Networking-1 - ACC Telecom

Installing and Using System-to-System Networking
on Impact FXS, Impact FXT, DXP, and DXP Plus Systems
This publication is applicable to systems using Comdial Common Code Base
software release 170 and above, feature set 15A.
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Comdial® strives to design the features in our communications systems to be fully
interactive with one another. However, this is not always possible, as the combinations of
accessories and features are too varied and extensive to insure total feature compatibility.
Accordingly, some features identified in this publication will not operate if some other
feature is activated. Comdial disclaims all liability relating to feature non-compatibility or
associated in any way with problems which may be encountered by incompatible features.
Notwithstanding anything contained in this publication to the contrary, Comdial makes no
representation herein as to the compatibility of features.
Issued: 2/12/97
Comdial installation specialists strongly suggest that you temporarily install the
equipment and test its operation at your facility before you take it to the permanent
installation site. When you do this, you ensure that the equipment is operational, and if
it is not operational, you give yourself an opportunity to correct any problems that exist.
Refer closely to the installation details that you can find in this and other accompanying
technical literature, and double-check your work for mistakes. If you cannot resolve
any operating failures, you may need the technical assistance that Comdial makes
available.
Contents
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Contents
1
Introducing System-to-System Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Detailing the Related Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
2
Understanding System-to-System Networking Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Performing Unified Intercom Dialing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Using Features from Hub to Node . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Making Outside Calls Across the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Routing Outside Calls in the Same Locality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Routing Outside Calls from Different Localities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Using Centralized Voice Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Understanding the Pooled Lines Network Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Detailing the Line Pooling Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Explaining the Line Pooling Call Handling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Arranging for Line Pooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Network ARS Programming with Line Pooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Hub Toll/ARS Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Node 1 Toll/ARS Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Node 2 Toll/ARS Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Using DID, DNIS, and ANI Features through the Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Network Incoming Call Routing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Feature Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Network Station State Query . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
3
Installing System-to-System Networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Detailing Equipment Needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Disabling a Node System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Arranging the Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Configuring the DXNET or FXNET Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Setting the Strapping Switches on the Node’s DXNET or FXNET Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Setting the Strapping Switches on the Hub’s DXNET or FXNET Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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Programing System-to-System Networking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Programming the Node System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Programming the Hub System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Network Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Node Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Network Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Add Network Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Arranging for Line Pooling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Supporting DSS/BLF Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Supporting QSIG Networking Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Enabling QSIG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Connected Line ID Restriction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Calling Line ID Restriction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Display Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Dial Zero Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Programming for Network Incoming Call Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Programming for Network Station State Query . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
TI_PRI Flash Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
E1 Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Using System-to-System Networking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Release Link Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Conferencing Stations Together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Dialing Intercom Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Forwarding Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Setting Call Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Setting Message Waiting Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Transferring Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Transferring Voice Mail Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Using the Impact SCS Large Screen Display Speakerphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Appendix A—Feature Networking Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Appendix B—Maintenance Checklist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
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Introducing
System-to-System Networking
System-to-system networking connects several DXP, DXP Plus, or Impact FXS/FXT systems together in an
arrangement that allows unified communications through the systems. Appendix A contains a list of features
supported by System-to-System Networking.
A signaling protocol based on Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) controls the network interface between
the systems. The interfacing hardware consists of a T1 or E1 line board equipped with a primary rate interface
(PRI) circuit card. The T1 boards are designated with the product codes DXNET for DXP and DXP Plus systems,
and FXNET for Impact FXS/FXT systems. E1 boards are designated with the product codes DXPE1 for DXP and
DXP Plus systems, and FXE1 for Impact FXS/FXT systems.
In addition to the network interface board required at each system in the network, each node requires a
synchronization card (DXOPT-SYN). (The hub system does not require a DXOPT-SYN card to perform on-site
network functions.) The hub requires a network interface board for each node on the network; each node requires
a minimum of one DXNET or FXNET network interface board for every link to the hub.
NOTE: If you also have the hub connected to the service provider through regular T1/E1 or PRI boards for
normal outbound call traffic, you will need to install a DXOPT-SYN card in the hub system for that
application. The PRI Flash revision should be upgraded to the most recent.
The communications network consists of one system acting as the hub and the remaining systems serving as
nodes. The network allows up to ten nodes in addition to the serving hub making a total of eleven systems
combined into the network. The hub can be DXP, DXP Plus, or Impact FXS/FXT common equipment; however,
a DXP Plus or Impact FXS/FXT provides the best results due to the possible heavy network traffic through the
hub.
NOTE: The hub and all nodes MUST be using the same software release and the same feature sets. For
example you cannot use feature set 15A release 171 software on the hub and feature set 15A release
172 on any of the nodes.
The network can be an intra-network joining several systems located at the same site, or an inter-network joining
several systems across a geographic area. When a service provider supplies the communication connections
between the hub and the nodes, these connections must be PRI Clear Channel dedicated access lines for network
use.
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NOTE: With digital service, there is always confusion about what the term line denotes. Since there are
actually multiple lines in one digital line, the more encompassing term for this connection is span, or
in the case of this networking document, link. A link (or span) usually refers to the single 4-wire T1/E1
or PRI connection from the service provider. A link (or span) could consist of as many as twenty-three
individual lines depending upon the type of T1/E1 or PRI service. To define the term line further when
used with T1/E1 or PRI service, this networking document uses the term channel to refer to the
individual lines in a link.
To restate these terms:
Link (or Span) = single 4-wire T1/E1 or PRI connection consisting of as many as twenty-three
channels.
Channel = individual lines in a link.
Detailing the Related Publications
Operating the various systems in the network means that you need fully to understand these systems and the
network interface board requirements that comprise the network interface. The following chart shows the
publications that documents the network components. If you do not already have copies of this documentation,
you can download them by using your internet browser to connect to Comdial’s bulletin board at
http://bbs.comdial.com. Alternately, you can obtain product literature through Comdial’s Inside Sales Department
(1-800-347-1432); however, there may be a charge associated with this service.
Documentation
System
Cabinet Installation
Main Cabinet Expansion Cabinet
Board
ISDN-PRI
Interface
DXP Plus
IMI66–105
IMI66–106
IMI66–193
IMI66–255
DXP
IMI66–001
IMI66–002
IMI66–214
IMI66–255
Impact FXS
IMI66–134
Impact FXT
IMI66–141
IMI66–140
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Node System Station
Node
System
Hub System Station
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System
Node System Station
Node
System
Hub
System
Node System Station
Node System Station
Node
System
Node
System
Node System Station
Node System Station
Node
System
Node
System
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Notes
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Understanding System-toSystem Networking Features
Currently, system-to-system networking provides the following joint activities with the hub and all connecting
nodes:*
• unified intercom dialing with name display,
• cross-platform call handling,
• outside calling across the network,
• centralized voice mail.
*Refer to Appendix A for a complete list of supported features.
Performing Unified Intercom Dialing
A user at a station connected at one node can make an intercom call to any station connected to the local node, to
the hub, or to any other node. Of course, normal intercom calling at the local node system is available as well. It
also means that while the intercom numbers can be three or four digits long, they must be the same length through
the network. Further there can be no conflict between intercom number and feature code assignments at the
various nodes.
CAUTION
Should one node have the same intercom number assignment as another node, intercom
callers at that node will call stations in their system but cannot call stations in another node
with the same intercom number range.
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Using Features from Hub to Node
As well as intercom calling, users can engage other cross-platform call handling features. Refer to Appendix A for
a complete list of cross-platform and local features. The illustration below shows how the system routes a call
from one node to another node.
Typical Example:
Hub has two DXNET boards
in slots 1 and 2 providing
channels 1-23 that are linked
to node 1 and channels 24-46
that are linked to node 2.
Ext. 2000
Ext. 1000
Ext. 3000
Link
Link
Node
System
1
Hub
System
Node
System
2
Node 2 has one DXNET board
in slot 1 providing channels 1-23
that are linked to the hub.
Node 1 has one DXNET board
in slot 1 providing channels 1-23
that are linked to the hub.
Node Preparation
Route 23 connecting link channels between the node and the hub.
Hub Preparation
Connect node 1 channels to hub channels 1-23.
Connect node 2 channels to hub channels 24-46.
Intercom Calls
When extension 2000 calls extension 3000, node 1 sends the call out over
one of the 23 channels that is connected to the hub. The hub processes
the call, and sends it out over one of the channels that is connected to
node 2. Node 2 receives the call and routes it to extension 3000.
The network handles intercom calls from station 3000 in the same way.
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Routing Intercom Calls
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Making Outside Calls Across the Network
Routing Outside Calls in the Same Locality
Installers can provision the network with outside lines connected only between the hub and the service provider.
Often this is the orientation used when the networked systems are all at the same site or in the same geographic
location or calling area. Outside calls that users make from both the hub and the nodes route through the hub and
onto the service provider’s lines connected to it.
Whenever outside line calling is involved, the line pooling aspect of system-to-system networking comes into
play. Refer to the paragraph titled Understanding the Pooled Lines Network Feature on page 16 in this
publication for a detailed discussion of this feature.
Typical Example:
Hub has two DXNET boards
in slots 1 and 2 providing
channels 1-23 that are linked
to node 1 and channels 24-46
that are linked to node 2.
Ext. 2000
Area Code
804
Ext. 1000
Area Code
804
Node
System
1
Ext. 3000
Area Code
804
Hub
System
Link
Node 1 has one DXNET board
in slot 1 providing channels 1-23
that are linked to hub.
Toll
Lines
Link
Local
Lines
Service Provider
Central Office
(CO)
Node
System
2
Node 2 has one DXNET board
in slot 1 providing channels 1-23
that are linked to hub.
Hub has two line groups connected
to the CO. Line group 1 for toll calls
and line group 2 for local calls.
Node Preparation
• Group connecting link channels 1-23 into line group 15.
• Enter @ (match any) symbol in ARS restriction table.
• Assign @ entry to ARS route table 2.
• Define ARS route table 2 to use to use line group 15.
Hub Preparation
• Connect node 1 channels to hub channels 1-23.
• Connect node 2 channels to hub channels 24-46.
• Group CO toll lines in line group 1.
• Group CO local lines in line group 2.
• Enter 1@in ARS restriction table.
• Assign 1@ entry to ARS route table 2.
• Define ARS route table 2 to use line group 1.
• Enter @ in ARS restriction table.
• Assign @ entry to ARS route table 3.
• Define ARS route table 3 to use line group 2.
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Note:
The entry in the ARS tables should match
entire telephone numbers.
Examples: 1@@@@@@@@@@
1411
911
0P (operator)
2@@@@@@ (local)
Local Calls
When extension 2000 dials 9 for ARS and then dials local call 978-2200, node 1 sends the call out over one
of the 23 channels in its line group 15 that is connected to the hub. The hub receives, processes,
and sends the call out over its line group 2 that contains local lines from the CO.
The network handles outside local calls made from extension 3000 in the same way.
Toll Calls
When extension 2000 dials 9 for ARS and then dials toll call 1-804-978-2200, node 1 sends the call out over
one of the 23 channels in its line group 15 that is connected to the hub. The hub receives, processes,
and sends the call out over its line group 1 that contains toll lines from the CO.
The network handles toll calls from extension 3000 in the same way.
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Restriction Tables—Nodes
Dialed
Restriction
Exception
Route
Number
Level
Number
Table
Allow All
2
@
Toll
Group
Route Table 2, Route 1—Nodes
Specification
Default
Line Group (1–16)
15
Access Level (1–4)
4
Modify Digit Table (1–16)
Surcharge ($nn.nn)
Tier 1 Cost ($nn.nn)
Tier 1 Time (sec.)
Tier 2 Cost ($nn.n)
Active Without Tone
X
Active With Tone
Not Active
Routing Outside Calls In Same Locality—Example Node System ARS Table Entries
Restriction Tables—Hub
Dialed
Restriction
Exception
Route
Number
Level
Number
Table
1@
Allow All
2
@
Allow All
3
Route Table 2, Route 1—Hub
Specification
Default
Line Group (1–16)
1
Access Level (1–4)
4
Modify Digit Table (1–16)
Surcharge ($nn.nn)
Tier 1 Cost ($nn.nn)
Tier 1 Time (sec.)
Tier 2 Cost ($nn.n)
Active Without Tone
X
Active With Tone
Not Active
Toll
Group
Route Table 3, Route 1—Hub
Specification
Default
Line Group (1–16)
2
Access Level (1–4)
4
Modify Digit Table (1–16)
Surcharge ($nn.nn)
Tier 1 Cost ($nn.nn)
Tier 1 Time (sec.)
Tier 2 Cost ($nn.n)
Active Without Tone
X
Active With Tone
Not Active
Routing Outside Calls In Same Locality—Example Hub System ARS Table Entries
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Routing Outside Calls from Different Localities
If the networked systems are separated by a wide geographic distance, usually installers arrange to have each
system connected to its own set of the local service provider’s lines. Local outside calls that users make from their
home systems go out the local service provider’s lines. Long distance calls from one system that are local calls to
another system in the network usually route through the hub and go out over service provider lines connected to
the system where the call would be local.
Again, whenever outside line calling is involved, the line pooling aspect of system-to-system networking comes
into play. Refer to the paragraph titled Understanding the Pooled Lines Network Feature on page 16 for a detailed
discussion of this feature.
Typical Example:
Hub has two DXNET boards
in slots 1 and 2 providing
channels 1-23 that are linked
to node 1 and channels 24-46
that are linked to node 2.
Hub has one connection to local
CO for both toll and local calls.
Node 1 has one DXNET board
in slot 1 providing channels 1-23
that are linked to hub.
Node 1 has one connection to local
CO for both toll and local calls.
Ext. 2000
Area Code
404
Ext. 3000
Area Code
213
Ext. 1000
Area Code
804
Node
System
1
Link
Toll And Local Lines
Service Provider
Central Office
(CO)
Node 2 has one DXNET board
in slot 1 providing channels 1-23
that are linked to hub.
Node 2 has one connection to
local CO for both toll and local calls.
Hub
System
Link
Node
System
2
Toll And Local Lines
Service Provider
Central Office
(CO)
Toll And Local Lines
Service Provider
Central Office
(CO)
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Routing Outside Calls from Different Places—Connections
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Node Preparation
At Both Nodes,
• Group channels 1-23 (contained in connecting link)
into line group 15, and group CO lines in line
group 1.
• Enter @ in ARS restriction table.
• Assign @ entry to ARS route table 2.
• Define ARS route 2 to use line group 1
At Node 1,
• Enter 1804@ in ARS restriction table.
• Assign 1804@ entry to ARS route table 3.
• Define ARS route table 3 to use line group 15.
• Enter 1213@ in ARS restriction table.
• Assign 1213@ entry to ARS route table 3.
• Define ARS route table 3 to use line group15.
At Node 2,
• Enter 1804@ in ARS restriction table.
• Assign 1804@ entry to ARS route table 3.
• Define ARS route table 3 to use line group 15.
• Enter 1404@ in ARS restriction table.
• Assign 1404@ entry to ARS route table 3.
• Define ARS route table 3 to use line group 15.
Network Calls
When extension 2000 dials 9 for ARS and then dials
1 804 978 2200, node 1sends the call out over one
of the 23 channels in its line group 15 that is
connected to the hub. The hub receives, processes,
delete's four digits, and sends the call
out over its line group 1 that contains lines
from its local CO.
The network handles 1 804 nnn nnnn calls made
from extension 3000 in the same way.
Hub Preparation
• Group channels 1-23 (contained in node 1 connecting
link) into line group 14.
• Group channels 24-46 (contained in node 2 connecting
link) into line group 13.
• Group CO lines in line group 1.
• Enter @ in ARS restriction table.
• Assign @ entry to ARS route table 2.
• Define ARS route table 2 to use line group 14.
• Enter 1404@ in ARS restriction table.
• Assign 1404@ entry to ARS route table 3.
• Define ARS route table 3 to use line group 14.
• Enter 4 digit delete in modify digits table 1
• Define ARS route table to use modify digits table 1.
• Enter 1213@ in ARS restriction table.
• Assign 1213@ entry to ARS route table 4.
• Define ARS route table 4 to use line group 13.
• Enter 4 digit delete in modify digits table 1
• Define ARS route table to use modify digits table 1.
Note:
The entry in the ARS tables should match entire telephone
numbers.
Examples: 1@@@@@@@@@@
1411
911
0P (operator)
2@@@@@@ (local)
When extension 2000 dials 9 for ARS and then dials
1 213 555 1212, node 1 sends the call out over one
of the 23 channels in its line group 15 that is connected
to the hub. The hub receives, processes, deletes four digits,
and sends the call out over one of the channels in its line
group 14 that is connected to node 2. Node 2 receives the
call and sends the call out over its line group 1 that contains
lines from its local CO.
The network handles 1 404 nnn nnnn calls made from
extension 3000 in the same way.
Note:
In order for the Automatic Route Selection (ARS)
feature to operate properly across the network, restrictions
in the class of service must be the same in all nodes as it
is in the hub.
Example:
Assume a station in a node has a class of service 3 and is
allowed 1 + dialing. If that station makes a 1 + dialing call
that is routed to the hub, the class of service 3 in the hub
must also allow 1 + dialing calls.
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Dialed Number
@@@@@@@@@
1804@@@@@@@
1213@@@@@@@
Restriction Tables—Node 1
Restriction Exception
Route
Level
Number
Table
Allow All
2
Allow All
3
Allow All
3
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Toll
Group
Route Table 2, Route 1—Node 1
Specification
Default
Line Group (1–16)
15
Access Level (1–4)
4
Modify Digit Table (1–16)
Surcharge ($nn.nn)
Tier 1 Cost ($nn.nn)
Tier 1 Time (sec.)
Tier 2 Cost ($nn.n)
Active Without Tone
X
Active With Tone
Not Active
Dialed Number
@@@@@@@@@
1804@@@@@@@
1404@@@@@@@
Restriction Tables—Node 2
Restriction Exception
Route
Level
Number
Table
Allow All
2
Allow All
3
Allow All
3
Toll
Group
Route Table 2, Route 1—Node 2
Specification
Default
Line Group (1–16)
1
Access Level (1–4)
4
Modify Digit Table (1–16)
Surcharge ($nn.nn)
Tier 1 Cost ($nn.nn)
Tier 1 Time (sec.)
Tier 2 Cost ($nn.n)
Active Without Tone
X
Active With Tone
Not Active
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Restriction Tables—Hub
Dialed Number
Restriction Exception
Level
Number
Route
Table
@@@@@@@@@
Allow All
2
1404@@@@@@@
Allow All
3
1213@@@@@@@
Allow All
4
Toll
Group
Route Table 2, Route 1—Hub
Specification
Default
Line Group (1–16)
1
Access Level (1–4)
4
Modify Digit Table (1–16)
Surcharge ($nn.nn)
Tier 1 Cost ($nn.nn)
Tier 1 Time (sec.)
Tier 2 Cost ($nn.nn)
Route Table 3, Route 1—Hub
Specification
Default
Line Group (1–16)
14
Access Level (1–4)
4
Modify Digit Table (1–16)
Surcharge ($nn.nn)
Tier 1 Cost ($nn.nn)
Tier 1 Time (sec.)
Tier 2 Cost ($nn.nn)
X
Active without Tone
Active with Tone
Not Active
Modify Digits Table 1—for Hub ARS Table 3 and 4
Number Sequences of
Added Digits (0–20)
Quantity of Deleted
Digits (0–10)
4
Routing Outside Calls from Different Places—Example Node System ARS Table Entries
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Using Centralized Voice Mail
One voice mail system connected to the hub provides voice mail boxes to stations connected to the hub and to all
the node systems. Operation with centralized voice mail involves intercom calling that occurs between stations in
the same system and intercom calling between stations across the network. Because of this, it is very important
when programming the voice mail system that you carefully match the mail box assignments to the proper node
extensions.
A programmer can map up to 128 different voice mail access buttons (XVM01 through XVM064) on system
stations; however, the network software reserves mapped button XVM064 as the button for accessing centralized
voice mail on the hub. The remaining index numbers (01 through 127) are available for access buttons to be used
with local voice mail systems at the nodes.
NOTE: On local voice mail systems, both the telephone extension and that extension’s voice mailbox must be
on the same node.
Serial integration provides both visual displays and interactive buttons that make VVP very effective and easy to
use. Serial integration provided by the centralized voice mail system to stations connected to the hub is also
available to stations connected to node systems. When there are separate voice mail systems connected to the
nodes, every station on a node uses serial integration provided by its local voice mail system. If a local voice mail
system does not exist, the node stations then use the serial integration provided by the centralized voice mail
system connected to the hub.
NOTE: In networked environments with CTI applications, the transfer to voice mail feature will only work in
conjunction with centralized voice mail.
Typical Example:
Voice Mail
System
Ext. 2000
(ring-no answer
call forwarded to
Ext. 1600)
Ext. 3000
(ring-no answer
call forwarded to
Ext. 1600)
Ext.
1600-1607
Ext. 1000
Link
Link
Node
System
1
Hub
System
Node
System
2
Node 1 has one DXNET board
in slot 1 providing channels 1-23
that are linked to the hub.
Hub has two DXNET boards
in slots 1 and 2 providing
channels 1-23 that are linked
to node 1 and channels 25-47
that are linked to node 2.
Node 2 has one DXNET board
in slot 1 providing channels 1-23
that are linked to the hub.
Node Preparation
Group channels 1-23 (contained in connecting link) into line group 15.
Set the stations to call forward their ring-no answer calls to extension 1600.
Hub Preparation
Group channels 1-23 (contained in node 1 connecting link) into group 14.
Group channels 24-46 (contained in node 2 connecting link) into group 13.
Making Intercom Calls
When extension 2000 calls extension 3000, node 1 sends the call out over
one of the 23 channels in its line group 15 that is connected to the hub.
The hub processes the call, and sends it out over one of the channels in its line group 13
that is connected to node 2. Node 2 receives the call and routes it to extension 3000.
The network handles intercom call from station 3000 in the same way.
Leaving Voice Mail Messages
Should extension 3000 be busy or is a ring-no answer, the extension 2000 caller can leave
a voice mail message. The network stores the message at the hub-installed voice mail system.
The extension 3000 user retrieves the voice mail message by simply calling his or her mail
box extension. The hub retrieves the message from the voice mail system and sends it to
extension 3000.
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Understanding the Pooled Lines Network Feature
Detailing the Line Pooling Feature
The network line pooling feature is a variation of the traditional line group access feature that is available with
stand-alone communications systems. With line pooling, a caller from one node can make outbound calls over
lines connected to other nodes in the network. The line pooling feature operates with the Automatic Route
Selection (ARS) feature to make line selections for callers’ outbound calls. ARS may route calls in any of the
following ways:
• from a node and terminate them at the hub,
• from one node through the hub to another node,
• internally through one node without passing them through the hub.
The system allows a maximum of two passes, or hops, through the hub. Some examples of this are listed below:
• A call that originates at node 1, passes through the hub, routes to node 2, passes through node 2 and back to
the hub, passes through the hub again, and terminates at node 3.
• A call that originates from a node, passes through the hub, and returns to the originating node also. (This
situation exists when ARS is centralized at the hub.)
Calls that route through the network have their digits translated and/or modified at the originating node, again at
the hub, and again at the terminating node before they route out of the network to the service provider.
The Station Message Detail Accounting (SMDA) feature at the originating and terminating nodes records the
intercom number of the call originating station and marks the call with the alphabetic letters NT to denote the call
as a network call. In this report, both the ALL and LINE listings show the intercom number of remote stations.
The station class of service that sets the parameters for a calling station determines the level of call access and call
restriction at that station’s node. The local node applies toll restriction to calls that originate at that node. These
toll restriction limitations are based upon the programmed class of service for that station. When a call passes
through the hub or other nodes, each location imposes the same toll restriction limitations that the originating
node imposed on the call.
The network defaults to a dial-9, for line pool access, but any other digit will function equally well as an ARS
access digit when programmed to do so. The line pooling feature also supports line group selection buttons for
local line groups on individual node stations.
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Explaining the Line Pooling Call Handling
Calls made through the pooled line feature are in the following sequence (should an internal error occur during
call routing, the system reports that error to the system error log):
• callers take their stations off hook,
• they dial the ARS access code,
• they then hear an internal dial tone that prompts them to dial the number they want to call,
• the local node applies any call restrictions determined by the local class of service parameter,
• ARS routes the calls to a local or a remote route determined by the particular number dialed.
The controlling software enables a local node to save the last number that a user dials through the ARS. This
enables them to redial the last number dialed into the line pooling environment. Also, users can store at an
autodial location an ARS preselect plus a line group preselect enabled for ARS along with a desired number.
Pressing this autodial button, causes the system to route the stored number through the line pooling feature. When
the lines in a line group are all network channels, the installer may map a button on the system stations that
automatically selects an ARS-enabled line group when users press it.
Arranging for Line Pooling
Gather the network channels that connect a node to a hub into one of the available line groups. The system will
not allow you to mix network channels and non-channel lines in the same line group.
Program the line groups that contain network channels into ARS route tables in the same manner as you would
program any normal line group into the ARS tables.
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Network ARS Programming with Line Pooling
When programming Automatic Route Selection on a networked system, follow these guidelines:
• Program toll restriction for a specific extension from that extension’s node.
For example: If you want to prevent node #1, extension 334 from making long distance calls, apply the
restriction in the Toll/ARS programming of node #1.
• All extensions that have their calls processed on a separate node are dependent on the remote COS.
For example: Node #1, extension 334 is dialing a local number which will use a line on the hub. The
remote class of service programmed for this extension under Stations/Station Programming/General is
the class of service the system uses to determine the appropriate restrictions and class of service on the hub.
If extension 334 has Remote COS 22 assigned to it, and COS 22 in the hub has a restriction level of 1, with
no lines programmed in the Originated On Lines menu, then the system prevents extension 334 from
dialing out. The reverse is also true if hub extensions are dialing out on the node’s lines.
• You should assign each network card its own line group.
For example: If hub has 2 networking cards in it, assign each card its own line group. Verify each one of
these network line groups has the networking box checked under Lines/Line Group Programming.
• All digits need to be buffered; please follow the example of the default Toll/ARS table on the next page.
• Always program the Modify Digits table at the system where the calls access the service provider.
For example: Node extension 334 dials a local telephone number. The system routes the outbound call
through the hub; therefore, it is the hub, not the node, that will add or delete digits as necessary before
releasing the number to the service provider.
• Assign toll group 1 to all lines for which you are programming Toll/ARS, whether they be on the hub or
one of the nodes.
In the example on the next four pages, all nodes have their own lines for local 7-digit dialing. The system will
route all “0” and “1+” calls over the PRI located at the hub, along with any local calling overflow. This example
will not be exact to your application, however, it should help you to understand how the pooling feature works in
both simple and complex environments.
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Hub Toll/ARS Programming
Number
1. 0
Restriction Exception
Level
Number
Route
Table
Toll Group
Allow all
0
4
1
2. 1@@@@@@@@@ Allow all
0
4
1
3. 911
Allow all
0
1
1
4. 222@@@@
Allow all
0
2
1
5. 223@@@@
Allow all
0
2
1
6. 333@@@@
Allow all
0
3
1
7. 334@@@@
Allow all
0
1
1
8. 888@@@@
Allow all
0
1
1
9. 889@@@@
Allow all
0
1
1
NOTE: The modify table will have an entry of 2 of 984, this being the in-state
long distance.
If all node lines are busy, the system routes the call over the hub’s local
telephone lines.
Route Table 1
Route
Access
Line Group
Tier 1
Cost
Modify Table Surcharge
Tier 1
Time
Tier 2
Cost
Route Status
1. 2
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Active
2. 3
1
2
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Active
3. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
4. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
5. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
6. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
Route Table 2
Route
Access
Line Group
Modify Table Surcharge
Tier 1
Cost
Tier 1
Time
Tier 2
Cost
Route Status
1. 11
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Active
2. 3
1
2
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Active
3. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
4. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
5. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
6. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
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Route Table 3
Route
Access
Line Group
Tier 1
Cost
Modify Table Surcharge
Tier 1
Time
Tier 2
Cost
Route Status
1. 12
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Active
2. 3
1
2
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Active
3. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
4. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
5. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
6. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
Route Table 4
Route
Access
Line Group
Modify Table Surcharge
Tier 1
Cost
Tier 1
Time
Tier 2
Cost
Route Status
1. 16
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Active
2. 3
1
2
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Active
3. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
4. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
5. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
6. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
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Node 1 Toll/ARS Programming
Number
1. 0
Restriction Exception
Level
Number
Route
Table
Toll Group
Allow all
0
1
1
2. 1@@@@@@@@@ Allow all
0
1
1
3. 911
Allow all
0
1
1
4. 222@@@@
Allow all
0
2
1
5. 223@@@@
Allow all
0
2
1
6. 333@@@@
Allow all
0
1
1
7. 334@@@@
Allow all
0
1
1
8. 888@@@@
Allow all
0
1
1
9. 889@@@@
Allow all
0
1
1
Route Table 1
Route
Access
Line Group
Tier 1
Cost
Modify Table Surcharge
Tier 1
Time
Tier 2
Cost
Route Status
1. 2
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Active
2. 16
1
2
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Active
3. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
4. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
5. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
6. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
Route Table 2
Route
Access
Line Group
Modify Table Surcharge
Tier 1
Cost
Tier 1
Time
Tier 2
Cost
Route Status
1. 16
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Active
2. 1
1
2
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Active
3. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
4. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
5. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
6. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
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Node 2 Toll/ARS Programming
Number
1. 0
Restriction Exception
Level
Number
Route
Table
Toll Group
Allow all
0
1
1
2. 1@@@@@@@@@ Allow all
0
1
1
3. 911
Allow all
0
1
1
4. 222@@@@
Allow all
0
2
1
5. 223@@@@
Allow all
0
2
1
6. 333@@@@
Allow all
0
1
1
7. 334@@@@
Allow all
0
1
1
8. 888@@@@
Allow all
0
1
1
9. 889@@@@
Allow all
0
1
1
Route Table 1
Route
Access
Line Group
Tier 1
Cost
Modify Table Surcharge
Tier 1
Time
Tier 2
Cost
Route Status
1. 2
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Active
2. 16
1
2
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Active
3. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
4. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
5. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
6. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
Route Table 2
Route
Access
Line Group
Modify Table Surcharge
Tier 1
Cost
Tier 1
Time
Tier 2
Cost
Route Status
1. 16
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Active
2. 1
1
2
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
3. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
4. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
5. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
6. 1
1
1
$0.00
$0.00
0 Sec
$0.00
Not Active
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Using DID, DNIS, and ANI Features through the Network
The DXP, DXP Plus, and FX Series systems provide the DID, DNIS, and ANI support as part of their basic
software package. A typical application is to service the hub location with analog DID lines or digital service
offering DNIS and ANI. An application such as this centralizes the service to the hub and allows the system to
transparently route callers to the appropriate node. With such an arrangement, all DID block programming is
confined to the hub system.
Direct Inward Dialing (DID) is an analog service that allows callers to dial directly to a system station without
going through the system’s attendant. Dialed Number Identification Service (DNIS) is a feature provided by
T1/E1 service. DNIS supplies the system with the number that the caller dialed. Automatic Number Identification
(ANI) is also a feature often provide by T1/E1 service. ANI supplies the system with the number of the calling
party. Do not confuse ANI with any Caller ID feature.
NOTE: Release 16A supports Caller ID across the network.
When the system detects analog DID information or digital DNIS information, it compares the received digits to
information programmed into an appropriate DID Block Table assigned to the incoming line. If the received digits
match a local extension number, that local station will ring. If the received digits match a remote extension, the
system seizes a network channel to the appropriate node and sends the call to ring at the remote station.
If the incoming call is to a local station and provides ANI information, that information gets processed at the local
system. If the incoming call is to a remote station and provides ANI information, that information gets processed
at the remote system. The network software supports the following ANI services: DID, DNIS, R2 MF, R2 DTMF,
and ISDN-PRI. The network software does not support the E&M service.
In the case of Feature Group D INFO digits delivered over a Feature Group D line, the network system processes
the INFO digits locally and does not deliver them to a remote extension when it routes a call there.
Network Incoming Call Routing
Direct, Delay, Day1, Day2, Night, Enhanced Holiday, and Enhanced Day of Week are ringing modes currently
supported by existing software. Each mode allows the system to route incoming calls to one or more local
extensions. With Release 180, Feature Set 16A, the system supports routing to remote extensions connected to
different nodes. The remote extensions can be any stations, centralized attendants, hunt group pilot numbers, or
group intercoms. Installers can assign every remote extension to each supported ringing mode that the installation
requires. The system supports routing to a remote extension for the following incoming line types: loop start,
ground start, PRI, and BRI.
A key difference in the call routing behavior of remote ringing assignments versus local ringing assignments, is
that while an incoming call can ring at several local stations, that call can ring at only one remote station. They
system checks the remote station ringing assignments before it checks the local station assignments. This means
that if installers have provided a remote extension, that station is the one to which the system routes the call.
Further, once the incoming call routes to a remote station, no other station (local or remote) will ring for the same
call. These same routing rules apply when an incoming call goes unanswered and the delay timer expires. If
installers programmed a remote delay extension, the system cancels the current ringing (local or remote) and rings
the remote delay extension. If installers provide no remote delay extensions, the system routes calls by the local
delay assignments. If installers do not provide either remote or local delay extensions, the system uses the current
ringing assignments for call routing.
To illustrate how the system routes incoming calls across the network in conjunction with system direct and
delayed ringing, examine the following tabular example.
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Remote
Extension
Direct
Delay
Local
Extension
Direct
Expected Results
Delay
Remote routing one at a time with local assignments ignored
501
502
401
402
Only 501 rings initially, after delay only 502 rings
501
502
401
None
Only 501 rings initially, after delay only 502 rings
501
502
None
402
Only 501 rings initially, after delay only 502 rings
501
502
None
None
Only 501 rings initially, after delay only 502 rings
Ring only direct remote first then use local assignments
501
None
401
402
Only 501 rings initially then after delay, only 401 and 402 rings
501
None
401
None
Only 501 rings initially and continues after delay
501
None
None
402
Only 501 rings initially then after delay, only 402 rings
501
None
None
None
Only 501 rings initially and continues after delay
Ring local assignments first then ring only delay remote
None
502
401
402
401 rings initially then after delay, only 502 rings
None
502
401
None
401 rings initially then after delay, only 502 rings
None
502
None
402
401 rings initially then after delay, only 502 rings
None
502
None
None
401 rings initially then after delay, only 502 rings
Use local assignments only—no remote ringing
None
None
401
402
401 rings initially then after delay, both 401 and 402 rings
None
None
401
None
401 rings initially then after delay, nothing rings
None
None
None
402
Northing rings initially then after delay, only 402 rings
None
None
None
None
Nothing rings
Network Incoming Call Routing
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Feature Limitations
To avoid race conditions and routing complexity, the following limitations are necessary with the network
incoming call routing feature.
1. Once a call is routed to a remote extension, local extensions assigned to the incoming line will stop
ringing.
2. An incoming call can route to only one remote extension at a time.
3. The system uses the order of importance set by ringing mode programming to decide which single remote
extension will ring first. The order of importance is arranged from highest to lowest:
a. Enhanced Holiday Remote
b. Enhanced Day of Week-Night Remote
c. Enhanced Day of Week-Day2 Remote
d. Enhanced Day of Week-Day1 Remote
e. Enhanced Day of Week-Direct Remote
f. Night Remote
g. Day2 Remote
h. Day1 Remote
i. Direct Remote
j. Local Ringing Assignments
4. If an enhanced holiday or day of week ringing mode is in effect and the installers have not programmed a
remote extension for the enhanced ringing, the system considers any normal ring assignment at the
remote site before it considers any local ringing assignments.
If the installer has programmed any delay ringing assignments, they preempt any current ringing assignment.
Network Station State Query
A Networking Station State Query (SSQ) allows a station or Impact Attendant to query the status of another
station on a remote node. Station users can activate this feature by first pressing the SSQ button on their system
telephone and then dialing the extension of the station they wish to query.
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Installing
System-to-System Networking
Installing the network requires a complete understanding of the elements discussed in the following paragraphs.
Further, you should refer to the system manuals listed in Detailing the Related Publications on page 4 for
installation details about the various system components.
Ensure the system is properly grounded and then place the CPU board in the appropriate cabinet. Ensure that the
latest bootloader on the memory card is attached to the CPU board. Remove all boards from the cabinet.
Detailing Equipment Needs
1. The network requires a DXP, DXP Plus, or Impact FXS/FXT system installed at the hub site and
additional systems at the node site(s).
2. Every node requires a minimum of four meg nob and two meg scratch.
3. Every node site requires a minimum of one DXNET or FXNET network interface board for every link to
the hub.
NOTE: The call traffic volume determines the number of links needed to connect each node to the hub. Some
sites may require only one link while others may require more. Keep in mind that each link can support
up to twenty-three channels carrying twenty-three simultaneous calls. If the System-to-System expected
network load is higher, you must arrange for multiple links. When you do this, you have certain system
maximums that you must consider. These considerations include: the maximum channel capacity and
the maximum number of T1/E1 boards that the hub supports. Remember that the hub must make a
channel available to match every node channel.
A DXP supports a maximum of 128 channels and six T1/E1 boards; however, since the full T1/E1
capacity equals 138 channels, which exceeds the system’s 128 channel maximum, one T1/E1 board
must be fractional.
The DXP Plus supports a maximum of 240 channels and 10 T1/E1 boards. In this case DXP Plus
systems can make all 240 channels available over the maximum of 10 T1/E1 boards.
An Impact FX 112 supports 112 channels and 4 T1 boards or 3 E1 boards.
An Impact FX 224 system supports 224 channels and 9 T1 boards or 7 E1 boards.
An Impact FX 464 supports 240 channels and 10 T1 boards or 8 E1 boards.
Remember, the total channel capacity available for network links at both the hub and the nodes is
reduced by however many CO lines you connect at these systems.
continued . . .
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4. Each node site requires a synchronization card (DXOPT-SYN); however, this is not a requirement at the
hub site.
NOTE: If you also have the hub connected to the service provider through regular T1/E1 boards for normal
outbound call traffic, you will need to install a DXOPT-SYN card in the hub system for that
application.
5. The hub and every node system must be running special networking software with a revision of 12A or
later.
6. A network can contain a maximum of 10 nodes and one hub. While the hub can serve stations and act as
another node in the network, there could be network situations that require you to dedicate the hub as the
network server without station connections of its own.
Disabling a Node System
To disable networking, use VMMI to turn off networking at both the hub and the node. To disable the hub, select
Programming/System/Networking/Network Properties and set the Network Database Status to DISABLED.
To disable the node, select Programming/System/Networking/Node Configuration and set the node status to
DISABLED.
NOTE: If you do not disable the hub and node, the system will not function properly.
Arranging the Links
The network can be an intra-network joining several systems at a common site or an inter-network joining several
systems across a geographic area. Intra-network installations are on-site installations and use house wiring.
Therefore, these installations do not require any service provider connections except the CO line terminations.
With inter-network installations, nodes and hubs are separated by some geographic distance. In these cases a
service provider supplies the connections between the hub and the nodes, and these connections must be T1.5
dedicated access lines for network use.
1. For intra-network installations, make the two-pair, four-wire house wiring connections between the nodes
and the hub. In-house connections between the node and hub systems are per the schematic shown on the
next page.
2. For inter-network installations, arrange with the service provider to supply the proper links to the hub and
node sites. The DXNET or FXNET boards always use the 4ESS protocol (NET5 for E1 boards). Service
demarcation is at a network interface box (also known as a smart jack). In-house connections between the
demarcation point and the local system are per the schematic shown on the next page.
NOTE: Making arrangements for these connections involves meeting with the applicable service providers.
This is because there are economic considerations as well as technical details that vary from location
to location.
3. At both the hub and nodes, locate the board slots where you plan to install the boards, and record those
slots for later reference. At the hub, note which boards slot is dedicated to which node and record that
information for later reference. Remember that several board slots at the hub may be dedicated to the
same node depending upon the number of links required to handle the call traffic.
continued . . .
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4. Determine all the extension numbers for each node and the hub, and determine which extension numbers
are to be accessible through the network.
5. Isolate the link channels from any CO lines that the systems may include, and gather those link channels
into their own line group. Record this arrangement for later reference.
6. Determine which node is to be node 1, node 2, node 3, and so forth then name each node. Record the
location and name of each node for later reference.
House Wiring
1-4, 2-5
Node Site T1 Board
Receive
Transmit
R1
T1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Hub Site T1 Board
T
R
R
T
T1
R1
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Transmit
Receive
t1006
Detailing the Intra-Network House Wiring
Node or Hub
Site T1 Board
Receive
Transmit
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
House Wiring
1-1, 2-2, 3-3, 4-4
5-5, 6-6, 7-7, 8-8
Service Provider's
Demarcation Point
Smart Jack
R1
T1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
R
T
t1007
Detailing the Inter-Network House Wiring
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Configuring the DXNET or FXNET Board
The DXNET or FXNET boards require unique strap switch settings for network operation. Depending upon
whether the installation is on a node or on the hub, the strapping differs.
Setting the Strapping Switches on the Node’s DXNET or FXNET Board
DIP Switch
Location
Individual Switch Settings
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
LIU
0
1
0
0
Diag.
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Setting the Strapping Switches on the Hub’s DXNET or FXNET Board
Individual Switch Settings
DIP Switch
Location
LIU
Diag.
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0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
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SW1
LIU
SW2
Diagnostic
Switches
T1002g
Locating the DIP Switches
(DXNET Board Shown—FXNET Board Similar)
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Programing
System-to-System Networking
Using the Visual Man-Machine Interface (VMMI), program the network features at the hub system. You cannot
program the network features at the nodes; however, you can use VMMI at any node system to view (read only)
the programmed network parameters.
NOTE: If you are upgrading an existing system to use networking software, you can archive the database from
the existing system and restore it to the upgraded networking system by using VMMI’s Archive and
Restore features.
Programming the Node System
You must program the node extensions before programming the hub. Make sure you are using the latest version
of the VMMI software. We recommend that you do a Master Clear 3 before you start programming.
1. Make the necessary programming changes that only affect local operation.
2. Program the board configuration to match DXNET or FXNET boards to their assigned slots, and inspect
the installation.
Verify that the boards are operational, and that there are no alarms present after you have connected the
node to the hub. Resolve any alarm problems before proceeding.
3. Verify that the synchronization card is operating properly (green LED on).
4. Using VMMI’s Board Menu, set the operating protocol for DXNET or FXNET boards to 4ESS, and leave
all other program settings to their default values.
5. Determine the node designation (node 1, node 2, and so forth), and assign a unique name to each node.
Record this information, as you will use it when you program the network properties at the hub system.
6. To ensure there is no confusion in line identification when transferring incoming calls across the network,
give each line in the network a unique name. Do not duplicate any line names or numbers anywhere on
the network.
7. Assign the extension numbers for network operation. Remember, use a different block of intercom
numbers at each node.
8. If you plan to use the Pooled Lines network feature with ARS, program the link channels into their own
line group. Be sure to isolate the link channels from any other lines connected to the local system.
9. Remove any direct line appearance for network channels from the individual stations.
10. Remove any direct or delayed ringing assignments for the network channels.
11. From VMMI’s Networking sub-menu, enable the node.
12. If you are planning for voice announce intercom calls, enable Call Announce on a per-channel basis.
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Programming the Hub System
NOTE: The nodes will synchronize 3 to 5 minutes after you disconnect VMMI from the hub system.
1. Make the necessary programming changes that only affect local operation.
2. Program the board configuration to match DXNET or FXNET boards to their assigned slots, and inspect
the installation.
a. Verify that the system recognizes these boards as DXNET or FXNET boards, that the boards are
operational, and that there are no alarms present on the installed boards. Resolve any alarm problems
before proceeding.
b. Using the board programming menu, set the operating protocol for DXNET or FXNET boards to
4ESS, and leave all other program settings to their default values.
3. Assign the hub’s extension numbers that are to be associated with network operation. Remember, use a
different block of intercom numbers than those used at each node.
4. If you plan for voice announce intercom calls, enable call announce on a per channel basis.
At the hub, use network programming to set the networking parameters. This programming subsection is available
as a selection item under System Programming.
Network Properties
Use this option to enable or disable the hub operation. Since the hub controls the system-to-system of the nodes,
the system grants each node access to a particular block of intercom numbers (also called extension numbers)
through the hub database.
Network Disable Status
Enable or disable the network database status as a hub.
Network Extension Length
Set the extension length for the hub and each node’s stations to be either three or four digits.
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Node Configuration
Use this option to define the hub and the nodes that the network will use.
Enabled
Enable or disable the hub at each node for networking operation.
Node ID
Every node or hub system in the network requires an identification number (0–999).
Node Name
Name the hub and each node with an alphanumeric name of up to thirty-two characters.
Node System Type
Define the system type for the hub and each node.
Network Links
This option allows you to program the physical links between the hub and the nodes.
Modify Links
This entry selects all valid board slots that can accept DXNET or FXNET interface boards for network linking,
and adds or removes board slots in a preselected node. There can be several links between the hub and a node
with a maximum of ten links allowed.
Add Network Extensions
This option allows the system to provide intercom numbers for validation and routing purposes and allow you to
assign these numbers to a node or remove numbers that you have previously assigned.
NOTE: This screen only maps the allowed numbers. You must use intercom number programming at the hub
and each node to actually assign station names and port numbers to intercom numbers. Further, to
ensure that the network feature operates properly, you must assign unique extension numbers at each
system. For example, assign 1000 series intercom numbers at the hub, 2000 series numbers at node
one, 3000 series at node two, 4000 series at node three, and so forth. While the intercom numbers can
be three or four digits in length, you must use the same digit length throughout the networked systems.
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Arranging for Line Pooling
1. Program the link channels for each node into their own line group. Be sure to isolate the link channels
from any other lines that may be connected to the local system. Remember that several board slots at the
hub may be dedicated to the same node depending upon the number of links required to handle the call
traffic. The system will not allow you to mix network channels and non-channel lines in the same line
group.
2. Program the line groups that contain network channels into ARS route tables in the same manner as you
would program any normal line group into the ARS tables.
3. Do all necessary ARS programming at the hub and at each node.
Supporting DSS/BLF Operation
Any station in a networked arrangement can Direct Station Select (DSS) and have Busy Lamp Field (BLF) status
light appearance for remote network stations. Each node is allowed up to 30 remote DSS/BLF appearances for
each remote node. This limit is shared by all stations on the node. This feature is available to Impact Attendant as
well as telephone stations.
For each node (but not the hub), VMMI configures two extension lists. The Send list, identifies the extensions on
that node that users elsewhere on the network can monitor. The Receive list identifies extensions elsewhere on the
network that users on that node can monitor. While both the Send and Receive lists each accept up to 30 entries,
the combined total of both lists cannot exceed 30 entries.
An extension must either be on the hub or on a Send list of another node for the system to accept its addition to a
Receive list. The hub system automatically monitors the Send lists of all nodes.
Under PERIPHERALS/PC ATTENDANT/BUTTON MAPPING, select the station to receive remote
DSS/BLF appearance. Under the appropriate button map LKEY, type the R### mnemonic, for an extension on
the far node (for example, type R2002 if 2002 is a far node extension). You can select the Browse button to view
a list of valid far-node extensions from which to choose. Once the per-node limit of 30 remote DSS/BLF
appearances is reached, VMMI prevents the addition of further remote appearances.
NOTE: Network DSS/BLF does not support ring monitoring. DSS/BLF buttons for stations on other nodes
will not flash when the station is ringing—they will, however, light steady when the station is in use.
Directed call pickup does not require ring monitoring or station monitoring, and will function across
nodes.
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Supporting QSIG Networking Protocol
With software 15A and later, system-to-system networking supports QSIG networking protocol. With QSIG
support, Comdial systems can network with non-Comdial switches that are QSIG compliant. This means that
telephones behind Comdial systems can communicate via an intercom with telephones behind non-Comdial
QSIG-compliant switches when the systems are combined in a networking arrangement. Other features available
with QSIG support include calling line and called line identification.
NOTE: Comdial networking is not available when QSIG is activated. Also, with QSIG active, the Comdial
system can only operate as a node.
Enabling QSIG
Under SYSTEM/NETWORKING/NETWORK PROPERTIES, select QSIG node to enable the node as a
QSIG network node.
Connected Line ID Restriction
Under SYSTEM/NETWORKING/NETWORK PROPERTIES, select Connected Line ID Restriction to
enable/disable the presentation of the call identification display. When you check this control, the system restricts
the identification display of the connected state for all calls. With this control unchecked, all calls provided line
identification display.
Calling Line ID Restriction
Under SYSTEM/NETWORKING/NETWORK PROPERTIES, select Calling Line ID Restriction to
enable/disable the presentation of the call identification display during calling. When you check this control, the
system restricts the identification display for all calls. When this control is unchecked, all calls provide line
identification during the calling state.
Display Presentation
Under SYSTEM/NETWORKING/NETWORK PROPERTIES, select Display Presentation to enable / disable
the name display information. When installers enable name display, the system displays the name of the calling
party on the called party’s telephone. When you disable name display, the system causes only the calling number
to display (according to the programmed settings for the Connected Line ID Restriction and the Calling Line ID
Restriction).
Dial Zero Extension
It is possible to disable the local node’s operator station and program a network station as the dial zero extension.
If you do not select a network station as the dial zero extension, dial zero calls on a local node will route to that
system’s operator station if one is available.
Under SYSTEM/PARAMETERS, set the node’s operator extension to none.
Under SYSTEM/NETWORKING/NETWORK PROPERTIES, select Dial Zero Extension to launch a
pop-up dialog box. From this dialog, you can select the extension that will ring when users dial zero.
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Programming for Network Incoming Call Routing
While installers use the PROGRAMMING/STATIONS menu to program local ringing modes, they program
remote ringing on a line-by-line basis by specifying at what remote extension an incoming call should ring. For
each line, installers may choose one remote extension for each ringing mode from the PROGRAMMING/
LINES menu. From this programming dialog box, installers select the line for programming, then assign one
remote extension for each of the desired ringing modes. The following ringing choices are available:
1. Remote Direct Ring
2. Remote Delay Ring
3. Remote Day1 Ring
4. Remote Day2 Ring
5. Remote Night Ring
6. Remote Enhanced Direct Ring
7. Remote Enhanced Delay Ring
8. Remote Enhanced Day1 Ring
9. Remote Enhanced Day2 Ring
10. Remote Enhanced Night Ring
11. Remote Enhanced Holiday Ring
Programming for Network Station State Query
Installers assign an SSQ button to any station’s L-key position using the PROGRAMMING/STATIONS button
mapping feature.
Installers define, on an individual station basis, whether SSQ presents a ringing station as either idle or busy.
Using the PROGRAMMING/STATIONS menu, they can configure the Station State Query Presentation feature
as either Ringing as Idle or Ringing as Busy.
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TI_PRI Flash Upgrade
Place the two T1 boards in DXP, DXP Plus or in a FX cabinet. However, when placing T1 boards in a DXP
cabinet there are a couple of restrictions involved. They are;
1. T1 boards can only be placed in slots 3, 5, and 8 of a DXP system.
2. In a DXP cabinet, no boards should be placed in the immediate right slots of the slots holding T1 boards.
In other words if slots 5 and 8 have T1 boards, slots 6 and 9 should be empty.
The DXP Plus and FX series cabinets have no restrictions, as such. After you place the two TI boards, connect the
two T1 boards in a loop and follow these instructions:
1. Log onto the system using VMMI software.
2. Master clear the system.
3. Set SW1 bit 8 to OFF position on the T1 board to upgrade.
4. Reset the T1 board.
5. Log onto the system again and select Switch/PRI Card Software Upgrade.
6. VMMI prompts for you to set the download bit on the T1 board.
7. Click OK as it is already set earlier.
8. Select the slot number where the board is placed.
9. Locate the bin file and begin downloading.
10. Upon completion, VMMI prompts you to set the 8 bit back to ON position.
11. Ensure bit 6 is in the OFF position if the T1 board is placed in designated as the hub.
12. Label the board with the proper revision number, numbers for PRI Flash, PRI bootload, firmware, and the
current date.
E1 Upgrade
For an E1 upgrade repeat the T1_PRI Flash upgrade with the following changes:
1. Use E1 boards.
2. Use E1 upgrade bin file.
3. Set bit 3 to OFF position of SW1 on the E1 board when downloading software.
4. Set bit 1 to OFF position of SW1 on the E1 board when placing that particular board in a cabinet
designed as the hub.
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Using System-to-System Networking
This section discusses the following features:
• release link transfer,
• conferencing,
• intercom calling,
• call forwarding,
• RNA, DND, and busy station call back,
• message waiting lights,
• call transfer.
An integral part of system-to-system networking action involves the use of the channel resources between the hub
and the node systems. For example, should users transfer a call from node A to node B, then transfer it again from
node B to node C, and finally transfer it a third time from node C back to node A, channels among all three nodes
are employed. A feature of the networking software allows the system to remember where the transferred call
originated and free all of the unneeded channels when the call gets transferred back to the originating node. This
channel freeing action is known as Release Link Transfer.
Release Link Transfer
Release Link Transfer applies to any intra-node or inter-node call handling situation that leaves unnecessary
channels in its wake: such as: supervised and unsupervised transfer, call forwarding, and line pooling calls that
traverse multiple nodes.
Release Link Transfer applies to call handling situations that involve one node to the hub, multiple nodes to the
hub, one node to another node, and multiple nodes to multiple nodes.
NOTE: Release Link Transfer is not intended for centralized attendant service, which is not supported by the
system-to-system networking feature.
Conferencing Stations Together
Station users can set up conferences between their station and up to three other parties (either lines or stations as
needed) across the network nodes; however, the system does not support the display of the network extension
names during conferencing arrangements.
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Dialing Intercom Numbers
Intercom dialing is the same for both intra- and inter-node systems. The network system verifies the number as
valid and returns an error tone to the caller if the number is invalid. When the called station starts ringing, the
distant node returns ring-back tone to the calling station.
1. When encountering a Ring, No-Answer (RNA) condition, the caller can do any of the following actions:
• terminate the call,
• set a message waiting light on the called station by dialing the appropriate code or by pressing the
appropriate button,
• set a call-back feature by dialing the appropriate code or by pressing the appropriate button,
• leave a voice mail message if the system is configured for voice mail,
(If the calling station detects the presence of a voice mail port, its display provides an interactive
button for users to select the voice mail option. When pressed, the display directs users to the
appropriate voice mail box.)
2. When encountering a busy signal (the busy signal is generated at the local node), the caller can do the
following actions:
• terminate the call,
• set a message waiting light on the called station by dialing the appropriate code or by pressing the
appropriate button.
NOTE: When calling another node on the network, you can neither camp-on at another station and remain
off-hook waiting for an answer, nor can you employ the Do Not Override feature.
Station users answer intercom calls in the same manner whether the calls are intra-network or inter-network.
Further, they can press the Do Not Disturb (DND) button to reject these calls if they wish.
Inter-node voice announce intercom calling is available if programmers have enabled the feature at both the
originating and receiving systems and if the receiving stations do not have the voice announce block feature
enabled.
Forwarding Calls
The inter-node call forwarding scheme can be of any type where the originator dials the call forwarding code
followed by the extension number of the destination station. The network returns an error tone if the remote
extension does not exist, or if more than three forwarding hops are set.
The station user can set RNA call forwarding by dialing the RNA forwarding code followed by an extension
number. In the case of RNA call forwarding, a looped forwarding scheme is acceptable.
The user at the station that sets a call forwarding configuration can clear it by dialing the appropriate code.
NOTE: If the system forwards a call to another node, the call ceases to ring on the original node.
The recall feature does not work with calls forwarded to another node.
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Setting Call Back
During network intercom calls, if a calling station encounters DND, RNA, or busy signals at the called station, the
caller can activate a call back operation by dialing the appropriate code or pressing the appropriate button.
The network system then automatically calls back the calling station from the called station whenever the called
station becomes idle (in the case of busy) or makes and ends a call to someone else (in the case of RNA).
Alternately, the user at the calling station can cancel the call back operation by dialing the appropriate code or
pressing the appropriate button anytime before the network system activates the feature.
Setting Message Waiting Lights
Callers from one node to another that encounter DND, RNA, or busy signals at the called station can turn on the
message waiting light at the called station by dialing a message waiting code or by pressing a button designated
for that purpose.
They also can set the message waiting light at another station anytime by pressing their intercom button and
dialing the appropriate code followed by the other station’s extension number.
Recipients of a message waiting action can press the appropriate buttons to call the message depositing station.
Alternately, recipients of message waiting action can clear the message wait action by dialing the appropriate
code or pressing the appropriate button.
Transferring Calls
Station users can transfer intercom calls from one node to another in either a supervised or unsupervised manner.
1. In the supervised manner, the user of a transferring station calls the receiving station and announces the
call to its user before hanging up.
2. In an unsupervised manner, the user merely hangs up after calling the receiving station. While a transfer
is pending, originators can retrieve a transferred call if they wish.
NOTE: Users cannot retrieve intercom calls transferred to another node.
The transfer recall feature does not work with calls transferred to another node.
Transferring Voice Mail Calls
While you can map up to thirty-two different voice mail access buttons (XVM1 through XVM128) on system
stations, the network software reserves mapped button XVM128 as the button for accessing centralized voice mail
on the hub. The remaining index numbers (01 through 127) are available for access buttons that you can use with
local voice mail systems at the nodes.
NOTE: In networked environments, CTI applications that use the transfer to voice mail feature must be used
in conjunction with centralized voice mail.
Using the Impact SCS Large Screen Display Speakerphone
Networking software extends functionally to the Impact model 8412F and 8412S large screen display
speakerphones. Usually, this functionally is generic. This means the large screen display speakerphone makes,
conferences, forwards, and transfer calls to remote extensions, and sets call back and message waiting lights or
accesses the network voice mail in both intra-node and inter-node environments in the manner described in
GCA70–349, Impact SCS Large Screen Reference Manual and amplified upon in the previous paragraphs.
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Appendix A—
Feature Networking Support
Type
Originating/
Terminating/Both
Remote
Networking
Support
Feature
Parameters
Program
Feature
Abandoned Hold Release
Terminating
None
Across Network
Account Code
Both
None
Across Network
Node/COS
Alarms
Local
Node
A-lead
Local
Node
Alternate Attendant
Terminating
Comdial
Local
Node
ANI (passed across the
network but must be
enabled per node)
Terminating
Comdial/QSIG
Local (display
telephones)
Node
ANI DNIS (passed across
the network but must be
enabled per node)
Originating
Comdial/QSIG
Local (display
telephones)
Node
ANS Detect
Originating
Comdial
Across Network
ARS
Both
Comdial
Across Network
Node
ASR
N/A
None
Local
Node
Attendant Programing
Both
Comdial
Local
Node
Authorization Code
Originating
None
Local
Node
Auto Hold
Terminating
None
Across Network
Node
Auto Pause
Terminating
None
Across Network
Node
Auto Redial
Originating
None
Across Network
Node
Aux Line
Across Network
Node
Aux Ring
Local
Node
Block Program
Across Network
Incoming DID
Node
Button, Programable
Both
Comdial
Across Network
Node/Station
(with limitations)
Call Costing
Originating
None
Across Network
Node/Station
(with limitations)
Call Divert
Terminating
Comdial
Local
Node/Station
Call Forward Default
Forward
Terminating
Comdial
Across Network
Node/Station
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Type
Originating/
Terminating/Both
Remote
Networking
Support
Feature
Parameters
Program
Feature
Call Forward All
Immediate
Terminating
Comdial
Across Network
Node/Station
Call Forward All RNA
Terminating
Comdial
Across Network
Node/Station
Call Pickup Directed
Terminating
Comdial
Across Network
Node/Station
Call Pickup Group
Terminating
None
Local
Node/Station
Call Time
Originating
None
Across Network
Node/Station
Call Transfer
Both
Comdial
Across Network
Node/Station
Call Waiting Tone
Terminating
None
Local
Node/Station
Camp On
Terminating
None
Local
Node/Station
CFOS
Both
None
Local
Node/Station
Local
Node
Clock Set
Conference
Both
Comdial/QSIG
COS
Across Network
Station
(with limitations)
Local
Node
Day Night Class of Service Both
Comdial
Local
Node
Delay Hot Line
Terminating
None
Local
Node/Station
Dist Ring
Terminating
None
Local
Node/Station
Dial by Name
Originating
None
Local
Node/Station
Directed Station Hold
Both
None
Local
Node/Station
Local
Node/Station
Disable Station
Disconnect Notification
Both
None
Across Network
DND/inhibit/override
Terminating
Comdial/QSIG
Local
Node
DNIS (passed across the
Network but must be
enabled per node)
Both
Comdial
Local (display
phones)
Node
DSS/BLF
Both
Comdial
Across Network
Node/Station
(with limitations)
DTMF Signaling
Both
None
Across Network
Enhanced Night Mode
Terminating
None
Across Network
Node
Enhanced Ringing
Terminating
None
Across Network
Node
Executive Override
Both
None
Local
Node
Extended DTMF
Feature Numbering
Group Listen
Terminating
None
Across Network
Node/Station
Hands Free
Both
None
Across Network
Node/Station
Hold
Terminating
Comdial/QSIG
Across Network
Node/Station
44 – Features Table
Installing and Using System-to-System Networking
Feature Name
Type
Originating/
Terminating/Both
IMI89–280
Remote
Networking
Support
Feature
Parameters
Program
Feature
Hunt Group (can access
Hunt group across Network
Terminating
but members must be local
to each other)
Comdial
Across Network
Node
Hunt List
Terminating
None
Local
Node/Station
Idle Line
Both
None
Local
Node
Incoming Call Routing
Both
Comdial
Across Network
Node
Local
Node
Intercom Numbering
Intercom Speed Dial Last
Number Dialed
Originating
None
Across Network
Node/Station
LCD Contrast
Both
None
Local Station
Only
Node/Station
LCD Messaging
Both
None
Local
Node
Line Group
Both
None
Local or Network
Node
Channels
Line Monitoring
Both
Comdial
Local
Node
Line Names
Both
Comdial/QSIG
Across Network
Node
Line Queue
Both
None
Lock
Both
None
Local
Node/Station
Location Codes
Both
None
Local
Node
Mark
Both
None
Local
Node/Station
Message Deposit
Both
Comdial
Local
Node/Station
Message Waiting
Terminating
Comdial
Across Network
Node/Station
Music, Background
Both
None
Local
Music, On Hold
Both
None
Local
Mute
Both
None
Across Network
Node/Station
Operator/Network
Both
Comdial
Across Network
Hub
Operator/Node
Both
Comdial
Local
Node
Page
Both
None
Local
Node
Park Orbit
Terminating
None
Local
Node
Personal Ring Tone
Terminating
None
Local Station
Only
Node/Station
Prime Line
Originating
None
Local
Node/Station
Privacy
Terminating
None
Local
Node/Station
Pulse Set On
Originating
None
Local
Node
Query (button)
Originating
None
Local
Node/Station
Queue
Terminating
Comdial
Local
Node/Station
Features Table – 45
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Feature Name
Quick Transfer
Installing and Using System-to-System Networking
Type
Originating/
Terminating/Both
Terminating
Remote
Networking
Support
Comdial
Feature
Parameters
Program
Feature
Across Network
Node/COS
(with limitations)
Across Network
Node/Station
(with limitations)
Recall Call Forward
Recall Timing (Hunt
Group)
Terminating
Comdial/QSIG
Across Network
Node
Record
Both
Comdial
Across Network
Node/Station
Response Message
Both
None
Local
Ring Monitoring
Terminating
Comdial
Local
Serial Transfer
Terminating
Comdial/QSIG
Local
Service Observe
Originating
None
Local
Node/Station
Shift for Speed Dials
Both
None
Across Network
Node/Station
Silent for Ringing
Both
None
Local
Node/Station
SLPS—Brokers Mode
Both
None
Local
SLPS—Dial Saved Number Originating
None
Across Network
SLPS—Pick Up Last Line
Terminating
None
Across Network
SLPS—Save Number
Originating
None
Across Network
SLPS—TAP
Both
None
Across Network
SMDA/SMDR
Both
Comdial
Across Network
Node
(with limitations)
Softkey
Both
Comdial
Across Network
(with limitations)
SOHVA
Terminating
Comdial
Local
Node/Station
SOHVA Service Observe
Originating
None
Local
Node/Station
Speed Dial
Originating
None
Across Network
Node/Station
System Speed Dial
Both
None
Across Network
Node
Station Monitoring
(DSS/BLF)
Both
Comdial
Across Network
Hub only
(with limitations)
Station Names
Both
None
Across Network
Node/Station
Station State Query
Originating
Comdial
Across Network
Node/Station
Subdue Ringing
Terminating
Comdial
Local
Node/Station
System Manager Prog
Both
None
Local
System Parameters
Both
None
Local
Node
TAFAS (line answer from
any station)
Both
None
Local
Node/Station
Toll Restriction
Both
None
Across Network
Node/COS
Tracker
Both
Comdial
Local
Transfer to Voice Mail
Both
Comdial
Across Network
46 – Features Table
Node/Station
Node/Station
Installing and Using System-to-System Networking
Feature Name
Type
Originating/
Terminating/Both
IMI89–280
Remote
Networking
Support
Feature
Parameters
Program
Feature
Trunk to Trunk Transfer
Both
Comdial
Across Network
Voice Announce BLock
Terminating
Comdial
Across Network
Node/Station
Serial WP Integration
Across Network
Hub and VM
VVP
Across Network
Hub and VM
Features Table – 47
Notes
Installing and Using System-to-System Networking
B
IMI89–280
Appendix B—
Maintenance Checklist
System Software
HUB
ENG Node
FLR Node
PUR Node
HUB
ENG Node
FLR Node
PUR Node
HUB
ENG Node
FLR Node
PUR Node
Unzip new software in the storage directory.
Keep zip file - as insurance for a period of
time.
Ensure proper system software file naming
convention.
Create lbin_001 directory and copy and
label bin files w/0000000001.
CPU Complex
Ensure proper hardware rev. levels.
Ensure latest bootloader on memory card
w/0000000001.
Clearly label all boards … include
software-firmware revisions and dates.
Keep the sets of CPU complexes in
accessible areas.
Keep balanced rotation sets.
Network Cards
Ensure proper hardware rev. levels.
Ensure latest (T1/E1) firmware.
Ensure latest (T1/E1-PRI) firmware.
Ensure latest (E1) firmware.
Ensure latest (E1-PRI) firmware.
Ensure latest (E1-PRI) flash.
Clearly label all boards—include
software-firmware revisions and dates.
Keep balanced rotation sets.
Check dip switch (hub/node) settings prior
to any new installation.
Maintenance Checklist – 49
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Installing and Using System-to-System Networking
Databases
HUB
ENG Node
FLR Node
PUR Node
HUB
ENG Node
FLR Node
PUR Node
HUB
ENG Node
FLR Node
PUR Node
Create a storage directory in the appropriate
disk area, using the appropriate naming
convention.
Archive the database prior to any significant
changes (software or hardware) to the alpha
systems.
Storage area should be accessible.
Store the archived databases and include a
date in file name and store.
System / CPU Upgrade
Install appropriate system software.
Ensure no other boards in the cabinet.
Master Clear level-3.
Clear Black Box.
Clear LLog.
Clear ILob.
Set Time.
Restore an appropriate database.
Verify time, database, ilog, and llog.
Installation
Ensure the system has the required revisions
of hardware and firmware.
Disconnect external battery.
Power down system.
Using a static strap . . . replace CPU
complex.
Power up system.
Verify Network database synchronization.
Reconnect external battery.
Reset Modem.
Make sure Tracker is enabled.
Rest Voice Mail Message Waiting Lamps at
HUB (Ctrl+F1).
50 – Maintenance Checklist
Index
IMI89–280
Index
A
F
ANI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Feature Group D INFO digits. . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
ARS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 17, 33, 36
Feature Group D line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
ARS Programming with Line Pooling . . . . . . 18
FXNET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 27, 30, 33, 34
B
H
bootloader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
hardware
PRI circuit card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
hub to node
C
using features from . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
call routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
call routing limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Comdial’s Inside Sales Department . . . . . . . . . 4
I
Impact FX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 4, 23, 27, 39
intercom calls
routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
D
ISDN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 4
DID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
ISDN-PRI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
DID Block Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
DNIS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
DXNET . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 27, 28, 30, 33, 34, 35
DXOPT-SYN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
L
line pooling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 11, 16, 40
arranging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
call handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
detailing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
DXP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 4, 23, 27, 39
DXP Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 4, 23, 27, 39
Line Pooling with ARS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
E
line types
supported . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
E1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
E1 Upgrade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
M
Master Clear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
memory card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Index – 51
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Index
N
R
network
R2 DTMF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
ARS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
DID, DNIS, and ANI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
line pooling call handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
making outside calls across. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
maximum configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
pooled lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
routing outside calls from different localities . 11
routing outside calls in same locality . . . . . . . . 9
SMDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
networking
installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
introducing system-to-system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
understanding features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
P
R2 MF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
ringing modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
S
SMDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
SSQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
SSQ programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
T
T1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 27, 28, 39
TI_PRI Flash Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
U
PRI Clear Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
unified intercom dialing
PRI Flash Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
performing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
protocol
4ESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 34
QSIG network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
signaling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
supporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
V
voice mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
X
XVM128. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
52 – Index
This manual has been developed by Comdial Corporation (the “Company”) and is intended for the use
of its customers and service personnel. The information in this manual is subject to change without
notice. While every effort has been made to eliminate errors, the Company disclaims liability for any
difficulties arising from the interpretation of the information contained herein.
The information contained herein does not purport to cover all details or variations in equipment or to
provide for every possible contingency to be met in connection with installation, operation, or
maintenance. Should further information be desired, or should particular problems arise which are not
covered sufficiently for the purchaser’s purposes, contact Comdial, Inside Sales Department,
Charlottesville, Virginia 22906
IMI89–280.04 05/00
printed in U.S.A.