successfully.”
Incremental backups only update an existing backup image. If you wish to archive multiple backups in a
rolling backup history window, full backups are required.
16.1.3 Additional Backup Options
The follow options are available from the OfficeSafe application under Backup Options:
Override Allworx Server Backup Mode – used to force a full backup when the server is set to incremental
for one of the following conditions:
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•
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After N days since the last full backup, where N is selectable
After every N incremental backups, where N is selectable
Never (default)
Retain Old Backups – used to set the number of old full backups to retain. The default is zero to conserve
disk space on the PC, but you may want to maintain at least two complete backups.
16.2 How to Restore Data
You must restore the data while the Allworx server is in Safe Mode. When in Safe Mode, the server will
always use the factory default IP address (192.168.2.254) with DHCP enabled. In order to avoid IP address
conflicts on the network, it is recommended that all the LAN connections be unplugged and to plug in only the
OfficeSafe PC used for configuring the restore.
Restores are initiated from the Allworx server in Safe Mode and require the PC providing the backup to be
connected to the server’s LAN and running the OfficeSafe application.
Step to Restore:
1. From the OfficeSafe Application, a restore will use the most recent backup by default. Select Restore
Option under Restore to select the backup to restore. If Auto Select is enabled (the Default setting), then
the most resent backup will be used. Disable Auto Select and click on the drop-down list to select any
available backup.
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2. On the Allworx server side, you need to restart the server system into Safe Mode. This can be done via
the web administration page of the server or by forcing the system into Safe Mode via the front panel of
the unit. The method used to force entry into Safe Mode via the front panel varies by product model.
Consult the installation or troubleshooting guides for your specific product model for more details. The
procedure for restarting into Safe Mode from the server application is the same for all product models
and is accessed via the Maintenance / Restart page on the web administration interface.
1. Select Enter Safe Mode after restart.
2. Click Restart.
3. Type SAFEMODE into the pop-up window.
4. The Allworx server will power down and then power back up in Safe Mode.
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3. Once the system powers up into Safe Mode you will be able to access the Safe Mode web page and
you should see a screen similar to the following:
4. In the OfficeSafe section of the screen, enter the IP Address of OfficeSafe PC that is plugged into the
server’s LAN port.
5. Select the Restore from OfficeSafe button.
Note: The PC that will provide the restore image must be running OfficeSafe.
6. Select Accept on the Confirm Restore Request dialog box to begin the restore.
7. Depending on the size of the backup data (and the performance of your network and OfficeSafe PC), it
may take several minutes or perhaps over an hour for the backup to be restored if there are several
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gigabytes of data to recover. You will see a “Restore was successful” message in the Status pane on
the Safe Mode page when the operation completes.
8. Select Reboot in Normal Mode and click the Reboot button.
CAUTION: Do NOT select Reboot the Allworx server in Normal Mode with Factory Defaults restored.
This will cause your restored settings to be lost during the reboot. If you do this by
accident, you will want to start the entire restore operation over again.
9. When the Allworx server has restarted, reconnect your LAN devices and log in to the server.
10. Verify that the data has been restored successfully.
16.3 Server-to-Server Backup and Restore
Backup and restore can be performed from one server to another. This allows a standard backup image to be
loaded onto multiple servers or replicate an existing server. Using the procedure described above, simply
perform a backup from one server and then use this backup to perform a restore onto a different server.
16.4 Exporting and Importing Backup Files
OfficeSafe manages all server backup data for you. When you need to archive this data onto other media (i.e.
DVD), store in a network location, or send the data to another site (i.e. so it can be used to replicate a server
at the other site), use the OfficeSafe export and import features.
16.4.1 Export Backup Files
Export creates an external copy of an OfficeSafe backup such that it can be imported later into this or another
OfficeSafe installation.
2. Select Export Backup under Backup.
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3. Select the backup to export.
4. Enter then name for this exported backup: <Export Name>.
5. Select the export folder: <Export Folder>.
6. Select OK to start the export operation.
The full path of the export destination will be <Export Folder>\<Export Name>; in the above example the
destination will be F:\AllWorxServerExport\Allworx_2005-11-23. The combination of export name and folder
location must be unique for each export operation.
16.4.2 Import Backup Files
Import transfers a previously exported backup into this OfficeSafe installation so that it can be used to restore
a local Allworx server.
1. Select Import Backup under Backup.
2. Select the folder to import the backup from.
Note: If the export is in its original location, then the full path will be the export name appended to the
export folder (in the above export example this would be F:\AllWorxServerExport\Allworx_200511-23).
3. Select OK to start the export.
4. When the import is completed, it will be ready to use for restores.
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17 Remote Allworx Phones and Port Expanders
A remote device is one where the phone or port expander is on a different Local Area Network (LAN) than the
Allworx server. An example of this is where the Allworx server is set up at the company’s main office but an
employee has an office phone at home. The system can be configured so that calls to and from that phone
work just as though the employee was at the company’s main office. Similarly, analog phones and CO lines
on a remote port expander can be configured so that they are seamlessly integrated into the server’s network
and dial plan.
Caution:
Correct routing of 911 emergency calls for remote Allworx phones and analog handsets attached
to remote Allworx Port Expanders cannot be guaranteed. Do not configure remote handsets if
they may be used for placing 911 calls.
Caution:
If the network connection between the Port Expander and the Allworx server is interrupted,
regular use of the Port Expander’s FXO and FXS ports will not be possible. The only option for
placing calls through a Port Expander that does not have a functional network connection to its
Allworx server is to plug an analog phone into the Power Fail port. Calls placed using this phone
will be routed to the CO line connected to FXO port 1. No other ports will be functional.
17.1 General Network Configuration Requirements
Several different network configurations can be used:
1. The Allworx server can be directly connected to the Internet via its WAN port. However, the WAN cannot
be in Use PPPoE mode.
2. The Allworx server can be behind a single 3rd-party NAT firewall. This requires a specific server and
firewall configuration that is described below.
3. The remote phone or port expander can be directly connected to the Internet.
4. The remote phone or port expander can be behind a single 3rd-party NAT firewall.
Note: Allworx cannot guarantee proper operation of 3rd-party networking products. However, Allworx
expects this to work with typical firewalls and tests against several brands. Some NAT/Firewall
configuration may be required.
17.2 Allworx Server Behind 3rd-Party NAT Firewall
To support remote devices and SIP Proxy usage when the Allworx server is behind a single 3rd-party NAT
firewall, the server’s Network Mode must be in LAN Host Mode. See Section 5.2, Network Mode: LAN Host.
When set to LAN Host Mode, the page contains a Public IP Address section as shown below:
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As instructed on the page, enter the firewall’s public IP address in the Public IP Address field. In addition, it
may be necessary to configure the firewall to statically map specific ports. This is described in the NOTE box
on the web page and is discussed further, below.
17.3 Setting Up Remote Allworx Devices
17.3.1 Configuring the Allworx Device
Configuring a remote phone or port expander requires setting two configuration parameters on the device.
The first parameter is the Boot Server IP. This is normally the IP address of the Allworx server’s WAN port.
That can be obtained from the server’s WAN TCP/IP Address parameter on the Network / Configuration
page. However, if the Allworx server network mode is set to LAN Host, then this value will be the Public IP
Address parameter on the Network / Configuration page.
The second required parameter is the Plug ‘n’ Play Secret Key. This key is displayed on the Servers / VoIP
page on the server:
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To enter the Boot Server IP and Plug ’n’ Play Secret Key into the phone, press the Config softkey and choose
the Network Settings menu. To enter the information into an Allworx Px 6/2 Expander, enter Config Mode.
See the Allworx Px 6/2 Expander Installation Guide for more information.
17.3.2 Phone or Port Expander behind a 3rd-Party Firewall
Remote phones and port expanders usually work well, even if they are behind a firewall. There are several
exceptions, each of which requires additional configuration steps. Those steps are described below.
Most problems with firewalls are avoided by the system by routing remote audio traffic through the server. By
default, all audio traffic from remote phones and port expanders runs through the Allworx server. Although
this avoids problems, it uses up bandwidth of the network connection to the server. When calls to and from
remote devices go back out over SIP trunks or over the internet to other remote devices, the bandwidth
usage is 180 Kbytes per call, double that of a regular incoming call.
This traffic can degrade the audio quality of calls that use the Internet. However, there is a server setting that
can reduces the effect by allowing audio between devices to go directly from one to the other, rather than
through the server. The setting is Force Remote Phone Audio through Server which can be found on the
Servers / VoIP page. Disabling it will reduce server bandwidth usage. However, if this is done and the phone
or port expander is behind a firewall, some configuration of the firewall may be required.
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The following sections describe some common configurations and solutions to potential problems.
17.3.2.1 Difficulty Connecting Calls
If the remote device does not register with the server or if calls to and from it cannot be connected, settings
on the firewall and the phone or port expander may have to be changed to enable communications through
the firewall. Perform the following steps:
1. Disable DHCP on the handset or port expander. For phones, this setting is on the Config / Network
Settings menu. On port expanders, the setting is found on the Config Mode page. Change the following
settings:
• DHCP – Disabled
• Remote Plug ‘n’ Play key – Set according to the procedure in Section 17.3.1, Configuring the
Allworx Device.
• Boot Server IP – Set according to the procedure in Section 17.3.1, Configuring the Allworx
Device.
• Phone/Port Expander IP – Choose an address that is consistent with the remote site’s network.
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Netmask IP – Network Mask of the remote site’s network.
Gateway IP – Gateway IP of the remote site’s network.
2. Limit the range of RTP ports that the device will use. This is set on the Server Admin page. For phones,
go to PHONE SYSTEM / Handsets / View Configuration. For port expanders, go to Network / Port
Expanders and click on the port expander Description. Set the RTP port range for the phone or port
expander to 16384 to 16393.
Forward the required IP ports through the Firewall at the remote site, per the table below.
Port Type
WAN
LAN
Protocol
BLF
2088
2088
UDP
SIP
5060
5060
UDP
RTP
16384 - 16393
16384 - 16393
UDP
17.3.2.2 Multiple Remote Devices behind the Same Firewall
If there is more than one remote Allworx device behind a firewall, settings on the firewall and the phone or
port expander must be changed to enable this configuration. Perform the following steps:
Disable DHCP on each handset or port expander. For phones, this setting is on the CONFIG / Network
Settings menu. On port expanders, the setting is found on the Config Mode page. Change the following
settings:
• DHCP – Disabled
• Remote Plug ‘n’ Play key – Set according to the procedure in Section 17.3.1, Configuring the
Allworx Device.
• Boot Server IP – Set according to the procedure in Section 17.3.1, Configuring the Allworx
Device.
• Phone/Port Expander IP – Choose an address that is consistent with the remote site’s network.
• Netmask IP – Network Mask of the remote site’s network.
• Gateway IP – Gateway IP of the remote site’s network.
Limit the range of RTP ports that each device will use and allocate different ranges for different devices. For
phones, go to PHONE SYSTEM / Handsets / View Configuration. For port expanders, go to Network /
Port Expanders and click on the port expander Description. Allocate 10 ports for each device in the
standard range (e.g. phone1: 16384 to 16393, phone2: 16394 to 16403).
Also on the device’s Configuration pages, choose different SIP ports for the devices, starting at 5060 (e.g.
phone1: 5060, phone2: 5061).
Forward the required IP ports through the firewall at the remote site, per the table below.
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Port Type
Global
Local
Protocol
IP Address
BLF
2088
2088
UDP
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SIP
5060
5060
UDP
192.168.2.7
SIP
5061
5061
UDP
169.168.2.8
RTP
16384 - 16393
16384 - 16393
UDP
192.168.2.7
RTP
16394 - 16403
16394 - 16403
UDP
192.168.2.8
Note that the BLF port need only be mapped for one of the remote devices.
17.3.2.3 Phones at Different Remote Sites, Each with a Firewall
This case is very similar to Case 17.3.2.2, Multiple Remote Devices behind the Same Firewall, above. The
difference is that mappings must be done on each site’s firewall. Be sure to map the correct RTP port range
for the device that is on the firewall being configured. Also, the BLF port (2088) must be mapped for one
device on each firewall.
17.3.2.4 Remote Phones Cannot Receive Pages
While regular calling and intercom calling works fine, paging remote phones does not. Sending pages from
the remote phone works but neither zoned nor overhead pages will typically be heard at the remote phone.
In order to enable paging to a remote phone, a VPN must be set up between the Allworx server and the
remote phone. The Allworx server settings changes are described below. Steps for configuring the
site’s firewall for the VPN vary widely so they are not covered, here.
On the Servers / VoIP Server page of the Allworx server, there are three parameters used to configure where
the server transmits zoned pages:
Paging Base IP Address – This is the multicast base IP address used by the system. Each paging zone uses
the base address plus an offset. Zone 0 (the overhead zone), uses an offset of 0, zone 1 uses an offset of 1,
etc. For example, if the base address was set to 239.255.10.0, then zone 2 would use multicast IP address
239.255.10.2.
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Paging Port – This is the UDP port number that the packets are sent to. All zones use the same port number,
but each have their own multicast IP address.
Paging Max Hop Count – This value controls the time-to-live (TTL) count in the IP header of all paging
UDP/RTP frames. Typically this value is set to 1 so that the packet will not be sent beyond the local subnet.
However, if you have multiple subnets with phones on them, this value will need to be increased.
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18 Call Routing
The Phone System / Extensions page displays User and System extensions. Some special purpose routing
of calls to these extensions is possible. Examples of these optional routes are:
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Presence Specific Routing – When on vacation, forward the call directly to voicemail (User
extensions).
Multiple Destinations – Ring multiple phones simultaneously.
Multiple Connection Attempts – Rings a series of phones when the primary phone is not answered.
On Busy Routing – Rings alternate phone(s) when the line is busy (User extensions).
Follow-Me-Anywhere – Forward the call to a cell phone or home phone.
Caller ID Based Routing – Separate call route that is dependant on the Caller ID of the incoming
call (User extensions).
Day & Night Routing – Different routes are followed when the Allworx server is in Day mode vs.
Night mode (System extensions)
Different call routes can be established for each of the seven (7) user presences. In Office, At A Meeting, On
Vacation, On Business Trip, At Home, Away, and calls received when Busy can be directed to go to different
destinations.
The System Administrator can configure permissions for users to define the routing of their extensions using
the My Allworx Manager page by enabling the corresponding checkbox on the Business / Users page. The
following sections describe how to define the routing of an extension, starting with basic routing.
18.1 Basic Routing
The building blocks of a call route are the Connection Attempts, Destinations, and Finally route. In the typical
call route, there is one Connection Attempt and the Finally route.
1. Log into the Admin page of the Allworx System and navigate to the Phone System / Extensions page.
2. To create System extensions, follow the steps below. For user extensions, proceed to the next step.
a. Select the add new Extension link (See Figure 16).
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b. Enter the desired number for the system extension. Use the show unused link to view a table of
available extensions.
c. Enter a description for the extension.
d. Skip to Step 4.
3. To Modify a User extension:
a. Select the View Call Routes link for a user (See Figure 16).
b. Below each Presence there is a section labeled Call Route for calls from all callers. Scroll to the
desired presence state, and then select the Modify link to the right.
4. In the Call Routes section, if a connection has not yet been added, click on the add a connection
attempt link. If the First connection attempt is already established, go to the next step.
5. The drop down menu that appears in the First connection attempt section provides a list of Handsets,
User Extensions, Call Monitors, and the Follow Me option. Choose the desired destination.
6. The last step is to configure the Finally route, which is the desired ending for the call if the call is not
answered.
7. For User extensions, any changes made to the call route of one presence can be assigned to the other
presences by checking the apply these changes to all of my presences check box.
8. Once satisfied with the selections, click the Update button at the bottom of the page. To see the button,
scrolling down may be required.
18.2 Multiple Destinations
To ring several phones at once, repeat the Basic Routing procedure, not including step 7.
Under the desired connection attempt, click the add a destination link. This will create another destination
drop down menu.
Pull down the menu and choose an additional phone to ring along with the phone that was previously
chosen.
Repeat the steps above to add more phones to ring simultaneously for the connection attempt.
Once satisfied with the selections, click the Update button at the bottom of the page. To see the button,
scrolling down may be required.
18.3 Multiple Connection Attempts
If alternate phones should ring when the handset(s) in the First connection attempt are not answered, create
additional connection attempts to receive the calls. Repeat the Basic Routing procedure and the Ring Several
Phones at Once (if applicable), not including step 7.
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1. Below the First connection attempt section, click on the add another connection attempt link. This will
create another connection attempt section (ex: Second, Third, etc).
2. Configure the connection attempt using the options discussed in other procedures.
3. Once satisfied with the selections, click the Update button at the bottom of the page. To see the button,
scrolling down may be required.
18.4 On Busy Routing
To avoid having callers hear a busy signal when calling a User extension, an alternative On Busy call route
can be configured.
1. Follow the Basic Routing procedure to set up the initial call route for the presence. Once the Extensions
page is displayed, select the Modify link of the presence call route.
2. Select the Modify On Busy Route radio button.
3. Select the Use Call Route below: radio button. A new call route section will appear.
4. Set up the call route using the other procedures.
5. Once satisfied with the selections, click the Update button at the bottom of the page. To see the button,
scrolling down may be required.
Note: The primary call route must be created and saved (Update button) before the On Busy Route is
created or modified.
Additional call attempts will be ignored when the busy route is configured to use a call route instead
of treating a busy as no answer.
18.5 Follow-Me-Anywhere
Calls can be forwarded to other phones outside of the Allworx System such as cell or home phones. If the
recipient does not answer the call, it will be directed back to the system in order to follow the rest of the
configured call route. In following the rest of the call route, unanswered Follow-Me-Anywhere calls may
eventually be directed to the Finally route, which permits callers to leave messages in the default voicemail
inbox. If having callers leave messages on the personal phone’s voicemail is preferred, do not use the
Follow-Me-Anywhere features. Instead, use the Finally route to direct calls to the cell or home phone by
entering the phone number into the Dial number text box.
Note: When an outside phone answers the call, the default is for the recipient will hear a prompt requesting
that a 1 be entered to accept the call. However, User extensions can be configured so that FollowMe-Anywhere calls to their extensions require a Message Center password in order to accept the call
(See Section 19, Follow-Me-Anywhere, for more information).
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1. Using the Basic Routing procedure or a combination of the other procedures, select Follow Me Æ from
the drop down menu in the connection attempt.
2. In the text box that appears to the right, enter 9† or 78 †+PIN (to gain an outside connection) followed by
the phone number.
Examples†: 9+1+aaa-xxx-nnnn, 9+1+xxx-nnnn,
78+PIN+1+aaa-xxx-nnnn, 78+PIN+xxx-nnnn
3. Select the desired number of rings. The Follow-Me-Anywhere feature requires the recipient to listen to a
message and enter a code. Therefore, increment the normal number of rings by at least two in order to
give the recipient extra time to answer the call.
4. Once satisfied with the call route selections, click the Update button at the bottom of the page. To see
the button, scrolling down may be required.
18.6 Caller ID Based Routing
The Caller ID of the incoming call to a User extension can be used to determine the call route.
1. Click on the View Call Routes link, next to the User extension that is adding a Caller ID-based route
(See Figure 16).
2. Select the add new Call Route link next to the presence that is to be configured.
3. Choose the radio button for either external or internal calls.
4. For calls from external numbers, enter the phone number with area code in the text box. For calls from
internal extensions, choose the extension from the drop down menu.
5. Use the other procedures (e.g. Basic Routing) to develop the intended route for the call.
6. Once satisfied with the call route selections, click the Update button at the bottom of the page. To see
the button, scrolling down may be required.
18.7 Day & Night Routing
System Extensions can be configured to follow one call route when the Allworx System is in Day Mode and
another when the System is in Night mode. (See Section 23, Day-Night Mode, for more information).
1. Follow the Basic Routing procedure to set up the Day Mode call route for the extension. Once the
Extensions page is displayed, select the View Call Routes link (See Figure 16).
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Extensions may vary per system. If you are using a non-default Internal Dial Plan, consult the Phone Features tab of the
My Allworx Manager page to determine what extensions are being used for the corresponding feature.
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2. Select the Modify link in the Extension Information section.
3. Enable the Use different call routes for Day and Night modes checkbox and then click the Update
button.
4. Select the Modify link in the Night mode section. Use the other procedures to develop the intended route
for the extension.
5. Once satisfied with the call route selections, click the Update button at the bottom of the page. To see
the button, scrolling down may be required.
18.8 Changing a User’s Presence Setting
18.8.1 Changing Presence via an Allworx IP Phone
When the Mute/DND button is held down for greater than 1 second, a presence menu will appear. Scroll to
the desired presence setting and then press the Select button. See the Allworx Phone Guide for more
information.
18.8.2 Changing Presence via the Allworx Message Center
1. Access the Allworx Message Center by either pressing the Message button on an Allworx handset,
dialing extension 404†, or by dialing 6 † + extension.
2. Select option 4 ‘To Change Your Message Center System Settings’.
3. Press 1 ‘To Change Your Presence Setting’.
See the Allworx User Guide for more information.
18.8.3 Changing Presence via the My Allworx Manager page
1. Open a web browser and enter the Allworx server’s LAN IP address into the address field.
Default: http://192.168.2.254
2. Click Login. An Allworx username and Message Center password are required to again access to the
call routing features.
3. Select the My Presence tab.
4. Choose the appropriate presence and then click the Change Presence button.
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Extensions may vary per system. If you are using a non-default Internal Dial Plan, consult the Phone Features tab of the
My Allworx Manager page to determine what extensions are being used for the corresponding feature.
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18.8.4 Changing Presence via the Web Admin Page
Although users can change their own presence setting, the System Administrator can change a user’s
presence by going to the Business / Users page, clicking on the Modify link of the user, and changing the
User Presence setting.
18.9 Outside Line Call Routing
Each outside line (CO Line, DID Line, SIP Proxy, SIP Gateway, or a Digital Line) has a call route associated
with it. Go to Phone System / Outside Lines and click the Modify link on one of the CO lines.
The Call Route section in the figure above determines how a call coming into the system through Digital Line
1 channel 01 is directed.
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Extension – Incoming calls can be routed to a User or System extension. Using a System Extension
provides more call routing flexibility and allows for a common route to be used for multiple lines.
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Auto Attendant – When an outside line is routed to an Auto Attendant, it goes to the designated Auto
Attendant that is defined in the Default Auto Attendant section.
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Voicemail for user – Calls that come into the System would go directly to a voicemail box for a User.
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Routed using DID Block(s) – When using DID blocks for incoming calls, the DID block has to be
enabled for the outside line or each desired channel, if using digital lines (See Section 22, Direct Inward
Dialing (DID) for more information).
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19 Follow-Me-Anywhere
The Follow-Me-Anywhere Calling feature allows inbound calls to be routed to an external number within call
routes. If the call is rejected or unanswered then the inbound call will continue along the defined call route.
Previously, external numbers were only allowed to be at the termination of the call route (the Finally attempt),
which limited the routing destination of the call if the recipient did not answer. (See Section 18.5, Follow-Me
in the Call Routing section, for more information)
When users receive a Follow-Me-Anywhere call on their external phone (e.g. cell phone, home phone), they
hear a prompt that identifies the source of the call and how to accept the call. The content of the prompt and
the acceptance method for user extensions are configurable from the Business / User page. There are
checkboxes for requiring a Message Center password to accept the call and for requiring that the caller
record their name. If both checkboxes are checked, the prompt for calls to the user’s extension will be: “Call
for (user) from (caller). To accept, enter your password followed by the pound sign.”
Note: System extensions that use Follow-Me-Anywhere will receive the default prompt: “A call is being
forwarded to you from an Allworx system. Press one to accept the call.”
The recipient of the call can consult another employee or transfer the caller to any extension (user, system or
remote site) in the Allworx System.
Consult
1. During the call press *# to obtain a dial tone while placing the caller on hold.
2. Dial the extension of the person that is to be consulted.
3. To end the consultation and return to the caller press *#.
Announced (Attended) Transfer
During the call press *# to obtain a dial tone while placing the caller on hold.
Dial the extension to which the caller is to be transferred.
Talk to the new recipient.
Hang up to complete the transfer.
Unannounced (Blind) Transfer
During the call press *# to obtain a dial tone while placing the caller on hold.
Dial the extension to which the caller is to be transferred.
Immediately hang up to complete the transfer.
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Quick Transfer
• While active on a call, the recipient can blind transfer the caller to their primary phone using *7.
• To designate a Primary Phone, navigate to the Business / Users page. Select a handset from the
Primary Phone drop down menu under the Follow Me Calling section (See figure above).
• The Primary Phone choice is independent of the user’s regular phone assignment and call routing.
It can be any phone in the system.
Note: The consult and transfer features will not work if any of the parties are connected via a SIP Trunk or
SIP Gateway.
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20 Voicemail Notification & Escalation Message Alerts
Voicemail Notification & Escalation Message Alerts send SMS text messages to cell phones and/or email
addresses when a voice message has been left in a specified voicemail inbox on the Allworx System.
The SMS text messages provide the following information:
• Allworx username associated with the voicemail inbox.
• Caller ID name and number of the caller who left the voicemail (if available).
• Date and time the voicemail was received by the voicemail inbox.
• Length of the recorded message.
• Current amount of new voicemails in the voicemail inbox.
Note: The SMS text messages are sent via the Allworx SMTP server, which requires a valid network path
from the Allworx to the destination mail server through the Internet.
20.1 Notification Mode
Voicemail Notification will send the recipient(s) an alert every time a new voicemail is received in the
voicemail inbox.
To configure voicemail Notification alerts, navigate to the Business / Users page and enable the Notification
Mode radio button.
SMS Email Messages – The address of the recipient(s) that are to be alerted of a new message in the
voicemail inbox. Only one entry is permitted per field, therefore a message alias may be used to send alerts
to multiple recipients.
The following are acceptable entries:
• Username
• Message Alias
• Cell phone number with service provider SMS text message domain (e.g. 7165552000@txt.att.net)
• Note: A list of service provider domains can be found at: www.notepage.net/smtp.htm (Check with the
Service Provider for more information).
• Email address
20.2 Escalation Mode
The Voicemail Escalation feature distributes message alerts repeatedly until a set number of retries have
been met or until any voicemail message has been retrieved. Recipients are organized into levels such that
after a certain number of message alerts are sent to the recipient(s) at one level, the alerts to the recipient(s)
at the next highest level begin.
To configure voicemail Escalation alerts, navigate to the Business / User page and enable the Escalation
Mode radio button.
Level – The order in which recipients are alerted that a message has been left in the voicemail inbox.
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SMS Email Messages – The address of the recipient(s) that are to be alerted of a new message in the
voicemail inbox. Only one entry is permitted per field, therefore a message alias may be used to send alerts
to multiple recipients.
The following are acceptable entries:
• Username
• Message Alias
• Cell phone number with service provider SMS text message domain (e.g. 7165552000@txt.att.net)
• Note: A list of service provider domains can be found at: www.notepage.net/smtp.htm (Check with the
Service Provider for more information).
• Email address
Notification Period – Period of time that elapses before another SMS message is sent to the recipients of the
level.
Maximum Retries – Maximum number of messages sent to the recipients of the level before the message
alerts proceed to the next level of the table. This does not include the initial SMS message, therefore the
recipients will be sent one more message than the value entered.
Note: Escalation message alerts will stop once the maximum number of messages has been sent to the
last populated level in the table.
Continue Notifications – Recipients will continue to receive message alerts in conjunction with the next level
or levels once escalation occurs.
Example:
A doctor’s office has an “on call hours” voicemail box. When voicemail messages are left in this box, the
notification is set to the doctor who is assigned to answer after hour emergencies. If the doctor does not
retrieve the call within X minutes an escalation message is sent to the next set of backup doctors.
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21 Key System Behavior
The Allworx server and Allworx IP phones can be configured to behave like a Key System.
21.1 Example Configuration
Requirements
An insurance agent called Best Insurance is provisioned with 3 CO lines. The office is staffed by five
employees, each having an Allworx phone. The system will behave like a Key System with a PFK on each
phone mapped to each of the CO lines. Using the PFK, each user will be able to monitor and directly answer
each of the CO lines. If not answered, an incoming call should ring 6 times before routing to a central (not
individual user) voicemail for the office.
Configuration:
1. Create a generic user on the system to receive the central voicemail for the office. Call the user “Best
Insurance”.
2. Create a system extension to route all incoming calls. Set up the call route so that it has one connection
attempt with Key System Ring Delay so the Call Appearance (phone) that will ring 6 times. Configure
the call route Finally clause to transfer to voicemail for user “Best Insurance”.
3. For each CO line, check the Enable Line Appearance checkbox on the Phone System / Outside Lines /
Modify page. Configure the call route for each CO line so all calls go to the created system extension.
4. For each Allworx phone, configure a Line Appearance PFK for each CO line. See Configuring Allworx IP
Phones section.
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22 Direct Inward Dialing (DID)
Direct inward dialing (DID) is a service offered by a local telephone company that provides a block of phone
numbers for calling into a PBX without requiring a physical line for each number. In cooperation with the PBX,
each number is mapped to a PBX extension. Each PBX user has a unique outside number that can be used
to ring the user’s phone directly, rather than directing the incoming call to an Auto Attendant.
Configuring the Allworx server for DID service involves 3 steps:
1. Creating a DID block.
2. Configure the call routing plan for the DID block.
3. Create a DID line for each DID trunk line plugged into the server.
22.1 Create a DID Block
Click on the add new DID Block link on the Direct Inward Dial Blocks section of the Phone / Outside Lines
page.
Enter the Starting Phone Number and Total number of phone numbers in the DID Block as specified by the
telephone company. Unless you already have an existing DID Routing Plan that you want use, leave it as the
default to make a new routing plan.
22.2 Configure a Call Routing Plan for the DID Block
After the DID block is created, look at the Direct Inward Dial Blocks section on the Phone System / Outside
Lines page to see the routing plan associated with the block.
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Find the Plan parameter value in the Direct Inward Dial Routing Plans section on the Phone System / Outside
Lines page. To configure the routing plan, click on the Details link.
The routing plan specifies a mapping for each DID phone number to an Allworx server extension. The plan
also permits entry of a Dialed Number Identification Service (DNIS) name for each phone number. The DNIS
name will be displayed on the recipient’s Allworx phone. If no DNIS name is entered, the originally dialed
number will be displayed on the phone. The Default Extension will be used as the mapping for any phone
numbers not specified in the Phone Number to Extension Mapping list.
22.3 Create the DID Lines
The last step in configuring the DID lines is to configure each of the incoming lines that will use DID blocks.
DID blocks can be used by the following line types:
•
T1/PRI
•
T1/RBS
•
SIP Proxy
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SIP Gateway
Below is the Modify window for a T1/PRI Digital Line.
Click on ”Routed using DID Block(s)” and check the block or blocks to use for this outside line.
Note: For Digital lines, this must be done for each channel.
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23 Day-Night Mode
The Day-Night mode feature is used to control the Auto Attendant greetings played and system extension call
routes followed, if configured for different Day-Night mode behavior, based on the business’s hours of
operation. The server can be set to either automatically switch between Day and Night mode or allow a user
to initiate the change manually. Automatic switching depends on the Day Mode Hours scheduled by the
System Administrator. However, the current mode can be overridden manually.
By default, the server is in Automatic Control. The hours of operation are defined as Monday through Friday,
8 am to 5 pm, and closed Saturday and Sunday. The Day Mode Hours fields can be configured to switch
between the modes multiple times during the day. In addition, Holiday hours can be added to override the
Daily hours based upon a certain date(s).
To change either the Day-Night Control setting, Automatic or Manual, or to edit the predefined Daily and/or
Holiday hours, select Business / Day-Night Mode then the Modify link.
Note: The server will automatically define blank fields as Night Mode.
The Day and Night modes can be changed manually using either of the following options:
1. Day Mode or Night Mode button (depends on current state) at the top of the Business / Day-Night Mode
page.
2. Day-Night Mode defined PFK on a handset. See Section 12.4.4, Day-Night Mode PFK.
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24 Auto Attendant
With older phone systems, every office needed someone who answered the phone, routed calls, and took
messages. This person usually performed other tasks too and answering the phone created disruptions,
which prevented the tasks from being accomplished. Now, with Allworx, the phone is answered automatically
by the Auto Attendant, which frees up the operator for other duties.
Using the Auto Attendant to answer your phone automatically helps direct callers to the person or department
they want. Callers can listen to a list of services and decide which one best suits their need, use the dial by
name option to connect to an employee directly, or listen to the directories for the extension of an employee.
You can set up anywhere from 1 to 9 Auto Attendants depending on your need. Each Auto Attendant can be
assigned to one or more CO Line, DID Line, SIP Proxy, SIP Gateway, or Digital Line. For example, one Auto
Attendant can be used to answer calls for Sales and another for Service. In addition, three types of greetings
can be recorded for each Auto Attendant: a custom message to be used any time, one to be used when the
server is in Day Mode, and the third to be used when the server is in Night Mode.
24.1 Configuring the Auto Attendant
Expand Phone System and click Auto Attendants.
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The nine Auto Attendants are numbered 431 to 439 †. The list of Auto Attendants show the attributes
assigned to each one. Click the Modify link for the specific Auto Attendant to set up.
†
Extensions may vary per system. If you are using a non-default Internal Dial Plan, consult the Phone Features tab of the
My Allworx Manager page to determine what extensions are being used for the corresponding feature.
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“Prompts” are messages from the Auto Attendant that gives the caller instructions and “Features” are tasks
that the Auto Attendant performs when the caller dials a certain sequence. The selectable Features and
Prompts available are:
Field
Options
Prompt/Description (if applicable)
Description
N/A
Enter description of the Auto Attendant
Dial-By-Name Menu (#1)
disabled
Allows callers to type the spelling of a user’s name based
on the setting in the Dial-By-Name Spell Option field
enabled (default)
Dial-By-Name Prompt
do not play
Prompt: Press #1 to dial by name.
play (default)
Dial-By-Name Spell
Option
spell first or last
name
Select the spelling method for the Dial-By-Name option
spell last name
spell first name
Dial-By-Directory Menu
(#2)
Dial-By-Directory Prompt
disabled
enabled (default)
do not play
play (default)
Dial It Now Prompt
do not play
play (default)
End Call Prompt
Allows the caller to listen to a list of users and their
extension and then enter an extension.
Prompt: Press #2 for a listing of all users and their
extensions.
Prompt: If you know your party's extension you may dial it
now.
do not play
Prompt: Press 9 or hang up to end your call.
play (default)
Repeat Options Prompt
do not play
Prompt: Press * to listen to these choices again.
play (default)
Speed Dial Numbers
Allowed
not allowed (default)
(support for dialing 350-399, 34000-34999 † from main
menu)
The Auto Attendant can be configured to allow a single number to be dial as Menu Shortcut, which will
transfer a caller to designated extensions or another Auto Attendant. Select an extension in the drop-down
menu for the corresponding digit, there are ten shortcuts available for each Auto Attendant (0 through 9). ‘0’
is assigned to ‘0 – operator’ by default†. If the Operator is changed to a digit other than 0, the shortcut will
automatically be adjusted to dial the configured digit. However, shortcut 0 will still be used for the Operator. If
you wish to change which shortcut is used, first update the Internal Dial Plan then modify the shortcuts.
When completed with the configuration, click Update to save the setting for the Auto Attendant.
†
Extensions may vary per system. If you are using a non-default Internal Dial Plan, consult the Phone Features tab of the
My Allworx Manager page to determine what extensions are being used for the corresponding feature.
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24.2 Recording Auto Attendant Greetings and Messages
In addition to the Prompts selected, you can record three greetings for each Auto Attendant. The greetings
and prompts are played in this order:
• Day Mode Greeting (or Night Mode Greeting, depending on the time of day)
• Custom Message
• Other configured prompts.
Note: After all prompts have been played, if the caller presses * to hear the selections again, the Day-Night
Mode greeting is skipped.
Follow these steps to record a new greeting:
1. Dial the Auto Attendant extension (431-439 †) you want to change. You will hear the default welcome
greeting.
Note: If the system is configured for Multiple Language Pack, the new greetings and messages will be
associated with the current language in this Auto Attendant. To record greetings and messages
for an alternate language for use by this Auto Attendant, switch languages before proceeding to
the next step.
2. Dial # and 9.
3. After the beep, enter the Administrator password, followed by the pound sign.
4. Choose the Greeting or Message to be recorded.
Dial
Greeting
1
Day Mode Greeting
2
Night Mode Greeting
3
Custom Message
4
Manage Call Queues
#
Return to the Auto Attendant
*
Replay the options
5. Press 2 to start recording after the beep. Press # when you are finished. You can adapt the following
scripts for your message.
Greeting
Sample Script
Day Mode
Welcome to <your company name>, your best source for <product>.
Dial 1 for store hours and directions. Dial 2 for Sales. Dial 3 for Service. Dial 0 to
†
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My Allworx Manager page to determine what extensions are being used for the corresponding feature.
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reach the operator.
Night Mode
Welcome to <your company name>, your best source for <product>. We are currently
closed but will re-open at <opening time>. Our hours are <hours of operation>.
If you know your party’s extension, you may dial it now. You may also leave a
message in our general mailbox at extension <number>.
Custom
<Your company name> is the premier provider of <products>. We specialize in
<specialty>. Our latest product is . . .
6. Now select:
Dial
Task
1
Save the greeting
2
Change the greeting
3
Review the greeting
#
Cancel the changes
*
Replay the options
The above steps can be repeated for each of the Auto Attendants that you desire to configure.
24.3 Assigning the Auto Attendant to an Outside Line
It is straightforward to select an Auto Attendant to associate with a particular outside line. This setting is
determined by the default Auto Attendant selected in the configuration of the outside line:
1. Go to Phone System / Outside Lines and click Modify next to the outside line that you would like
answered by the Auto Attendant.
2. Under Call Route, make sure that Auto Attendant is selected.
3. Under Default Auto Attendant, select the Auto Attendant you want to answer incoming calls on this line.
4. Click Update to save settings.
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The same procedure can be followed for any of the outside lines, including SIP Gateways and SIP Proxies.
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25 Call Queues
Call Queues are useful when incoming calls are too numerous to immediately answer them all. The incoming
calls go into a hold queue and agents (people responsible for answering calls from a queue) can answer
each call in first-in-first-out (FIFO) order. Allworx IP phones provide rich support for working with Call Queues.
All other supported phones provide only very limited ability to work with this feature.
Note: This is an optional feature that requires the Call Queuing Feature Key.
Some of the available features are:
• The caller will hear an initial greeting message when entering the queue. In addition, a status message
will replay periodically to all calls in the queue. The replay interval can be configured. These messages
can be system default messages or custom messages.
•
Using an Allworx IP phone, an agent can log in (or log out) his/her phone to the group responsible for
handling a particular Call Queue. Once logged in, his/her phone will ring when calls are in the queue,
he/she can monitor the status of the queue, and he/she can answer calls in the queue. The conditions
under which the agent’s phone will ring can be configured, thus providing significant flexibility in
managing the Call Queue.
•
A queue can be configured with a maximum call wait time after which a call can be hung up, transferred
to an Auto Attendant, or transferred to a specified user’s voicemail.
•
Statistics of all queues can be viewed by any employee after logging into their My Allworx Manager
page. Employees have to be given permission by the System Administrator to be allowed to reset the
fields to 0 for either individual queues or all queues (found under Business / Users web page).
To enable Call Queues:
• The Call Queuing Feature Key must be installed.
• The queue must be configured.
• The agent’s Allworx IP phone must be configured.
• The agent must log into the phone and answer calls that are in the queue.
• The system must be configured to route calls to the queue.
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25.1 Configuring a Queue
The first step in using Call Queues is to configure the queues. Go to the Phone System / Call Queues page.
The system supports 10 queues. To configure a queue, click the Modify link. Then click the change link on
the queue you want to configure. The following window will be displayed:
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Change the Description to something meaningful (For example: Customer Support). The number for Replay
Status Message is the number of seconds between replays of the queue status message to waiting callers.
The Maximum Wait is the maximum time, in minutes, that a caller can wait before the call is moved to one of
the final dispositions shown.
Note: If the caller presses 0 while in the queue, the call exits the queue just as if the maximum wait time
was reached. This is especially useful if the final disposition of a call is Auto Attendant or Voicemail
since the caller can exit the queue early without hanging up. This option can be mentioned when
recording a custom queue greeting or status message for caller convenience (See Section 25.1.1,
Managing Custom Queue Message Content).
When finished with the configurations on this page, click the Done link and then the Update button on the
previous page (Phone System / Call Queues / Modify).
25.1.1 Managing Custom Queue Message Content
The server provides a default message for the initial greeting for when a call enters a queue and a default
status message that is replayed periodically while the caller waits. To customize these messages, you can
either record new messages directly into the server using the phone or record them via some other means
and transfer the audio files to the server. The instructions can be found by clicking on the manage link near
the top of the Phone System / Call Queues page.
Follow these steps to record a new greeting:
1. Dial an Auto Attendant extension (431-439 †). You will hear the greeting.
Note: If the system is configured for Multiple Language Pack, the new queue greetings and messages
will be associated with the current language in the Auto Attendant. To record greetings and
messages for an alternate language, switch languages before proceeding to the next step.
2. Dial # and 9.
3. After the beep, enter the Administrator password.
4. Dial 4 to choose Manage Call Queues.
Dial
Greeting
1
Day Mode Greeting
2
Night Mode Greeting
3
Custom Message
4
Manage Call Queues
#
Return to the Previous Menu
*
Replay the options
†
Extensions may vary per system. If you are using a non-default Internal Dial Plan, consult the Phone Features tab of the
My Allworx Manager page to determine what extensions are being used for the corresponding feature.
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1. Enter the number of the Call Queue to manage (0 through 9).
2. Dial 1 or 2 to select the greeting or message to be recorded.
Dial
Greeting
1
Manage Call Queue Greeting
2
Manage Call Queue Status Message
#
Return to the Auto Attendant
*
Replay the options
1. Dial 2 to start recording. Begin speaking after the beep. Dial # when you are finished. Then select from
the following options:
Dial
Task
1
Save the greeting
2
Change the greeting
3
Review the greeting
#
Cancel the changes
*
Replay the options
25.2 Servicing a Queue with an Allworx IP Phone
25.2.1 Configuring the Phone
An Allworx IP phone can be configured such that one of its Programmable Function Keys (PFK) can monitor
the status of a queue and allow the user to answer a waiting call. This type of PFK is called a Queue
Appearance. To configure the PFK:
1. Go to the Phone System / Handsets page and click on the View Configuration link for the phone you
want to configure.
2. Click the Modify link in the Programmable Function Keys section.
3. Select a PFK to designate for this queue.
4. Click the drop down arrow, and select Queue Appearance for this PFK’s function.
5. Now click the define link that appears.
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The define window is displayed below:
On this page, the first selection is to choose the particular Call Queue to be designated for this PFK. Next is a
checkbox to specify that the phone should automatically Log into the agent group responsible for servicing
the queue. The Ring Type might be set to a unique type for this phone so that the agent can easily
distinguish calls in the queue from other calls to his phone.
The page contains a description of most of the parameters. These parameters control the ring behavior for
this agent’s phone when a call is in the queue.
25.2.2 Agent Phone Configuration Example
Requirements
Suppose you have three agents to handle calls in a Customer Support queue. You desire Agent 1 and Agent
2 to answer most of the calls, while allowing calls to overflow to Agent 3 when necessary. Furthermore, you
want to give each agent two minutes to finish updating a log about the previous call before his or her phone
will ring with a new call in the queue. You can achieve this by configuring each of the agent’s phones as
follows:
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Agent Phone Configurations
Agent 1
Agent 2
Agent 3
Wait Period
0 seconds
0 seconds
180 seconds
Number of Callers
1
1
5
Rest Time
120 seconds
120 seconds
120 seconds
Commentary
Agent 3’s phone will ring when any call has been in the queue for three minutes (or five or more callers are in
the queue). This might happen because Agents 1 and 2 are:
• Already talking to other callers in the queue.
• Away from their desk.
• Have finished with their previous call, but are in their 2 minute rest interval.
• Are ignoring their ringing Customer Support Queue Appearance because they are on another
phone call, talking with someone in their office, etc.
25.2.3 Logging in and out of the Queue
When an agent’s phone is not logged in to the agent group responsible for handling calls from a queue, the
Queue Appearance button will be red and the agent’s phone will not ring when a call is in the queue.
While not logged in to the agent group for the queue, the Queue Appearance PFK will flash red when a call is
in the queue. If the agent momentarily hits the Queue Appearance PFK while flashing red, he can answer the
next call in the queue.
To log in to the agent group for that queue, hold down the Queue Appearance button for 1 ½ seconds. The
light on the button will then either go out if there are no calls in the queue or flash green if there are calls
waiting.
To logout, hold the Queue Appearance button for 1 ½ seconds and the button will change to red indicating
that you are logged out.
Note: The auto-login checkbox can be checked on the Queue Appearance PFK configuration page so that
the agent’s phone is automatically logged in when the phone is rebooted. Then, unless the agent logs
out, his phone will always be in the agent group responsible for handling calls in that Call Queue.
25.3 Servicing a Queue with a Non-Allworx IP Phone
As stated earlier, the Call Queue feature has been designed to be used with Allworx IP phones while all other
phones provide only a very limited ability to work with this feature. The only function a non-Allworx IP phone
can participate in is answering a call that is in the queue. Any phone can do this by dialing 441x †, where the
last digit is the queue number (0-9). The phone will never ring indicating that a call is waiting in the queue.
†
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25.4 Configuring Calls to Route to the Queue
A call enters a Call Queue when it is routed from a system or user extension. Therefore, configuring the
server so that inbound calls enter a Call Queue is little different from configuring it for any inbound call
routing. The same features for the handling of any inbound call can be used to route a call to a Call Queue:
• The outside call can be sent to the Auto Attendant or route directly to the queue extension.
• If the call goes to the Auto Attendant, a menu short cut can be set up to route the call to the queue
extension.
See the Call Routing section in this document for information on setting up call routes. Both user extensions
and system extensions can be set up so the call will route to a Call Queue.
Go to the Auto Attendant / Menu Shortcuts section of the Phone System / Auto Attendants page to set up an
Auto Attendant menu shortcut.
25.4.1 Example 1: Call Routing To Auto Attendant and Then Call Queue
Requirements
The inbound call will come in to the Auto Attendant. The custom Auto Attendant greeting will include, “For
customer support, press 2.” When the caller presses 2, they will hear the customer support queue greeting
and be placed in the queue.
Configuration:
1. The inbound call will come in on an outside line. The outside line’s call route is set to route calls to the
Auto Attendant.
2. A system extension is created for customer support. Its call route is configured so that calls are
immediately transferred to the customer support Call Queue.
3. An Auto Attendant custom greeting is recorded that tells the callers to press 2 to reach customer
support.
4. An Auto Attendant menu shortcut is configured so that digit 2 calls the customer support system
extension.
25.4.2 Example 2: Call Routing Directly to Call Queue
Requirements
The inbound call will come in directly to the queue.
Configuration:
• A system extension is created for customer support. Its call route is configured so that calls are
immediately transferred to the customer support Call Queue.
• The inbound call will come in on an outside line. The outside line’s call route is set to route calls
directly to the customer support system extension.
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25.4.3 Example 3: Call Routing To AA, Live Answer Option, and then Call Queue
Requirements
The inbound call will come in to the Auto Attendant. The custom Auto Attendant greeting will include, “For
customer support, press 2.” When the caller presses 2, the customer support person’s phone will ring. This
allows the call to be answered live, if possible, rather than hearing the queue’s greeting message. If the call
isn’t answered after 4 rings, the call will route to the customer support queue and the caller will hear the
customer support queue greeting and be placed in the queue.
Configuration:
1. The inbound call will come in on an outside line. The outside line’s call route is set to route calls to the
Auto Attendant.
2. An Auto Attendant custom greeting is recorded that tells the callers to press 2 to reach customer
support.
3. A system extension is created for Customer Support. The call route for this is set so the call:
• Rings the Customer Support person’s phone 4 times.
• Then if no answer, the call is transferred to the customer support Call Queue.
4. An Auto Attendant menu shortcut is configured so that digit 2 calls the customer support system
extension.
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26 Call Monitors
Call Monitors are connection attempts that allow one call to ring multiple phones. Call Monitors are analogous
to ringing Call Queues in that multiple calls may be ringing on a single Call Monitor and are answered in first
in first out (FIFO) order.
The notion of a Call Monitor was first available as a single Key System Ring Delay feature. This was renamed
to Call Monitors and extended to ten unique instances as of version 5.3; the single Key System Ring Delay
option remains as one of the available Call Monitors. Call Monitor features are only available for Allworx IP
phones.
Features of Call Monitors:
• Can ring multiple Allworx IP phones on the system with a single call.
• Can stack multiple ringing calls to a single Call Monitor extension.
• Up to ten available Call Monitors.
• Allworx handsets can be configured for multiple Call Monitors.
• Allworx handsets can be configured for multiple occurrences of the same Call Monitor.
26.1 Difference between Call Monitors and Call Queues
Comparing the functionality of Call Monitors to Call Queues is helpful in explaining the concept of the Call
Monitor. Most people are very familiar with a Call Queue and the concept of how incoming calls are answered
by the call queuing application where a standard prompt plays out while each caller waits their turn until the
next available agent services them. Conceptually, a Call Monitor is the exact same principle except that the
Allworx server application never answers the Call Monitor on its own. The incoming caller simply hears
ringing to allow the first agent to answering the call to do a live answer of the call.
Call Monitors work best when you desire a live answer of each and every call. Call Queues are preferred if
the wait time is typically going to be an extended period of such that you do not want callers to hear extended
ringing until the next agent is available to service them.
26.2 Configuring a Call Monitor
26.2.1 Modify Call Monitor Description
The description of the Call Monitors can be modified by expanding Phone System / Call Monitor and then
selecting Modify under Action. The system supports up to ten Call Monitors. Press Update to accept the new
description and return to the Phone System / Call Monitor screen.
26.2.2 Set up Call Monitor into Call Route
Call monitors are programmed into call routes via a selection on the call routing configuration screen. To
assign a Call Monitor to a specific extension or call route:
1. Navigate to Phone System / Extensions.
2. Select View Call Routes under Actions for the particular extension.
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3. Select Modify for the first Call Route.
4. Select add a connection attempt, if none are available.
5. Under First connection attempted (or any of the connection attempts), select the applicable Call Monitor
from the drop-down menu and select the number of rings.
6. Press Update when completed
Like all other call routes, Call Monitors can have multiple connection attempts and terminate with: hang up,
transfer to Auto Attendant, transfer to voicemail, transfer to queue, and dial number, upon completion of
connection attempts.
Note: One or more Call Monitors can be programmed into a call route.
26.3 Call Monitor with an Allworx IP Phone
The Allworx IP phones need to be configured for the Call Monitor.
26.3.1 Configuring the Phone
Allworx IP phone Programmable Function Keys (PFK) can be configured to display the status of and answer
a Call Monitor. All phones with a PFK define for a particular Call Monitor will ring when a call is routed to that
Call Monitor. To configure the PFK:
1. Expand Phone System and select Handset.
2. Select View Configuration for the appropriate SIP Handset.
3. Select Modify under Action in the Programmable Function Keys (PFK) section.
4. For the targeted PFK, select Call Monitor from the drop-down menu.
5. Select define (if revising, select change) for this Key under the Type heading, the following pop-up will
appear:
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6. Select the applicable Call Monitor for the PFK from the Monitor drop-down menu, in the above example
this is Monitor 0.
7. Set the Ring Type from the drop-down menu. This allows a unique ring such that the Call Monitor can
be distinguished from other calls to this phone.
8. Select Done to complete the assignment.
9. Select Update to save the new PFK setting.
In addition, an Allworx IP phone can be programmed to display:
• Multiple Call Monitors per phone to track more than one Call Monitor.
• Multiple occurrences of the same Call Monitor. This allows a user to take more than one call at a
time from the same Call Monitor, so that additional calls are not missed while attending to the
current call.
26.4 Configuring Calls to Route to the Call Monitor
A call enters a Call Monitor when it is routed from a system or user extension. Therefore, configuring the
server so that inbound calls enter a Call Monitor is the same as configuring it for any inbound call routing.
The same features for the handling of any inbound call can be used to route a call to a Call Monitor:
• The outside call can be sent to the Auto Attendant or route directly to the Call Monitor extension.
• If the call goes to the Auto Attendant, a menu short cut can be set up to route the call to the Call
Monitor extension.
See the Call Routing section in this document for information on setting up call routes. Both user extensions
and system extensions can be set up to route a call to a Call Monitor.
Go to the Auto Attendant / Menu Shortcuts section of the Phone System / Auto Attendants page to set up an
Auto Attendant menu shortcut.
26.4.1 Example 1: Call Routing to Auto Attendant and then Call Monitor
Requirements
The inbound call will come in to the Auto Attendant. The custom Auto Attendant greeting will include, “For
marketing, press 3.” When the caller presses 3, the line will start ringing the Call Monitor key for the
marketing group’s phones.
Configuration
1. The inbound call will come in on an outside line. The outside line’s call route is set to route calls to the
Auto Attendant.
2. A system extension is created for a Marketing monitor on the first connection attempt.
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3. Configure a Call Monitor Programmable Function Key for each of the marketing group’s phones.
4. An Auto Attendant custom greeting is recorded that tells the callers to press 3 to reach marketing group.
5. An Auto Attendant menu shortcut is configured so that digit 3 calls the Marketing group extension.
26.4.2 Example 2: Call Routing to Call Monitor and then Transfer to a Call Queue
Requirements
The inbound call will ring directly to a Support Call Monitor. If not answered, then will be the call will be
transferred to the Customer Support queue.
Configuration:
1. A Customer Support system extension is created using the Support Call Monitor on the first connection
attempt and that will then transferred to the Customer Support queue.
2. The inbound call will come in on an outside line. The outside line’s call route is set to route calls directly
to the Customer Support system extension.
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27 Parking Orbits
Parking Orbits can be used to place a call on system wide hold via a specially designated extension number
that can be picked up by any other handset in the system. For example, you can park a call from your office,
then walk to another location in the building and retrieve that call at the new location. Parking is also useful
when used in conjunction with Overhead or Zoned Paging such that another party may retrieve a call you
have just parked without you having to know what extension that party are currently at.
The Allworx server supports up to nine parked calls at one time where each currently parked call is
associated with a specific slot retrieval number in the phone system from extensions 701 through 709 †. When
a call is newly parked, it is assigned the lowest available slot number. These slots available for parked calls
are referred to as Parking Orbits.
The Allworx Phone Guide describes how a call is placed into and retrieved from a Parking Orbit.
27.1 Configuring Call Parking Orbits
The parked call timeout (10 to 3600 seconds) and the call routing pattern at timeout can be configured from
the Phone System / Call Park page. The call can be transferred to any system extension or return to the Call
Appearance of the handset that originally parked the call. By default the timeout duration is set to 600
seconds and the routing is ‘Transfer call to the Default Auto Attendant’.
27.2 Configuring Parking Orbits for Allworx IP Phones
Allworx IP phones can be configured via its Programmable Function Keys (PFK) to monitor the status of
Parking Orbits. The Parking Orbit PFK indicates the parked or idle status for its associated Parking Orbit.
Calls parked by the local station (the handset parking the call) will display differently than calls parked from
other stations. The Parking Orbit PFK can also be configured to provide a reminder that a call has been
parked.
1. Expand Phone System and select Handset.
2. Select View Configuration for the appropriate SIP Handset.
3. Select Modify under Programmable Function Keys (PFK) section.
4. For the targeted PFK, select Parking Orbit from the drop-down menu.
†
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5. Select define for this Key under Type heading.
6. Set the particular Parking Orbit (701 – 709 †) that this PFK is to monitor. A station that is configured to
monitor only a subset of parking orbits should start with 701 and work its way up so that the mostly
commonly assigned orbits will always be available.
7. Set the Reminder Duration to ring the handset upon call being parked for this elapsed time (enter 0 to
disable the reminder or enter a time period from 10 to 600 seconds).
8. Select Done to complete the assignment of the PFK settings.
9. Select Update to save all PFK assignments.
As always, for the above changes to take affect, the associated phone station must be rebooted. See the
phone configuration section for all other details about phone configuration.
Notes about Parking Orbits
All analog, Allworx, and 3rd-party IP phones can be used to park and retrieve calls. However, only Allworx IP
phones can be configured to live-monitor Parking Orbits and support parked call reminders. Additionally,
Allworx IP phones are configurable so the station’s HOLD button can be used to automatically do either local
station HOLD operations or automatic PARK operations with a minimal number of manual steps.
Note: The only option for parking calls using analog phones or 3rd-party IP phones is to perform an
announced location park by transferring the call to extension 700†.
†
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28 Zoned Paging and Overhead Paging
The Allworx products support two related forms of Paging. The first type of paging is Overhead Paging. This
type of paging has its audio go out through the LINE OUT jack of the associated server. If used at a site, one
typically hooks the LINE OUT jack to a paging amplifier or some sort of Public Address Announcement
system.
The other type of paging is referred to as Zoned Paging. The Zoned Page audio typically emits from a
selected set of Allworx IP phones through their speakerphone speakers. Each set of phones that emit the
same class of pages is referred to a zone. Each station can be in any combination of zones desired.
Additionally, any combination of zones can be assigned to the Overhead Paging circuit so that those pages
also play their audio out to the LINE OUT jack referred to above.
Allworx systems support a total of 10 paging zones via a common paging circuit. That is, while you can
configure and use any combination zones desired and each station can be in any combination of zones
desired, for this reason only a single zone can have an active page at any one instant in time.
The 10 paging zones are accessed consecutively via extensions 460 through 469. One extension
corresponds to each one of the 10 zones.
28.1 Paging Amplifier and Door Release Relay
Most Allworx server products support an internal relay that is controlled to be active when a LINE OUT
overhead page is currently active in the system. The relay can alternatively be used to control a door release
mechanism so that a phone extension can be dialed to allow someone entry to a secured area. The contacts
of the relay associated with these features are available via the DB-9 connector (9-pin D shell serial type
connector) of the Allworx server. See the installation instructions for connectivity details.
When configured in paging amplifier mode, this relay feature is useful for using the relay contacts to control
when power is fed to an external paging amplifier.
When configured in door relay mode, the relay is useful for activating a door release solenoid mechanism of
some form.
The relay operation mode is configured on the Phone System / Paging configuration page and can be set
exclusively to one of the following modes:
• Door Entry System – by setting the relay mechanism to this mode, a door entry system can be remotely
activated to allow access by dialing extension 403 †. The relay will activate for the duration of the phone
call or five (5) seconds, whichever is shorter.
•
Paging Amplifier – by setting the relay mechanism to this mode, the paging amplifier system will
automatically activate immediately preceding each overhead page and then turn back off once the
page completes.
•
Unconnected – setting the relay feature to this mode will completely disable the relay and it will not
operate through either mechanism.
†
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28.2 Paging Zone Names
The name assigned to each of the paging zones (0 - 9 and corresponding extensions 460 - 469 †) can be
modified to provide a meaningful descriptive name. To change the names of the zone navigate, to the Phone
System / Paging and select Modify in the Paging Zone Names section of the page.
If you change the names of any Paging Zones, any handsets with a PFK defined for those Paging Zones will
not use the new name until the handset has been rebooted.
28.3 Paging Zone Operation on the Handsets
Each applicable lineout and Allworx handset can be added to or removed from each of the paging zones. By
default, each applicable lineout and handset are enable for paging zone 0 and disabled for all others. The
paging zones can also be enabled and disabled on the handset configuration page. The handsets can be
configured to one of the following relative to all pages received:
• Pages always accepted.
• Pages accepted only while on hook.
• Pages never accepted.
If you change the zones for a handset, it is necessary to reboot the handset for the changes to take effect.
†
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29 Multiple Language Support
The Allworx server supports having a second language in addition to US English for audio prompts heard by
users of the system. The system can be configured to play one language in particular circumstances and a
different language in others. Callers can be permitted to switch between the two languages by pressing ‘##’.
This is an optional feature that requires the Multiple Language Pack feature key.
Note: Only the default audio prompts are available in languages other than US English. Text on the Web
Admin pages and telephone displays are in English.
Some important aspects of Multiple Language support:
• US English is factory-installed as the Primary language. A Language Pack (available from the Allworx
Reseller Portal) can be installed and selected as either the Primary or Secondary language.
• Points of origin of new calls (Outside Lines, Users, and handset Call Appearances) are each assigned
a language. The language is configurable but defaults to Primary.
• The language of the prompts played by the following call applications in the Allworx system can be
configured to use the language of the call’s point of origin or override it with a specific language:
o Auto Attendants
o Queues
o Leaving Voicemail
o Phone Features (When Call Park, Call Forward, Do Not Disturb extensions are dialed)
o Conference Center
o Follow Me
o Message Center
• The following applications can be configured to permit users to switch languages by pressing ‘##’.
o Auto Attendants
o Queues
o Conference Center
o Follow Me
o Message Center
• Applications that allow switching can be configured to play a language change prompt. The prompt will
be played in the opposite language. That is, the prompt “To switch to English, press ##” will be spoken
in English when played for an Auto Attendant that is configured with Spanish prompts.
• Custom greetings and messages for Auto Attendants and Queues can be recorded separately for the
Primary and Secondary languages. The recordings are saved as Primary and Secondary and are not
associated with the specific language. Therefore, if the actual language that is used as Primary
changes, the original Primary custom recordings will continue to be used when the system is using the
new Primary language. The same is true for recordings assigned to the Secondary language. To reassign the Primary recordings to the Secondary language and vice-versa, the recordings must be
exported then imported to the desired language.
• Calls that come into the system from Remote Allworx servers will retain the language that was being
used by the remote system, unless overridden by application language settings on the local server.
Note: All interconnected Allworx servers must run the same release of software and be outfitted with
the same languages.
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29.1 Language Pack Installation
The system’s default language is US English. Once the Multiple Language Pack feature key has been added
to the system, additional languages can be installed.
To install an additional language:
1. Download the language pack from the software download page of the Reseller Portal at
www.allworx.com.
2. Unzip the download and copy the language pack (.alp) file onto the PC.
3. Log into the Allworx Administration page.
4. Navigate to Phone System > Languages.
5. In the Language Pack Installation and Removal section of the page, click the Browse or Choose button.
6. Navigate to the location of the language file on the PC. Select the .alp file and click Open.
7. Click the Install button.
8. If the installation was successful, choose the Modify link next to Server Language Configuration.
9. Select the new language for the Primary or Secondary language, as desired.
10. Choose a second available language (e.g. US English) as the Primary or Secondary language then
click Update. The Languages page is displayed.
11. For the changes to take effect, the server must be restarted. Click the restart link to view the restart
options. Reboot the server in Normal Mode.
12. Once the reboot is complete, log in and navigate to the Languages page. Verify that the languages are
configured, as desired. Using the procedures below, configure the system behavior.
29.2 Language Settings
29.2.1 Outside Lines
Each outside line has a default language. When calls are received over an outside line, they are assigned the
default language for that line. Thereafter, when the call reaches some applications within the server (e.g.
Auto Attendant, Queue), the outside line language will be used or overridden, depending on the application’s
language setting.
Outside line default language can be set in the following locations:
• CO Line
• SIP Proxy
• SIP Gateway
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•
•
DID Routing Plan – Default route
DID Routing Plan – Mapped extensions
Digital Lines – Each line
Default Language choices:
• Primary – When calls from the outside line are routed to applications within the Allworx System (e.g.
Auto Attendants, Queues, Conference Center), if the application’s language is set to Automatic, the
prompts will be played in the system’s Primary language.
• Secondary – When calls from the outside line are routed to applications within the Allworx system, if the
application’s language is set to Automatic, the prompts will be played in the system’s Secondary
language, if one has been installed.
• Use Source (DID Routing Plans only) – When calls from the DID line are routed to applications within
the Allworx System, if the application’s language is set to Automatic, the prompts will be played in the
language choice that was set for the outside line that is using the DID Routing Plan. For example, if a
SIP Proxy’s default language is Secondary and the default language of the extension mapped in the
DID Routing Plan is Use Source, calls will be assigned Secondary as their language.
Note: In a DID Routing Plan, if a default language other than Use Source is selected, the DID Routing
Plan’s default language will override the Outside Line’s language.
To set the default language for an Outside Line:
1. Navigate to Phone System / Outside Lines.
2. Choose the CO, Digital, SIP Gateway, or SIP Proxy to be configured.
3. Locate the Default Language list box.
4. Pull down the list and select the desired setting.
5. Select the Update button.
29.2.2 Remote Allworx
The default language for calls coming from a Remote Allworx server cannot be set. These calls will already
have been assigned a default language on the remote server. For language selection in a multi-site
installation to work properly, all servers must be running the same software version and have the Multiple
Language Pack feature key installed.
29.2.3 Call Appearances
Call Appearances can be used to originate calls. Therefore, each has a default language setting. For each
phone’s Call Appearances, choose the language that best meets the needs of the user(s) of the phone. If a
phone has multiple Call Appearances, the Call Appearances can be assigned different default languages.
When calls from the Call Appearance are routed to applications within the Allworx System (e.g. Auto
Attendants, Queues, Conference Center), the Call Appearance language will be used or overridden,
depending on the application’s language setting.
To set the default language for a Call Appearance:
1. Navigate to Phone System / Handsets.
2. Locate the handset to be configured.
3. Click on the Modify link for the desired Call Appearance.
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4. Locate the Default Language list box.
5. Pull down the list and select the desired language.
6. Select the Update button.
29.2.4 Call Applications
Various applications (e.g. Auto Attendants, Queues) within the Allworx system play audio prompts. The
language behavior of the prompts can be controlled using the settings on the Phone System / Languages
Web Admin page. Select the modify link next to the Call Application Language Settings section label to
change the following individual settings:
Answer Language
This setting controls the language of the prompts using the following options:
• Primary – Prompts will be played in the Primary language. This overrides the call’s current language.
• Secondary – Prompts will be played in the Secondary language, if one is installed. This overrides the
call’s current language.
• Automatic – Prompts will be played in the call’s current language. For calls coming from an Outside
Line or Call Appearance, the default language of the call’s origin will be used. If calls came from some
other application (e.g. the call came into a Queue from an Auto Attendant), the language that was used
in the previous application (e.g. Auto Attendant) will be used.
Allow Language Change
When a call reaches an application, this setting permits the caller to switch languages, if they desire. To
switch languages, callers must press the pound key twice (##). To permit callers to change language, for the
desired application, check the box in the Allow Language Change box.
Language Change Prompt
When a call reaches an application (except for when leaving a voicemail message or when using phone
features), this setting controls whether a prompt to change language is played using the following options:
• Always play – Every time a call reaches the application, in addition to the prompts that are normally
played, the prompt to change the language is played (e.g. “To switch to English, press ##”)
• Never play – The prompt to change the language is not played. This is useful when the prompt to
change language can be incorporated into a custom greeting or message. This option is not available
for Follow-Me-Anywhere prompts.
• If Needed – The prompt will not play if the caller has already had a chance to change languages in a
prior application. For example, if a Queue’s Language Change Prompt setting is If Needed and a call is
routed directly to the queue from an outside line, the language change prompt would be played. If the
call came through an Auto Attendant in which language changing was permitted, then the prompt would
not be played. In this case the prompt is not played because the caller already had a chance to choose
their preferred language.
29.2.5 User Default Language
In addition to the settings already described, Allworx users have a default language setting. This language
choice is used when accessing the Message Center and when receiving Follow-Me-Anywhere calls. If the
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Message Center Answer Language is Automatic, when a user logs into their Message Center account, their
default language will be used, without regard to the outside line or call appearance they used to access their
account. Similarly with Follow-Me-Anywhere calling, if the Follow-Me external phone number is called from
within the user’s extension route, when the user answers the call, they will hear the prompts in their default
language. However, if the application’s Answer Language is set to Primary or Secondary, that setting will
override the user’s default language.
29.3 Custom Messages
Custom greetings and messages for Auto Attendants and Call Queues can be recorded, exported, and
loaded for either or both the Primary and Secondary languages.
See Section 24.1, Configuring the Auto Attendant, and Section 25.1, Configuring a Queue, for information on
recording greetings and messages. Information on exporting and loading custom message files is available
within the Web Admin pages. Navigate to Phone System > Languages > Manage Custom Recordings.
29.4 Configuration Examples
Example 1
A company has some clients that are English-speaking and others that are Spanish-speaking. Clients call to
speak to company employees that speak the same language as they do. English-speaking clients are given
one phone number while Spanish-speaking clients are given another.
Configuration
System Primary Language=English
System Secondary Language=Spanish
CO Line 1: Default language=Primary, routed to Auto Attendant 1
CO Line 2: Default language=Secondary, routed to Auto Attendant 1
All applications: Answer Language=Automatic, Allow Language Change=Enabled, Language Change
Prompt=Always play
Result
English-speaking clients call the English phone number (CO Line 1) and are routed to Auto Attendant 1
where they hear English prompts as well as a prompt to switch to Spanish. Callers dial their representative’s
extension. All additional prompts will be in English such as the prompt to leave a voicemail or the Follow-MeAnywhere prompt to record their name.
Spanish-speaking clients call the Spanish phone number (CO Line 2) and are routed to Auto Attendant 1
where they hear Spanish prompts as well as a prompt to switch to English. Callers dial their representative’s
extension. All additional prompts will be in Spanish such as the prompt to leave a voicemail or the Follow-MeAnywhere prompt to record their name.
Example 2
A company has a Customer Support operation in which some technicians are English-speaking and some
are French Canadian-speaking. The company has one incoming line for Customer Support calls.
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In this example, all callers are directed to the same Auto Attendant. English-speaking callers will dial a
shortcut to a support queue that is serviced by the English-speaking technicians. French Canadian-speaking
callers will be switch to a second Auto Attendant and then dial a shortcut to a queue that is serviced by the
French Canadian-speaking technicians.
Configuration
System Primary Language=English
System Secondary Language=French Canadian
T1 Language (all lines)=English
Auto Attendant 1: Answer Language=Primary, Allow Language Change=disabled
Call Queue 1: Answer Language=Primary, Allow Language Change=disabled
Auto Attendant 2: Answer Language=Secondary, Allow Language Change=disabled
Call Queue 2: Answer Language=Secondary, Allow Language Change=disabled
Auto Attendant 1 has two shortcuts
Dial 1 for x432 (Auto Attendant 2)
Dial 2 for x4401 (Call Queue 1)
Auto Attendant 2 has one shortcut
Dial 1 for x4402 (Call Queue 2)
Auto Attendant 1 has a custom message that says:
“For French Canadian, press 1” (recorded in French Canadian)
“To speak with Customer Support, press 2” (recorded in English)
Auto Attendant 2 has a custom message that says:
“To speak with Customer Support, press 1” (recorded in French Canadian)
Result
Callers will be directed to Auto Attendant 1 where they will hear an English greeting, a prompt to press 1 for
French Canadian, and a prompt to press 2 for Customer Support.
English callers will press 2 to enter Queue 1 where they will hear the greeting and status messages in
English. Their call will be serviced by an English-speaking technician.
French Canadian callers will be directed press 1 to enter Auto Attendant 2 where they will hear the full
greeting and prompts in French Canadian including a prompt to press 1 for Customer Support. They will
press 1 to enter Queue 2 in which they will hear the greeting and status messages in French Canadian. Their
call will be serviced by a French Canadian-speaking technician.
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30 User and Handset Import / Export
System Administrators will be able to transfer settings from one server to another by exporting the settings
from one and importing them into the other. This will ease the task of upgrading a site from one Allworx
server model to another model.
Not all settings can be transferred in this way. The following is a list of the settings that can be exported and
imported:
User Info:
- Login Name
- Full Name
- Password
- Primary Extension
- User Presence
- Call Route Details
Phone Info:
- Owner
- Description
- Internal Caller ID Name
- Internal Caller ID Number
- External Caller ID Name
- External Caller ID Number
- Phone Type
- Phone Model
- MAC address
- Internal Station Number
- Call Appearance Number (there are separate phone records created for each Call Appearance)
- PFKs
System Extension:
- Extension
- Description
- Call Route Details
To export configuration settings, select the Export button. This will place the current system settings into an
XML file. Next, click the View link to save the exported XML file for import on to another system.
The server receiving the imported configuration settings should be “clean”, meaning no users, system
extensions, or handsets have been added to the system prior to import. To load the server the exported
configuration settings of one server onto another, enter the full pathname of the XML file into the Load a
configuration file field and then select the Load button.
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Once the Load button has been selected, all configuration settings to be imported will be displayed. The
System Administrator can exclude any of the users, system extensions, or handsets from the import by
disabling the checkbox associated with each. To finish the import process, select the Import button to install
the configuration settings.
Important Notes
ƒ No Px 6/2 Port Expander settings are included in the export.
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Analog phones are assigned to the first available FXO port regardless of port assignment from exported
system.
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If the current system is not “clean” and has conflicts with the imported configuration settings, then
conflicts will be resolved for the import settings in the following manner:
- Digits will be appended to user login names and incremented, starting at 01, as needed (e.g.
jAdams will become jAdams01)
- Extensions will be changed to the lowest available extension
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Phones with conflicting MAC addresses will not be imported and all references will be removed
(e.g. call routing and BLF PFK assignments)
Analog phones with no available port will not be imported and all references will be removed (e.g.
call routing and BLF PFK assignments)
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Handset station numbers are assigned as phones are added to the imported system regardless of the
station number from the exported system. If station numbers are changed for generic SIP phones, then
the new station number must be reset from within the phone’s configuration.
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Imported extensions/users are limited to the total number available in the imported system. The
available extensions/users are determined by the order in the export file. If the imported server’s
extensions/user limit is exceeded, the remainder are disabled and will not be imported.
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31 Abbreviations
BLF – Busy Lamp Field
DHCP – Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DID – Direct Inward Dialing
DND – Do Not Disturb
DNS – Domain Name System
DOD – Direct Outward Dialing
DTMF – Dual Tone Multi-Frequency
FTP – File Transfer Protocol
FXO – Foreign Exchange Office
FXS – Foreign Exchange Station
HTTP – Hypertext Transfer Protocol
IP – Internet Protocol
ISP – Internet Service Provider
ITSP – Internet Telephony Service Provider
LAN – Local Area Network
NAT – Network Address Translation
PBX – Private Branch Exchange
PFK – Programmable Function Key
PoE – Power Over Ethernet
POP – Post Office Protocol
PPTP – Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
RTP – Real-time Transport Protocol
SIP – Session Initiation Protocol
SMTP – Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SNTP – Simple Network Time Protocol
TCP – Transmission Control Protocol
UDP – User Datagram Protocol
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URI – Uniform Resource Identifier
VoIP – Voice over Internet Protocol
WAN – Wide Area Network
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