Altigen ACC 6.7 User guide

MAX Communication Server
™
Administration
Manual
ACC 6.7 Update 1
March 2013
WARNING! Toll fraud is committed when individuals unlawfully gain access to customer
telecommunication systems. This is a criminal offense. Currently, we do not know of any
telecommunications system that is immune to this type of criminal activity. AltiGen Communications, Inc.
will not accept liability for any damages, including long distance charges, which result from unauthorized
and/or unlawful use. Although AltiGen Communications, Inc. has designed security features into its
products, it is your sole responsibility to use the security features and to establish security practices
within your company, including training, security awareness, and call auditing.
NOTICE: While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, AltiGen Communications, Inc., will not
be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained within the documentation. The
information contained in this documentation is subject to change without notice.
This documentation may be used only in accordance with the terms of the AltiGen Communications, Inc.,
License Agreement.
MAX Communication Server, MaxAdministrator, MaxCommunicator, MaxAgent, MaxSupervisor,
MaxOutlook, MaxInSight, MaxCall, Enterprise Manager, AltiServ, AltiLink, AltiConsole, VRPlayer,
Zoomerang, IPTalk, Alti-Mobile Extension, InTouch Dialer, AltiReport, and SuperQ are trademarks or
registered trademarks of AltiGen Communications, Inc. All other brand names mentioned are trademarks
or registered trademarks of their respective manufacturers.
AltiGen's products are protected under one or more of the following U.S. patents, with other U.S. patents
pending: 6532230; 6192344; 6292549; 6493439; 6909780; 6738465; 6754202; 6766006; 6928078;
6909709; 6956848; 7058047; 7013007; 7027578; 7280649; 7308092.
AltiGen Communications, Inc.
410 East Plumeria Dr.
San Jose, CA 95134
Telephone: 888-AltiGen (258-4436)
Fax: 408-597-9020
E-mail: info@altigen.com
Web site:
www.altigen.com
Copyright © AltiGen Communications, Inc. 2013. All rights reserved.
Contents
About This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Related Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
CHAPTER 1
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
System Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IP PBX Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Call Distribution Features . . . . . . . . . . .
Auto Attendant (AA) Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Voice Mail Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internet Integration Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System and Administration Features . . . . . . . . . .
Voice over IP Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multi-Site VoIP Management - Enterprise Manager .
Optional Add-On Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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CHAPTER 2
System Requirements and Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Minimum System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . .
Supported Operating Systems . . . . . . . . . .
Boards Supported by ACC and ACM . . . . . . .
MAXCS Licenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparation for Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing MAX Communication Server . . . . . . .
Multi-Gateway Softswitch System Installation
Installing MaxAdmin on a Network Client . . . . .
Uninstalling MAXCS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting (Error Messages) . . . . . . . . .
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CHAPTER 3
Getting Around MaxAdministrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Logging In and Out . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Password . . . . . . . . .
The MaxAdministrator Main Window
The Main Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quick Access Toolbar . . . . . . . . .
Status Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The View Windows . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boards View Window . . . . . . . . .
Extension View Window . . . . . . .
Trunk View Window . . . . . . . . . .
Call Log View Window . . . . . . . . .
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Workgroup View Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Current Resource Statistics Window . . . . . . . . .
Assigning Seat-Based Client Licenses . . . . . . . . .
Stopping the AltiGen Switching Service . . . . . . .
Programs Available from the Windows Start Menu
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CHAPTER 4
System Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Setting General Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting a System Number Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Business Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Routing Calls on Holidays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a Holiday Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Call Routing for a Holiday Profile . . . . . . . . . . . .
Updating the Date of Annual Holidays . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring System Speed Dialing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding Speed Dial Entries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Editing Speed Dial Entries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Defining System Call Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Blocking Calls to Area Codes from All Extensions . . . . . . .
Setting Unrestricted Area Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Locking Attacked Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Blocking All Outgoing Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enabling Hop Off for Tie Trunks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting 10-Digit Dialing Area Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating Account Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding and Deleting Account Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting up Call Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internal Database Configuration (Internal Log Service) . .
External (Remote) Logging of Call Data . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exporting Through a Local Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Country-Relevant Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Toll Call Prefixes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Emergency Numbers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dialing Plan Rules for Non-North American Country . . . . .
Audio Peripheral Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Music On Hold and Recorded Announcements
Setting Greeting and Update Prompts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Overhead Paging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Feature Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Limitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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CHAPTER 5
Media Server and Gateway Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Managing Gateways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Setting Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Adding and Attaching a Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
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Detaching and Deleting a Gateway . . . . .
Changing Gateway ID and Password . . . .
Media Server/Gateway Configuration Tool
Configuring the Applications Server . . . .
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Voice Mail Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Managing Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Message Notification Retries . .
Setting Message Management Options
Setting Message Recording Options . .
Setting Exchange Integration Options
Setting E-mail Messaging Options . . .
Creating Distribution Lists . . . . . . . . . .
Defining a Distribution List . . . . . . . .
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Auto Attendant Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Planning Is Essential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Example: AA Planning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding Auto Attendants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Auto Attendants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Menu Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making Auto Attendant Assignments. . . . . . . . . . .
Phrase Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Pre-Recorded Prompts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording Custom Phrases from the AltiGen Phone
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Multilingual Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Configuration Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating Language Phrase Packages . . . . . . . . . . .
Storing Language Phrase Packages . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring for a Multilingual System . . . . . . . . . .
Enabling Multilingual Support in the Auto Attendant
Configuring the Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Extension User Can Change Language Setting . . .
Using DNIS to Set the Language . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Which Language Will Be Used? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Call Recording Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Description of the Recorded File Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Configuring Call Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Using a Remote Shared Directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
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Application Extension Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Application Extension Setup
Application Failover Plan. .
Application Information . .
Readying the Application .
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Board Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Using the Triton Resource Board . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Triton MeetMe Conference Board . . . . .
Configuring the Triton Analog Station Board . . . .
Configuring the Triton Analog Trunk LS/GS and LS
Configuring the Triton VoIP Board . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the Triton T1/E1 Board . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting up Channels on the Triton T1/E1 Board .
Installing a Channel Service Unit (CSU) . . . . . .
Troubleshooting T1/E1—Common Symptoms . .
Configuring Virtual Boards SIPSP and H323SP . . .
Configuring the SIPSP Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the H323SP Board . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Virtual Board HMCP . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assign HMCP Resources to IP Extensions . . . . .
Configuring the MAX1000/2000 Board . . . . . . . .
Configuring the Virtual MobileExtSP Board . . . . .
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Trunk Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Trunks Out of Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Channel Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opening the Trunk Configuration Window . . . . . .
Selecting Trunks to Set Attributes . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring One or Multiple Trunks . . . . . . . . . .
Setting General Trunk Attributes . . . . . . . . . . . .
H323 Tie Trunk Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SIP Tie Trunk Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SIP Trunk Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring a SIP Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Triton T1/E1 Trunk Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caller ID and DID Incoming Sequence Example
Triton Analog Trunk GS/LS Properties . . . . . . . . .
Performing Impedance Match on Your Own. . . .
Using the Match Impedance Button . . . . . . . . .
Measuring the Rx Level of a Trunk Channel. . . .
If You Need to Improve the Rx Level . . . . . . . .
If You Don’t Have the Milli-Watt Test Number . .
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Regular Trunk Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Outgoing Call Blocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
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In Call Routing Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Caller ID Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding and Deleting Caller ID Route Entries
Defining Caller ID Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DNIS Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding and Deleting DNIS Route Entries . . .
Defining DNIS Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Out Call Routing Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Configuring Out Call Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Working with Route Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Default Routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Working on Dialing Patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuration Example - Solving 10-digit Dialing . . . . .
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Extension Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
About the Apply To Button . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting up Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Personal Information . . . . . . . . . .
Account Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Call Recording Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Physical Location and Type . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Line Properties . . . . . . . . . . .
IP Extension Configuration . . . . . . . . . . .
Phone Display Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Group Options for an Extension .
Setting up Station Speed Dialing . . . . . . . .
Setting the Mailbox Options . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting an Information-Only Mailbox . . . .
Disabling a Mailbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assign Exchange Integration License . . . .
SMTP/POP3 Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mail Forwarding Options . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Message Playback Options . . . . . .
Press Zero Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Mailbox Capacities. . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Message Notification Options . . . . .
Setting the Message Types for Notification
Emergency Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Unusual VM Activity Notification . .
Setting the Type of Notification . . .
Setting Notification Timing . . . . . .
Setting Notification Business Hours
Enabling Message Notification . . . .
Configuring Calling Restrictions . . . .
Setting Call Restriction Options . . .
Setting Other Call Restrictions. . . .
Setting Answering Options . . . . . . .
Forwarding All Calls . . . . . . . . . . .
Do Not Disturb . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handling Busy Calls . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Call Waiting Options . . . . .
Handling Unanswered Calls . . . . . .
Configuring One Number Access . . .
One Number Access Options . . . . .
Call Screening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Caller ID Verification . . . . .
Specifying Forwarding Numbers . .
Setting Up Monitor Lists . . . . . . . . .
Configuring a Monitor List . . . . . . .
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Setting Up IP Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Setting an IP Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Setting VoIP Codec for IP Extension. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
CHAPTER 17
AltiGen IP Phone Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Configuring Auto-Discovery of Server IP Address . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up DHCP Option 120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
On the AltiGen IP Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Possible scenarios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabling Auto-Discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When You Have Two AltiGen Servers in the Same Network.
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Mobile Extension Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
MobileExtSP Board Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the MobileExtSP Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring an Extension as a Mobile Extension . . . . .
Additional Configuration for MaxMobile Communicator .
Voice Mail for Mobile Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mobile Extension Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Hunt Group Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
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Overview of Huntgroup Configuration Window .
Setting Up Hunt Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Establishing Basic Hunt Group Attributes . . .
Setting Call Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Establishing Hunt Group Membership . . . . . . .
Setting Login Status for System Restart . . . .
Setting Hunt Group Mail Management . . . . . . .
Disabling a Mailbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting E-mail Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Mailbox Playback Options . . . . . . . . .
Setting Mailbox Capacities. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Message Notification Options . . . . . . .
Setting the Message Types for Notification . .
Setting the Type of Notification . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Notification Timing . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Notification Business Hours . . . . . . .
Setting Call Handling Options . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handling Busy Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forwarding All Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handling Unanswered Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting a Hunt Group’s Call Distribution Rule .
Setting Queue Management Options . . . . . . . .
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Paging Group Configuration
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Seting up a Paging Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Adding Members to Paging Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Removing Members from Paging Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
CHAPTER 21
Line Park Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Configuring Line Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Setting Up a Line Park Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Deleting a Line Park Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
CHAPTER 22
Workgroup Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Workgroup Functionalities . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating and Configuring Workgroups . . . . . .
Overview of Workgroup Configuration Window
Setting Up Workgroups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Establishing Basic Workgroup Attributes . . .
Setting Call Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service Level Threshold . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Workgroup Recording Options . . . . . . . . . .
Establishing Workgroup Membership . . . . . . .
Log In/Out a Group Member . . . . . . . . . . .
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Setting Login Status for System Restart . .
Setting Workgroup Mail Management . . . . .
Disabling a Mailbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting E-mail Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Mailbox Playback Options . . . . . .
Setting Mailbox Capacities . . . . . . . . . . .
Press Zero Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Voice Mail Access Option . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Message Notification Options . . . . .
Setting the Message Types for Notification
Setting the Type of Notification . . . . . . . .
Setting Notification Timing . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Notification Business Hours . . . . .
Setting Call Handling Options . . . . . . . . . .
Handling Busy Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forwarding All Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handling Unanswered Calls . . . . . . . . . . .
Number of Rings Before Handling . . . . . .
Setting IntraGroup Call Distribution . . . . .
Queue Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Queue Phrase Options . . . . . . . . .
Queue Announcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Expected Wait Time Sampling . . . . . . . . .
Queue Overflow Forwarding . . . . . . . . . .
Quit Queue Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Supervisor Queue Control . . . . . . . . . . . .
Agent Logout Reason Codes . . . . . . . . . . .
MaxCall Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding a Transmitted CID. . . . . . . . . . . .
Editing a Transmitted CID. . . . . . . . . . . .
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Managing and Using MeetMe Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Setting the MeetMe Conference Extension . . . . . .
MeetMe Conference Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Working in the MeetMe Conference Window . . . .
Creating a Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E-mailing a Meeting Invitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modifying the E-mail Template . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting and Stopping a Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . .
Continuing a Meeting Beyond Its Duration Time
Joining a Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Network Configuration Guidelines
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ISP/Intranet Quality of Service (QoS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Virtual LANs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
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To specify the priority value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enabling VLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WAN Bandwidth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WAN Router Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Firewall Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network Using NAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network Configuration Guidelines for AltiGen IP Phones
Configuration Guidelines for NAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Enterprise VoIP Network Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Understanding VoIP Bandwidth Requirements . . . . . . .
Opening Enterprise Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Enterprise Manager screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Enterprise Manager Password . . . . . . .
Setting VoIP Codec Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assigning Codec Profiles to IP Addresses . . . . . . . . . . .
Defining IP Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Defining Your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring a Public or Intranet Pipe . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring AltiServ Behind NAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Defining the IP Dialing Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Multi-site VoIP Domain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a Multi-site VoIP Domain . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Declaring Additional Servers for the VoIP Domain . . .
Working with Servers in the VoIP Domain . . . . . . . . . .
Adding a Server to a VoIP Domain . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rejoining a Server to the VoIP Domain . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting an Alternate Server for AltiGen IP Phones . . .
Managing VoIP Domain Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PSTN Failover When the TCP/IP Network is Down . . .
The Scope of an Extension in the VoIP domain . . . . .
Changing an Extension’s Scope from Local to Global .
Changing an Extension’s Scope from Global to Local .
Relocating a Global Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Redirecting AltiGen IP Phones When a Server Is Down
Configuring Departments in a Multi-site Domain . . . . . .
Configuring Global Least Cost Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When Information May Be Out of Sync . . . . . . . . . . . .
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System Report Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
System Summary Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
IP Cumulative Traffic Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Resetting Cumulative Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
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SNMP Management Console .
Configuring MAXCS for SNMP
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Microsoft Exchange Integration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When You Install MAXCS . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exchange Integration Configuration Steps
Additional Steps for Bridged Access and
Native VM Integration . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring UM Settings for Each User .
Configuring for Out Calling from UM . . . .
Configuring in MaxAdmin . . . . . . . . . .
When You Create a New Mailbox User . .
Testing for Synchronization . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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TAPI Integration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Installing the TAPI Proxy Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up the Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Install the AltiGen TAPI Service Provider on the Client
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Set Up Phone Dialer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Testing TAPI Service Provider on the Client System . .
Making a Call in Microsoft Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing TAPI Configuration Parameters . . . . . . . . . .
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Tools and Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
AltiGen Board Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CT-Bus Test Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Backup and Restore Utility . . . . . . . . . . . .
Backing Up Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scheduling Backups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring Backed up Files . . . . . . . . . . . .
MAXCS Admin & Extension Security Checker
Checking Extension Security . . . . . . . . . .
Start & Stop All AltiGen Services . . . . . . . .
Trace Collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Voice File Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Read Config . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Work/Hunt Group Converter . . . . . . . . . . .
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Importing Extensions from the Active Directory .
Exporting the Extensions in a MAXCS System . .
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Editing a Phrase Name or Description . . . . . . . .
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E1-R2 and E1 ISDN PRI Installations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
E1 R2 CAS Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
E1 ISDN PRI Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
APPENDIX B
Required Service Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Service Parameters/Request Information for T1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Service Parameters/Request Information for PRI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
Service Parameters/Request Information for E1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
APPENDIX C
Network Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Remote IP Phones Behind NAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
APPENDIX D
Technical Support & Product Repair Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Product Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
Technical Training for Administrators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
APPENDIX E
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Troubleshooting VoIP: Common Symptoms and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
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About This Manual
This guide is designed for dealers, administrators, and technicians who are responsible
for installation, configuration, and administration of a MAXCS ACC system.
Another manual, the MAXCS Extension User Guide, covers the MAXCS ACC end user
features and functions such as call handling and voice mail.
Related Publications
Related publications include:
• Hardware Telephony Manual
• MaxCommunicator Manual
• MaxOutlook Manual
• MaxAgent Manual
• MaxSupervisor Manual
• AltiConsole Manual
• CDR Manual
• AltiGen IP Phone User Manuals
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Overview
MAX Communication Server (MAXCS) is AltiGen’s system software targeted for the IP
PBX and contact center market. MAXCS is designed with an intuitive easy-to-use graphical user interface so your IT staff can easily manage the system and reduce administrative costs. The software is designed to support voice and data communications converged into a single data network. The mobility solutions provide your employees working remotely with the same set of features as employees working in the office.
The product is designed to provide contact centers with the essentials to service, respond and track performance of contact professionals. Since MAXCS is IP-enabled and
modular, call-centric businesses are protected against growing out of their investment.
System Features
The following sections list the key features of the MAXCS system.
IP PBX Features
Account Codes – allows the user to input an account code on each call to track telephone usage in order to bill back to clients or create a record of calls specific to a project
and to budget and forecast expenses. Forced Account Codes force the user to input
an account code on each call to track telephone usage. The administrator can configure
which extensions are required to enter an account code, and also configure the option
to require an account code for long distance calls and international calls, but not local
calls. An administrator also can block the display of the account code table in client applications. Users can be prevented from seeing account codes they don’t need to see.
Automatic Dialing Plan Rules– Administrators can configure a call return rule based
on the country in which they reside. Applies to call return from Caller ID, Zoomerang,
and making a call from Microsoft Outlook.
Business Hours Profile – allows for setting morning and afternoon business hours for
each day of the week. Multiple business hours can be configured in a system. Also, multiple Business Hours profiles can be assigned to DNIS Routing and Trunk In Call Routing
entries.
Busy or Ring No Answer Call Handling – sends calls to voice mail, another extension,
or AA if the called extension or group is busy or does not answer.
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Call Forwarding and Remote Call Forwarding – sends all calls to another extension,
to a workgroup/hunt group, or to an external telephone number. This allows users to
redirect their calls to another location, such as home or a branch office. Call Forwarding
can be set up either at the source extension or at the destination extension on the
system (Remote Call Forwarding). There is 10-hop limit on forwarded calls.
Call Park and Pick Up (Station) – users can park calls at one station to be picked up
at another station. Up to 50 calls may be parked at one station simultaneously. Calls
parked to a group are protected. Only group agents or the person who parked the call
can pick it up.
Call Park and Pick Up (System) – users can park calls at the system to be picked up
at another station. An ID is assigned to the call when parked. The user can pick up a
parked call by entering a feature code and the Parked ID.
Call Park Ring Back Identification to Operator – when parked calls are not picked
up, the operator is rung.
Call Restrictions – restricts users from dialing specific long distance area codes and
phone numbers. Reduces the risk of toll fraud.
Caller ID – fully supports the Bellcore Caller ID standard and displays alpha and numeric
caller ID and name on a standard analog telephone with a display. Up to 64 characters
are transmitted and displayed. If your local exchange carrier provides enhanced caller
ID, such as caller name, this information will also be displayed.
Caller ID Routing – the system administrator can define Caller IDs in a routing table
and set different routing options.
Centrex Transfer – allows the user to transfer or forward calls to an external telephone
number. Once the transfer is complete, the trunk lines are released.
Conference Call (Station) – the system supports conference calls with up to 6 parties,
including the dialing extension. You can speak privately to each person before adding
the person to the conference. The conference initiator can mute conference members
from MaxCommunicator and MaxAgent.
Conference Call (MeetMe) – multiple parties can call into a pre-scheduled conference
bridge to join a conference call. The conference host can mute or drop conference
members.
Configurable Phone Display – the system administrator can configure the Caller ID,
Name, or DNIS number displayed on a phone set.
Conversation Recording – an extension user can record a conversation to voice mail
or, with the appropriate license, to a central folder.
Dialed Digit Translation – allows the administrator to select a single dialed digit that
can be assigned to route a call to any destination. First Digit Translator allows the
administrator to select a single dialed digit that can be assigned to route a call to any
destination. Extension Dialed Digit Translator allows predefined dialed digits by an
extension to be translated into a different dialing string. The digit manipulation option
allows you to remove or add digits to a number dialed by the extension.
Dial Last Caller – allows user to dial the last caller using #69.
Direct Inward Dial (DID) – allows an incoming trunk call to directly access an
extension without IVR intervention.
Note: If your local exchange carrier provides DID service, DID calls will automatically
be steered to the appropriate destination.
Directory Name Announcement – the extension user’s directory name will be
announced to the caller before the call rings to a phone.
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Distinctive Call Waiting Tone – allows three different call waiting tone cadences to
distinguish between internal, external, and operator calls.
Distinctive Ringing – allows three different ringing cadences to distinguish between
internal, external, and operator calls.
Do Not Disturb – blocks all calls coming into a specific extension and sends them to
preprogrammed destinations such as voice mail or the operator.
Extension Activity Display and Greeting – allows users to select from a set of predefined or customized activity codes that can be played or displayed when the user is
absent. A greeting associated with the activity can be recorded and played to the caller.
The activity is displayed if the caller is an MaxCommunicator, MaxAgent, or IP phone
user.
Extension Based Feature Profile – the system administrator is able to create an
extension feature profile that includes enabling and disabling of extension features.
FSK-based Message Waiting – allows message waiting that is based on frequencyshift keying (FSK), a modulation technique for data transmission.
Hands Free (dial tone mute) Mode – by pressing #82, allows a user to leave handset
off-hook or use a headset without having to hear the dial tone.
Hands Free (Intercom) Mode – by pressing #81 while on their speaker phone, users
can receive internal calls without having to pick up the handset to answer.
Holiday Routing – routes inbound DNIS and trunk calls on designated holidays to
specified destinations. You can create separate routes for business and non–business
hours on half–day holidays. Multiple Holiday Profiles can be configured in a system. Also,
multiple Holiday Profiles can be assigned to DNIS Routing, Caller ID and Trunk In Call
Routing entries.
Hop Off Calls over VoIP or T1/PRI Tie Trunks – multiple systems at the same or
remote locations can be linked through VoIP or T1/PRI networks. Also, this feature
provides toll savings on long distance calls by allowing users to dial a remote system via
VoIP or T1/PRI trunk and then the destination phone number through PSTN.
Hunt Group – a group of extensions can be set up to perform call coverage, so that if
the first extension is busy, the next extension is hunted until a free extension is found.
If all extensions are busy, the incoming call will be queued and listen to background
music.
Individual and System Call Pick Up – allows users to answer a ringing telephone from
another station.
Intercom Call – by pressing #93 on an analog phone, users can make an intercom call
to an AltiTouch 510 or an AltiGen IP phone. If the phone is in idle state, the phone speaker will be turned on, and the voice path is connected. If the target phone is busy, the
caller will hear a busy signal. This feature can be enabled or disabled per extension by
the administrator.
Line Park – allows for a set of 99 lines to be used as a park pool, where trunk incoming
calls can be parked automatically, (by routing/call handling treatment in MaxAdministrator). Park Lines are organized into groups, with up to 99 groups supported. Parked Lines
can be assigned to an IP phone programmable key for call pickup. Line Park group has
busy queuing and time out transfer options.
Live Call Handling – allows a caller to hear a ringback tone when the extension user is
in voice mail, paging, transfer, or conference state. Designed primarily for the operator,
the call is shown as “ringing” in AltiConsole.
Meet-Me Conference – MeetMe conference scheduling, monitoring and control.
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Mobile Extension – allows a regular CO-connected PSTN phone, such as a home phone
or cell phone, to be used to simulate a PBX office extension. A Mobile Extension has most
of the PBX system’s call control and call center features. The trunk property is dynamically changed between regular PSTN trunk and MobileExt trunk. The MobileExt user has
the option to press any digit to connect to a call. By pressing ** to end a call, the system
will simulate on-hook/off-hook sequence and play a dial tone to the MobileExt user.
Multi-lingual support – supports multiple sets of system and custom language phrases. Up to 9 different sets of language phrase can be configured. A language preference
tag can be assigned to the extension user or selected by the incoming caller. The system
plays the specified language when the extension user accesses system features or the
external caller reaches a voice mail box.
Multiple Call Waiting with Personalized Greetings – a personal queue that allows
users to handle multiple incoming calls by letting callers wait in queue until the user
answers the call. This allows users to transfer or park calls before answering the next
call in queue. Users may also record and use personalized Initial and Subsequent
greetings to be played for callers in queue.
Music on Hold – allows callers to hear music or pre-recorded messages while waiting
on hold. Music source can be either from an external audio device connected to a telephony board audio input port, or from a pre-recorded music file played by a VoIP board.
One Number Access – a feature that eliminates “telephone tag” by allowing the caller
to find the extension user through preset numbers, according to a designated schedule.
Setup is available through the One Number Access tab of Extension Configuration and/
or the MaxCommunicator or MaxAgent client applications. An ONA password is optional. The user can press any key to pick up an ONA call. ONA Call Screening allows a
user to enable a call screening option to ONA, where a caller is prompted to record a
caller name to continue ONA.
Operator Off-line – when this feature is enabled, all calls are directed to the AA. When
the caller dials 0 and the operator is not available, the call is routed to the operator
mailbox.
Out Call Routing Configuration – allows outgoing calls to be directed to particular
trunk routes, based on a configured dialing pattern.
Outside Call Blocking – when this feature is enabled, access to outside lines is temporarily disallowed.
Paging (IP) – allows paging over IP to a group of internal IP phones.
Paging (analog trunk or station port) – allows paging through a Zone paging device
connected to an analog trunk or station port.
Paging (Audio–Out Port) – allows paging though a speaker connected to an audio
output port.
Personal Call Park and Pick Up – users can park calls at one station to be picked up
at another station. Up to 50 calls may be parked at one station simultaneously. Calls
parked to a group are protected. Only group agents or the person who parked the call
can pick it up.
Single Call Waiting – allows users to put an existing call on soft hold and take a second
call upon hearing a Call Waiting tone. The user can then alternate between the two calls.
SIP Third-Party Devices – allows certified third-party SIP devices (for example, a 3rd
party IP phone) to register as an IP extension. Note: A license is required to enable this
feature for an extension. (Release 5.2)
Station Log In/Log Out – enables system users to move an extension number from
one station to another, or deactivate an extension.
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System and Station Speed Dial – allows programming of frequently used telephone
numbers for speed dialing. Up to 60 system speed numbers can be programmed. Up to
20 station speed numbers can be programmed for each extension.
System Backup and Restore – allows back up of configuration data and voice mail
boxes, based on a configured schedule.
Transfer Caller to AltiGen Voice Mail System – allows user to transfer outside caller
into the AltiGen Voice Mail System by pressing FLASH # 40 while connected to the
caller.
Transfer Caller to AA – allows a user to transfer a call to an AA by pressing FLASH
#15 and then the 2- or 3-digit AA number.
Virtual Extensions – an extension that is not associated with a physical port, but allows
access to the AltiGen Voice Mail System features and telephone sharing.
Workgroup Call Pickup – allows agent or supervisor to pick up a specific call in queue.
Automatic Call Distribution Features
Automatic call distribution (ACD) features include:
Advanced Queue Management Application – enables advanced queuing options:
• One-level AA menu selection from queue
• Advanced queue overflow for configuration of overflow conditions and actions
After Hours Handling for Workgroups – a workgroup can be assigned a Business
Hours Profile through MaxAdministrator. Also, after hours routing decisions can be configured for each day of the week. When a call is forwarded to this workgroup after hours,
the call is routed automatically, based on the routing decision for that day of the week.
Agent Login/Logout – allows huntgroup/ workgroup members to log in and out of a
group so that incoming calls bypass the workgroup member (agent) who has logged out
and the call is automatically routed to other login agents.
Agent Logout Reason Codes – allows a workgroup member to enter a reason code
when signing off. Up to 20 reason codes may be defined.
Agent Set to Not Ready When RNA – when a workgroup call rings an agent and is
not answered, this feature automatically sets the agent state to Not Ready.
Agent Auto Logout When RNA – when a workgroup call rings an agent and is not
answered, this feature automatically sets the agent state to Logout for that particular
workgroup.
Call Queuing – places caller in a queue to wait until an ACD group member becomes
available.
Call Queue Announcement – before a call enters a workgroup queue, the system
announces the expected wait time or call queue length to the caller.
Call to Queue Alert – agents can be alerted via a beep and a screenpop when a call
enters the workgroup queue.
Distinctive Ringing for Workgroup Calls – allows workgroup incoming calls to use a
different ringing cadence from normal calls.
Inter Call Delays – can be used to set delays before the system sends the next call to
an extension after the agent finishes an outbound call or other non-workgroup call
activity.
Login/Logout/Keep Login Status on system startup or reboot – all group
members can be set to the “Login” or “Logout” state at system startup or reboot. By
default, group members are set to “Keep Login Status.”
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Multiple Queue Announcements – allows each group to have its own set of unique
audio announcements. Up to five announcements can be configured for each group. The
intervals between announcements can also be configured.
Multiple Workgroup Membership – allows each extension to belong to multiple
groups. The system can be configured with a maximum of 64 groups (workgroup/hunt
groups/paging groups).
Multiple Workgroup Log In and Log Out – lets group members quickly log in and out
of multiple groups. (#54 and #56)
Picking/Transferring Calls from Group Queue – enables an extension to pick any
call in queue using MaxAgent or AltiConsole. MaxSupervisor is also able to transfer a
workgroup queued call to any extension, workgroup, AA, voicemail or outside number.
Priority Queuing – allows for calls in queue to be associated with a priority. The call
priority can be assigned though Caller ID routing, DNIS routing, AA, or other add-on
applications. Call distribution is based on the call priority and queue time. Call priority
can be escalated if queue time exceeds a certain limit.
Queue Announcement – before a call is sent to a group queue, expected wait time and
call position are announced.
Quit Queue Option – a caller can press “#” or “0” to leave a workgroup queue to transfer to group voice mail, AA, extension, another group, or an operator.
Ready/Not Ready – agent can set state to “ready” (#90) or “not ready” (#91) to
inform the system whether the agent is able to receive the next call while logged in to a
workgroup.
Real Time Monitoring –
• Workgroup’s calls in queue, longest queue time, # of calls exceed service level
threshold, and service level
• Number of agents in Login, Logout, Idle, Busy, Not Ready, Wrap-up, DND/FWD, or
ERROR state.
• Workgroup and Agent’s performance summary data output to client applications.
Service Level Threshold – a time value for callers waiting in queues. The performance
statistics show when workgroup calls are queued for longer than a prescribed value.
Single/Multiple Call Handling for Workgroups – allows the workgroup administrator
to select single or multiple calls handling operation for workgroup agents when holding
a workgroup call.
Skill-Based Routing – this feature includes the following capabilities:
• Assigning skill level requirement (SKLR) to caller
• Assigning skill level (SKL) to agent
• Matching caller’s SKLR to agent’s SKL
• Setting skill coverage and escalation rules
Supervisor Silent Listen – allows a workgroup supervisor to silently listen to a call
between workgroup agent and caller. Personal calls can also be silently listened to by a
workgroup supervisor.
Supervisor Barge In – allows a workgroup supervisor to barge into a call between
workgroup agent and caller. Personal calls can also be barged in to by a workgroup
supervisor.
Supervisor Coach (Whisper) - allows a workgroup supervisor talk to a workgroup
agent without the other party hearing.
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Queue Overflow Handling – routes incoming calls to an alternate destination when the
queue reaches one of the following conditions:
• Calls in queue exceed defined limit
• Longest queue time exceeds defined limit
• Specified percentage of calls in queue with queue time longer than defined service
level threshold
Workgroup activity data logging – in addition to CDR data, the following data are
logged to a database during workgroup operation:
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Agent activity – Login, Logout, Not-Ready, Wrapup, DND/FWD, Error
Agent’s call summary per workgroup
Agent’s call statistics for all workgroups
Workgroup operation summary
Workgroup Activity Monitoring – allows real-time monitoring of workgroup information – group status, call queue status, details of group queue entries, and agent status.
Activity summary is available through a group view window in MaxAdministrator, MaxAgent, and MaxSupervisor.
Workgroup Call Distribution – calls can be distributed to the first available group
member, or among group members according to the following options:
• Ring First Available Member
• Ring Next Available Member
• Ring All Available Members
• Ring Longest Idle Member
• Ring Average Longest Idle Member
• Ring Fewest Answered Calls
• Ring Shortest Average Talk Time
• Skill-Based Routing
Wrapup Time – allows a group member some time in between calls to wrap up on
notes, prepare for the next call, or log out of the group. This wrapup time is configurable
on a per-agent basis.
Auto Attendant (AA) Features
The AA features provide quick and courteous processing of all incoming calls. An AA can
be configured to serve as a primary attendant or as a backup to a receptionist.
AA features include:
Dial By Name – allows a caller who does not know your extension number to spell your
name using the telephone key pad. The system will search the Directory and make a
match on the name to connect the caller to the intended party’s extension. The caller
can match first OR last name when dialing by name.
Data–Directed Routing – allows the routing of calls directed by the caller’s input (digit
or text). Third-party applications can be used to route incoming calls based on caller
information.
Digit Collection – caller can be prompted to enter numbers, which are then collected
and used for routing the call.
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Direct Station Transfer – allows the AA to handle all incoming calls instead of being
answered by an operator. Callers can dial an extension number to reach a specific station
or use the name directory to find an extension number.
Mailbox Access– allows employee to log into voice mail box from AA when calling in
from outside.
Multiple AA Support – allows up to 255 auto attendants.
Name Directory Service – allows callers to hear a list of employees and their extension
numbers.
Programmable Time-Out Handling – allows the administrator to select the action the
system should take if there is no digit dialed by the caller within a specified number of
seconds.
Set Call Priority – allows the administrator to assign a priority level to an AA menu.
Set Skill Level Requirement – allows the administrator to assign a skill level requirement to an AA menu.
Web-based Call Processing – allows the AA to accept calls placed over the AltiWeb
application.
Voice Mail Features
The Voice Mail System is a message management system that provides the calling and
the called parties with enhanced communication features. It allows greater accessibility,
faster reply time between parties, and reduces the frustration of telephone tag.
The voice mail system includes the following features:
Configurable voice mail playing order – Administrators can configure users’ voice
mailboxes to play the oldest or the newest message first.
Disable a Mailbox – voice mailboxes can be disabled so that callers cannot leave
messages.
Future Delivery – allows users to record a message to be delivered at a specific time
and date in the future, up to one year in advance.
Information Only Mailbox – a mailbox can be configured to announce customized prerecorded information when accessed. This mailbox does not allow callers to leave a
message, but only to listen to the message announcement (personal greeting) from the
mailbox. To repeat the message, callers are instructed to press the # key.
Making a Call from the Voice Mail System – allows users to make a call from within
the Voice Mail System by pressing # at the Main Menu and entering the internal extension or external phone number. This is especially useful while traveling where users can
respond to all messages and make other calls not associated with a message, all with
one call into the Voice Mail System. This can result in significant savings. The use of this
privilege is configurable on a per-user basis.
Message Management – receives, sends, forwards, deletes, and replies to messages.
Message Notification – designed to alert you of new voice messages in your mail box
by calling an extension, phone or pager number. A notification schedule can be set for
business hours, after business hours, at any time or at a specified time. You have an
option of being notified of all messages or only urgent messages.
New and Heard Voicemails Announced – Heard voicemails are announced, as well
as new and saved voicemails, when users access voicemail.
Personal/Activity Greeting – allows users to record personal and/or activity greetings
in their own voice to be played when callers reach their voice mail.
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Press “0” Option for Extension in Voice Mail – allows a caller to press “0” while
listening to an extension’s greeting. The “0” can be configured by the administrator to
forward the user to operator or other destinations.
Priority Delivery – allows caller to set the priority of message delivery such as normal
or urgent.
Private Messaging – allows users to leave a private message in their voice mail for the
expected caller.
Reminder Calls – are used to remind you of important meetings, things to do or people
to call.
Remote Access – allows users to access the Voice Mail System from outside by dialing
into the AA and pressing # to log in; or pressing ### from any internal extension to
access any voice mail box.
Return to AA – after leaving a voicemail message and pressing # to send it, incoming
trunk callers are prompted with the option to return to AA to try another path or person.
Set Call Forwarding from Voice Mail – users can set up Call Forwarding from within
the Voice Mail System. This allows users to set up Call Forwarding while away from the
office.
Voice Mail Distribution List – allows the user to use system distribution lists or personal distribution lists for forwarding voice mail. Up to 100 distribution lists can be created. Each distribution list can have up to 64 entries, and any entry can be another distribution list.
Zoomerang – allows users to listen to messages in the Voice Mail System, make a
return call to a party who left a message, and then return to the Voice Mail System to
continue checking the next messages, all in a single call into the Voice Mail System. If
the caller ID information is not captured, the user may enter the “call back” number
manually.
Internet Integration Features
Internet integration features include:
Exchange Integration – provides message synchronization between MAXCS and a Microsoft Exchange server on the LAN. This feature allows for dynamic synchronization of
mail between the two servers so that deleted messages from one server get automatically deleted in the other server. Similarly, a new message sent to one server is transmitted to the other server. This way, the message can be accessed or deleted from either
server. For example, when a voice mail is deleted from MAXCS, it is automatically deleted from the Exchange server too.
Mail Forwarding – allows you to forward voice mail to an email address. The destination address can be an IP address such as 100.200.101.201, or a domain name such as
altigen.com.
Remote Download of Messages via Internet – allows users who are traveling and/
or working at home to download all new voice and email messages in the Voice Mail
System Post Office Box via a local internet access line.
System and Administration Features
System and administration features include:
AA Configuration File Export– lets you export your complete AA configuration to an
html file.
AA Copy – An AA configuration can be copied, forming the template for a new AA.
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Alerting – An announcement can be sent to Voice Mail when the email server disk is full.
“Apply To” Feature – applies changes (only the field that was changed) to multiple
extensions, trunks or channels instead of having to change them one at a time.
Call Detail Reporting (CDR) – the system collects and records information on outgoing
and incoming phone calls, such as length of call, time of call, number of calls. This data
is written to an internal database.
Configurable Emergency Number – For international use, allows the system administrator to set up country-specific emergency numbers.
DNIS Routing Tables – incoming trunk calls can be routed to an AA, extensions, workgroups, hunt groups, and so on, based on DNIS numbers configured in the system administration routing tables.
E-911 Calling Support – allows an administrator to designate a number of trunks
(Triton Analog or PRI) for dedicated E-911 use. CAMA trunks are supported by analog
trunk ports.
E-mail and Voice Mail Storage – can be placed on drives other than the system drive.
Emergency (911) Call Notification to Extension/Outside Number – when any extension dials an emergency number, the system can make calls to pre-configured extensions or outside numbers. A system can have more than one emergency notification
number configured.
Extension Checker – a tool that checks the security status of every extension in your
system.
Extension Password Protection for Application Logins – the system maintains a
counter for each extension to track CTI client application login failures. When eight
successive failures are reached, the system disables login connection for 1 to 24 hours
to prevent password intrusion. Applies to login from MaxCommunicator, MaxAgent,
MaxSupervisor, AltiConsole, CDR Search, and other add-on applications.
Feature Profiles – allows administrators control over user access to system feature
codes.
License Assignment – A License menu allows administrators to easily verify and
assign licenses.
Log In and Log Out – An administrator can log in and log out a workgroup member
from the Workgroup Configuration window in MaxAdministrator.
Monitor List – lets you configure an extension’s privilege to see other extension’s call
activity through MaxCommunicator or MaxAgent.
Password Security – allows administrators to lock extensions that have been “attacked” with false password attempts and to set default system passwords for newly created or newly assigned extensions.
Out Call Routing Configuration – allows outgoing calls to be directed to particular
trunk routes, based on parameters assigned in the Out Call Routing table.
Remote Administration – a version of theMaxAdministrator application that can be
installed on a Windows 2003/2008/XP client computer to remotely administer one or
more systems.
Transmit Extension Calling ID – each extension can be configured with a calling ID.
When an outgoing call is made by this extension through PRI or IP trunks, the calling ID
is displayed as the Caller ID to the receiving caller.
Voice over IP Features
VoIP features include:
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Bandwidth Control for VoIP Sessions – Each server can configure the maximum
concurrent VoIP sessions based on its Internet or intranet bandwidth. This feature is to
ensure that voice quality will not be impacted if too many VoIP sessions are connected
at the same time.
Codec Profile – Multiple codec profiles with different settings can be created and applied to different locations. Each profile can have a different codec, jitter buffer, and
packet length to accommodate different IP connections.
DNIS Name Display and Routing over IP Tie Trunk – allows for DNIS information
to be transferred to the other system when routed over IP tie-trunks. DNIS name of
matched entry can be displayed at AltiConsole, MaxCommunicator, MaxAgent, and
handset.
Caller ID/Name Sent Over IP Tie Trunk – SIP supports sending the caller’s name,
so SIP and H.323 calls may display different caller ID information.
DTMF payload embedded with RTP (RFC 2833) – this feature helps to resolve DTMF
tone detection and regeneration when using G.723.1 or G.729 codecs. Low bit rate
compression can distort DTMF tones during compression and cause the far end device to
not be able to recognize the DTMF digits. RFC 2833 specifies a separate RTP payload
format to carry DTMF information to ensure the other side can recognize the tone
properly.
Dynamic Jitter Buffer – due to various delays in the IP network, audio packet streams
may be delivered late or out of order. The system is able to buffer incoming packets and
re-sequence them by maintaining a queue. This queue is adjusted dynamically to accommodate different network environment characteristics.
Echo Cancellation – due to bandwidth limitations and device loading, long delays may
occur during packet delivery process, which worsens the echo effect voice speech. Echo
cancellation is provided to maintain reasonable voice quality.
G.711 Codec – toll quality (64K) digital voice encoding, which guarantees
interoperability and better voice quality.
G.723.1 Codec – a dual rate audio encoding standard, which provides near toll quality
performance under clean channel conditions.
G.729 A+B Codec – speech data encoding/decoding standard of 8 Kbps.
Global IP Dialing Table – The IP Dialing Table is configured in Enterprise Manager. The
IP Dialing Table configuration is used to create location-based routing in the Enterprise.
H.323 Tie-Trunk Support – Ensures backward compatibility to systems using AltiGen’s
AltiWare versions prior to 5.1.
IP Extension Auto Failover – when an IP extension is unreachable, the system will
automatically fail over to a pre-configured Mobile Extension.
IP Group Paging – allows the use of voice paging to IP phone users in a group.
NAT Configuration for SIP/H.323 – When AltiServ is behind NAT with a private IP
address, this feature helps to resolve IP address resolution problems when communicating with an external VoIP device.
Silence Detection and Suppression – when silence suppression is enabled and silence
is detected, the system stops sending packets to the other side. The other side does not
receive any packets and plays silence.
VoIP Hop-Off Call Support – allows an extension to access a PSTN trunk on the remote system and “hop off” to dial an outside telephone number. This hop off feature can
be enabled or disabled on the remote system. Outcall restrictions for hop off calls are
configurable.
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SIP Trunk Support – MAXCS enables AltiGen’s system to connect to IP-based trunking
service providers via SIP.
SIP NAT Traversal – Allows MAXCS to connect to a remote SIP phone or IPTalk behind
NAT without changing the NAT setting at the remote location.
Support for RFC 2833 (DTMF payload embedded with RTP) – Supported in SIP
trunks only. This feature helps to resolve DTMF tone detection and regeneration when
using G.723.1 or G.729 codec. Basically low bit rate compression will distort DTMF tone
during compression. The far end device may not be able to recognize the DTMF digits.
RFC 2833 specifies a separate RTP payload format to carry DTMF information to ensure
the other side can recognize the tone properly.
Support for both SIP and H.323 Tie Trunk – When setting up a system-to-system
VoIP tie trunk, either SIP or H.323 protocol can be used.
Multi-Site VoIP Management - Enterprise Manager
Multi-site management through Enterprise Manager includes:
VoIP domain – when networking multiple AltiGen systems from different sites, one
system can be assigned as VoIP domain controller to propagate configuration data to
member systems.
Directory Synchronization – when a new extension is added to one of the member
systems and configured as Global extension, the VoIP domain controller will propagate
this extension to all member systems. Every member system within the VoIP domain will
be able to see the extension number plan of other systems.
Multi-site Call Routing – when a user dials an extension number that is not a local
extension number, the system will search the Domain extension list. If a list is found,
the system will dial the number by using the IP address and extension number stored in
the Domain extension list.
Domain User Management – The VoIP domain controller can resolve the conflict if duplicated extension numbers are created in different member systems. This feature also
manages extension relocation. When an extension user is relocated to another member
system, its voice mail and greeting can be moved along with it.
Global Least Cost Routing – when multiple systems are in different area codes or
countries, the administrator can set up Global Least Cost Routing to route long distance
or international calls through member systems. The routing rules are propagated to all
members automatically.
Global Dial-by-Name and Greeting Synchronization – Caller using the dial-byname feature from any system within the VoIP domain can search the entire global
directory. The global extension’s greeting is replicated to all systems within the VoIP
domain.
Global Extension Relocation by User – When a global extension user travels to any
site, the user can dial #27 to log in to the local server. AltiEnterprise relocates the user’s
extension setting and voice mail to the local server and activates the extension as a
physical extension. All member systems receive an update notice from Enterprise
Manager to change the routing destination.
Global DID Number List – The DID number field is part of the global extension configuration. When a call comes in with a DID number, the system looks for a local extension with the same DID number first. If the system cannot find a matching local extension, it will match the global extension DID number and route the call.
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Global Extension Appearance – With proper configuration, the IP phone user can see
the following information for a global extension in the VoIP domain: line state (idle, busy,
ring, error), extension status (DND), and activity (presence). This information can be
displayed in MaxCommunicator/MaxAgent/AltiConsole and on the IP phone. Limitation:
For display only; user cannot answer calls for the global extension.
Global Intercom – An extension user can dial #93 + Global Ext. to intercom a Global
extension (through a SIP tie trunk.
Optional Add-On Software
The following software is optional:
AltiConsole – a Windows-based Attendant console connected to MAXCS over a network; emulates a standard, hardware-based Attendant console through software; has
the flexibility of adding new features through software without changing the hardware.
MaxCommunicator – a Microsoft .NET-based desktop call control and Windows pop-up
application that interacts with the system, providing easy-to-use dialing, call control,
monitoring, and voice mail management.
MaxAgent – a workgroup user version of MaxCommunicator; in addition to
MaxCommunicator features, also provides call statistics, call wrap up with data entries,
workgroup login/logout with reason codes and agent ready/not ready status.
MaxSupervisor – allows a workgroup supervisor to view an agent’s real-time activity,
login/logout an agent, view workgroup and agent operation statistics, Listen/Barge-in/
Coach agent’s conversation.
• All workgroups a supervisor is monitoring are displayed in a single view, making it
easy to see what’s happening in all groups at once.
• A graphical view (trend lines) displays workgroup statistics to help make better
staffing decisions.
• Supervisors can check workgroup voice mails without needing a separate license or
needing to log in as an agent.
AltiReport – application that can report an agent’s and workgroup’s operation details,
including summary, analysis, and charting.
Advanced CallRouter – a call handling application that matches incoming call data or
collected digits against a customer’s CRM record to determine how to route the call. It
has the capability to set call priority and caller’s skill level requirement.
CDR Search – a call reporting tool that allows administrators to search CDR files for
records that meet selected criteria, and allows workgroup supervisors to get workgroup
CDR statistics.
IPTalk – an IP softphone to allow a MaxCommunicator user or MaxAgent user to log in
to a system as an IP extension. IPTalk supports G.711 and G.723.1 codec only.
MaxInSight – a workgroup performance application that provides call center managers
and agents with the ability to track workgroup status and performance data from a wallmounted LCD panel or from their PCs. MaxInSight includes the ability to see the following
for single or multiple workgroups:
• Real-time queue status
• Real-time workgroup resource status
• Daily operation results
• Trends of data over time
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SuperQ – a Java-based application designed to queue and distribute calls for call centers
with workgroups located in different geographic locations or across multiple AltiGen
servers. SuperQ enables call centers to combine teams of workgroups from multiple
locations into one virtual team.
VRManager – allows administrators/supervisors to convert, schedule backup/delete,
and query recorded files.
SDK Tool Kit – offers a complete set of tools including APIs, documentation and sample
programs, to enable a developer to begin programming rapidly and efficiently. It includes a self-installing CD-ROM containing AltiGen SDK software. Session-based licensing is required for both Basic API and APC API interfaces.
Capacities
Capacities for an All-in-One Single System
PBX Capacity
• Maximum 400 extensions (IP, analog, and mobile extensions)
• Maximum 256 MobileExt ports per system
• Maximum 200 MaxCommunicator/MaxAgent sessions
• Maximum 20 AltiConsole sessions
• Maximum 20 MaxSupervisor sessions
Call Center Capacity
• Maximum configurable agents per workgroup - 512
• Maximum active login agents per workgroup - 256
• Total configured agents per system including all workgroups - 1280
• Total agents seats (License/Head) per system - 256
Capacities for a Multi-Gateway Softswitch
PBX Capacity
• Maximum 1,000 extensions (IP, analog, and mobile extensions)
• Maximum 256 MobileExt ports per system
• Maximum 400 MaxCommunicator/MaxAgent sessions
• Maximum 20 AltiConsole sessions
• Maximum 20 MaxSupervisor sessions
Call Canter Capacity
• Maximum configurable agents per workgroup - 512
• Maximum active login agents per workgroup - 256
• Total configured agents per system including all workgroups - 1280
• Total agents seats (License/Head) per system - 512
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2
System Requirements and Installation
This chapter describes the following:
• System requirements
• List of MAX Communication Server licenses
• Preparation for installation
• Installing MAX Communication Server
• Installing MaxAdministrator on a network client
• Uninstalling MAX Communication Server
• Troubleshooting
Minimum System Requirements
This section lists the system requirements for MAX Communication Server ACC 6.7.
Supported Operating Systems
Supported Requirements
MaxCS 6.7 Softswitch
(Software only)
• Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, 1GB RAM
MaxCS 6.7 All-In-One
(Max1000)
• Windows XP 32-bit, 1GB RAM
MaxCS 6.7 All-In-One
(Max2000 & Office 3)
• Windows Server 2008 32-bit, 1GB RAM
MaxCS 6.7 Max4000 All-InOne
• Windows Server 2008 64-bit with SP2, 1GB RAM
Voicemail Server
• Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1
• Windows Server 2008 with SP2
• Windows Server 2003 with SP2 or later
Required:
• 1 GB RAM
• 20 GB hard drive disk space
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Supported Requirements
MaxAdministrator
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 or later
•
•
•
•
•
•
Windows XP Professional with SP3 or later
Windows Vista Business Edition
Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1
Windows Server 2008 with SP2
Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Required:
• Monitor with at least 1024x768 resolution
AltiEnterprise Manager
Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1
•
•
•
•
•
Windows Server 2008 with SP2
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 or later
Windows XP Professional with SP3 or later
Windows 7
Required:
• 1 GB RAM
• 20 GB available hard drive disk space
Note: The installation program will install JAVA JRE
1.6 automatically
HMCP Requirements
Operating Systems
• Windows 2003 with SP2 or later
• Windows 2008 with SP2
• Windows 2008 R2 with SP1
Processor
Intel based 3 GHz Hyper-Thread or faster
Integration Requirements
CDR Database Support
• Microsoft SQL Server 2005
• Microsoft SQL Server 2008
• Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express
Note: Running SQL Server in a MAXCS machine
is not supported; Microsoft SQL Server
2000 is no longer supported
Email Server Integration
• Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
• Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 R2
• Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
Note: To read online Help pages, the system must be running Internet Explorer 6.0 or
later.
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MAXCS 6.7 Client Applications
This section describes the operating systems supported by each individual client, and
lists each client’s minimum system requirements.
SuperQueue Requirements
Operating Systems
• Windows Server 2008 with SP2
• Windows Server 2003 SP 2
System
IBM/PC AT compatible system
Processor
Intel 2 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
Disk Space
40 GB
RAM
1 GB RAM
• The installation program will install JAVA JRE
1.6 automatically. Installation requires 1 GB
available hard drive disk space. However, more
space is required for CDR storage.
Notes
• Runs on stand-alone system
VRM Requirements
Operating Systems
• Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1
• Windows Server 2008 with SP2
• Windows Server 2003 SP 2
System
IBM/PC AT compatible system
Processor
Intel 2 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
Disk Space
40 GB
RAM
1 GB RAM
• The installation program will install JAVA JRE
1.6 automatically. Installation requires 1 GB
available hard drive disk space. However, more
space is required for CDR storage.
Notes
• Runs on stand-alone system
Advanced Call Router Requirements
Operating Systems
• Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1
• Windows Server 2008 with SP2
• Windows Server 2003 SP 2
System
IBM/PC AT compatible system
Processor
Intel 2 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
Disk Space
40 GB
RAM
1 GB RAM
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AltiReport Requirements
Operating Systems
• Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 with IIS
• Windows Server 2008 with SP2 with IIS
• Windows Server 2003 SP 2 with IIS
Applications
• JRE 1.6
• Database with ODBC/JDBC Driver SQL Server
• Client system: IE 7.0 or 8.0
System
IBM/PC AT compatible system
Processor
Intel 2 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
Disk Space
60 GB
RAM
1 GB RAM (2 GB RAM required if it runs with SQL
Server)
Notes
• Tomcat 6.0 will be installed automatically
• Runs on stand-alone system
Note: Do not install AltiReport with AltiServe.
MaxAgent, MaxCommunicator, MaxSupervisor Requirements
Operating Systems
•
•
•
•
Windows 7
Windows 2008
Windows Vista Business Edition
Windows XP Professional with SP3 or later
3rd Party Integration Software
(MaxCommunicator and AltiGen
Clients)
• Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010
• Goldmine 6.5, 6.7, 7.0
• ACT! 2007, 2009 and 2010
System
IBM/PC AT compatible system
.NET Framework
Microsoft .NET 2.0 framework or higher
Processor
2 GHz CPU or higher
Disk Space
1 GB
RAM
1 GB RAM
Required:
Notes
• SVGA monitor (1024x768) with 256-color
display or better
• Keyboard and mouse
MaxOutlook Requirements
Operating Systems
• Windows 7
• Windows Vista Business Edition
• Windows XP Professional with SP3 or later
3rd Party Software
• Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010
System
IBM/PC AT compatible system
.NET Framework
Microsoft .NET 2.0 framework or higher
Processor
2 GHz CPU or faster
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MaxOutlook Requirements
Disk Space
1 GB
RAM
1 GB RAM
Required:
Notes
• SVGA monitor (1024x768) with 256-color
display or better
• Keyboard and mouse
AltiConsole Requirements
Operating Systems
• Windows 7
• Windows Vista Business Edition
• Windows XP Professional with SP3 or later
System
IBM/PC AT compatible system
.NET Framework
Microsoft .NET 2.0 framework or higher
Processor
1 GHz CPU or faster
Disk Space
1 GB
RAM
1 GB RAM
Required:
Notes
• SVGA monitor (1024x768) with 256-color
display or better
• Keyboard and mouse
AltiGen SDK Requirements
ActiveX Control for
MaxCommunicator and AltiAgent
AltiAPI (Alticomlib.dll)
•
•
•
•
Windows 7
•
•
•
•
Windows 7
Windows 2008
Windows Vista Business Edition
Windows XP Professional with SP3 or later
Windows 2008 Server
Windows 2003 Server
Windows XP Professional with SP3 or later
MaxInsight Requirements
Operating Systems
• Windows 7
• Windows Vista Business Edition
• Windows XP Professional with SP2 or higher
System
IBM/PC AT compatible system
Processor
1 GHz CPU or faster
Disk Space
1 GB
RAM
1 GB RAM
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MaxInsight Requirements
Required:
Notes
• SVGA monitor (1024x768) with 256-color
display or better
• Keyboard and mouse
TAPI Requirements
TAPI Server
TAPI Client (all 32-bit)
•
•
•
•
Windows 2008 R2
Windows 2008
Windows 2003
Windows XP Professional with SP3 or later
• Windows 7
• Windows Vista
• Windows XP Professional with SP3 or later
Boards Supported by ACC and ACM
• Quantum boards are no longer supported back to the 6.0 release.
• IP4-Port Boards are no longer supported.
• Triton T1/PRI Board (1.544M Hz) revision A3 or above
• Triton T1/E1/PRI Board (2.048M Hz) all revisions
• Triton IP Boards revision A3 or above, which includes:
• IP12-Port Board (G.711/G.723.1/G.729A+B)
• IP 30-Port Board (G.711 Only) (same hardware as 12-Port IP Board)
• Triton Analog 12-Extension Board Rev A3 or above
• Triton Analog 12-Trunk LS/GS Board Rev A3 or above
• Triton Analog 12-Trunk LS Board Rev A3 or above
• Triton Analog 8 port trunk all revisions
• Triton Resource Board Rev A3 or above
• Triton MeetMe Conference board all revisions
• Triton 0x12 Rev. B (Whitney III) all revisions
• Proton Analog 12-Trunk Board all revisions
• MAX 1000 and MAX2000 hardware boards:
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–
–
–
–
0x12 analog extension board
4x8 analog board
8x4 analog board
T1 4x4 combo board
T1 board\
• Max4000 hardware boards:
– 4x4 analog board
– Dual T1/E1 board
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– Resource board, which can be configured as one of the following arrangments
without a license:
• 120 Station Conference/10 Supervisor/30 participant MeetMe (10 bridges)
• 60 Station Conference/30 Supervisor/30 participant MeetMe (10 bridges)
MAXCS Licenses
In MAXCS 6.7, most client licenses are available in both concurrent session mode and
seat-based mode. Both types can be mixed in a MAXCS system.
The following licenses are available for all AltiGen 6.7 systems:
Licenses for 6.7
MAXCS ACM
Per system
MAXCS ACC
Per system
MaxCommunicator
Per seat or per session
AltiConsole
Per session
MaxAgent
Per seat or per session
MaxSupervisor
Per seat or per session
IPTalk
Per seat or per session
MaxCall
Per seat or per session
TAPI
Per extension configuration
SIP Trunk
Per activated SIP trunk
3rd Party SIP Device
Per seat registering as an IP extension (non-concurrent)
Enterprise Manager
Per server license
Dedicated Recording Seat
License
Per seat assigned to record to a centralized folder, and
per trunk port with recording enabled
Concurrent Recording Session
License
Per session
MaxMobile
Per seat
Multilingual
Per system
Advanced Call Router
Per system
AltiReport
Per system
VRManager
Per system
MaxInSight
Per session
SDK Connection Session
Per session
Trunk Control APC SDK
Per session
Exchange Integration
Per user
The following licenses are available for all-in-one (stand alone) systems only.
Licenses for 6.7 Stand Alone Systems
Station License
Per activated extension
ACM Agent Seat
Per concurrent login (Single agent logged into multiple
WGs will only take one license)
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Licenses for 6.7 Stand Alone Systems
ACC Agent Seat
Per concurrent login (Single agent logged into multiple
WGs will only take one license)
The following licenses are available for Softswitch/HMCP Media Server/Gateway
systems only.
Licenses for 6.7 Softswitch/HMCP Media Server/Gateway Systems
HMCP Media Server License
Available resources in the system
HMCP G.711/G.723/G.729
Voice Processing Resources
Available resources in the system
HMCP MeetMe Conference
Available resources in the system
HMCP Supervision
Available resources in the system
Softswitch Station License
Per extension configuration
Softswitch ACC Agent Session
License
Per session
Softswitch ACM Agent Session
License
Per session
Softswitch ACM Agent
Migration License
Per ACC agent session
Gateway
Per gateway
Preparation for Installation
Before you start installing MAXCS, you need the following:
• Windows Update – Make sure your server has the recommended Windows Service
Pack or Update.
• MAXCS ACC 6.7 CD – The MAXCS CD that contains the MAXCS 6.7 programs.
• MAXCS latest update – Check to see if there is an update available to the MAXCS
6.7 Release.
• System Key – The system key can be either a USB hardware security device that
must be attached to the server MaxCS is running on, or it can be a soft system key.
• You cannot use both a hardware device and the soft system key at the same
time.
• When using a soft system key, the MaxCS system must be a member of an
Active Directory domain.
• Software license key – A 20-digit key located on the front of the End User License
Agreement.
Installing MAX Communication Server
To install MAXCS, insert the MAXCS 6.7 CD ROM into the CD ROM drive of the server,
and follow the instructions on the install screens. At the third screen, select a setup type:
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• All-in-one (Stand Alone) System Installation – Choose this option if MAXCS
ACC will be operating on a single server. (This is the most common installation
option.)
• Multi-Gateway Softswitch System Installation – Choose this option if the
Softswitch, Media Server, and gateway(s) will be running in different chassis in an
enterprise deployment. On the next screen you can select which components to
install.
Multi-Gateway Softswitch System Installation
These are the components you have to choose from.
• Softswitch (including VM and Enterprise Manager) – Select this option to
install Softswitch to the server. You need a dongle for the Softswitch server.
Softswitch provides the following functions:
– Devices Control
• IP Phone
• HMCP Media Server
• IP Gateway
– Call Control
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• Call Signal Processing (SIP and H.323 tie trunk)
• PBX Switching, Routing, and Call Handling
– System Management
• Configuration and Directory
• Phrases and Prompts (System, Custom, Personal)
– Feature Server
• Voice Mail Server
• Multi-Site Enterprise Manager
• Call Center Feature Server
• CTI Server
• Exchange Integration Server
• CDR Server
• HMCP Media Server – If you have a small to medium scale system (no more than
about 200 extensions), you can choose to install Softswitch and HMCP Media Server
in the same machine, if you want to. You can also install them in different machines,
especially if you plan to grow your system.
If your system is larger, install HMCP Media Server and Softswitch on different
servers.
This choice is not available if the operating system is not Windows 2003/2008.
AltiGen supports HMCP Media Server only on servers provided by AltiGen.
• Gateway – Select this option to install gateway service to an AltiGen IP gateway.
The supported gateway platforms are:
• OFFICE3G server
• MAX2000iG (gateway-only MAX server with redundant power supply and RAID
hard drive)
Note: Do not install gateway service to MAX1000 or MAX1000R server. When
installing gateway service to an OFFICE3G server, remove Triton Resource
and MeetMe Conference boards. Softswitch server will not use these boards
as conference/barge-in resources.
If you select Gateway, the next screen requires you to assign an ID to the gateway.
For detailed instructions on installing and upgrading MAXCS, AltiGen Dealers should refer
to the Knowledge Base, available from the AltiGen Dealer Web Site, at https://
dealer.altigen.com.
Installing MaxAdmin on a Network Client
MaxAdministrator can be installed on a client workstation, providing the ability to manage the MAXCS server remotely. The system running MaxAdministrator and the MAXCS
server must be on the same Windows domain.
When you install MaxAdministrator on a machine that is not a MAXCS server, it does not
contain the switching, SMTP/POP3 server, messaging agent, AltiBackup, and Exchange
integration services that are included in the full MAXCS installation. Remote
MaxAdministrator does not utilize the System Data Management or Shutdown Switching
Service functions on the MAXCS system.
To install MaxAdministrator on a client workstation,
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1.
Insert the MAXCS CD into the appropriate drive.
2.
Run SETUP.EXE from the MaxAdministrator folder.
3.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Uninstalling MAXCS
Be sure to stop all MAXCS-related services before MAXCS uninstallation. To do this, run
MaxAdministrator, log in, and select Services > Shutdown Switching from the menu.
In the event that the auxiliary services were not stopped, stop them one at a time using
the Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Services applet.
Then go to Start > Programs > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs, select
MAX Communication Server ACC 6.7, and then click Remove.
Troubleshooting (Error Messages)
Use this table for troubleshooting error messages encountered during software
installation.
Error Message
Solution
MAXCS does not support Triton T1
Rev A2 or VoIP Rev A2 boards. Please
unplug these boards, then run setup
again.
Unplug Triton T1 Rev A2 or VoIP Rev A2 boards,
then run setup again.
Copy activation file failed.
Activation file (exctl) is not in the specified folder,
is missing, or is corrupted. Make sure you select
the correct file folder where the activation file is
located and try again. If problem persists, you
can manually copy the activation file to
c:\AltiServ\db directory (if AltiServ is installed on
the c: drive) and run the installation program
again.
An error occurred during the move
data process.
Make sure all AltiGen applications and services
are stopped/closed before installing MAXCS.
Setup cannot detect your system key.
You must plug your system key into
either a parallel or USB port for
upgrading to MAXCS.
Make sure your system key is fully inserted into
your parallel or USB port prior to installing
MAXCS. If error persists, reboot the system, then
run setup again.
Setup has not detected your system
key. If you proceed the installation
WITHOUT the system key, only 8
physical ports will be available for use
after the MAXCS installation.
Make sure your system key is fully inserted into
your parallel or USB port prior to installing
MAXCS.
Setup cannot append the MAXCS
path because your existing system
environment is too long. You must
manually append the MAXCS path to
your system environment path after
finishing the MAXCS installation but
before restarting your system.
Manually append c:\AltiServ\exe (if MAXCS is
installed on c: drive) to your system environment
path (through Control Panel > System >
Advanced tab > Environment Variables > System
Variables) after finishing the MAXCS installation
but before restarting your system.
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Error Message
Solution
Unable to add AltiServ path to the
system.
Manually append c:\AltiServ \exe (if MAXCS is
installed on c: drive) to your system environment
path (through Control Panel > System >
Advanced tab > Environment Variables > System
Variables) after finishing the MAXCS installation
but before restarting your system
Failed to upgrade AltiServ databases.
The previous database may be corrupted.
Restore the last, known working database and
try again. If error persists, contact your
Authorized AltiGen Dealer.
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Getting Around MaxAdministrator
This chapter gives a brief overview of MaxAdministrator (MaxAdmin), the program used
to configure and administer the MAXCS ACC and ACM applications.
MaxAdmin has a graphical user interface with tabbed windows that makes it easy to use.
Use it at the MAXCS ACC/ACM system, or use it remotely on any other PC on the LAN.
Note: The commands Services > Utilities > System Data Management, and
Services > Shut Down All Services cannot be performed remotely.
Logging In and Out
To configure and administer a MAXCS ACC/ACM system, log in to MaxAdmin.
1.
From the Windows Start menu, select All Programs > MAX Communication
Server ACC > MaxAdministrator 6.7.
2.
Enter the name or IP address of the MAXCS ACC or MAXCS ACM server, and click
OK. MaxAdmin opens.
3.
To log in to MaxAdmin, click the Login button (the left-most button on the toolbar)
or select Services > Login. You’ll be prompted to enter the password and click OK.
The first time you log in, use the system default password, 22222.
Important: To ensure system security, change the system password as soon as possible.
To log out, click the Logout button, or select Services > Logout.
Changing the Password
Select Services > Change Password. You’ll be prompted to type in and verify a new
password, then click OK.
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The MaxAdministrator Main Window
When you run MaxAdmin, you’ll see a window that looks similar to the following figure.
Menu bar
Status
bar
Figure 1.
MaxAdmin main window
The main menu bar is at the top. Below that are buttons for quick access to commonly
used configuration screens. A status bar at the bottom shows information on the current
runtime status.
Note: If you are running Windows XP for MaxAdmin, the font that appears in the title of
the view windows (Extension, Trunk, and so on) is in the Windows 2000 style font
and will appear small. To adjust this, change the Active Title font in Windows XP
to Tahoma (or other font), or change the Window theme to Windows Classic.
The Main Menu
These are the menus and the functions found under each menu:
• Services – Log in and log out, change password, utilities (system data management, convert work/hunt group, import and export an extension list), shut down all
services, and exit.
• System – Configure system settings, gateway management, voice mail, auto attendants, multilingual support, conversation recording, and application extensions.
• PBX – Configure trunks, in call routing, out call routing, extensions, AltiGen IP
phones, hunt groups, paging groups, line park, and MeetMe conference. You can
also manage MeetMe conferences from this menu.
• Call Center – Configure workgroups, agent logout reasons, and MaxCall.
• VoIP – Configure the enterprise network, the multi-site VoIP Domain, and the
refresh enterprise settings.
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• Report – View the system summary and IP traffic statistics and configure SNMP
(simple network management protocol).
• Diagnostic – View the trace, open the Trace Collector, view the system log, shut
down switching, and view the local IP dialing table. For use by authorized technical
personnel.
• License – View installed licenses and your license key list, add and register additional licenses, and add or remove members from a license type.
• View – Configure the view windows, the toolbar, and the status bar. Opens the CT
Proxy Monitor.
• Help – Opens the Help window and shows the MAXCS and MaxAdministrator
version. Also gives you a link to the AltiGen Technical Support web site.
Quick Access Toolbar
Toolbar buttons give you quick access to frequently used functions.
Figure 2.
MaxAdmin quick access toolbar
From left to right, the toolbar buttons serve the following purposes:
Login. Opens the Password dialog box to log in to the system.
Logout. Logs out of the system.
System. Opens the System Configuration window, or the System
menu. Shortcut for System > System Configuration.
Trunk. Opens the Trunk Configuration window.
Shortcut for PBX > Trunk Configuration.
Extension. Opens the Extension Configuration window.
Shortcut for PBX > Extension Configuration.
Workgroup. Opens the Workgroup Configuration window.
Shortcut for CallCenter > Workgroup Configuration.
IP Phone. Opens the IP Phone Configuration window.
Shortcut for PBX > AltiGen IP Phone Configuration.
AA. Opens the AA Configuration window.
Shortcut for System > AA Configuration.
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Recording. Opens the Recording Configuration window.
Shortcut for System > Recording Configuration.
MeetMe. Opens the MeetMe Conference window.
Shortcut for PBX > MeetMe Conference.
Summary. Opens the System Summary window.
Shortcut for Report > System Summary.
About. Opens a window that displays version and file information.
Gives information about the AltiGen Technical Support Web Site.
Shortcut for Help > About MaxAdmin.
Status Bar
The Status Bar at the bottom of the main window displays disk usage, the status of
SMDR, the status of the call detail reporting log, the status of the operator, and current
date and time.
The View Windows
The MaxAdmin main window hosts a number of child windows that provide various views
into the internal system real-time status.
Boards View Window
The Boards window displays the hardware board types and their logical and physical
IDs. For each installed board, it displays:
• The board’s logical ID (the sequential ID of the board assigned by the system).
• Board type (for example, TritonIP12PT is a Triton board with 12 IP ports).
• The physical ID (including the ID on the faceplate of the board and the gateway ID).
If it is an all-in-one system, the gateway ID is the system itself, and the ID is 0.
Click on any column heading to sort by that column. Click again to reverse the sort
order.
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Double-click a
board to open a
configuration
window for that
board.
Figure 3.
Boards window
Extension View Window
The Extension View window shows the name, location, and status of all assigned
extensions.
Right-click an
extension to
display its physical
location...
...or to open a line properties
window specific to the selected
extension.
Figure 4.
Extension View window
Click on any column head to sort by that column. Click again to reverse the sort order.
Double-click any extension number to open the Extension Configuration window for the
selected extension.
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The radio button to the left of each extension number is green when the extension is
idle, and red when the extension is not ready or in use. The Location number (for example, 01:0005) identifies the card logical ID and port (channel) number on the board.
For example, in location 01:0005, the card logical ID is 1 and the port number is 005.
If an IP Extension is logged on, the location will also show the IP address.
The Reset button resets the selected extension to the idle status. You’ll be asked to
confirm the reset.
You can click the Reset button without selecting an extension, and then type in the
extension number for the extension to reset.
Trunk View Window
The Trunk View window shows the state of all assigned trunks.
Right-click a trunk to
display its physical
location or to open a
trunk line properties
window specific to the
selected trunk.
Figure 5.
Trunk View window
The radio button to the left of each trunk location is green when the trunk is idle, and
red when the extension is not ready or in use. The location format is logical board
ID:channel—for example, channel 3 on the board in logical board ID 9 is location 09:03.
The Type, Status and Duration of trunk use is also displayed.
Note: The Duration field displays the duration of the trunk only if the call is connected
after MaxAdmin is started. The field will be empty if the trunk is idle, not ready,
out of service, or the call was connected prior to MaxAdmin being launched.
Double-click a trunk location to open the configuration window for the selected trunk.
The Reset button resets the selected trunk(s) to the idle status if the trunk is connected
to a carrier. You’ll be asked to confirm the reset, and a status message will tell you if
the reset was successful.
Call Log View Window
The Call Log View window displays the line and trunk traffic history.
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Prints selected
log entries.
Clears the
window of all
data.
Figure 6.
Call Log View window
The window displays, for the last 30 calls, the caller line or number, the callee, the starting time in 24-hour format and the length of the call. When the call is from another AltiGen system, the call is displayed as “Caller System IP Address-Extension Number.”
Workgroup View Window
The Workgroup View window shows data and statistics for workgroups:
Figure 7.
Workgroup View window
This window displays the following data:
• Extension – The workgroup pilot extension number
• Name – The workgroup name
• Agents – The number of agents assigned to the workgroup
• Login – The number of agents logged into the workgroup
• Available – The number of logged in agents who are available to receive workgroup
calls
• DND – The number of logged in agents who are unavailable (with the Do Not Disturb
status)
• Wrapup – The number of agents who are in wrapup mode
• Not Ready – The number of logged in agents who are in Not Ready state
• Busy – The number of logged in agents who are currently on the phone
• Error – The number of logged in agents with extensions that are left off-hook or
other user error
• Logout – The number of agents who are logged out from the workgroup
• Unstaff – The number of agents who are logged out from the system and have become a virtual extension
• Queue – The number of calls waiting in queue
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• Waiting Time – The longest wait time of callers in the queue
• Service Level – The percentage of calls in the queue with queue time less than or
equal to the defined service level threshold
Current Resource Statistics Window
The Current Resource Statistics window shows the total VoIP channels, available
channels, and in-use channels. This window helps administrators monitor VoIP channel
usage and MeetMe conference resource use.
Figure 8.
Current Resource Statistics window
Top part of the window
Contains a summary of codec usage. The first G711 only codec section shows 30-port
G711 VoIP board codec use.
Middle part of the window
Displays the following data:
• Gateway ID – The ID of the VoIP channel’s home gateway
• IP Resource – The Triton VoIP logical board ID:internal DSP channel ID
• Codecs Capability – The codecs the IP channel can use
• Active Codec – The codec currently being used
• Used By – The extension, trunk, SIP channel or H.323 channel that is using this
channel
• Connect To – The extension, trunk, or channel the channel is connected to
• Packets Sent/Received – The number of voice packets sent and received
• Bytes Sent/Received – The total size (in bytes) of all voice packets sent and
received
• Network Packet Loss – The number of voice packets that have been lost due to
prolonged delays, network congestion, or routing failure
• JB Packet Loss – The number of voice packets that have been discarded due to
jitter buffer overflow
• Total Packet Loss Rate – The ratio of total number of lost packets versus total
received packets
• Max Packet Loss Rate – The maximum packet loss rate observed over a period of
time during a whole session
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• Jitter – Shows the average length of delay per voice packet in milliseconds. This
number can be used to measure the quality of service on the network that connects
the source and destination sites. Under 100 milliseconds is good, while a higher
figure indicates a longer than average delay. (See “Setting VoIP Codec Profiles” on
page 302 for more detailed information on jitter.)
• Local Ports – Shows the local RTP/RTCP port for the voice stream
• Remote IP Address:Port – Shows the remote RTP port for the voice stream
Bottom part of the window
Shows information about the MeetMe 30-party conference bridge:
• Gateway ID of the 30-party conference board (for example, 00)
• MeetMe Conference Bridge ID (from 00:00 to 00:09)
• Number of members currently participating in a conference using each bridge
Note: Each system can have only one 30-party MeetMe conference board.
Setting the Refresh Interval
The Current Resource Statistics window is updated according to the Refresh Interval configuration. By default, the Refresh Interval is set to refresh the data in the window every 5 seconds. To change the refresh interval, click the Refresh Interval button
at the top of the window, and set the refresh interval to a number of seconds up to one
minute. To set the time to 0 is to turn off the refresh interval.
Assigning Seat-Based Client Licenses
Most MAXCS client products require either session- or seat-based licenses. You may
have purchased both types. A session license allows a certain number of extensions to
use a client product. If you have purchased seat licenses so that particular extensions
always have access to the client product, those extensions must be assigned to the client
product in MaxAdmin. If an extension is not assigned to a product, that extension may
not be able to use the client product. You may have seat-based licenses for the following
MAXCS client products:
• MaxCommunicator
• MaxOutlook (uses MaxCommunicator license)
• MaxAgent
• MaxSupervisor
• MaxMobile Communicator
• AltiConsole
• IP Talk
• TAPI
• Integration Connector
• MaxCall
Assign extensions to seat-based licenses in the Client SEAT License Management configuration screen (License > Client SEAT License Management).
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Figure 9.
Client Seat License Configuration screen
Select a license type and then select extensions to add to the list of “members” who can
always use the selected product. Make multiple selections by using Shift+click and
Ctrl+click. The screen shows the total number of licenses you have for a client product
and the number of licenses assigned.
Stopping the AltiGen Switching Service
Normally, when you exit MaxAdmin, the AltiGen services that provide the various telephony and data services remain active. If you need to shut down the phone system, do
one of the following:
• From MaxAdmin, select Services > Shut Down All Services.
• From Windows, select Start > All Programs > MAX Communication Server ACC
> Utilities > Start and Stop All AltiGen Services, and click the Shutdown All
AltiGen Services button.
This stops the MAXCS system services, including the MaxAdmin application itself. When
you re-open MaxAdmin, the switching services are reactivated.
These options are available only when you are logged in at the MAXCS system computer; they are not available from a remote MAXCS client.
Note: Stopping the AltiGen services from the Windows Services tool is not recommended; it requires you to know what all the services are and is time-consuming.
Programs Available from the Windows Start Menu
Several MAXCS programs are available from the Windows Start menu.
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Figure 10.
The Utilities menu
Available under MAX Communication Server ACC:
• MaxAdministrator 6.7 – Lets you configure and administer your MAXCS system.
• Enterprise Manager – Manages multiple systems, and is where you set up the IP
dialing table and IP codec profiles. See “Enterprise VoIP Network Management” on
page 297. (Available also from MaxAdmin.)
• MAX Communication Server ACC Readme – Readme file for MAXCS ACC.
Available under Gateway Tools:
• AltiGen Board Test – A hardware test tool used to debug system hang and other
hardware problems. See “AltiGen Board Test” on page 367.
• CT-Bus Test Tool – Analyzes TDM bus connection among telephony boards. See
“CT-Bus Test Tool” on page 368.
• Gateway Configuration – Lets you view some gateway settings and board information and change the ID and password of a gateway.
Available under Utilities:
• MAXCS ACC Backup and Restore – Backs up your configurations and extension
voice mail. See “Backup and Restore Utility” on page 368.
• MAXCS Admin and Extension Security Checker – Checks the security status of
every extension in your MAXCS system. See “MAXCS Admin & Extension Security
Checker” on page 370.
• Read Config – Creates a subdirectory of HTML files that shows details of your
MAXCS configuration. See “Read Config” on page 377.
• Start and Stop All AltiGen Services – Allows you to start or stop all AltiGen
services by clicking a button.
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• Trace Collector – Collects the trace in selected MAXCS categories, within a time
range specified, for debugging purposes. See “Trace Collector” on page 373.
• Voice File Converter – A voice phrase conversion tool that converts WAV files to
ADPCM, WAV to PCM, or ADPCM/PCM to WAV format. See “Voice File Converter” on
page 376.
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System Configuration
The System Configuration window provides for configuring the MAXCS ACC/ACM
system-wide settings.
To open the System Configuration window, you can either click the System
Configuration button on the toolbar or select System > System Configuration.
The System
Configuration button
You can then work with the following settings, each of which is accessed by a tab in the
System Configuration window.
• General setup – System ID, area code and number, operator and manager extensions, country, distinctive ring, conference call, and system call park options
• Number Plan – How the system responds to each first digit dialed
• Business Hours – Used by system functions
• Holiday – How calls are routed on designated holidays
• System Speed – Speed dial numbers that can be used by all extension users
• Call Restriction – Prefixes to block, toll call prefixes, and call control
• Account Code – Tables for creating and removing account codes
• Call Reports – CDR logging and data export
• Country Relevant – Settings for toll call prefixes and emergency numbers
• Audio Peripheral – Settings for music on hold, system default prompts, and overhead paging
• Activity – Settings for pre-defined or customized activity codes
• Feature Profiles – Settings for extension feature profiles
Setting General Parameters
Use the General tab in the System Configuration window to set the system ID, area
code, main number, and country; extensions for the manager, the operator, the MeetMe
conference administrator; and options for distinctive ring, conference bridge, and
system call park.
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Figure 11. System Configuration, General tab
You can set the following parameters and options:
Parameter
Description
Assign a number (1-100) to the system. This ID will be used
to differentiate call records if multiple systems are writing call
records to the same external database.
System ID
Country
If you intend to create a multi-site VoIP domain, this number
will also be the Server ID, which is used and displayed in Enterprise Manager. In a multi-site VoIP domain, each System
ID/Server ID must be unique and must be the same length.
Once a server is part of a VoIP domain, you cannot change the
System ID.
Select a country for the system. This configuration ties to a
tone table matched to the country's telecom interface specification.
Select the system manager’s extension number.
The system manager has access to the following system administrator functions:
Manager Extension
• Record custom phrases
• Turn on trunk blocking (#38)
• Manage voice mail’s System Distribution List from phone
• Run CDR search as administrator login account
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Parameter
Description
Enables users to distinguish between internal, external, and
operator calls by the way the phone rings:
Distinctive Ring
• Enable Distinctive Ring – Establishes a short double ring
cadence for internal calls and a normal, single ring for external calls. Unselected, both rings are normal.
• Enable Operator Priority Ringing – Produces a long single ring between short pauses on calls to the operator.
• Enable Workgroup Priority Ringing – Produces a short
single ring between short pauses on calls to the workgroup.
System Home Area Code
Conference Bridge Option
Area code for the system location.
Note: This field cannot be blank in the U.S. and Canada.
Selected, conference calls will end when all internal lines have
disconnected from the conference bridge.
Not selected, the conference connection can continue between outside parties, even after all internal parties have disconnected.
System Main Number
The main system telephone number, which is sent to the pager’s display when a user’s messaging options are configured
to call a pager. This number will be used by a PRI trunk as the
outbound caller ID in the event that no number is assigned in
the trunk Phone Number, 10-digit DID, or extension Transmit
CID field.
Note: This field cannot be blank.
PRI Calling Number
Check the check box to send a caller’s caller ID when the call
is going through one-number access (ONA) or when the call
is being forwarded.
System Call Park
• Timeout, Ring Back in
... Minutes
• Play Greeting Phrase
System Call Park (#41) allows the extension user to park a
call, then pick up the call from another extension. If the call
is forgotten, the Timeout sets the number of minutes a call
remains parked before the user’s extension is rung again. To
the caller, the call park sounds like being put on hold.
Valid entry: 1 - 60 minutes.
Select a greeting that the caller will hear before being placed
on hold.
Select the extension to be used by the system operator. If the
extension number you select is a workgroup or a hunt group,
member extensions will show up in the Group Members box.
Operator Extension and
Group Members
The operator extension is used in the following applications:
• Trunk in call routing
• DNIS in call routing
• Auto Attendant
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Parameter
Description
Check the check box to allow a supervisor to monitor, barge
in on, coach, and record an agent’s non-workgroup call.
Notes:
• If this check box is checked, the supervisor can listen,
barge-in on, coach, and record an agent's conversation regardless of the agent's login status.
Call Supervision
• Supervisor extension does not have to be a workgroup
member to listen to, barge-in on, coach, or record an
agent's conversation.
• For the coaching feature, the agent’s extension can be either an IP extension or a Triton analog extension.
Warning! Listening in to or recording a conversation without the consent of one or both parties may be a violation of
local, state and federal privacy laws. It is the responsibility of
the users of this feature to assure they are in compliance with
all applicable laws.
Setting a System Number Plan
The system number plan defines the extension digit length. You can use from 3–6 digits
for extensions. You also use the system number plan to set a DID number length to use,
and to define the system response to the first digit dialed – for example, pressing 9 to
get a trunk line.
The numbering scheme requires some thoughtful planning.
To set the number plan, select System > System Configuration, then click the
Number Plan tab.
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Figure 12.
System Configuration, Number Plan tab
Use the Number Plan tab to specify the following parameters:
Parameter
Description
The number of digits for your extension numbering system. Valid
entries are from 3–6. For example, extension 2001 and 4020 are
4-digit extension numbers.
Extension Number
Length
Default Password
Note: Once the first extension is configured, the extension number
length cannot be changed without totally reconfiguring the system
or deleting all the extensions already configured.
Further, if a first digit dialed is assigned to extensions and you have
set up extensions beginning with that digit, you cannot change the
digit assignment without first deleting all affected extensions. For
example, if 7 is assigned to Extension and you’re using extensions
7010, 7113, and so on, you cannot reassign 7 to IP trunk access,
without first deleting all the 7nnn extensions.
The default password for newly created extensions is randomly generated by the system. (When the password is changed, it must be
four to eight digits in length.)
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Parameter
Description
The number of digits needed to match a DID (Direct Inward Dialing)
number. The range is from 2 - 16.
DID Number
Length
Each extension can be assigned a DID number. A DID number does
not have a fixed length. For example, suppose the DID number
length is 4 and the extension DID number is 2522999. Depending
on the service contract with the Central Office (CO), the DID trunk
can send all 7 digits (2522999) or just the last 4 digits (2999). If the
DID Number Length option is set to 4, the system always tries to
match the last 4 digits received to the last 4 digits of a DID number,
regardless of what is received.
Note: To accommodate future growth and minimize disturbance, it
is recommended that the length of the DID numbers assigned to an
extension be greater than or equal to this DID Number Length.
This feature is capable of intercepting and manipulating a dialed
digit string before it is sent out for outbound call processing.
To set up a dialed digit translator entry, check the Enable checkbox
and click the Setup key. In the dialog box, you can select First Digit Translator or Extension Dialed Digit Translator.
Dialed Digit Translator
This feature supersedes the first digit assignment of the system
number plan. When configured, any extension user can dial a single
DTMF digit that will be translated to any internal or external number. After digit manipulation, the translated digits go through the
system number plan to find the internal or external target. For example, you can configure “*” to call an internal workgroup to report
an urgent situation.
Typical applications are:
• One-digit emergency dialing
• One-digit dialing to branch or headquarters over PSTN or VoIP
• One-digit dialing to activate a feature code
First Digit Translator Configuration
Figure 13.
Single Digit Routing
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Parameter
Description
To set up a First Digit Translator entry, select the check box (to
the left of 1-9, * or #), then enter the desired digits. When a box is
checked, the digit preprocessor will replace the first digit 1-9, * or
# that user dials with the digits indicated in the corresponding field.
In the above example, if a user dials “*”, the system replaces this
with “911”.
Note: This feature is for internal extension users only. It does not
support dialing out from voice mail. Improper configuration may
cause conflict with the system numbering plan. Be sure to fully test
any configuration change in this area before going “live.”
Extension Dialed Digit Translator
This feature is intended for, but not limited to, allowing a remote IP
extension to make an emergency call (911) through AltiServ. If AltiServ is in a different location than the IP extension, the emergency
call can be routed to the emergency center where the IP extension
is located.
Figure 14.
Figure 15.
Extension Call Routing
To set up an Extension Dialed Digit Translator entry:
1. Select Extension Dialed Digit Translator from the Select
Digit Translator list.
2. In the Extensions Group field, use the Add button to create and
select an extension group that the Extension Dialed Digit Translator will apply to.
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Parameter
Description
3. (optional) From the Non members list, you may select an IP extension that the Extension Dialed Digit Translator will apply to.
You can apply the same Members to multiple locations. You may
also enable the Bypass Account Code option if Account Codes
are required.
4. Enter digits in the Dialed Number field and Translate To field.
In (see Figure 15), assuming the system is located in area code
510, when an IP extension user in LA dials “911,” AltiServ will
translate the digits into “919495550911.” (9 = IP trunk access
code, 19495550911 = the emergency center in LA that covers
the remote IP phone user’s area.)
5. The Manipulation option allows you to remove or add digits to
a number dialed by the IP extension.
The most common situation requiring this option is to hop-off a
VoIP call from a remote system to a remote CO line.
These define how the system responds to the first digit dialed by the
user. The list options for each digit are:
• Extension
• Trunk Access
• Feature Access
• Operator
First Digit Assignment
• Invalid (no action)
• IP Trunk Access
• Route Access
Trunk Access – Defines how to get a PSTN trunk line to dial an outside number. “9” is the default trunk access code.
If you have a more complicated dialing number and routing plan,
change “9” to the Route Access code and configure the Outcall Routing table.
Feature Access – By default, # is set to Feature Access, which is used
as part of feature access codes. In addition, you may also set 1- 9
or * to Feature Access. For example, if 7 is set to Feature Access,
Station Login (#27) can also be accessed using 727.
IP Trunk Access – Only one IP trunk access option is allowed per system. To use Voice over IP, you must set up this access and, in addition, configure the IP Dialing Table as discussed in “Defining the
IP Dialing Table” on page 311 and set the VoIP codecs as discussed
in “Setting VoIP Codec Profiles” on page 302.
Note: After setting the IP Trunk Access code here, you should set
the Trunk Access Codes of any 30-port VoIP boards to “None” on the
General tab of the Trunk Configuration window (see “Setting General Trunk Attributes” on page 141). This will prevent users from directly accessing the 30-port boards – which use the G.711 codec
only – for calls to MAXCS servers or other gateways that may require the G.723 codec. If you still want users to have access to this
trunk for outgoing calls, you can set it up through out call routing
(see “Out Call Routing Configuration” on page 167).
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Parameter
Description
Route Access – The Route Access option can be assigned to one or
more digits, to route the call per the out call routing table. Out call
routing, which is sometimes called ARS (Automatic Route Selection)
or LCR (Least Cost Routing without carrier rate table), is described
in “Out Call Routing Configuration” on page 167.
Out call routing is designed to help 10-digit dialing, Zoomerang dialing, digit manipulation, and tie trunk hop-off dialing.
Setting Business Hours
The Business Hours tab contains group boxes for setting the business hours and days of
the week for which the business or organization is in operation. The business hours
schedules are used to set other system settings such as trunk, and DNIS and caller ID
in call routing.
Note: Because the business hours are used throughout the system, you or the appropriate administrator must make sure the system time has been set correctly.
The system time can be changed using the Date and Time options in the Windows Control Panel.
To access the Business Hours settings, select System > System Configuration, then
click the Business Hours tab.
Figure 16.
System Configuration, Business Hours tab
Multiple Business Hours profiles can be configured in a system. A default “System”
Business Hours profile is already configured. Multiple Business Hours profiles can also be
assigned to DNIS Routing and Trunk In Call Routing entries.
To add a Business Hours profile, click Add. Enter a name for the profile, then click OK.
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For each business hour profile, set the business schedule parameters as follows:
Parameter
Description
Day
Select the days of the week on which the company does business. For
example, if the company does business Monday – Friday, check the
check boxes for those days.
For each day of the week, select the time periods during which the
company is available for business. The time between the AM and PM
times can be used to indicate a lunch break or time between shifts.
AM and PM Schedules
If you don’t want to set a break between AM and PM schedules, set
the PM starting time to be the same as the AM ending time.
Or if you want to specify 24 hours as standard business hours, select
the following hours:
• AM Schedules: From 08:00 AM to 12:00PM
• PM Schedules: From 12:00 PM To 08:00 AM
Routing Calls on Holidays
You can create special routes for incoming DNIS and trunk calls that come in on designated holidays. For holidays that your organization treats as half-days, you can create
separate profiles for business and non-business hours.
Note: Incoming DID and tie trunk calls will not follow holiday routes, but go to the dialed
extensions directly.
To configure Holiday routings, select System > System Configuration, and then click
the Holiday tab.
Multiple Holiday Profiles can be configured in a system. Each Holiday Profile can include
multiple holidays. A default “System” Holiday profile is already configured. Multiple
Holiday Profiles can also be assigned to DNIS Routing and Trunk In Call Routing entries.
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Figure 17.
System Configuration, Holiday tab
Creating a Holiday Profile
To create a Holiday Profile,
1.
Click the Add button beside Profile. Enter a name and click OK.
2.
To each profile, add holidays that will be included in that profile: Click the Add button
below the Holiday list to create a new holiday.
3.
Select a date from the calendar and enter a description for the holiday. Click OK.
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The holiday you added shows in the Holiday list. Additional holidays you create appear in
the list and together make up the Holiday Profile.
Setting Call Routing for a Holiday Profile
To set call routing,
1.
Select a Holiday Profile from the Profile list, and then select a holiday in that profile
from the Holiday list.
2.
Set call routing for “normal” holiday hours using the field group in the Normal
section of the Holiday tab. This will be the default route for calls coming in on that
holiday.
3.
If you have special work hours during holidays, check the Special hours option and
configure special hour routing.
This route will override the route for normal holiday hours, for the hours you specify. Use
this option, for example, to route calls for the working portion of a holiday that your
organization treats as a half-day.
4.
To apply these hours to more than one holiday, click the Apply To button and in the
dialog box, select all the holidays to which you want the hours to apply. You can
select multiple holidays by using Ctrl-click or Shift-click. Click OK.
5.
When you are finished, click OK.
When a new year begins, the dates on which holidays fall usually change. You can edit
the dates for annual holidays, making them accurate for the new year.
Updating the Date of Annual Holidays
1.
Select a Holiday Profile, and then the holiday from the Holiday list. Its date and
description appear in the Normal section.
2.
Click the arrow beside the date to open a calendar and assign a new date.
3.
Click Apply.
Configuring System Speed Dialing
You can set up to 60 system speed dial numbers. The IDs available are from 00 – 59.
Users press #88, and follow that with one of the system speed dial access codes you set
here.
Speed dial settings for individual extensions are set in Extension Configuration. (See
“Setting up Station Speed Dialing” on page 188.)
To configure Speed Dialing, select System > System Configuration, and then click
the System Speed tab.
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Figure 18.
System Configuration, System Speed tab
Adding Speed Dial Entries
To add a speed dial entry,
1.
Click the Add button.
2.
The next available ID is filled in for you, or you can select the ID number using the
drop-down arrow.
3.
Type in a name for the Speed Dial entry, then enter the full number as you would
dial it, with a maximum of 20 digits per entry. For example, the phone number
914085551212 comprises 9 (trunk access code), 1 (long distance prefix), followed
by 408 (area code), and then the seven-digit telephone number.
Valid digits include 0 through 9, #, *, and (,) comma. The comma represents a
one-second pause, when IP trunks are not used.
Editing Speed Dial Entries
To edit an entry, double-click the number you want to work with, or select the number
and click Edit. Edit the entry and click OK.
Figure 19.
Speed Dial Configuration
To delete a system speed dial entry, select it in the System Speed tab and click Delete.
Note: System speed dial is read-only from MaxCommunicator and MaxAgent.
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Defining System Call Restrictions
The Call Restriction tab contains settings for the following functions:
• Block calls to area codes from all extensions
• Define local/toll-free area codes
• Lock an attacked extension
• Block all outgoing trunk calls
• Restrict other system users from hopping-off to make an outbound call via a tie
trunk
• Set 10-digit dialing area codes for using trunk access code
To set up call restrictions, select System > System Configuration, and then click the
Call Restriction tab.
Figure 20.
System Configuration, Call Restriction tab
Blocking Calls to Area Codes from All Extensions
To add or edit system-prohibited area codes:
1.
Double-click an index entry in System Prohibited Prefixes list, or select the index
entry and click Edit.
2.
Enter a 1 and the dialing prefix to block (for example, 900, 976). You can enter up
to 20 digits for each prefix. For example, to block calls from all extensions to 976
numbers, type 1976. Click Apply.
Note: A maximum of 20 prefixes can be defined.
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Setting Unrestricted Area Codes
To add or remove “local” call definitions (including calls that begin with 1 but are free:
800, 888), use the Add or Delete button in the Unrestricted Area Code panel, and click
Apply. The Extension Configuration’s Restriction tab references these area codes
(as local and unrestricted) in its Outcall Restrictions panel.
Locking Attacked Extensions
If a user enters eight consecutive invalid passwords when logging on to voice mail or to
activate an extension, MAXCS considers this an attack. To protect your company from
theft of services, you can lock an attacked extension for the period of time you specify
(10 minutes - 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds) in the Password Check field
group.
To unlock an extension, use the Extension Checker tool that is installed with MAXCS. See
“MAXCS Admin & Extension Security Checker” on page 370.
Blocking All Outgoing Calls
To block all outgoing calls—for example, during the night when no employee is in the
office—check the Block All Outgoing Calls check box. If you block all calls, then calls
between two systems will not go through. This is because #38 blocks all trunks, including remote SIP-tie trunks.
Enabling Hop Off for Tie Trunks
When selected, this function allows users from another system to borrow a PSTN trunk
in this system to make an outbound call over a T1 or VoIP tie trunk.
Outgoing
call on
PSTN
Tie Trunk:
T1/PRI or
System A
System B
The call originating on System B hops off over the T1/PRI or VoIP trunk to use
the PSTN trunk in System A. System A must be set up to allow System B to
borrow its PSTN trunk.
Figure 21.
Hop Off for Tie Trunks
Restricting Tie Trunk Calls
You can set call restrictions on hop-off calls by telling the system to use the same restrictions as the ones set up for an extension. Using the Call restriction follows extension list, you can select the extension with the restrictions to use for the hop-off
calls.
Setting 10-Digit Dialing Area Codes
The 10-Digit Dialing Area Code field lets you define area codes that do not require
dialing a “1” before the area code. To enter an area code, click the Add button.
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Note: This applies only to calls that use a trunk access code. For calls using a route access code, 10-digit dialing area codes must be configured in the Out Call Routing
Configuration window, Dialing Pattern tab. See “Working on Dialing Patterns” on
page 171.
Creating Account Codes
Account Codes let you enable or force users to assign incoming and outgoing calls to
particular account codes for billing, tracking, or forecasting purposes. Up to 10,000
account codes can be created.
To access the Account Code tab, select System > System Configuration, then click
the Account Code tab.
Figure 22.
System Configuration, Account Code tab
Adding and Deleting Account Codes
To create an account/code association, click Add. Enter an Account Name and Account
Code. The Account Code may contain 1-10 digits.
To delete an account and its code, select it and click Delete. You can select multiple
items for deletion by using Ctrl-click or Shift-click. Click Apply to save your changes
and OK to save and close the window.
You can now set options for each extension that determine whether account codes must
be entered or can be bypassed. You can also block display of the Account Code table (in
which case, you would want to supply users with the account codes they need). See
“Setting Personal Information” on page 179.
Setting up Call Reports
You can set up the call report logging option only if MAXCS and MaxAdmin are installed
on the same server.
On the Call Reports tab, specify the following:
• Where to log the call detail records (CDR). The location can be an internal database,
an external database, or both.
• How you want the system to manage an internal CDR database.
• If CDR needs to be output through a COM port to another computer, which COM port
and which baud rate to use.
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To learn more about internal and external CDR databases and schema, refer to the CDR
Search Manual.
To set up Call Reports, select System > System Configuration, then click the Call
Reports tab.
Figure 23.
System Configuration, Call Reports tab
Internal Database Configuration (Internal Log Service)
The Internal Log Service (shown in the Log Service display table) is created by default.
You can enable or disable the service, but you cannot remove this database or add
another Internal Log Service.
To manage the internal CDR database:
1.
Make sure the Internal Log Service check box is selected.
2.
In the Internal Database Configuration field, use the up/down arrows to select
the Active database retaining period in months. This determines how long the
data will be kept in the database. Valid entry is 1-12 months.
3.
(Optional) In the Archive purged record(s) field, use the up/down arrows to select
the number of months per archive file. This determines the number of months that
the system will archive an existing CDR database before creating a new database.
4.
Press OK or Apply.
External (Remote) Logging of Call Data
MAXCS allows you to output CDR records to a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 database.
Before you enable external logging, you need to set up and configure the SQL database
and external logger application. Please refer to the CDR Search Manual to learn how to
set up an external logger service.
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Notes
The SQL database cannot be on the same server as the MAXCS system. A system integrator or database developer will need to write a custom query to extract data from the
SQL database.
You can send reports from a number of different systems to the same database.
AltiGen does not provide any SQL backup and restore utility. We strongly recommend
that you use SQL Backup and Maintenance utility to perform daily backup and maintenance jobs, and use a restore utility to restore the database. If you need to reconstruct
the SQL server, run the External Logger Setup to create an empty calldb database before restore.
There is no AltiGen license required for external logging.
Setting up External Login Service
To set up and enable external CDR login service to the local or network drive, click Add.
Figure 24.
Add External Log Service
Fill in the fields, and click OK.
Parameter
Description
Name
The name of the external log service machine (optional)
Address
The IP address of the external log service machine
Port
The TCP port of the machine
Password
The password to connect to the external service machine
Exporting Through a Local Port
You can send the CDR to a COMM Port to export to, for example, a call accounting data
processing system.
To do this, select the Enable Data Output box in the Accounting Data Processing
field group. Then select an Available Port and the Baud Rate.
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Country-Relevant Settings
The Country Relevant tab in the System Configuration window contains group boxes
for setting toll call prefixes and emergency numbers.
The Country field displays the country selected on the System Configuration, General
tab.
If your system is not
in North America,
The Automatic
Dialing Plan Rules
button is available.
Figure 25.
System Configuration, Country Relevant tab
Setting Toll Call Prefixes
MAXCS uses Toll Call Prefixes to determine the type of outside call and imposes restrictions when necessary. For example, if the international toll call prefix is 011 and a
user attempts to make an international call from an extension without international call
privileges, the call will be terminated as soon as the user dials 011 after the trunk or
route access number. The caller hears an error tone.
The toll prefixes set here should match the dialing plan prefixes for the country set in
the General tab (see “Setting General Parameters” on page 41). You can set the
following toll call prefixes.
• Domestic. The dialing plan for your country’s domestic long distance prefix. For
example, type in a 1 for 1-plus dialing within the U.S. dialing plan (also known as
the North American Numbering Plan).
• International. The prefix used for international calls. For example, this is 011 for
international calls made in the U.S.
Setting Emergency Numbers
The number in the Emergency Number field will have the system automatically find a
trunk to process the call without the extension user dialing a trunk access code first. You
may enter up to three emergency numbers in the appropriate fields.
Note: This feature works with both trunk access code and route access code.
Dialing Plan Rules for Non-North American Country
If your MAXCS system is in a country other than the U.S.A. or Canada, you can configure
a call return rule based on the country, which will greatly improve the call return feature
from Caller ID, Zoomerang, and making a call from Microsoft Outlook.
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Click the Automatic Dialing Plan Rules button.
Figure 26.
Automatic Dialing Plan Rules dialog box
Define the Local Plan, Domestic Plan, and International Plan. A character of the pattern
can be a digit from 0 to 9. It can also be a range of digits, for example, [0-3]. If it is a
question mark, '?', it is equivalent to [0-9].
When return calls are made, these rules are followed:
• When the number matches Local Plan, the system will send the number out to the
trunk directly.
• When the number matches the Domestic Plan, the system will send the number out
with the domestic toll call prefix.
• When the number matches the International Plan, the system will send the number
out with the international toll call prefix.
When a number matches multiple entries, the match with the most digits has priority.
Audio Peripheral Configuration
You can configure audio peripheral settings:
• Music on hold
• System default beginning and update prompts for callers in queue
• Overhead paging
To access the Audio Peripheral configuration window, select System > System
Configuration, and then click the Audio Peripheral tab.
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Figure 27.
System Configuration, Audio Peripheral tab
Configuring Music On Hold and Recorded Announcements
Callers will hear the music or recorded announcement configured on this tab only if the
user places the caller on hold.
To configure Music On Hold when using audio equipment,
1.
Check Enable Callers on Hold or in Queue to Listen to Music or Recorded
Announcement.
2.
Select the Triton Analog Station board number to which the audio equipment is
attached.
Configuring Music One Hold to Play a File
To configure Music On Hold to play a file,
1.
Make sure a VoIP board is installed (required for playing a file).
2.
Check Enable Callers on Hold or in Queue to Listen to Music or Recorded
Announcement.
3.
Use the list to select the logical board ID of the VoIP board.
The system will play the default music-on-hold file when the user places the caller
on hold.
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The default music-on-hold file is a .wav file called “MusicOnWaiting.wav”. The file is
located in the C:\PostOffice\phrases\Music folder. You can replace the file with a .wav
file (or an AltiGen PCM file). A .wav file must be in 8 kHz/ 8 bit/ Mono/ u-Law format.
Any optional music-on-hold files included with MAXCS are in that format. You can
convert your own .wav files to this format using Microsoft Windows Sound Recorder.
Note: You may need to reduce the music volume level 70-80% to avoid distortion.
Replacing the Default Music On Hold File
To replace the default music-on-hold file,
1.
Back up the default file.
2.
On the Audio Peripheral tab, uncheck the Enable Callers on Hold or in Queue
to Listen to Music or Recorded Announcement check box.
3.
Rename the desired .wav file to “MusicOnWaiting.wav” and put it in the
C:\PostOffice\phrases\Music folder.
4.
On the Audio Peripheral tab, check the Enable Callers on Hold or in Queue to
Listen to Music or Recorded Announcement check box.
Note: If you have two files named MusicOnWaiting in the MusicOnWaiting folder, one a
.wav file and one a PCM file, the .wav file takes precedence.
RTP Resource Usage
In the event that MAXCS is controlling multiple gateway systems, the music source can
come from the primary system or another gateway system. When a music source is in
one gateway and listeners are in another gateway, one VoIP resource channel in each
gateway is used to convey the music stream.
Setting Greeting and Update Prompts
To play a prompt before placing the caller into a hold queue,
1.
Select the Play Prompt Before Placing the Caller in Queue check box.
2.
Use the list to select the prompt number you want to use for the greeting message.
(Creating prompts is discussed in “Phrase Management” on page 87.)
To play an update prompt every 60 seconds,
1.
Check the Play Update Prompt Every 60 Seconds check box.
2.
Use the list to select the prompt number you want to use for the greeting message.
Note: These settings will be used by all hunt groups and workgroups as the default system queue phrase. However, these settings will be overridden by the workgroup’s
queue management phrase setting.
Configuring Overhead Paging
To configure overhead paging,
1.
Connect overhead paging equipment to the audio out jack on a Triton telephony
board.
2.
On the System Configuration > Audio Peripheral tab, select Enable Overhead
Paging.
Use the list to select the board to which the overhead paging is attached.
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Activity
The Activity configuration tab is used to configure activity codes that can be displayed
at AltiConsole when the extension user is absent. MaxCommunicator users, MaxAgent
users, and AltiGen IP phone users can select from these activity codes to let others know
where they are when they are away from their desks (meeting, business travel, etc.).
A greeting associated with the activity can be recorded and played to the caller. When
the user changes the Activity, the extension’s greeting is also automatically changed to
the greeting associated with this activity.
To access Activity configuration, select System > System Configuration, and then
click the Activity tab.
There are a total of nine activity codes; the first six are pre-configured as follows:
1 - System Default (plays the system greeting)
2 - Personal (plays the personal greeting)
3 - Meeting
4 - Away From Desk
5 - Business Travel
6 - Personal Time Off
The remaining three activity codes (7, 8, 9) are not assigned and can be customized by
the administrator. To customize an activity code, click the activity code and click Edit.
In the Edit Activity dialog box, enter name of the Activity and click OK.
Feature Profiles
Select System > System Configuration, then click the Feature Profiles tab to
configure feature profiles.
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Figure 28. System Configuration, Feature Profiles tab
The Feature Profiles tab is where you can create an extension feature profile that
includes enabling or disabling of the following extension features:
AltiGen Voice Mail:
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#14 - Personal Options
Making Calls:
#34 – Dial by Name
#35 – Station Privilege Override
#93 – Intercom
Answering Calls:
#29 – Individual Call Pickup
#30 – System Call Pickup
#31 – Personal Call Park
#41 – System Call Park
#51 – Line Park Pickup
#81 – Hands Free Mode
#82 – Dial Tone Disabled
Call Management:
#26 – Station Logout
#27 – Station Login
#32 – Enter Account Code
#33 – Do Not Disturb
#36 – Call Forwarding
#37 – Remote Call Forwarding
Other Features:
#12 – Language Setting
#38 – Outside Call Blocking
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#44
#45
#46
#53
#54
#56
#59
#66
#73
#90
#91
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–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Operator Offline
Overhead Paging
Overhead Paging by Trunk
Group Paging
Outgoing Workgroup
Login Workgroup
Logout Workgroup
Workgroup Call Monitor
Trace Collection
Silent System Call Park
READY to Receive Workgroup Call
NOT READY to Receive Workgroup Call
Session Types:
Specify whether or not to allow an AltiGen SDK session for the extension.
Note: If the extension is an IP extension, #26 / #27 is still available when the phone
is in the onhook position, even if it is disabled in the extension’s feature profile.
To add a Feature Profile
By default, a System feature profile is assigned as 0.
To add a new Feature Profile, click the Add button.Type a Name for the feature profile.
Note: When adding a feature profile, the system will automatically assign the lowest
available number.
Select the check boxes for the MAXCS feature codes that you want to be associated with
this feature profile, then click Apply.
After you create a Feature Profile, it can be assigned to a specific extension from the
General page of Extension Configuration. (See “Setting Personal Information” on
page 179 for more information on assigning a feature profile to an extension.)
Caution
!
If you assign a feature profile (for example: 2 - Sales Group) to an extension in Extension Configuration, and that feature profile is subsequently deleted and a new feature
profile is created that uses the same number (for example: 2 - Marketing Group), the
extension will automatically be assigned to the new feature profile. So, it is important to
note which extensions are assigned to certain feature profiles, especially when adding
new profiles or deleting old ones.
Limitation
You should include #26 (Station Logout) in a feature profile assigned to an IP phone. If
#26 is disabled in that phone’s feature profile, phone registration issues arise.
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5
Media Server and Gateway
Management
This chapter is for enterprise deployment using Multi-Gateway Softswitch architecture
with the Softswitch, media server, and gateway(s) running in different chassis. In a
single chassis all-in-one installation, gateway management configuration is not required.
With Multi-Gateway Softswitch architecture, MAXCS can control telephony boards that
reside in different chassis (gateways) and make them function as a unified system.
Multiple AltiGen servers can be configured as gateways. Each gateway is controlled by
the MAXCS software. The following diagrams show several Multi-Gateway Softswitch
deployment scenarios:
Figure 29.
Fewer than 200 users deployment
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Figure 30.
Up to 1,000 users deployment
Figure 31.
Multi-Gateway Softswitch deployment using OFFICE3G server
Note: MAXCS and gateway servers have to be on the same LAN. Connecting a gateway
from a remote site to the MAXCS site through a WAN connection is not supported.
The WAN network delay and latency may cause synchronization signal failure
between MAXCS and the gateway.
An AltiGen Gateway license is required to set up a gateway.
Managing Gateways
Whether you are using multiple gateways or one gateway, you will perform gateway
management functions in the Softswitch Component Configuration window.
The Softswitch Component Configuration window lists each gateway in your system, its
ID, name, and type (media server or gateway), status, IP address, password, country,
and how many IP phones are assigned to the gateway as a home gateway. Use this
window to:
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• Add and delete a gateway
• Attach and detach a gateway
• Change a gateway name, IP address, password, country
• Set TDM Bus mode for a gateway
• Set CT-Bus clock for a gateway
• Set whether the gateway is in service or out of service
To open the Softswitch Component Configuration window, select System > Softswitch
Component Management.
Figure 32.
Softswitch Component Configuration window, Media Server/Gateway tab
Setting Parameters
To read or set parameters for a specific gateway, first select the gateway in the list on
the left. After making changes to a gateway, click Apply before selecting another gateway. When you are finished with the window, click OK.
Parameter
Description
ID/Name/Type
Lists all gateways that have been added using the Add button
in this window.
Status
Shows the status of the selected gateway: active, disconnected,
initializing, resetting, failed. (Read-only field.)
Name
The name you gave the selected gateway for easy identification.
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Parameter
Description
Type
Shows whether this is a media server or gateway. If the ID is
other than 00, you cannot change the type in this configuration
screen. If you want to change the type, you need to delete the
entry and recreate it. You need to have sufficient Gateway or
Media Server Licenses in order to add an entry.
Address
The IP address of the selected gateway.
Password
The password assigned to the selected gateway. (Each gateway
has its own password.)
Country
The country where the gateway resides. This configuration determines what tone table will be used for the gateway. Extension users assigned to this gateway will hear different off-hook
and busy tones, for example, if this parameter is set differently
from the MAXCS system setting.
Home IP Exts
The number of IP extensions that have been assigned to the selected gateway in the Extension Configuration window. (Readonly field.) This information will help you configure sufficient resources for IP phones on each gateway.
Enable Media Server
on Softswitch
On an AltiGen-certified server, you can run the Softswitch and
Media Server in the same machine. (You must have a Media
Server license.)
This option is available to gateway ID 00 if MaxAdmin is running
on the MAXCS machine.
After the box is checked or cleared, reboot the Softswitch machine. The Type will change to Gateway or Media Server as
appropriate.
This option is appropriate to a small- to medium-scale system.
CT-Bus Mode
The CT bus is the telephony switching bus that connects all telephony boards inside each gateway. It can be set as Mu-Law or
A-Law. The default is Mu-Law for North America. For European
countries and regions that are using E1 digital trunk, this setting needs to be changed to A-Law.
Set CT-Bus Clock
This parameter determines which telephony board will provide
the clock signal for the TDM bus. If you don't have multiple T1
or E1 boards in a gateway, the default Auto setting is recommended. The system will find the appropriate board to supply
the clock. If you have multiple T1 or E1 boards in a gateway, the
system will automatically select the one with the lowest logical
board ID as the clock source. However, in some circumstances,
you may need to manually change to other boards. For example:
1. If multiple T1/E1 boards are in the gateway and the T1/E1
board that has been selected automatically is not active.
2. If the T1/E1 board that has been selected automatically is set
up as a tie trunk to another system, and the T1/E1 connecting to the CO is on the other board.
Board button
[Not used at this time]
Refresh button
Refreshes the selected gateway’s (read-only) status display
Config button
Opens the AltiGateway Configuration Tool, where you can see
information on the selected gateway and change the gateway ID
and password for this gateway.
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Adding and Attaching a Gateway
!
Always try to attach a gateway when call activity in the system is low. If
resources are being used in one of the gateways, ongoing calls may be dropped..
To attach a gateway to the MAXCS system, you must first add it to the list in the
Softswitch Component Configuration window.
To add a gateway to the list,
1.
Click the Add button.
2.
Set this gateway’s unique number. Each gateway in the system must have a unique
identifying number.
3.
Specify a name for the gateway that identifies it to you.
4.
Select the type: Media Server or Gateway.
5.
Enter the IP address of the gateway.
6.
Create a password for this gateway. The password is used for access to the Media
Server/Gateway Configuration Tool for the gateway.
After you add a gateway to the list, you can attach it to the MAXCS system. Also, you
may have disconnected a gateway that has already been attached. In either case, you
can attach it in the Softswitch Component Configuration window.
To attach a gateway to the AltiServ system:
1.
Select the gateway you want to attach.
2.
Click Attach.
It takes 2-5 minutes to attach a gateway, depending on how many boards are in the
gateway. If a “Failed” message appears, you may have entered an incorrect IP
address or password, or the gateway may already be attached.
Detaching and Deleting a Gateway
You can detach a gateway without shutting down the MAXCS system
!
Always try to detach a gateway when call activity in the system is low. If
resources are being used in one of the gateways, ongoing calls may be dropped..
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To detach a gateway from the MAXCS system,
1.
Select the gateway you want to detach.
2.
Click Detach. You are asked for confirmation.
3.
Click Yes. A message indicates that the detachment was successful, and the Status
field of the gateway reads Disconnected.
To delete a gateway from the Softswitch Component Configuration window, first detach
the gateway. Then select the gateway you want to delete, and click Delete. The gateway
disappears. You can add it back again, if you want, by clicking Add.
Changing Gateway ID and Password
You can change the selected gateway’s unique number (01, 02) and the password by
clicking the Config button in the Softswitch Component Configuration window. This
opens the Gateway Configuration Tool. Make your changes, and click Apply.
Media Server/Gateway Configuration Tool
The configuration tool that opens when you click the Config button in the Media Server/
Gateway Management window can also be opened from the Start > All Programs >
MAX Communication Server ACC/ACM > Gateway menu.
Figure 33.
AltiGateway Configuration Tool log-in dialog box
Enter the IP address and password of the gateway you want to check on, and click OK.
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Figure 34.
AltiGateway Configuration Tool
The window displays gateway settings, product version, and a board view for the gateway, showing each board’s name and serial number.
The settings:
Parameter
Description
Gateway IP Address
The IP address of the gateway identified in the title bar.
Gateway ID Setting
Shows the unique numeric ID of the gateway identified in
the title bar. (Editable field.)
Password Setting
The password of the gateway identified in the title bar.
(Editable field.)
Status
The status of the gateway: active, disconnected, initializing, resetting, failed.
Current Softswitch IP
Address
The IP address of the machine running MAXCS.
Product Version
The software version of the gateway service.
Configuring the Applications Server
In the Softswitch Component Configuration window, Applications Server tab, configure
the IP address of the Voice Message server and the Enterprise server.
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Figure 35.
Softswitch Component Configuration window, Applications Server tab
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6
Voice Mail Configuration
Use the Voice Mail Configuration window to control the following:
• How the system processes voice mail notification
• How the system processes voice mail deletion and expired messages
• How the system records voice mail, system phrases, custom phrases, personal
greetings, directory name recording, and queue phrases
• Enable/disable SMTP/POP3 service to deliver voice mail to an e-mail address as an
attachment
• Enable/disable Microsoft Exchange synchronization service, or select Exchange’s
bridged access or native VM integration with Exchange’s Automated Attendant or
Unified Messaging Server
To access the Voice Mail Configuration window, you can either select System > Voice
Mail Configuration or use the list beside the System button and select Voice Mail
Configuration.
Managing Messages
The Messaging tab in the Voice Mail Configuration window provides for setting basic parameters and options for messaging, including message notification retry attempts,
message management options, recording options, and e-mail activation and usage.
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Figure 36.
Voice Mail Configuration, Messaging tab
Setting Message Notification Retries
When a message is sent to a user’s voice mailbox and outcall notification is configured,
the system will try to call a phone number, pager, or an extension to deliver notification.
You can set the retry setting for the notification as follows:
Parameter
Description
Maximum Retry
Count
Can be between 0 and 16. This is the number of times the system
will try to deliver a voice message notification after the original attempt. For example, 5 retries means five tries after the original, or
6 total attempts.
Retry Interval in
Minutes
The number of minutes between retry attempts. Five minutes is
the minimum and 60 minutes is the maximum interval allowed.
Choices are in 5-minute increments. The default is 5 minutes.
Setting Message Management Options
Set voice mail message confirmation and warning parameters:
Parameter
Description
Confirm Message
Deletion
If checked, the system plays a voice message instructing the user
to confirm request for deletion by pressing the # key. This prevents users from accidentally deleting messages with a single key
entry.
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Parameter
Description
Warn Expiration
of Saved
Messages
If checked, the system warns the user that saved messages will
be deleted due to their retention time expiring. The message is
given the day before the messages are automatically deleted, and
the user then has the option to either keep or delete the messages. By default, this feature is enabled.
Note: If this feature is disabled, saved messages are deleted automatically without warning when they expire.
Setting Message Recording Options
Set voice mail message recording parameters:
Parameter
Minimum
Recording Length
Pause Detect
Length
Description
Sets the minimum length in seconds for any recording (incoming
voice mail message, personal greeting, system prompts, introductions to forwarded voice mails). This can be from 1–5 seconds,
or 0, which means no minimum.
All recordings that are shorter than the designated Minimum Recording length are deleted. This feature is recommended when
users receive many short, empty voice mail messages on a regular basis and would like them automatically deleted.
Selected, this feature causes the deletion of pauses in messages.
The default pause detect length is 500 ms. The pause detect can
be disabled by deselecting the check box, or the length can be set
to a value between 200–2000 ms (.2–2 seconds).
Setting Exchange Integration Options
Set Exchange integration options. Access to these options requires an AltiGen Exchange
Integration License. To assign this license to an extension, see “Assign Exchange
Integration License” on page 190.
If you are opting to use Exchange’s Speech Enabled Voice Mail features or Unified
Messaging, Exchange Server and AltiServ need to be installed on the same domain with
a network throughput rate of no less than 100 Mbps.
For Exchange, you must configure the extension number in the Exchange user account
to be the same as the AltiServ extension number.
Complete configuration details are given in the chapter “Microsoft Exchange Integration”
on page 339.
You may choose an option when you install AltiServ, and you may change the option
later without having to shut down AltiServ.
Parameter
Description
Disabled
Disables Exchange integration.
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Parameter
Synchronize with
Exchange
Description
Allows a two-way synchronization between a user's Altiserv voice
mail and the user’s Outlook-readable mail messages with their attached .wav files in the user's inbox. When e-mails or voice mails
are deleted from one server, they are automatically deleted from
the other server as well. (This is what previous AltiGen releases
have offered.)
If you choose this option, type in the Exchange Client Access
Server IP address or DNS name.
Bridged Access to
Exchange
Through bridged access integration, via a SIP connection, AltiGen’s Voice Mail System provides an option to the user to directly
access Exchange Unified Messaging (by pressing 7 in extension
voice mail after entering the password). Once connected, users
can check and reply to e-mail, manage calendars, and send messages.
Note: If Exchange server is offline or down, the user pressing 7
will hear an error message, “This voice mailbox is not accepting
new messages at this time.” All other VM features still function,
as they are provided by the MAXCS system and not Exchange
server.
If you select this option, enter the DNS name of the Exchange
server in the Exchange Unified Messaging Server field (do not
enter the IP address).
Enable
Synchronization
If you want to synchronize voice mail between the AltiGen mail
box and the Exchange server, check the Enable Synchronization box. If you don’t check this, voice mail is not synchronized
between the two message stores.
Uses Exchange as a native voice mail box to store voicemail files,
providing a unified mailbox for all message types. Callers are
forwarded to the Exchange mailbox when an extension is ring-noanswer, busy, or in DND. Accessing voice mail is done through the
Exchange system.
Native VM Integration
with Exchange
When this option is activated, all physical/virtual/WG mail boxes
with associated Exchange mailboxes are switched to Exchange.
Extensions that do not have an Exchange mail box are treated as
mailbox disabled.
Users with an Exchange account press ## to log in to the
Exchange voicemail box. The system establishes a voice stream
to the Exchange mailbox through a SIP connection.
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Parameter
Description
To turn on the message waiting light on the desktop phone and
allow AltiGen CTI client applications to manage voice mails, the
voicemail files are replicated back to MAX Communication Server.
When a voicemail file is heard, marked save, or deleted from an
AltiGen client application, the voicemail attribute is changed in
the Exchange server accordingly.
Limitations:
Native VM Integration
with Exchange (con’t)
• Personal options usually invoked by pressing 4 on the AltiGen
Voice Mail System menu must be invoked by pressing #14.
• The following AltiGen voice mail functions are not supported:
activity greeting, voice mail distribution list, voice mail out call.
• One Number Access is not available.
If you select this option, enter the DNS name of the Exchange
server in the Exchange Unified Messaging Server field (do not
enter the IP address).
Exchange Client
Access Server
Enter the DNS name of the Exchange Client Access Server.
Exchange Unified
Messaging Server
Enter the DNS name of the Exchange Unified Messaging Server.
Setting E-mail Messaging Options
To use the MAXCS e-mail services, configure the following settings.
Parameter
Description
Enable SMTP/POP3 EMail Service
Selected, this enables incoming and outgoing mail services on
MAXCS—Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) and Post Office
Protocol (POP3).
Postmaster Ext
This field defines the extension that will be assigned as a Postmaster Extension. When the e-mail system receives an e-mail
with an invalid e-mail account, the automatic reply to the sender (informing of the invalid e-mail account used) is sent from
the defined extension.
Note: The system always requires an extension to be specified
as the Postmaster Extension. By default, the first extension in
the system is used. If an extension is selected as the Postmaster Extension, it cannot be deleted until the Postmaster Extension is re-assigned to another extension.
Creating Distribution Lists
The System Distribution Lists provide for forwarding voice mail messages to multiple
recipients defined as list members. To forward a voice mail to all list members, a user
needs to enter only the two-digit ID instead of entering numerous individual extensions.
You can create up to 100 distribution lists, each composed of up to 64 extensions. The
extension list member can represent another distribution list.
Note: The system distribution lists discussed here are different from the extension
distribution lists, which are configured through the phone sets or the
MaxCommunicator or MaxAgent user applications.
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To configure distribution lists, select System > Voice Mail Configuration, then click
the Voice Mail Distribution List tab.
Figure 37.
Voice Mail Configuration, Voice Mail Distribution List tab
Defining a Distribution List
1.
On the Voice Mail Distribution List tab, select an ID (00 – 99) in the System
Distribution List ID list.
The list name, if any, now shows in the Name box; the members of the list now
appear in the Member box, and other available extensions appear in the NonMember box.
2.
To give the list a name or change the existing name, type a descriptive name into
the Name box.
3.
To add a member, select the name(s) in the Non-Member list and click Add to
move it to the Member list.
To remove a member, select the name(s) in the Member list and click Remove to
move it to the Non-Member list.
You can select multiple names by using Shift-click or Ctrl-click.
4.
Click Apply to save your changes, or click OK to save and close the window.
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7
Auto Attendant Configuration
The auto attendant (AA) feature provides quick and courteous processing of all incoming
calls. An AA can be configured to serve as a primary attendant or as a backup to a receptionist. In a call-heavy environment the AA can greatly reduce the number of calls
that need to be handled by the operator.
You can set up to 255 different AAs. AA features include:
• Multiple levels of tree structure.
• Repeat current level or jump to a specific level.
• Transfer call to extension, workgroup, hunt group, or operator.
• Dial by Name – Allows a caller who does not know the extension number to spell the
name using the telephone key pad. The system will search the Directory and make
a match on the name to connect the caller to the intended party's extension.
• Name Directory Service – Allows callers to hear a list of employees and their extension numbers.
• Records a voice mail message to a specific mail box.
• Allows employees to call into the system and access voice from an external location.
• Collects caller input data, for example, account code, ID, and so on.
• Data-Directed Routing – Allows the routing of calls directed by the caller's input
(digit or text).
• Sets call priority and skill level requirement for workgroup call processing.
• Other advanced features include System Call Back and routing calls to SDK-based
add-on applications.
Planning Is Essential
Follow the steps below before you set up an AA.
1.
Before you configure tasks for one or more AAs, you should plan the entire setup.
Decide how many options you will provide at each menu and how many menu levels
you will use. Based on the action choices in each menu, write down the appropriate
prompts or phrases that are to be played at each menu level.
2.
Record phrases for each menu level or use the pre-recorded phrases that are
available to you.
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Example: AA Planning
Auto Attendant ID: 100, Phrase 10
Auto Attendant ID: 110, Phrase 20
Main Menu for XYZ Office
Digit
Meaning
1
Reserved
for
Extensions
2
(no
prompts)
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Action
Collect
Extension
Collect
Extension
Collect
Extension
Express
Expand Tree
Support
(No. 110)
Sales
Expand Tree
(No. 120)
Technical
Expand Tree
Support
(No. 130)
Phone FAQs Expand Tree
(No. 140)
Operator
To Operator
Planning is essential in
organizing an AA menu structure
that makes sense. Planning also
helps you to identify needs for
custom prompts.
This simple example, using
sample work forms for each
menu, shows a beginning
structure: a main menu and two
of the four expansions.
When callers are routed to
workgroup extensions, the
workgroups have their own call
handling settings for greetings,
update phrases, rules for sending
to voice mail, and so on.
Timeout (not shown on forms):
after 7 seconds on first level, call
the operator; on any other level,
go to top level by default.
Express Support
Digit
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
*
#
Meaning
Installation
Action
Call Extension
(Workgroup 350)
Board Support Call Extension
(Workgroup 360)
Version 5
Call Extension
Support
(Workgroup 370)
Version 6
Call Extension
Support
(Workgroup 380)
Operator
Repeat Menu
Main Menu
To Operator
Repeat Level
GoTo Top Level
Auto Attendant ID: 120, Phrase 30
Sales
Digit
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
*
#
Meaning
Hardware
Action
Call Extension
(Workgroup 310)
Applications Call Extension
(Workgroup 320)
Check Order GoTo Item 127
Status
(Collect Order #)
Other:
Call Extension
Questions, etc. (Workgroup 311)
Repeat Menu
Main Menu
Repeat Level
GoTo Top Level
Adding Auto Attendants
The first 16 AAs are provided with the menus blank. You can edit these as described in
“Configuring Auto Attendants” on page 83. You don’t need to add a new AA if you’re
going to use 16 or fewer.
To add an AA beyond the first 16, either click the AA Configuration button,or select
System > AA Configuration.
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Copies an AA to a
selected ID.
Exports all your AA
settings to an HTML file
Figure 38.
AA Select window
• Edit – Update the selected AA.
• Add – Add a new AA. Select an ID in the list and type in a descriptive Name for the
AA, then click OK.
• Clear – Clear all edits to the selected AA, restoring system defaults.
• Copy From – Make a copy of an AA (and then modify it, as you like):
1.
Select your target ID from the AA Select window.
2.
Click Copy From.
3.
From the list, choose the AA you want to copy to your selected ID.
4.
Click Yes to complete the copy.
• Close – Close the dialog box.
• Help – Open the help file for AA.
• Export – Export all AA settings to an HTML file.
Configuring Auto Attendants
To configure an AA, click the AA Configuration button, or select System > AA
Configuration. Select an AA in the list and click Edit.
This opens the AA window, showing the AA you selected in the title bar.
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Figure 39.
AA window
Note: You can check the Hide ‘No Action’ Items check box to hide items that are set
to “no action.” This will give you a cleaner view of your various action items.
Configuring Menu Items
The AA is a tree-based structure with unlimited tree levels. The following rules guide the
basic AA configuration:
•
•
•
•
Each item is an action point with its ID number and name.
The top of the tree is a "O" (for Origin).
A timeout is indicated by a "T".
Any action item can have a "Prompt". The list displays phrase files located at
C:\Postoffice\Phrases\LangCustom directory. A phrase file can be any file name.
(Note: Prior to the 5.1 Release, the "Phrase" directory was under C:AltiServ, and
custom phrases had to use a phrase number from 0001 to 0999.)
• If one action item has multiple choices, you need to select "Expand Tree" instead
of using "Go to next menu" to create a new level.
• You can jump to any action item within the same AA.
Every item will execute steps according to the following rules:
• First step – Play prompt if the box is checked. If the prompt box is not checked,
the AA will go to the second step without delay.
• Second step – Execute the action selected from the drop down list. The drop down
list contains the following actions:
Action
Description
No Action
An “invalid” message plays and the menu is repeated.
Level - Expand
Tree
Expand menu item to create additional level.
Level - Repeat
Current Level
Repeats the level that contains the “Repeat Current Level” menu
item.
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Action
Description
Level - Go to Top
Level
Go to the top level and repeat action items on the top level.
Level - Go to
Specified Item
Goes to selected menu item at any level. A list opens, from which
you select the item.
Call - To Ext./
Group
Transfers call to an extension or group number you select in the list.
Call - To Operator
Routes the call to the operator (the operator is defined in the System
Configuration window).
Call - Dial By
Name
Prompts the caller to enter the name (first, or last, or both in any
order) of the person they want to speak with and dials the extension
that matches the name. Callers may not have to enter the entire first
or last name before a match is found.
Call - Collect
Extension
The top level of each AA collects the extension number automatically. The system has a timing delay to differentiate if the first digit the
caller entered is a menu option or the first digit of an extension number. Once past the top level, the system will not have the timing delay to differentiate digits. If you would like to provide the option for
a caller to enter an extension number, you need to map this action
item to one of the menu options.
Call - Directory
Service
Lists the system users and their extensions to the caller. For this to
work properly, users need to record their directory names.
Call - Disconnect
Disconnects the call.
VM - Record
Message
Leaves a voice mail message in the specified voice mail box. If you
want the caller to hear the extension’s greeting before hearing the
start-recording beep, check Play Extension Greeting.
VM - Mailbox
Access
Allows the caller to log in to the voice mail system to retrieve voice
mail or change personal options from the outside. This option is
assigned to the "#" key at the top level of each AA by default.
Adv. - System Call
Back
Allows outside caller to dial into the system, enter a call back number, hang up, and wait for the system to call back. The system will
request the caller to enter an extension and password for authentication. The call back number needs to include the toll call prefix and
area code for long distance and international calls. The trunk or
route access code is not required when entering a call back number.
Adv. - Collect
Digits
See the discussion below on “Collecting Digits”.
Adv. - Advanced
Call Router
When selected, the system will hand over the call to the Advanced
Call Router application through the SDK API interface. The ACR application needs to log in to a virtual extension with the correct password. If the ACR application fails to connect, the system will execute
the sub-level "&" as a fail action.
Adv. - Application
Process Control
When selected, the system will hand over the call to the APC (Application Process Control) SDK through an application extension as a
control extension. An SDK APC based application needs to log in to
the application extension to receive the call. If the APC application
fails to connect, the system will execute the sub-level "&" as a fail
action.
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Collecting Digits
When a caller selects the "Collect Digits" action item, a custom phrase is required to
advise the caller how many digits are required. The system will look at "Min Length" and
"Max Length" to determine if the collect digit action was successful or failed.
• If successful, the system executes the sub-level "&" action item.
• If failed, the system executes the menu item you define as a fail over action.
To use the Collect Digits action, select the Adv. - Collect Digits action, then set the
following parameters:
Figure 40.
Collect digits
• Text Tag – A tag name, which is critical for the following operations:
• For CDR logging, the IVRData field will log the collected digits as "Tag=xxxxx".
For example, if tag is configured as "Account" and collected digits is "67663",
the CDR database will log "Account=67663" in the IVRData field.
• For MaxAgent client display, the above example is displayed as
"Account=67663" on the View > IVRData section.
• For CDR Search, the above example is displayed as "Account=67663" on the
IVRData column.
• To display collected digits on the IP phone, you need to set the tag as "DISP"
(stands for "Display" and is case-sensitive. The Phone Display/Name Line of
the extension configuration needs to be configured as IVR Data (Display).
This feature supports inbound trunk calls only.
• Min. Length – The minimum length of digits to be collected.
• Max. Length – The maximum length of digits to be collected.
• PSTN Call Inter-Digit Timeout – The length of time the system will wait between collecting of digits before timing out.
• Inter-Digit Timeout after Max Length – The length of time the system will wait
after the maximum length of digits is collected.
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• Web Call Response Timeout – The length of time the system will wait for digits
after responding to a Web call before timeout.
Making Auto Attendant Assignments
Once the AAs are set up, you can use them in various in-call routing situations—trunk,
DNIS, caller ID, in-call routing, and an answering option for an extension or workgroup.
For example, for trunk /AA assignments, see “Incoming Call Routing” on page 159. For
extension or group assignments, see “Setting Answering Options” on page 198.
Phrase Management
You may want to record unique phrases to customize an AA or a group. When the system
is configured to have the AA answer incoming calls, callers hear a customized greeting.
For example:
“Thank you for calling ABC Company.
Enter the extension number of the person you wish to speak with.
Press 1 for sales.
Press 2 for technical support.
Press 3 for accounts payable.
Press 0 to reach the operator.
To repeat this menu, press star (*).”
An example of a group greeting phrase:
“Please hold; someone will be with you shortly.”
This section covers information on how to use pre-recorded phrases, record custom
phrases, and use professionally recorded phrases.
Using Pre-Recorded Prompts
MAXCS provides ready-to-use pre-recorded phrases. Phrase 0001 is the default AA
greeting at the root menu level. Phrases 0291 through 0297 are phrases used for group
queue prompts. Select the phrase you want to use in the Prompt field. To hear the prerecorded phrases:
1.
Use any phone to dial “###”, and log in with the system manager’s extension and
password.
2.
Press 6 for the Phrase Management option.
3.
Press 1 to review a phrase.
4.
Enter the 4-digit phrase number from the list below to hear the phrase.
Phrase #
Phrase
0001
Thank you for calling. If you know the extension of the person you wish to
speak with, please enter it now. To reach the operator, press 0 or simply
stay on the line.
(default)
(default)
Please hold; someone will be with you shortly. For your convenience, you
may leave a message if you wish by pressing the # key on your telephone
and we will get right back to you.
0292
Please hold; someone will be with you shortly.
0293
We appreciate your call and will be with you as quickly as possible.
0291
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Phrase #
Phrase
0294
Thank you for your patience. We should be with you soon.
0295
Thank you for your patience. We should be with you soon. For your convenience, you may leave a message if you wish by pressing the # key on your
telephone and we will get right back to you.
0296
We apologize for the extended delay, but our current call load is abnormally
high. Remember, you may leave a message by pressing the # key on your
telephone and we will get right back to you.
0297
You may still wait if you prefer, but we suggest you leave a message by
pressing the # key on your telephone and we will get right back to you.
Recording Custom Phrases from the AltiGen Phone
Note: If you have an AltiGen SDK license, you can use the AltiGen Custom Phrase Manager discussed in “AltiGen Custom Phrase Manager” on page 383. This application
has a graphical user interface that makes recording phrases easier.
When you create custom phrases from the AltiGen phone, keep a record of phrase numbers and the corresponding phrases so that if a phrase needs to be changed, the correct
phrase number is readily available.
1.
Log in from any telephone on the system by dialing “###”, and entering the system
manager’s extension and password.
This brings you to the AltiGen Voice Mail System Main Menu.
2.
Press 6 for the Phrase Management option.
3.
Press 2 to record a phrase.
4.
Enter a four-digit phrase number between 0001 and 0999.
5.
Record the phrase after the tone. Press # at the end of the recording.
6.
The system will replay the recorded phrase. Press # if the recording is acceptable.
7.
At the Phrase Management menu, press 2 to record additional prompts or star (*)
to exit Phrase Management.
Phrases are stored in the C:\PostOffice\Phrases\LangCustom directory. You can modify
the phrase file to any meaningful name if you want.
Using Professionally Recorded Phrases
Recording studios such as Worldly Voices provide professionally recorded prompts as
electronic files that can be installed and used on the MAXCS system.
AltiGen provides the Voice File Converter utility to convert these files into the proper
MAXCS format (available from the Windows Start > Programs > MAX
Communication Server ACC > Utilities menu). Some recording studios provide the
conversion service for an additional fee. The converted file can then be used for an AA
or for a workgroup or huntgroup group setup.
1.
Assign a prompt number to each prompt you would like recorded. Or give the prompt
a unique identifying name. AltiGen-supplied phrases are numbered, but phrases
don’t have to be numbered.
2.
Submit your prompt script and prompt name to the recording studio.
3.
Instruct the recording studio to record prompts in either 8KHz or 11.025KHz mono
in the WAV format.
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4.
Ask the studio to convert the WAV file(s) into the proper MAXCS format.
• If using Worldly Voices, this conversion is done for you.
• If you are using a studio other than Worldly Voices, use the Voice File Conversion
utility. This utility converts an audio file recorded at either 8KHz or 11.025KHz in
the WAV format to an MAXCS-playable audio file.
5.
Once you receive the prompts in the MAXCS format, place them in the
C:\PostOffice\phrases\LangCustom directory on the gateway that is running
AltiServ.
Your prompts are now ready to use.
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Multilingual Configuration
MAXCS supports multiple language prompts (8 languages total) for trunk calls and extension users, letting you configure your system to handle the following types of scenarios in a multilingual environment:
• An auto attendant (AA) may serve callers who speak different languages. MAXCS can
be configured to let the caller select a preferred language in which to hear prompts.
Once a language is selected, the whole call session will use the selected language.
• An internal user may use a feature code to execute a certain action, including logging
into voice mail. Normally the user hears system prompts first. If the user is not fluent
in the default system language, another language can be assigned to his extension.
Whenever that extension user encounters prompts, the system will use the assigned
language to play the prompts.
• DNIS may also be used to select a language for the caller. If your company has multiple phone numbers, you can configure MAXCS to direct a caller to a language based
on the phone number the caller has dialed. For example, if you give out different 800
numbers to different countries, and a call comes in from the 800 number you give
out to customers in Mexico, you can configure MAXCS to direct that 800 number to
the “Mexico Spanish” language prompts or to an extension that uses the corresponding language in its prompts. This eliminates the caller having to select a language.
Note: The MAXCS multilingual feature requires the purchase of an AltiGen Multilingual
License.
Configuration Overview
Configuring multilingual features involves most or all of the following actions, which are
discussed in subsequent sections:
• Have the appropriate system and custom phrases recorded in each language that
your company wants to use (in addition to the default language).
• Store the custom phrases in new directories under the C:\PostOffice\Phrases directory, using the prescribed naming convention.
• Add the new languages to the Multilingual Configuration screen.
• Enable auto attendant support in the Multilingual Configuration screen, AA tab.
• In the Extension Configuration screen, choose an available language for the internal
user, if desired.
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• Enable the extension user to change the preferred language for the extension by
using a feature code #12, if desired.
• Configure the Language Setting in DNIS, if desired.
Creating Language Phrase Packages
For each set of phrases you want in a different language, you need to have phrases recorded in that language. See “Using Professionally Recorded Phrases” on page 88 for details. Each language’s phrase package must contain phrase files, and two text files: one
text file that lists syntax rules for numbers, and one that lists syntax rules for sentence
structure, since these vary from language to language.
The phrase files will have the exact same name/number as in the default language directory and will be part of the same AA, but they will be stored in a different directory.
Note: AltiGen authorized distributors in each country will perform localization procedures to create language packages, including syntax rules for numbers and sentence structure for their local market. For international customers, please contact
the authorized AltiGen distributor in your country to obtain localized language
phrases.
Storing Language Phrase Packages
Additional language phrases (system and custom) and syntax styles need to be copied
to the correct directory before system startup, so that the system can recognize them.
If they are added after system startup, MAXCS needs to be shut down and restarted,
before the directories are recognized.
Figure 41 illustrates the directory storage structure for language phrases.
Figure 41.
Storage structure for multilingual phrases
The directories Lang1 and LangCustom contain the phrases of the system default language.
Phrases for language X should be saved in a pair of directories: Lang_X and
LangCustom_X. Lang_X stores the phrases required by the system, and LangCustom_X
stores your custom phrases.
For example, to add a language for Mexico, you need to create two directories:
• Lang_Mexico
• LangCustom_Mexico
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Configuring for a Multilingual System
To configure MAXCS as a multilingual system, select System > Multilingual
Configuration. The Configuration page opens to the Language tab. Here you will add
references to the language directories you created. These are the directories that contain
phrases in other languages.
Figure 42.
Multilingual Configuration, Language tab
When you first run MAXCS, only the default language is listed in the configuration screen,
and the description of the default language shows as Default Language. Each language
added to the table will have a formal name, a description, a system phrase directory
(LangDir_X), and a custom phrase directory (LangCustomDir_X), as shown in Figure 42.
To add a language,
1.
Click Add.
2.
Choose a language from the list. The list shows the language directories in the
C:\PostOffice\Phrases folder.
3.
Enter a description for the language. This description will appear elsewhere in the
graphical user interface, for example in the Extension Configuration window and
the AA tab in this screen.
4.
Click OK.
5.
Repeat these steps for each language you want to add.
The contents of the fields System phrase directory and Custom phrase directory
are fetched from the location where the language phrases are stored. They are not
editable.
Only the description of the language is editable here. To edit it, click Edit or double-click
the row.
The default language cannot be deleted. After you add languages, any language used by
DNIS, an extension, or an AA cannot be deleted.
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Enabling Multilingual Support in the Auto Attendant
After you have recorded phrases and added a reference to their directories in the
Multilingual Configuration > Language tab, as described earlier, you are ready to
enable multilingual support in the auto attendant.
1.
Select System > Multilingual Configuration > AA tab.
2.
From the list at the left, select the AA you want to configure.
3.
Check the Enable Multilingual Support check box. The Multilingual Enabled
column changes to TRUE.
4.
In the Language Setting group of fields, check the Language Selection Prompt
check box.
5.
Choose the prompt that lets the caller select a language.
6.
Beside each appropriate number, select a language from the list that corresponds to
the phone key the user would press to hear that language. (For example, “For
English, press 1; for Spanish, press 2...”)
7.
Click Apply if you have more work to do in the configuration screen, or click OK to
accept the changes and close the screen.
Note: This configuration is on top of the regular AA configuration. The system will execute the regular AA action items after a language preference is selected by the
caller.
Configuring the Extension
Extension users have a default language configured, and that language is always used
for them whenever they hear a prompt on their extension. The default language is assigned in Extension Configuration > General tab.
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Figure 43.
Selecting a language for an extension user
In the Language list, select the desired language, and click OK.
Extension User Can Change Language Setting
Extension users can change the extension’s language setting by using feature code #12,
if feature code #12 is configured on the System > Multilingual Configuration >
Feature Code tab:
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Figure 44. Configuring feature code #12 to enable a user to change an extension’s language
selection
To configure feature code #12 for language selection:
1.
Check the Language Selection Prompt check box.
2.
Select the prompt the extension user will hear after pressing #12. You must know
the text of this prompt, so you can match the languages to the correct numbers in
the next step.
For example, the prompt the extension user might hear after pressing #12 might be
“To change the preferred language for this extension, press 1 for English, press 2 for
Spanish, press 3 for Chinese.”
3.
Beside each number, select a language from the list that corresponds to the prompt.
The languages listed are those that you have added to MAXCS on the Language tab
of this window.
For example, if you were working from the example prompt in step 2, you would
select English beside the number 1, Spanish beside the number 2, and Chinese
beside the number 3. The remaining fields would be left as None.
Feature code #12 must also be enabled in System Configuration > Feature Profiles
tab.
To enable feature code #12:
1.
In System > System Configuration > Feature Profiles tab, check the #12 language setting check box.
2.
Click OK.
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All feature codes are enabled, by default.
Lastly, the extension user must have a feature profile assigned to him that includes #12.
This is done on the Extension Configuration > General tab.
To assign feature code #12 to an extension:
1.
On the PBX > Extension Configuration > General tab, select the extension.
2.
In the “Personal Information” panel of the General tab, assign a Feature Profile
that includes #12.
Using DNIS to Set the Language
If your company has multiple phone numbers, you can configure MAXCS to direct a caller
to prompts in a selected language based on the phone number the caller has dialed.
To direct specified DNIS calls to a selected-language AA or extension:
1.
Select PBX > In Call Routing Configuration > DNIS Routing tab .
2.
Click the Add button to add a number.
3.
Select where you want to route callers who have dialed that number.
4.
Select the appropriate language from the Language Setting list.
5.
Click Apply.
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Figure 45.
Configuring the language setting in DNIS
See “DNIS Routing” on page 163 for rules and restrictions on routing using DNIS.
Which Language Will Be Used?
MAXCS follows these rules to determine which language to use:
1.
The extension user hears the prompts in the language configured or selected via the
#12 feature code.
2.
If the external caller selects a language in the auto attendant, MAXCS uses the selected language. If a language selection is invalid or times out (7 seconds) three
times in a row, the default language is selected.
3.
If an extension is set for ONA (one number access), the caller will hear the prompt
in the language selected previously, but when the callee picks up the ONA notification call, the callee will hear the prompt in the language according to the extension's
language setting.
4.
When the user logs in to the voice mail of an extension, the extension's language is
used.
5.
If DNIS is configured for language setting, the external caller hears the prompts in
the language specified by the number he dialed.
6.
In any other case, the system default language is used.
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Call Recording Configuration
To use the centralized call recording function, make sure the following requirements are
met:
• You need a recording seat license for each extension that will be recording: either
Dedicated Recording Seat licenses assigned to particular extensions or a Concurrent
Recording Session license that is shared by a fixed number of extensions.
• It is recommended that you have a separate storage server to store recorded files.
• Recorded files (64Kbps PCM format) can be managed by the VRManager (licensed)
application or can simply be saved and played with VRPlayer (free).
• If your system has a multi-chassis configuration and the gateway needs to transmit
recorded files to a storage server, you need to set up an FTP server to facilitate the
file transfer. You do not need to set up an FTP server for a single chassis (all-in-one)
installation.
• If an agent is using an IP phone and recording is turned on, the system will use a
recording channel on a VoIP board to process the recording session. The IP phone
will occupy a codec channel on the VoIP board to allow the recording channel to tap
into the conversation. You need to make sure that the AltiServ that agents belong
to (and the gateway for a multi-chassis installation) have adequate VoIP codec channels to record conversations. The basic guideline is to have one codec channel per
agent.
• Because recording files require a large amount of disk storage space, NAS (Network
Attached Storage) system is recommended, unless VRManager is used.
Description of the Recorded File Name
The recorded file name contains the following information:
• R!mmddyyyy_hhmmss!callerID!calleeID!workgroupID!DNIS!sessionID!R
• mmddyyyy_hhmmss is the time stamp when the recording starts
• callerID is the caller ID or extension number. It could also be:
• bgn for barge-in call
• sm for a silent monitor call
• trk(bbcc) for an inbound trunk call without caller ID. bb is the board logical ID
and cc is the channel ID
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• calleeID is the target number or trk(bbcc)
• workgroupID is the workgroup number for a workgroup call, or ext for extension
call
• DNIS is the DNIS number or NA for no DNIS number
• sessionID is the CDR session ID
Configuring Call Recording
To configure system-wide call recording, including centralized recording for multiple
gateways, you can either click the Recording button on the toolbar or select System >
Call Recording Configuration.
Figure 46.
Recording Configuration window
Note: Call recording options for specific extensions/workgroups can be set up on the
General tab of Extension Configuration and Workgroup Configuration,
respectively.
1.
Select the Enable Centralized Recording check box.
2.
Select a Recording Type from the list.
3.
In the Central Location field, browse for the directory you want to set as the destination folder and path for saving the call recordings.
Important: If you are using FTP protocol, the FTP server must be installed and
configured properly on the same machine as the Central Location
directory.
An FTP folder must be created for the Central Location, so that it can
be fully accessible through FTP.
The FTP Path must be pointed to the Central Location.
Note: For Windows 2003/2008 Server users who are using a remote shared directory: Refer to “Using a Remote Shared Directory” on page 101.
4.
If you are using multiple gateways, and you are not using network attached storage,
check Gateways Use FTP Protocol to Transmit Recorded Files to Central
Location.
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•
•
•
5.
FTP Server – The IP address of the FTP server.
FTP Access Account – An FTP server account name that gateways can log in to.
FTP Path – The directory that the files will be transmitted to on the FTP server.
Password – FTP account password.
Click FTP Test to verify that login to the FTP server is successful. Click OK.
Note: To allow supervisors to record an agent’s non-workgroup call, check the appropriate check box on the System Configuration General tab. For details, see “Setting General Parameters” on page 41.
Using a Remote Shared Directory
It is strongly recommended that you use VRManager to manage centralized recording
and that you save recordings to a local drive or network attached storage on the gateway
that is running AltiServ. If you save recordings to a network drive, and the network becomes unstable, you could lose any files of conversations being recorded at that time.
However, if you need to use a remote shared directory, and you are using Windows
2003/2008 Server, follow the steps below:
1.
From the desktop, select Map Network Drive from the Tools menu.
Figure 47.
2.
Map Network Drive
Click the Sign up for online storage or connect to a network server link.
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Figure 48.
“Sign up for online storage or connect to a network server” link
This opens the Add Network Place Wizard.
Figure 49.
3.
Add Network Place Wizard
Click Next.
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Figure 50.
4.
Click Choose another network location and click Next.
Figure 51.
5.
Add Network Place Wizard
Add Network Place Wizard - Internet/Network Address
Type the address of the Web site, FTP site, or network location in the field, for
example,”\\ServerName\sharefolder”; or use the Browse button to locate the
destination path. Click View some examples for correct formatting. Then click
Next.
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Figure 52.
6.
Type a name for the network place and click Next.
Figure 53.
7.
Add Network Place Wizard - Shortcut Name
Confirmation screen
Click Finish. The network place you created should appear on the desktop.
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Figure 54.
8.
Network Place Created
In the Recording Configuration window, use the Browse button to select the network place as the destination folder.
Figure 55.
Recording Configuration Window
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Application Extension Configuration
The application extension is an extension pilot number that allows an SDK-based addon application to log into the system and establish a communication channel to control
trunk channels and interact with the system core PBX switching and voice processing
service.
Typical applications that use an application extension are:
• IVR
• Outbound dialer
• Inbound call routing logic for a special business application
To connect an SDK-based add-on application, you need:
• An APC license (concurrent session)
• A separate application extension to log in to for each application
For more information about SDK, please send e-mail to sdksupport@altigen.com.
Application Extension Setup
Note: Before you begin, make sure a Trunk Control APC SDK Session license is registered and activated for your system. You can find this information in Help >
About, and then click License Information.
To access the Application Extension window, select System > Application Ext
Configuration.
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Figure 56. Application Extension Configuration window
To set up an application extension,
1.
In the configuration window, click Add and enter an extension number. Click OK.
The application extension shows in the AppExt List.
2.
Type a password in the Password field.
3.
Enter a description of the application, if desired. Click OK.
Application Failover Plan
The Application Failover Plan ensures that a call made to the extension will be automatically transferred if the application is not available. Use the If application is not available, forward to list to select the forwarding destination. The options are:
• AA – Select the auto attendant number to use in the list under the option. AA settings are configured in System > AA Configuration.
• Extension – Select an extension from the list.
• Operator – Select an operator from the list.
!
If the failover setting for the application extension is set to an extension, and the extension
is RNA or busy, the call will follow the extension's RNA or busy call handling.
Application Information
Additional information can be described in the App Information fields. If desired, enter
the appropriate information in the fields for Application Source, Spec Doc Location,
Designed by, Implemented by, Implementation Date, Revision Number and
Revision Date.
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Readying the Application
If a third-party application is connecting to this extension, make sure the application is
properly set to log into the application extension. If the third-party application is logged
in, the status shown in Figure 56 changes to “connected.”
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Board Configuration
This chapter shows how to configure AltiGen telephony boards:
• Triton Resource Board, page 113
• Triton 30-Party Conference Board, page 114
• Triton Analog Station Board, page 114
• Triton Analog Trunk LS/GS and LS Boards, page 114
• Triton VoIP Board, page 115
• Triton T1/E1 Boards, page 116
• Virtual Boards SIP and H323, page 129
• Virtual Board HMCP, page 131
• MAX1000/2000 Board, page 137
• Virtual MobileExtSP Board, page 138
For information on how to install AltiGen boards, refer to the Quick Installation Guide
provided with every board package.
Board attributes and functions are accessible from the Boards window.
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Figure 57. Boards window
Double-click the board you want to configure, and a Board Configuration window
opens, similar to the following figure.
Figure 58.
Board Configuration window
These are the attributes and buttons in the Board Configuration window (see each board
type in the sections that follow for additional notes on each type):
Parameter
Description
Board Logical ID: assigned by MAXCS.
Board Info
Board Name: the type of board installed in the system and its
physical ID.
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Parameter
Description
Logical Channel, Type, and Physical Channel for the entire
board.
Channel Mapping List
Double-click a channel to open a line configuration dialog box or
a trunk configuration dialog box, as appropriate.
To reset the channel, select the channel to reset and click the
Reset Channel button, then click OK.
Applicable to T1/E1 and the MAX family of boards only.
Channel Group Info
Board Configuration
button
Double-click a channel group to open a configuration dialog box.
To reset a channel group, select it and click the
Reset Channel Group button.
Opens a configuration dialog box.
Resets the board, after you confirm.
Reset Board button
Important! Resetting a board will disconnect all calls in progress on that board. Be sure to inform all users before resetting
a board. Additionally, if the board is a resource board (VoIP 12
port, VoIP 30 port, Triton resource board, 30-party conference
board), resetting it will disconnect all calls that use the resource.
Important: To implement some board configuration changes, you must shut down and
restart by choosing Services > Shut Down All Services (which also closes
MAXCS) and then restarting MAXCS. If this is necessary, a message will tells
you so.
Using the Triton Resource Board
The Triton resource board requires no configuration. Board resources are available when
the board is installed.
The resource board has a maximum of 12 bridges for:
• 6-party conferencing. When an extension is trying to make a conference call, the
system will try to use the conference bridge on the resource board first. If conference
bridges on the resource board are all busy, the system will use the conference bridges on the extension board, analog or VoIP board.
• Workgroup supervisor silent monitoring, barge-in, and coaching.
For example, if two supervisors are coaching agents, only 10 bridges are left for 6-party
conferencing.
Notes:
If a supervisor tries to perform silent monitoring, barge-in, or coaching and there is no
resource board in the system, the supervisor will hear an error tone.
If the supervisor is using an IP phone, then Connect Voice Stream to Server should
be checked in the Extension Configuration window so that the system can pull the caller
and agent's voice stream to the resource board to allow the supervisor to tap into the
conversation.
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This option is in the
Extension Configuration
window
Using the Triton MeetMe Conference Board
The Triton MeetMe conference board requires no configuration. Board resources are
available when it is installed. You do have to assign a MeetMe Conference extension (select PBX > MeetMe Conference Configuration).
One MeetMe conference board is supported in a system.
Note: In a multiple gateways installation, the MeetMe conference board can be in any
gateway server.
Configuring the Triton Analog Station Board
Double-click the Triton Analog Station board in the Boards window to open the Board
Configuration window, similar to Figure 58 on page 112. See attribute descriptions
below Figure 58. Note the following additional information:
• Double-clicking a channel in the Channel Mapping List opens a Triton Analog Line
configuration dialog box. See “Triton Analog Station Line Properties” on page 184.
• Clicking the Board Configuration button opens a configuration dialog box that
displays the board’s serial number, DSP clock, physical and logical IDs.
Figure 59.
Board Configuration dialog box
Configuring the Triton Analog Trunk LS/GS and LS
Boards
The Triton Analog Trunk board is a long form factor PCI telephony card that supports 8
or 12 trunks. The 8 port card supports only loop start (LS). The 12 port card is available
in two models; loop start/ground start (LS/GS) and LS. Both models have the same
features regarding LS. The LS/GS board is required when ground start trunks may be
required.
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Double-click the board in the Boards window to open the Board Configuration
window, similar to Figure 58 on page 112. See attribute descriptions below Figure 58.
Note the following additional information:
• Double-clicking a channel in the Channel Mapping List opens a channel configuration dialog box. See “Triton Analog Station Line Properties” on page 184.
• Clicking the Board Configuration button opens a dialog box that displays the
board’s serial number, DSP clock, physical and logical IDs. For details on adding and
removing mobile trunks, see “Mobile Extension Configuration” on page 225.
Figure 60.
Board Configuration dialog box
Configuring the Triton VoIP Board
It is strongly recommended that system administrators review “Network Configuration
Guidelines for VoIP” on page 287 before setting up VoIP features.
VoIP for MAXCS runs on both SIP and H.323 protocols that allow voice calls to be made
through an IP network. It includes an integrated VoIP gateway to convert voice calls into
IP packets and transmit them through the IP network.
MAXCS VoIP uses DSP engines residing on the Triton VoIP board to perform the voice
coding/decoding functions needed for SIP and H.323 devices.
The Triton VoIP board can be configured as a 12-port G.711/G.723.1/G.729AB or 30port G.711 board.
For limitations on configuring Triton VoIP boards and ports see the AltiGen Telephony
Hardware Manual.
Configuration
Double-click the TritonIP board in the Boards window to open the Board Configuration
window, similar to Figure 58. See attribute descriptions below Figure 58. Note the following additional information:
• Clicking the Board Configuration button opens a window that displays the board
serial number, DSP clock, and physical and logical IDs. The list in the Configure
Type field lets you select between a 12-port G.711/G.723/G.729 configuration and
a 30-port G.711 configuration.
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If you change this configuration, you
must restart the switching services
for the change to take effect.
Figure 61.
Board Configuration window
Configuring the Triton T1/E1 Board
Through MaxAdmin, the Triton T1/E1 board can be configured for either digital T1 CAS
(channel associated signaling), T1 PRI (Primary Rate Interface), E1 CAS, or E1 PRI.
Both T1 CAS and T1 PRI carry 24 channels using time-division multiplexing (TDM) at an
overall rate of 1.544 Mbps. Voice T1 provides 24 64K channels with robbed bit signaling.
T1 PRI provides 23 64K channels, using one 64K channel for D channel messaging.
E1 CAS and E1 PRI carry 32 channels using TDM at an overall rate of 2.048 Mbps. Both
of them provide 30 64K channels for voice.
To subscribe to T1 CAS, T1 PRI, E1 CAS, or E1 PRI service, you must supply certain parameters. These parameters are listed in Appendix B on page 401.
Configuring the Board
Double-click the Triton T1/E1 board in the Boards window to open the Board
Configuration window, similar to Figure 58. See attribute descriptions below Figure 58.
Note the following additional information:
• The Board ID must be in the range 0–7.
• Double-click a channel in the Channel Mapping List to open a trunk configuration
dialog box.
• Double-click a channel group to open a configuration window, discussed in the
following section.
• Clicking the Board Configuration button opens a configuration dialog box that
displays the board’s serial number, DSP clock, physical and logical IDs.
You can configure the board type: either T1 or E1 to run T1 CAS, T1 PRI, or E1 CAS,
E1 PRI. Additional steps are needed to further configure the CAS or PRI protocol in
the Protocol Configuration window, shown in Figure 65 and Figure 66.
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Figure 62.
Triton T1/E1 Configuration dialog box
(For information on adding and removing mobile trunks, see “Mobile Extension
Configuration” on page 225.)
T1 and E1 Configuration
Double-clicking a channel group for a Triton T1 board in the Channel Group Info pane
opens a T1 or E1 Configuration dialog box, as in Figure 63 and Figure 64.
Figure 63.
Triton T1 configuration dialog box
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Figure 64. Triton E1 configuration dialog box
Reading the Status Messages
If the channel group is working, the Status line displays OK. This status line is updated
every 3 seconds. If there is an error, a message is displayed. The following table lists
the types of error messages and the appropriate actions.
Error Message
Meaning
HW failure: <No
Answer>
Major hardware problem.
Board is not responding to
commands. Reasons could be:
1) DSP loading failure; 2) If
PRI, board failed.
HW failure: <No
Clocks>
No clock signal is detected on
T1 interface drop.
L1 failure: <No Signal
(LOS)>
Layer 1 failure, physical layer;
LOS = Loss of Analog Signal
Check T1/PRI cable and change
if necessary. If cable is okay, CO
is not sending any signal.
Contact CO.
L1 failure: <Alarm
Indication Signal
(AIS)>
Layer 1 failure, CO sends all
1’s to our T1/E1; AIS = Alarm
Indicator Signal; all ones
detected
To locate the AIS alarm, have
the carrier check the T1 network
element connected to the T1
interface and trace the problem.
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Action
1. Reset the board.
2. If the error continues, replace
the board.
1. Check the MVIP clock.
2. Reset board. If this does not
work, replace the board.
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Error Message
Meaning
Action
L1 failure: <Remote
Alarm Indication
(RAI)>
Layer 1 failure, CO notifies
that the configuration is
wrong; RAI = Remote Alarm
Indicator
Correct the settings.
L1 failure: <No Sync
Frames
Layer 1 failure, physical layer;
no valid framing is detected.
Possible span mis-configuration
(ESF is selected but the actual
framing is SF, or vice versa).
Check span configuration.
Location condition, equipment
problem.
L1 failure: <Red
Alarm>
Layer 1 failure, physical layer;
Bi-Polar Violations (BPV), Line
Code Violations (LCV), or Out
Of Frame detected
- For excessive BPV/LCV, check
AMI/B8ZS setting.
- For OOF, check the MVIP bus
master setting.
OR
Have CO perform a line test to
check for a faulty cable or line.
[PRI only]
L2 Failure: <No Sync
Flag>
[PRI only]
L2 Failure: <Not
established>
Layer 2 failure, data link layer;
no sync flag has been detected
in data link layer
Check if D-channel is active or
not
Layer 2 failure, data link layer;
the peer-to-peer link has not
established in data link layer
CO must activate HDLC link
Reading the Statistics
The Statistics panel displays the number of errors that have occurred since the last
system reboot or statistics clearing. There may be non-zero values when configuring the
T1 span for the first time. You can clear these fields with the Clear button.
Error
Meaning
Frame Errors
Number of framing bit errors. In T1 mode, a framing bit error is defined as an incorrect FS-bit value. The counter is suppressed when
framer loses frame alignment
OOF Errors
The Out Of Frame counter registers every time the T1 chip is forced
to re-frame when receiving a frame with severe errors.
Rec Frame Slips
The Receiver Frame Slips counter shows the number of frame slips
for the receiver.
Line Code Errors
Line Code Error is defined as an occurrence of a bi-polar variation
or excessive zeroes.
Bit Errors
Bit Errors are defined as a CRC-6 error in ESF, FT-bit error in SLC96 and F-bit or sync bit error in SF.
Xmt Frame Slips
Transmit Frame Slips counter shows the number of frame slips for
the transmitter
Clear button
Use the Clear button to reset the statistics counters.
Note: For ideally synchronized systems, Transmit and Receive Frame Slips counters should be ‘0.’ Continuous update of the frame slips counters means that
transmit and receive frequencies are not equal. In this case, check the system
and CT-Bus clock setup.
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Setting the Configurable Options
These are the options you can set:
Option
Notes
• For T1, you can set Frame Type to either SF or ESF. SF (Superframe Format) consists of 12 consecutive frames. ESF (Extended
Superframe Format) consists of 24 consecutive frames.
Frame Type
• For E1, you can set the Frame Type to either No CRC or CRC4.
CRC4 is embedded into 16 consecutive frames.
• For T1, you can set the Line Code to either AMI or B8ZS. AMI
(Alternate Mark Inversion) is the line coding format in T1 transmission systems whereby successive ones (marks) are alternately inverted and sent with opposite polarity of the preceding mark.
B8ZS (Binary 8 Zero Substitution) sends two violations of the bipolar line encoding technique, rather than inserting a one for every seven consecutive zeros.
Line Code
• For E1, you can set the Line Code to either AMI or HDB3. HDB3
(High Density Bipolar Order) is based on AMI, but extends this by
inserting violation codes whenever there is a run of four or more
zeros.
You can set the Zero Code Suppression to None (default setting),
Jam Bit 8, GTE or Bell.
Zero Code Suppression inserts a “one” bit to prevent the transmission of eight or more consecutive “zero” bits; Jam Bit 8 forces
every bit 8 to a one; GTE Zero Code Suppression replaces bit 8 of
an all zero channel byte to a one, except in signaling frames where
bit 7 is forced to a one. Bell Zero Code Suppression replaces bit 7 of
an all zero channel byte with a one.
Zero Code
Suppression
CD Bits Handling
CD Bits Handling is not editable.
System Clock Master
You can set the System Clock Master if you have a back-to-back
configuration and you want this span to be the master clock to the
system. (Only one clock master should be selected in a back-to-back
system.) See the following section on T1/E1 clocking.
T1/E1 Clocking
Depending on the configuration of the T1/E1 boards and span for your MAXCS system(s), the System Clock Master setup should be set according to the follow conditions:
• If all of the T1/E1 boards are connected to a carrier’s switch, the System Clock
Master check box must not be checked for any of the T1/E1 boards.
• If two MAXCS systems are connected back-to-back with a T1/E1 span, the System
Clock Master check box must be checked for only one of the T1/E1 boards.
• If two T1/E1 boards in the same MAXCS system are connected back-to-back with a
T1/E1 span, the System Clock Master check box must be checked for the T1/E1
board that has not been designated by the CT-Bus setting as the system’s master
clock to drive the CT-Bus.
Important: For all back-to-back cases, the CT-Bus Clock Configuration should be set to
“Manual,” and the board that is connected to the board configured as the
back-to-back clock master must be designated at the CT-Bus master.
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Setting up Channels on the Triton T1/E1 Board
This section discusses setting up T1 CAS, T1 PRI, E1 CAS, or E1 PRI channels on the
Triton T1/E1 board.
Click the Protocol button in the T1 or E1 configuration dialog box (see Figure 64) to
open the Protocol Configuration window, shown below. The Triton T1/E1 Board can
be configured to either CAS or PRI through the configuration options in the window.
The CH -> Type list on the left side of the window displays the channel types.
Note: In a tie-trunk configuration, set the trunks to “Out of Service” before changing the
trunk type from T1 to PRI or vice versa. Otherwise, the system will generate garbage call records to your internal or external logger service. See “Setting General
Trunk Attributes” on page 141 for details.
Figure 65.
T1 PRI Protocol Configuration dialog box (top half)
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Figure 66. T1 CAS Protocol Configuration dialog box (top half)
Selecting Span Types
• T1 CAS – Select this option to associate all channels on the span to T1 CAS.
• Regular ISDN PRI – Select this option to indicate 23B+D ISDN PRI span and to
designate the last channel as the D channel.
• Enable Tie Trunk – Check this box to enable a tie trunk. Tie trunks must terminate
to a system also configured as a tie trunk.
Note: This option not available when E1 CAS is selected.
Figure 67.
E1 PRI Protocol Configuration dialog box (top half)
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Figure 68.
E1 CAS Protocol Configuration dialog box (top half)
Selecting Span Types
• E1 CAS – select this option to associate all channels on the span to E1 channel
associated signaling.
• Regular ISDN PRI – select this option to indicate 30B+D ISDN PRI span and to
designate the 16th channel as the D channel.
• Enable Tie Trunk – check this box to enable a tie trunk. Tie trunks must terminate
to a system also configured as a tie trunk.
Note: This option not available when T1 CAS is selected.
Setting the ISDN PRI Switch Mode
If you select a Span Type of Regular ISDN PRI in the T1 PRI Configuration Window, use
the following guidelines to set the ISDN PRI Switch mode.
Figure 69.
T1 PRI Switch Mode
The top four settings are used for a connection to a CO switch:
• AT&T 4ESS PRI
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• AT&T 5ESS PRI
• NT DMS-100 PRI
• NI-2 PRI (default)
The bottom four settings are used for a PRI tie trunk configuration where two MAXCS
systems are connected back to back. In such a configuration, one MAXCS system must
be configured as Network and the other as User. For example, set one to NI-2 PRI
Network and the other to NI-2 PRI.
• AT&T 4ESS PRI Network
• AT&T 5ESS PRI Network
• NT DMS-100 PRI Network
• NI-2 PRI Network
If you select a Span Type of Regular ISDN PRI in the E1 PRI Configuration Window, use
the following guidelines to set the ISDN PRI Switch mode.
E1 PRI
Figure 70.
E1 PRI Switch Mode
The top three settings are used for a connection to a CO switch:
• Austel TS014 PRI
• ETSI NET5PRI
• NT DMS-100 PRI
The bottom three settings are used for a PRI tie trunk configuration where two MAXCS
systems are connected back to back. In such a configuration, one MAXCS system must
be configured as Network and the other as User. For example, set one to NT DMS-100
PRI Network and the other to NT DMS-100 PRI.
• Austel TS014 PRI Network
• ETSI NET5PRI Network
• NT DMS-100 PRI Network
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Configuring an ISDN Numbering Plan
The ISDN Numbering Plan button in the Protocol Configuration window opens the PRI
ISDN Numbering Plan dialog box. This function allows you to select how the system
will identify and code the Called Number for six different types of calls. This coding
instructs the CO on how to interpret the number being sent to it.
Figure 71.
PRI ISDN Numbering Plan dialog box
The PRI ISDN Numbering Plan dialog box displays the six classes of numbers (call
type) that can be sent to a CO:
• 101CCCC Numbers – CIC (Carrier Identification Codes) dialing.
• 011 International Numbers – for placing calls outside the U.S.
• 1+10-digit Numbers – for local and long distance calls that require dialing 1 before
the number.
• 10-digit Numbers – for local and long distance calls that do not require 1 before
dialing.
• 7-digit Numbers – for calls placed within the local area that do not require an area
code or a 1 prefix.
• All Other Numbers – for calls that do not fall into any category above, for example,
911, 311.
For each class, select the type of number/numbering plan from the list:
• Type of Number:
–
–
–
–
Unknown
International
National
Network Specific
– Subscriber Number
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• Numbering Plan:
–
–
–
–
Unknown
ISDN
National
Private
The setting Unknown is used when the user or network has no knowledge of the numbering plan. In this case, the number digits field is organized according to the network
dialing plan.
B Channel Maintenance Message:
This setting controls B channel initialization and maintenance message exchange between MAXCS and the CO, when the system starts up. Select the maintenance message
that will be delivered on the B Channel:
• None – no maintenance message sent; puts channel in ready state automatically.
• Restart – only sends RESTART message; puts channel in ready state when RESTART
ACK (acknowledgement) response is received from CO.
• Service – only sends SERVICE message; puts channel in ready state when SERVICE
ACK (acknowledgement) response is received from CO.
• Restart and Service – (default setting) sends both RESTART and SERVICE
message; puts channel in ready state when RESTART ACK and SERVICE ACK is
received from CO.
Enable PRI Caller Name – check this box to enable PRI caller name
Setting the NSF
The NSF (Network-Specific Facilities) is used with PRI to instruct the CO to route a
call to a specific carrier or long distance service. Use the list to identify the type of carrier
service you want to use for your ISDN PRI lines.
The choices in the list depend on the specific switch and your long distance service
provider. An example of such service includes AT&T Megacom.
Note: If your CO requires specific NSF features to be present in the call setup packet,
please contact AltiGen’s Technical Support department with such information
from the CO and they will help you configure it.
Setting a TEI
The TEI (Terminal Endpoint Identifier) defines which terminal device is communicating with the CO switch for a given message. PRI messages involve point-to-point configuration in which each side already knows the source of any message received. ISDN
messages involve point to multi-point locations in which the source can only be identified
by the TEI.
Select one of the following TEI settings:
• Default setting – this is the recommended setting.
• Manually set to – should always be set to 0. Typically, a zero (0) is used for TEI on
a PRI connection. In some cases where a shared D channel is used, other TEI values
might be required to identify which span will be used for a call.
• Assigned by CO switch – do not use this setting unless advised by your CO.
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Setting PRI Calling Numbers
A PRI Calling Number Setting in the bottom half of the Protocol Configuration dialog box
lets you set the numbers you want your Carrier to accept.
Figure 72.
PRI Calling Number Setting
Most PRI trunks allow an AltiServ system to send calling numbers. For example, 10
different extensions in the same PBX system have 10 different DID numbers. With the
calling number feature provided by Carriers, the callee will receive a more accurate caller
ID.
PRI Calling Number can also be used in a mobile extension or IP hop-off to PRI trunk, so
the callee can receive a more accurate caller ID.
When a PRI span is subscribed, a block of DID numbers will be provided by the Carrier.
The Carrier should be able to accept Calling Numbers in the DID number block. However,
if the numbers are not in the blocks or the digit lengths are mismatched, the Carrier
might "reject" the call.
The PRI Calling Number Setting addresses this issue. Choose from three options:
• Carrier can accept anything as Calling Number (default)
• Carrier can only accept Calling Number with a minimum of n digits
• Carrier can accept only assigned numbers as the Calling Number.
If you select the third option, specify “assigned numbers” by clicking the Add button and
entering the numbers. To edit or delete a number you added, select it and click the Edit
or Delete button.
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If AltiServ detects the Calling Number is not accepted by the Carrier, it will always send
the number you enter in the text box at the lower right side of the dialog box as the
Calling Number. Enter an appropriate Calling Number in this box.
Installing a Channel Service Unit (CSU)
This section discusses installing a CSU to the Triton T1 or T1/E1 Board. The channel
service unit is a device used to connect a digital trunk line coming in from the phone
company to the PBX. A CSU can terminate signals, repeat signals, and respond to
loopback commands sent from the central office. A CSU is mandatory for connecting to
AltiGen’s T1/E1 board.
1.
Connect the CSU (Adtran model T1 CSU ACE used as an example) to the T1/PRI or
T1/E1PRI board using an RJ-48C or RJ-48X cable.
2.
Connect the CSU to the network termination box using an RJ-48C or RJ-48X cable.
AltiGen T1 Socket (RJ-48)
Refer to your CSU manufacturer’s
manual for the proper pinout.
Pin 1=Receive Ring (INPUT)
Pin 2=Receive Tip (INPUT)
Pin 4=Transmit Ring (OUTPUT)
Pin 5=Transmit Tip (OUTPUT)
Note: CSUs also are used for line lengths over 75 feet, which helps to resolve
attenuation issues.
Troubleshooting T1/E1—Common Symptoms
The most common problems when installing T1 CAS or T1 PRI services:
1.
The service provider misconfigures your T1 CAS/T1 PRI service or terminates your
service improperly.
2.
T1 is installed but not turned on because there is no termination device for a period
of time.
3.
T1 is turned on but channel is not in service.
MAXCS provides basic troubleshooting information in the T1 Span Configuration window,
described in “T1 and E1 Configuration” on page 117.
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Configuring Virtual Boards SIPSP and H323SP
A VoIP connection typically consists of two parts:
• Signal Channel – responsible for setting up and tearing down a call using protocol.
For example, SIP protocol is used in MAXCS to build a signal channel between the
server and the IP phone.
• Media Path – responsible for encoding, transmitting, and decoding voice for both
parties. For example, when an IP phone user makes a call to an outside number, the
voice will be encoded at the IP phone, transmitted to the system via the IP network,
decoded by the VoIP codec, and passed to a trunk port so that the external party will
hear the voice.
The purpose of virtual boards SIPSP and H323SP is to build signal channels for different
connection types, IP extensions, SIP Tie Trunks, SIP Trunking from ITSP, and H323 Tie
Trunks. Each channel will have its channel ID similar to channels on a Triton extension
or trunk board. When an IP phone registers to the system, a channel ID will be assigned
to the IP extension. However, these channels are only responsible for processing protocol and call control signals. They require a media path from a VoIP board or from the IP
phone to establish a voice steam so that both sides can hear.
Notes:
• Make sure you have enough VoIP resource boards.
• The more signal channels, the more system memory and CPU power required. Proper planning is essential.
• Changing the number of signal channels requires that you stop and restart the
switching and gateway services.
• SIP Trunking Channel requires a license to activate.
Configuring the SIPSP Board
Double-clicking a SIPSP board in Boards view and then clicking the Board
Configuration button opens this dialog box.
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If you change the number
of SIP extension or tie
trunk channels, you must
stop and restart the
switching and gateway
services.
Figure 73. SIP Signaling Channel Configuration dialog box
The number of configured channels and licensed channels are displayed.
AltiServ is set by default to support 60 SIP extension channels. You can change the number of SIP extension channels and tie-trunk channels. The maximum number possible
depends of the system CPU performance, call volume, and usage. If a high performance
machine is used as the Softswitch server, the number of channels can be more than
1000. If you change the numbers in this dialog box, you must shut down and restart the
switching and gateway services for this change to take effect. When the services restart,
the new configuration appears in the Currently Configured Channels fields.
The SIP Trunking Configuration button opens the SIP Trunking Configuration dialog
box. (See “SIP Trunk Properties” on page 145.)
Configuring the H323SP Board
Double-clicking an H323SP board in Boards view and then clicking the Board
Configuration button opens this dialog box.
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If you change the maximum
number of trunk channels,
you need to reboot the
MAXCS system.
Figure 74.
H323 Configuration
You can change the following parameters:
• FastStart Enabled: The FastStart Enabled option reduces the number of H.323
messages to be sent between two H.323 devices when initiating a call, thus reducing
the time needed to establish a call. There may be a compatibility issue with firewall
or NAT devices, if you select this option.
• Max Tie-Trunk Channel: Sets the maximum number of trunk channels for this
board in increments of 4, from 4 to 96. You need to reboot the MAXCS system after
the maximum trunk channel number is changed.
Configuring Virtual Board HMCP
This section is for a Multi-Gateway Softswitch with an HMCP media server installation
only. A single all-in-one system does not require configuration of this board.
Host Media Control Processing (HMCP) is a virtual board that uses an Intel CPU to provide
the following functions:
1.
Process VoIP Media Stream
•
•
•
•
2.
Detect and generate tone for IP devices
Play music when device is on hold
Process IP paging
Play and Record Voice Files
•
•
•
•
3.
Encode, decode, and transcode voice stream
Announce system and queue phrases
Process auto attendant
Process voice mail
Call recording for IP extensions
Provide Conferencing Resources
• Station conference
• Meet-Me conference
• Barge-in/silent monitor/coaching
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From a deployment point of view, an HMCP media server can be installed in the same
Softswitch system sharing the same CPU or can be in a stand-alone server with a
dedicated CPU.
Notes:
• Do not install HMCP service in a system with AltiGen's Triton telephony board. It will
cause resource conflict.
• Remove the Triton Resource board and MeetMe conference board from OFFICE
systems running as a gateway. Station conference, MeetMe conference, and bargein/silent monitor/coaching will use HMCP voice processing resources when deploying
Multi-Gateway Softswitch.
• An HMCP Media Server license is required to activate an HMCP virtual board.
By default the system grants 60 conference members in a maximum of 40 bridges. You
can change the number to as many as 120 members in a maximum of 40 bridges, and
you can activate other HMCP resources, by double-clicking an HMCP board in Boards
view and then clicking Board Configuration.
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If you decrease the number
of HMCP resources, the
system must be rebooted
for the configuration to take
effect.
If you increase the number
of resources, the system
does not have to be
rebooted.
You may change the assigned number by entering a different number (up to the number
your system is licensed for and not to exceed the maximum limit for each HMCP board)
in the Assigned to this board fields and clicking Apply.
HMCP Resources – Shows the total number of licensed, total currently assigned, and
the number assigned to this HMCP board for the following resource types:
1.
Voice Processing Resources (VPR)
2.
Station Conference Members
3.
MeetMe Conference Members
4.
Agent Supervision Bridges
The maximum number of resources that can be assigned to each HMCP virtual board is
as follows:
• G.711 VPR – 1,000
• G.711/G.723/G.729 VPR – 200
• Station Conference Members – 120
• MeetMe Conference Members – 120
• Agent Supervision Bridges – 20
Notes:
• 1,000 G.711 voice processing resources will be licensed to the system when one
HMCP Media Server license is registered.
• The more VPR assigned, the slower the system will be when it starts up. To calculate
the optimized number of VPR you need, use the following formula:
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Total G.711 VPR = Total number of extensions X 2
Total G.711/723/729 VPR = Total number of remote IP phone users + Total Tie
Trunk Channels that will use compressed codec
• Adding HMCP licenses or changing assigned numbers does not require restarting the
AltiGen switching service.
• In the event that you need to decrease the assigned numbers of HMCP resources
(re-assigned to the second HMCP server for example), the system must be rebooted
for the configuration to take effect.
Parameters in IP Header – QoS and TTL assignments.
QoS assignment – IP TOS/DiffServ Byte Value. The default TOS/DiffServ byte hex
value "A0" (10100000) signals the network switch and router that RTP packets are
"Critical". To set the value for Diffserv Code Expedited Forwarding (DSCP EF), you
can enter hex value "B8" (10111000).
TTL assignment – for IP paging multicasting only. The purpose of the TTL (Time To
Live) is to regulate how many hosts the IP paging packets can pass through. The TTL
value is reduced by one on every hop. You may need to adjust this value if there are
remote IP phones at different locations that register to AltiServ through WAN and
require the IP paging feature. The value will be the number of routers from AltiServ
to remote IP phone plus one.
Assign HMCP Resources to IP Extensions
After you configure the HMCP board, you need to configure extensions to use the HMCP
voice processing, conferencing, and recording resources.
In Extension Configuration > General > IP Extension panel, change the Home
Media Server ID to the HMCP Media Server ID if necessary. Please refer to the following
scenarios.
Scenario 1 - HMCP Media Server inside Softswitch Server
For fewer than 200 users, you may consolidate the Softswitch and HMCP into one server
as shown below.
The IP extension Home Media Server ID should be assigned to "00" by default. You do
not need to change this number since both Softswitch and HMCP Media server are in the
ID "00".
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Scenario 2: Single Standalone HMCP Media Server
For 200 to 1,000 users without an extensive amount of recording resources, fewer than
200 concurrent recording sessions, you may deploy a stand-alone HMCP Media server as
shown below.
The Home Media Server ID should be changed to "01" for all IP extensions, assuming
HMCP Media server is using ID 01.
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Scenario 3: Multiple HMCP Media Servers
For 500+ PBX users or 200+ call center agent installations that require more than 200
recording sessions, you may deploy multiple HMCP Media servers to achieve load balancing and failover protection. The following example shows two HMCP media servers to
provide up to 2,000 G.711 VPR, 400 compressed codec, and 240 members of Station or
MeetMe conferencing.
To achieve load balancing, you need to divide and assign IP extensions to different Home
Media Server IDs. The following guidelines may help you make decisions when assigning
IP extensions to different Home Media Server IDs.
• Equally divide the IP extensions that require centralized recording and assign them
to different HMCP Media servers.
• Equally divide the remote works who connects to system using G.723/G.729 and
assign them to different HMCP Media servers.
• For the remaining IP extensions, assign extensions in a department in the same
Media server.
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If you have two or more HMCP Media servers, the system will provide failover in the
event that one Media server is off-line. When the Home Media server for an IP extension
is not available, the media manager in the system will search available resources from
other Media servers when that extension requests media service. This will happen atomatically (no configuration required) and dynamically (the resource may come from a different Media server each time that extension requests a media resource).
Configuring the MAX1000/2000 Board
The MAX1000/2000 Server is a telecom appliance that consists of an embedded DSP
board and two access board slots. MAXCS treats the entire MAX system as one board
with two access board options. The Boards window displays the name of the MAX board,
followed by [xxyy(-T1),xxyy]:
Figure 75.
Boards View showing MAX board
xx refers to the number of analog trunks, and yy refers to the number of analog
extensions. If an access board has a T1/E1 port, -T1 is added to the end.
In the Boards window, double-click the MAX 1000/2000 board to open the main Board
Configuration window:
Figure 76.
Board Configuration window
The Channel Group Info panel shows the channel groups (groups of channels that
belong to the same type). For example, if one 4x4xT1 access board and one 4x8 access
board are installed in the MAX main board, there will be three channel groups for the
4x4xT1 card, and two channel groups for the 4x8. When one of the channel groups is
selected, the Channel Mapping List reflects the selection.
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• Double-clicking a T1/E1 channel group opens the channel group configuration dialog
box. For information on configuring in this dialog box, see “T1 and E1 Configuration”
on page 117. This is available on T1 or E1 channel groups only.
• In the channel group configuration dialog box, click the Protocol button to open the
Protocol Configuration dialog box. For information on configuring protocol, see
“Setting up Channels on the Triton T1/E1 Board” on page 121.
Double-clicking a channel in the Channel Mapping List opens the appropriate
configuration dialog box for that channel.
• For information on configuring the T1/E1 trunk, see “Triton T1/E1 Trunk Properties”
on page 149.
• For information on configuring the Triton Analog Trunk, see “Triton Analog Trunk GS/
LS Properties” on page 151.
• For information on configuring a Triton Analog Line, see “Triton Analog Station Line
Properties” on page 184.
In the main Board Configuration dialog box for the MAX 1000/2000 board (see Figure 76
on page 137) clicking the Board Configuration button opens a dialog box.
Figure 77.
MAX 1000/2000 Board Configuration window
This dialog box displays the board serial number, top access card serial number, bottom
access card serial number, DSP clock, board ID, physical ID, and logical ID. You can
choose to configure the board as either T1 or E1, then click OK. Additional steps are
needed to further configure the CAS or PRI protocol in the Protocol Configuration window, shown in Figure 65 and Figure 66.
(For information on adding and removing mobile trunks, see “Mobile Extension
Configuration” on page 225.)
Configuring the Virtual MobileExtSP Board
A simulated physical board – MobileExtSP board – is created in the Softswitch server
when you install the MAXCS system. This single MobileExtSP board handles all mobile
extensions, including those located in other gateways in a multi-gateway system.
Configuring the virtual MobileExtSP board is discussed on page 226 in the chapter
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Trunk Configuration
Trunk attributes and parameters are set using the Trunk Configuration window. The
attributes and options available depend on the type of board and trunk. This section
discusses general configuration options applicable to all trunks, followed by specific
configuration options for the following trunk types:
• H.323 tie trunk, page 144
• SIP tie trunk, page 145
• SIP trunk for ITSP, page 145
• Triton T1/PRI trunk, page 149
• Triton analog trunk, page 151
This section also discusses incoming call routing (page 159) and outgoing call blocking
(page 160), both configurable on tabs in the Trunk Configuration window.
Trunks Out of Service
If none of the trunks are available when an outside call is placed, the caller will hear the
system prompt: “All outside lines are busy. Please try again later.”
Channel Identification
To find channel information, right-click a trunk in the Trunk View window (Figure 79),
and select Channel Physical Location. A window shows you the logical board ID, board
name, channel group type, and channel ID.
Figure 78.
Channel Information box
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Opening the Trunk Configuration Window
To open the general Trunk Configuration window, you can do one of the following:
• Click the Trunk Configuration button in the toolbar.
• Select PBX > Trunk Configuration.
• Double-click a trunk in the Trunk View window.
Selecting Channel
Properties from the
right-click menu in
Trunk View bypasses
the general Trunk
Configuration window
to open a trunk
properties window
specific to the selected
trunk.
Figure 79.
Trunk View window
The Trunk Configuration window opens.
Figure 80.
Trunk Configuration, General tab
Selecting Trunks to Set Attributes
The title bar of the Trunk Configuration window displays the card and the channel of the
selected trunk.
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The list on the left shows all the configured trunks. The Location format is the same as
in the Trunk View window, that is, Logical Board ID : Channel Number. The logical board
ID is assigned by the system. This ID may change when a telephony board is added into
or removed from the system.
When you select a trunk in this list, the options and parameters for the trunk appear in
the settings in the right side of the window.
Configuring One or Multiple Trunks
To customize trunk characteristics, you work on one trunk at a time. To apply the same
configuration to multiple trunks, use the Apply To button. This opens a list of all trunks,
with all of the trunks selected by default. Select the trunks you want to apply changes
to, then click OK. (Use Ctrl+click and Shift+click to select several trunks.) This applies
changes to multiple trunks for only the attribute or option that you changed.
Setting General Trunk Attributes
Select a channel to view its current attributes. You can then set or change the following
attributes. If an option is grayed out, it is not available for that type of trunk:
• Access Code – Assign a trunk access code to the selected trunk. If you need to use
a trunk access code other than 9, you must first set this up on the Number Plan
tab of System Configuration (see “Setting a System Number Plan” on page 44).
Note: There are two types of access code: Trunk Access Code (TAC) and Route
Access Code (RAC). TAC is a quick and easy way to select which trunk(s) you
would like to dial out from, especially when you want to reserve trunks for a
special dialing purpose. For example, you can set up TAC "7" and assign that
to trunk(s). These trunks will be reserved exclusively for users who know the
TAC "7".
Although TAC is easy to use, it does have limitations especially when you are
located in an area with a complicated dialing pattern or you need to set up
VoIP hop-off dialing.
RAC uses the Out Call Routing table, which has the flexibility to group trunks
into a route, assign routes to a specific dialing pattern, and add/delete digits
from the dialing pattern. It can solve most of the complicated dialing problems. If your system is using RAC, you can set this TAC field to "None".
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• Area Code – The local area code for each trunk. Enter a three-digit area code. If left
blank, the trunk assumes the home area code defined in the General tab of the
System Configuration window. This configuration is for each trunk in the system and
will negatively affect features such as Zoomerang if the area code is not configured
properly.
• Direction – The trunk direction can be Outgoing only, Incoming only, Both Outgoing and Incoming, Paging, or E911. The Both option is the system default.
Important:If a trunk is in the hunt group of your company main number and you
configure this trunk as an "Outgoing" trunk, the incoming call will be
rejected by the system. To avoid this mistake, make sure you check
with your carrier to verify the hunting number before you configure a
trunk to Outgoing.
Paging – This configuration is for an overhead paging equipment and requires a
Loop Start trunk port. The paging equipment will provide loop current to the trunk
port.
When this option is selected, you can assign an ID in the list. The range of paging
IDs are from 00 to 99, which allows MAXCS to be connected to up to 100 paging
systems through trunks for multi-zone paging applications.
To activate a trunk paging port, dial #45 and the ID number. For example, a user
dials #4508 to connect to a paging system through the trunk with paging ID of 08.
The Trunk Paging option and the Overhead Paging option (in “Audio Peripheral
Configuration” on page 60) are different and independent of one another. The
Overhead Paging option is to set up the Audio Out port on the telephony board
and uses #44 to activate.
The E911 option is exclusively for an analog Centralized Automatic Message Accounting (CAMA) trunk connecting to a Triton analog trunk board. CAMA trunk is
a special type of trunk from your carrier for E911 service. When an analog trunk
port is assigned as an E911 CAMA trunk, the system will send the station identification number, defined in the extension configuration E911 CID field, to the
PSAP via multi-frequency signaling. The E911 CID is needed to:
• Allow PSAP to identify the caller's information and exact location by matching
the Automatic Location Identifier database in PSAP.
• Have the callback number in case the call is disconnected.
Note: Do not select the E911 option for a T1-CAS or PRI trunk. T1-CAS cannot
transmit the ID. PRI trunk will transmit calling party's ID automatically.
When the E911 option is checked, this trunk will no longer receive inbound
calls, and only 911 calls will go out through this trunk.
Each state may have different E911 regulations and requirements. Check
with the local authority to understand what is required by law.
• Phone Number – If this trunk is an analog or T1-CAS trunk, this field is used for
labeling purposes only. Enter the number without area code in this field. If this trunk
is a PRI trunk, the system will output this number to the carrier as the calling party
CallerID.
PRI trunk transmitting caller ID rules:
1.
If extension has Transmitted CID configured, this number will be transmitted
first. If not configured, go to next.
2.
If extension has DID Number configured, the 10-digit DID number will be
transmitted. If not configured, go to next.
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3.
If PRI trunk channel has area code and caller ID configured, this number will be
transmitted. If not configured, go to next.
4.
PRI will transmit the system home area code and main number defined in
System Configuration, General tab.
• Description – Descriptive information such as the company name for the assigned
Phone Number, or appropriate agency if this trunk provides 911 access.
• Trunk Dialing Scheme – Overlap or En-bloc dialing.
• Overlap - Transmitting dialed DTMF digits to the CO without buffering digits in
the system first. Use Overlap dialing for analog and T1-CAS trunks for best
results. Calls will be completed faster.
• En-bloc - The system will buffer all dialed digits and send it to the CO at once.
Typically is used in ISDN-PRI trunk and SIP trunk.
Note: For IP tie trunks, use the IP Dialing Table in AltiEnterprise Manager to set the
dialing scheme (AltiEnterprise Manager is available by selecting VoIP >
Enterprise Network Management, or from the Windows Start menu).
• Trunk Call Predial String – To have the system automatically insert the configured
digits whenever the selected trunk is used for outgoing calls. This feature is used to
prevent having to dial “9” twice for trunk access when the system is used behind
another PBX system or this trunk is a Centrex line, which requires dialing “9” to make
a call. If you select this option, type the predial digit(s) into the text box.
• Enable Centrex Transfer – When checked, the system is able to transfer an incoming call to another outside number through the same trunk and release the incoming trunk. Before you configure this option for the trunk, please make sure your
trunk is a Centrex line or supports the Release Line Transfer (RLT) feature. Depending on the type of trunk, your configuration may be different:
• If this is an analog Centrex line, you only need to check the Enable Centrex
Transfer check box. A FLASH signal will be transmitted to the CO if the incoming trunk call needs to be transferred to an outside number.
• If this is a T1-CAS trunk, you may need to add “transfer predial string.” From
the CO point of view, it is their feature code to initiate RLT. Please check with
your carrier to get the specification.
• If this is a PRI trunk, you need to ask your carrier if they support RLT through
DTMF. Some carriers accept *8 to signal RLT. AltiGen PRI trunks currently do
not support 2-B channel transfer feature.
How to signal AltiServ that it is a Centrex transfer:
• If a call is connected to an extension, the extension user needs to dial
FLASH * plus trunk access code and the outside number.
• If a virtual extension forwarding or speed dialing number is configured to an
outside number and the extension user transfers a call to the virtual extension
or speed dialing number, the system will add the Centrex FLASH automatically.
You don’t need to add the “*” in the forwarding or speed dialing digit stream.
• Attribute – In Service makes the trunk available for use. Out of Service prevents
the trunk from being used (for example, while performing maintenance).
• Enable Tie Trunk – This configuration field is meaningful only if you use T1 or PRI
to connect two AltiServ systems back-to-back. Do not check this box if you connect
an AltiServ to a third-party PBX via T1 or PRI trunk.
When this configuration is checked, the system software will interpret the incoming
[ANI] [DNIS] digit sequence as [Caller’s Extension Number] and [Target Extension
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Number]. An incoming tie trunk call will be routed to the target extension and all the
In Call Routing rules will be bypassed. If you do not check this box for system-tosystem tie trunk, the system will check the Ext. DID/DNIS Routing/Caller ID Routing
table first. If there is no match, the trunk In Call Routing rule will apply.
Note: The Enable Tie Trunk field under Board Configuration > Protocol needs
to be enabled for T1/PRI tie trunks as well. It will tell the system to transmit
[Caller’s Extension Number] and [Target’s Extension Number] as [ANI]
[DNIS] to the other system. In case this is a T1-CAS, which typically cannot
transmit any data to the CO, the system will use DTMF as a way to transmit
[Caller’s Extension Number] and [Target’s Extension Number] to the other
side of the tie trunk. Because the format is AltiGen proprietary, you may have
a problem if you enable this configuration when connecting to a non-AltiGen
PBX.
• Holiday Profile – A holiday profile can be assigned to a trunk. The list selection is
based on settings configured in the Holiday tab of System Configuration (see
“Routing Calls on Holidays” on page 50).
• Business Hour Profile – A business hour profile can be assigned to a trunk. The
list selection is based on settings configured in the Business Hours tab of System
Configuration.
• Recording Option – Recording for incoming and outgoing calls is supported for
Triton Analog, T1/E1, and IP trunks; use the list to select Disable or Enable. If you
select Enable, choose the license you want to assign (Concurrent Session or
Dedicated Seat), and make sure that in System > Recording Configuration one
of the trunk-based recording options is selected.
Note: When you use trunk-based recording, inbound or outbound calls are recorded
as long as the trunk is in use. For example, an inbound call that is answered
by an AA, routed to an operator, and transferred to an extension will begin
recording when the AA answers the call and end recording when the trunk is
released.
With extension recording, recording starts only when the extension user
answers the call.
• Trunk Properties – Opens a dialog box that allows you to configure low-level,
hardware-specific properties for each trunk. The options vary depending on the type
of board and trunk; this is discussed in subsequent sections.
H323 Tie Trunk Properties
To open a trunk configuration dialog box for an H323 tie trunk, do one of the following:
• In the Trunk Configuration window, select an H323 trunk type and click the Trunk
Properties button.
• In the Board View window, double-click an H323 board type and click Board
Configuration.
Board configuration is discussed in “Configuring the H323SP Board” on page 130.
Max Trunk Channel sets the maximum number of trunk channels for this board in increments of 4, from 4 to 96. You need to stop and restart the system after the maximum
trunk channel number is changed.
Note: This is signal only trunks. Make sure you have enough IP resource boards to cover
your needs.
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SIP Tie Trunk Properties
To open a configuration dialog box for a SIP tie-trunk channel, do one of the following:
• If you’re in the Trunk Configuration window, select a Triton VoIP channel from the
trunk channels list, and then click the Trunk Properties button.
• If you’re in the Trunk View window, right-click the channel and select Channel
Properties.
Figure 81.
Configuration dialog box for a Triton VoIP channel
See “Configuring the SIPSP Board” on page 129. for board configuration information.
Note: This is signal only trunks. Make sure you have enough IP resource boards to cover
your needs.
SIP Trunk Properties
Traditionally telecom trunks are from your local carrier’s PSTN switch and the dial tone
is provided via either analog trunks or T1/PRI digital trunks. A new type of service called
“IP Dial Tone,” which allows you to dial a long distance call at a lower rate, is available.
IP Dial Tone is delivered through your IP data network, and the service provider can be
anywhere in the world, as long as the VoIP data packets can be routed properly.
If you have SIP-based IP dial tone service from an Internet Telephony Service Provider
(ITSP), you need to configure SIP trunk channels to connect the service. Before you
start, note the following:
• An AltiGen SIP Trunking channel is licensed. You need to buy and register a license
to be able to configure this option.
• AltiGen does not guarantee the voice quality of the SIP dial tone coming from your
service provider. You need to work with your data service and SIP trunking service
provider to make sure adequate QoS is provisioned for your WAN service.
• AltiGen does not guarantee SIP trunk implementation will work with all SIP Dial Tone
service providers. You need to verify that your SIP Dial Tone service provider supports the following:
• G.711, G.723.1, G.729 codec
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• RFC 2833 for DTMF tone delivery
• SIP MD5 authentication with SIP registration
• If AltiServ is behind NAT, verify that your SIP SP can support this configuration.
When subscribing to SIP Dial Tone service, typically your service provider will provide
you with the information required in the configuration dialog box shown in Figure 82.
Enter these service parameters to each SIP trunk channel configuration individually.
Note: This is signal only trunks. Make sure you have enough IP resource boards to cover
your needs.
Important: You must add the SIP Trunk service provider’s IP address to the IP Device
Range in Enterprise Manager and select the proper codec profile for this
service. See “Assigning Codec Profiles to IP Addresses” on page 305. Failure
to do this step may cause no voice path, even if the SIP Trunk channel shows
the call is connected.
Configuring a SIP Trunk
To open a trunk configuration dialog box for a SIP trunk, do one of the following:
• In the Trunk Configuration window, select a SIP trunk type, click the Trunk
Properties button, and then click SIP Trunk Configuration.
• In the Board View window, double-click a SIPSP board type, click the Board
Configuration button, and then click SIP Trunk Configuration.
Figure 82.
SIP Trunk Configuration dialog box and Edit box
To edit a line, click the Edit button, fill in the blanks, and click OK.
• SIP Server IP Address – The SIP Trunk service provider’s server IP address.
• User Name – Assigned by the SIP Trunk service provider.
• Password – Assigned by the SIP Trunk service provider.
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• Domain – The Domain Name of the SIP Trunk service provider, if required.
• SIP Register Period – How frequently the AltiGen system needs to send SIP registration packets to the service provider. This can detect if the service provider is up
or not. Some service providers do not accept SIP Register messages. In these cases,
you can disable sending SIP Register messages from AltiServ by setting the SIP
Register Period to 0.
• SIP Trunk Profile – Select the appropriate SIP trunk profile. (See “Creating a SIP
Trunk Profile” on page 147.)
• SIP Source Port – For SIP UDP, select the source port from 5060 or 10060. For TCP
or TLS, you cannot change ports. Using a port other than 5060 will prevent SIP-ALG
firewall/router from changing the SIP packets.
• SIP Destination Port – A SIP Trunk can have different source port and destination
port.
• Automatic NAT Traversal – Leave this box unchecked.
• Enable Channel – After all above parameters are entered correctly, check this box
to activate the channel. The system will send authentication to the service provider
to verify the setting.
To copy the information in one row to other rows, select the row and click Copy To. Then
select the rows you want to copy the information to, using CTRL+click and Shift+click
to select several rows. Click OK.
To delete a row, select it and click Delete.
Creating a SIP Trunk Profile
Different SIP service providers may support different ways of sending a caller ID. To
provide callees with a more accurate caller ID, you can create a SIP Trunk Profile for a
particular service provider, when necessary. Otherwise, a default profile is used. Once
you have created a profile, you can select it in the SIP Trunk Configuration Edit box (see
Figure 82).
To create a SIP Trunk Profile, in the SIP Trunk Configuration dialog box shown in
Figure 82, click the SIP Trunk Profile button on the right.
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The fields in this dialog box are described in the following table.
Field
Description
Not Sent (default) – Do not send transmitted caller ID
FROM Header – Send the caller ID using the SIP FROM header
SIP Protocol Field
P-Preferred Identity – Send the caller ID using the SIP
P-Preferred Identity header
P-Asserted Identity – Send the caller ID using the SIP
P-Asserted Identity header
Carrier can accept any
number
This is the default.
Carrier can only accept
Calling Number with
minimum x digits
Enter the number of digits, then enter a calling number in the
field below the table in case the carrier cannot accept configured numbers.
Carrier can only accept
assigned numbers as
Calling Number
If you select the this option, specify “assigned numbers” by
clicking the Add button and entering the numbers. To edit or
delete a number you added, select it and click the Edit or Del
button. Enter a calling number in the field below the table in
case the carrier cannot accept configured numbers.
Send Caller Name
Check to also send the caller name to callees.
Enable Standard RecordRoute Header
Check this box if the SIP service provider uses SIP RecordRoute and the SIP trunk cannot make or receive calls. If it
already works, DO NOT CHECK or UNCHECK this box. [Service
provider Bandwidth.com with Edgewater Route require this
checked]
Incoming DID Number
Field
When a call comes in, the SIP trunk uses To Header or
Request URI as the DID/DNIS number
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Triton T1/E1 Trunk Properties
To open a configuration dialog box for a Triton T1/E1 channel, do one of the following:
• If you’re in the Trunk Configuration window, select a Triton T1/E1 channel from
the trunk channels list, then click Trunk Properties, or just double-click the channel
in the list.
• If you’re in the Trunk View window, right-click the channel and select Channel
Properties.
Figure 83.
Triton T1 Configuration dialog box
Following are the parameters for the Triton T1 Configuration dialog box:
Parameter
Description
T1 robbed-bit signaling
You can set Protocol to one of the following:
• E&M Wink Start (default)
• E&M Immediate Start
Protocol
• Ground Start
• Loop Start
For signaling from one board to another, only E&M Wink Start is
supported. Loop Start, Ground Start, and E&M Immediate Start
protocols cannot be used for interfacing between two boards.
Dialing Delay
Specifies the delay, in milliseconds, after trunk seizure and before
digit dialing. This configuration will slow down the system transmitting digits to the CO by a defined delay to avoid missing digits. Do
not change this value unless advised.
Caller ID and DID Collection
You can select the maximum time-out delays, in seconds, and the appropriate sequence
of symbols to be collected for Caller ID and DID.
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Parameter
Max. seconds
before the first
digit
Max. seconds
between digits
Description
Maximum wait time before time-out for the system to identify this
digit after either the first ring in ground start or loop start or the
wink in wink start. The range is from 1-6 seconds, or None, with a
default value of 3 seconds. Do not change this value unless advised.
None means no Caller ID or DID information will be collected. All
other options will be grayed out. Use this option to disable Caller ID
and DID collection.
Maximum wait time before time-out between two digits. Default
value is None. Do not change this value unless advised.
Selecting None means the system will only wait for the sequence
of digits that are collected within the length of time specified in the
Max. seconds before the first digit field.
Select up to five incoming symbols to collect from the Caller ID or
DID digits:
• None
Incoming
sequence
•
•
•
•
#
*
# or *
Caller ID
• DID/DNIS
Selecting None in any field of the sequence will terminate the
sequence and automatically disable subsequent entries in the
sequence.
The default sequence is:
“# or *” (and then) “Caller ID” (and then) “# or *” (and then) “DID/DNIS”
Sets up an additional, alternative sequence. You can select another
set of up to five incoming symbols to collect.
Or
Not checking any box is equivalent to checking None in the first
field.
The default sequence is: “DID/DNIS”
Apply to
If appropriate, you can use this button, as described in “Configuring
One or Multiple Trunks” on page 141, to apply the Caller ID
Collection to multiple T1 trunks.
Note: In order for back-to-back T1 and tie trunk T1 configurations to perform properly,
it is recommended that you use the system’s default incoming call sequences:
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Caller ID and DID Incoming Sequence Example
The following is an example of a Caller ID and DID/DNIS incoming sequence window.
Figure 84.
Sample Incoming Sequence window
When a call comes in, the system tries to match the incoming sequence to either the first
or second Incoming Sequence Digit String sequence. If no match is found, no Caller ID
or DID digits will be collected.
• The system waits 3 seconds for the first digit to arrive. If the symbol is a #, it continues with the first sequence. Otherwise, it looks for a match to the first (and only)
symbol in the second sequence, the DID/DNIS number.
• For the example, let’s say the system receives the #. It then waits 1 second between
each digit for the next digit until all digits are received. The * symbol is a delimiter
between Caller ID and DID digits.
In this example, the MAXCS ACC/ACM system is expecting either the sequence #CID*DID
or only DID digits for incoming calls. If no match is found for either sequence, no Caller
ID or DID digits are collected.
Triton Analog Trunk GS/LS Properties
To open a configuration dialog box for a Triton Analog Trunk GS/LS channel, do one of
the following:
• If you’re in the Trunk Configuration window, select a Triton Analog Trunk GS/LS
channel from the trunk channels list, then click Trunk Properties, or just doubleclick the channel in the list.
• If you’re in the Trunk View window, right-click the channel and select Channel
Properties.
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Figure 85.
Triton Analog Trunk GS/LS Properties window
Note that you can use Apply to in this dialog box to apply changes to other trunks of
the same type.
Parameter
Interface Type
Description
Select the type of trunk that will interface with this trunk
channel:
• Loop Start Trunk
• Ground Start Trunk
Single – Default setting for North America
Incoming Ring
Impedance
Double – For countries using Ring-Ring-Silent type of ring
pattern
The resistance of electrical current to alternating current,
measured in Ohms. Impedance occurs when power or signal
is transferred from one circuit to another. When a trunk interface impedance is greatly mismatched with the CO analog
line, it may result in static noise and echo heard by IP phone
users. The system automatically selects the impedance profile that best matches the Triton trunk interface with the CO.
In the rare case where you are not getting the best match,
you can disable this feature by checking Disable Impedance Match During System Startup, and you can set the
Impedance manually.
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Parameter
Description
Match Impedance button
Changes the Impedance setting to the best match for the
selected trunk channel, and then measures noise and returned echo with this impedance setting. Results are displayed in the Diagnosis section of the dialog box. The system
automatically runs a matching test upon system startup, unless you disable the feature. If later you connect a new analog line to an empty port or replace an existing line, you need
to click this button to best match the impedance.
Match Result button
Shows the result obtained the last time the Match
Impedance button was clicked for that trunk.
Disable Impedance Match
During System Startup
Check to disable automatic impedance matching during
system startup.
Caller ID Receiving
Select as None, FSK or DTMF for receiving caller ID digits.
For North America, the caller ID is FSK signal on analog
trunk.
Centrex Flash Duration
(ms)
Specifies the Flash Duration time in milliseconds, with a
range from 150 ms to 1000 ms.
Out of Service With Trunk
Seizure
When checked, if the trunk is set to Out of Service, the system will busy out the trunk. The CO will treat this trunk as a
busy line and WILL NOT place a call to this trunk. (By default,
this option is unchecked.)
Enable Dial Tone
Detection (Outgoing)
When enabled, the trunk channel must detect outgoing dial
tone prior to making the call.
Enable Answer Debounce
(Incoming)
Enables a timeout period of 2 seconds (for ignoring false CO
disconnect signal), after answering an incoming call.
Loop Break Duration (ms)
Disconnects signal if CO breaks loop current. You can set the
duration from 200 to 1000 ms. 600 ms is common in North
America.
Tone Disconnect
Busy tone (reorder tone, fast busy tone, error tone, and so
on) or dial tone (continuous tone, and so on). This should be
used in conjunction with drop in loop current. For COs who
cannot guarantee loop break, this may be the only option.
Slide setting adjusts the gain from -6 dB to 6 dB for every
Triton Analog Trunk channel.
Receiver/Transmission
Gain
The gain is not adjustable, by default. The user needs to run
the diagnosis first to change the gain. The diagnosis process
determines the max gain based on the diagnosis results.
The default setting is 0 dB, and it is highly recommended
that you not change this setting.
Caution! Setting the volume too high will cause distortion in
voice quality and/or missed DTMF digits.
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Parameter
Trunk to Trunk Gain
Description
This configuration is to set Gain for calls that involve two analog trunks (one in and one out). Because an analog trunk
typically has energy loss of 3-12 dB, a two-trunk operation,
like VM out call and MobileExt, may have low volume issues
because energy loss is doubled. This configuration can compensate for the energy loss. The valid range is 0 to 6 dB. Recommended value is 3 dB.
Caution: Setting the Gain too high may cause distortion in
voice quality and DTMF tone. Your CO may not be able to
recognize the dialing number if DTMF tones are distorted.
Last Diagnosis Time
The last time the Diagnosis button was clicked.
Diagnose button
Use this button to view the Noise Level, Echo Return Loss,
and Hybrid Echo Return Loss, measured using the current
Impedance setting.
Noise Level
The noise level (displayed after you click the Diagnose
button or the Match Impedance button). Acceptable range
for Noise Level is less than -67 dBm in value. For example,
Noise Level of -72 dBm is good and -63 dBm is poor. You may
experience high background noise and low voice volume if
Noise Level is poor.
Echo Return Loss
The measurement for echo return loss (displayed after you
click the Diagnose button or the Match Impedance
button). Acceptable range for Echo Return Loss is less than 12 dB. For example, Echo Return Loss of -19 dB is good and
-8dB is poor. The IP phone users may hear their voice coming
back (echo) if Echo Return Loss is poor.
Hybrid Echo Return Loss
The measurement for hybrid echo return loss (displayed
after you click the Diagnose button or the Match
Impedance button). Acceptable range for Hybrid Echo
Return Loss is less than -6 dB.
Rx Level at 600 Ohms
The Rx Level measurement at 600 Ohms, obtained by
clicking the Test Rx Level button. See Test Rx Level
button, below.
Test Rx Level button
Tests the receiving level of the trunk channel on a call to your
local CO’s Milli-Watt Test Number after you set the
Impedance parameter to 600 Ohms and the Rx Gain to
0dB. Results are displayed in the Rx Level at 600 Ohms
field.
Performing Impedance Match on Your Own
For each individual analog trunk that is connected to the CO when the system starts up,
MAXCS automatically selects an impedance profile to best match the Triton trunk interface with the CO. In the unlikely event that this automatic selection does not yield the
optimal voice quality, you may want to disable the feature and select the best impedance
by trial and error method.
To disable automatic impedance matching, check the Disable Impedance Match
During System Startup check box.
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Using the Match Impedance Button
Whenever a new analog trunk is connected to an empty port or is replacing an existing
trunk, you will need to use the Match Impedance button to select the best impedance
profile.
To do this, follow these steps:
1.
Click Impedance Match. While the match is in process, you’ll see a “progress” box.
When the process is complete, a dialog box offers information.
Figure 86.
Match Impedance dialog box
The Impedance parameter setting in the main dialog box is changed to the best
match selection, and the measurement for noise and returned echo is performed
with this impedance setting. The results of this measurement are displayed in the
Diagnosis section of the main dialog box. The Hybrid Echo Return Loss field
shows the measurement before adaptation of the selected Impedance profile, and
the Echo Return Loss field shows the measurement after adaptation of the selected
Impedance profile.
Note: If the Hybrid Echo Return Loss reading of a trunk is worse than -6 dB, for
example, -5 db, the trunk may be subject to VoIP voice quality problems. Use
this trunk to connect to analog phones only, or configure it to be the least
used trunk. (Acceptable range for Hybrid Echo Return Loss is -6dB to -26dB.)
Noise Level should be less than -67dBm (acceptable range is -67dBm to 90dBm).
2.
Make calls from the trunks to test voice quality.
3.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 for all other trunk channels.
If the Hybrid Echo Return Loss and Noise Level are not within the acceptable range, take
the following steps to troubleshoot:
1.
Change the trunk to a different port on the Triton board, then diagnose again (this
is to rule out a hardware problem).
2.
Check to see if any wire taps to the trunk wire (bridge tap). If so, remove them, then
test again.
3.
Request the CO to check the trunk conditions, including Line Loss, and longitudinal
balance.
The Match Result Button
Clicking the Match Result button shows you the result you got the last time you clicked
the Match Impedance button for that trunk.
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Figure 87. Impedance Match Result dialog box
Measuring the Rx Level of a Trunk Channel
In order to perform this test, you need to obtain the local CO’s Milli-Watt Test Number
from your CO. When dialing this number, a 0dB tone is sent. For example, if your number
is 510-252-9712, the Milli-Watt Test Number from the local CO is 510-252-0020 (the
prefix 510-252 is the same).
1.
Write down the Rx Gain, then set it to 0dB and click OK.
2.
Write down the Impedance setting, then change it to 600ohm and click OK.
3.
Call the number you got from your CO, as noted above.
4.
Click the Test Rx Level button. When the test is complete, a dialog box opens.
5.
Click OK. The Rx Level measurement shows in the Diagnosis section of the dialog
box.
If you call your local CO’s Milli-Watt Test Number, the acceptable range for Rx Level
should be between -6dB and -3 dB, with -5dB being ideal.
6.
Restore the Impedance and Rx Gain settings, and click OK.
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If You Need to Improve the Rx Level
If the Rx Level measurement is between -6 to -9 dB, and IP phones are used, take the
following steps to increase the gain for the Triton analog trunk to IP phone connection:
1.
Go to VoIP Board configuration and click Advance.
2.
Increase the Transmitting gain to IP Extension to 9 for the Triton Analog Trunk. (Do
NOT change the gain in the trunk property of the Triton Analog Trunk Board, since
it may impact the echo canceller performance.)
If the Rx Level measurement is worse than -9dB (for example, -10 dB) you should contact the CO to adjust the line loss to the acceptable range.
If You Don’t Have the Milli-Watt Test Number
If you don’t have the local CO’s Milli-Watt Test Number, you can follow the steps below
to measure the line loss when calling two local trunks:
1.
Copy \C:\Post Office\Phrases\Lang1\phrase9900 to \C:\Post
Office\Phrases\LangCustom folder. Rename it an unused phrase name, for example,
phrase0990 (the number must be less than 1000).
This phrase is a 1 kHz test tone.
2.
Select an unused AA and set the AA to play the prompt phrase you named in step 1
(0990 in this example).
Figure 88.
3.
Setting the AA to play a prompt phrase
Set the Timeout to Repeat Current Level.
Figure 89.
Setting Timeout to Repeat Current Level
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4.
Select a trunk as a testing reference – an analog trunk with a specific phone number
is best – and set the trunk In Call Routing to the Test Line Loss AA.
Figure 90.
Setting trunk In Call Routing to an AA
5.
Call from one trunk to the testing reference trunk. You should hear a 1kHz tone
playing at the originating side.
6.
While the tone is playing, measure the Rx Level at the trunk that is making the
outgoing call.
If the reading is less than -6 dB, for example -3 dB, take the following steps to
attenuate the gain for the Triton Analog Trunk to IP phone connection:
a.
Go to VoIP Board configuration and click the Advance button.
b.
Set the Transmitting gain to IP Extension to 3 for the Triton Analog Trunk. (Do
NOT change the gain in the trunk property of the Triton Analog Trunk Board,
since it may impact the echo canceller performance. If the reading is -6 dB to 14 dB, for example, -12dB, no change is needed.
If the reading is -15 dB to -18dB, take the following steps to increase the gain for
the Triton Analog Trunk to IP phone connection:
a.
Go to VoIP Board configuration and click the Advance button.
b.
Set the Transmitting gain to IP Extension to 9 for the Triton Analog Trunk. (Do
NOT change the gain in the trunk property of the Triton Analog Trunk Board,
since it may impact the echo canceller performance.)
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If the reading is worse than -18 dB, you should contact your CO to adjust the line
loss to the acceptable range.
Incoming Call Routing
To set incoming call routing for a trunk, select the trunk on the General tab, then click
the In Call Routing tab in the Trunk Configuration window. The trunk location shows
in the title bar.
Figure 91.
Trunk Configuration, In Call Routing tab
Regular Trunk Calls
For each trunk—or using Apply to to apply the settings to multiple trunks—you can set
routing for the three time periods defined in the System Configuration window,
Business Hours tab (“Setting Business Hours” on page 49).
• During Business Hours
• Outside Business Hours
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• Non Workdays
Within each of these time slots, you have the following routing options for incoming calls:
• Route to an extension selected in the list
• Route to an auto attendant number selected in the list
• Route to a Line Park line selected in the list (see “Line Park Configuration” on page
253)
• Route to the operator
Outgoing Call Blocking
To set outgoing call blocking for a trunk, select the trunk in the General tab, then click
the Out Call Blocking tab in the Trunk Configuration window.
Figure 92.
Trunk Configuration, Out Call Blocking tab
If you select Trunk allowed for Outside Calls at Any Time, call restrictions set in
System Configuration, Outcall Routing, and Extension Configuration still apply to calls
made on the trunk.
If you select Outside Calls Allowed According to The Following Schedules, you can
then use the Schedule 1, 2, and 3 options to set up to three different time periods during
which calls are allowed. You can use Apply to to apply the settings to multiple trunks.
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In Call Routing Configuration
In Call Routing rules determine how the system routes incoming trunk calls to various
targets. The system’s routing steps are as follows:
Step
Routing Process
1
Match DID number configured in extension, workgroup, or hunt group. If there
is no match, go to the next step.
Match caller ID defined in the Caller ID Routing table. If there is a match and
• today is a holiday, route the call according to the Holiday Profile’s routing
2
rules.
• today is not a holiday, route the call according to business hour routing rules
defined in the Caller ID Routing configuration.
If there is no caller ID match, go to the next step.
Match DNIS number defined in the DNIS Routing table. If there is a match and
• today is a holiday, route the call according to the Holiday Profile’s routing
3
rules.
• today is not a holiday, route the call according to business hour routing rules
defined in the DNIS Routing configuration.
If there is no DNIS number match, go to the next step.
4
If today is a holiday, route the call according to the Holiday Profile configured for
the trunk port that the call is coming in on. If today is not a holiday, route the
call according to the business hours routing rules defined in the In Call Routing
tab of the Trunk Configuration window.
The In Call Routing Configuration window lets you enter Caller ID and DNIS numbers into
a routing table and set routing rules for a matched number.
To configure In Call Routing, select PBX > In Call Routing Configuration.
Caller ID Routing
When an incoming call comes through a trunk with Caller ID, the system can route the
call to the proper extension, to the auto attendant, or to the operator, based on the
Caller ID number collected.
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In order to locate an entry in the Caller ID table for an incoming call, a full match is
required.
To access Caller ID routing, click the Caller ID Routing tab in the In Call Routing
Configuration window.
Figure 93.
In Call Routing window, Caller ID Routing tab
Adding and Deleting Caller ID Route Entries
To add entries to the Caller ID routing table, click the Add button. In the dialog box, type
in a Caller ID Number and a descriptive Caller ID Name, then click OK.
The number and name entries have the following requirements:
• The Caller ID Number field allows only 0-9, “-” (hyphen), and “*” (asterisk). For
example, both 5102529712 and 510-252-9712 are acceptable.
• The Caller ID Name is descriptive and optional; it can be used to remind you about
the nature of the number and routing. For example, you might give the 2529712
number the name “Tech Support.”
To delete an entry, select it in the Caller ID number list, then click Delete.
Defining Caller ID Routing
After adding an entry, you define it by first selecting it in the list. When you select an
entry, its name and other defined attributes, if any, appear in the fields of the tab. You
can edit any of these attributes.
For each number, you can set routing for three distinct time periods defined in the
Business Hours tab (see “Setting Business Hours” on page 49):
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• During Business Hours
• Outside Business Hours
• Non Workdays
Within each of these three time slots, you have the following routing options for incoming
calls:
• Route to a particular extension selected in the list
• Route to a particular auto attendant selected in the list
• Route to the operator
Also, you can set additional routing attributes based on:
• Holiday Profile – Routes incoming calls based on Holiday Profiles configured in
System Configuration (see “Routing Calls on Holidays” on page 50)
• Business Hours Profile – Routes incoming calls based on Business Hours Profiles
configured in System Configuration (see “Setting Business Hours” on page 49).
During Business Hours, Outside Business Hours and Non Working Day are
defined and selected by Business Hours profile.
• Language Setting – Lets you specify that callers who dialed from the selected caller
ID will hear prompts in the language you set here. This field will have choices only
if you added sets of prompts according to the instructions in “Multilingual
Configuration” on page 93.
DNIS Routing
When an incoming call comes through a trunk with DNIS or DID numbers, the system
can route the call to the proper extension, auto attendant or operator based on the DNIS
or DID number collected.
In order to locate an entry in the DNIS table for an incoming call, a full match is required.
To access DNIS routing settings, click the DNIS Routing tab in the In Call Routing
Configuration window.
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Figure 94. In Call Routing window, DNIS Routing tab
Adding and Deleting DNIS Route Entries
To add entries to the DNIS routing table, click the Add button. Type in a DNIS Number
and a descriptive DNIS Name, and then click OK.
The number and name entries have the following requirements:
• The DNIS Number must be the numbers 0–9 (the hyphen is not accepted in this
dialog box). For example, 2529876 is an acceptable entry, but 252-9876 is not.
• The DNIS Name is descriptive and optional; it can be used to remind you about the
nature of the number and routing. For example, you might give the 2529876 number
the name “Tech Support.”
To delete an entry, select it in the DNIS number list, and then click Delete.
Defining DNIS Routing
After adding an entry, you define it by first selecting it in the list. When you select an
entry, its name and other defined attributes, if any, appear in the fields of the tab. You
can edit any of these attributes.
For each number, you can set routing for three distinct time periods defined in the
Business Hours tab (see “Setting Business Hours” on page 49):
• During Business Hours
• Outside Business Hours
• Non Workdays
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Within each of these time slots, you have the following routing options for incoming calls:
• Route to a particular extension selected in the list
• Route to a particular auto attendant selected in the list
• Route to the operator
Also, you can set additional routing attributes based on:
• Holiday Profile – Routes incoming calls based on Holiday Profiles configured in the
System Configuration window (see “Routing Calls on Holidays” on page 50)
• Business Hours Profile – Routes incoming calls based on Business Hours Profiles
configured in the System Configuration window (see “Setting Business Hours” on
page 49). During Business Hours, Outside Business Hours and Non Working
Day are defined and selected by the Business Hours profile.
• Language Setting – Lets you specify that callers who dialed the selected number
will hear prompts in the language you set here. This field will have choices only if
you added sets of prompts according to the instructions in “Multilingual
Configuration” on page 93.
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Out Call Routing Configuration
There are two ways to initiate outbound dialing in an AltiGen PBX:
• Using the trunk access code – The trunk access code is easy to configure and use.
However, it does not have the capability to resolve complicated dialing situations.
• Using the route access code – Using the route access code with the Out Call
Routing table can resolve the following complicated dialing situations:
– Multiple 10-digit dialing area codes.
– Both 10-digit and 11-digit dialing in the same area code.
– Multiple carriers providing trunks for different purposes. For example, you may
have a local carrier provide trunks for local calls only and a long distance carrier
provide trunks that can accept only long distance dialing.
–
–
–
–
Block certain dialing patterns by creating an exceptions list.
Assist VoIP hop-off dialing to another system.
Assist T1/PRI tie trunk hop-off to other system.
Assist system Zoomerang and client application dialing, for example,
MaxCommunicator and MaxAgent. For example, dialing from MaxCommunicator
will carry 11 digits and require the system to remove a digit before making a call
to the carrier if it is a 10-digit dialing area.
– Divide trunks with the same characteristics into multiple routes and prioritize
them when assigning routes on the Default Routes tab or on the Dialing
Pattern tab of the Out Call Routing Configuration window.
When a user dials an outside number using the route access code, the system performs
the following tasks:
• Compares the dialed number with entries in the Dialing Pattern table. If there is a
match, the system uses the route assigned to the dialing pattern to make the outbound call. The route assigned to the special dialing pattern may have a digit manipulation rule to add or remove digits from the dialed number.
• If there is no match in the Dialing Pattern table, the system examines the digits to
determine if the call is a local, long distance, international, or emergency call. The
routes defined in the Default Routes tab are used to process the call.
Configuring Out Call Routing
To configure out call routing, select PBX > Out Call Routing Configuration.
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The following configuration steps may help you configure out call routing correctly.
1.
Before you configure Out Call Routing, make sure a route access code is configured
in the System Configuration window, Number Plan tab. If you have a problem
changing a first-digit assignment in the Number Plan tab to a route access code,
you may need to set the Access Code in the Trunk Configuration window for all
trunks to None.
2.
Create a route and assign trunks to the route. Typically, different types of trunks will
be grouped to different routes. For example, you may need to create a local route
for local trunks, a long distance route for long distance trunks, and a VoIP route for
IP trunks.
3.
Assign routes as Default Routes so that regular 7-digit, 11-digit, international, and
emergency calls will go through.
4.
Solve a complicated dialing situation by adding an entry into the Dialing Pattern
table and assigning a route to the specific dialing pattern.
5.
If the dialing pattern requires adding or removing digits, you may need to edit the
Digit Manipulation on the Route Definition tab to solve the problem. Repeat
steps 4 and 5 until all complicated dialing patterns are entered and configured
properly.
6.
If a dialing pattern will use another system's trunk to hop-off, you may need to
create a VoIP or T1/PRI tie trunk route and configure digit manipulation to indicate
which system to hop-off to and how to tell another system that this is a hop-off
dialing by adding a trunk access code or route access code in the dialing stream.
7.
If you would like to block a specific dialing pattern, add the dialing pattern and check
Disallow this dialing pattern.
Important
!
Make sure the default 911 route is configured to a route that can accept 911
calls. (See Figure 96 on page 170.) Failure to do so may cause failure of
direct 911 dialing. If you do not want a user to call 911 directly because of
too many 911 dialing errors, you can leave the 911 route not configured. In
this case, you need to let all extension users know that they need to dial
9+911 to call emergency service. A proper warning sticker on the phone to
notify employees about 9+911 dialing would be a good practice.
Some configuration examples are provided at the end of the chapter. Please use them
as a reference to help you configure your dialing pattern correctly.
Working with Route Definitions
A route definition consists of a route name and group of trunks, listed in the order that
the system will use for outgoing calls.
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Figure 95.
Out Call Routing Configuration, Route Definition tab
Parameter
Description
Route Index
For identification purposes only.
Route Name
Description of the route (maximum 40 characters).
You can insert or delete digits from the dialed number. See configuration samples to learn how to use digit manipulation in different situations.
Digit Manipulation
Insert to Head: Insert a string of digits in front of the dialed
number.
Delete from Head: Remove a string of digits from the beginning
of the dialed number.
Member Trunks
Displays the trunks assigned to the selected route. The order in
which member trunks are added determines the order in which
the trunks are used by the system when making an outbound call
(the first trunk listed is used first, and so forth).
Not Member
Displays all trunks that are not assigned to the selected route.
To create a route,
1.
Click Add under the route definition list.
2.
Type in a name and index number, and click OK.
3.
To add trunks to the route, select trunks from the Not Member list and use the
button to move selected trunks to the Member Trunks list.
4.
Use the Up and Down buttons to change the position of a trunk in the Member
Trunks list. This is the order in which trunks are accessed.
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5.
Click Apply.
To delete a route, select the route you want to delete and click the Delete button.
Setting Default Routes
You can set default routes for four types of outgoing calls: local, long distance,
international, and emergency.
!
It is important that you set up default routes right after routes are defined.
Failing to do so will cause outbound dialing failure.
Click the Default Routes tab in the Out Call Routing Configuration window to
configure default routes.
For each type of call,
the system will use
trunks specified in the
“1” field, if available,
otherwise use trunks in
the “2” field, and so on.
Figure 96.
Out Call Routing Configuration, Default Routes tab
The above configuration means:
• The system has a group of analog trunks and a T1 digital trunk from a local carrier
that can accept local and emergency calls.
• The system has a T1 digital trunk from a long distance carrier that can only accept
long distance calls.
• The administrator segmented local trunks into two routes, "Local Analog" and "Local
T1". A "Long Distance T1" route is created for the T1 from the long distance carrier.
• When a user makes a local call, the administrator wants the system to use local T1
trunks first. If local T1 trunks are busy, then the system uses local analog trunks.
• When a user makes an emergency call, the administrator wants the system to dial
out from local analog trunks first. If local analog trunks are busy, the system uses
the local T1 trunk.
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Working on Dialing Patterns
If your system is using a route access code, most likely you have one of the following
situations:
• Your area may have multiple 10-digit dialing area codes.
• Your area may have both 10-digit and 1+10 digit dialing in a same area code.
• Your system needs to borrow another system's trunk to make an outbound call over
an IP or tie trunk.
• You would like to block a dialing pattern in addition to system restriction setting.
Dialing patterns are exceptions. If you can, minimize the number of dialing pattern
entries. Most companies don’t need to create dialing patterns.
Creating a Dialing Pattern
1.
Click the Dialing Pattern tab on the Out Call Routing Configuration window.
Figure 97. Out Call Routing Configuration, Dialing Pattern tab
2.
Click Add.
3.
Type in the prefix and pattern length, and click OK.
4.
Assign routes to this prefix by selecting routes from the lists in the Route Priority
section of the Dialing Pattern tab.
5.
If this is a restricted number or pattern, skip step 4 and select the Disallow this
dialing pattern check box.
Deleting a Dialing Pattern
Select the pattern you want to delete, and click the Delete button.
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Dialing pattern configuration tips
• If a dialing pattern has multiple routes assigned to it, the system will try to use the
first route configured to process the call that has this dialing pattern. If the first route
is busy or not in service, the system will use the second route, and so on.
• If a dialing pattern requires the system to add or remove digits, a route with digit
manipulation configuration needs to be set up correctly. This means that you may
need to have the same group of trunks belong to different routes. Each route may
have a different digit manipulation rule.
• If you are using dialing pattern to restrict outgoing calls, you need to be aware of
the following system implementations:
– The system first checks to see if the number is blocked for this extension (a setting
in the Extension Configuration window, Restriction tab).
– The system then checks the System Configuration Call Restriction tab settings
to see if this number is blocked by the system.
– The system then checks the Dialing Pattern configuration, and if a specific number or pattern is not blocked, the system will dial the number through a proper
route.
In other words, if extension and system call restrictions are not blocking a number
or pattern, you can use Out Call Routing to build restriction rules to block numbers
or patterns.
Configuration Example - Solving 10-digit Dialing
Situation: Company ABC located in Dallas, area code 214, has one PRI circuit from the
local carrier. Both 214 and 972 area codes are local 10-digit dialing area codes. The
carrier will reject the call if the system dials 1214 or 1972 when dialing a local call.
1.
Create a route to include all the T1 channels.
2.
Apply the route to Default Routes.
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3.
On the Dialing Pattern tab, add two dialing patterns: “1214” and “1972”, each with
a pattern length of 11.
4.
Define a route called “10-digit Dialing” and add all T1 channels to the route. In the
“Digit Manipulation” section, check the first box, select Delete from Head, and
delete 1 digit:
5.
Apply the “10-digit Dialing” route to dialing pattern 1214 and 1972:
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Resolving Dialing Delay for Non-USA/Canada
Countries
When installing the AltiGen system outside of North America, you may experience dialing
delay when dialing through E1/PRI trunks that are using en-bloc (buffering digits and
sending all digits at once). The system dialing logic may cause a 7-second inter-digit
dialing delay for en-bloc trunks. To reduce the dialing delay, the following configuration
is recommended:
1.
On the Number Plan tab in the System Configuration window, select a digit for
route access.
2.
On the Route Definition tab of the Out Call Routing Configuration window, add
a route definition entry for en-bloc and assign the member en-bloc trunk(s).
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3.
On the Dialing Pattern tab of the Out Call Routing Configuration window, add
dialing pattern definition entries for the following prefixes:
• prefix = 0, length = 11
• prefix = 00, length = 14
• prefixes = 1-9, each length = 7
In the Route Priority field, use the list to select the En-Bloc route definition
(assigned in step 2).
The Dialing Pattern tab should look similar to the next figure.
With this configuration, the system will see that all digits have been collected and will
send digits to the CO, instead of waiting 7 seconds for the dialing to finish.
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Extension Configuration
The Extension Configuration window provides for creating extensions and setting their
attributes. To open the Extension Configuration window, either click Extension
Configuration on the toolbar or select PBX > Extension Configuration.
Note: To set up an application extension, see “Application Extension Configuration” on
page 107. To set up an IP extension, see “Setting Up IP Extensions” on page 207.
To set up a mobile extension, see “Mobile Extension Configuration” on page 225.
Figure 98.
Extension Configuration window
There are three types of extensions:
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• Physical Extensions are associated with a physical port and device, usually a telephone set. This is what most users think of as an extension.
• Virtual Extensions are not associated with a physical port. Virtual extensions can
be used as message mailboxes and in telephone sharing environments. Users of a
virtual extension can log in on any available station to access physical extension
features using Feature Codes.
• IP Extensions are generally associated with an AltiGen IP phone. The option is
unavailable when the Enable IP Extension option is not checked. When Enable IP
Extension is checked, it will allow the AltiGen IP phone to log on as an IP extension.
About the Apply To Button
A change you make to an extension can often be applied to one or more other extensions
by using the Apply To button.
Clicking the Apply To button opens a list of all extensions to which the change can apply.
Select the extensions to which you want to apply the change (all are selected, by default). Use the Shift or Ctrl keys to select several extensions.
The Apply To button is disabled unless a change you made can be applied to other
extensions. When you use the button to apply changes to multiple extensions, it works
on only those changed attributes that can be applied.
Setting up Extensions
Set up new extensions in the Extension Configuration window.
1.
Click the Add button below the Agent/Supervisor/Extension list.
2.
Type an Extension Number.
The number must begin with a number assigned to be used for extensions, and it
must be the length assigned to extensions, both of which are set on the Number
Plan tab in the System Configuration window, as described in “Setting a System
Number Plan” on page 44.
3.
If you have a multi-site setup, with multiple AltiServ systems connected over IP, a
VoIP Domain is created in the AltiEnterprise configuration. If you want to publish the
extension to all AltiServ systems within the VoIP Domain, check the Global Extension check box. “(Global)” will be displayed beside the extension’s type in the
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Agent/Supervisor/Extension list. No configuration is needed on other AltiServ
systems on behalf of this extension.
These are the benefits of making an extension a Global extension in a multi-site
installation:
• A user from any system only has to dial the Global Extension number, and
AltiEnterprise will resolve the routing through the VoIP Domain setting.
• Any user within the VoIP Domain can forward voice mail to this Global extension.
• The client applications MaxCommunicator and MaxAgent can see this Global
extension number even it is not an extension in the local system.
4.
Select the Type of extension from the two options, Physical or Virtual. Unless this
is an analog extension and you know the GatewayID/BoardID/Channel number,
creating a new extension as a virtual extension is recommended. You can activate
the extension from an analog or IP phone by using #27+password to log in. The
system will determine the Gateway ID, Board ID, channel number, or IP address
automatically.
5.
Depending on the type of extension you’re creating, take one of the following
actions:
• If you’re setting a virtual number, you’re done. Click OK.
• If you’re setting up a physical extension, select an available physical location—
gateway, board and channel for the line—then click OK.
The board ID and the channels (the ports) are displayed and available if they have
not yet been assigned to an extension. Use the Next and Prev buttons in the
Location section to select a location.
After you create an extension, you can set basic attributes on the Extension Configuration General tab. These attributes are discussed below.
Setting Personal Information
The top section of the General tab is for Personal Information:
• First Name and Last Name of the extension user, each with a maximum of 32
characters.
Note: Only letters can be used for these fields. Inputting numbers or symbols (such
as “#”, “*”, “/”, “-” are blocked, so as not to conflict with Dial by Name (#34)
and other feature codes.
• Password for the extension user. The default is the system default password set on
the Number Plan tab in the System Configuration window.
A valid password must be 4 to 8 digits (numbers or letters A-Z) in length and cannot
be the same as its extension number. Basic password patterns, such as repeated
digits (1111), consecutive digits strings (1234), or digits that match the extension
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(Ext. 101 using 1012, 9101, 10101, and so on) are not allowed. The letters map
to numbers as follows:
Numbers
Letters
Numbers
Letters
2
A, B, C, a, b, c
6
M, N, O, m, n, o
3
D, E, F, d, e, f
7
P, Q, R, S, p, q, r, s
4
G, H, I, g, h, i
8
T, U, V, t, u, v
5
J, K, L, j, k, l
9
W, X, Y, Z, w, x, y, z
• Department – In an AltiEnterprise VoIP domain, departments can be defined and
extensions can be assigned to a department by using Enterprise Manager. When this
is done, the department is displayed here.
• DID Number – Each extension can be assigned a DID number. This number does
not have a fixed length, but the length must be long enough (range 2–16) for the
system to match the DID incoming call.
If you configure a 10-digit DID number and inbound digital trunks only receive 4
digits, the last 4 digits of the DID number configured will be matched.
• Transmitted CID – Each extension number can be assigned a caller ID number.
When an outgoing call is made by this extension through PRI or IP trunks, the caller
ID number entered in this field will be transmitted to the receiving caller.
When an extension user makes an outbound call through a PRI trunk, the system
will transmit the Caller ID based on the following rules:
• If the Transmitted CID is configured, the number will be sent.
• If the Transmitted CID is not configured, the DID number will be sent if it is a valid
10-digit number.
• If the DID number is not configured or not valid, the Area Code and Phone
Number entered in the Trunk Configuration window will be sent.
• If the Area Code and Phone Number are not configured in the Trunk
Configuration window, the System Main Number in the System Configuration
window will be sent.
Note: These rules may be overridden by your PRI CID configuration or the SIP Trunk
Profile you’re using.
• E911 CID – A number entered in this field will be transmitted as the caller ID for
911 calls made by this extension.
Note: If a number is not entered in the E911 CID field, the Transmitted CID is
transmitted as the caller ID for 911 calls made by this extension.
• Description – Optional descriptive information such as cubicle number or job title.
• Language – Sets the language the extension user will hear for voice mail and
system prompts. If voice mail and system phrases have been translated into other
languages and properly added to the C:\PostOffice\Phrases directory, the languages
will be selectable from the Language list. (See “Multilingual Configuration” on page
91 for information on adding translated prompts to the MAXCS system).
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• Feature Profile – Sets an extension feature profile that includes enabling or disabling of extension features. The feature profile must first be configured by the administrator on the Feature Profiles tab of System Configuration (see “Feature Profiles” on page 77).
• A feature profile assigned to an IP phone should have #26 enabled.
• Enable Dial-By-Name – Select this box to allow incoming callers to search the
extension list by employee name for this extension.
• Enable Intercom – Select this box to enable the intercom call feature for this extension. Pressing #93 allows the user to make an intercom call to another intercomenabled extension.
Note: Intercom is available for extensions on Triton Analog Extension Boards and
AltiGen IP Phone Extensions.
• Agent - Allows the extension to be added as a member of one or multiple hunt
groups or workgroups. “(Agent)” will be displayed in the extension’s Type field, next
to the extension type.
Account Code
These settings determine how callers use any account codes you have established when
making outgoing trunk calls.
For information on creating account/code associations, see “Creating Account Codes” on
page 56.
• Enable Forced Account Code – Forces the user to enter an account code.
• Override Allowed – Prompts the user to enter an account code, or the user can
press # to bypass the account code.
• Account Code Validation – Forces the user to enter a valid account code.
• For Long Distance Call Only – The system determines if an outgoing call starts
with a long distance or international prefix. If it does, the call will require an account
code.
• Block Account Code Display – The account code table will not be displayed when
the user tries to tag the account from MaxCommunicator and MaxAgent. This prevents the user from seeing account codes they do not need to see.
Call Recording Options
The system administrator can specify a recording license assignment and the following
non-workgroup call recording options for an agent extension.
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Listening in to or recording a conversation without the consent of one or both parties
may be a violation of local, state, and federal privacy laws. It is the responsibility of
the users of this feature to assure they are in compliance with all applicable laws.
License Assignment
• Concurrent Session – When this extension is in recording state, a recording license
is consumed; otherwise, a recording license is not being consumed by this extension.
• Dedicated Seat – Assigns this extension a recording license for its exclusive use.
The license is consumed whether or not the extension is recording.
Recording Options for Non-Workgroup Calls
• Disable – No recording of non-workgroup calls.
• Auto record to central location – Records all the extension’s non-workgroup calls,
which are saved to a centralized location (defined in System > Recording
Configuration – see “To Enable and Configure Centralized Recording” on page
102); this option requires either a shared Concurrent Recording Session license or a
Dedicated Recording Seat license to be available.
• Record on demand to central location – Records non-workgroup calls on demand, which are saved to a centralized location (defined in System > Recording
Configuration – see “To Enable and Configure Centralized Recording” on page
102); this option requires either a shared Concurrent Recording Session license or a
Dedicated Recording Seat license to be available.
• Record on demand to extension VM – Records non-workgroup calls on demand,
which are saved to the extension’s voicemail box. No license is required for this option. If the recording file size is larger than the mailbox size set for the extension,
the recording file is discarded. The administrator should assign a large enough mailbox size to this extension. (The mailbox size setting is on the Mail Management
tab.)
Note: The recorded file will not be forwarded to e-mail as an attachment even if mail
forwarding is enabled to forward voice mail to e-mail.
• Record X out of 10 calls – If recording to a central location, automatically records
all incoming non-workgroup calls at a specified interval for every 10 calls. Group calls
are not recorded.
For example, if you set to record 4 out of 10 calls, the 1st-4th and 11th-14th, and
so on, will be recorded. The shaded calls will be recorded in the following example:
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Recording Tone
• Disable – No tone is played during a recording.
• Insert tone before recording – Plays one tone to alert the parties that the
conversation is being recorded.
• Insert repeating recording tone – Plays a low-volume background tone every 15
seconds to alert both parties that the conversation is being recorded. The tone is recorded together with the conversation. The tone does not disrupt the conversation.
Note:
• The recording session starts when the call enters the connected state and ends when
hang up or flash is pressed, or when the call is transferred.
• The recording setting at Extension Configuration only applies to non-workgroup
calls. The recording setting at Workgroup Configuration only applies to workgroup
calls. To allow an agent to record all calls (non-workgroup and workgroup), both
recording settings must be enabled.
Physical Location and Type
You can change the extension’s type and location.
Changing the Type
The type of extension – physical or virtual – is set when you create the extension. After
you create the extension, the type is displayed in brackets in the Agent/Supervisor/
Extension list on the left side of the Extension Configuration window.
You can change a Virtual extension to a Physical one, and vice versa.
If you change the type to physical, you can also set the location and configure the line
as discussed in the “Setting the Line Properties” on page 184.
For details about IP extension configuration, see “Setting Up IP Extensions” on page 207.
Assigning a Location to a Physical Extension
When changing a virtual extension to a physical extension, the Location parameters are
available. If you know which board and channel this extension is wired to, you can use
the Prev and Next buttons to select the correct board and channel number for this
physical extension.
Changing the Location
To change the location of a physical extension, select the extension number in the list of
extensions, then click the Prev or Next buttons to change the board and channel settings until the location you want is displayed. Like other changes, this change isn’t finalized until you click Apply.
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Setting the Line Properties
For a physical extension, you can configure hardware options on the port used for the
extensions. To do so, select the extension number in the list of extensions, then click the
Line Properties button to open a dialog box that is specific to the board used for the
extension.
Triton Analog Station Line Properties
If you select a Triton Analog Station Board extension and click the Line Properties
button, you’ll see the Triton Analog Station Line Properties box.
You can also access this window by double-clicking a span in Channel Mapping List of
the Triton Analog Station Board configuration window.
Figure 99.
Triton Analog Station Line Properties dialog box
Configure the following hardware extension-specific features.
Parameter
Description
Message format with which to send Caller ID information:
• None
Caller ID Signal
Format
• SDMF – Single Data Message Format for supporting and
sending a single data type, such as phone numbers.
• MDMF – Multiple Data Message Format for supporting and
sending multiple data types, such as name and number
information. (Default for US/Canada installation.)
• DTMF – Dual Tone Multi-Frequency, composed of high and
low frequencies, for touch tone dialing.
Type of Message Waiting indicator for the phone set:
• None
Message Waiting
Signal Type
• FSK/SDMF – Frequency Shift Keying/Single Data Message
Format indicator.
• FSK/MDMF – Frequency Shift Keying/Multiple Data Message
Format indicator. (Default for US/Canada installation.)
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Parameter
Description
Specifies the Flash Duration time in milliseconds:
• 85-750 (default)
• 50-600
Flash Duration
• 100-700
• 150-800
• 200-900
• 300-1000
Ringing Frequency
(Hz)
Select the frequency in Hz that is necessary for the equipment
attached to this line: 28 (default) or 20.
Line Disconnect
Signal
The loop current break desired for answering supervision. Range
600-1000 ms (1000 ms is default).
Specifies how Caller ID will be detected:
Caller ID
Transmission
Methods
• CID between 1st and 2nd ring - Caller ID is received between
first and second ring. (Most common in US/Canada)
• DT-AS+CID prior to ringing - Dual Tone Alerting Signal Caller
ID is received prior to ringing.
• RP-AS+CID prior to ringing - Ring Pulse Alerting Signal Caller
ID is received prior to ringing.
Receive from phone
(dB Gain)
Range -3 ~ +3 db
You can decrease or increase the extension phone's talk volume
with this setting. Default is 0 dB.
Range -3 ~ +3db
Transmit to phone
(dB Gain)
You can decrease or increase the extension phone's receiving
volume with this setting. The volume will be lower or higher for
the extension user. Default is 0 dB.
IP Extension Configuration
See “Setting Up IP Extensions” on page 207 for information on configuring this section
of the Extension Configuration General tab.
Phone Display Options
For analog and IP phones, the administrator can select what information is to be
displayed.
Depending on the number of display lines on the LCD, the phone can be set up to show
two lines of specific caller information on the display.
In the Phone Display field, use the Number Line and Name Line lists to select the
caller information to display:
• Caller Number
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• Caller Name
• DNIS Number
• DNIS Name
• IVR Data
• User Data
Note: For most phones, the number line can only display a number. If the Number Line
is set to Caller Name, DNIS Name, User Data or AA Data, the phone may
display “Unknown” on the number line.
Alti-IP 600 and IP 705 Phone Display Notes
For the Alti-IP 600 and IP 705, the Name Line displays caller information under the
following conditions:
• If Name Line is set to Caller Name, it will display caller name. If there is no name
information, the number will be displayed.
• If Name Line is set to Caller Number, it will display the caller number. If there is
no number information, “Unknown” will be displayed.
• If Name Line is set to DNIS Name, it will display DNIS name. If there is no name
information, the DNIS number will be displayed.
• If Name Line is set to DNIS Number, it will display the DNIS number. If there is
no number information, “Unknown” will be displayed.
Configuring Group Options for an Extension
In the Extension Configuration window, Group tab, you can see the groups to which an
extension is assigned, and you can change those assignments. Hunt groups are created
in the Huntgroup Configuration window (see “Establishing Hunt Group Membership” on
page 238). Workgroups are created in the Workgroup Configuration window (see
“Establishing Workgroup Membership” on page 265). Group members are assigned in
those configuration windows, as well.
Once a group is established, use the Extension Configuration window, Group tab, to
configure hunt group and workgroup options for an individual agent extension, such as
how much wrap-up time to allow that individual agent after a workgroup call.
You can assign an extension to and remove an extension from a group in the Extension
Configuration window too. To assign an extension to a workgroup, the extension must
be designated as an Agent extension. This is done on the General tab of Extension
Configuration (check the Agent check box). A hunt group member does not have to be
designated as an Agent.
To configure group options for an individual extension,
1.
Select the extension number from the Agent/Supervisor/Extension list in the
Extension Configuration window. The extension number and type appear in the title
bar of the window.
2.
Click the Group tab. You see a list of groups the extension is a member of and a list
of groups the extension is not a member of. If the extension is an agent, both workgroups and hunt groups are shown. If the extension is not an agent, only hunt
groups are shown.
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Figure 100. Extension Configuration window, Group tab
Adding or Removing Group Assignments
You can assign an extension to a hunt group in the Huntgroup Configuration window and
to a workgroup in the Workgroup Configuration window. Conversely, you can assign a
hunt group or a workgroup to an extension in the Extension Configuration window.
1.
On the Group tab, click the group number in the Not Member list.
2.
Click the Add button to move it to the Member list.
Note: If a hunt group or workgroup is configured to Ring All Available Members, the
maximum number of members is 20. See “Setting Call Handling Options” on page
244 for details.
To remove a group assigned to a physical or virtual extension,
1.
Click the group number in the Member list.
2.
Click the Remove button. The group moves to the Not Member list.
Note: You can use Shift+click and Ctrl+click to select more than one group.
Setting Wrap-up Time
You can set the Wrap-up Time for the selected physical agent extension. This option
doesn’t appear for a virtual extension or a non-agent extension. Wrap-up time is a system delay between the time an agent finishes a workgroup call and the time the next
call is routed to the extension. It gives the agent time to finish up with notes, prepare
for the next call, log out of the group, or click the “Not Ready” button in MaxAgent. You
can set a wrap-up time of up to 29 minutes, 59 seconds.
1.
Check the Allow Workgroup Wrap Up Time check box.
2.
Using the lists, select the minutes and seconds for the delay. Be sure to set at least
enough time (for example, 5 seconds) to allow an agent to click the “Not Ready”
button in MaxAgent after putting the caller on hold and going onhook.
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Setting Inter Call Delay
This configuration applies only to calls waiting in queue. The Inter Call Delay can create
a time delay before the next workgroup call in queue rings the extension after the extension finishes one of the following activities:
• Makes an internal or outbound call
• Receives a direct inbound call
• Accesses voice mail
It is possible that an agent may execute one of the above activities during the wrap-up
period after finishing a workgroup call. The following rules govern which delay timer will
take effect:
• If Wrap-up time is still active, the Inter call delay will be ignored.
• If Wrap-up time is expired when one of the above activities is completed, the Inter
Call Delay will be applied. The system will not pass a workgroup call to an agent until
Inter Call Delay is expired.
1.
Check the Inter Call Delay check box.
2.
Using the lists, select the seconds for the delay.
Picking Up a Call from the Workgroup Queue
Check Allow pickup call from workgroup queue to allow a MaxAgent user to pick up
a call from the workgroup the agent belongs to. The agent needs to be in the log-in state
to be able to pick up a call from the queue.
Logging Outbound Workgroup Calls
You can assign an agent to an outgoing workgroup, which is useful for call detail reporting and workgroup statistics. All calls made by the agent while logged into the workgroup
will be tracked as calls from the workgroup. The agent’s outgoing workgroup can be assigned to any workgroup of which he is a member.
To set an agent’s outgoing workgroup,
In the Log Outbound Call to Workgroup field, use the list to choose a workgroup from
among the workgroups the agent belongs to. If the Allow agent to change check box
is selected, the agent can change the outgoing workgroup from the phone set by using
feature code #53 or from MaxAgent.
When a user is first assigned to a workgroup, it is set as their default outgoing workgroup
and remains so no matter how many workgroups the user is subsequently assigned to.
If an agent is unassigned from their outgoing workgroup, the outgoing workgroup is
automatically set to N/A.
Setting up Station Speed Dialing
For each extension, you can set up to 20 station speed dial numbers. The numbers available are from 00–19, and are entered by the user following the extension speed dial access code, #77.
To work with Speed Dialing settings, click the Speed Dialing tab, then select the extension you want to set speed dialing for.
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Figure 101.
Extension Configuration, Speed Dialing tab
Editing Speed Dial Entries
1.
Double-click the Station Speed ID number you want to work with, or select the
number and click Edit. Or click Add to add an entry.
2.
Select the ID number using the arrow, type in a name for the Speed Dial entry, then
the full number as you would dial it, with a maximum of 20 digits per entry. For example, the phone number 914085551212 comprises 9 (trunk access code), 1 (long
distance prefix), followed by 408 (area code), and finally the seven digit telephone
number.
Valid digits include 0 through 9, #, *, and (,) comma. The comma represents a
one-second pause.
Setting the Mailbox Options
The Mail Management settings define how voice messages are handled for an extension: whether the mailbox is information only or is full-featured, how messages are announced and processed, and how much capacity is allotted to message storage.
To work with mailbox settings, select the extension number you want to work with from
the Agent/Supervisor/Extension list, then click the Mail Management tab.
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Figure 102. Extension Configuration, Mail Management tab
Setting an Information-Only Mailbox
You can select the Information Only Mailbox check box to set virtual or physical extension mailboxes to Information Only, then click Apply to to set one or more extension
mailboxes.
An Information Only mailbox allows callers to listen to customized recorded announcements. To repeat the announcement, callers are instructed to press the # key. This mailbox does not take messages from the caller.
Disabling a Mailbox
When you disable a mailbox, a special greeting is played to announce that this mailbox
is not accepting new messages.
Assign Exchange Integration License
Check this check box if the selected extension is to be integrated with Microsoft
Exchange.
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SMTP/POP3 Setting
• Email Name – The user’s e-mail name without the @domain. The default e-mail
name is ext[extension number], that is, the letters “ext” followed by the extension
number. For example, the default e-mail name for extension 2497 would be
ext2497.
• Retrieve Voice Mail by Email Client – When selected, this sends voice mail to the
user’s e-mail as an attachment.
Mail Forwarding Options
• Enable Mail Forwarding – When selected, the user’s e-mail will be forwarded to
the e-mail address you specify in the Forward Email Address box. The address
should be a full address, including the domain (for example,
jsmith@thecompany.com).
If you enable mail forwarding, you also specify what you want done with the original
messages after they have been forwarded. In the drop down list you can choose to:
– Delete Messages after Forward
– Keep the Messages as New
– Keep Messages as Saved
Setting Message Playback Options
You can use the following check boxes to turn on or off options for listening to playback
of recorded messages. These options apply to both new messages and saved messages,
and they can be applied to multiple extensions using Apply to.
Parameter
Description
Announce Message
Sender Before Playback
Selected, the user hears the type of the message sender
(internal or outside) before listening to recorded messages.
Announce Time Stamp
Before Playback
Selected, the user hears the timestamp (time and date) of
each message before playback.
Confirm Callback Number
Selected, the system reads back the caller’s number and asks
the caller to confirm.
Enable Distinctive Call
Waiting Tone
Selected, the extension user will hear a "beep" tone when
there is a call waiting in the extension's queue.
Play the Newest Voice
Message First
Selected, new voicemail will be retrieved first. When not
selected, the system will play voicemail based on first-in-firstout (FIFO).
Press Zero Option
This option allows a caller to press “0” while listening to this extension’s greeting. Use
the list to select one of the following forwarding destinations for the call: Voice Mail,
AA, Extension, Group, Operator (default), Outside Number, or Line Park. When
the caller presses “0,” the call will forward to the specified destination.
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Setting Mailbox Capacities
You can set various mailbox capacities with the following options:
Parameter
Description
Max Number of
Messages
Maximum number of messages stored in the user’s mailbox.
The range is 1–999, defaulting to 100.
Mailbox Size
Mailbox size in MBs of stored messages. The range is 1–500
MB, with a default of 50.
Max Message
Length
Maximum length of voice messages in minutes. The range is
1–30 minutes, with a default of 5 minutes.
Retention Length of
Saved Messages
Number of days saved messages are archived by the system.
The range is 1–90 days, with a default of 60.
These options can be applied to multiple extensions using Apply to.
Setting Message Notification Options
The Notification tab of Extension Configuration provides for setting notification options
on new incoming e-mail as well as voice messages.
To work with notification settings, select the extension number from the Agent/
Supervisor/Extension list, then click the Notification tab.
Figure 103.
Extension Configuration, Notification tab
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Note: You can use Apply to to apply notification settings to one, some, or all extensions. See “About the Apply To Button” on page 178 for more information on using
Apply to.
Setting the Message Types for Notification
Select the types of messages for which the extension user is notified:
• None – No notification. Selecting this option does not prevent the user from getting
message waiting indicators or stutter dial tone when new messages are received.
• Urgent Voice Messages Only
• All Voice Messages
The system will perform notification under the following conditions:
• Extension's message notification is set to Urgent Voice Messages Only.
• Extension's notification Schedule is set to Non-Business Hours.
• Voice mail received during business hours is marked urgent.
• Extension user does not check the urgent message.
The system will start notification as soon as it enters non-business hours.
Note: Message notification can also be set in MaxCommunicator/MaxAgent, and the
settings are reflected in MaxAdmin.
Emergency Notification
When any extension dials an emergency number, the system can make calls to specified
extensions, groups, or outside numbers. To configure this option, select the extension/
group/outside number, and check the When Emergency Number Has Been Dialed
check box.
Emergency-number calls are logged to SecurityAlert.txt (see “Where Security Alerts Are
Logged” on page 194.)
Unusual VM Activity Notification
When certain unusual activity is detected from an extension’s voice mail, the system can
notify a designated extension. This option is intended to help detect if a hacker has obtained control of and is making calls from an extension’s voice mail. To alert an extension
(usually the administrator) when either of the following abnormal activities are happening, select the extension and check the option When unusual call activity has been
detected:
• When calls made from voice mail are unusually long (by default, more than 120
minutes)
• When the number of calls made from voice mail is unusually high (by default, more
than 20 calls in one voice mail session)
When the designated extension is notified, the system will play "Unusual call activity has
been detected from Extension xxx. More than yy calls have been made from the extension's voice mail. Please verify with the extension user." Or "Unusual call activity has
been detected from Extension xxx. The extension made more than a yyy-minute call
from the extension's voice mail. Please verify with the extension user." The security notification will be made only once within a call.
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Setting Parameters for Unusual VM Activity
To change the parameters for the number of calls or length of a call, you must add the
following strings and values to the Windows registry:
• SecurityConnectionDuration (value range is from 1-1440 minutes [24 hours]). When
the setting is out of range, the default of 120 minutes will be used.
• SecurityNumberOfCalls (value range is from 1-100 calls). When the setting is out of
range, the default of 20 calls will be used.
Adding security values to the registry
To add one or both of the above security values to the Windows registry:
1.
Choose Run from the Windows Start menu, type regedit, and click OK.
2.
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AltiGen Communications,
Inc.\AltiWare\InitInfo.
3.
On the right side of the Registry window, right-click and choose New > DWORD
Value.
4.
Type one of the security strings listed above, then double-click the entry.
5.
Choose Decimal as the Base option.
6.
Type the value you want (see the allowed range listed above) in the Value data text
box, and click OK.
7.
The value you enter appears in parentheses in the Data column.
8.
For the values you entered in the registry to take effect, from the MaxAdmin menu,
choose Diagnostic > Trace. The Trace Filter dialog box opens. Click the Minute
Task button in the dialog box. Alternatively, you could restart the system for the
values to take effect.
Note: To have access to the commands on the Diagnostic menu, you must first log
into MaxAdmin with the password jazzy and then again with the administrator
password.
Where Security Alerts Are Logged
Security alerts are logged to ...\AltiServ\Log\SecurityAlert.txt. The log includes
date, time, extension number, pad number, and the alert reason. Emergency calls are
also logged to this file. Following are some examples:
2007-02-04 08:30:25 Extension 212 made more than 20 calls from voicemail(1:2)
2007-02-04 16:00:50 Extension 395 made more than a 120-minute call from
voicemail(0:6).
2007-02-18 09:05:32 Extension 395(2:3) made an emergency call-###.
Note: A SecurityAlert.txt file does not appear in the ...AltiServ\Log folder until a
security alert event has created it.
Setting the Type of Notification
There are three options for sending the notification or reminder message: phone,
pager, or extension.
• Extension – Select the Extension radio button, then type the extension number
into the text box.
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• Phone/Pager – First specify the trunk or route access code using the list next to
the Phone radio button. The Any option means to locate any available trunk. Then
type in the number with all relevant dialing prefixes other than the trunk code, using
a maximum of 63 digits.
Note also the following considerations:
• For the Pager option, the system calls the specified pager number and then dials
the system main number (as set in System Configuration, General tab), which is
then displayed on the user’s pager.
For the operator-assisted paging function, the operator phone number and the
pager number must be entered in the <phone number>*<pager number>
format. For example, if the phone number to call the pager operator is 7654321
and the pager number to page the user is 12345678, the notification outcall
number that needs to be entered is 7654321*12345678. When the pager operator
answers the Message Notification call, MAXCS announces the pager number and
the System Main Number (as configured on the General tab of System
Configuration), which will be displayed on the user’s pager. The operator is also
given the option to repeat these numbers by pressing ‘#’.
Outcall to Cellular or PCS Phone Numbers
When an outcall is made by the system (for One Number Access, Message Notification,
Zoomerang, Call Forwarding, and so on) to a cellular or PCS phone, it may ring the phone
once but not necessarily present the call and make a connection. This will happen if the
ringback tone played by the cellular service provider does not conform to standard ringback tones. To work around this problem, append a few commas (,) to the outcall (cellular) number when entering it. Each comma provides a one second pause.
Setting Notification Timing
When notification is configured to an outside phone number, the system will announce,
"This is the outcall notification message for…" after call connection. However, there are
situations when the system may not be able to receive an answer supervision signal from
the carrier. If the system plays the announcement phrase before the notification call is
answered, the phrase will be cut off. The following two options can be configured based
on answer supervision capability:
• Seconds after Dialing – If the carrier of the outside phone number cannot provide
an answer supervision signal, check this option and set a delay time. (Default 5
seconds, maximum 30 seconds.)
Note: If the delay is set too long, the notified party will hear silence before the announcement plays.
• Seconds after Answered – This field is set to 0 seconds and it is not configurable
for notification to a phone number. It means the system will play the announcement
immediately after answer supervision is received.
When notification is configured to a pager, the system will transmit DTMF digits as the
return phone number (the System Main Number as set in the System Configuration
General tab) after call connection. However, there are situations when the system may
not be able to receive an answer supervision signal from the pager system. If the system
sends digits before the call is connected, some digits will be cut off. The following two
options can be configured based on answer supervision capability:
• Seconds after Dialing – If the pager carrier cannot provide an answer supervision
signal, check this option and set a delay time. (Default 5 seconds, maximum 30
seconds.)
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• Seconds after Answered – If the answer supervision signal is provided by the
carrier, check this option and set the delay timer to 2 to 5 seconds. In some cases,
the pager carrier cannot detect DTMF right after the call connection. (Default is 10
seconds, maximum is 30.)
Note: You may need to try a different delay setting to make sure the user return
number is transmitted properly after configuration.
Setting Notification Business Hours
You can choose from three options for when the extension user is to be notified of new
messages:
• Non-Business Hours – Notify only during non-business hours. Business hours are
set in System Configuration, Business Hours tab (see “Setting Business Hours” on
page 49).
• From/To – Notify during a specified time of day. Select the hours in the From and
To time scroll boxes.
• Any Time – Notify at all times (every day).
Enabling Message Notification
After configuring your message notification settings, to enable message notification,
check the Allow Extension User to Configure Forwarding, Notification and
Reminder Call to an Outside Number check box on the Restriction tab of Extension
Configuration.
Configuring Calling Restrictions
To work with extension call restrictions, select the extension number you want to work
with from the Agent/Supervisor/Extension list, then click the Restriction tab.
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Figure 104.
Extension Configuration, Restriction tab
Note: You can use Apply to to apply call restriction settings to one, some, or all extensions. See “About the Apply To Button” on page 178 for more information on using
Apply to.
Setting Call Restriction Options
You can use one of the following options in setting restrictions on an extension or on
multiple extensions using Apply to.
• No Restrictions on Outcalls
• Internal Calls Only – Extension-to-extension.
• Internal, Local, and Unrestricted Area Codes – Allow extension to call internal,
local, and area codes defined in the Unrestricted Area Codes in the Call
Restriction tab of the System Configuration window.
• Allow Internal/Local/Unrestricted, and Defined Prefixes – In addition to the
above privilege, allow the extension to call prefixes you specify in the Prefixes
Allowed boxes. Include all relevant prefix numbers (for example, if appropriate, you
would include 1+area code before the number). This configuration will not override
System Prohibited Prefixes set in System Configuration.
• All Calls Allowed Except the Defined Prefixes – In addition to System Prohibited
Prefixes, you can block this extension from dialing the numbers defined in the
Prefixes Disallowed boxes.
Setting Other Call Restrictions
Other call restriction rules can deny or allow the following:
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• Allow Calls to be Transferred or Conferenced to an Outside Number – When
selected, the internal extension user can log into voice mail, make a call to a second
party, then transfer or conference to a third party.
• Allow User to Configure Forwarding, Notification, and Reminder Call to an
Outside Number – This setting regulates extension call forwarding, voice mail
notification, and reminder call configuration. If this setting is not checked, you will
see a warning message open when trying to set up forwarding to an outside number.
International calls are not allowed if the fourth option is not checked.
• Allow Outside Caller to Make or Return Calls from within VM System – When
selected, an outside caller can dial into the system, log in to the extension’s voice
mail, and make or return calls from the voice mail (Zoomerang feature). International calls are not allowed if the fourth option is not checked.
• Allow Outside Caller to Make or Forward International Calls from within VM
system – This setting regulates making international calls from voice mail and forwarding to an international number. You need to check the second and third options
to be able to check this option.
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Allowing any of these options may increase the potential for toll fraud.
Make sure the password is properly configured to prevent an intruder from
using this voice mail box to make an outbound call. AltiGen recommends
that you leave the fourth option unchecked for all extensions at all times.
Setting Answering Options
Answering options include forwarding, handling busy calls, handling no-answers and
other options. Which options are available depends on the type of extension. Virtual and
physical extensions each use somewhat different answering options.
You can use Apply to to apply answering settings to one, some, or all extensions. See
“About the Apply To Button” on page 178 for more information on using Apply to. However, since the available options vary with the type of extension, you can only apply the
choices to the same type of extension.
For example, If you are working with the settings for a virtual extension, you can use
Apply to to apply changes to one, some, or all virtual extensions, but not to physical
extensions.
To work with extension answering options, select the extension number from the
Agent/Supervisor/Extension list, then click the Answering tab.
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Figure 105.
Extension Configuration, Answering tab
Forwarding All Calls
Call Forwarding is available to all types of extensions.
This is the Call Forwarding feature that is also accessible by the extension user by dialing
#36.
A One Hop Limit to Call Forwarding for a Transferred Call
There is a one hop limit to call forwarding when the call that is being passed is a transferred call. For example, extension 100 receives a transferred call and forwards this call
to extension 101; extension 101 is set to forward all calls to extension 102; extension
102 receives the call but CANNOT forward this call to another extension.
A 10-Hop Limit to Call Forwarding for Direct Calls
For direct calls, there is a “10-hop” limit to call forwarding. For example, extension 100
forwards to extension 101, 101 forwards to 102, 102 forwards to 103, and so on,
through extension 120. A call to extension 100 will be forwarded to 101, which will forward to 102, which will forward to 103, and so on, until the call has been forwarded 10
times. At that point, the call will not be forwarded again; if the last extension in the forwarding chain does not answer, the call is sent to extension 100’s voicemail.
If there is a loop condition in the forwarding chain (for example, 100 forwards to 101,
101 to 102, and 102 back to 100), the call is sent to the first destination’s voice mail.
To enable call forwarding, select Enable Call Forward to, then indicate the forwarding
destination. You can use Apply to to act on multiple extensions, with the restrictions
discussed in the previous section. The forwarding options are as follows:
• To Voice Mail
• To AA – Select the auto attendant number to use in the list under the option.
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• To an Extension – Select an extension from the list.
• To a Group – Select a group from the list.
• To the Operator
• To an Outside Number – This option is available if it is allowed in the Other Call
Restrictions option in the Restriction tab, as discussed in “Setting Other Call
Restrictions” on page 197. Also, see “Outcall to Cellular or PCS Phone Numbers” on
page 195.
If you choose Outside Number, select a trunk or route access code to use in the
small list on the left, and type in the full prefix and phone number.
• To Line Park – If configured, select a Line Park group (configured in “Line Park
Configuration” on page 253) from the list.
• To Free Format – This option is available only to virtual extensions.
Note: Using an IP extension, APC extension, or Paging Group as a forward target is
not supported. Forwarding over IP and E1 trunks is not supported.
You can enter up to 40 digits and can use 0-9, *, #, and “,”. One “,” represents one
second of delay.
You can use this configuration to send out additional DTMF digits to an extension,
hunt group/workgroup, or outside number. Here is an example: Virtual extension
100 is set to forward all calls to "200,,,123". Extension 101 makes a call to extension
100. The call is forwarded to 200. If 200 is an extension, 3 seconds after extension
200 picks up the call, extension 200 should hear DTMF tones (123). If 200 is a hunt
group or workgroup with agent 201 and 202, when the agent (either 201 or 202)
picks up the call, after 3 seconds the agent should hear DTMF tones (123).
Two other examples using Free Format: "92529712,,,,,5,,,211" means dial trunk
access code 9, and an outside number 2529712, wait 5 seconds, dial 5, and wait 3
seconds, then dial 211. Second example: "102,,01,,,5#" means dial extension 102,
wait 2 seconds, dial 01, wait 3 seconds, and then dial 5#.
For a trunk call, the wait time starts right after the digits are dialed (even while the
target phone is ringing). For an extension call, the wait time starts after connecting
to the extension (it does not when ringing begins).
• To Paging Trunk – This option is available only to virtual extensions. To use this
option, you have to select a paging trunk in Trunk Configuration.
Note: Forwarding calls to a pager is possible but not recommended since callers will
only hear what is heard when calling a pager and will not know to enter a return
phone number unless instructed.
Do Not Disturb
Enable Do Not Disturb – Check this option to send all calls for the selected extension(s) to the extension’s voice mail. This feature is also accessible by the user at the
user’s station by dialing #33. Note that this overrides any One Number Access settings
for the extension.
Handling Busy Calls
You have several options for handling calls while the extension is busy, and again, the
options vary depending on the extension type. If you do not enable busy call handling,
the caller simply hears a busy signal.
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To enable the options, check the Enable Busy Call Handling check box, then select
from the following options:
• Forward to Extension – Select an extension number in the drop-down list. See “A
10-Hop Limit to Call Forwarding for Direct Calls” on page 199.
• Forward to Voice Mail
• Place Caller in Queue – Places caller in the extension’s personal queue. This option
is available only if Multiple Call Waiting or Live Call Handling is turned on.
• Forward to AA – Select the auto attendant number to use in the list under the
option.
• Forward to Line Park – Select a Line Park group to route the call. (See “Line Park
Configuration” on page 253.)
Setting Call Waiting Options
Call waiting options are available only if the Enable Busy Call Handling check box has
been checked.
• Enable Single Call Waiting – Sets up single call waiting. This feature gives an alert
tone (audio beep) to indicate that a call is waiting. This feature must be enabled in
order to conference incoming calls.
• Enable Multiple Call Waiting – Enables a “personal queue” of multiple calls waiting. This allows the user to transfer or park the current call before picking up the
next call in queue.
• Enable Live Call Handling – This feature is mainly for the system operator. It
allows callers to stay in the personal queue while the extension user is checking voice
mail or operating other features. The caller will hear a ring back tone while in queue.
The call will be shown as "ringing" on AltiConsole.
Handling Unanswered Calls
The No Answer Call Handling function provides options for handling calls when no one
answers the extension within a specified number of rings.
Except for Enabling One Number Access, these options are not available to virtual
extensions.
To enable these options, check the Enable No Answer Handling check box.
Use the Number of Rings Before Handling scroll box to select a number between 2
and 20 for the times the telephone rings before the call is handled by the system.
Select one of the following options for no answer call handling:
• Forward to Extension – Select an extension number in the drop-down list. See “A
10-Hop Limit to Call Forwarding for Direct Calls” on page 199.
• Forward to Voice Mail
• Forward to AA – select the auto attendant number to use in the list under the
option.
• Forward to Line Park – use the list to select a Line Park group to route the call to.
(See “Line Park Configuration” on page 253.)
Enabling One Number Access
This check box option is available to all extension types, but with qualifications:
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• It is available to physical extensions only when the Forward to Voice Mail option
is selected.
• It is not available when Forward to AA, Forward to Extension, or Forward to
Line Park is selected.
Configuring One Number Access
One Number Access (ONA) gives the caller an option to find the extension user when the
extension is ring no answer. Caller still has the option to leave a voice mail if the system
is unable to find the extension user.
Note: Options on the tab are disabled unless One Number Access has been enabled as
a No Answer option on the Answering tab of the Extension Configuration
window.
Figure 106.
Enable One Number Access option on the Answering tab
Also, if the Enable Do Not Disturb option is selected in the Answering tab, the call is
forwarded to voice mail regardless of ONA settings.
To configure ONA, select the extension number from the Agent/Supervisor/
Extension list, then click the One Number Access tab.
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Figure 107.
Extension Configuration, One Number Access tab
One Number Access Options
In the One Number Access tab, use the list to select an option for One Number Access:
• Disabled
• Enabled at any time
• Enabled during business hours only
• Enabled during non-business hours
• Enabled based on schedule
If you select this last option, Enabled based on schedule, you can then select and set
up to four different time periods using the From and To time lists.
After choosing any of the enabling options, you set the Verify Caller ID and
Forwarding choices, and these are discussed below.
Note: You can also enable and set up One Number Access remotely through
MaxCommunicator.
Disabling One Number Access
You can disable ONA for the extension by selecting the Disable option. Selecting
Disable on this tab does not destroy the data you might have entered. For example, if
you entered a group of Caller IDs to use to identify the caller, these will be available if
you enable one number access at a future time.
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Call Screening
When the Enable Call Screening option is checked, callers accessing One Number
Access will be prompted to record a name in order to continue the ONA process. The
recorded name is played after the callee (ONA target) answers the call and optionally
enters a correct password. The callee will then hear the caller’s name and can decide
whether or not to accept the call.
Setting Caller ID Verification
You can check the Verify Caller ID based on the following check box and then type
in up to 10 phone numbers in the text boxes. Whenever the system detects a call from
one of the numbers entered here during the selected schedule, the system searches for
you by dialing the numbers configured in the Forwarding Number fields.
Caution! If ONA is enabled and no numbers are entered for Caller ID Verification, ONA
is available to all callers.
Caller ID verification entries should be complete phone numbers.
Using a Password Verification
You can also enter a random “password” number such as “5555” so that any caller who
knows this password can use ONA to find you, regardless of where they are calling from.
Once you’ve set this up, you need to instruct the caller to dial 1 during your personal
greeting, then enter the “password” to use ONA.
Specifying Forwarding Numbers
The Forwarding Numbers are used by the system to find the user when ONA is active.
You can set up to four different numbers. When ONA is active, the system dials the
forwarding number(s) in the order they are displayed on the One Number Access tab.
The Forwarding Number order does not correspond to the Schedule order.
You can forward to another extension, or to an outside number. You can use an outside
number only if the extension is set to allow for Transferred/Conferenced/Forwarded
calls on the an Extension Configuration Restriction tab under Other Call Restrictions.
When you use the outside number option, select a trunk or route access code in the list
and type in the phone number as it would be dialed after keying the access code.
Check the Check Password option to force users to enter their extension password
when a call is forwarded to them via ONA. This ensures that only the owner of the
extension can answer the call.
You can set the ONA ring duration from 5 to 45 seconds using the Ring for ... seconds
list. Default value is 20 seconds. The system will ring the ONA target within the specified
time limit. If the ONA call is not answered within the ring duration, the system will terminate the ONA call. This option will prevent a cell phone voice mail from answering the
ONA call and recording the ONA announcement phrase into the cell phone voice mail box.
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Setting Up Monitor Lists
The Monitor List tab provides for setting up lists of extensions for which call processing
events can be monitored by the extension user. Once a monitor list is established, the
application logging into the extension can receive call events for the monitored extensions. The monitor list is available in the MaxCommunicator and MaxAgent Monitor windows, AltiConsole, and in Line Monitoring events in AltiGen SDK.
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Listening in to or recording a conversation without the consent of one or
both parties may be a violation of local, state, and federal privacy laws. It
is the responsibility of the users of this feature to assure they are in
compliance with all applicable laws.
Restrictions and Defaults
• Monitoring is effective for physical and virtual extensions; physical and virtual extensions have monitoring rights, and can be monitored. If you place a physical or
virtual extension in a Monitor List, that extension will show in the client application’s
Monitor window.
• If you add an extension (1001, for example) that belongs to Workgroup A to the
Monitor List for a member of Workgroup B, the Workgroup B member will only be
able to pick up personal calls to 1001, not workgroup calls.
• In MaxSupervisor, the user can monitor only the workgroup(s) he or she logs in to,
regardless of the monitoring rights assigned to his or her extension in MaxAdmin.
Configuring a Monitor List
To set up a monitor list, select the extension number to receive the monitoring rights
from the Agent/Supervisor/Extension list, then click the Monitor List tab.
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To block the
extension from
seeing caller
names and
numbers,
check this box
Figure 108. Extension Configuration, Monitor List tab
To block the extension from seeing any Caller Name and Number details on the Monitor
tab of MaxAgent and MaxCommunicator, check the Block Caller Name and Number
box.
To add members to the list,
1.
From the Monitor Available list, select the extensions to add to the extension
user’s MaxCommunicator Change Monitor window.
2.
Click Add to move the extensions to the Monitor List.
To remove members,
1.
Select the extensions in the Monitor List.
2.
Click Remove.
Check the Trunk Monitor Enable check box to allow monitoring of the AltiLink Plus
trunk events at the selected extension.
Click the Default button to return the settings to the default – the extension can monitor
its own calls.
About Viewing Remote Extension Activity
In order for agents in MaxAgent and MaxCommunicator to see the activity for remote
extensions on the Directory tab, those agents must add the remote extensions to their
Monitoring lists.
If they do not add the remote extensions to their Monitoring list, they will still see the
remote extensions, but they will not see any activity for them.
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Setting Up IP Extensions
The AltiGen IP phone communicates with the system using SIP protocol to establish the
signaling channel and media channel (the voice steam, using RTP protocol). With SIP
implementation, the system establishes a signaling channel to an IP phone when the IP
phone is in use.
Figure 109.
Concept of signaling and media channels
The media channel (voice stream) is connected between two IP phones under normal
operation. There are some special situations that require you to configure the IP phone
to connect its voice stream to the server. Please see “Setting an IP Extension” on page
211 for information.
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Figure 110. Signaling and media channel between two IP phones
Signaling Channel—A SIP signaling channel communicates between the system and
the IP phone to perform call control, including call setup, tear down, registration, and
phone feature access. The signaling channel implementation consists of the following
elements:
• SIP Virtual Board—Establishes a logical board ID relationship with other types of
physical boards in the system (displayed on Board View window as SIPSP board).
• SIP Signaling Channel—Creates SIP signaling channels for IP Extensions (access
through SIPSP board, Channel Group configuration).
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• SIP Extension Channel—Establishes a logical channel relationship with other analog and MobileExt ports (displayed on the SIPSP board configuration, Channel Mapping List).
• SIP Extension Channel Activation—Associates an extension with a SIP Extension
channel when IP phones register to the system (displayed in the Extension View
window).
• Media Channel—an RTP channel connects system-to-phone, or phone-to-phone,
system-to-system to carry the digitized voice stream. The codec resource on the
VoIP board will be allocated dynamically based on connection types. If both end devices are IP phones, the media channel can be connected from IP phone to IP phone
using the IP phone’s codec, except when the following is true:
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•
•
•
•
•
H.323 tie-trunk is used
SIP trunk is used
codecs at two end devices are mismatched
extension has Agent setting checked
voice recording is enabled at the IP extension
a NAT router exists between AltiServ and remote IP phone
SIP supports a direct connection of the voice stream between SIP phones. H.323 tietrunks still require the voice stream to connect to the server.
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The media channel implementation consists of the following elements:
• Configure Codec Profile—Creating a profile for each codec type, jitter buffer,
packet length, DTMF tone delivery, and ring back tone treatment (SIP Early
Media).
• Assign Codec to Device—Configuring codec profile to a single IP address or a
range of IP addresses.
• Monitor Codec Usage—Viewing codec usage status.
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Setting an IP Extension
To make an extension an IP extension:
1.
In the Extension Configuration General tab, select the extension from the list at the
left and check the Enable IP Extension check box.
2.
Select the address type.
• Using Dynamic IP Address—The system will associate the IP address to the
extension when the IP phone registers automatically, or when the user logs on
using #27+Enter from the AltiGen IP phone. This is the recommended setting.
• Using Static IP Address—You need to enter the IP address for each IP exten-
sion. This setting is recommended only when connecting to third-party SIP devices such as a Multi-Tech MVP VoIP gateway with FXS ports support. (Refer to “MultiTech Gateway Application Note” in the AltiGen knowledge base, available from
the AltiGen dealer web site, at https://dealer.altigen.com.)
3.
Configure the rest of the IP Extension panel:
• Connect Voice Stream to Server—The IP phone will always connect the media
channel to the server when this box is checked. This box is checked by the system
in the following situations:
• The non-workgroup call recording option is checked for this extension.
• This IP extension is a workgroup agent and the workgroup recording is
checked.
• You allow a workgroup supervisor to barge-in, listen to, coach, or record this
agent's conversation.
• Home Media Server ID—This configuration is meaningful for a multi-gateway
Softswitch system. When multiple chassis are configured to be a single system,
you need to assign IP extensions to the configuration’s Home Media Server to be
able to use its resources for activities such as the following:
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•
•
Access voice mail
Initiate a conference call
Record a conversation
Barge in, listen, and coach by workgroup supervisor
Guidelines:
• If the Softswitch and HMCP Media Server are in the same server, the default
ID “00” will be the Home Media Server ID. No change is required.
• If the HMCP Media Server and Softswitch server are separated, you need to
assign IP extensions to the HMCP Media Server ID.
• If you have two or more HMCP Media Servers, you need to assign each IP
extension to one of them, based on resource usage.
• Enable 3rd Party SIP Device—If the extension is a 3rd party SIP phone or other
device, check this box. You must have a license for each 3rd party SIP device.
• Enable Fallback to Mobile Extension—When this option is checked, and the IP
phone loses its network connection, it will automatically fall back to a Mobile Extension. The mobile extension channel must be specified from the list. This feature
is only available for an IP Extension with a dynamic IP address.
Losing network connection can happen in the following cases:
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•
•
•
The user presses #26 to log out from the IP phone
The server loses connectivity to the IP phone
The IP Extension's channel is taken over by another extension
The user exits from an IP Talk session
Once associated with a fallback mobile extension, when the network connectivity
is restored, the fallback mobile extension stays active, and the user must reregister the phone to reconnect to the server.
Setting VoIP Codec for IP Extension
The system has a pre-configured IP range and codec settings to assist IP phone
deployment.
In Enterprise Manager, click the Codec button. In the Codec list, six codec profiles are
pre-configured:
• G.711 Mu-Law
• Prefer G.723.1 support G.729
• Prefer G.729 support G.723.1
• G.711 A-Law
• Prefer G.711 Mu-Law support G.711 A-Law
• Prefer G.711 A-Law support G.711 Mu-Law
In Enterprise Manager, click the Servers button > IP Codecs tab. Three local IP address
ranges are pre-configured to use the G.711 codec profile:
• 192.168.0.0 ~ 192.168.255.255
• 10.0.0.0 ~ 10.255.255.255
• 172.16.0.0 ~ 172.31.255.255
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When an IP phone registers to an IP extension, the system will check the IP address to
determine which codec to use for the IP phone.
For local IP phone deployment
If your local IP address is not in the pre-configured range, you need to add the local IP
address range into the IP Codec setting. Otherwise the system will use the Default
(Prefer G.723.1 support G.729) setting for your IP extensions.
For remote IP phone deployment
If you do not enter the remote IP phone's IP address into the IP Codec table, the system
will use the Default (Prefer G.723.1 support G.729) setting. You can change the Default
to Prefer G.729 support G.723.1, if desired.
To set up the VoIP codec and define IP address ranges, see “Setting VoIP Codec Profiles”
on page 302 and “Assigning Codec Profiles to IP Addresses” on page 305.
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AltiGen IP Phone Configuration
AltiGen manufactures a series of IP phones. The system administrator can control and
program the following areas for each type of AltiGen IP phone:
• Specify the server IP address that the IP phone needs to register
• Protect the IP phone configuration with a password
• Prevent the user from changing the configuration from the IP phone
• Configure the Trunk Access (Route Access) code
• Configure the time zone and time format
• Specify the TFTP server for firmware updates
• Force the IP phone to reset and download new firmware
• Set SIP transport settings for SIP security
• Enable SIP telephony service for a selected third-party SIP device
• Configure programmable keys
• Allow the IP phone to receive workgroup real time status
• Allow the phone to auto-discover the server’s IP address
To configure the AltiGen IP phone, select PBX > AltiGen IP Phone Configuration.
This opens the AltiGen IP Phone Configuration window, where, after setting up an IP
extension, you can set parameters for the extension.
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Figure 111. IP Phone Configuration window, General tab
The left side of the IP Phone Configuration window displays all the IP phone extensions
that have been set up in the system. The status "Inactive" means the Enable IP Extension box is checked for this extension in the Extension Configuration window, but there
is no IP phone logged in to the extension. The extension may be a physical extension
using an analog phone, a MobileExt, or a virtual extension.
After creating the IP extensions, you can set the following parameters on the General
tab:
Note: The Apply To button works with the following parameters: General, TFTP
Server field (Reset IP Phone and Boot Download options cannot be applied to
multiple extensions), Debug, and Display Workgroup Status (IP 705 and IP
600 phones).
Parameter
Description
Lets you specify the IP address of the MAXCS system the IP phone is connected to. Also see The version of firmware associated with the IP phone
is automatically displayed in the Version field.
General
To protect the configuration on the IP phone, check the Enable Configure
Password check box and assign a numerical password. When the user
presses the Menu button on the IP phone to access the phone configuration
menu, the user will need to enter the assigned password. You can use this
check box for two purposes:
• If you publish the configuration password to the user, only the phone
user would be able to change the phone configuration.
• If you do not publish the configuration password, you can block the
phone user from changing the phone configuration.
Default Trunk
Access Code
Lets you set the digit required to enable a user to return an outside call
from the Call Log. The default trunk access code can be the route access
code, if it is set in MaxAdmin.
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Parameter
Description
Debug
This is for debugging the IP phone using Telnet. You need to enter a
Diagnostic password when logging in to MaxAdmin (before you enter your
Admin password) to enable this configuration.
These settings secure the SIP signaling messages and the RTP. SIP
signaling is secured using transport layer security (TLS). RTP or SIPassociated media is secured using the secure RTP (SRTP) protocol.
• Persistent TLS – Check this setting to have the selected extension
communicate using TLS. The TLS protocol allows applications to communicate across a network in a way designed to prevent eavesdropping,
tampering, and message forgery. TLS provides endpoint authentication
and communications privacy for VoIP systems using cryptography.
If either side initiates SIP messaging with an alternate transport like
UDP or TCP, these are supported, as well.
Note: If Persistent TLS is checked for a third-party IP phone, you also
need to configure the phone, itself, for TLS. If the third-party
phone initiates a UDP SIP message, and Persistent TLS is
checked in MAXCS, then the SIP connection will fail.
SIP Transport
• SRTP – Check this setting to have the selected extension use SRTP.
SRTP is a version of RTP that provides confidentiality and message
authentication. Since the SRTP session key is sent in the SIP signaling
via SDP, the key can be exposed to eavesdropping. So SRTP needs to
co-exist with TLS for the communication to be fully secure.
If SRTP is checked, the voice stream always goes through the server.
If the IP phone is behind NAT, UDP will be used even if TLS and SRTP are
checked, since TLS cannot penetrate NAT.
IP Phone Configuration vs Enterprise Manager configuration:
SIP calls from one Altigen server to another go through a SIP Tie Trunk.
Configuring TLS for this scenario is done in Enterprise Manager. See “SIP
Transport” in the table on page 305.
Extension level policy has priority over the codec profile policy.
If the IP extension supports TLS and the codec profile set in Enterprise
Manager does not, then the IP extension policy holds. That way you can
configure a range of IP addresses in the IP Dialing table or IP Codec screen,
and have only a few IP addresses/extensions support TLS.
If the IP extension does not have TLS configured as its transport, but the
codec profile supports TLS for that extension, then the codec profile policy
holds.
• Offset – a per phone-based configuration that allows a remote IP
phone to display a different time, based on location. The offset is the
time difference, in hours, between the AltiGen system and the IP phone.
Time Display
• Format – a per-phone-based configuration that allows the IP phone to
display the time in one of the following formats: 24 hour (example:
13:15), 12 hour AM/PM (example: 1:15 PM), or AM/PM 12 hour
(example: PM 1:15).
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Parameter
Description
Lets you assign the TFTP server to which the IP phone can connect for
updating firmware when necessary. Enter the IP address of the TFTP server
in the Server field.
TFTP
To reset the phone and download the latest firmware image, check the
Reset IP Phone and Boot Download check boxes. If you only check the Boot
Download box, the firmware will be downloaded when the IP phone reboots
(power cycles) next time.
Note: Make sure the TFTP server is running and the new firmware image
is loaded to the correct directory before you reset and download firmware.
This setting is for a remote IP phone with a private address and behind
NAT. When connecting to the AltiGen system, the system will use this
information to execute the NAT traversal for the IP phone. The NAT status
and address are read-only fields.
• NAT Status – Indicates if the IP phone is behind a NAT router. Read
only.
NAT Setting
• NAT Address – This is the NAT router’s public IP address, as set in the
Extension Configuration window. Read only.
Registry Keep-Alive Duration – Indicates how often a SIP registration message is sent to the server when the IP phone is behind a NAT
router. You need to enter a Diagnostic password when logging in to
MaxAdmin (before you enter your Admin password) to enable this configuration. Default setting is 60 seconds.
3rd Party SIP
Device
Enable SIP Telephony Service – Enables SIP hold, SIP transfer, and SIP
server-side conference features for the selected 3rd party IP phone
extension.
If the IP phone is SIP-enabled, the Flash key (which includes the Hold
button in MaxAgent/MaxCommunicator) is not supported when you check
this setting.
• TOS(Hex) – Type of Service. 8 bits in the IP header are reserved for
the service type. They can be divided into 5 subfields: The 3 precedence
bits have a value from 0 to 7 and are used to indicate the importance of
a datagram. Default is 0 (higher is better). Bits 3 4 5 represent the
following:
Network
Setting
D: requests low delay
T: requests high throughput
R: requests high reliability
• Enable VLAN – If your network administrator has configured VLAN,
check this check box to enable VLAN for the selected phone. Then enter
the VLAN ID for the line port (voice service) and the VLAN ID for the PC
port (data service). (Get these IDs from your network administrator.)
See “Virtual LANs” on page 299 for information on VLANs.
After setting parameters on the General tab, go to the tab that corresponds to the
phone type, and configure the programmable keys (plus the Display Workgroup
Status field on the Alti-IP 600 and IP 705). Programmable key settings are described in
the next table.
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Figure 112.
IP Phone Configuration window, IP 705 tab and IP 710 tab
Note: The Copy From button copies Programmable Key settings from one IP phone
extension to another. No other settings are carried over
.
Parameter
Description
Use the list to assign one of the following functions to the desired keys:
• N/A – When selected, the corresponding programmable key cannot be
used.
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• BLF (Busy Lamp Field) – When selected, enter an extension number in
the field below; this will be associated with the corresponding programmable key to this extension number; the light in this programmable key
indicates that the extension number is busy or ringing. You can select
the Play Beep Tone check box to also have the IP phone play an audible beep or one of several different ring tones when the extension
number is ringing.
Note: The BLF feature can be assigned only to internal extension numbers, not outside numbers.
• Feature Code – When selected, enter an AltiServ feature code in the
field below; this will be associated with the corresponding programmable key to dial this feature code
• Admin Defined # – When selected, this programmable key can be
configured by the administrator only. Enter a valid number 0~9, *, #,
or F (Flash) in the field below.
Programmable Keys
One use for this can be to tag a call with an account code by pressing
one button. For example, entering F#321 for programmable key 1 will
cause a connected call to be tagged with account code 1 (F is for Flash,
#32 is the extension feature code, and in this example, 1 is the account
code). Account codes are set up in System Configuration, Account Code
tab.
• Line Park – When selected, enter the Line Park line ID in the field
below. The user can press this programmable key to park a call or to
retrieve a parked call.
• Call Record – When selected, the user can press this programmable
key to start conversation call recording. This only works for extensions
with Record on Demand selected in the Extension Configuration
window.
• WG Status – (IP710 only) When selected, the user can press this programmable key to see the real-time workgroup status (callers in
queue, longest queue time, number of callers who have waited longer
than the service threshold, and service level).
• User Defined #– (Default) Allows the user to define the
programmable key from the IP phone.
• Headset – (Alti-IP 600, IP 705) When configured from the list for
programmable key 10 (Alti-IP 600) or programmable key 5 (IP 705),
the IP phone user will be able to activate a third-party headset
(certified by AltiGen).
• Flash – (Alti-IP 600) Upon initial installation, the lower left programmable key is set up as FLASH by default. This key can be re-assigned
in MaxAdmin, using the AltiGen IP Phone Configuration window. No
other programmable keys can be configured to FLASH.
Display
Workgroup
Status
!
(Alti-IP 600 and IP 705) When enabled, allows the IP phone to display
workgroup queue status, such as number of queued calls, the current
longest queue time, agent login/logout state by pressing the Down arrow
key.
The configuration in MaxAdmin will override the IP phone’s local
configuration after the IP phone is registered. If the IP phone’s local
configuration is changed while in Basic mode, these changes will be
overwritten by MaxAdmin settings.
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Administrators should perform any updates to the IP phone’s firmware after
normal business hours or when the IP phone is not in use. If the IP phone is
in use during an update, not only will the call will be disconnected, but if the
IP phone is powered off by the user during the firmware upgrade, the IP
phone may become unusable.
Configuring Auto-Discovery of Server IP Address
You can configure option 120, in your DHCP server with your MAXCS IP address, so that
the AltiGen IP phone automatically discovers the MAXCS server IP address and only
needs to have the extension and password entered.
Note: IP phone firmware 2x91 and above is needed for this feature.
In addition to making initial IP phone setup easier, this feature is also helpful when there
is a need to migrate MAXCS to a new IP address. The administrator just needs to update
the new MAXCS IP address in the DHCP server and then reboot all Altigen IP phones.
The phones will automatically pick up the new MAXCS' IP address.
!
In the event that there are two MAXCS servers in a same network and all IP
phones get their IP address from a single DHCP server, some IP phones will
get the wrong server IP address. You need to disable the auto-discovery feature for those IP phones that log on to the MAXCS server that is not configured in the DHCP option 120.
Setting Up DHCP Option 120
Different DHCP servers have different ways to set up options. The following example
uses Microsoft Windows DHCP Server to define option 120. Since option 120 is not
available by default, you must create it.
1.
Open the DHCP configuration window.
Right-click the server
and select Set
Predefined Options
2.
Right-click the server and select Set Predefined Options.
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Click the Add
button
3.
Click Add.
4.
Enter the following:
Name: AltiGen Server IP Address
Data Type: String
Code: 120
Description: AltiGen Server IP Address
5.
Click OK twice.
6.
Under the DHCP scope you created is a field labeled Scope Options. Right-click
Scope Options and select Configure Options.
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Check option 120
and enter the IP
address of your
MAXCS server in
the String value
field
7.
Check option 120.
8.
Enter the IP address of your MAXCS server in the String value field.
9.
Click Apply and OK. The scope now shows option 120.
10. Right-click the scope option 120 and select Activate to activate the scope.
On the AltiGen IP Phone
The IP phone's System menu includes an item called Auto Discovery. The user can
select YES or NO for this menu item. The factory default is YES.
When you Upgrade Firmware
• When you upgrade from firmware that does not support Auto Discovery, Auto Discovery will be disabled by default.
• When you upgrade from firmware that does support Auto Discovery, the Auto Discovery setting will carry over.
• When the user erases the IP phone configuration by using **2 [enter] in the IP
phone menu, Auto Discovery will be enabled by default.
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Possible scenarios
• During the IP phone’s start-up stage, if Enable DHCP is ON and Auto Discovery is
set to YES, the IP phone configures its IP address from DHCP, and at the same time,
it gets the MAXCS SERVER address from DHCP option 120. The user is then prompted to set his extension number and password.
• If Enable DHCP is OFF, then the phone’s IP address and the MAXCS SERVER address must be set manually.
• If Enable DHCP is ON and Auto Discovery is NO, the DHCP option 120 value is
not sent to the IP phone. The MAXCS SERVER address must be set manually.
• If Enable DHCP is ON and Auto Discovery is YES and DHCP option 120 is set, the
IP phone always gets a new IP address, and DHCP option 120 refreshes the value of
MAXCS SERVER, even if MAXCS SERVER already has a value. The screen pauses for
2 seconds while the IP phone gets the MAXCS IP address from DHCP 120.
Disabling Auto-Discovery
To disable auto-discovery on individual AltiGen IP phones, each phone must have its
Menu > System > Auto Discovery menu item set to NO.
To disable auto-discovery on all phones, do not set DHCP option 120, or delete it if you
have already set it.
When auto-discovery is disabled, the MAXCS SERVER address must be set manually.
When You Have Two AltiGen Servers in the Same Network
If there are two AltiGen servers in the same network, some IP phones will get the wrong
server IP address and cause log on failure. See the warning on “Configuring AutoDiscovery of Server IP Address” on page 221.
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Mobile Extension Configuration
If your company has employees working at home or servicing customers in the field, you
can connect their home phones or cell phones to the AltiGen PBX, providing them with
the same productivity features as if they were working in the office.
AltiGen's ExtensionAnywhere capability allows an extension/agent to be:
• On-premise using voice or data wiring
• Mobile or remote using IP phone, cell phone, or PSTN phone
• An extension of another PBX via adjunct tie trunk or over a PSTN trunk simulated as
a mobile extension port.
MAXCS 6.7 allows up to 1000 mobile extension ports to be configured per system.
When configured, the property of the trunk interface is changed to simulate an extension. A mobile extension user will gain most of the system routing, call control, voice
mail, CTI, and call center features through the PSTN telephone network.
A mobile extension includes the following capabilities:
• Call control—transfer, hold, park, call pickup, conference
• Call handling—single/multiple call waiting and queuing, RNA routing, account codes
• Paging through audio output, trunk, extension, IP
• MaxCommunicator, MaxMobile Communicator, and MaxAgent CTI client
• Conversation recording
• Workgroup agent with login/logout and ready/not-ready
• Pressing ** terminates a call (soft on-hook) and gets a dial tone for the next call.
The second * must be pressed within 1.5 seconds, or the system interprets it as
one *.
• #82—Dial tone mute
• Supervisor silent monitoring, coaching, and barge-in
The extension can be dynamically logged in using #27 from an internal, mobile, or IP
device.
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MobileExtSP Board Overview
A simulated physical board (MobileExtSP board) is created when you install the MAXCS
Softswitch. You can configure this board with up to 1000 mobile extension ports. It
handles all systemwide mobile extensions.
Figure 113.
MobileExtSP board diagram
T1, PRI, analog, and SIP trunks can be shared for regular incoming and outgoing calls
and mobile trunk connections.
A mobile trunk can be assigned a Group ID and mobile extensions can be assigned to
the appropriate group.
An analog trunk can be dedicated to one mobile extension user. A PRI trunk and SIP
trunk can only be shared by all mobile extension users.
Configuring the MobileExtSP Board
Note: For a Softswitch with a multi-gateway system, your Release 6.0 MobileExt configuration files are stored in the gateway in the following directory: \altiserv\sp\triton. After upgrading to Release 6.7, you need to manually move these files to the
Softswitch machine’s \altiserv\sp\MobileSP directory. Then reboot the Softswitch.
1.
In the Boards window, double-click the MobileExtSP board. In the Board
Configuration window, double-click a channel group.
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Figure 114. Opening the Mobile Extension Board Configuration dialog box
2.
Click the Add/Remove button to add mobile trunks.
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3.
Add trunks to the Mobile-trunk Member List from the Not Member List by selecting the channels and clicking the Left Arrow button. You can use the Shift key or
Ctrl key to select multiple channels.
You need to assign a Group ID to the channels. This Mobile Trunk Group ID allows
you to differentiate MobileExt users connecting through different trunk types, like
PSTN, SIP, or cell phone gateway. You can assign a mobile extension to use a specific trunk group. For example, if you assign SIP trunk channels from 1-3 to Group
001, and mobile extension 237 is assigned to Group 001, then when you make a
call to Ext 237, only the SIP Trunk channels from 1-3 can be seized. If all three
channels are busy, the call will fail while other mobile extensions using another
mobile trunk group ID may not be impacted.
Mobile extensions are assigned to a group in the ExtensionAnywhere Configuration
dialog box (see Figure 116 on page 231).
Note: If a PRI span is used, only the whole span can be added or removed, not
individual PRI channels. T1 and analog trunks are added or removed
individually.
Although a whole PRI span is added, if Mobile Trunk Allocation is selected
as Shared (see Figure 116 on page 231), individual trunks, when idle, still
can be used dynamically by normal PRI trunk traffic or mobile extensions.
4.
On the left side of the dialog box, configure the fields:
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• Max Number of Extensions—If more mobile channel support is required,
change this to a larger number (1000 extensions maximum), and then reboot
the system.
• Key Simulation—Check the first check box to allow the mobile phone user to
use the * key to simulate “FLASH”. Check the second check box to allow the
user to use ** to disconnect the current call and then get a dial tone without
hanging up the cell phone. The user must press the second * within 1.5
seconds.
• “Transmit Caller ID to MobileExt through PRI” panel. Choose from:
• Send inbound caller ID or extension number
• Send inbound caller ID only
• Replace with following number
• DNIS Access Numbers—If a PRI trunk is used for a mobile extension, a DNIS
access number must be set, so that MAXCS can tell if the incoming call is a
regular trunk call or a mobile extension off-hook request. Click the Add button
in this panel to add a DNIS access number. To remove a number, select it and
click the Remove button.
• Mobile Extension Ports table—displays fields for the channel, target phone
number, caller ID, trunk allocation (shared or dedicated), phrase 1 (Play Phrase
After Answered), and phrase 2 (Play Phrase Before Dial Tone) of each extension
port.
• Mobile Trunks table—displays fields for the board, span, channel, trunk allocation, mobile extension and status of each mobile trunk.
5.
Note the logical ID of the MobileExtSP board. You will need it when you assign an
extension to a mobile port.
6.
When you are finished adding channels as mobile trunks, restart MAXCS.
Configuring an Extension as a Mobile Extension
1.
Open the Extension Configuration window.
2.
To assign an extension to a mobile extension port, select a virtual extension and
change it to a physical extension.
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Figure 115. Changing a virtual extension to a physical extension and setting the location
3.
By clicking the Next or Prev button in the Location panel, select the Logical Board
ID of the MobileExtSP board and Logical Channel ID for this extension, then click
Apply.
4.
Click the Line Properties button to configure the mobile PSTN number and other
options for the mobile extension. (Alternatively, from the Mobile Extension Board
Configuration dialog box you can double-click the mobile extension port to open the
ExtensionAnywhere Configuration.)
The new location is displayed in the Agent/Supervisor/Extension list.
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For a mobile phone using
MaxMobile Communicator, clear
all the Phrase check boxes.
Figure 116. ExtensionAnywhere Configuration - MobileExtSP dialog box
• Name Enter the name of the person using the mobile phone.
• Target Phone Number—Enter the number of the mobile phone. This is used
when MAXCS makes a call through PSTN to the mobile phone. Do not include
the trunk access code.
• Caller ID—Enter the phone number of the mobile phone. This is for incoming
caller ID verification. MAXCS uses it to determine whether a call is from a mobile extension. If the caller ID is matched, the mobile extension user will hear
a dial tone from the system, the same as an internal extension user hears when
the phone is off-hooked.
It's also used to find a mobile channel in the MaxMobile Communicator application, and it is used in the MaxMobile Communicator login.
Note: When a MaxMobile Communicator user logs into MAXSCS, the assigned
extension number, extension password and cell phone number are
used as identification. First, MAXCS checks the extension number and
extension, then it uses the cell phone number to search the mobile
channel table. If MAXCS finds a channel's Caller ID is the same as the
cell phone number, it assigns this channel to the extension number.
The extension is allowed to log in as a mobile extension. If no channel
is found, the login fails.
• Mobile Trunk Allocation—select either Shared or Dedicated.
Shared—When selected, this mobile extension will share mobile trunk ports
with other mobile extension users. You must assign a mobile trunk Group ID to
this extension. The system will dynamically allocate a mobile trunk port within
this Group ID when the system calls out to this mobile extension number.
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When the mobile extension user calls into the system, any mobile trunk port
can answer the call, verify caller ID, and play a dial tone to the mobile extension user.
Dedicated—Only analog trunks can be dedicated mobile trunks. When selected, you need to assign a mobile trunk port to this mobile extension. You have
the option to disable caller ID verification if a mobile trunk port is dedicated to
this mobile extension. The mobile extension user will hear a dial tone when calling into this specific trunk port. Use the Browse button (…) to select the desired mobile trunk.
Figure 117. Mobile Trunks dialog box
• In the Phrase panel, you have three options: You can select either Press Any
Key To Answer Call or Play Phrase After Answered. And you can select
Play Phrase Before Dial Tone. You can use the Apply button to apply selections in this panel to other mobile extensions.
Note: For mobile extensions running MaxMobile Communicator, you should
clear all three check boxes in the Phrase panel.
• Press Any Key To Answer Call—when a call is answered by this mobile
extension user, the system will play the following phrase for the mobile
extension user: “To accept this call, please press any digit.” The user must
press any key within 3 seconds to connect the call; otherwise, it will time out
and the call will be treated as an agent/extension RNA and will be routed
according to its workgroup/extension setting.
If there is a network error or a mobile extension trunk is not available, RNA
handling is applied to the caller. Therefore, it is suggested that you don’t
check the Set RNA Agent Logout option for the group that contains the
mobile extension as an agent (Workgroup Configuration, Call Handling
tab).
• Play Phrase After Answered—the system will play the given phrase when
the mobile extension user answers the call from the system. The default
phrase (9037) is a special tone to signal the mobile extension user that this
call can be put on hold, parked, transferred, conferenced.
• Play Phrase Before Dial Tone—the system will play the default phrase
9037 (a special tone) and then the dial tone when the mobile extension user
calls into the system through a configured DNIS Access Number.
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Additional Configuration for MaxMobile Communicator
For mobile phones running MaxMobile Communicator, do the following:
• If MAXCS is behind NAT, configure the NAT router to forward TCP port 10080 and
10081 to MAXCS's private IP address, so the data access from a 3G network can
reach this server.
• Open firewall ports TCP 10080 and 10081 for both virtual public IP address and
private IP address.
• Assign an Altigen MaxMobile license to the extension. To do this, from the MaxAdmin
main menu, select License > Client SEAT License Management. In the Client
SEAT License Management dialog box, select MaxMobile in the License Types column, and add the appropriate extension to the Members list
Voice Mail for Mobile Extensions
When the mobile extension phone is turned off or busy, messages can go to the extension’s voice mail in MAXCS or to the mobile phone’s voice mail:
• To send a call to the mobile extension’s voice mail in MAXCS, check the Press any
key to answer call check box.
• To send a call to the mobile phone’s voice mail, the Press any key to answer call
check box must be unchecked.
Mobile Extension Limitations
• Only PRI mobile trunks can deliver Caller ID information to the mobile extension.
• A mobile extension cannot support Centrex transfer.
• After adjusting the number of mobile extension ports in a mobile extension board,
MAXCS must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
• Cannot deliver caller name to the mobile extension.
• Does not support Message Waiting Indicator on the mobile extension device. (Use
Message Notification as a work-around).
• Since the DTMF key * is used for simulating the FLASH signal, there is no way to
send * to the system.
• The RNA for mobile extension may not be accurate, because the system ring count
may not be in sync with the mobile extension device ring count.
• When placing calls to mobile extensions that are cell phones, if the cell phone is out
of signal range, the caller may hear long periods of silence. You can check the Press
any key to answer call option to prevent this problem.
• Only analog trunks can be allocated as dedicated mobile trunks.
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Hunt Group Configuration
The hunt group is a simple call distribution application for operator, call coverage group,
integration with a fax server, or a user with multiple extensions connecting to different
devices. When adding a member to a hunt group, the following rules apply:
• No agent seat license required
• Any extension can be added to a hunt group
• Each hunt group can have up to 128 members
• An extension can belong to multiple hunt groups
Although a hunt group has call queuing capability, it lacks the following functions:
• Does not generate real-time queue and agent status for the hunt group
• Does not have a real-time counter to track hunt group activities for reporting
purposes
• Does not have logout reason code tracking capability
• Does not have recording capability
• Does not have service level threshold setting
• Does not have queue overflow and quick queue option
• Limited call distribution capability
• No supervisor application to manage agents and calls in queue
• No client application for agents to perform login/logout
The Huntgroup Configuration window provides for creating hunt groups, setting their
attributes, and assigning group members. To open the Huntgroup Configuration window,
select PBX > Huntgroup Configuration.
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Figure 118. Huntgroup Configuration window
Overview of Huntgroup Configuration Window
These are the tabs in the Huntgroup Configuration window:
• General – Add or delete a hunt group, assign a group name, password, and DID
number
• Group Member – Add or remove members from hunt groups
• Mail Management – Capacity and feature options for hunt group mailboxes
• Notification – Preferences and options for voice mail notification
• Call Handling – Call forwarding, call waiting, and call handling options
• Queue Management – Options for setting phrases used as queue announcements
Apply to Button
The Huntgroup Configuration window often allows you to apply changes to a particular
hunt group or to select many hunt groups to which to apply the changes.
The Apply to button is disabled unless there is a change that can be applied to multiple
hunt groups, and when you use it to apply changes to multiple hunt groups, it works on
only those changed attributes that can be applied.
Setting Up Hunt Groups
Set up new hunt groups in the Huntgroup Configuration window.
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To add a hunt group:
1.
Click the Add button under the Group List.
2.
Type a group number for the hunt group.
3.
Check the Global group check box if you want the group to be visible to other
systems within the VoIP domain. See “Enterprise VoIP Network Management” on
page 297 for more information. Click OK.
Establishing Basic Hunt Group Attributes
After you create a hunt group, you can set basic attributes in the Huntgroup
Configuration, General tab:
To set Group Information, type in the following:
• First Name and Last Name – Each with a maximum of 32 characters.
• Password – The default is the system default password set on the Number Plan
tab of the System Configuration window.
A valid password cannot be the same as its hunt group number and must be 4–8
digits (numbers or letters A–Z) in length. Basic password patterns, such as repeated
digits (1111), consecutive digit strings (1234), or digits that match the extension
(Ext. 101 using 1012, 9101, 10101, etc.) are not recommended. The letters map
to numbers (on a phone, for example) as follows:
Numbers
Letters
Numbers
Letters
2
A, B, C, a, b, c
6
M, N, O, m, n, o
3
D, E, F, d, e, f
7
P, Q, R, S, p, q, r, s
4
G, H, I, g, h, i
8
T, U, V, t, u, v
5
J, K, L, j, k, l
9
W, X, Y, Z, w, x, y, z
DID Number – Each hunt group can be assigned a DID number. This number does
not have a fixed length, but the length must be long enough (range 2–16) for the
system to match the DID incoming call.
• Enable Dial-By-Name Service – Check this box to allow callers to search the list
by employee name for this hunt group extension.
• Description – Describe the purpose of this hunt group.
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Setting Call Restrictions
The call restriction rules on the General tab apply to users making outbound calls from
within voice mail and several hunt group settings. These settings do not impact the call
restriction settings configured for the hunt group member's extension in Extension
Configuration.
• Allow Calls to be Transferred or Conferenced to an Outside Number – When
checked, the internal extension user can log into this hunt group voice mail, make a
call to a second party, then transfer or conference to a third party.
• Allow User to Configure Forwarding, Notification, and Reminder Call to an
Outside Number – Regulates hunt group call forwarding, voice mail notification,
and reminder call configuration. If this setting is not checked, you will see a warning
message open when trying to set up forwarding to an outside number. International
calls are not allowed if the fourth option is not checked.
• Allow Outside Caller to Make or Return Calls from within Group's VM System
– When checked, an outside caller can dial into the system, log in to hunt group voice
mail, and make or return calls from the group's voice mail (Zoomerang feature).
International calls are not allowed if the fourth option is not checked.
• Allow Outside Caller to Make or Forward International Calls from within the
Group's VM system – This setting regulates making international calls from voice
mail and forwarding to an international number.
!
Allowing any of these options may increase the potential for toll fraud. Make
sure the password is properly configured to prevent an intruder from using
this voice mail box to make an outbound call. AltiGen recommends that you
leave the fourth option unchecked for all hunt groups at all times..
Establishing Hunt Group Membership
There are two ways to assign extensions to hunt groups.
• In the Huntgroup Configuration window select a group, then click the Group
Member tab. Here you can add extensions (group members) to the selected hunt
group.
• In the Extension Configuration window select an extension, then click the Group tab.
Here you can assign a hunt group to the selected extension (and you can see what
other hunt groups the extension is a member of). For this second method, see
“Adding or Removing Group Assignments” on page 187.
The order in which you add extensions to a hunt group may affect the call distribution
sequence. See “Setting Call Handling Options” on page 244 for more information. To
adjust the order, select the extension you would like to adjust and use the Up or Down
button to change the order.
When you add an extension to a hunt group, the extension is in the "Logout" state. The
hunt group member must manually log in using feature code #54.
1.
In the Huntgroup Configuration window, select the hunt group number in the Group
List. The hunt group number shows in the window title bar.
2.
Click the Group Member tab.
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Figure 119. Huntgroup Configuration, Group Member tab
3.
Select the extension number(s) in the Not Member list. Use Ctrl+click or
Shift+click to select several extensions.
4.
Click Add to move them to the Member list.
Note: If the hunt group pilot extension is configured to Ring All Available Members,
the maximum number of members is 20. See “Setting Call Handling Options”
on page 244 for details.
To remove extension(s) from a hunt group,
1.
Click the extension number(s) in the Member list.
2.
Click Remove to move them to the Not Member list.
Setting Login Status for System Restart
Whenever the system is restarted, the administrator can use the list at the bottom of
the Group Member tab to:
• Keep Login Status – All group members retain their original login status for that
group prior to restart (default setting).
• All Login – All group members are automatically logged into the assigned group
after the system is restarted.
• All Logout – All group members are logged out of the group when the system is
restarted.
Setting Hunt Group Mail Management
The Mail Management settings define how voice messages are handled for a hunt group,
including how messages are announced and processed, and how much capacity is allotted to message storage.
To work with mail management settings, click the Mail Management tab, and select
the hunt group number you want to work with from the Group List.
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Figure 120. Huntgroup Configuration, Mail Management tab
Note: You can use Apply to to apply mailbox settings to one, some, or all hunt groups.
See “Apply to Button” on page 236 for more information on using Apply to.
Disabling a Mailbox
When you disable a mailbox, the normal greeting is played but callers cannot leave
messages.
Setting E-mail Options
On the Mail Management tab, you can set the e-mail options for the hunt group:
• E-mail Name – The hunt group’s e-mail name without the @domain. The default email name is ext<hunt group number>, that is, the letters “ext” followed by the
hunt group number. For example, the default e-mail name for hunt group 500 would
be ext500.
• Retrieve Voice Mail by E-mail Client – Selected, this sends voice mail to the
user’s e-mail as an attachment. Deselected, voice mail is retrieved as voice mail.
• Enable Mail Forwarding – Selected, the hunt group’s e-mail will be forwarded to
the e-mail address you specify in the Forward E-mail Address box. The address
should be a full address, including the domain (for example,
jsmith@thecompany.com).
If you enable mail forwarding, you also specify what you want done with the original
messages after they have been forwarded. In the list you can choose to:
– Delete Messages after Forward
– Keep the Messages as New
– Keep Messages as Saved
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Setting Mailbox Playback Options
You can use the following check boxes to turn on or off options for listening to playback
of recorded messages. These options apply to both new messages and saved messages,
and they can be applied to multiple hunt groups using Apply to:
Parameter
Description
Announce Message
Sender Before Playback
Selected, the user hears the name of the message sender
(internal sender only) before listening to recorded AltiGen
Voice Mail System messages.
Announce Time Stamp
Before Playback
Selected, the user hears the timestamp (time and date) of
each message before playback.
Confirm Callback
Number
Selected, system confirms the accuracy of the caller’s
number.
Enable Distinctive Call
Waiting Tone
Selected, the user hears three different call waiting tone cadences to distinguish between internal, external, and operator calls (see “Distinctive Ring” on page 43).
Play the Newest Voice
Message First
Selected, new voice mail will be retrieved first. When not
selected, the system will play voice mail based on FIFO (first
in, first out).
Setting Mailbox Capacities
You can set various mailbox capacities with the following options, and you can apply the
settings to multiple hunt groups using Apply to:
Parameter
Description
Max Number of
Messages
Maximum number of messages stored in the hunt group’s
mailbox. The range is 1–999, defaulting to 100.
Mailbox Size
Mailbox size in MBs of stored messages. The range is 1–500
MB, with a default of 50.
Max Message Length
Maximum length of voice messages in minutes. The range is
1–30 minutes, with a default of 5 minutes.
Retention Length of
Saved Messages
Number of days saved messages are archived by the system.
The range is 1–90 days, with a default of 60.
Setting Message Notification Options
To set notification options on new incoming e-mail and voice messages, click the
Notification tab in the Huntgroup Configuration window, and select the hunt group
number from the Group List.
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Figure 121. Huntgroup Configuration, Notification tab
Individual users can also configure Message Notification within the AltiGen Voice Mail
System.
Note: You can use Apply to to apply mailbox settings to one, some, or all hunt groups.
See “Apply to Button” on page 236 for more information on using Apply to.
Setting the Message Types for Notification
Select the types of messages for which the hunt group user will be notified:
• None – When selected, the user is not notified with a call regarding newly received
messages. Selecting this option does not prevent the user from getting message
waiting indicators or stutter dial tone when new messages are received.
• Urgent Voice Messages Only
• All Voice Messages
Please note that the system will start notification as soon as it enters non-business hours
under the following conditions:
• Extension is set to notify Urgent Voice Message Only
• Notification is set to Non-Business Hours
• Voice mail is received during business hours and is marked urgent
• Extension user does not check the urgent message
Setting the Type of Notification
There are four options for sending the notification or reminder message: phone, pager,
extension or custom application (Custom App).
• Extension - To use the Extension option, select the Extension radio button, then
type the extension number into the text box.
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• Phone/Pager - for the Phone and Pager options, first specify the trunk or route
access code using the list next to the Extension radio button. The Any option
means to locate any available trunk. Then type in the number with all relevant dialing prefixes other than the trunk code, using a maximum of 63 digits.
Note also the following considerations:
• For the Pager option, the system calls the specified pager number and then dials
the system main number (as set in System Configuration, General tab), which is
then displayed on the user’s pager.
For the operator-assisted paging function, the operator phone number and the
pager number must be entered in the <phone number>*<pager number>
format. For example, if the phone number to call the pager operator is 7654321
and the pager number to page the user is 12345678, the notification outcall
number that needs to be entered is 7654321*12345678. When the pager operator
answers the Message Notification call, MAXCS announces the pager number and
the System Main Number (as configured on the General tab of System
Configuration), which will be displayed on the user’s pager. The operator is also
given the option to repeat these numbers by pressing ‘#’.
Outcall to Cellular or PCS Phone Numbers
When an outcall is made by the system (for One Number Access, Message Notification,
Zoomerang, Call Forwarding, and so on) to a cellular or PCS phone, it may ring the phone
once but not necessarily present the call and make a connection. This will happen if the
ringback tone played by the cellular service provider does not conform to standard ringback tones. To work around this problem, append a few commas (,) to the outcall (cellular) number when entering it. Each comma provides a one second pause.
Setting Notification Timing
When notification is configured to an outside phone number, the system will announce,
"This is the outcall notification message for…" after call connection. However, there are
situations when the system may not be able to receive an answer supervision signal from
the carrier. If the system plays the announcement phrase before the notification call is
answered, the phrase will be cut off. The following two options can be configured based
on answer supervision capability:
• Seconds after Dialing – If the carrier of the outside phone number cannot provide
an answer supervision signal, check this option and set a delay time. (Default 5
seconds, maximum 30 seconds.)
Note: If the delay is set too long, the notified party will hear silence before the announcement is played.
• Seconds after Answered – This field is set to 0 seconds and it is not configurable
for notification to a phone number. It means the system will play the announcement
immediately after answer supervision is received.
When notification is configured to a pager, the system will transmit DTMF digits as the
return phone number (the System Main Number as set in the System Configuration
General tab) after call connection. However, there are situations when the system may
not be able to receive an answer supervision signal from the pager system. If the system
sends digits before the call is connected, some digits will be cut off. The following two
options can be configured based on answer supervision capability:
• Seconds after Dialing – If the pager carrier cannot provide an answer supervision
signal, check this option and set a delay time. (Default 5 seconds, maximum 30
seconds.)
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• Seconds after Answered – If the answer supervision signal is provided by the
carrier, check this option and set the delay timer to 2 to 5 seconds. In some cases,
the pager carrier cannot detect DTMF right after the call connection. (Default is 10
seconds, maximum is 30.)
Note: You may need to try a different delay setting to make sure the user return
number is transmitted properly after configuration.
Setting Notification Business Hours
You can choose an option for when the extension user is to be notified of new messages:
• Non-Business Hours – Notify only during non-business hours. Business hours are
set in System Configuration, Business Hours tab (see “Setting Business Hours” on
page 49).
• From/To – Notify during a specified time of day. Select the hours in the From and
To time scroll boxes.
• Any Time – Notifyat all times (every day).
Setting Call Handling Options
Call Handling options include handling busy calls, forwarding, handling no-answers, call
distribution, and other options.
You can use the Apply to button to apply call handling settings to one, some, or all hunt
groups. See “Apply to Button” on page 236 for more information on using Apply to.
To work with hunt group call handling options, click the Call Handling tab in the
Huntgroup Configuration window, and select the hunt group number from the Group
List.
Figure 122.
Huntgroup Configuration, Call Handling tab
Handling Busy Calls
You have several options for handling calls while the agents in a hunt group are busy. If
you do not enable busy call handling, the caller simply hears a busy signal.
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To enable the options, check the Enable Busy Call Handling check box, then select
from the following forwarding options:
• Group Queue – The caller will stay in the hunt group queue waiting for any agent
to become available. If there is no agent logged in at this moment, the system will
use Group Logout Handling to handle this call.
• Group Voice Mail – The caller will be forwarded to the hunt group voice mail box
when all agents are busy
• AA – Forward caller to an auto attendant.
• Extension – Forward caller to an extension.
• Group – Forward caller to another group.
• Line Park – Forward caller to a Line Park group.
Forwarding All Calls
When you do not want the hunt group to handle any calls, check the Enable Forward
To option in the Forward All Calls section of the Call Handling tab, and select an option.
The forwarding options are as follows:
• To Voice Mail
• To an Extension – Select an extension number in the list.
• To AA – Select the AA to use in the list under the option.
• To a Group – Select a group from the list.
• To the Operator
• To an Outside Number – This option is available if it is allowed in the Other Call
Restrictions option in the Restriction tab, as discussed in “Setting Other Call
Restrictions” on page 197. Also, see “Outcall to Cellular or PCS Phone Numbers” on
page 243.
• If you choose Outside Number, select a trunk or route access code to use in the
small list on the left, and type in the full prefix and phone number.
• To Line Park – If configured, select a Line Park group from the list.
Handling Unanswered Calls
The Enable No Answer Handling configuration provides options for handling calls
when the system rings the first available agent and the call is not answered. If all agents
in the hunt group are rung and no one answers the call, the system will use the Group
RNA/Logout Handling rule. Enable No Answer Handling is not available if Intra Group
Call Distribution is set to Ring All Available Members.
To configure this option, check the Enable No Answer Handling box.
Select one of the following forwarding options for no answer call handling:
• Next Group Member – Ring the next available agent until all available agents are
rung. If all agents are busy, caller will stay in the hunt group queue.
• Extension – Take the call out of the hunt group and forward it to an extension.
• Group – Take the call out of hunt group and forward it to another group.
• Group Voice Mail – Transfer the caller to the hunt group voice mail when the first
available agent does not answer the call.
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• Member Voice Mail – Transfer the caller to the first available agent's voice mail if
this agent does not answer the call.
• AA – Take the call out of the hunt group and forward it to an auto attendant.
• Line Park – Take the call out of the hunt group and forward it to a Line Park group.
If you select Ring All Available Members in the Intra Group Call Distribution section,
then specify the Number of Rings before Handling, using the scroll box beside that
option. The number of rings is the total number of times agents are rung before the call
is handled by the Group RNA/Logout Handling configuration
Setting a Hunt Group’s Call Distribution Rule
The Call Handling tab in the Huntgroup Configuration window lets you set the distribution of normal inbound calls to group members, using one of the following three options:
• Ring First Available Member – First available extension in a hunt group. For example, if there are three member extensions in a hunt group, the call is always sent
to the first member configured in the hunt group. If this member is busy, the call
goes to the second member configured and so forth.
• Ring Next Available Member – A round-robin method that attempts to evenly
distribute calls among the group members. This method sends the call to the next
member configured in a hunt group (regardless of whether the previous member is
busy or not). In other words, if the previous call was sent to #3 in the group, the
present call is sent to #4, if #4 is not busy.
• Ring All Available Members – All extensions in a hunt group.
Note: When this option is enabled, a single hunt group can have no more than 20
members.
In addition, calls to the hunt group with this option enabled have higher
priority than other hunt group calls. Therefore, if an agent belongs to multiple
hunt groups, one of which has this option enabled, a call to that hunt group
will be distributed before others, regardless of its Wait Time in the queue.
In addition, if you check the Enable Single Call Handling for Agent check box, the
system will not send calls to an agent who puts a call on hold. If this option is not
checked, the system will distribute calls to the agent even if the agent has a call on hold.
In other words, this configuration determines if an agent can get multiple hunt group
calls or not.
Handling Calls when Group Members Are RNA/Logged Out
You can set calls to forward to a specified destination when all group members either do
not answer the call (RNA) or are logged out. To do so, in the GroupRNA/Logout
Handling section of the Call Handling tab, check the Enable Forward to check box,
and select a destination from the list. The forwarding options are the same as for
“Forwarding All Calls” on page 245.
Setting Queue Management Options
In the Queue Management tab of Huntgroup Configuration, you can specify which
greetings and updates to use and set the update interval. For each hunt group you can
either use the system default audio peripheral configuration or set up a custom
configuration.
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Figure 123.
Huntgroup Configuration, Queue Management tab
The default audio peripheral setup is discussed in “Audio Peripheral Configuration” on
page 60. Setting a custom configuration in the Queue Management tab involves selecting other available phrases from the lists. Depending on how long the caller is in the
queue, the caller will hear phrases 1-5, in order, after which phrase 5 will be repeated.
For information about creating custom phrases, see “Auto Attendant Configuration” on
page 81.
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Paging Group Configuration
The IP paging group is a group of IP phones that can receive station paging. This feature
also can be used as IP zone paging by creating multiple paging groups.
Implementation details:
• The paging signal uses AltiGen's proprietary H.323-ATPS protocol. You need to have
H.323 tie-trunk channels to be able to implement IP paging.
• Each paging session requires one G.711 codec channel. The voice stream is multicast
to multiple IP phones on the LAN.
• Any extension (analog or IP) can initiate a paging call by dialing #46 + the Paging
Group number.
• When paged, an IP phone in idle state will automatically turn on the speaker, play a
beep, and then play the page.
• When receiving an incoming call during a paging session, the IP phone will automatically stop the paging session and start ringing.
• The IP phone user can terminate a paging session by pressing the Release key on
the phone.
• IP phones in DND mode will not be paged.
To configure paging, select PBX > Paging Group Configuration.
Figure 124.
Paging Group Configuration window
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Seting up a Paging Group
1.
In the Paging Group configuration window, below the Group List, click Add.
2.
Enter a number for the paging group.
3.
Select the Global Group check box if you want this group to be visible to other
gateways. Click OK.
4.
In the Group Information field, type in the following:
• First Name and Last Name of the paging group, each with a maximum of 32
characters.
• Password for the paging group. The default is the system password set on the
Number Plan tab of the System Configuration window.
• Description for the paging group.
Adding Members to Paging Groups
1.
On the Group Member tab of the Paging Group Configuration window, select the
desired extension(s) in the Not Member list. Use Shift+click or Ctrl+click to select
several extensions from the list.
2.
Click the Add button to move them to the Member list.
Figure 125. Paging Group Configuration, Group Member tab
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When a member is added, its default state is Login. Paging group members can use #54
to perform group login or #56 to log off. If a member is logged off, then it will not receive
group paging.
Removing Members from Paging Groups
1.
On the Group Member tab of the Paging Group Configuration window, click the
extension(s) you want to remove in the Member list.
2.
Click the Remove button to move them to the Not Member List.
Important:
• If an IP phone in a different network segment needs to be in a paging group, you
need to configure intermediate routers to pass through the IP multicast packets.
• IP paging to remote IP phones over WAN is not supported.
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Line Park Configuration
The Line Park feature is a kind of call park method. The main differences between Line
Park and system call park are the following:
• A Line Park ID can be assigned to a specific IP phone's programmable key; the system call park cannot.
• Line Park IDs can be grouped as a Line Park Group for call routing purposes; the
system call park ID is assign by the system automatically.
The Line Park feature can be used for the following applications:
• Inbound call line appearance during business hours
• Operator parks a call for a group of IP phone users
• Executive/assistance call coverage
• Night hours call coverage
• Overflow new workgroup calls to a Line Park Group when the queue length or queue
time is too long.
Implementation details - System
• A total of 99 (01 to 99) line IDs can be grouped into different Line Park Groups. The
default "System" group cannot be removed.
• One Line Park ID can belong to only one group.
• A Line Park Group can be assigned to:
–
–
–
–
Trunk In-Call Routing
Extension/Workgroup Busy or RNA Handling
Extension/Workgroup Forwarding
Workgroup Quit Queue Option
• Extensions can be assigned as members of Line Park Groups, allowing the extension
users to see and pick up a parked call from those groups in the LinePark tab of their
MaxCommunicator or MaxAgent.
• The system will put the caller in queue when calls exceed the total lines assigned to
the Line Park Group.
• The park line is released when the call disconnects, is answered, or is forwarded due
to time out.
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Configuring Line Park
To configure line park, select PBX > Line Park Configuration.
Figure 126.
Line Park Configuration window
Setting Up a Line Park Group
1.
In the Line Park Configuration window, click Add below the Groups list.
2.
Enter a name and click OK.
3.
Select line ID numbers from the Non-Member List and click Add to add them to
the Member List.
4.
To assign extensions to a group, select the group, and then click the Configuration
button below the Member Extensions panel.
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The name of the
selected group appears
here
Figure 127. Configuring a Line Park group’s member extensions
5.
Select members for this Line Park group from the Non-Members list, and click Add
to move them to the Members list.
Members of a Line Park group can use their MaxCommunnicator or MaxAgent applications to see and pick up calls parked for this group.
Any extension can park a call to any group. Any extension can pick up a call from
any group using #51 followed by the line park location, if allowed by MaxAdmin
configuration.
6.
Configure the following Line Park options:
Park by System:
• Play greeting phrase to caller when parked – Select this option to have the
system play the greeting phrase you select from the box, before playing music on
hold. Specify whether to play the greeting once only, or every x seconds.
• Play ring back tone to caller when parked – Select this option when you want
the caller to hear a ring back tone if the call has not been answered by any extension or voice mail. If the call is answered and parked, the caller will hear a
greeting phrase and on-hold music.
• Enable Timeout – When you check this box, a line park call will time out after
the number of seconds set in the value box. Use the Timeout forward to boxes
to route the call to an AA, voice mail, or an extension/group.
Park by Extension User:
• Play greeting phrase to caller when parked – Select this option to have the
system play the greeting phrase you select from the box, before playing music on
hold. Specify whether to play the greeting once only, or every x seconds.
• Play ring back tone to caller when parked – Select this option if you want the
caller to hear a ring back tone if the call has not been answered by any extension
or voice mail. If the call is answered and parked, the caller will hear a greeting
phrase and on-hold music.
• Enable Timeout – Check this box to specify, in seconds, when a line park call
will time out. Use the Timeout option boxes to forward the call to the extension
that parked the call, alert the extension that parked the call, or forward the call
to an AA, voice mail, or an extension/group.
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• Disable ring tone on IP phone when parked by extension – Check this box
to prevent a line-parked call from ringing again while it is parked.
Note: The IP phone's programmable key will be blinking when a call is parked at a line
ID that is configured to the phone.
If the associated programmable key has Play Tone function turned on and a ring
tone is configured, at the IP phone (in idle state) the user will hear a ring tone
when a call is parked.
Allow #51 to pick up – when this check box is checked, it allows a user to pick up
parked calls from a phone set using #51, followed by the Park Line ID.
Deleting a Line Park Group
1.
In the Line Park Configuration window, select a Line Park group from the Groups list.
2.
Click the Delete button below the Groups list.
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Workgroup Configuration
The workgroup is an automatic call distribution (ACD) feature designed to enhance customer service operations with queuing, distribution, agent management, real-time status, and call logging capability. The AltiGen system allows up to 64 groups to be configured, including workgroups, hunt groups, and paging groups.
When adding members to a workgroup, the following rules apply:
• Concurrent login agent seat license is required.
• One agent login to multiple workgroups requires only one license.
• Each workgroup can have up to 512 members configured.
• A maximum of 256 agents can log in to a workgroup at the same time.
• Per system, a maximum of 256 agent seat licenses can be registered.
• Per system, including all workgroups, a maximum of 1,280 logged-in agents are allowed. (Example: 128 agent seats registered in the system. 256 agents are configured in 10 workgroups but only 128 can be logged in at the same time. Each agent
belongs to 10 workgroups. The system has reached the 1,280 logged-in agents limit.)
Workgroup Functionalities
The AltiGen system has the following workgroup functionalities:
System Features
• Call queuing and call distribution
• Define service level threshold and service level calculation methods
• Group busy/RNA/logout handling
• Queue position and expected queue time announcement
• Queue phrase management
• Queue overflow
• Quit queue options
• Workgroup voice mail with forwarding and notification functions
• Agent login/logout management with reason code
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• Agent ready/not-ready and wrap-up management
• Record inbound and outbound workgroup calls
• Allow supervisor to redirect call
• Allow supervisor to change call priority in queue (ACM)
• Define workgroup operation hours and routing (ACM)
• Auto logout all agents after operation hours (ACM)
• Priority queuing and call distribution (ACM)
• Skill-based routing (ACM)
• Caller selectable information menu while in queue (ACM)
Agent’s Phone Operation
• Set Login (#54) and Logout (#56)
• Set Ready (#90) and Not Ready (#91)
• Set outbound WG number (#53)
Agent Desktop Application (MaxAgent)
• Real-time workgroup queue and agent statistics display
• Ability to view and check workgroup voice mail
• Set Login and Logout
• Set Ready and Not Ready
• View and pick up calls in queue
• Calls in queue alert option
• Daily performance summary
• View other agents’ status
• View caller’s IVR data and User Data
• Tag memo to a call
Supervisor’s Phone Operation
• Listen to agent’s conversation with feature code #59
Supervisor’s Desktop Application (MaxSupervisor)
• View agent’s state
• Record agent’s conversation
• Manage agent’s login/logout status
• Listen, barge in, or coach agent’s conversation
• View agent’s daily performance statistics
• View group’s real-time status
• View group’s daily operation result
• View calls in queue
• Be alerted to calls in queue
• Change call priority (ACM)
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• Pick and redirect calls in queue
Activity Logging and Reporting
• Workgroup and agent activity logging
• Detail and summary data table
• Basic WG report using CDR Search
• Support external logger (ACM)
• Support advanced reporting application - AltiReport (ACM)
When an agent extension is configured to a workgroup, the following agent states are
tracked and reported:
• Unstaff – The agent’s extension becomes a virtual extension. Basically, this agent
does not have a phone associated with the extension.
• Logout – The agent’s extension is a physical extension but is not logged in to any
workgroup.
After an agent logs into a workgroup, the following states are tracked:
• Idle – The agent’s phone is not in use.
• Busy – The agent is connected to a call.
• Wrap-up – The agent enters wrap-up or inter-call delay period. Even if the phone is
not in use, the system will mark the agent in wrap-up state.
• Not Ready – The agent changes state to Not Ready.
• DND/FWD – The agent turned on DND or enabled extension forwarding while logged
in to a workgroup.
• Error – The agent’s phone is off hook for too long, causing the phone to enter an
error state.
The priority queuing feature in the ACM edition of MAXCS has the following capabilities:
• Tag priority (1-9) to a call entering system. “1” is the highest priority and “9” is the
lowest priority.
• Call priority can be set at DNIS Routing, Caller ID Routing, IVR, Advanced Call
Router, and SDK.
• If no priority is tagged to a call, the default priority 5 will be assigned to the call
before entering a workgroup.
• When a call is in a WG queue, two queue times will be generated. Total queue time
will be calculated from the moment the call enters the queue. Priority queue time
will be calculated based on the time a call is in queue at a specific priority level. If a
priority promotion rule is not enabled, the total queue time will be equal to the priority queue time. If there are multiple calls with the same priority, the call with the
longest priority queue time will be served first.
• To prevent calls with lower priority staying in queue forever, causing a high abandon
rate, or lowering service level, you can set priority promotion to enhance the caller’s
position in queue.
• MaxSupervisor can change a call’s priority level if the WG’s supervisor queue control
option is enabled. (Allow Call Redirect/Priority Change)
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• When a call’s priority is changed, its priority queue time will be reset to 0 and starts
accumulating again. For example, caller A with priority 3 has been waiting in the
queue for 15 minutes and caller B with priority 2 waiting for 10 minutes. When caller
A is promoted to 2, the Priority Queue Time for the caller A is set to 0 and the caller
B will be answered first.
• Promoted call priority can be carried to another ACM system over VoIP tie trunk.
Creating and Configuring Workgroups
The Workgroup Configuration window provides for creating workgroups, setting their attributes, and assigning group members. To open the Workgroup Configuration window,
select Call Center > Workgroup Configuration.
Figure 128.
Workgroup Configuration window, General tab
Overview of Workgroup Configuration Window
These are the tabs in the Workgroup Configuration window:
• General – Create workgroup pilot numbers, group descriptions, service level threshold and call recording options.
• Group Member – Add or remove members from workgroups
• Mail Management – Set capacity and features options for extension mailboxes.
• Notification – Set preferences and options for voice mail notifications.
• Call Handling – Set call forwarding, call waiting, and call handling preferences and
options.
• Queue Management – Set queue phrases, overflow routing, queue
announcements and queue quit option.
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Apply to Button
The Workgroup Configuration window often allows you to apply changes to a particular
workgroup or to select many workgroups to which to apply the changes.
Clicking the Apply to button opens a list of all workgroups to which the change can
apply. All workgroups are selected by default. You then de-select the ones you don’t
want, or de-select all and then select the ones you want. Note that you cannot use the
mouse to drag over and select multiple items; you must use the Shift and Ctrl keys.
The Apply to button is disabled unless there is a change that can be applied to multiple
workgroups, and when you use it to apply changes to multiple workgroups, it works on
only those changed attributes that can be applied.
Setting Up Workgroups
Set up new workgroups in the Workgroup Configuration window.
1.
Click the Add button under the Group List.
2.
Type a group number for the workgroup.
3.
Check the Global group check box if you want the group to be visible to other
gateways. Click OK.
Establishing Basic Workgroup Attributes
After you create a workgroup, you can set basic attributes on the Workgroup
Configuration General tab.
• First Name and Last Name – Each with a maximum of 32 characters.
• Password – The default is the system default password set on the Number Plan
tab of the System Configuration window.
A valid password cannot be the same as its workgroup number and must be 4–8
digits (numbers or letters A–Z) in length. Basic password patterns, such as repeated
digits (1111), consecutive digit strings (1234), or digits that match the extension
(Ext. 101 using 1012, 9101, 10101, etc.) are not recommended. The letters map
to numbers (on a phone, for example) as follows:
Numbers
Letters
Numbers
Letters
2
A, B, C, a, b, c
6
M, N, O, m, n, o
3
D, E, F, d, e, f
7
P, Q, R, S, p, q, r, s
4
G, H, I, g, h, i
8
T, U, V, t, u, v
5
J, K, L, j, k, l
9
W, X, Y, Z, w, x, y, z
• DID Number – Each workgroup can be assigned a DID number. This number does
not have a fixed length, but the length must be long enough (range 2–16) for the
system to match the DID incoming call.
• Enable Dial-By-Name Service – Check this box to allow callers to search the list
by employee name for this workgroup extension.
• Description – Describe the purpose of this workgroup.
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Setting Call Restrictions
The call restriction rules on the General tab apply to users making outbound calls from
within voice mail and several workgroup settings. These settings do not impact the call
restriction settings configured for the workgroup member's extension in Extension
Configuration.
• Allow Calls to be Transferred or Conferenced to an Outside Number – When
checked, the internal extension user can log into this workgroup voice mail, make a
call to a second party, then transfer or conference to a third party.
• Allow User to Configure Forwarding, Notification, and Reminder Call to an
Outside Number – This setting regulates workgroup call forwarding, voice mail
notification, and reminder call configuration. If this setting is not checked, you will
see a warning message open when trying to set up forwarding to an outside number.
International calls are not allowed if the fourth option is not checked.
• Allow Outside Caller to Make or Return Calls from within Group's VM System
– When checked, an outside caller can dial into the system, log in to workgroup voice
mail, and make or return calls from the group's voice mail (Zoomerang feature).
International calls are not allowed if the fourth option is not checked.
• Allow Outside Caller to Make or Forward International Calls from within the
Group's VM system – This setting regulates making international calls from voice
mail and forwarding to an international number.
!
Allowing any of these options may increase the potential for toll fraud. Make
sure the password is properly configured to prevent an intruder from using
this voice mail box to make an outbound call. AltiGen recommends that you
leave the fourth option unchecked for all workgroups at all times.
Service Level Threshold
The Service Level Threshold scroll box allows you to select the length of time in seconds
that a call can be in queue before the call is logged in workgroup performance statistics
as having exceeded the allowable service level limits. You can set the value to any
number between 1–1200 seconds.
Service level is a service quality index which calculates the percentage of calls serviced
within a defined threshold for the defined period of time. The term "serviced" may not
necessarily mean answered. You can define the calculation method based on your operation requirements. The service level percentage is calculated from midnight 00:00 a.m.
and is reset daily. The calculated number will be output to the MaxAgent and MaxSupervisor applications.
The Service Level Calculations Options button opens the following dialog box.
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Figure 129. Service Level Calculation dialog box
In the Method Options section, select one of the following:
• TSL (Total Call Service Level) – The service level calculation is: TSL% = Total WG
inbound calls within SLT / Total WG inbound calls. This is the default option.
• ASL (Answered Service Level) – The service level calculation is: ASL% = Total WG
inbound calls answered within SLT / Total WG inbound calls.
• Customize – Enable at least one of the three options:
– Answered Calls within Service Level
– Abandoned Calls within Service Level
– Overflowed/Redirected Calls within Service level
...divided by at least one of the following three options:
– Total Answered Calls
– Total Abandoned Calls
– Total Overflowed/Redirected Calls
Workgroup Recording Options
The system administrator can specify the following workgroup call recording options for
a workgroup.
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Listening in to or recording a conversation without the consent of one or both
parties may be a violation of local, state and federal privacy laws. It is the
responsibility of the users of this feature to assure they are in compliance
with all applicable laws.
• Auto record to central location – records all workgroup inbound and outbound
calls, which are saved to a central location (defined in Recording Configuration on
the System menu – see page 101); this option requires that either a shared Concurrent Recording Session license is available or that a Dedicated Recording Seat license
is assigned to each workgroup member (configured in Extension Configuration).
• Record on demand to central location – Records calls on demand, which are
saved to a central location (defined in Recording Configuration on the System menu
– see page 101); this option requires that either a shared Concurrent Recording
Session license is available or that a dedicated Recording Seat license is assigned to
each workgroup member (configured in Extension Configuration).
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• Record on demand to extension VM – Records calls on demand, which are saved
to the agent’s voicemail box.
Note: When retrieving voice mail as an e-mail, if the voice mail file has a recorded
file attached, the recorded file is not forwarded in the e-mail.
• Insert Recording Tone – Plays a recording beep to alert the parties that the conversation is being recorded, then plays a periodic recording alert tone. The tone is
recorded together with the conversation.
• Record X out of 10 calls – If recording to a central location, automatically records
incoming and outgoing workgroup calls, as specified. (The default is to record all
workgroup calls.)
To see this option, click the Agent Recording Management button.
You can
change
these
values
For each agent you can change the option Record N out of 10 calls. For example,
if you set to record 4 out of 10 calls, the 1st-4th and 11th-14th, and so on, will be
recorded. Using this example, in the following table the shaded calls will be
recorded:
To change Record N out of 10 calls for an agent, click the cell you want to change,
and make a selection from the list. Click Apply. When finished, click OK.
• Centralized Recording – You can enable or disable centralized recording from the
Agent Management Recording window shown above. Click the cell you want to
change, and make a selection from the list. Click Apply. When finished, click OK.
Notes:
– The recording session starts when the call enters the connected state and ends
when hang up or flash is pressed, or when the call is transferred.
– The recording setting at Extension Configuration applies only to non-workgroup
calls. The recording setting at Workgroup Configuration applies only to workgroup calls. To allow an agent to record all calls (non-workgroup and workgroup),
both recording settings must be enabled.
– When an agent logs in to a workgroup, which is also an outbound workgroup, all
outbound calls will be considered as workgroup calls and recorded according to
workgroup configuration.
– When an agent logs in to a workgroup and is in Not Ready, DND, Wrap-up, or
Inter-call Delay state, outbound calls will be recorded if workgroup recording is
configured.
– When an agent does not log in to the workgroup that is configured as an outbound
workgroup, all outbound calls are non-workgroup calls.
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Establishing Workgroup Membership
Add agent extensions to a workgroup on the Group Member tab in the Workgroup
Configuration window.
Figure 130.
Workgroup Configuration, Group Member tab
To add extension(s) to a workgroup,
1.
Select the workgroup in the Group List.
2.
On the Group Member tab, click the extension number(s) in the Not Member list.
Use Shift+click and Ctrl+click to select several extensions.
3.
Click Add between the columns to move them to the Member list.
Note: If the workgroup pilot extension is configured to Ring All Available Members,
the maximum number of members is 20. See “Setting Call Handling Options”
on page 270 for details.
To remove extension(s) from a workgroup,
1.
Click the extension number(s) in the Member list.
2.
Click Remove to move them to the Not Member list.
Log In/Out a Group Member
An administrator can log in or log out a group member, by selecting the member in the
Member List and clicking the Login Now or Logout Now button.
Setting Login Status for System Restart
Whenever the system is restarted, the administrator can use the list at the bottom of
the Group Member tab to:
• Keep Login Status – All group members retain their original login status for that
group prior to restart (default setting)
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• All Logout – All group members are logged out of the workgroup when the system
is restarted.
Setting Workgroup Mail Management
The Mail Management settings define how voice messages are handled for a workgroup,
including how messages are announced and processed, and how much capacity is
allotted to message storage.
To work with mail management settings, click the Mail Management tab, and select
the workgroup number you want to work with from the Group List.
Figure 131.
Workgroup Configuration, Mail Management tab
Note: You can use Apply to to apply mailbox settings to one, some, or all workgroup.
Disabling a Mailbox
When you disable a mailbox, the normal greeting is played but callers cannot leave
messages.
Setting E-mail Options
On the Mail Management tab, you can set the e-mail options for the workgroup:
• E-mail Name – The workgroup’s e-mail name without the @domain. The default email name is ext<workgroup number>, that is, the letters “ext” followed by the
workgroup number. For example, the default e-mail name for workgroup 500 would
be ext500.
• Retrieve Voice Mail by E-mail Client – When selected, this sends voice mail to
the user extension as an e-mail attachment. Deselected, voice mail is retrieved as
voice mail.
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• Enable Mail Forwarding – When selected, the workgroup’s e-mail will be forwarded to the e-mail address you specify in the Forward E-mail Address box. The address should be a full address, including the domain (for example, jsmith@thecompany.com).
If you enable mail forwarding, you also specify what you want done with the original
messages after they have been forwarded. In the list you can choose to:
– Delete Messages after Forward
– Keep the Messages as New
– Keep Messages as Saved
Setting Mailbox Playback Options
You can use the following check boxes to turn on or off options for listening to playback
of recorded messages. These options apply to both new messages and saved messages,
and they can be applied to multiple workgroups using Apply to:
Parameter
Description
Announce Message
Sender Before Playback
Selected, the user hears the name of the message sender
(internal sender only) before listening to recorded AltiGen Voice
Mail System messages.
Announce Time Stamp
Before Playback
Selected, the user hears the timestamp (time and date) of each
message before playback.
Confirm Callback
Number
Selected, system confirms the accuracy of the caller’s number.
Enable Distinctive Call
Waiting Tone
Selected, the user hears three different call waiting tone cadences to distinguish between internal, external, and operator
calls (see “Distinctive Ring” on page 43).
Play the Newest Voice
Message First
Selected, new voice mail will be retrieved first. When not
selected, the system will play voice mail based on first in, first
out.
Setting Mailbox Capacities
You can set various mailbox capacities with the following options, and you can apply the
settings to multiple workgroups using Apply to:
Parameter
Description
Max Number of
Messages
Maximum number of messages stored in the workgroup’s
mailbox. The range is 1–999, defaulting to 100.
Mailbox Size
Mailbox size in MBs of stored messages. The range is 1–500
MB, with a default of 50.
Max Message Length
Maximum length of voice messages in minutes. The range is
1–30 minutes, with a default of 5 minutes.
Retention Length of
Saved
Number of days saved messages are archived by the system.
The range is 1–90 days, with a default of 60.
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Press Zero Option
This option allows a caller to press “0” while listening to this workgroup’s greeting. When
the caller presses “0”, the call will forward to the specified destination. Use the list to
spedify a forwarding destination for the call: Voice Mail, AA, Extension, Group,
Operator (default), Outside Number, or Line Park.
If you choose to forward to an Outside Number, select a trunk or route access code to
use in the small list on the left, and type in the full prefix and phone number.
Voice Mail Access Option
To allow agents of a workgroup to access the group’s voice mail in MaxAgent
(MaxAgent’s WG VM tab), select the group and check Enable agents to access voice
mailbox of workgroup.
Setting Message Notification Options
To set notification options on new incoming e-mail and voice messages, click the
Notification tab in the Workgroup Configuration window, and select the workgroup
number from the Group List.
Figure 132.
Workgroup Configuration, Notification tab
Individual users can also configure Message Notification within the AltiGen Voice Mail
System.
Note: You can use Apply to to apply mailbox settings to one, some, or all workgroups.
See “Apply to Button” on page 261 for more information on using Apply to.
Setting the Message Types for Notification
Select the types of messages for which the workgroup user will be notified:
• None – Selected, the user is not notified with a call regarding newly received messages. Selecting this option does not prevent the user from getting message waiting
indicators or stutter dial tone when new messages are received.
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• Urgent Voice Messages Only
• All Voice Messages
Please note that the system will start notification as soon as it enters non-business hours
under the following conditions:
• Extension is set to notify Urgent Voice Message Only
• Notification is set to Non-Business Hours
• Voice mail is received during business hours and is marked urgent
• Extension user does not check the urgent message
Setting the Type of Notification
There are three options for sending the notification or reminder message: phone,
pager, or extension.
• Extension – To use the Extension option, select the Extension radio button, then
type the extension number into the text box.
• Phone/Pager – For the Phone and Pager options, first specify the trunk or route
access code using the list next to the Phone radio button. The Any option means to
locate any available trunk. Then type in the number with all relevant dialing prefixes
other than the trunk code, using a maximum of 63 digits.
Note also the following considerations:
• For the Pager option, the system calls the specified pager number and then dials
the system main number (as set in System Configuration, General tab), which is
then displayed on the user’s pager.
For the operator-assisted paging function, the operator phone number and the
pager number must be entered in the <phone number>*<pager number>
format. For example, if the phone number to call the pager operator is 7654321
and the pager number to page the user is 12345678, the notification outcall
number that needs to be entered is 7654321*12345678. When the pager operator
answers the Message Notification call, MAXCS announces the pager number and
the System Main Number (as configured on the General tab of System
Configuration), which will be displayed on the user’s pager. The operator is also
given the option to repeat these numbers by pressing ‘#’.
Setting Notification Timing
When notification is configured to an outside phone number, the system will announce,
"This is the outcall notification message for…" after call connection. However, there are
situations when the system may not be able to receive an answer supervision signal from
the carrier. If the system plays the announcement phrase before the notification call is
answered, the phrase will be cut off. The following two options can be configured based
on answer supervision capability:
• Seconds after Dialing – If the carrier of the outside phone number cannot provide
an answer supervision signal, check this option and set a delay time. (Default 5
seconds, maximum 30 seconds.)
Note: Note: If the delay is set too long, the notified party will hear silence before
the announcement is played.
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• Seconds after Answered – This field is set to 0 seconds and it is not configurable
for notification to a phone number. It means the system will play the announcement
immediately after answer supervision is received.
When notification is configured to a pager, the system will transmit DTMF digits as the
return phone number (the System Main Number as set in the System Configuration
General tab) after call connection. However, there are situations when the system may
not be able to receive an answer supervision signal from the pager system. If the system
sends digits before the call is connected, some digits will be cut off. The following two
options can be configured based on answer supervision capability:
• Seconds after Dialing – If the pager carrier cannot provide an answer supervision
signal, check this option and set a delay time. (Default 5 seconds, maximum 30
seconds.)
• Seconds after Answered – If the answer supervision signal is provided by the
carrier, check this option and set the delay timer to 2 to 5 seconds. In some cases,
the pager carrier cannot detect DTMF right after the call connection. (Default is 10
seconds, maximum is 30.)
Note: You may need to try a different delay setting to make sure the user return
number is transmitted properly after configuration.
Setting Notification Business Hours
You can choose one of three options for when the extension user is to be notified of new
messages:
• Non-Business Hours – notification only during non-business hours. Business hours
are set in System Configuration, Business Hours tab (see “Setting Business Hours”
on page 49).
• From/To – notification during a specified time of day. Select the hours in the From
and To time scroll boxes.
• Any Time – notification at all times (every day).
Setting Call Handling Options
Call Handling options include forwarding, handling busy calls, handling no-answers and
other options.
You can use Apply to to apply call restriction settings to one, some, or all workgroups.
To work with workgroup call handling options, click the Call Handling tab in the
Workgroup Configuration window, and select the workgroup number from the Group
List.
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Figure 133. Workgroup Configuration, Call Handling tab
Handling Busy Calls
You have several options for handling calls when the workgroup extension is busy. If you
do not enable busy call handling, the caller simply hears a busy signal.
To enable the options, select the Enable Busy Call Handling check box, then select
from the following forwarding options:
• Group Queue – The caller will stay in the workgroup queue waiting for any agent
to become available. If there is no agent logged in at this moment, the system will
use Group Logout Handling to handle this call.
• Group Voice Mail
• AA – Forward caller to an auto attendant.
• Extension – Forward caller to an extension.
• Group – Forward caller to another group.
• Line Park – Forward caller to a Line Park group.
Forwarding All Calls
When you do not want the workgroup to handle any calls, check the Enable Forward
To option in the Forward All Calls section of the Call Handling tab, and select an option.
The forwarding options are as follows:
• To Voice Mail
• To an Extension – Select an extension number in the drop-down list.
• To AA – Select the AA to use in the list below the option.
• To a Group – Select a group from the list.
• To the Operator
• To an Outside Number – This option is available if it is allowed in the Other Call
Restrictions option in the Restriction tab, as discussed in “Setting Other Call
Restrictions” on page 197.
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If you choose Outside Number, select a trunk or route access code to use in the
small list on the left, and type in the full prefix and phone number.
• To Line Park – If configured, select a Line Park group from the list.
Handling Unanswered Calls
The Enable No Answer Handling configuration provides options for handling calls
when the system rings the first available agent and the call is not answered. If all agents
in the workgroup are rung and no one answers the call, the system will use the Group
RNA/Logout Handling rule. Enable No Answer Handling is not available if Intra Group
Call Distribution is set to Ring All Available Members.
To configure this option, check the Enable No Answer Handling box.
Select one of the following forwarding options for no answer call handling:
• Next Group Member – Ring the next available agent until all available agents are
rung. If all agents are busy, caller will stay in the workgroup queue.
• Extension – Take the call out of the workgroup and forward it to an extension.
• Group – Take the call out of workgroup and forward it to another group.
• Group Voice Mail – Transfer the caller to the workgroup voice mail when the first
available agent does not answer the call.
• Member Voice Mail – Transfer the caller to the first available agent's voice mail if
this agent does not answer the call.
• AA – Take the call out of the workgroup and forward it to an auto attendant.
• Line Park – Take the call out of the workgroup and forward it to a Line Park group.
Set RNA Agent Logout Check Box
Select this option to have the system automatically log out an agent extension from a
workgroup if RNA is encountered.
Number of Rings Before Handling
If you select Ring All Available Members in the Intra Group Call Distribution section,
then specify the Number of Rings before Handling, using the scroll box beside that
option. The number of rings is the total number of times agents are rung before the call
is handled by the Group RNA/Logout Handling configuration
Setting IntraGroup Call Distribution
The IntraGroup Call Distribution options let you set the handling of normal inbound calls:
how to route the incoming call to a workgroup agent, using one of the following options:
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• Ring First Available Member – First available extension in a workgroup. For example, if there are three member extensions in a workgroup, the call is always sent
to the first member configured in the workgroup. If this member is busy, the call
goes to the second member configured and so forth.
• Ring Next Available Member – A round-robin method that attempts to evenly
distribute calls among the group members. This method sends the call to the next
member configured in a workgroup (regardless of whether the previous member is
busy or not). In other words, if the previous call was sent to #3 in the group, the
present call is sent to #4, if #4 is not busy.
• Ring All Available Members – All extensions in a workgroup.
Note: When this option is enabled, a single workgroup can have no more than 20
members.
In addition, calls to the workgroup with this option enabled have higher priority than other workgroup calls. Therefore, if an agent belongs to multiple
workgroups, one of which has this option enabled, a call to that workgroup
will be processed first, regardless of Wait Time of calls in other workgroups
which are not set to Ring All.
If members are using IP extensions, the system will not use the IP codec
channel during ringing all IP phones. Only one codec will be used when a
member of a workgroup answers the call.
• Ring Longest Idle Member – The agent who has the longest idle time, defined as
follows:
– The agent needs to be in login state
– Idle time is calculated from the end of the last wrap-up event
– If the agent does not have wrap-up time configured, the idle time is calculated
from the end of last busy state
Enable Single Call Handling for Agents
Check this check box to enable single call handling for workgroup agents.
Note: If single call handling is enabled and the agent has one or more calls on hold,
MAXCS will not distribute the call to this agent. If single call handling is disabled,
MAXCS will distribute calls to this agent even when one or more calls are put on
hold by this agent.
Handling Calls when Group Members Are RNA/Logged Out
You can set calls to forward to a specified destination when all group members either do
not answer the call (RNA) or are logged out. To do so, in the GroupRNA/Logout
Handling section of the Call Handling tab, check the Enable Forward to check box,
and select a destination from the list. The forwarding options are the same as for
“Forwarding All Calls” on page 271.
Queue Management
The Queue Management tab in Workgroup Configuration allows you to set options for
queue phrases and announcements, queue overflow routing and quit queue options.
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Figure 134. Workgroup Configuration, Queue Management tab, Basic Queue Control
Setting Queue Phrase Options
For each workgroup, you can either use the system default phrases or you can set up a
custom configuration. The default audio phrases are discussed in “Audio Peripheral
Configuration” on page 60.
Queue Announcement
You can set up the system to announce a caller’s queue status—queue position and
expected queue time—when an incoming call enters a workgroup queue. To enable this
option, check Enable Announcement, then check Queue Position and/or Expected
Queue Time.
Queue Position – When checked, the system will tell the caller which position the caller
is at in queue.
Expected Queue Time - when checked, the system will tell the caller how long the wait
is expected to be. When calculating this number, the system will consider the average
agent call handling time and the position of the caller in queue. Please note that the
Expected Queue Time is an estimated number. Agents logging in or out of the workgroup
during operation hours will affect the actual handling time and cause deviation to the
expected queue time.
Expected Queue Time (round up to minutes) = [(Average Call Handling Time
x Queue Position) + 59 sec] / 60 sec
Expected Wait Time Sampling
To calculate Expected Queue Time, the system needs to take samples when a workgroup
starts operation. You can set the following parameters to set a sampling period and a
fixed Expected Queue Time announcement during sampling period. The expected queue
time counter is reset for all workgroups daily at midnight.
• Initial Expected Wait (Queue) Time [1 to 10 minutes] – This field defines the
expected queue time to be announced during the sampling period.
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• Initial Sample Call Count [1 to 100] – How many calls you would like to use as
initial samples.
Queue Overflow Forwarding
The Queue Overflow Forwarding options are for handling long queues or long wait times
for callers. When a queue exceeds a set number of calls, or callers are waiting beyond a
set length of time, calls can be automatically forwarded to a voicemail box, AA,
extension, group, operator, or outside number.
To set options for handling queue overflow:
1.
In the Queue Overflow Forwarding section, set options for:
• Calls in queue exceed – When the number of calls in queue are greater than the
defined number, new incoming calls will be overflowed to the defined target.
• Expected queue time longer than – When the longest queue time is greater
than the specified number of minutes, new incoming calls will be overflowed to
the defined target.
2.
Check the Enable Forward to check box and from the list, select the forwarding
destination list to use if the queue length, wait time or service level settings are
exceeded. If this option is not checked, calls will go to the workgroup’s voicemail.
Quit Queue Option
The quit queue feature gives a caller the option of leaving a workgroup queue at any
time by pressing # and/or 0. To enable this feature, check either or both of the Enable
Quit Queue Options, then use the appropriate Forward to list to select the option the
caller will have:
• Voice Mail
• AA – Select the auto attendant to use. AAs are configured in AA Configuration on
the System menu.
• Extension – Select an extension from the list.
Note: If the forwarding extension is busy when a caller quits a queue, the call will
go to this extension’s voice mail.
• Group – Select a workgroup from the list.
• Operator
• Outside Number – This option is available if it is allowed in the Other Call
Restrictions option in the Restriction tab, as discussed in “Setting Other Call
Restrictions” on page 197.
If you choose Outside Number, select a trunk or route access code to use in the
small list on the left, and type in the full prefix and phone number.
Note: Forwarding calls to a pager is possible but not recommended since callers will
only hear what is heard when calling a pager and will not know to enter a
return phone number unless instructed.
• Callback Interview – the System will record the caller’s callback number and will
prompt the caller to record a message into the voice mail box of the workgroup.
Note: This option is only available to external callers.
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Supervisor Queue Control
When the Allow Redirect Call check box is checked, a workgroup supervisor can
redirect queue calls, using the MaxSupervisor application.
Agent Logout Reason Codes
In a workgroup environment, logout reason codes allow agents to specify why they are
signing off from the workgroup, and the manager can view that information. If logout
reasons are required, the system requests a reason at logout from the phone set and
from the Agent application.
The Agent Logout Reason Configuration window lets you require a logout reason,
and it provides for defining up to 20 reason codes. A logout history can be tracked and
stored for future analysis.
To access this window, select CallCenter > Agent Logout Reason Configuration.
Figure 135.
Agent Logout Reason Configuration window
To require logout reasons, check the Logout reason code required check box.
To define reason codes, type the associated reason into the text box next to the code
you want to associate with the reason.
MaxCall Configuration
The Configuration screen is for entering Transmit CID numbers to be used when an agent
uses the MaxCall application to play a phrase to a callee. The campaign names and
transmit CIDs you enter here appear in a list on the MaxCall tab in MaxAgent,
MaxCommunicator, and MaxOutlook. The agent selects a CID by campaign name before
handing a call off to MAXCS. Then MAXCS plays the phrase the agent selected.
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Figure 136. MaxCall Configuration screen
• ID – Campaign IDs are assigned sequentially by the MAXCS system.
• Campaign Name – The name you give to a calling campaign.
• Transmitted CID – The caller ID to transmit to the callee when an agent makes a call
and uses MaxCall to play a phrase to the callee’s phone.
Adding a Transmitted CID
1.
Click the Add button.
2.
Enter a campaign name and a caller ID to transmit when this campaign is chosen by
the agent, and then click OK.
The campaign names and caller IDs then appear in MaxAgent, MaxCommunicator, and
MaxOutlook in the MaxCall tab list:
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Editing a Transmitted CID
1.
Select a campaign and click the Edit button.
2.
Make your changes, and click OK.
To delete a Transmitted CID, select the campaign and click the Delete button. The entry
is deleted.
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Managing and Using MeetMe
Conference
MAXCS provides two different types of conference bridges, Station and MeetMe
Conference. Station conferencing is handled from the phone or the desktop client on the
fly and requires no configuration in MaxAdmin.
The MeetMe Conference is a group conferencing feature that requires the following:
• A phone meeting needs to be scheduled first by the conferencing host through the
client application, or by the system administrator in MaxAdmin.
• All participating parties need to dial into the MeetMe conference extension number
and enter the Meeting ID (and, optionally, password) to join the conference.
Hardware requirements:
• For all OFFICE Chassis series, a 30-port Triton MeetMe conference board (ALTICONF-30) is required.
• Only one Triton MeetMe conference board is supported per system.
• MAX1000 server has a built-in MeetMe conference (12-port) resource in the embedded DSP. No additional hardware is required.
MeetMe Conference Features
• Multiple meetings can be held at the same time, as long as the reserved resources
do not exceed 30. (For the MAX1000 system, the reserved resources cannot exceed
12, and up to two meetings can be held at the same time. If Gateway Expansion/
HMCP are used, all the MeetMe resources should be in the HMCP server, and no
MeetMe Conferece board should be in a gateway chassis.)
• Meetings can be set up and administered in MaxCommunicator, MaxAgent, and
MaxAdmin.
• You can set up a single meeting or a meeting that recurs at regular intervals.
• MeetMe Conference creates an invitation to a meeting, and offers the option to open
Microsoft Outlook to send the invitation to people you specify.
• Option to announce participant's name when joining or leaving the conference. This
feature can be configured by the meeting scheduler.
• Meeting host can Mute/Un-Mute, and drop meeting participants using the desktop
client.
• Meeting host can surrender the meeting control to another extension.
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Setting the MeetMe Conference Extension
Before MeetMe Conference can be used, you must assign a MeetMe Conference extension number. This extension must be dedicated to MeetMe and is the extension that users will always call to join a scheduled meeting.
1.
To assign an extension to MeetMe, select PBX > MeetMe Conference
Configuration.
2.
Enter an extension number in the MeetMe Conference Extension Number field.
3.
Individual client users can view in the client only the meetings that they have scheduled. The system administrator can view all the meetings that have been scheduled
and can manage these meetings. Also, only the system administrator can change
the invitation template.
You may want to give someone else the privileges to do these things. In the MeetMe
Conference Admin Number field, you can select the extension of a person to
whom you want to give Admin privileges for MeetMe Conference. That person will
see all scheduled meetings in their client application, can manage the meetings, and
can modify the invitation template.
4.
Click OK.
MeetMe Conference Window
As system administrator, you may or may not schedule meetings. This may be left to
the individual client users. In the MeetMe Conference window, you can view and manage
all the meetings that have been scheduled. You can edit the e-mail template that
meeting schedulers may use.
To open the MeetMe Conference window, do one of the following:
• Click the MeetMe Conference button on the toolbar.
• Select PBX > MeetMe Conference Management.
This is the same application the clients use. Using this window, you can:
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• Create a one-time or recurring meeting and set its parameters
• Open Microsoft Outlook to send an e-mail invitation to participate in the meeting
• Start and stop a meeting
• Modify or delete a meeting
• See meeting ID, subject, scheduler, time, frequency, start time, the last time the
meeting started, its status, and the resource being used.
• Display or hide outdated meetings
• Modify column display
Working in the MeetMe Conference Window
Click a button to perform a function (for example, create a meeting). The buttons at the
bottom of the window are labeled with their function; the buttons at the top of the
window perform the same functions. In addition, at the top of the window, you can
choose to display outdated meetings by checking the Display Outdated Meetings
check box. Deselect the check box to hide outdated meetings.
Select an existing meeting to perform a function on it (for example, to start or stop the
meeting). You can select one meeting at a time.
Functions can also be performed on an existing meeting by right-clicking the meeting
and selecting from the context menu.
Click a column head to sort by that column. An arrow is displayed that indicates the sort
order, ascending or descending. Click again to reverse the sort order.
Use the scroll bar at the bottom of the window to display additional columns, if
necessary.
Change column size by clicking and dragging a column border.
Change column order in the current window by dragging a column head to where you
want it.
You can open more than one MeetMe Conference window and work with different
meetings and displays in each one.
You can double-click a meeting to open the Modify Meeting dialog box.
Using the Calendar Button
The Create Meeting and Modify Meeting dialog boxes use Calendar buttons for date
selection. To select a date, click the Calendar button. When the calendar is open, use
the Up/Down arrows to select the year, or you can type in a year and then press Enter.
Click the Calendar button again to close the calendar.
Creating a Meeting
To create a meeting, click one of the Create buttons.
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The options in the middle
panel change, depending on
the frequency you select.
The following parameters apply to all meetings:
Parameter
Description
ID
The conference ID is created by the system.
Scheduler
The name of the person scheduling the meeting.
Schedule Time
The time the Create Meeting dialog box was opened to create
this meeting.
Subject
Identifies the subject or type of meeting. What you enter
here should be easily identifiable in the meeting list.
Reserved Seats
Use the Up/Down arrows or type in a number, up to 30, to
indicate the number of expected participants.
Host
Select the extension number of the host of this meeting. The
host can start and stop the meeting and can mute and drop
meeting members.
Frequency
Select the frequency of this meeting from the list. A “weekly”
or “monthly” meeting can actually be specified as every 2nd
week/month or every 3rd week/month, and so on.
Middle panel: Options in the middle panel vary according to the frequency of the meeting.
See the sections below this table.
Require Conference
Passcode
If you check this, no one can participate who does not enter
the conference passcode that you supply.
Passcode
If you are requiring a passcode, enter it here.
Announce Participant
Name
If you want participant names announced when they enter
and leave the meeting, check this check box.
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Fill in the fields of the Create Meeting dialog box, and click OK. See the following sections
for directions on filling in the fields in the middle panel of this dialog box.
Note: If other scheduled meetings have already reserved resources for the time period,
and sufficient resources are not available for the meeting you are attempting to
schedule, a message indicates that there is a resource conflict.
One Time Only Meeting
If you select One Time Only from the Frequency list, these are your options in the
middle panel:
1.
Specify the duration of the meeting, using the Up/Down arrows.
2.
If the meeting is to begin as soon as it is scheduled, select Now.
If the meeting is to begin at another time, select On Date, and enter a date and
start time. To select a date, click the Calendar button. To select a start time, click
the Down arrow and use the slide bar.
Weekly Meeting
If you select Weekly from the Frequency list, these are your options in the middle
panel:
1.
In the Duration field, specify the duration of the meeting, using the Up/Down
arrows.
2.
In the Start field, specify the start of the meeting by clicking the Down arrow and
using the slide bar.
3.
In the Every field, specify how often this meeting is to occur: every week, every
other week, every three weeks, and so on.
4.
Check the day of the week on which this meeting will occur.
5.
In the Range of Recurrence panel, use the Calendar button to select a date for the
first meeting.
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6.
Select End after x occurrences and choose the number of times the meeting is to
occur or select End by and click the Calendar button to specify a date at which the
meetings will cease.
Monthly Meeting
If you select Monthly from the Frequency list, these are your options in the middle
panel:
1.
In the Every field, specify how often this meeting is to occur: every month, every
other month, every three months, and so on.
2.
In the Duration field, specify the duration of the meeting, using the Up/Down
arrows.
3.
In the Start field, specify the start of the meeting by clicking the Down arrow and
using the slide bar.
4.
Select either On Date to specify a day of the month by number (for example, the
10th day of the month) or select On to specify a day of the month by name (for
example, the first Monday of the month).
If you use On Date, the specified date (for example, the 10th day of the month)
may sometimes fall on a weekend day. Check the box Hold during weekend, if
the meeting will be held even on a weekend day.
5.
In the Range of Recurrence panel, use the Calendar button to select a date for the
first meeting.
6.
Select End after x occurrences and choose the number of times the meeting is to
occur or select End by and click the Calendar button to specify a date by which the
meetings will cease.
E-mailing a Meeting Invitation
In the MeetMe Conference window, click the Email button to see an automatically
generated meeting invitation.
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In the Invitation window, you can then click the Send By Outlook button to open
Microsoft Outlook. The meeting invitation is pasted into a new message in Outlook, and
the Outlook Subject field is filled in with “Conference Call Invitation”. Choose the people
to whom you want to send the invitation, make any edits you may want to make, and
click Send.
Modifying the E-mail Template
You can edit the e-mail template used by MeetMe Conference to be suitable for your
situation. The same template is used for all meeting invitations. To modify it, click the
Update Email Template button.
The following variables are included in the template:
• Schedule
• Meeting ID
• Meeting subject
• Meeting passcode
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When you are editing the template, you can choose these variables from the Insert
menu to have the specified information automatically inserted where you place it. Users
who schedule a meeting can make further edits to the invitation when MeetMe
Conference pastes it into Outlook.
Starting and Stopping a Meeting
The meeting host and the MaxAdmin (Admin) can start and stop a meeting.
To start a meeting, select the meeting in the MeetMe Conference window and choose
Start. Once the meeting is “started,” the host can log into it (described in the following
section).
To stop a meeting before its scheduled duration is over, select the meeting and choose
Stop. Manually stopping a meeting frees up resources. Otherwise, the resources will not
be freed until the scheduled meeting duration is over.
Continuing a Meeting Beyond Its Duration Time
When the scheduled meeting time is up, the meeting may continue if no other scheduled
meeting needs the resources. If another meeting is scheduled and the resources are
needed for that meeting, the current meeting is terminated.
Joining a Meeting
Users calling from an extension can join a meeting by dialing the MeetMe Conference
extension number. Users calling through a trunk must first dial the company number,
then the MeetMe Conference extension number.
Users are prompted to dial the meeting number. If the meeting has not yet started, the
user hears an appropriate message and can try again later.
If a passcode is required, the user is prompted to enter the passcode.
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Network Configuration Guidelines
for VoIP
Real-time applications such as voice communications require a networking environment
that meets certain requirements to deliver and maintain good voice quality.
The following network configuration guidelines are highly recommended when using
MAXCS VoIP features.
ISP/Intranet Quality of Service (QoS)
• If you subscribe to the public IP network or use your own Intranet, make sure the
maximum network delay is less than 100 milliseconds.
• Also, the typical packet loss rate should be less than 1 percent.
Virtual LANs
MAXCS supports virtual LANs in accordance with IEEE 802.1Q. A virtual LAN (VLAN) segments an Ethernet-based network into different logical networks that provide different
services such as data service and voice service. It also defines broadcast domains to reduce network traffic load. It provides a managed network environment to run voice and
data together smoothly.
The IEEE 802.1Q header includes IEEE 802.1p, a standard method for assigning priority
to packets traversing a network. It works with the Ethernet MAC (Media Acccess Control)
header at the data link layer. The managed switches in a network are responsible for
differentiating packets based on their priorities and processing them in different orders.
Requirements
• MAXCS 6.7 or above with two NICs for 802.1Q VLAN
• MAXCS 6.7 or above for 802.1p
• NIC support 802.1p for 802.1p
• The following IP phone firmware:
• VLAN: 2x65 or above and boot code version 12 or above
• 802.1p: 2x8x (MAXCS 6.7 firmware)
• Layer 2 managed switch
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• The NetFilter driver is installed in the MAXCS server side. For the IPTalk client, the
NetFilter driver will be installed only when the QoS and 802.1p function are enabled
with the IPTalk integrated setting.
Ethernet II Framing Header
The Ethernet II framing header is defined as follows, with 802.1Q VLAN tag and 802.1p
priority bits:
For 802.1Q VLAN-tagged Ethernet frame, the Tag Protocol Identifier (TPID) or Ethernet
Type is set to 0x8100. The next 16 bits defines the VLAN and QoS bits:
• Priority Code Point (PCP): a 3-bit field which refers to the IEEE 802.1p priority. It
indicates the frame priority level from 0 (lowest) to 7 (highest), which can be used
to prioritize different classes of traffic (voice, video, data, and so on).
• Canonical Format Indicator (CFI): a 1-bit field. If the value of this field is 1, the MAC
address is in non-canonical format. If the value is 0, the MAC address is in canonical
format. It is always set to zero for Ethernet switches.
• VLAN Identifier (VID): a 12-bit field specifying the VLAN to which the frame belongs.
A value of 0 means that the frame doesn't belong to any VLAN; in this case the
802.1Q tag specifies only a priority and is referred to as a priority tag. A value of hex
FFF is reserved for implementation use. All other values may be used as VLAN
identifiers, allowing up to 4094 VLANs.
Only port-based VLAN is supported in MAXCS, which means the VLAN is assigned in the
switch port and managed in the switch internally. The end device, like the MAXCS NIC
and IP phone ARM MAC port, does not need to tag the packet with VLAN so there is no
software implementation on the end device. MAXCS can use two NICs and connects them
to the switch ports with a different VLAN assigned so the network traffic can be separated. However inside the IP phone, the firmware programs the Ethernet switch to assign
and manage the different ports with different VLAN IDs. The IP phone user can configure
the IP phone port with voice VLAN ID and PC port with data VLAN ID. Different VLANs
use a different IP network. Below is a typical VLAN setup:
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The NIC in both the MAXCS server and the IPTalk client (used with MaxCommunicator/
MaxAgent) must support 802.1p. To see if the NIC supports the 802.1p feature, open
the NIC’s Properties dialog box and select the Advanced tab. See if the "QoS Packet
Tagging" property is in the Property list. (Different NICs have different properties and
may display a different property name for the 802.1p feature.) If the NIC supports the
802.1p feature, the default value is Disabled and you can change this value to enable
802.1p as seen in the following figure:
Once the 802.1p property is enabled, the operating system should notify the NetFilter
driver whether the NIC supports the 802.1p feature.
For 802.1p, eight different classes of service are available, expressed through the 3-bit
user priority field in an IEEE 802.1Q header added to the frame. In MAXCS, 802.1p
tagging is implemented in the NetFilter driver in the server side applying QoS tagging to
the voice packet. The IP phone tags the voice packet from the ARM processor with a user
configured value.
To specify the priority value
The server side configuration is located in the HMCP board's Board Configuration
settings or the VoIP board’s Board Configuration > Advanced setting:
In MaxCommunicator/MaxAgent, the configuration is in the IPTalk configuration screen:
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Enabling VLAN
VLAN can be enabled and configured in the IP phone: Network > Enable VLAN > Yes.
After enabling, set VID:Phone and VID:PCPort IDs.
It can also be configured in MaxAdmin in the IP Phone Configuration screen, General
tab.
WAN Bandwidth
The following table lists bandwidth requirements for various transmission media with
different codecs and frame sizes. It assumes silence suppression is not turned on. (The
same table appears on page 298.)
• The Jitter Buffer should be adjusted according to the bandwidth allocated to data
traffic. For example, a long Ethernet packet (approximately 1500 bytes) traversing
through a WAN which is allocated with 256 kbps of data traffic bandwidth will take
about 50 milliseconds. The Jitter Buffer value should be set to this WAN link transmission delay plus the typical network jitter delay. To configure the Jitter Buffer, in
Enterprise Manager (VoIP > Enterprise Network Management) click the Codec
button.
• If you have heavier data applications running concurrently, the bandwidth reserved
for data traffic should be increased.
• If your router supports multilink or TCP fragmentation, configure your WAN router
to user smaller packet sizes, for example, 500 bytes.
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WAN Router Configuration
The router that connects your LAN and the WAN should support priority queuing.
Configure the router so that the IP/UDP packets being sent to and from an IP station
have higher priority than the packets generated by other stations on the same network.
Consult your router manufacturer for more information on setting up this configuration.
Firewall Configuration
Please note the following important guidelines when working with a firewall on your
network:
• If a firewall is used to protect your network access security, reconfigure the firewall
to open up TCP and UDP ports to the IP system’s IP address. The relevant ports are
listed in Appendix C “Network Ports” on page 405. This allows IP’s voice and H.323
packets to pass through the firewall freely. If the firewall supports H.323 protocol,
configure the firewall using H.323 instead of opening up the specific ports.
• Ensure that the rules to permit IP’s H.323 traffic are at the beginning of your access
filter list. This will minimize the delay of latency-sensitive voice packets. This is especially important with long access lists and/or slow routers.
Network Using NAT
If you plan to connect to your AltiServ system via the Internet and your router or
Internet access provider is using Network Address Translation (NAT), please note that
most NAT implementations DO NOT support H.323.
• You are probably using NAT if both of the following conditions apply:
– Your AltiContact Center server's IP address matches any of the following numbers
(where x is any number from 0-255):
• 10.x.x.x
• 172.16.x.x to 172.32.x.x
• 192.168.x.x
– You are able to connect to the Internet directly without using a proxy server.
• Contact your router/firewall vendor to obtain a software update for your networking
equipment, or obtain routable address space from your Internet provider. If you are
unsure whether or not you are using NAT, contact your router/firewall vendor or
Internet provider.
Network Configuration Guidelines for AltiGen IP
Phones
The following guidelines (specific to AltiGen IP phones) should be taken into consideration before you configure your network for use with NAT.
• DHCP is recommended to reduce the risks for duplicating IP addresses. MAXCS ACC/
ACM provides seamless support for AltiGen IP phones using dynamic IP addresses.
Select Dynamic IP address for IP Extensions in the MaxAdmin’s Extension
Configuration window.
• A switch is required; VoIP quality can be adversely affected if a hub is used.
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Configuration Guidelines for NAT
Note: This section only applies to AltiGen IP phones or IPTalk integrated with
MaxCommunicator or MaxAgent.
The section discusses the configuration guidelines when AltiServ is behind NAT (Network
Address Translation) and communication to AltiGen IP phones, IPTalk, or another
AltiServ is over WAN. AltiGen SIP phones support NAT traversal, which does not require
special settings on the NAT router at the remote site.
Due to H.323/SIP protocol, which puts the IP address information in the TCP/IP payload,
the NAT router requires some H.323 protocol and SIP protocol implementation to correctly handle the H.323/SIP traffic and translate the private IP address into a public IP
address. Not all NAT routers have this kind of implementation. If the NAT router does
not support H.323/SIP, you need to check Enable SIP NAT support and Enable H323
NAT support in Enterprise Manager, IP Networks tab.
The following sections illustrate a private network configuration and a VPN configuration.
For information on setting up VoIP traffic forwarding for NAT and configuring AltiServ
behind NAT, see “Configuring AltiServ Behind NAT” on page 310.
Private Network Configuration Example
(MAXCS with private IP address and behind NAT)
Only the private IP address is used in a private network—the public router will not route
the packet that has a private IP address as its destination. (All IP addresses beginning
with 192.168.x.x, 10.x.x.x, or 172.16.x.x to 172.32.x.x are private IP addresses.)
Figure 137.
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Figure 137 shows a private network, 192.168.1.0, where MAXCS is installed and running
on a host with a private IP address 192.168.1.2.
Router 1 is a NAT router. The local IP phones—IP Phone 1 and IP Phone 2—use the
private IP addresses 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.101, respectively. There are two
remote IP phones: IP Phone 3 with a private IP address 192.168.2.100 connects to the
Internet via Router 2. Router 2 can also sit behind a DSL/Cable Modem.
Setup
For the Corporate LAN
• MAXCS – MAXCS is installed (private IP address 192.168.1.2). The public IP address
of Router 2 should be configured as the IP address of this IP extension in MAXCS. If
it is changed dynamically, then assign a dynamic IP address configuration for that
extension.
• Router 1 – Router 1 is a NAT router. You need to set up the H323/SIP port forwarding
for this NAT router from 169.254.56.169 to the private IP address of MAXCS
192.168.1.2.
For the Remote IP Phone Using NAT
• IP Phone 3 – When configuring remote IP Phone 3, you should set up the MAXCS IP
address to Router 1’s public IP address — 169.254.56.169.
• Router 2 – No special configuration is needed for Router 2. Also, more than one
AltiGen SIP phone can sit behind Router 2.
For an H.323 IP Call from Another MAXCS on the Internet
Another MAXCS can make an H.323 IP call to this MAXCS by calling the public IP address
of the MAXCS , which is 169.254.101.2.
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VPN Network Configuration Example
(Connecting to MAXCS with VPN)
Figure 138.
MAXCS with VPN
In a multi-site configuration, VPN can be used to provide a secured tunnel between the
remote sites and the corporate site.
Figure 138 shows a network layout in which there are two private networks, the corporate LAN and branch office LAN. The VPN tunnel connects the two private networks such
that the two networks access each other with a private IP address.
In the corporate network, MAXCS is installed on a host with private IP address
192.168.1.2.
Both Router 1 and Router 2 are VPN-capable and compatible with each other. (It is
recommended that the routers come from same vendor.) A VPN tunnel exists between
these two routers. The local IP phones—IP Phone 1 and IP Phone 2—directly connect to
the corporate network with private IP address 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.101. And
the three remote IP phones—IP Phone 3, IP Phone 4 and IP Phone 5—connect to the
branch office network with private IP addresses 192.168.2.100, 192.168.2.101 and
192.168.2.102, respectively.
Setup
For the Branch office LAN
• IP Phone 3, IP Phone 4 and IP Phone 5
When configuring the remote IP phones—IP Phone 3, IP Phone 4, and IP Phone 5—
you should set up the AW address to use AltiServ’s IP address.
For the VPN Tunnel between the Two Private Networks:
You must set up a VPN tunnel to connect the two private networks. The VPN setup procedure may be complicated and is generally performed by a professional IT technician.
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The following minimum guidelines need to be considered for setting up the VPN tunnel:
• WAN Bandwidth—should be greater than the aggregate of maximum VoIP session
bandwidth usage.
• QoS—if the IP WAN network provides QoS (Quality of Service), it should be configured to honor VoIP RTP packet transmission.
An easy example for a VPN resolution is with the Linksys EtherFast VPN router1. Router
1 and Router 2 are routers supporting VPN. When configuring these VPN routers, the
following information is needed. (Also, please refer to the Router's User Guide for more
detailed information.)
Router 1's Setting
Local Secure Group:
Subnet IP:
(specifies the local network
which can access the VPN
tunnel at the corporate
network)
192.168.1.0
Remote Secure Group:
Subnet IP:
(specifies the remote
network which can access
the VPN tunnel at the branch
office network)
192.168.2.0
Remote Security
Gateway:
63.224.32.34
(specifies the public IP
address of the remote
gateway which can access
the VPN tunnel at the branch
office)
1
Subnet Mask:
255.255.255.0
(Corporate Network)
Subnet Mask:
255.255.255.0
(Branch Office
Network)
(Router 2’s public IP
Address
Linksys is for reference only. AltiGen has not certified this product or any other router at this time.
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Router 2's Setting
Router 2's public IP address should be a fixed IP address.
Local Secure Group:
Subnet IP:
(specifies the local private
network in the branch office,
which can access the corporate
network through VPN)
192.168.2.0
Remote Secure Group:
Subnet IP:
(specifies the corporate network,
which can be accessed by stations
in this local private network
through the VPN tunnel)
192.168.1.0
Remote Security Gateway:
169.254.56.159
(specifies the public IP address of
the corporate VPN-enabled
gateway)
(Router 1’s public IP
Address
Subnet Mask:
255.255.255.0
(Branch Office
Network)
(Corporate Network)
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The VoIP-related aspects of both single-server systems and multi-site VoIP domains are
configured in Enterprise Manager, available from the VoIP menu or the Windows
Start menu.
In addition, multi-site VoIP domain management—including directory synchronization
and routing—is handled here.
Note: A multi-site installation requires an Enterprise License.
For a single-system installation, only the following VoIP configuration elements in
Enterprise Manager are relevant and are discussed in the first part of the chapter:
• Codec Profile – Create codec profiles that use different settings for jitter buffer size
and packet length. Codec profiles can be assigned to different types of VoIP
connections, as defined in the IP dialing table and IP codec assignment table.
• VoIP Bandwidth Use – Define the maximum VoIP sessions using different codecs
on a public Internet or a private intranet data pipe.
• NAT Support – Configure VoIP NAT traversal when the server is behind NAT using
a private IP address.
• IP Dialing Table – Define IP dialing digits and codec for VoIP dialing to other
AltiGen systems or certified third-party IP devices.
• IP Codec Table – Define the codec and data pipe for AltiGen IP phones and SIP
trunking service.
For a multi-site installation, you can manage the above configurations for all your VoIP
domain servers from Enterprise Manager.
Along with the above configurations, the multi-site administrator will use Enterprise
Manager and the VoIP menu in MaxAdmin to do the following:
• Create the VoIP domain
• Define the VoIP domain Master
• Join servers to the VoIP domain
• Manage VoIP domain users
• Define global least cost routing
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Understanding VoIP Bandwidth Requirements
Before starting VoIP related configurations, it is helpful to have some understanding of
VoIP bandwidth requirements, so that you can plan your VoIP deployment properly. Also
see “Network Configuration Guidelines for VoIP” on page 287.
The data network bandwidth required to carry VoIP depends on the following factors:
• Codec and Compression – This is the encoding of analog voice to digital form,
decoding of digital form to analog wave form, and compression of digital form to a
smaller size. MAXCS supports three type of codec: G.711 (64Kbps), G.729AB
(8Kbps), G.723.1 (6.4Kbps)
• Packet Length (Frame Size) – The size of the voice frame data (payload) transmitted in a packet. For G.711 and G.729, you have choice of 10, 20, and 30ms
lengths. For G.723.1, the packet length is a fixed 30ms. A larger packet length decreases the transmission overhead. However, it will increase the latency and have a
negative effect on the voice quality if a packet is lost during transmission. For G.711
and G.729, 20ms is efficient and recommended.
• IP Header – The IP/UDP/RTP header adds 40 octets per packet. With a packet
length of 20ms, the IP headers will require 16kbps of bandwidth in addition to
whatever codec is being used.
• Transmission Medium – In order to travel through the IP network, the IP packet
is wrapped in another layer by the physical transmission medium. The transmission
medium, such as Ethernet, will add its own header, checksums, and spacers to the
packet. With a packet length of 20ms, the transmission medium requires additional
15.2kbps of bandwidth to carry the packets to their destination.
• Silence Suppression – You can suppress the transmission of data during periods
of silence. This can reduce the demand for bandwidth by as much as 50 percent.
However, it may have a negative impact on the voice quality. Some users may feel
the conversation is not "natural" when artificial comfort noise is generated during
periods of silence.
The following table lists bandwidth requirements for various transmission media with
different codecs and frame sizes. It assumes silence suppression is not turned on. (The
same table appears on page 290.)
VoIP Bandwidth requirement for WAN connection varies depending on the type of WAN.
Bandwidth requirement typically is less than Ethernet requirement.
Opening Enterprise Manager
To open Enterprise Manager, use one of the following methods:
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• For a single-system installation without a VoIP domain Master, this method is recommended: From MaxAdmin, select VoIP > Enterprise Network Management.
Enterprise Manager opens without a login dialog box.
• For multisite VoIP domain management, from the Windows Start menu, select All
Programs > MAX Communication Server ACC/ACM > Enterprise Manager.
(With this method you can log in to the VoIP domain Master from any member
system.)
Login Domain Via
Server
User name
Password
DomainAdmin
Default=22222. You can
change the password in
Enterprise Manager.
(Logging in as
DomainAdmin gives you
rights to change the entire
Enterprise Manager
configuration.)
Note: This password is not
the same as the MaxAdmin
password.
Enter the domain
master’s IP address
Admin@domain master IP
address
(A Site Admin who logs into
the Domain Master in this way
has the same rights as
DomainAdmin.)
Admin@member server IP
address
(A Site Admin who logs in this
way can make changes on this
member server only.)
!
Enter MaxAdmin password
Enter the domain
master’s IP address
Enter the MaxAdmin
password for the member
server
Enter the member
server’s IP address
If your MAXCS system is using dynamic IP addressing, you will see the following
warning message when launching Enterprise Manager. Please check the Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties of your server NIC interface and assign a fixed IP address
to this server.
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When multiple systems are added to the VoIP domain, all member systems need to
have both Route Access Code and IP Trunk Access Code configured. If one or
more member systems are not configured properly, this message opens:
Multisite routing may fail if Route Access Code and IP TrunkAccess Code are not
configured.
Upon successful login, Enterprise Manager opens.
The Enterprise Manager screen
Change Password
Display Servers
Configure Codec Profiles
Configure Users, Departments
Configure Global Least Cost Routing
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Click a tab to view or configure settings on that tab. Information on a tab is related to
the selected server. Click buttons in the toolbar to perform configuration tasks. Click a
column heading to sort by that column.
Configuration Buttons
• Servers button displays the VoIP domain name, servers in the system, and server
ID length. Lets you add/remove servers and change the VoIP domain master. Lets
you re-route outgoing calls of global extensions and redirect AltiGen IP phones.
Displays the configuration and informational tabs listed in the next section.
• Codec button lets you configure individual codec profiles—silence suppression,
codec, jitter buffer range, RTP packet length, DTMF delivery, enable/disable SIP
early media, and SIP transport.
• User button displays information about extensions in the VoIP domain and lets you
change an extension to global or local and relocate an extension.
• Department button lets you define departments in the VoIP domain and assign
extensions to departments.
• Global LCR button lets you add E.164 number patterns and specify source and target sites.
Tabs Displayed with the Servers Button
• Information tab displays information about the selected site and lets you configure
a PSTN number for global extension rerouting as a failover when the TCP/IP network
is down. You may also assign an alternate server to which to redirect global AltiGen
IP phones when their primary server is down.
• IP Networks tab defines IP networks and the bandwidth information for an MAXCS
site. Bandwidth usage control for Internet and intranet can be set up here. If the
bandwidth usage exceeds the maximum setting, the call will not be established.
• IP Dialing Table tab defines the IP dialing table for an MAXCS site. Specified information here includes a codec profile and a protocol (SIP or H323) for the communication from this site to the selected site.
• IP Codec tab lets you specify an inter-gateway codec and define IP device ranges
to which you can assign a codec profile.
• Number Plan tab displays the number plan information that is set up in MaxAdmin,
System Configuration window, Number Plan tab.
Changing the Enterprise Manager Password
Only a person with DomainAdmin rights can change the Enterprise Manager password.
To change the password, click the Password button at the top of the Enterprise
Manager window.
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Enter the old password, and the new password. Confirm the password, and click OK.
Setting VoIP Codec Profiles
The codec setting is profile-based. For different IP addresses and protocols, a different
preferred codec can be used. Each codec profile can have its own codec (G.711, G.723,
G.729), packet length, and jitter buffer. The codec profile can be assigned to connectivity
with a remote server, IP phone or other VoIP device.
By default, the following IP address ranges (private IP addresses) will use G.711 codec:
• 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255
• 172.16.0.0 to 172.31.255.255
• 10.0.0.0 to 10.255.255.255
To open a window where you can set or modify codec profiles, click the Codec
button in the Enterprise Manager toolbar.
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Figure 139.
Codec profile setting window in Enterprise Manager
Named codec profiles are listed on the left. To create a new profile, click the Add button.
Name the new profile, and click OK.
Make your changes or additions, and click Apply. These are the fields in the Codec
configuration window:
Parameter
Description
Codec Profile Table
Lists codec profiles by name. Select a profile in the table to
modify its settings, then click Apply in the panel where you
made the changes.
Click Add to add a profile. Click Remove to remove the
selected profile. You cannot remove the Default profile.
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Parameter
Description
Name
Name of the codec profile. You can modify the name, and click
Apply. The Default profile name cannot be changed.
There are several options:
• G.711 Mu-Law
• Prefer G.723.1, support G.729
• Prefer G.729, support G.723.1
Codec
• G.711 A-Law
• Prefer G.711 Mu-Law, support G.711 A-Law
• Prefer G.711 A-Law, support G.711 Mu-Law
G.711 provides toll quality digital voice encoding, and G.723
and G.729 use low rate audio encoding to provide near toll
quality performance under clean channel conditions.
G.711/G.723/G.729
Silence Suppression
G.711/G.723/G.729
Jitter Buffer Range
(ms)
When silence suppression is enabled, and silence is detected
during a call, MAXCS stops sending packets to the other side.
This decreases the bandwidth requirement, however the voice
quality may be degraded slightly. These are system-wide
settings.
Indicates the delay, in milliseconds, used to buffer G.711/
G.723/G.729 voice packets received from the IP network. Voice
packets sent over the IP network may incur different delays
due to network load or congestion. The jitter buffer helps to
smooth out the delay variation in the arriving voice packets and
maintain voice quality at the receiving end.
The default values for the jitter buffer for G.711 is 10 min. to
100 max milliseconds.
The default values for the jitter buffer for G.723 is 30 min. to
480 max milliseconds.
The default values for the jitter buffer for G.729 is 10 min. to
480 max milliseconds.
G.711 RTP Packet
Length (ms)
Lets you configure the length of the RTP packets for G.711 in
milliseconds. The RTP packet length can be set to 10, 20 or 30
milliseconds. The smaller the packet length, the larger the
bandwidth required.
G.729 RTP Packet
Length (ms)
Lets you configure the length of the RTP packets for G.729 in
milliseconds. The RTP packet length can be set to 10, 20 or 30
milliseconds.
Default – If SIP INFO is used to deliver DTMF.
DTMF Delivery
(Applies to SIP protocol
only)
RFC 2833 – The DTMF pay load is embedded with RTP. Most
3rd-party SIP gateways support this standard.
In band – If DTMF tone is delivered over the voice band. It’s
not reliable over G.711 codec and will not work over G.729/
G.723 codec
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Parameter
SIP Early Media
(Applies to SIP protocol
and SIP trunk only)
Description
SIP Early Media allows two SIP devices to communicate before
a SIP call is actually established. It is important for interoperability with the SIP trunk carrier’s PSTN gateway. If SIP Early
Media is not checked, the caller may not hear the exact ringback tone provided by the CO (the caller may not hear any
ringback tone at all).
There are several SIP Transport options. Note that security options TLS and SRTP can be configured for individual IP phone
extensions in the IP Phone Configuration screen. (For more information on security settings, see “SIP Transport” in the table
on page 217.) Extension-level configuration takes precedence
over a codec profile that is assigned in Enterprise Manager. See
the next section.
UDP – User Datagram Protocol is a communications protocol
that offers a limited amount of service when messages are
exchanged between computers in a network that uses the
Internet Protocol (IP).
Note: All SIP trunks must use UDP.
SIP Transport
TCP – Transmission Control Protocol is a set of rules (protocol)
used along with the Internet Protocol (IP) to send data in the
form of message units between computers over the Internet.
TCP is known as a connection-oriented protocol, which means
that a connection is established and maintained until such time
as the message or messages to be exchanged by the application programs at each end have been exchanged. TCP is responsible for ensuring that a message is divided into the packets that IP manages and for reassembling the packets back into
the complete message at the other end.
Note: AltiGen phones do not use TCP.
TLS – Secures SIP signaling messages using Transport Layer
Security. (Does not work for IP devices behind NAT; UDP will
be used, instead.)
TLS/SRTP – Adds Secure RTP to Transport Layer Security to
secure SIP-associated media. (Does not work for IP devices
behind NAT; UDP will be used, instead.)
(If this option is chosen, the voice stream always goes through
the server.)
Persistent TLS/SRTP – Persistent TLS/SRTP for SIP signaling
messages.
Assigning Codec Profiles to IP Addresses
You can specify what codec profile to use when connecting to the following VoIP devices:
• IP phones on the LAN
• a remote IP phone over WAN
• a remote AltiGen system over WAN
• SIP Trunk service provider over WAN
• multiple gateways on the LAN
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The codec profile assigned in the IP Device Range table (shown below) supersedes the
codec profile defined in the IP dialing table if the IP address is duplicated in both tables.
The SIP transport assigned to an extension in the IP Phone Configuration screen takes
precedence over a codec profile with a different SIP transport assigned in Enterprise
Manager. If the IP extension supports TLS and the codec profile does not, then the IP
extension policy holds. That way you can configure a range of IP addresses in the IP
dialing table or IP codec, and have only a few IP addresses/extensions support TLS.
If the IP extension has not configured TLS as its transport, and the codec profile supports
it, then the codec profile policy holds.
To set IP address ranges and assign codec profiles to them, in Enterprise Manager click
the IP Codec tab.
By default, all private addresses are set to G.711 codec only. You can add individual IP
addresses and address ranges and assign a codec to each.
To add IP addresses and address ranges and assign a codec,
1.
Click the Add button in the IP Device Range panel.
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2.
Enter an IP address range (for dynamic IP addressing), or enter the same address
in each field if this is a static address. You cannot use the minimum and maximum
values (0.0.0.0. and 255.255.255.255).
3.
Click OK.
If you have multiple gateways controlled by an MAXCS host system, you need to configure an Inter Gateway Codec profile.
To set the codec for a connection among gateways in the same MAXCS server,
1.
Select a server in the Global Server Location list on the left side of the window.
2.
In the Codec field, select the codec to use for a connection to this server from the
list.
Defining IP Networks
If your server is behind NAT or you need to regulate WAN VoIP sessions, you need to do
some configuring on the IP Networks tab in Enterprise Manager.
The tab allows you to specify the following three items for a single server or for member
servers in the VoIP domain:
• How many VoIP sessions to allow through Public Pipe
• How many VoIP sessions to allow through Intranet Pipe
• NAT support when the server is behind a NAT router
The Public Pipe is the WAN connection to the public Internet, including IP-VPN over
WAN.
The Intranet Pipe is the enterprise WAN connection, for example, Frame Relay.
Note: The VoIP connections through public or enterprise WAN will work without configuring the IP Networks tab. However, if the total number of VoIP connections exceeds the WAN bandwidth, the voice quality will be affected for all connections. It
is recommended that you set a limit based on the WAN bandwidth to ensure the
voice quality.
To configure IP networks, click the IP Networks tab.
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Defining Your Network
If you need to configure either bandwidth control or NAT support, you have to define
your network first. These are the guidelines:
• You must define your LOCAL network IP address range. When a Pipe is defined as
Local, it tells the system that the configured IP address range is not subject to bandwidth control. If the AltiGen system and this Local Network are behind the same NAT
router, you need to check the Private Network check box. This tells the system
that VoIP connection to this address range does not require IP address translation,
which is replacing the system's private IP address with a public address when sending VoIP packets to outside devices.
• If you have an intranet linking multiple locations, you must enter the IP address
range and define the Pipe as Intranet. If the AltiGen system and this intranet are
behind the same NAT router, you need to check the Private Network check box.
• If you have VPN service over public WAN, you must enter the VPN IP address range
and define the Pipe as Public. If the AltiGen system and this VPN IP addresses are
behind the same NAT router, you need to check the Private Network check box.
• All undefined IP addresses fall into the Public Pipe range and are subject to bandwidth control if the public pipe bandwidth control is enabled.
Note: When AltiServ is behind a NAT router, and you do not check the Private Network
check box, IP phones may not function.
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To define an address range
1.
Click the Add button in the IP Network panel.
2.
Fill in a range of IP addresses.
3.
Select the pipe for this IP address range.
4.
If this is a private network, check the Private Network check box. Click OK.
To edit a network you’ve added, select it and click the Edit button. To remove it, select
it and click the Remove button.
Configuring a Public or Intranet Pipe
If you want to regulate how many VoIP sessions can be connected to the server through
a Public or Intranet Pipe,
1.
In the Public Pipe panel, check the Enable box.
2.
Enter the maximum WAN bandwidth you want to allocate to VoIP connections. The
system will calculate the maximum sessions for each type of codec automatically.
3.
You can change the G.711 sessions by using the Up/Down arrow button.
Notes
• When calculating the maximum sessions for each codec, the system uses the following bandwidth requirement to ensure that each session has some safety margin:
G.711 - 90 kbps
G.729 - 30 kbps
G.723 - 24 kbps
• It is recommended that you use 20ms frame size for G.711 and G.729 when configuring a Codec Profile.
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• When different IP devices using various codecs connect to the server through a
Public Pipe, the system will aggregate the total bandwidth of all connections. If the
total bandwidth exceeds that specified in the Bandwidth for VoIP box, the system
will reject additional connection requests.
Configuration example
Suppose your company has a T1 line configured as half voice PRI and half data service.
There are 12 remote employees using IP phones connecting to the AltiGen system. Because bandwidth is limited, you would like to regulate the bandwidth used by VoIP. You
have set up remote IP phones using G.729 with 20ms frame, and you want to limit the
number of concurrent VoIP sessions to 6. If you enter 180 in the Bandwidth for VoIP
field, the system will show that 6 G.729 sessions are allowed.
Configuring AltiServ Behind NAT
Your MAXCS system should be inside a firewall/NAT router. If your AltiServ is supporting
remote IP phones, IPTalk or AltiClients, you need to configure AltiServ and the NAT
router to make AltiServ work properly behind NAT. Port forwarding configuration on the
firewall/NAT router is required. If you’re not sure how to configure your firewall/NAT
router, please consult your firewall/NAT router manual or vendor. AltiGen Technical
Support will not be able to help with this.
Important: If your firewall/NAT router supports SIP, you need to FULLY disable this
feature on the firewall/NAT router, or conflicts may occur between AltiServ
and the firewall/NAT router. In this case, remote IP phones might not work
or might behave strangely. Again, please consult the firewall/NAT router
manual to find out how to do this.
Take the following steps:
1.
Make sure the AltiServ system uses a private static IP address, for example,
10.10.0.8. Do not use DHCP on the AltiServ system.
2.
Define the range of the local IP addresses (see “To define an address range” on page
309). Make sure the AltiServ system is included in the range. If the range is not
defined correctly, all the IP phones will not work.
3.
Set local IP network ranges to private. Multiple private networks can be added.
4.
On the IP Networks tab, in the NAT Support panel, check Enable SIP NAT
support and Enable H323 NAT support. Except, if the NAT router is H.323-aware
(for example, a Fortinet router) do not enable H323 NAT support.
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Do not check
Enter the Public IP address of the router in the Public IP Addresses panel. (In the
example above, the address is 209.220.14.8.) Do not check Enable Virtual IP
Addresses Support.
5.
Configure the NAT/firewall to forward TCP ports 10025, 10027, 10032, 10037,
10050, 10064, 1720 and UDP ports 69, 5060, and 10060 to AltiServ.
6.
Configure the NAT router to forward to AltiServ UDP ports 49152 + gwid * 512 ~
49152 + (gwid * 512 + ipresno * 2) where gwid is the gateway id and ipres number
is the number of the IP resource channels in the system. (See note below for an
easier way to figure the port ranges.)
For the MAX1000 system, it would be UDP ports, from 49152~49211 (30 IP resource
channels).
Note: An easy way to find out the RTP/TCP port range(s) for SIP and H.323 is to look
in the Current Resource Statistics window in MaxAdmin (View > Current
Resource Statistics). All the ports are listed in the Local Ports column.
Implementation details
After you complete the NAT configurations, the system will translate the sending party's
IP address with the defined public IP address instead of the system's private IP address.
When the remote IP device sends VoIP packets to the defined public address, all packets
will be routed to the system's provided IP address by the NAT router.
Defining the IP Dialing Table
The IP Dialing Table is used for creating location-based VoIP routing in the enterprise. It
supports H.323 and SIP dual protocol. It also supports SIP TCP protocol, required for
Microsoft Exchange 2007 integration. If you have an AltiGen Exchange Integration
License and are integrating Exchange 2007 with AltiServ, you need to add an entry in
the IP Dialing Table for this. See “Microsoft Exchange Integration” on page 339.
To use an MAXCS-to-MAXCS connection for VoIP, you need to configure the routing in
the IP Dialing Table for each MAXCS system.
Notes
• The IP Dialing Table is disabled unless there is a VoIP board installed.
• You must assign an IP Trunk Access code (System Configuration > Number Plan
tab).
• You must set the VoIP codec profiles.
To manage the IP dialing table, click the IP Dialing Table tab in Enterprise Manager:
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Figure 140.
IP Dialing Table tab in Enterprise Manager
The left side of the window displays the VoIP domain name, the server ID length, and
the name, ID and statuses of the global servers in this VoIP domain.
To add an entry to the IP Dialing Table, click Add below the table.
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Define the attributes for the entry:
Parameter
Description
Server ID
A unique dialing number to connect to the remote server. The
server could be AltiServ, a 3rd-party VoIP gateway, or an
AltiGen-certified 3rd-party VoIP device.
Server Name
A descriptive name of up to 15 characters to identify the server.
This name may be used by Caller ID.
Server IP Addressa
Remote Ext. Length
Dialing Scheme
The remote server’s address. If the server has multiple IP addresses, enter the one that other servers will use to communicate to this system.
This IP address format is recommended over DNS names, since
with the IP address, the application does not need to resolve the
name. DNS name is also posted in this field.
The length of extension digits at the remote location. Valid entries are None - 7, with “None” meaning not specified. Specifying
the remote extension length is optional but highly recommended, since this information tells the system how long to wait for
another entry before sending the digits.
Overlapping (ATGN) allows the terminal to omit part of the
digits required to complete a call while buffering the remaining
digits. This results in faster response time, but it only works if the
other end is also an AltiServ system.
Enbloc allows the system to buffer all of the digits required to
complete a call.
SIP Select if destination supports SIP protocol.
Protocol
H323 Select if destination supports H.323 protocol.
SIP/TCP Select if adding an entry to the table to support
Microsoft Exchange integration.
Select which codec profile to use. If the selected profile is incompatible with the remote end, the call will not go through.
Codec
If you create two items that point to the same IP address, they
must also use the same codec. Specifying a different codec is an
invalid configuration. MAXCS will always use the codec defined in
the first item.
Hop Off Allowed
Choosing Yes allows calls from this remote system to hop off to
the PSTN by using the trunks in this system. Hop-off capability
can be enabled or disabled on a per IP Dialing Table Location
basis.
SIP Source Port
Used by UDP only. Choose the SIP source port.
SIP Destination Port
Used by UDP only. Is 10060, by default.
Publish as a global
entry
If you are adding a system or 3rd-party VoIP device that is not
part of the VoIP domain, but you want it to be seen by all servers
in the domain, check this box. (The entry will appear as “Global”
in the Type column.) You can also globalize it later by selecting
the entry in the IP Dialing Table and clicking the Publish as
Global button below the table.
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The Multi-site VoIP Domain
A group of AltiGen systems can form a VoIP domain where they share the same global
extension directory and call routing rules. The VoIP domain is based on VoIP framework
and uses IP tie-trunks to interconnect among different sites.
A VoIP domain is created in MaxAdmin. Here, a system is designated as the VoIP domain
Master. Other AltiGen systems can then be added to a VoIP domain.
The VoIP domain Master maintains global configurations and propagates the configurations to all the members belonging to this domain automatically. Any changes in the
global configuration are propagated in real time to the other members in the VoIP domain.
Note: A multi-site installation requires an AltiGen Enterprise license.
Creating a Multi-site VoIP Domain
To create a multi-site VoIP domain and designate a system as the domain Master:
1.
Select VoIP > Multi-Site Domain Configuration.
The name of the server appears in the Location Name field, and the name of your
AltiGen product appears in the Switch Type field (MAX Communication Server ACC
or MAX Communication Server ACM). The domain name is blank, and the server
role is currently Stand-alone.
2.
3.
Check the Allow this server to be added to domain check box.
Enter a Domain Name and a Member Key.
The Member Key will be the security password when the Domain Admin adds this
location into the domain. To reduce the complexity of administration, you can use
the same key for all member systems.
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The Enterprise Location Manager window will look something like this:
4.
Click Create domain and join as master.
5.
Enter the IP address of this system. If this system has multiple IP addresses, enter
the one that can communicate with other member servers.
6.
Click OK and wait for 5 to 60 seconds, depending on the size and configuration of
the system. The display in the Enterprise Location Manager window changes to show
the name of the VoIP domain and this server as Master.
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Declaring Additional Servers for the VoIP Domain
Additional servers are added to the VoIP domain in Enterprise Manager, but first you
must “declare” these servers and assign them a member key in MaxAdmin. To do so:
1.
Log on to the member server you want to declare.
2.
Select VoIP > Multi-Site Domain Configuration. The name of the server and the
name of the AltiGen product appear in the top box.
3.
Check the Allow this server to be added to domain check box.
4.
Enter the name of the VoIP domain that you want this server to be a part of.
5.
Enter a member key for this server. The Member Key is the security password when
the Domain Admin adds this server into the domain. To reduce the complexity of
administration, you can use the same key for all member systems.
6.
Click Apply, then click Close.
Repeat these steps for each server you want to make available to the VoIP domain. To
actually add a server to the VoIP domain using Enterprise Manager, see “Adding a Server
to a VoIP Domain” on page 317.
Working with Servers in the VoIP Domain
In the Global Server Location panel in Enterprise Manager, you can add a server to the
VoIP domain by using the Add button in the panel, remove a selected server from the
VoIP domain by using the Remove button, and you can set the master server, by selecting a server and clicking the Set as Master button. Before you can add a server to
the VoIP domain, you must have declared it in MaxAdmin (see “Declaring Additional
Servers for the VoIP Domain” on page 316).
These are the fields in the Global Server Location panel:
Parameter
Description
Domain Name
The name of the VoIP domain.
Server ID Length
Length is from 1-3. See “Changing the Server ID Length” on page
317 for detailed information.
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Parameter
Description
Displays the ID, Name, and Status (active/inactive) of the servers
in the VoIP domain.
Global Server
Location
Master – One VoIP domain system must be assigned as Domain
Master to propagate configuration data to member AltiServs. The
master acts as a central server to accept the connection, synchronize change from one site to the other sites, and authenticate users.
Changing the Server ID Length
The Server ID is used for the following two purposes:
• Identifying member systems in the VoIP domain
• Mapping to a remote system's IP address in the IP dialing table for system-to-system
dialing
Depending on the number of systems that will be added to the VoIP domain and the
number of entries in the IP dialing table, the Server ID Length can be set to 1, 2, or 3
digits.
!
The Server ID Length can be changed. However, if this number is changed, the
server IDs are all altered. If you increase the length, the number 0 is added to
the front of the server IDs. For example, if you change the length from 2 to 3,
original ID 02 and 27 will become 002 and 027 respectively. If you change the
length from 3 to 2, the original IDs 112 and 311 will become 12 and 11. It is
advisable to keep the original length. If you are not sure about future expansion,
using a 3-digit length is advised..
Adding a Server to a VoIP Domain
Important: Before you add a server to the domain, make sure that the System ID (specified in MaxAdmin, System Configuration tab) is not the same as another
member server’s System ID. Enterprise Manager will use the System ID to
build a unique identifier in the multisite database. Once a server is joined to
a domain, you cannot change the System ID in MaxAdmin.
1.
Click Add in the Global Server Location panel.
2.
Define the attributes for the server, and click OK:
Parameter
Definition
Name
Enter the name of the server.
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Parameter
Definition
Address
Enter the IP address of the server.
Server ID
A unique dialing number to connect to this server.
Member Key
Enter this server’s member key. (Configured in this server’s
Enterprise Location Manager: VoIP > MultiSite Domain
Configuration).
After you add a member server to the VoIP domain, an entry is also added to the IP
dialing table and propagated to all members automatically.
In the Global Server Location panel, the status will show "Active" if the VoIP domain
master communicates to the member successfully.
In the event that you need to shut down VoIP domain Master for a period of time, you
can change the Master role to another member system by selecting one of the member
systems and clicking the Set as Master button.
Rejoining a Server to the VoIP Domain
If a slave server crashes, or for some other reason disconnects and never returns by
itself into the domain, you will have to manually rejoin it to the VoIP domain:
1.
Rebuild the slave, if necessary.
2.
In the VoIP > Multi-Site Domain Configuration window, make sure the slave’s
Server Role is Stand-alone and that the domain name is correct.
3.
The System ID of this slave should be the same as it was before it became disconnected from the domain. (This ID is set in MaxAdmin: System > General tab.)
4.
In Enterprise Manager, Global Server Location panel, select the slave and click the
Rejoin button to synchronize the slave with the domain.
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You must enter the slave server’s site address and member key.
5.
Input the address and member key, and click OK.
Setting an Alternate Server for AltiGen IP Phones
In a VoIP domain, you can set an alternate server to which global AltiGen IP phones will
be registered when their own server (primary server) experiences a problem that interrupts phone service. The IP phones will register to the alternate server. This applies to
a workgroup, as well. Switchover must be enabled for the individual IP phones/groups
in Enterprise Manager (User button > Resolve tab). But before you can do this, you
must set an alternate server.
Note:
• Because of its role in the domain, the domain master cannot use this feature.
• This feature does not apply to extensions using IPTalk.
• Make sure the alternate server has enough licenses, such as agent licenses, station
licenses, and so on.
To set an alternate server,
1.
Click the Servers button, and then the Information tab.
2.
In the AltiGen IP Phone Redirect panel at the bottom of the tab, check Enable
Switchover to Alternate Server.
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3.
Select an alternate server from the list.
4.
Click Apply. (After you click Apply, the current active server name will appear in
the Current Active Server box. This name is not editable.)
With the alternate server assigned, you can now configure individual extensions/groups
for redirection. See “Redirecting AltiGen IP Phones When a Server Is Down” on page 328.
Note: If the alternate server assignment is removed from the configuration above, the
redirection configuration is removed from all extensions and workgroups to which
you assigned this feature (User button > Resolve tab).
Note: If Native VM Integration with Microsoft Exchange 2007 is also configured, then
both the primary and alternate servers need to have the same dial plan configured
in the Microsoft Exchange server, so that users who have extensions flagged for
redirection can access their voice messages from both the primary and alternate
servers.
If the Primary or Alternate Server Is Behind NAT
When you configure the redirection feature for AltiGen IP phones, the primary server
sends the IP address of the primary and alternate servers to the IP phone. The IP phone
may run on the public or local network, and the primary server or alternate server may
run behind NAT. So to support a server behind NAT, the primary server sends the NAT
IP address or local private address according to the IP phone's IP address. If the IP
phone's IP address is in a local network for the server, the primary server sends the
private address, otherwise it sends the NAT address.
To configure for NAT,
1.
In Enterprise Manager, click the Servers button > IP Networks tab.
2.
In the NAT Support panel, check Enable SIP NAT Support.
3.
Configure the NAT address.
4.
In the IP Network panel, configure the IP range of the local network or public
network.
When Will Switchover Happen?
If the current active system is the primary server, switchover will happen under
one of the following conditions:
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• Network error on the primary server or the primary server is down. IP phones cannot
connect to the primary server. After one minute of retrying, the IP phones will register to the alternate server. At that time, the status of the primary server is "Disconnected" or "Softswitch Offline".
• Softswitch service on the primary server is down. The status of the primary server
is "Softswitch Offline".
• IP phone service on the primary server is down. IP phones cannot register to the
primary server. After one minute of retrying, the IP phones will register to the alternate server. At that time, the status of the primary server is "Fail".
• Default gateway on the primary server is down. The status of the primary server is
"Fail".
• Manual switch on Enterprise Manager. The status of the primary server is "Standby".
When the primary server is recovered, the status is "Standby".
If the current active system is the alternate server, only clicking the Switch Back
to Home Server button in Enterprise Manager can switch the control from the alternate
server back to the primary server. Before manually switching back, the status of the
primary server should be "Standby". After you have manually switched back, the status
of the primary server changes to "Active".
Note: Unlike normal relocation, redirect can be executed only on the destination site.
Managing VoIP Domain Users
Click the User button in the toolbar to:
• Display all extensions from all VoIP domain member systems: extension number,
name, type, home server, and scope. The scope of an extension is discussed in the
following section.
• Resolve conflicting extensions and groups to global user or back to local user (on the
Resolve tab).
• Relocate an extension from one location to another location with optional voice mail
(on the Resolve tab).
The General tab displays read-only information about the selected extension.
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When an extension is added to a member system, this extension can be propagated to
other networked systems in the VoIP domain automatically. This extension is recognized
as a remote extension by other systems. When a call is made to a remote extension, it
is redirected to the remote system over IP automatically.
Note: No virtual extension configuration is needed to forward the call. The VoIP domain
uses the User directory combined with the IP dialing table to resolve multi-site
routing.
An extension can call a remote extension when invoking basic features such as an
extension-to-extension call, call transfer, conference, Zoomerang, and so on. Advanced
features, such as silent monitoring and barge-in, between sites are NOT supported.
PSTN Failover When the TCP/IP Network is Down
Enterprise call routing works with a SIP-tie trunk, but at times the TCP/IP network may
be down. To provide failover for these times, you can assign a PSTN number to each
MAXCS in Enterprise Manager. The default PSTN number is the main number of each
MAXCS site.
To enable global extension rerouting,
1.
In Enterprise Manager click the Servers button, and then the Information tab.
2.
In the Global Extension Re-Routing panel, check Re-route outgoing calls when
SIP tie-trunks are unavailable.
3.
Enter a PSTN number in the PSTN Number for Re-routed Incoming Calls field,
if different from the main number of the MAXCS site. If nothing is entered in this
field, the main number of the MAXCS site is used. If you enter a number, use the
E.164 format.
When failover is needed, MAXCS dials the destination site number with the proper call
prefix and area code or country code. On the call destination site, the call comes into the
AA. The AA receives the extension number the call is directed to and rings the extension.
Note: The rerouted call may hear 1 or 2 seconds of auto-attendant announcement
before the call is sent to the extension.
The Scope of an Extension in the VoIP domain
When an extension is added to a system in MaxAdmin, it can be defined as Global by
checking the Global extension box. If this box is not checked, the newly added
extension is a local extension.
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The scope of an extension shows the relationship of the extension to other member
systems. In Enterprise Manager, an extension’s scope appears on the Resolve tab.
You may see any of the following in the Scope column:
• Global – The extension has been published to all member systems within the same
VoIP domain. Every extension in the domain can dial and ring this number.
• Local – The extension has not been published to the VoIP domain. Only extensions
in the same system can dial and ring this number.
• Not Found – The extension is not a Global extension and is not created in the
selected system as Local. The extension number is used by other member systems
as a local extension.
• Remote – The word Remote in the Scope column shows that the selected system
maintains this extension in the extension list because it is a Global extension of
another member system. If you see an extension whose Type is Remote in the
Extension Scope window, you can only see the extension information. You cannot
configure any tabs because it is created in another system.
• Conflict – Conflict happens when one of the following situations has occurred:
• The same extension number exists as a Global extension in one member system
and as a Local extension in other systems.
• The same extension number was created as a Global extension in different systems before the VoIP domain was formed.
The following example may help you conceptualize the multi-site extension scope.
Suppose you have three systems in different locations connected over the IP
network. The numbering for System A is 1xx; System B is 2xx, and System C is 3xx.
System A is configured as the VoIP domain Master. Assuming there is no conflict ,
the following table shows the Scope relationship of Global vs. Remote:
Ext
System A
(VoIP domain Master)
System B
System C
100
Global
Remote
Remote
200
Remote
Global
Remote
300
Remote
Remote
Global
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In the event that multiple systems have a same extension or group number created, the
following situations may occur:
Ext
System A
System B
System C
Scope
Note
401
Local
Not Found
Not Found
Local
1
402
Local
Local
Not Found
Local
2
403
Global
Local
Local
Conflict
3
404
Global
Global
Local
Conflict
4
1.
Extension 401 is created in System A for local purposes. Users in Systems B and C
cannot dial and ring extension 401.
2.
Extension 402 is created in both Systems A and B. You may intentionally set it up
this way so that System A and B users can dial 402 for their local purposes. Ext. 402
may be used for connecting to a paging device, for example.
3.
Extension 403 is created in all systems. It is defined as Global when created in
System A and not defined as Global when created in Systems B and C. This conflict
requires resolution, or else System B and C users cannot dial to the Global extension
in System A.
4.
Extension 404 is created in Systems A and B as Global prior to the creation of the
VoIP domain. This conflict also requires resolution to determine which system will
host the Global extension.
Changing an Extension’s Scope from Local to Global
If you need to resolve a conflict by making a Local extension into a Global extension,
follow these steps:
1.
Select the extension in the User panel, and click the Resolve tab.
2.
Select the server name/extension where you would like the Global extension to
reside.
3.
Click the Change to Global button.
Note: You must take the voice mail box and extension configuration into consideration
when you change an extension to Global. In making this change, you will be deleting the voice mail box and extension settings on the home system of the “other” Local extension. A warning box will open when you click the Change to Global button, asking for confirmation:
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Changing an Extension’s Scope from Global to Local
If you want to change an extension's scope from Global to Local, you can highlight the
extension and click the Change All Global to Local button. This extension's scope in
other member systems will be impacted after Global is changed to Local. Using the previous case as an example, you may encounter one of the following situations when
changing an extension's scope from Global to Local.
Situation 1: One Global and no conflict
Before you make the change, extension 100’s scope is as follows:
Ext.
System A
System B
System C
100
Global
Remote
Remote
After you change extension 100 to Local, the scope of 100 will be:
Ext.
System A
System B
System C
100
Local
Not Found
Not Found
Note: After you make the change, users in Systems B and C cannot dial and ring extension 100. Only System A users can call local extension 100.
Situation 2: One or more Global with conflict
Before you make the change, the scope of extensions 403 and 404 is as follows:
Ext.
System A
System B
System C
403
Global
Local
Local
404
Global
Global
Local
After you change the two extensions to Local, their scope will be:
Ext.
System A
System B
System C
403
Local
Local
Local
404
Local
Local
Local
Note: After you make the change, extensions 403 and 404 can be dialed only by the
users in their own system.
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Relocating a Global Extension
The administrator can relocate a global extension from one system to another. In addition, a user may be allowed to relocate a global extension by using the feature code #27.
To allow a user to use this feature, check the appropriate check box in the Relocation
panel on the Resolve tab. The behavior of this feature differs, depending on whether an
analog or IP phone is being used. (See page 327.)
Note: The check box is available only if a global extension is selected and that extension
has no conflict.
User can relocate
extension, if
checked
Admin can always
relocate extension
When a global extension (extension 1001, in this example) is moved from site A to site
B, this is what happens:
• The following configurations are replicated from site A to site B:
• First Name
• Last Name
• Password
• Extension Number
• DID Number
• Dial by Name
• Disable Mailbox option (in Extension Configuration, Mail Management tab)
• Site A marks extension 1001 as removed and adds it to a Relocated Extension List
(REL). The configuration of extension 1001 is still remembered in site A, even though
it appears to be removed.
• Site B creates extension 1001. If extension 1001 is found in site B’s REL, the extension 1001 will be restored in site B. However, the fields listed above will be overwritten with the settings of site A’s extension 1001. If extension 1001 is not found in site
B’s REL, a new extension 1001 will be created in site B. The fields listed above will
be set with site A’s extension 1001 settings. The remaining fields of extension 1001
in site B are set with default values.
For the administrator to relocate a global extension,
1.
Select the extension in the User list. The Relocation panel shows where the extension is located.
2.
From the To box, select a different system for the extension.
3.
To move the extension’s voice mail along with the extension, check the Relocate
VM check box. Then select either Relocate VM Now or Relocate VM after x
hour(s).
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Note: Because moving the voice mail requires network bandwidth, you may want it
to move when system usage is low. The first time the voice mail is moved to
a specific location, it can take hours for all the voice mails to be moved. Thereafter, only new voice mails are moved (because the old ones are still there,
backed up), so subsequent moves take a shorter time.
VM files are transferred by HTTP protocol using TCP port 10043. The administrator can configure the firewall/router to limit the bandwidth on port 10043,
so that the voice mail transferring will not impact the voice quality over IP.
Note: If you do not move the voice mail, the VM files will be deleted and cannot be
recovered. (When the user relocates an extension using #27, the voice mail
is moved also. The user cannot choose whether or not to move the voice
mail.)
4.
Click Relocate.
Additional Notes on Relocating a Global Extension
• The phone user can start using the voice mail during VM relocation, but the voice
mail count will keep increasing until the relocation is complete
• If extension 1001 is relocated from site A to site B, and the administrator creates a
local extension 1001 in site A, the extension 1001 will be removed from the REL.
Later, if the administrator removes the local extension 1001 and relocates global
extension 1001 back to site A, this extension cannot be restored to its original
settings.
• When an extension is relocated to site B for the first time, the administrator or the
user should configure the Call Restriction, Speed Dial list, and so on, for one time in
site B. These configurations will be stored on site B. Later, if the extension is relocated to site B again, no additional configuration is needed, as the previous configuration will be restored.
• If multiple systems in the VoIP domain have a PRI interface, it’s possible that DID
numbers could be duplicated. For example, say the DID number for extension 1001
is configured as 250. In this case, the DID number 5102520250 and 4087899250
will ring extension 1001. To ensure that this doesn’t happen, you can do one of two
things: (1) Make sure the DID numbers are not duplicated; (2) Ask the CO to send
more digits (to decrease the likelihood of identical DID numbers).
Relocating a Global Extension Using #27 on Analog Phone vs IP Phone
• Analog phone: The phone must be off hook. The user presses #27 and follows the
voice prompts. User must press # after inputting the password.
• IP phone: The IP phone must be on hook. The user presses #27, and then inputs the
global extension number and password. The global extension is then relocated to
this IP phone.
If system B does not have a prior record of this extension, it will create a new extension with known information and the following settings:
• Enable IP Extension and Dynamic IP Address settings will be selected automatically (in MaxAdmin, Extension Configuration window).
• The newly created extension will use the default voice mail, mail forwarding,
notification, call handling, restriction, and monitor list settings (in MaxAdmin,
Extension Configuration window).
Note: The administrator needs to make the proper changes for this user when
the global extension is relocated by the user.
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• When this Global extension user returns to his home office, all settings are
stored in the REL database. The administrator does not need to change these
settings when the user presses #27 to relocate the extension the next time.
Relocating More Than One Global Extension
When more than one global extension is being relocated at the same time, and voice
mail is also being relocated, the voice mail of the extension that was relocated first will
be copied over completely to the relocation site, before copying begins for the voice mail
of the second extension, and so on.
The extension, itself, is relocated immediately.
Redirecting AltiGen IP Phones When a Server Is Down
Relocating a global extension, described in the preceeding section, is intended to serve
employees who are physically relocating to another office for a time. Administrators can
also configure global AltiGen IP phones to register to another server in the VoIP domain
when their primary server goes down for some reason. All configured phones switch over
at the same time. When their primary server returns to service, the administrator can
switch the phones back to their primary server by clicking the Switch Back to Home
Server button in the Servers > Information tab. For more complete information, see
“Setting an Alternate Server for AltiGen IP Phones” on page 319.
Note: When you redirect AltiGen IP phones, voice mail is not moved. Otherwise, the
extension configuration changes of the redirect feature are the same as they are
with normal relocation.
Note: If Native VM Integration with Microsoft Exchange 2007 is also configured, users
can access their voice messages from both the primary and alternate servers, if
both have the same dial plan configured in the Microsoft Exchange server.
Note: Redirection does not work when an extension user is using IPTalk.
Before configuring individual IP phones to redirect from their primary server to an alternate server, an alternate server must be assigned in Servers > Information tab > AltiGen IP Phone Redirect panel. The Redirect option is not available until an alternate
server is assigned. Only AltiGen IP phones that are global and have no conflict with the
extensions of other sites can be configured to redirect.
To configure an AltiGen IP phone to redirect,
1.
In Enterprise Manager click Users button > Resolve tab.
2.
Select a global IP phone whose server has an alternate server assigned.
Note: The AltiGen IP extension may need to be pre-configured on the alternate server
to match its configuration on the home server, so that it works as expected. (For
example, the alternate server may have a different call restriction policy. The extension on the alternate server may belong to a different workgroup. The greetings may be different even if the extension number is the same.)
3.
Check the Enable Switchover to Alternate Server check box.
Note: If an extension configured with the redirection feature is manually relocated (by
the system administrator in Enterprise Manager or by the user pressing #27), the
redirection feature will be removed on the new site. If the extension is manually
relocated back to its original site, the feature is recovered.
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Changes to AltiGen IP Phone When Redirect Is Configured
After the redirection feature is configured, the IP phone will receive the configuration of
the primary and alternate server address, and store them in its local flash memory. Once
it has been configured for redirection, the IP phone’s “AW Server” address will be that
of the primary server. The user can view the address on the IP phone (Menu > System
> AW Server) but cannot configure it. When redirect is enabled, "Primary Server" and
"Alternate Server" are added to the phone’s System menu. They are read-only.
Configuring Departments in a Multi-site Domain
In a VoIP domain, departments can be defined and added to extensions. An extension
in one AltiServ system can be assigned to only one department. However, the same extension number in different AltiServ systems can be assigned to different departments.
A department can also be assigned to a global extension and can be seen across the AltiEnterprise domain.
In MaxAdmin, the department field can be seen on the Extension General tab. In
MaxCommunicator, the department is displayed on the directory and monitor tabs. In
Enterprise Manager, the department is displayed in the User list. Departments can also
be seen in CDR Search.
To define a department and assign or remove members from a department, click the
Department button.
Figure 141.
Department configuration
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To define a department
1.
Click the Add button at the bottom of the Department panel.
2.
Enter a department name and a description, if desired, and click OK.
To configure extensions for departments
1.
Select a department in the Department list.
2.
To add non-member extensions to the department, select the extensions and click
Add.
3.
To delete extensions from the Member Extensions list, select the extensions, and
click Remove. To remove all member extensions from a department, click Remove
All.
Configuring Global Least Cost Routing
Global LCR allows you to save on toll charges by making long distance or international
calls through a VoIP domain member system. The target system will function like a PSTN
gateway for other member systems to hop-off. For example, suppose you have two
systems in the U.S. and one system in the U.K. configured as VoIP domain. When users
in the U.S. dial country code 44, you want the call to be dialed though the system in the
U.K. to its PSTN network.
Global LCR has higher priority than local outcall routing. The system will check the Global
LCR entries first before the call is handled by the local system's outcall routing rules.
Before you configure Global LCR, you need to evaluate the following conditions:
• How many concurrent calls will be routed through the target system?
• Does the target system have enough PSTN trunks to support the entire VoIP
domain?
• Does the target system have enough WAN bandwidth to support system-to-system
and PSTN hop-off calls?
Before you configure Global LCR, you need to make sure the following settings are properly configured in MaxAdmin:
• Both systems need to have the route access code configured on the Number Plan
tab in System Configuration. (The user has to dial the route access code + the phone
number to use Global LCR.)
• The target system needs to have the hop-off restriction reference properly
configured. The reference extension is set on the Call Restriction tab in System
Configuration, and then that reference extension cannot have Internal Calls Only
checked on the Restriction tab of Extension Configuration.
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1.
Click the Global LCR Button.
2.
On the Global LCR screen, click Add.
3.
Fill in the dialog box and click OK.
Parameter
Description
Enable
Check this check box to enable the configuration.
E.164 Number
Pattern
E.164 is the ITU standard format for international telephone numbers. Enter a country code and area code. For example, the number pattern for a site in Fremont, Calif., would be 1510 (the country code 1, followed by the Fremont area code 510).
Calling From
Select the server from which the call originates, or select All
Servers.
Transit Through
Select the server that receives the call.
4.
After adding a route, click Edit, check the Enable check box, and click OK to
activate the Global LCR route.
To edit an entry made to the Global Least Cost Routing table, select the entry you want
to change, and click the Edit button. Make your changes, and click OK.
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When Information May Be Out of Sync
If a server is down for any length of time, such that changes may have been made in
the VoIP domain and the server is now out of sync with the Master, you need to update
the server manually. In the server’s MaxAdmin, select VoIP > Multi-Site Domain
Configuration, and click the Replicate from Domain button. This brings the server
up-to-date with the Master.
If the server is still not seeing all the information it should (this would be rare), click
VoIP > Refresh Enterprise Configuration.
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System Report Management
MAXCS provides a System Summary report and an IP Cumulative Traffic Statistics
report, both available from the Report menu.
System Summary Report
The System Summary report provides summary information on extensions, trunks, and
workgroups configured in the system. To open the report window, select Report >
System Summary, or click the Summary button on the toolbar.
Figure 142.
System Summary window
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The system summary report displays:
• Extension Summary – Configured extensions in the system, including Extension
number, Last Name, First Name, SMTP/POP3 E-mail name, Slot (Logical board ID),
and Channel.
• Group Summary – Configured workgroups and hunt groups in the system. When
you select a group, agents belonging to that group are displayed in the Member
window.
• Trunk Summary – Configured trunks in the system, including trunk location (Board
ID : Channel Number) and trunk access code assignment.
• Messaging Usage – Message count and storage usage for each mail box. Click the
Refresh button to update the message count and storage size information.
You can print this report by clicking the Print button.
IP Cumulative Traffic Statistics
To view a report of all cumulative IP traffic, click Reports > IP Traffic Statistics. The
window shows IP trunk traffic information for all calls:
Figure 143.
IP Cumulative Traffic Statistics window
This window displays the following data:
Parameter
Description
Internet Address
The IP address of the VoIP system or device.
Packets Sent
Number of voice packets sent to other systems over the public or
private IP network.
Packets Received
Number of voice packets received from other systems over the
public or private IP network.
Bytes Sent
Total size (in bytes) of all voice packets sent to other systems
over the public or private IP network.
Bytes Received
Total size (in bytes) of all voice packets received from other systems over the public or private IP network.
Packets Lost
Number of voice packets that have been lost due to prolonged
delays, network congestion, or routing failure.
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Parameter
Description
Average Jitter
Average length of delay per voice packet in milliseconds. This figure should stay under 100 milliseconds. A higher figure indicates
a longer average delay. This number can be used to measure the
quality of service on the network that connects the source and
destination sites.
The difference between the Current Resource Statistics window and the IP
Cumulative Traffic Statistics window is that the former shows figures only for the
active call (Current Traffic) on a particular IP trunk of the local MAXCS system while the
other window shows figures for all calls combined (cumulative traffic).
Resetting Cumulative Statistics
You can reset the IP Cumulative Traffic Statistics by clicking the Reset button. Also,
this window automatically resets all fields to 0 when the MAXCS system is shut down
and restarted. Statistics gathered before the reset are not saved.
Using SNMP
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is used in network management systems
to monitor network-attached devices for conditions that warrant administrative
attention.
This MAXCS SNMP configuration, used with a third-party management console (see next
section), helps you see the MAXCS status, so you can use MAXCS more securely. Using
an SNMPv3 agent, MAXCS sends SNMP traps to the management console when alarming
conditions are detected.
Note: The SNMP traps are sent by the Altigen services SPServ (Softswitch up, Softswitch
down traps), AltiKeep (warm start trap), and AltiServ (all other traps), so those
services need to be started, or the traps will not be sent.
SNMP Management Console
To use SNMP, you need an SNMP management console that is SNMPv3-supported for
receiving and collection. If you’re not already using one, AltiGen recommends MG-Soft
Trap Ringer Professional Edition, available from MGSoft Corporation, at http://www.mgsoft.com/tringer.html.
You can get help about how to configure an SNMP User Account and Management
Console Port in that product’s Help system.
Note: AltiGen’s IANA Private Enterprise Number is 13679.
Configuring MAXCS for SNMP
To configure MAXCS for SNMP, select Report > SNMP Configuration.
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Configure the parameters:
• Check Enable sending SNMP traps.
• Enter the SNMPv3 server address.
• Enter the SNMPv3 server port.
• Select a security level:
• No Authentication and No Privacy
• With Authentication but No Privacy
• With Authentication and Privacy
• Select an Authentication Method, and enter a password
• Select a Privacy Protocol, and enter a password.
• Configure traps:
• Memory usage exceeds This is sent when MAXCS detects that the lowest virtual
memory usage exceeds a specified percentage of physical memory configuration
within a 10-minute duration. Default value is 80%. The next trap will be sent after
the condition is cleared then occurs again. The minimum duration between any
two consecutive traps is 30 minutes
• Average CPU utilization exceeds This is sent when MAXCS detects its average
CPU utilization exceeds a specified percentage in any 10-minute duration. Default
value is 80%. The next trap will be sent after the condition is cleared then occurs
again. The minimum duration between any two consecutive traps is 30 minutes
• Hard disk usage exceeds This is sent when hard disk usage of MAXCS transi-
tioning from below threshold to on or above threshold is detected. Default value
is 80%. The minimum duration between any two consecutive traps is 30 minutes.
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List of Traps Sent
A trap is sent when the following conditions are detected.
• Cold Start (generic trap). When AltiServ is cold started and initialized successfully.
• Warm Start (generic trap). When AltiKeep service detects AltiServ.exe is down, restarting AltiServ.exe, and AltiServ is initialized successfully.
• LinkDown (generic trap). When detecting a T1/E1/PRI span state is transitioning
from up to down or losing clock source.
When a gateway is down, one trap is sent for each T1/E1/PRI interface in this Gateway. This trap is sent when SIP trunk destination state transitioning from reachable
to unreachable is detected.
Every T1/E1/PRI span and SIP trunk channel is assigned a unique "ifIndex" value as
a port identifier
• LinkUp (generic trap). When a T1/E1/PRI span state transitioning from down to up
is detected.
• Softswitch up (specific trap). When AltiServ.exe starts to respond to the keep alive
packets sent by the SNMP Agent. AltiServ should respond to the keep-alive packets
after its initialization is completed.
• Softswitch down (specific trap). When AltiServ.exe stops responding to the keepalive packets sent by the SNMP Agent.
• Gateway/Media Server connection up (specific trap). When a gateway or HMCP
Media Server connection state transitioning from down to up is detected.
• Gateway/Media Server connection down (specific trap). When a gateway or HMCP
Media Server connection state transitioning from up to down is detected.
• Enterprise Manager Master up (specific trap). When MAXCS is in Enterprise Manager
slave role and Enterprise Manager master state transitioning from down to up is
detected.
• Enterprise Manager Master down (specific trap). When MAXCS is in Enterprise
Manager slave role and Enterprise Manager master state transitioning from up to
down is detected.
• Enterprise Manager Slave up (specific trap). When MAXCS is in Enterprise Manager
master role and detects Enterprise Manager slave state transitioning from down to
up.
• Enterprise Manager Slave down (specific trap). When MAXCS is in Enterprise
Manager master role and detects Enterprise Manager slave state transitioning from
up to down.
• IP Phone service up (specific trap). When detecting IP Phone service transitioning
from down to up.
• IP Phone service down (specific trap). When detecting IP Phone service transitioning
from up to down.
• VM server connection up (specific trap). When detecting VM server connection transitioning from down to up.
• VM server connection down (specific trap). When detecting VM server connection
transitioning from up to down.
• CT Proxy Service up (specific trap). When CTProxy Service connection transitioning
from down to up is detected.
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• CT Proxy Service down (specific trap). When detecting CTProxy Service connection
transitioning from up to down.
• Excessive memory usage on Softswitch (specific trap). When MAXCS detects the
lowest virtual memory usage exceeds a specified percentage of physical memory
configuration within a 10-minute duration. The next trap will be sent after the condition is cleared then occurs again. The minimum duration between any two consecutive traps is 30 minutes.
• Excessive CPU utilization on Softswitch (specific trap). When MAXCS detects its average CPU utilization exceeds a specified percentage in any 10-minute duration. The
next trap will be sent after the condition is cleared then occurs again. The minimum duration between any two consecutive traps is 30 minutes.
• Excessive hard disk usage on Softswitch (specific trap). When hard disk usage of
MAXCS transitioning from below threshold to on or above threshold is detected. The
minimum duration between any two consecutive traps is 30 minutes.
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Microsoft Exchange Integration
This chapter provides step-by-step instructions for configuring Microsoft Exchange and
MAX Communication Server (MAXCS) ACC/ACM 6.7 to work together.
Note: An AltiGen Exchange Integration license is required for each extension using
Exchange integration.
Three integration options are possible (see “Setting Exchange Integration Options” on
page 79 for a full description of these options):
• Synchronize with Exchange – The same Exchange integration method used in
release 5.2 and prior: synchronizes voice messages between the AltiGen voice
mailbox and Exchange mailbox. Works with both Exchange 2007 and 2010.
• Bridged Access to Exchange – An option is provided in the AltiGen Voice Mail
System menu to log in to the Exchange mailbox (option 7 in the main menu). To
synchronize voice mail between the AltiGen mail box and the Exchange server, check
the Enable Synchronization check box. If you don’t check this, voice mail is not
synchronized between the two message stores.
• Native VM Integration with Exchange – In this mode, the AltiGen voice mailboxes are replaced by Exchange mailboxes. Each user in MAXCS needs to have a
mailbox in the Exchange server and each mailbox must be Unified Messaging (UM)
enabled, or the user will not be able to receive any voice mail.
You can choose any of the options while installing MAXCS, and later you can switch
options from MaxAdmin (in the Voice Mail Configuration window). If you upgraded from
AltiWare 5.2 and you were using Exchange integration, your configurations are kept and
the option is set to Synchronize with Exchange.
When you switch options, service restart is required.
Requirements
Make sure the following items are ready before Exchange integration is configured. Note
that AltiGen is not responsible for, and cannot support, installation of Microsoft Exchange
Server:
To set up any kind of Exchange integration, you need the following:
• One Windows server for MAXCS, loaded with:
– Windows Server or Windows XP
– The MAX Communication Server ACC/ACM 6.7 or above software
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– Microsoft Outlook client: either Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010. To integrate with
Exchange, Outlook should be installed at the MAXCS system.
• A second Windows server for Exchange, loaded with Exchange Server software. It
should be installed on 64-bit system(s) with Windows 64-bit or above OS. Unified
Messaging, Client Access, and Mailbox Server roles should be installed with
Exchange Server.
(Important: When you install both the Exchange Server and MAXCS, you must log
in as the Domain Administrator, NOT the Local Administrator.)
• The MAXCS system and the Exchange Server system must belong to the same
domain, with a network throughput rate of no less than 100Mbps and without any
Web proxies in between.
• AltiGen Services must be installed and started with the user account
<Domainname>\AltiGen_<AltiServSystemName>.
This service account must have a mailbox in the Exchange Server that is different
from the previous version.
• Exchange Server Services must be started.
• Successful ping from Exchange Server to MAXCS and vice versa.
When You Install MAXCS
You may be installing MAXCS now, or you may have already installed it. To integrate
with Exchange, you need MAXCS software version 6.7 or above.
1.
If you are installing now, log in to Windows with a user account that is a member of
the Domain Admin group. If MAXCS is already installed, skip to step 4.
2.
While installing, MAXCS automatically creates a user account as a service account
(see Figure 144), and you have a chance to change the default password. Record
this password for future troubleshooting.
Figure 144. In this example, the installation program created a user account
“AltiGen_LESLIEXIA” in the domain VMDOMAIN. We changed the password to
“altigen”.
3.
After installation, add this user account to the Domain Admin group via Active
Directory Users and Computers (see Figure 145).
4.
If MAXCS was already installed on the system, do the following:
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a.
Create a new domain user account, and add it to the Domain Admin group via
Active Directory Users and Computers.
b.
Move the MAXCS server to the Domain.
c.
Use the AltiPassword change utility (C:\AltiServ\Exe\AltiPwdChange.exe) to
change all AltiGen service accounts to run as this new user account.
Note: In the future, to debug you must log in to the MAXCS server with this user
account.
Figure 145. Add the user created by the MAXCS install program (or created by you in step
4) to the Domain Admin group in Active Directory Users and Computers.
Exchange Integration Configuration Steps
After installation, perform the following steps:
1.
Add Exchange Integration licenses to MAXCS (see Figure 146).
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Figure 146. Adding Exchange Integration licenses in MAXCS
2.
In the Exchange Management Console, create a mailbox for the service account that
was created during installation (or created by you in step 4, above) (see Figure 147).
Figure 147.
3.
Creating a mailbox for the service account created during installation
In MaxAdmin, choose System > Voice Mail Configuration, then select the
Exchange Integration mode you want to use, and enter the name (not the IP
address) of Exchange server (see Figure 148).
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Select the Exchange
Integration mode
you are going to use.
Enter the NAME (not
the IP address) of
the Exchange Server
Figure 148.
4.
Choosing the Synchronize Exchange Integration mode in MAXCS
Configure the names of each extension user such that the first and last names are
the same as the user’s matching mailbox on the Exchange Server.
Note: The Middle Initial field should be empty for Exchange Server mail accounts
in order for Exchange integration to work properly.
5.
MAXCS matches the mailbox on the Exchange Server via the display name, which is
a combination of “FirstName LastName”. In the example in Figure 149, the display
name is “Michael Wang”, so you should make sure the user’s display name on the
Exchange Server is “Michael Wang”, or synchronization will fail.
Figure 149. First name and last name in MAXCS must match the display name in
Exchange Server, or synchronization will fail. (Also, to synchronize MAXCS
voice mail with Exchange voice mail in Bridged Access mode, you must have
checked the Enable Synchronization check box in the Voice Mail
configuration screen.)
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Exchange synchronization uses only the Extension’s first and last names as
the link.
6.
For users whose voice mails will be integrated with Exchange, check Assign
Exchange Integration License on the Extension Configuration screen’s Mail
Management tab (see Figure 150). Make sure that the E-mail Name field contains
alphanumeric characters only and does not contain other characters such as spaces
( ) or periods ( . ).
Figure 150. Assigning the Exchange Integration license to a user
Note: Each user needs to access their mailbox once via an e-mail client (Outlook,
Outlook Express, Outlook Web Access) before synchronization will start working
for that user.
This is all you need to do if you selected the Synchronize with Exchange option in the
Voice Mail Configuration Screen. If necessary, see “Testing for Synchronization” on page
356 and “Troubleshooting Tips” on page 356.
Additional Steps for Bridged Access and
Native VM Integration
In addition to the steps given thus far in this chapter, follow these additional steps for
Bridged Access and Native VM integrations.
1.
Create a dial plan in Exchange. In the Exchange Management Console, go to
Organization Configuration > Unified Messaging, and click New UM Dial Plan.
The digit length you
enter must match
the digit length of
extensions in
MAXCS
Figure 151. Creating a new UM dial plan. In this example, the name of the dial plan is
“LeslieXiaSS”.
2.
Enter a name for the dial plan and length of extension numbers. The digit length
must be the same as the extension number length in MAXCS. Then click New.
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When you create a dial plan, a default UM Mailbox Policy is created automatically and
associated with the dial plan (see Figure 152).
Figure 152. A Default UM Mailbox Policy is created when you create a new dial plan
3.
After creating a dial plan, open its Properties dialog box, select the Settings tab,
and change Audio Codec to G.711 (see Figure 153). Click OK.
Figure 153. Changing Audio Codec to G711
4.
Add your MAXCS server as a UM Gateway: Go to Organization Configuration >
Unified Messaging > UM IP Gateways > New UM IP Gateway.
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Figure 154.
The name of our example gateway is “LeslieXia” and the name of the dial
plan we created is “LeslieXiaSS”.
a.
Enter the name of the gateway.
b.
Enter the IP address of your MAXCS server.
c.
Browse for and select the dial plan you just created.
d.
Click New.
5.
If your system has multiple gateways, repeat step 4 to add all of your gateways as
UM IP Gateways.
6.
Associate your dial plan to the Exchange Server UM. To do this, in the Exchange
Management Console, go to Server Configuration > Unified Messaging, select
the server and click Properties.
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Figure 155. We added a new dial plan, “LeslieXiaSS”, to the list of associated dial plans
7.
Click the UM Settings tab, click Add, and add your dial plan to the list of associated
dial plans.
This completes all system-wide settings in Exchange Server.
Configuring UM Settings for Each User
With all system-wide settings in Exchange Server complete, configure the UM settings
for each user.
1.
In Recipient Configuration > Mailbox, select the user and select Enable Unified
Messaging from the Actions pane.
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Figure 156. Here, Leslie Xia is an individual IP phone user with a mailbox in VMDOMAIN.
2.
Click Browse and select the policy that is associated with the dialing plan you just
created, then click OK.
Figure 157.
3.
The policy associated with the dialing plan we just created is “LeslieXiaSS
Default Policy”.
Enter the user’s MAXCS extension number in the Manually entered mailbox
extension field (make sure the extension number is the same in MaxAdmin and the
Exchange User Mailbox).
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4.
Select PIN setting(s), and click Next. (If you select Automatically Generate, the
Exchange Server will send the user an e-mail with the PIN.)
5.
Click Enable.
6.
Repeat steps 1-5 for each user you want to enable.
Configuring for Out Calling from UM
This section shows how to enable extensions integrated with Exchange in Native or
Bridged mode to
• Call a personal contact or a contact from the database
• Return a call from Exchange voice mail
Note: Unlike with AltiGen’s Zoomerang feature, a user calling out from voice mail
cannot go back to the Exchange voice mailbox after returning the call.
Configure the following in Microsoft Exchange.
1.
Check Allow outgoing calls through this UM IP gateway:
Figure 158. Allowing outgoing calls through the UM IP gateway
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2.
Set the Dial Code in your dial plan:
Figure 159. Setting the Dial Code
Outgoing Configuration:
• Outside line access code – The trunk access code of your Softswitch
• International access code – Toll call prefix for international calls. For the U.S.,
it is "011"
• National number prefix – Toll call prefix for domestic calls, always set as "1"
• Country/Region code – Country code. For the U.S., it is "1"
Incoming Configuration:
• In-country/region number format
• Use this field to specify how a user's telephone number should be dialed by the
UM Server in a different dial plan, but having the same country code. This is
used by an auto attendant and when an Outlook Voice Access subscriber
searches and tries to call the user in the directory.
• This entry consists of a number prefix and n number of x characters (for
example, 020xxxxxxx).
• To determine the telphone number, UM will append the last n-digits from the
telephone number that is specified in the directory to the prefix that is
specified.
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• International number format
• Use this field to specify how a user's telephone number should be dialed by the
UM Server in a different dial plan, and having a different country code. This is
used by an auto attendant and when an Outlook Voice Access subscriber
searches and tries to call the user in the directory.
• This entry consists of a number prefix and n number of x characters (for
example, 4420xxxxxxx).
• To determine the telphone number, UM will append the last n-digits from the
telephone number that is specified in the directory to the prefix that is
specified.
3.
On the Dialing Rule Groups tab, add dial rules for in-country/region and international
calls that will be placed by UM-enabled users. Each dialing rule entry that is defined
on the dial rule group determines the types of calls that users within a specific dial
rule group can make.
Figure 160. Adding Dial Rule entries in the Dialing Rule Groups tab
For a Dialing Rule Entry (see Figure 160), the following are required:
Name – Select a name of an existing dialing rule or, if you want to create a dialing
rule, type the name of the dialing rule (up to 32 characters, text characters only).
This is the display name for the dialing rule that will be displayed in the Exchange
Management Console.
Number Mask – Define the number mask for the dialing rule. A number mask is
used to define the telephone number format that a Unified Messaging server will use
to determine what outgoing telephone number it will dial for a user. When an outgoing call is made to a number that is matched by the number mask on the dialing
rule, the UM server will substitute the digits that are matched into the dialed num-
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ber. It will then use the digit string from this match to make the outgoing call. An
example of a valid number mask is 91425xxxxxxx. This field can contain only numbers and the letter 'x'.
Dialed Number – Define the dialed number for the dialing rule. The dialed number
is used to determine the actual dial string that is sent to the IP gateway. This number
can be different from the number that is obtained by Unified Messaging for the outgoing call. However, your PBX can also be configured to omit the area code for local
calls and can be configured for private voice numbering plans. Any wildcard (x) characters in the dial string are substituted with the digits from the original number that
were matched by the number mask on the dialing rule. An example valid dialed number is 9xxxxxxx. This field can contain only numbers and the character "x".
Comment - Use this text box to input a comment or description for the dialing rule
that you are adding.
Figure 161. Creating a dialing rule
For example, if the business number of a personal contact is 5102529712, then the
number mask should be set as "91510xxxxxxx", because UM will add "91" automatically, and the Dialed Number is "9xxxxxxx", so that the final dialed number will be
"92529712".
You can use the wild card "*" to handle any length of digits.
4.
Assign the Dial Entry to mailbox Policies: Go to UM Mailbox Policies, select the
mailbox that users belong to, open the Dialing Restrictions tab, and assign the rule
group you just created.
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Figure 162. Assigning dial plan to mailbox policy
After you configure the UM mailbox to use a dialing rule group, the dialing restrictions that are configured apply to all UM-enabled users who are associated with the
UM mailbox policy. For example, you can configure a dialing rule group that does not
require users who are associated with the dial plan to dial an outside line access code
when they place a call to an in-country/region telephone number.
Note: If you need help in configuring dialing rules, see http://technet.microsoft.com/
en-us/library/bb629580.aspx. That will put you in the general location of what
you need. Much of this information came from that Microsoft site.
Configuring in MaxAdmin
Complete the configuration in MaxAdmin:
1.
Go to System > System Configuration > Number Plan tab. In the First Digit
Assignment panel, assign one of the digits (for example, digit 8) to IP Trunk Access.
2.
Go to the Trunk Configuration screen, and assign the digit selected in step 1 to all
the SIP-Tie entries. (Click the first SIP-Tie entry, and assign the digit, then use the
Apply button to apply the assignment to all the other SIP-Tie entries.) This allows
calls in either bridged or native mode to access the Exchange Server.
3.
Go to VoIP > Enterprise Network Management to open Enterprise Manager.
4.
Click the Codec button to create a new codec profile only for the Exchange
connection.
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Figure 163. Creating a codec profile specifically for Exchange UM
5.
a.
In the Name field, enter a name for the new codec profile.
b.
In the Codec field, select G.711 Mu-Law.
c.
In the DTMF Delivery field, select RFC2833
d.
In the SIP Early Media field, select Enable.
e.
In the SIP Transport field, select TCP.
Associate this new codec profile to the IP address of Exchange Server (and only
Exchange Server):
a.
Click the Servers button, then click the IP Codec tab.
b.
Add a new IP Device Range for the Exchange Server:
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Figure 164. Associating your “Exchange” codec profile to the IP address of Exchange
Server
6.
Click the Add button in the IP Device Range panel.
7.
Select the codec profile you just created specifically for Exchange.
8.
Enter the IP address of the Exchange Server in both the From and To fields. Be sure
that this IP address does not fall into any other device range. (Check the IP Codec
tab and the IP Dialing Table tab.) If it does, reset that range into two ranges: one
that ends just before the Exchange Server’s IP address, and one that starts just after
the Exchange Server’s IP address.
9.
In MaxAdmin, go to PBX > Voice Mail Configuration. In the Exchange Integration
panel, select Bridged Access to Exchange or Native VM Integration with
Exchange.
10. Click OK.
11. Restart all AltiGen services.
Note: After all AltiGen services are restarted, voice mail access may be unavailable for
1-2 minutes.
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When You Create a New Mailbox User
If you are using Synchronize mode, Bridged Access mode with synchronization, or Native
VM Integration mode, and you create a new mailbox user in Exchange Server and a new
extension in MAXCS, to associate them you need to restart the AltiGen Exchange
Integration Service.
Testing for Synchronization
You can use some simple procedures to make sure that the Synchronize with
Exchange integration is working correctly.
To test the integration, set up an extension in MAXCS (for example, extension 100) and
its corresponding mailbox in Exchange Server. Also, set up a computer with Outlook
configured for this user.
To Test Message Delivery to Exchange
1.
Leave a voice mail for extension 100. The message light illuminates.
2.
Log on to the Exchange Mailbox from Outlook and check for the message in the
inbox. The message should be titled Voice-mail from xxx and include the voice
mail as a .wav attachment.
To Check Message State Change Notification
1.
Log in to extension 100’s voice mail from a phone. The message you left in the
preceding step should be there as a new message.
2.
Save the message by pressing 3. Within approximately a minute, the message in
Outlook will become a saved message as well—it will no longer appear in bold.
To Listen to VM in Outlook
Open the message in Outlook, and open the .wav attachment. It should be the same
message.
To Check Deletion Notification
1.
Delete this message from Outlook.
2.
Wait a couple of minutes, and then log on to extension 100’s voice mail from a
phone. The voice mail should no longer be there.
If any of these tests fail, consult the “Troubleshooting Tips” section.
Troubleshooting Tips
To check the profile for the service account
1.
Log on to the MAXCS system as the AltiGen service account (for example,
AltiGen_telesystem). You will need the password you set up when you installed
MAXCS.
2.
Select Control Panel > Mail.
3.
Click Show Profiles. In MAXCS 6.7, there is only one profile there, which is for the
service account, so that name should be AltiExch<ServerName><AccountName>
(for example, AltiExchMAILSERVERAltiGen_telesystem).
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If you don’t see any such profile, make sure that \altiserv\exe folder does not contain
the files mapi32.dll or gapi32.dll. If these files exist, delete them, then stop
and start the Exchange Integration Service.
To delete the profile for the service account
If an error occurred while MAXCS was creating the service account profile, the damaged
profile would remain there until removed manually. After the re-configuration, the new
profile can't be created, because the old one still exists.
You can remedy this in the following way:
1.
Log on as AltiGen Service Account.
2.
Shut down Altigen Exchange Integration Service from Control Panel >
Administrative Tools > Services, then open Control Panel > Mail (or Mail and
Fax) and click Show Profiles. Remove the service profile.
3.
Start the AltiGen Exchange Integration Service from Control Panel >
Administrative Tools > Services.
If this doesn’t work, contact AltiGen Technical Support.
To gather trace files
1.
Log in to Admin, first with the password “jazzy” and then with your own Admin
password.
2.
Select Turn AltiTrace On, and click Apply.
3.
Select VM and SP Log Dump.
4.
To view logs, go to AltiServ\Log\VM\ExchIntg.
To avoid “extension in use” message
When synchronizing with Exchange Server, the mailbox needs to be locked. If the extension has a lot of messages, it could take some time, but shouldn’t take as long as 23 minutes. In normal cases, it should take just 10-20 seconds. You may adjust a registry
key to change the synchronization interval:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AltiGen Communications,
Inc.\AltiWare\ExchIntg\Polling Interval
The value is in ms. 60000 = 60 seconds. You may change it to 300000 for 5 minutes.
After changing the value, restart Exchange integration service for the change to take
effect.
Exchange Integration service synchronizes voice messages on the Exchange server with
those on the MAXCS system by polling the two servers periodically. This polling interval
can be adjusted by creating a DWORD value called "Polling Interval" under the key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AltiGen Communications,
Inc.\AltiWare\ExchIntg
This DWORD value should contain the number of milliseconds between polling. If this
value is not present in the registry, a default value of 60000 (1 minute) is used by the
system. For performance reasons, you should not set this value to below 60000.
To avoid “Access Deny” error while sending messages
If you have applied Microsoft patch ms06-029, when an AltiGen PBX phone user attempts to send a message, the user receives an "Access Deny" error. This is because the
patch changes the grant for the permission of Send As.
After applying the patch, the Send As permission of each user needs to be granted to
the account of “altigen service” explicitly.
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You may have to restart the Exchange Server and MAXCS.
Notes
• Prevent attempts by the Exchange Administrator/Manager to use the existing service account for the AltiGen Exchange Integration Service. Using the AltiGen service
account will provide you an audit trail that is invaluable while troubleshooting.
• Depending on the number of voice mails you have on the AltiGen server, the initial
mailbox synchronization may take a long time.
For example, if you have 10GB of voice mails on the AltiGen server and are enabling
Exchange integration for all the mailboxes, it may take up to 24 hours to initialize
the Exchange integration service.
On the other hand, if you have less than 100MB of voice mails on the AltiGen server,
the initialization will take less than 5 minutes.
• If users experience a problem making calls to the Exchange server, make sure the
MSXML 6.0 Parser has not been deleted from the server. Without it, the speech
engine services cannot play voice prompts.
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If your office uses Microsoft Office Outlook, ACT!, or Goldmine—applications that let you
call contacts without manually dialing the telephone's keypad and that support the
Telephony Application Programming Interface (TAPI)—you can install AltiGen’s TAPI
gateway to use this functionality through your MAXCS installation.
An AltiGen TAPI License is required for each extension using the TAPI feature.
MAXCS implements its TAPI service provider based on TAPI 2.1 and, for the Windows
Vista operating system, TAPI 3.1.
Note: Only outbound dialing functions are supported in the TAPI gateway. Users can
make outbound calls from their extensions, but call control functions such as
transfer, hold, and park, are not supported.
AltiGen's TAPI implementation has two components:
• TAPI Proxy Server – Installed on the MAXCS server system
• TAPI Service Provider – Installed on the client systems
Install TAPI Proxy Server and TAPI Service Provider after physically configuring your
MAXCS system. The TAPI Service Provider will automatically load the MAXCS configuration. If you change the MAXCS configuration after installing TAPI, by physically adding,
removing, or moving extensions, you will have to uninstall and reinstall the TAPI Service
Provider to reload the MAXCS configuration.
Installing the TAPI Proxy Server
Your server must have a network connection with TCP/IP enabled.
1.
On your MAXCS CD-ROM, open the TAPI Gateway folder.
2.
Open the Tapi_Server subfolder, and run SETUP.EXE.
The service is started automatically. No configuration parameters need to be set on the
server.
Setting Up the Client
Setting up the client involves:
• Installing the AltiGen TAPI Service Provider on the client
• Setting up phone and modem options
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• Setting up the Phone Dialer
• Testing the TAPI Service Provider on the client system
Install the AltiGen TAPI Service Provider on the Client
The client must meet the following requirements:
• A Windows operating system specified in the client manuals
• Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, ACT!, or Goldmine installed on the client
• Network connection with TCP/IP enabled
Note: For Windows 2000 Server, the TAPI client must be installed on a separate PC from
the server. Otherwise, it won’t be able to detect your devices.
1.
On your MAXCS CD-ROM, open the TAPI Gateway folder.
2.
Open the Tapi_Client subfolder, and run SETUP.EXE.
3.
When prompted, enter the Server IP address, the client’s Extension Number,
and the client’s Password.
Set Up Phone and Modem Options
1.
Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Phone and Modem Options.
2.
If Phone and Modem Options have never been configured, enter the Area Code and
the number to dial to get an outside line (usually 9). (This number is the Route
Access number configured in the System Configuration window, Number Plan
tab.) Enter this number in both To access an outside line fields.
3.
If Phone and Modem Options is already configured, click Edit to verify that the
correct Route Access number is entered in both To access an outside line fields.
Figure 165. Configuring phone and modem options
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4.
Select the Advanced Tab to configure the TAPI service provider.
Figure 166. Configuring the TAPI service provider
5.
Choose AltiGen (TM) Communications Service Provider and click Configure.
The AltiGen TAPI Device Detect dialog box opens.
6.
In the AltiGen TAPI Device Detect dialog box, click the Configuration button to
verify that the client extension is available.
7.
If you have any type of error, Windows will let you know what the possible causes
could be. There could be a mistake in the Altigen server IP address, extension number, or password. You can reconfigure the client extension in the Device Detect window. (See “Changing TAPI Configuration Parameters” on page 365.)
Note: If the client extension is not in the AltiGen TAPI Device Detect window, verify
that the windows services "Remote Access Connection Manager" and
"Telephony" have a status of Started. (To open the Windows Services
window, go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.)
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If they are not started, right-click on each service and choose Start. Have
them start automatically in the future by right-clicking the service, choosing
Properties, and selecting Automatic as the Startup Type.
Also verify that the TAPI PROXY service is started on the AltiGen server.
If the two services are started, then remove AltiGen (TM) Communications
Service Provider from the Phone and Modem Options dialog box (see
Figure 166), and then add it back. Repeat the verification of the AltiGen server IP, extension, and password information if your extension information is
not shown properly in AltiGen TAPI Device Detect (see Figure 166).
Set Up Phone Dialer
1.
Launch Phone Dialer: From Windows 2000, select Start > Programs >
Accessories > Communication. From Windows XP, go to Start > Run, type
Dialer.exe, and click OK.
2.
In the Phone Dialer, select Edit > Options.
3.
In the Preferred line for calling section, select Phone.
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In the Line used for section, select the client extension in the Phone calls dropdown list, and click OK.
Testing TAPI Service Provider on the Client System
To test TAPI Service Provider on the client system:
1.
Click the Dial button in the toolbar.
2.
Enter a number to call in the Number to Dial box, and click Place Call.
The client extension should ring. When you pick up the phone, the system will dial
the number you entered and connect you (if the extension is configured to dial an
outside number). If this does not work, make sure your previous configurations are
correct.
Note: Reboot the client system after any configuration changes to make sure the
changes take effect completely.
Making a Call in Microsoft Outlook
Before making a call, configure the Outlook New Call configuration.
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1.
Begin by setting up at least one contact. In Microsoft Outlook, select Go > Contacts.
2.
Click the New Call button on the menu bar.
3.
In the dialog box, click Dialing Options to configure the Dialer to use an extension.
4.
In the Connect Using Line section of the dialog box, select the client extension,
and click OK. This enables the client to call out through Outlook using the client’s
extension.
5.
To verify that the call connects, click Start Call in the New Call window.
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Changing TAPI Configuration Parameters
To change TAPI Configuration Parameters
1.
In Windows, go to Control Panel > Phone and Modem Options.
2.
In the Phone and Modem Options dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
3.
Choose AltiGen (TM) Communications Service Provider and click Configure.
4.
In the AltiGen TAPI Device Detect dialog box, click Configure.
5.
In the AltiGen TAPI Configuration dialog box, click Extension.
6.
Enter the extension number and password of an entry you want to remove and click
Remove, or enter the extension number and password of a new entry and click Add.
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Tools and Applications
MAXCS comes with the following tools and applications for testing, diagnosing and configuring your system. They are available from the Windows Start menu: Start > All
Programs > MAX Communication Server ACC/ACM:
Under Gateway Tools:
• AltiGen Board Test
• CT-Bus Test Tool (formerly MVIP Test Tool)
• Gateway Configuration Tool (For information on this tool, see “Media Server/
Gateway Configuration Tool” on page 72.)
Under Utilities:
• ACC/ACM Backup and Restore Utility
• MaxAdmin and Extension Security Checker
• Start and Stop All AltiGen Services
• Trace Collector
• Voice File Converter
• Read Config
In addition, on the Services > Utilities menu in MaxAdmin:
• Work/Hunt Group Converter utility
• Export and Import extensions utilities
If you installed AltiGen’s Custom Phrase Manager, it is available off the Start > All
Programs menu. You can use this tool only if you have an AltiGen SDK license.
AltiGen Board Test
This is an AltiGen hardware test tool for system hang and other hardware-related problems. It tests the following on all AltiGen boards:
• Board memory from host or from both host and DSP
• DSP internal memory from host or from both host and DSP
• FMIC connection and data memory from host
• NVRAM from host
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• PMC chip from host and DSP if T1/E1 board
You have the option of testing a single board or testing all boards at the same time.
CT-Bus Test Tool
The CT-Bus Test Tool is a tool that detects one-way connection, cross talk, bad MVIP
cable and static noise problems.
1.
Stop AltiGen Switching Services before running this utility.
2.
Launch CT-Bus Test Tool from Start > All Programs > MAX Communication
Server ACC/ACM > Gateway Tools > CT-Bus Test Tool.
3.
Click Start to begin the test.
4.
At the end of the test, the utility provides pass or fail results.
Backup and Restore Utility
Note: The configuration backup option is turned on by default.
To back up or restore data, select either
• From MaxAdmin: Services > Utilities > System Data Management, or
• From the Windows Start menu: All Programs > MAX Communication Server
ACC/ACM > Utilities > ACC/ACM Backup and Restore.
Figure 167. System Data Management window
Note: The System Data Management window can only be accessed at the primary
MAXCS system; it is not available from a remote MaxAdmin client.
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Backing Up Files
1.
Select the Backup icon to view the Backup Configuration dialog box.
Figure 168. Backup Configuration dialog box
2.
In the Components panel, select the files you want to back up.
3.
In the Backup To list, select the day of the week (each day has its own folder in
C:\altibackup for backing up files to), or select Advanced to change the drive or
select a different folder.
Selecting Advanced displays a folder icon. Click the folder icon to select the folder
to back up to. When you click OK, the selected drive or directory is displayed in the
field below the Backup To list.
4.
Click OK to start the backup.
In the System Data Management window, the progress and status of the file backup
is displayed.
Scheduling Backups
You can set up automated backup on a schedule, and you can select the days, the times,
and the target drives and folders for the backups.
1.
In the System Data Management window, click the Schedule button
Figure 169. Backup Schedules dialog box
2.
Set the options:
• Check the box for each day of the week you want run the backup.
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• For each day, use the lists to specify the time. These time settings use a 24-hour
clock.
• Accept the default target directories, or click the Folder icon to browse to the
destination for the backup files.
• Under Backup Selection, select the file components you want to back up:
Configuration files, Custom Phrases, Extension Messages, SP Configuration files.
3.
Click OK.
Restoring Backed up Files
1.
Stop the AltiGen switching services.
2.
In the System Data Management window, select the Restore icon.
Figure 170. Restore Configuration dialog box
3.
Under Components, select the file groups you want to restore.
4.
Using the Restore From list, select the day you want to restore from, or select
Advanced to choose the restore folder.
Clicking Advanced allows you to select the directory you want to restore from.
Select a day of the week or manually choose the restore directory. The specified
directory appears in the text box below the list.
Note: The components you select for restore must have been backed up into the
directory you selected. For example, if you didn’t back up configuration files
on Thursday, you won’t be able to restore them from the Thursday directory.
Important: Make sure the version you restore the database files from is compatible with
the current MAXCS version. If incompatible files are restored, the phone
system will fail to restart!
5.
Click OK to start the restore process.
6.
When you are finished restoring backed up files, restart the AltiGen switching
services.
MAXCS Admin & Extension Security Checker
MAXCS Admin & Extension Security Checker is a tool that
• Checks the security status of every extension in your MAXCS system and displays
the security characteristics of each extension. From an extension’s right-click menu,
you can lock and unlock the extension, force the user to change the password, clear
an attacked record, and reset the status.
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• Shows how many MaxAdmins are currently connected to the system. By clicking
Disconnect All, you can disconnect all MaxAdmins from the local MAXCS system.
Launch the MaxAdmin & Extension Security Checker from Start > All Programs > MAX
Communication Server ACC/ACM > Utilities > MAXCS Admin & Extension
Security Checker.
Number of Admin connections
Automatically refreshes the display
Security characteristics to check
Information on the selected extension
Figure 171.
MaxAdmin & Extension Security Checker
Checking Extension Security
Generally, an extension is considered secure if its password meets the following
conditions:
• Contains 4-8 digits
• Is different from the extension
• Is different from the default system password
• Does not consist of consecutive numbers
• Does not consist of a repetition of the same digit
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To check extension security
1.
Select the security characteristics you want to check in the Show field group.
Status
Description
Secure Pwd + Internal Only
Has secure password and cannot make outbound trunk
calls
Unsecure Pwd
Password has unsecure elements described in Unsecure
Elements window
Outbound-capable
Can make outbound trunk calls
Unsecure Pwd + Outbound
Password has unsecure elements described in Unsecure
Elements window AND can make outbound trunk calls
Password Expired
Password is expired
Attacked
8 consecutive false password attempts have been made
Locked
Extension has been locked by system due to attack or by
System Administrator
Password Match
To detect if an extension uses a specific trivial password,
such as street address, zip code, phone number, enter
that string here.
2.
Click Refresh. Extensions with the selected insecure characteristics will appear in
the Extension List.
3.
Make changes to extensions from the right-click menus, or advise extension user(s)
to make changes.
4.
After changes have been made (for example in MaxAdmin, MaxCommunicator, or
with right-click commands in this tool), click Reload to fetch the new settings from
MAXCS.
Security characteristics for extensions you select in the Extension List display in the
Unsecure Elements panel.
5.
(Optional) Click Export to export the data in the Extension List to a text file.
Note: You are advised to run this security check periodically and remind extension users
to use secure passwords.
Start & Stop All AltiGen Services
You can start or stop all AltiGen services from the Windows Start menu: All Programs
> MAX Communication Server ACC/ACM > Utilities > Start & Stop All AltiGen
Services.
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To shut down all AltiGen services, click the Shutdown All AltiGen Services button.
Some examples of when you might want to do this are before you upgrade, before
running some utilities and tools, and to apply certain configuration changes.
To start all AltiGen services, click the Start All AltiGen Services button.
Trace Collector
The Trace Collector is for use by experienced technicians. It collects trace for diagnostic
purposes, and lets you upload the results to AltiGen Technical Support right from the
Trace Collector dialog box. Technicians can run the Trace Collector tool from the
Windows Start menu, and also from MaxAdmin’s Diagnostic menu. Log in with the
super technician password "jazzy" and then the current password when logging into
MaxAdmin. This enables the diagnostic menu options.
Note: Trace Collector is not available from a MaxAdmin installed in a remote machine.
The Trace Collector first examines the running status of AltiServ and gateway, and then
checks whether each trace status is on or off. If a trace status is turned off, the AltiGen
system will not produce those traces. A message box opens if AltiServ and the gateway
are not running or an important trace status is off.
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The following describes the fields in the Trace Collector:
Time Period for Extension Feature #66: Defines how many hours you want to go
back to collect trace, starting from the time you press #66. The default value is 2 hours.
Case Number: Enter the AltiGen case number associated with this trace collection activity. The case number will comprise the first part of the file name of the collected trace
package.
Problem Description: Enter a description of the problem, including the extension number involved, the time when the problem happened, how to reproduce the problem, and
so on.
Time Range: The tool collects the trace between the time ranges. The time range
covers before and after the defined Date and Time. The default Date and Time is one
hour before the current date and time, and the default variation is 60 minutes. This
setting is not applicable when #66 is performed.
Trace Category: By default, all options are selected.
• Main MAXCS Trace (\AltiServ\log)
Collects the following files, and extracts the trace records that fall in the specified
time range:
actrace.log
AlpErrLog.txt
SIPlog.txt
ALPxxx.txt
\atps\threadID.txtl
SIPMan.txt
altiserv.txt
\atps\cmdlog.txt
SIPPstnReg.txt
AltiBack_XXX.trc
AdvQOverflow.log
SipExtChanTbl.log
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AltiKeep_XXX.trc
Ac2AppPathHdlTbl.txt
SIPKeepALive.txt
AnnouceRunLog.txt
FeatServ.txt
QESLLog.txt
AssertLog.txt
DbUpdateTrdLog.txt
Qtmlog.txt
AW_AstrCpyErrLog.txt
HGwGenLog.txt
Loggservice_Mutex.txt
CallQManLog.txt
HGwMsgLog.txt
MEMORYTRACE.txt
CDRLogDLL.txt
threadid.txt
NewCDRExt.txt
CDRLogTrace.txt
MidNightLog.txt
TritonSPLog.txt
ConfigLog.txt
\logservice\Internal.txt
pathlog.txt
MsgOCLog.txt
ConfigServiceLog.txt
rsrclog.txt
MSRunLog.txt
CDRLogTrace.txt
RtpPortRangeTbl.txt
mviperr.txt
CDRLogDLL_EXCEPTION.txt
StartupLog.txt
Postman.txt
CSH323log.txt
Swxx_xxxx.txt
ProcInfoLog.txt
ExceptionLog.txt
GWMsgLog.txt
• System Configuration Data
Collects system configuration data, including System, Extension, Trunk, AA configurations, and Read OE files.
• Service Provider Log Dump
Runs SPDump.exe to dump the SP log into files and then collects the trace.
• IP Phone Dump
Collects the IPPhone dump log in \AltiServ\Log\IPP.
• Stand-alone Gateway Trace
Collects the trace on the stand-alone gateway machine. If AltiServ Services are shut
down, the option is disabled. If Trace Collector is running on the stand-alone gateway machine, this option is hidden (because Trace Collector just needs to collect the
trace locally).
• Triton DSP Trace Dump
Collects the Triton DSP dump log in \AltiServ\SP\Triton\. Runs TritionDSPDebug.exe
to dump Triton DSP binary log data, runs TATraceDecode.exe to convert binary log
to text files, and then collects the text files.
• AltiConnect Trace Dump
Runs acdump.exe to dump the AltiConnect Trace, and then collects the trace. If
Trace Collector is running on the stand-alone gateway machine, this option is
hidden.
• Windows Event log
Extracts the system and application event log from the Windows system.
Start Collecting: Click this button to begin the trace collection, according to the time
range and trace categories you chose. All collected files will be zipped to a single file,
which will be listed in the Collected Trace Packages list box. The progress bar will display
the progress of the whole process.
Storage Folder: The collected trace package is saved in this folder. The format of the
file name is CaseNumber_Year_Month_Day_Hour_Minute_Second _ComputerName.zip.
If the trace package is collected by #66, the format of the file name is #66_Year_
Month_Day_Hour_Minute_Second _ExtesionNumber.zip.
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Free Space: Displays the free space of the drive where the storage folder is located.
The folder must be in a local drive.
Change Storage Folder: Opens a folder browser window to select another storage
folder. After the change, Storage Folder, Free Space, and the package list are
refreshed to reflect the status of the new storage folder.
Explore Storage Folder: Opens the storage folder in a new explorer window.
Upload Package to FTP: Opens an FTP configuration dialog box. After you complete
the required configuration, Trace Collector uploads the selected package to the AltiGen
Tech Support FTP site.
Apply Configurations to #66: Apply time period, trace category, and storage folder
to feature code #66 (Trace Collecting).
Limitations
If you run Trace Collector on MAXCS ACC/ACM installed machine
• If AltiServ is not running, Trace Collector can only collect the trace of this machine.
The traces in memory, such as "AltiConnect Trace Dump" and "Service Provide Log
Dump", and "Stand-alone Gateway Trace" will not be collected.
• If the default gateway is not running, the traces for "Triton DSP Trace Dump" will
not be collected.
• If AltiServ is running, and an attached remote gateway is not running, or a remote
gateway is detached, the trace for this gateway will not be collected even if that
"Stand-alone Gateway Trace" is selected. If an attached gateway has the status of
"Out of Service", the trace for this gateway will be collected.
If you run Trace Collector on a gateway MAXCS-installed machine
• It can only collect the trace of this machine.
• If the stand-alone gateway is not running, the trace for "Triton DSP Trace Dump" will
not be collected.
Voice File Converter
This tool converts phrase, greeting, and music files from .wav to AltiGen format and vice
versa. To open the tool, from the Windows Start menu, select All Programs > Utilities
> Voice File Converter.
Note: The source .wav file must be in 8k/8bit/mono/mu-law format.
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You can sort by
clicking a column
head
1.
Beside the From field, click the Browse button to select the folder that contains the
files you want to convert.
2.
Beside the Convert To field, click the Browse button to select the destination folder
for the converted files. If they are prompts, they should be placed in the
C:\PostOffice\phrases\LangCustom directory on the gateway that is running
AltiServ. If the files are music files, they should be placed in the
C:\PostOffice\Phrases\Music directory. A file that you want to use for music on
hold must be named MusicOnWaiting. To save the AltiGen system MusicOnWaiting
file, rename it before replacing it.
3.
Check the files you want to convert.
4.
In the Format panel, select a format.
5.
Click Convert.
If a file format is incorrect, an error message appears.
Read Config
Read Config (or Configuration Reader) is a tool that creates a subdirectory in
\altiserv\EXE\AltiWareHtml\ of HTML files showing details of your MAXCS configuration.
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To use Configuration Reader
1.
Launch Configuration Reader from Start > All Programs > MAX Communication
Server ACC/ACM > Utilities > Read Config.
Open previous
ReadOE file
Create new
ReadOE file
Output all
configuration to
this folder
Output
configuration to
altigen_rc.dat
Click View to see
your latest HTML
file
2.
Make selections in the dialog box. If you will be sending a configuration file to AltiGen
Technical Support, check ReadOE Data File, and select a folder for the .dat file.
3.
Click Go. A processing bar indicates the progress of configuration reading.
4.
When the status window is complete, you can click the View button to view the
HTML files showing your configuration.
Columns across the top of the opening page let you view statistics on different
components of your configuration.
Work/Hunt Group Converter
The MAXCS Work/Hunt Group Converter allows you to convert workgroups to hunt
groups or hunt groups to workgroups.
To launch the Work/Hunt Group Converter, select Services > Utilities > Convert
Work/Hunt Group.
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Figure 172.
Work/Hunt Group Converter
Workgroups and hunt groups are listed on the left side of the window, member agents
and non-agents are listed on the right side.
The Work/Hunt Group Converter can be used to convert:
• Agent to Non-Agent—If an agent belongs to any workgroup, it cannot be converted to a non-agent. When an agent is converted to a non-agent, all workgroup-related parameters will be cleared, including wrap-up time, inter-call delay, and outgoing
workgroup number.
To convert, select the agent (indicated by YES in the Agent field) and click the
Convert Agent button or double-click the agent.
• Non-Agent to Agent—To convert, select the non-agent (indicated by NO in the
Agent field) and click the Convert Agent button or double-click the non-agent.
Make sure you have enough agent licenses.
• Convert Workgroup to Hunt Group—When a workgroup is converted to a hunt
group, its members are not changed, but the following parameters are cleared,
including:
–
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–
–
–
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voice recording setting
queue time threshold
queue overflow settings
queue announcement
agent announcement
queue quit forward (returns to default value - to voice mail)
call distribution (if previously configured to Ring First Available Member, Ring Next
Member or Ring All, the setting is not changed. If configured to any other settings,
the setting is configured to Ring First Available Member.)
To convert, select the workgroup (indicated in the Type field) and click the Convert
Group button or double-click the workgroup.
• Convert Hunt group to Workgroup—A hunt group cannot be converted if it contains at least one non-agent. You must first change the extension from non-agent to
agent (by selecting the agent and clicking the Convert Agent button or by checking
the Agent check box in the Extension Configuration window before converting).
To convert, select the hunt group (indicated in the Type field) and click the Convert
Group button or double-click the hunt group.
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Exporting and Importing Extensions
You can import and export extensions in a .csv file.
Importing Extensions from a .csv File
1.
First, back up your system configurations, using AltiGen’s System Data Management
tool (Services > Utilities > System Data Management).
2.
Go to Services > Utilities > Import Extensions.
3.
Click Explore to select a .csv file to import, and click OK.
All the extension records in the .csv file are added to the Import Extensions list.
4.
Check the records you want to import. Click the Select All and Clear All buttons to
select or clear all the check boxes.)
5.
Click Import.
A progress bar lets you see the progress of the import. When the import is finished,
a message lets you know how many extensions were imported, how many extensions were skipped and how many extensions failed.
6.
If an extension already exists, you are prompted to confirm the action.
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If you overwrite an extension, fields that are not specified in the .csv file are not
overwritten with default values or blank values. For example, if the column
Department is not included in the .csv file, but is configured in the extension that
you overwrote, the Department field is not reset to the default value when the
extension is overwritten.
When the import is finished, a report file opens showing detailed information for
every extension you attempted to import. If some fields are invalid, the system
replaces them with a default value, except for the extension number field.
The name of the text file is the same as the .csv file, except that the file extension
is .txt.
Importing Extensions from the Active Directory
1.
First, back up your system configurations, using AltiGen’s System Data Management
tool (Services > Utilities > System Data Management).
2.
Go to Services > Utilities > Import Extensions from Active Directory.
3.
Enter the server path, user name and password.
4.
Click the Read Active Directory button.
All user information is displayed in the table. (A record must have either an Ext
Number or First Name or Last Name or Mail Address, otherwise it will not be not
listed in the table.)
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5.
Select the extensions you want to import. You can use the Select All button, but
only records that have an extension number can be selected. If an extension number
is empty, a warning message opens.
6.
You can use the Clear All button to clear all checkmarks.
7.
Click the Import button. A progress bar tells you the progress of importing.
8.
If an extension already exists in the destination list, a dialog box opens.
9.
Respond to the question. If you decide to overwrite the extension, other fields not
in the Active Directory are kept.
After finishing importing, a dialog box indicates how many extensions were imported
successfully. When you click OK, an error report file is opened automatically to tell you
the detailed information on every extension. If some fields are invalid, the system replaces them with a default value (except for the extension number). (The report file's
name is "ReportImportAD.txt". It is in the \altiserv\exe directory.)
Exporting the Extensions in a MAXCS System
1.
Go to Services > Utilities > Export Extensions.
2.
Click Explore and specify a name and location for the .csv file you’re about to create.
3.
Check the fields you want to export. Use the Select All and Clear All buttons to
select or clear all the check boxes.
Note: You must export the extension number field.
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4.
Click Export to save the extension configurations to a .csv file.
A progress bar shows you the progress of the export. When the export is complete,
a dialog box indicates how many extensions were exported.
Editing a .csv File
If you edit a .csv file,
• All fields must be separted by a "," and all the records must be divided by pressing
the Enter key.
• The first line must be a pre-defined field name, such as “First Name”. If the field
name doesn’t match a pre-defined field name, the field is skipped during an import
operation.
• The sequence of the columns doesn’t matter.
AltiGen Custom Phrase Manager
The AltiGen Custom Phrase Manager is a Windows-based application that makes managing custom phrases easy. It displays all custom phrases in a graphical user interface.
You can add or delete a phrase by clicking a button. You also can rename an existing
phrase to a meaningful name, rather than pressing digits on the telephone.
Note: The AltiGen Custom Phrase Manager requires a Client SDK license.
To use the AltiGen Custom Phrase Manager,
1.
Open the tool from the Windows Start > All Programs menu.
Enter the following:
• MAXCS server address
• Manager Extension
• Manager Extension password.
If you want to save the password for this application, check the Always Save
Password check box.
Note: The server address and the extension number will be written to the windows
registry. If you choose Always Save Password, the password will be encrypted and also saved in the registry. The tool will automatically reload the
server address, manager extension number and the password from the registry when it starts next time.
2.
Click Login. The main window opens:
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• The list at the top left displays all the directories of custom phrases under your
MAXCS system’s PostOffice\phrases\ directory, such as LangCustom,
LangCustom_Chinese, Tenant1Custom.
• The list at the top right lets you select an extension through which to record or listen
to a phrase.
• The table shows all custom phrases under the selected directory, including:
• Phrase name
• Date and time the phrase was created or last modified
• Phrase length
• A column for a description of the phrase
Data can be sorted in ascending or descending order by clicking a column heading.
• Buttons let you play, create and edit phrases.
Creating a New Phrase
To create a new phrase,
1.
Select the extension you will be using to record the phrase.
2.
Click New.
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3.
In the dialog box, enter a name for the phrase.
4.
Click Start Recording.
5.
When finished recording, press # on the phone and follow the instructions you hear.
Also click OK when done.
Playing a Phrase
To play a phrase,
1.
Select the extension you will be using to listen to the phrase.
2.
Click the Play button. The extension will ring.
3.
Answer the ring, and a voice announces the phrase before playing it.
4.
When you are finished listening, hang up the phone and click the OK button in the
AltiGen Custom Phrase Manager.
Editing a Phrase Name or Description
To edit the name of a phrase or its description,
1.
Select the phrase you want to edit.
2.
Click the Edit button.
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3.
Make your changes to the name and description. Click OK.
To Delete a Phrase
To delete a phrase,
1.
Select the phrase you want to delete.
2.
Click Delete. A confirmation window opens.
3.
If you’re sure you want to delete the phrase, click Yes. The phrase is deleted from
the directory and from the table in AltiGen Custom Phrase Manager.
To Re-record a Phrase
To re-record a phrase,
1.
Select the extension you will be using to re-record the phrase.
2.
Select the phrase, and click the Re-record button.
3.
Click the Re-Record button.
4.
When finished recording, press # on the phone and follow the instructions you hear.
Also click OK in the dialog box onscreen when done.
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A
E1-R2 and E1 ISDN PRI Installations
E1 R2 CAS Installation
This section describes the configuration procedures necessary to implement E1 R2 digital
signaling for European, Pacific Rim, and other emerging markets. Please carefully follow
the procedures step by step.
1.
Change the Configure Type to E1:
a.
From Boards view, double-click the board to be configured.
b.
In the Board Configuration window, click the Board Configuration button.
c.
In the next configuration window, select E1 as the configure type, and click OK.
Important: When changing from E1 to T1, then back to E1, trunk channel properties and
channel group properties will be reset to default values. It is important to
make sure the trunk channel properties are configured properly. Continue to
follow the steps below to re-check your settings for the physical layer, data
link layer and signaling layer.
2.
In the Board Configuration window, double-click the channel group.
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Figure 173.
Physical Layer
Consult your CO for “Frame Type,” “Line Code,” or “Zero Code Suppression.”
Do not check the System Clock Master check box because the CO is a clock provider, and the AltiGen system is synchronized to the CO. If all configurations are
correct, the status should be shown as “OK,” as in Figure 173.
3.
Click the Protocol button to open the Protocol Configuration window.
Figure 174. Data Link Layer
4.
Select E1 CAS as the Span Type, and select the Switch Mode according to your
country in the E1 R2 Setting field, and click OK.
5.
In the Trunk Configuration window, click the Trunk Properties button to open the
E1 Channel Configuration window.
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6.
Signaling Layer
In the E1 Channel Configuration dialog box, configure the following fields:
• Set Calling Party Category to—The Calling Party Category indicates the type of
calling party, (for example, operator, pay phone, priority, ordinary subscriber).
Select 1, 2 or 3 (for ordinary subscribers, refer to Table 1 on page 390). If the
subscribed line is intended for other purposes, contact your CO for the proper
value.
• Add extra digits before caller ID—Consult your CO to find out if any extra
digits are needed.
• Incoming sequences—Select check box and configure the sequence according
to Table 1 on page 390.
• In-call signaling—Configure the in-call signaling value according to Table 1 on
page 390.
The circled fields in Figure 175 represent values that depend on your country and its
corresponding trunk property.
Note: Consult your CO to find out if caller ID digits are provided in the lines.
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Table 1.
Signaling values, by country
Country
Signaling Values
Set calling part category: 1
[Assume no caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence: DID/DNIS
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (113)6
For 4-digit DID, set to (1113)6
For 5-digit DID, set to (11113)6
For 6-digit DID, set to (111113)6
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111113)6
Chile/Nacional MFC-R2
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111113)6
[Assume caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence (same as above shown): DID/DNIS
* Caller ID
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (115)*(K)36
For 4-digit DID, set to (1115)*(K)36
For 5-digit DID, set to (11115)*(K)36
For 6-digit DID, set to (111115)*(K)36
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111115)*(K)36
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111115)*(K)36
Set calling part category: 3
[Assume no caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence: DID/DNIS
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (113)1
For 4-digit DID, set to (1113)1
For 5-digit DID, set to (11113)1
For 6-digit DID, set to (111113)1
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111113)1
China MFC-R2
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111113)1
[Assume caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence (same as above shown):
DID/DNIS * Caller ID
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (116)*(K)31
For 4-digit DID, set to (1116)*(K)31
For 5-digit DID, set to (11116)*(K)31
For 6-digit DID, set to (111116)*(K)31
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111116)*(K)31
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111116)*(K)31
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Set calling part category: 2
[Assume no caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence: DID/DNIS
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (113)6
For 4-digit DID, set to (1113)6
For 5-digit DID, set to (11113)6
For 6-digit DID, set to (111113)6
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111113)6
Colombia MFC-R2
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111113)6
[Assume caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence (same as above shown):
DID/DNIS * Caller ID
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (115)*(K)36
For 4-digit DID, set to (1115)*(K)36
For 5-digit DID, set to (11115)*(K)36
For 6-digit DID, set to (111115)*(K)36
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111115)*(K)36
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111115)*(K)36
Set calling part category: 1
[Assume no caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence: DID/DNIS
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (113)6
For 4-digit DID, set to (1113)6
For 5-digit DID, set to (11113)6
For 6-digit DID, set to (111113)6
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111113)6
Ecuador MFC-R2
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111113)6
[Assume caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence (same as above shown):
DID/DNIS * Caller ID
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (115)*(K)36
For 4-digit DID, set to (1115)*(K)36
For 5-digit DID, set to (11115)*(K)36
For 6-digit DID, set to (111115)*(K)36
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111115)*(K)36
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111115)*(K)36
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Signaling Values
Set calling part category: 2
[The switch doesn't support caller ID transmission]:
Incoming sequence: DID/DNIS
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
Ecuador MFC-LME
For 3-digit DID, set to (113)1
For 4-digit DID, set to (1113)1
For 5-digit DID, set to (11113)1
For 6-digit DID, set to (111113)1
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111113)1
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111113)1
Set calling part category: 1
[The switch doesn't support caller ID transmission]:
Incoming sequence: DID/DNIS
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
Korea MFC-R2
For 3-digit DID, set to (113)6
For 4-digit DID, set to (1113)6
For 5-digit DID, set to (11113)6
For 6-digit DID, set to (111113)6
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111113)6
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111113)6
Set calling part category: 2
[Assume no caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence: DID/DNIS
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (113)1
For 4-digit DID, set to (1113)1
For 5-digit DID, set to (11113)1
For 6-digit DID, set to (111113)1
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111113)1
Mexico / Teléfonos de
Mexico
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111113)1
[Assume caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence (same as above shown):
DID/DNIS * Caller ID
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (116)*(K)31
For 4-digit DID, set to (1116)*(K)31
For 5-digit DID, set to (11116)*(K)31
For 6-digit DID, set to (111116)*(K)31
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111116)*(K)31
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111116)*(K)31
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Signaling Values
Set calling part category: 1
[Assume no caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence: DID/DNIS
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (113)6
For 4-digit DID, set to (1113)6
For 5-digit DID, set to (11113)6
For 6-digit DID, set to (111113)6
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111113)6
Panamá / Nacional
MFC-R2
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111113)6
[Assume caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence (same as above shown):
DID/DNIS * Caller ID
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (115)*(K)36
For 4-digit DID, set to (1115)*(K)36
For 5-digit DID, set to (11115)*(K)36
For 6-digit DID, set to (111115)*(K)36
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111115)*(K)36
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111115)*(K)36
Set calling part category: 1
[Assume no caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence: DID/DNIS
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (113)6
For 4-digit DID, set to (1113)6
For 5-digit DID, set to (11113)6
For 6-digit DID, set to (111113)6
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111113)6
Venezuela / Nacional
MFC-R2
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111113)6
[Assume caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence (same as above shown):
DID/DNIS * Caller ID
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (115)*(K)36
For 4-digit DID, set to (1115)*(K)36
For 5-digit DID, set to (11115)*(K)36
For 6-digit DID, set to (111115)*(K)36
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111115)*(K)36
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111115)*(K)36
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Signaling Values
Set calling part category: 3
[Assume no caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence: DID/DNIS
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (113)1
For 4-digit DID, set to (1113)1
For 5-digit DID, set to (11113)1
For 6-digit DID, set to (111113)1
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111113)1
China MFC-R2
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111113)1
[Assume caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence (same as above shown):
DID/DNIS * Caller ID
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (116)*(K)31
For 4-digit DID, set to (1116)*(K)31
For 5-digit DID, set to (11116)*(K)31
For 6-digit DID, set to (111116)*(K)31
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111116)*(K)31
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111116)*(K)31
Set calling part category: 2
[Assume no caller ID provided] :
Incoming sequence: DID/DNIS
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (113)6
For 4-digit DID, set to (1113)6
For 5-digit DID, set to (11113)6
For 6-digit DID, set to (111113)6
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111113)6
Colombia MFC-R2
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111113)6
[Assume caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence (same as above shown):
DID/DNIS * Caller ID
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (115)*(K)36
For 4-digit DID, set to (1115)*(K)36
For 5-digit DID, set to (11115)*(K)36
For 6-digit DID, set to (111115)*(K)36
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111115)*(K)36
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111115)*(K)36
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Set calling part category: 1
[Assume no caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence: DID/DNIS
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (113)6
For 4-digit DID, set to (1113)6
For 5-digit DID, set to (11113)6
For 6-digit DID, set to (111113)6
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111113)6
Ecuador MFC-R2
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111113)6
[Assume caller ID provided] :
Incoming sequence (same as above shown):
DID/DNIS * Caller ID
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (115)*(K)36
For 4-digit DID, set to (1115)*(K)36
For 5-digit DID, set to (11115)*(K)36
For 6-digit DID, set to (111115)*(K)36
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111115)*(K)36
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111115)*(K)36
Set calling part category: 2
[The switch doesn't support caller ID transmission]:
Incoming sequence: DID/DNIS
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
Ecuador MFC-LME
For 3-digit DID, set to (113)1
For 4-digit DID, set to (1113)1
For 5-digit DID, set to (11113)1
For 6-digit DID, set to (111113)1
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111113)1
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111113)1
Set calling part category: 1
[The switch doesn't support caller ID transmission]:
Incoming sequence: DID/DNIS
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
Korea MFC-R2
For 3-digit DID, set to (113)6
For 4-digit DID, set to (1113)6
For 5-digit DID, set to (11113)6
For 6-digit DID, set to (111113)6
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111113)6
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111113)6
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Signaling Values
Set calling part category: 2
[Assume no caller ID provided] :
Incoming sequence: DID/DNIS
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (113)1
For 4-digit DID, set to (1113)1
For 5-digit DID, set to (11113)1
For 6-digit DID, set to (111113)1
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111113)1
Mexico / Teléfonos de
Mexico
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111113)1
[Assume caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence (same as above shown):
DID/DNIS * Caller ID
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (116)*(K)31
For 4-digit DID, set to (1116)*(K)31
For 5-digit DID, set to (11116)*(K)31
For 6-digit DID, set to (111116)*(K)31
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111116)*(K)31
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111116)*(K)31
Set calling part category: 1
[Assume no caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence: DID/DNIS
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits) :
For 3-digit DID, set to (113)6
For 4-digit DID, set to (1113)6
For 5-digit DID, set to (11113)6
For 6-digit DID, set to (111113)6
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111113)6
Panamá / Nacional
MFC-R2
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111113)6
[Assume caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence (same as above shown):
DID/DNIS * Caller ID
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (115)*(K)36
For 4-digit DID, set to (1115)*(K)36
For 5-digit DID, set to (11115)*(K)36
For 6-digit DID, set to (111115)*(K)36
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111115)*(K)36
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111115)*(K)36
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Set calling part category: 1
[Assume no caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence: DID/DNIS
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits):
For 3-digit DID, set to (113)6
For 4-digit DID, set to (1113)6
For 5-digit DID, set to (11113)6
For 6-digit DID, set to (111113)6
Venezuela / Nacional
MFC-R2
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111113)6
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111113)6
[Assume caller ID provided]:
Incoming sequence (same as above shown):
DID/DNIS * Caller ID
In-call signaling (depend on how many DID digits) :
For 3-digit DID, set to (115)*(K)36
For 4-digit DID, set to (1115)*(K)36
For 5-digit DID, set to (11115)*(K)36
For 6-digit DID, set to (111115)*(K)36
For 7-digit DID, set to (1111115)*(K)36
For 8-digit DID, set to (11111115)*(K)36
E1 ISDN PRI Installation
This section describes the configuration procedures necessary to implement E1 ISDN PRI
signaling for European, Pacific Rim, and other emerging markets. Please carefully follow
the procedures step by step.
1.
Change the Configure Type to E1:
a.
From Boards view, double-click the board to be configured.
b.
In the window, click the Board Configuration button.
c.
In the next window, select E1 as the configure type, and click OK.
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Important: When changing from E1 to T1, then back to E1, channel group properties will
be reset to default values. It is important to make sure the channel group
properties are configured properly. Follow the steps below to re-check your
settings for the physical layer and data link layer.
2.
In the Board Configuration window, double-click the channel group.
Figure 176.
Physical Layer
Consult your CO for “Frame Type,” “Line Code,” or “Zero Code Suppression.”
Do not check the System Clock Master check box because the CO is a clock provider, and our system is synchronized to the CO. If all configurations are correct,
the status should be shown as “OK,” as in Figure 176.
3.
Click the Protocol button in the Channel Group Configuration dialog box to open the
Protocol Configuration window.
4.
Select Regular ISDN PRI as the Span Type, and select the Switch Mode according
to your country in the ISDN PRI Setting field, and click OK.
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Figure 177. Data Link layer
What you should select in the B Channel Maintenance Message list depends on what
country you reside in (see Table 2 on page 399).
Table 2.
Protocol & B Channel Maintenance Message Setting, by Country
Country
Protocol Supported
B Channel Maintenance
Message Setting
Argentina
ETSI
Restart
Australia
Austel TS014, ETSI
Restart
Belgium
ETSI
Restart
Brazil
ETSI
Restart
China, HK
ETSI
Restart
Czech
ETSI
Restart
France
ETSI, VN4
None
Germany
ETSI
Restart
Greece
ETSI
Restart
Italy
ETSI
Restart
Japan
NTT INS1500
Restart
Korea
ETSI
None
Macedonia
ETSI
Restart
Mexico
ETSI
Restart
Netherlands
ETSI
Restart
Nordic
ETSI
Restart
Poland
ETSI
Restart
Russia
ETSI
Restart
Saudi Arabia
ETSI
Restart
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Country
Protocol Supported
B Channel Maintenance
Message Setting
Singapore
ETSI
Restart
South Africa
ETSI
Restart
Spain
ETSI
Restart
Taiwan
Bellcore, ETSI
None
Thailand
ETSI
Restart
UK
ETSI (for DASS II/DPNSS)
Restart
UK, Ireland
ETSI, British Telecom ISDN
30
None
USA
Bellcore TR 1268
Restart and Service
USA, Canada
AT&T TR 41449/41459
Restart
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B
Required Service Parameters
This appendix identifies the recommended and supported parameters for T1, PRI, and
E1 service and provides you with the information needed when you make your service
request.
Service Parameters/Request Information for T1
To subscribe to T1 service, certain parameters are required to establish service. The
information provided below identifies the recommended and supported parameters for
T1 service. When ordering T1 service, provide the following service request information:
Equipment Information
• PBX Manufacturer—AltiGen Communications, Inc.
• CSU/DSU—ADTRAN T1 ACE (recommended) or other CSU/DSU
Technical Information for T1 with Voice
Signaling Protocol:
• E&M Wink Start (recommended)
• E&M Immediate Start
• Ground Start
• Loop Start (not recommended)
Trunk Type:
• DID
• 2-Way DID (recommended)
• DOD
Framing:
• Super Frame (SF)/D4
• Extended Super Frame (ESF) (recommended)
Line Coding:
• Alternate Mark Inversion (AMI)
• B8ZS (recommended)
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DNIS, Caller ID:
• DTMF (Dual Tone Multi-Frequency)
Physical Termination:
• RJ-48X or RJ-48C
Wire:
• 4 wires
800 Service:
• You decide
Termination Impedance:
• 100 ohms
Type of Registered Services Provided
• BN 1.544 Mbps SF without power
• DN 1.544 Mbps SF B8ZS without power
• 1KN 1.544 Mbps ANSI ESF without power
• 1SN 1.544 Mbps ANSI ESF, B8ZS without power (recommended)
Service Order Code
SOC 6.0P AS.2
T1 Channel Assignment
• Trunk Type—In, Out, or 2-Way (recommended)
• Channels Assigned—24 (Enter partial channels if you wish to subscribe to both voice
and data service.)
• Hunting—Most Idle, Least Idle, Ascend, Descend
• DNIS Digits/Signal—3/DTMF (can be 3 to 10 digits)
• Caller ID Signal—DTMF, if available (Not every service provider provides Caller ID
over T1 lines.)
CSU/DSU Requirements
The CSU (channel service unit) is a device used to connect a digital trunk line coming in
from the phone company to the PBX. A CSU can terminate signals, repeat signals and
respond to loopback commands sent from the central office.
Service Parameters/Request Information for PRI
To subscribe to PRI service, certain parameters are required to establish service. The information provided below identifies the recommended and supported parameters for PRI
service. When ordering PRI service, provide the following service request information:
Equipment Information
• PBX Manufacturer—AltiGen Communications, Inc.
• CSU/DSU—ADTRAN T1 ACE (recommended) or other CSU/DSU
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Technical Information for PRI with Voice
Switch Type:
• 5ESS (recommended)
• DMS (recommended)
• NI-2 (recommended)
• 4ESS
Framing:
• Super Frame (SF)/D4
• Extended Super Frame (ESF) (recommended)
Line Coding:
• Alternate Mark Inversion (AMI)
• B8ZS (recommended)
Physical Termination:
• RJ-48X or RJ-48C
Wire:
• 4 wires
PRI Channel Assignment
D Channels Assignment—24th channel (channel ID 23)
Note: MAXCS ACC/ACM can configure any channel in a PRI span to be the D channel.
The default setting is the last channel. Every span should select a D channel
within the span. Shared D channel (NFAS) or back up D channel is not
supported.
Hunting—Most Idle, Least Idle, Ascend, Descend
DNIS Digits—can be 3 to 10 digits
CSU/DSU Requirements
The CSU (channel service unit) is a device used to connect a digital trunk line coming in
from the phone company to the PBX. A CSU can terminate signals, repeat signals, and
respond to loopback commands sent from the central office.
Service Parameters/Request Information for E1
To subscribe to E1 service, certain parameters are required to establish service. The
information provided below identifies the recommended and supported parameters for
E1 service. When ordering E1 service, provide the following service request information:
Equipment Information
• PBX Manufacturer—AltiGen Communications, Inc.
• CSU/DSU—ADTRAN T1 ACE (recommended) or other CSU/DSU
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Technical Information for E1 with Voice
Switch Type:
• Austel TS014
• ETSI NET5 (recommended)
• NT DMS-100
Framing:
• No CRC (recommended)
• CRC4
Line Coding:
• Alternate Mark Inversion (AMI)
• HDB3 (recommended)
Physical Termination:
• RJ-48X or RJ-48C
Wire:
• 4 wires
E1 Channel Assignment
• Data Channels Assignment—1st channel (channel ID 0)
• Channels Assignment—17th channel (channel ID 16)
• Hunting—Most Idle, Least Idle, Ascend, Descend
• DNIS Digits—can be 3 to 10 digits
CSU/DSU Requirements
The CSU (channel service unit) is a device used to connect a digital trunk line coming in
from the phone company to the PBX. A CSU can terminate signals, repeat signals, and
respond to loopback commands sent from the central office.
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APPENDIX
C
Network Ports
If MAXCS 6.7 is behind a firewall/NAT router, you need to open TCP and UDP ports
according to the following table:
For external VoIP connection through a firewall
TCP
UDP
10032
Remote AltiGen IP phone/IPTalk to phone service
10064
10060
5061
Remote AltiGen IP phone firmware download (TFTP)
Extension Global Appearance
69
10066
VoIP RTP Port (Voice Stream) for SIP and H.323
From X to Y
(See note
below)
SIP Tie Trunk from other AltiGen systems
10060
SIP Trunking Service from carrier
5060
1720
H.323 Tie Trunk
From X to Y
(See note
below)
H.245 (Media Capability)
Note: An easy way to find out the RTP/TCP port range(s) for SIP and H.323 is to look in
MaxAdmin View > Current Resource Statistics. All the ports are listed in the
Local Ports column.
Alternatively, you can figure the port range in the following way:
When MAXCS or Softswitch is running on a non-Windows 2008 system,
BasePort = 49152
When MAXCS or Softswitch is running on a Windows 2008 system,
BasePort = 49664 (This is because Windows 2008 has some system services use
ports in the 49152 range.)
For a single chassis system:
X = BasePort
Y = BasePort + Total IP codec channels x 2
For a multi-chassis system, you need to enter multiple ranges:
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Gateway ID = 0
X0 = BasePort
Y0 = BasePort + Total IP codec channels in GW0 x 2
Gateway ID = 1
X1 = BasePort + 512 x 1
Y1 = X1 + Total IP codec channels in GW1 x 2
Gateway ID = 2
X2 = BasePort + 512 x 2
Y2 = X2 + Total IP codec channels in GW2 x 2
Gateway ID=n
X(n)=BasePort + 512 x n
Y(n)=X(n) + Total IP codec channels in GW(n) x 2
To connect the following applications through a
firewall
TCP
AltiConsole
10025
MaxCommunicator/MaxAgent/IPTalk VM service for
MaxCommunicator/MaxAgent
MaxCommunicator/MaxAgent MeetMe Conference
UDP
10025
10026
10028
10040
10025
10027
MaxSupervisor
10028
10029
10050
MaxMobile Communicator
10080
10081
Client Applications Auto Update
10050
CDR Search
10025
Remote MAXCS Administrator
10068
VRManager
(VRManager may not work behind NAT)
10040
TAPI Client login to MAXCS
10026
Network Assessment Tool
10010
MAXCS connects the following application
through a firewall
TCP
External CDR Logger Service
10027
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UDP
Remote IP Phones Behind NAT
For remote IP phones behind NAT, you don’t need to do any configuration. However, if
the remote firewall/NAT router blocks outgoing traffic, then you will need to open the
following ports on the remote firewall/NAT router:
• UDP 10060
• UDP 30,000~31,000
• TCP 10064
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APPENDIX
D
Technical Support & Product Repair
Services
This appendix describes:
• AltiGen technical support policy and procedures
• Product repair
• Technical training for administrators
Technical Support
Eligibility: AltiGen provides technical support to Authorized AltiGen dealers and
distributors only.
End user customers, please contact your Authorized AltiGen Dealer for technical support.
How To Reach AltiGen Technical Support
Authorized AltiGen dealers and distributors may contact AltiGen technical support
by any of the following methods:
• You may request technical support on AltiGen’s dealer web site, at https://
dealer.altigen.com. Open a case on this site, and a Technical Support representative
will respond within one business day.
• Call 888-ALTIGEN, option 5, or 408-597-9000, option 5, and follow the prompts.
Your call will be answered by one of AltiGen’s Technical Support Representatives or
routed to the Technical Support Message Center if no one is available to answer your
call.
Technical support hours are 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., PST, Monday through Friday,
except holidays.
If all representatives are busy, your call will be returned in the order it was received,
within four hours under normal circumstances. Outside AltiGen business hours, only
urgent calls will be returned on the same day (within one hour). Non-urgent calls will
be returned on the next business day.
Please be ready to supply the following information:
• Dealer ID
• AltiGen Certified Engineer ID
• Product serial number
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•
•
•
•
•
MAXCS version number
Number and types of boards in the system
Server model
The telephone number where you can be reached
A brief description of the problem and the procedure to reproduce the problem
Having this information ready will help us to better assist you.
End users who have problems unresolved by their AltiGen Authorized Dealer, and
dealers who have problems unresolved by AltiGen Technical Support, may send an
e-mail to AltiGen’s CEO at ceo@altigen.com.
Product Repair
You may send defective AltiGen-manufactured hardware products (in or out of warranty)
to our factory for prompt authorized repairs. For information on AltiGen repair services
and return policies and the AltiGen warranty, visit the AltiGen dealer web site, at
https://dealer.altigen.com.
Technical Training for Administrators
AltiTraining, LLC, has created comprehensive 3- and 4-day hands-on training courses to
teach AltiGen system administrators everything from the basic skills of extension
configuration to troubleshooting and multiple location implementation of Voice over
Internet Protocol (VoIP).
The intensive courses were developed under the guidance of the AltiGen corporate office
with the help of dealers, installers, and customers. AltiTraining’s comprehensive
curriculum is based on the same format AltiGen uses to train their engineers and dealers.
Experienced telecommunications professionals teach AltiTraining classes and they bring
a wealth of real-life experience to every course. AltiTraining classes consistently are
rated as one of the most valuable and relevant that our students have ever attended!
Who should attend?
Anyone responsible for the day-to-day administration of an AltiGen IP-PBX telephone
system or anyone who would like to learn about the system features, functionality and
options will benefit from this thorough, hands-on training.
What do the courses cover?
• Phone line options (analog lines vs. digital T1/PRI with DID).
• How to install and upgrade hardware, software, licenses and wiring options.
• Server design (backplane, OS, RAID, RPS, and so on.), configuration and growth
planning.
• Day-to-day administration with MaxAdmin. Learn to build extensions, huntgroups
and workgroups to set up call handling and routing features, and system
configuration options.
• Utility and security programs to simplify and provide security/fraud insight and set
up routine system backups for disaster recovery.
• Call detail reporting (CDR) and real-time monitoring (MaxSupervisor).
• MaxCommunicator, MaxAgent, MaxSupervisor, and AltiConsole client applications.
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• Voice over IP (VoIP) network requirements and implementation for branches or
remote workers.
• Unified messaging, utilizing TAPI, Microsoft CRM, Outlook, Goldmine and ACT!
• System troubleshooting, covering common problems/scenarios and basic
troubleshooting techniques.
• New product developments and future upgrades.
How can I register or where can I get more information?
Visit the AltiTraining web site at www.AltiTraining.com to register for a class or to get
more information.
You may contact AltiTraining, LLC, with additional questions:
• E-mail: info@AltiTraining.com
• Phone: (877) ALTI-TRAIN (or 877-258-4872)
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APPENDIX
E
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting VoIP: Common Symptoms and
Solutions
The following are some of the most common problems you may encounter and a list of
steps to troubleshoot and resolve these problems.
Poor Voice Quality
When voice quality is poor, try the following:
1.
Perform a Loop-Back Test. Call yourself by dialing out and dialing back into
yourself. If you don’t have any problems performing this test, the problem is most
likely in the network or at the remote site.
2.
Check Traffic Between MAXCS IP Stations. Open the Current Resource
Statistics window (on the View menu) and the IP Cumulative Traffic Statistics
window (on the Report menu) in MaxAdmin to view network traffic.
3.
Check the RTP and RTCP Settings. RTP/RTCP stands for Real-Time Transport
(Control) Protocol, a transport protocol for real-time applications used to transport
packetized voice packets over the IP network. Make sure UDP port numbers (49152
+ n*512) ~ (49152 + n*512+p*2), where “n” is the gateway ID and “p” is the
number of IP resource channels, are not assigned to other applications.
Note: You can find this range displayed in the Current Resource Statistics window in
the Local Ports column.
4.
Check Network Configurations. Follow all network configuration guidelines
provided under “Network Configuration Guidelines for VoIP” on page 287. Make sure
the router, WAN bandwidth, and Jitter Buffer are configured properly.
Cannot Make a Connection
If a connection cannot be made, check the following:
1.
Check network connectivity using “ping.”
2.
Check network firewall settings. See “Network Configuration Guidelines for VoIP” on
page 287 for details.
3.
Check the IP address of the destination system.
4.
Check the RTP and RTCP settings. Make sure UDP port numbers 49152-49199 are
not assigned to other applications. RTP/RTCP stands for Real-Time Transport
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(Control) Protocol, a transport protocol for real-time applications used to transport
packetized voice packets over the IP network.
5.
Check the IP Dialing Table in Enterprise Manager for server ID Length. Refer to
“Defining the IP Dialing Table” on page 311.
6.
Check if Called Extension is a Workgroup or has Multiple Call Waiting Enabled.
When the called party is a workgroup pilot number or has Multiple Call Waiting
enabled, the caller is placed on hold and hears ringback or music.
IP Resource Does Not Appear in Current Resource Statistics
When an IP resource doesn’t appear in the Current Resource Statistics window, there
are two possible causes:
1.
Device Driver is Not Running. Check the device driver. Make sure it’s installed
and working properly.
Triton VoIP Board is Not Installed Properly. Refer to the Quick Installation Guide
for details on proper installation of the Triton VoIP board.
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Index
Symbols
#12, enabling, for language setting
95
#27 to relocate global extension
327
Numerics
10 digit dialing area codes 55
A
ACC Administrator
installation 26
access
system 29
access code 141
account code
forcing 181
account code display, blocking 181
actions
auto attendant 84
activity
configuration 63
adding a huntgroup 237
adding a workgroup 261
admin defined # 220
administration
AltiContact Center 41
admins, number connected to system 370
agent check box 181
allow call redirect/priority change
276
alternate mark inversion (AMI) 120
alternate server
behind NAT 320
setting 319
switching to 320, 328
AltiContact Center
administration 41
AltiGen board test tool 367
AltiGen IP phone configuration 215
AltiGen services
stop & start 372
Alti-Mobile Extension
limitations 233
AltiServ behind NAT
configuring 310
forwarding ports 311
AM schedule 50
AMI (Alternate Mark Inversion) 120
Analog board 114
announcement
time stamp 191, 241, 267
answer options 201
answering
huntgroup call handling 246
workgroup call handling 272
application extension
definition & uses 107
failover plan 108
setup 107
application extension configuration
107
application failover plan 108
Apply To, multiple extensions 178,
261
area code, on trunk 142
area codes
system home 43
assigning client licenses 37
attaching a gateway 71
attributes
setting trunk 141
trunk 143
audio peripheral 60
audio peripheral options
for huntgroups 246
auto attendant
actions 84
adding 82
collecting digits 86
configuring 81
editing 83
making assignments 87
menu items, configuring 84
prompts, phrase management
87
recording custom phrases 88
auto record
personal extension calls 182
auto-discovery of server IP address
configuring 221
disabling 224
two servers in network 224
average jitter 37
Block Caller Name and Number
from view 206
blocking account code display 181
blocking all outgoing calls 55
blocking calls 54
board
H323SP, configuring 130
MAX, configuring 137
mobile extension, configuring
226
SIPSP & H323, configuring 129
SISP, configuring 129
Triton Analog Station 114
Triton Analog Station, configuring 114
Triton Analog Trunk LS/GS & LS,
configuring 114
Triton MeetMe 114
Triton Resource 113
Triton T1/E1, configuring 116
Triton T1/E1, setting up channels
121
Triton T1/PRI 116
Triton VoIP, configuring 115
virtual, purpose 129
board configuration 111
Boards view window 32
boards, supported 22
bridge
conference 43
business hours 49
24-hour business hour setup 50
business hours profile
caller ID routing 163
DNIS routing 165
busy call handling 198, 200, 244,
270, 271
huntgroups 244
bytes received 36
bytes sent 36
B
call
accounting report 58
call blocking, outgoing 160
Call Center menu 30
call control 55
call handling 198, 200, 244, 270,
271
for workgroups 270
huntgroup 244
incoming 198
Call Log view window 34
call log window 34
call parking 43
call record programmable key 220
call recording
configuring system-wide 100
B8ZS (Binary 8 Zero Substitution)
120
back up system data 368
backing up
files 369
Backup & Restore Utility 368
bandwidth
and public pipe 310
WAN 290
basic queuing control 274
Bell 120
binary 8 zero substitution (B8Z8)
120
BLF programmable key 220
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extension based recording 100
file name description 99
multiple gateways 100
personal options 181
remote shared directory 101
requirements 99
trunk based recording 100
call recording configuration 99
call reports 56
call reports, external 57
call restrictions 54, 196
call restrictions, extension 197
call routing 159
call screening 204
call waiting
distinctive 191
distinctive tones 267
multiple 201
call waiting tones
distinctive 241
call waiting, setting options 201
callback interview 275
callback number 191, 241, 267
caller ID 13
collecting 149
caller ID routing 161
business hours profile 163
holiday profile 163
caller ID verification 204
calling numbers, PRI, configuring
127
calls, blocking all outgoing 55
capacities 16
card logical ID 34
CDR 56
Centrex transfer 143
changing password 29
changing scope of extension 324
channel 34
channel group info 113, 137
channel information, discovering
139
channel mapping list 113
channel number 34
channel service unit, installing 128
child windows 32
client licenses, assigning 37
CO switch 126
code
access 141
area 142
codec profile
assigning to IP addresses 305
inter-gateway, setting 307
codec profiles
setting 302
collecting caller ID and DID digits
149
collecting digits, in auto attendant
86
collecting trace 373
conference
bridge option 43
conference call
two types 279
configuration 196
audio peripheral 60
extension 177
firewall 291
huntgroup 235
IP dialing table 311
line park 253
music on hold & recorded announcements 61
out call routing 167
overhead paging 62
paging group 249
setting work days 50
system
business hours 49
call restrictions 54
extension length 45
numbering plan 44
system speed dialing 52
Triton Analog Station Board 114
Triton T1/PRI Board 116
voice mail 75
Configuration Reader tool 377
configure
firewall 291
network for VoIP 287
WAN router 291
configuring
distribution lists 79
confirm callback number 191, 241,
267
connection difficulty 413
Country 42
cross talk, test tool 368
CSU installation 128
CT-Bus clock master, and T1/E1
Clocking 120
CT-Bus clock, setting 70
CT-Bus mode, setting 70
CT-Bus test tool 368
cumulative IP traffic statistics 334
Current Resource Statistics window, missing IP resource 414
current traffic statistics
refresh interval 37
custom phrase manager 383
D
data
backup 368
restore 368
dedicated mobile trunk, setting 231
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default password for Max Admin 29
default routes, outcall routing 170
defining
network 308
desktop 30
detaching a gateway 71
DHCP option 120 221
diagnosing tools 367
Diagnostic menu 31
dialed digit translator 46
dialing
overlap 143
dialing 9 twice, preventing 143
dialing delay 149
dialing delay, resolving 174
dialing pattern tips, example 172
dialing pattern tips, out call routing
172
dialing patterns, out call routing
171
dialing scheme
trunk 143
dialing, en-bloc 143
DID
collecting 149
DID number
extension 180, 237, 261
display workgroup status
IP phone 220
distinctive call waiting 191
distinctive call waiting tones 241,
267
distinctive ringing 43
distribution lists 79
distribution lists, creating 79
DNIS
and language setting 97
DNIS routing 163
business hours profile 165
holiday profile 165
do not disturb, setting 200
domain, VoIP
adding servers 316, 317
creating multi-site 314
extension scope 322
managing users 321
master 314
rejoining a server to 318
relocating extension 326
relocating extension using #27
327
synchronizing manually 332
system ID and 317
downgrade MAXCS 27
DTMF delivery 304
E
E1
channel assignment 404
subscribing to service 403
E1 ISDN PRI installation 397
E1-R2 CAS installation 387
E-911 180
e-mail 79
name 266
email
name 191, 240
e-mail messaging options 79
email services 79
e-mail, setting notification 192
emergency notification 193
emergency numbers 59
enable
multiple call waiting 201
enable call screening 204
enable distinctive ring 43
Enable Do Not Disturb 200
enable intercom 181
enable live call handling 201
enable multiple call waiting 201
enable single call handling 246, 273
enable single call waiting 201
en-bloc dialing 143
enbloc dialing 313
Enterprise Manager 297
changing the password 301
fixed IP address 299
how to log in 298
login failed 299
user interface 300
error messages
installation 27
ESF (Extended Superframe Format)
120
establishing basic huntgroup attributes 237
establishing basic workgroup attributes 261
Exchange
creating new mailbox user 356
integration
configuration 339
debugging 341
requirements 339
troubleshooting tips 356
synchronization, testing for 356
Exchange integration options, setting 77
Exchange Server 339
Exchange server
synchronizing voice mail with
190
exporting extensions 380
Extended Superframe Format (ESF)
120
extension
activity 63
assigning groups to 186
calling options 196
changing location & type 183
changing the scope 324
configuration 177
dialed digit translator 46
DID number 180, 237, 261
e-mail name 266
email name 191, 240
exporting to csv file 380
general settings 177
importing from Active Directory
381
importing to csv file 380
incoming call handling 198
information only mailbox 190
length 45
mail forwarding 191
mail management 189
MeetMe Conference 280
message notification 193, 242
monitor list 205
monitoring 205
outgoing call restrictions 196
physical extension 178
relocating in domain 326
relocating in domain using #27
327
security checker 370
send notification 195, 243, 269
setting phone display options
185
setting SMTP/POP3 191
setting Triton analog line properties 184
speed dial 188
three types of 177
types defined 178
virtual 178
extension based recording 100
extension dialed digit translator 47
Extension Security Checker 370
Extension view window 33
external logging 57
F
failover when network is down 322
FastStart Enabled option 131
feature code programmable key
220
files
backup 369
firewall 405, 413
configuration 291
firewall/NAT router
configuring port forwarding 310
first digit 44
first digit translator 46
flash key (Alti-IP 600) 220
forced account code 181
forward from group greeting 268
forwarding numbers, specifying 204
G
G.711
jitter buffer range 304
RTP packet length 304
G.711/G.723 silence suppression
304
G.723
jitter buffer range 304
G.729
jitter buffer range 304
RTP packet length 304
G.729 silence suppression 304
G711
jitter buffer range 304
G711 RTP packet length 304
G723 jitter buffer range 304
gateway
attaching 71
configuring 72
detaching 71
ID & password 72
gateways
managing 68
global extension
rerouting 322
global least cost routing, configuring 330
greeting prompts 62
group
setup 186
group greeting, press "0" for forward 268
group paging 249
groups
assigning to extension 186
GTE 120
H
H.323 291
H323 tie trunk properties, setting
144
hackers, detecting 193
hardware
hardware status 32
hardware problems 367
headset key 220
Help menu 31
holiday
routing rules 161
holiday profile
caller ID routing 163
DNIS routing 165
home area code 43
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hop off
enabling 55
hunt group
converting to workgroup 378
huntgroup
adding a 237
answer handling 246
business hours 239
busy call handling 244
call handling 244
configuration 235
establishing basic attributes 237
mail management 239
queue management 246
setting up membership 238
setup 236
single call handling 246
ISDN PRI switch mode, setting 123
ISDN setting
TEI 126
ISP 287
I
language
DNIS routing to 97
enabling #12 95
rules MAXCS follows 98
setting in extension config 180
languages
configuring extension 94
enabling in AA 94
other, configuring 93
LCR, configuring 330
least cost routing, configuring 330
licenses (table) 23
licenses, client, assigning 37
limitations
Alti-Mobile Extension 233
line loss, acceptable range 157
line park 200, 220
configuration 253
live call handling 201
local network
defining 308
location format 34
log entries 35
log file, security alert 194
logging outbound workgroup calls
188
login 29
login failed, Enterprise Manager
299
logout 29
ID, server
changing length 317
impedance match, performing 154
importing extensions 380
in call routing 161
in call routing rules 161
incoming call handling 159
information only mailbox 190
installation
ACC Administrator 26
E1 ISDN PRI 397
E1 R2 CAS 387
error messages 27
MAXCS, preparation 24
installing a Channel Service Unit
(CSU) 128
integrating Exchange Server 339
inter-call delay, setting 188
Intranet 287
intranet pipe 307
configuring 309
IP address range
defining 308
IP Cumulative Traffic Statistics window 334
IP device range
adding 306
IP dialing table 311
IP extensions 178
IP network
defining address range 309
IP networks
defining 307
IP phone
display workgroup status 220
time display 217
IP resource, missing from Current
Resource Statistics window 414
IP Trunk Access 48
J
Jam Bit 8 120
jitter
average 37
average statistic 335
Jitter Buffer 290
jitter buffer 304
G.711 304
G.723 304
G.729 304
L
M
mail forwarding
setting extension for 191
mail management
for extensions 189
for workgroups 266
mailbox 189
information only 190
size 192, 241, 267
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mailbox capacities 192, 241, 267
main menu 30
main number 43
making a connection
difficulty 413
management menu
audio peripheral configuration 60
Manager Extension 42
managing
messages 76
MAX
channel group info 137
MaxAdmin
main window 30
MaxAdmin & Extension Security
Checker 370
MaxAdmin default password 29
MaxAdmins, disconnecting from
system 370
MAXCS
main window
hardware status 32
MDMF (Multiple Data Message Format) 184
measuring Rx level of trunk channel
156
media path, about 129
MeetMe Conference
appointing an admin 280
configuring 280
e-mail template, modifying 285
overview 279
using 280
menu, MaxAdmin main 30
message
length 192, 241, 267
maximum number of 192, 241,
267
notification 193, 242
schedule 196, 244, 270
notification for workgroup 268
notification options, setting 194
notification setting 192
notification timing, setting 195
notification type 242, 269
playback 191, 241, 267
retention 192, 241, 267
message playback options 191
messages
managing 76
recording options 77
setting e-mail options 79
setting notification retries 76
messaging 75
Microsoft Exchange Server integration 339
Microsoft SQL 57
mobile extension
and MaxMobile Communicator
231, 232, 233
limitations 233
overview 225
press any key to answer call 232
voice mail 233
mobile trunk
shared or dedicated 231
Monitor Available list 206
monitor list 205
monitoring extensions, set up 205
monitoring VoIP channel usage 36
multilingual prompts 91
overview 91
multilingual system
auto attendant 94
configuring 93
configuring #12 for extension 95
configuring DNIS routing 97
configuring extension 94
multilink, router supports 290
multiple call waiting 201
multiple data message format (MDMF) 184
multiple language system
language used 98
music files
converting 376
music on hold
configuration 61
music on hold custom file 62
MVIP cable, test tool 368
N
N/A programmable key 219
NAT 291
AltiServ behind, configuring 310
server behind 307
NAT support 310
network
defining 308
IP, defining address range 309
quality of service 287
Network Address Translation (NAT)
291
network management 297
network ports used by MAXCS 405
network, local
defining 308
network-specific facilities, setting
126
no answer handling 201, 245, 272
notification
message 193, 242
schedule 196, 244
workgroup messages 268
notification type and timing 195,
243, 269
numbering plan 44
ISDN, configuring 125
O
ONA
call screening 204
configuring 202
enabling 201
ONA ring duration 204
one number access
configuring 202
enabling 201
one-way connection, test tool 368
online help 31
Operator Extension 43
operator group 43
option 120, DHCP 221
out call routing
configuration 167
configuring 167
default routes 170
dialing delay 174
dialing pattern tips 172
dialing patterns 171
example configuration 172
overview 167
route definitions 168
out of sync 332
outgoing call blocking 160
outgoing calls, blocking all 55
overhead paging 62
overlap dialing 143, 313
P
packet length 304
packets lost 36
packets sent 36
pager notification 242, 269
paging 62
trunk configuration 142
paging group
configuration 249
password
changing 29
extension 179
PBX menu 30
personal call recording options 181
phone display options 185
phone number
trunk 142
phrase management
for auto attendant 87, 383
phrase manager, custom 383
physical extension 178
ping to check connectivity 413
pipe
intranet 307
intranet, configuring 309
public 307
public, configuring 309
playback message 191, 241, 267
playing music from a file 61
PM schedule 50
POP3 service 79
port number 34
ports, TCP and UDP 405
Postmaster Extension 79
prefix
system prohibited 54
prefixes
setting toll call 59
press "0" option 191, 268
press any key to answer call 232
PRI
channel assignment 403
subscribing to service 402
PRI calling numbers, configuring
127
PRI ISDN numbering plan, configuring 125
private network
defining 308
product repair 410
prompts
converting 376
greeting and update 62
in other languages 91
multilingual, overview 91
multiple languages, storing 92
PSTN failover, configuring 322
public pipe 307
configuring 309
Q
quality of service (QoS) 287
queue announcement 274
queue management
for huntgroups 246
for workgroups 273
queue overflow routing 275
queue phrase options 274
queuing control
basic 274
Quick Access toolbar 31
quit queue 275
R
Read Config tool 377
Realtime Transport Control Protocol
(RTP/RTCP)
definition 413
recorded announcements 61
recording
auto attendant phrases 88, 383
configuring call 100
configuring on trunk 144
file description 99
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messages 77
multiple gateways 100
personal options 181
remote shared directory 101
requirements 99
recording options
for workgroups 263
Recording Seat license 182, 263
Recording Session license 182, 263
recording tone 183, 264
redirect IP phones when server
down 328
refresh enterprise configuration
332
refresh interval 37
rejoining a server to VoIP domain
318
relocating domain extension 326
relocating domain extension using
#27 327
remote IP phones behind NAT 407
remote locations 313
repair, product 410
replicate from domain 332
report
cumulative IP traffic statistics
334
system summary 333
Report menu 31
reports, call logs 56
reports, system 333–335
requirements
CPU, memory, HDD 22
rerouting outgoing calls 322
reset board button 113
Reset button 34
resetting cumulative VoIP statistics
335
Resource board 113
restoring files 370
restricting tie trunk calls 55
restrictions
call 197
outgoing call 196
ring all available members 246, 273
ring back 43
ring first available member 246,
273
ring longest idle member 246, 273
ringing
distinctive 43
RNA Agent Auto Logout 272
route access 49
route access code vs trunk access
code 141, 167
route definitions
out call routing 168
router 291
routing
by caller ID 161
by caller ID & DNIS 161
by DNIS 163
incoming calls 161
routing rules, in call 161
RTP & RTCP 413
RTP packet length 304
RTP/RTCP
definition 413
Rx level
improving 157
Rx level, measuring 156
S
scheduling backup 369
scope of extension
changing 324
VoIP domain 322
seat-based licenses, assigning 37
secure RTP 305
security alert log file 194
security, detecting hackers 193
send notification 195, 269
server down
redirect IP phones 328
server ID
changing length 317
server IP address 313
server IP address, auto-discovery
221
service
parameters 401
subscribing to 401
service level calculations options
button 262
service level threshold 262
service level, workgroup 36
services
AltiGen, stop & start 372
SMTP/POP3 79
Services menu 30
setting 10 digit dialing area codes
55
setting trunk attributes 141
setting up 188
business hours 49
extensions 177
groups 186
huntgroup mail management
239
huntgroup membership 238
huntgroups 236
system numbering plan 44
workgroups 261
setting VoIP codec profiles 302
SF (Superframe Format) 120
shared mobile trunk, setting 231
signal channel, about 129
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signaling protocol
T1 149
silence suppression 304
single call handling 246, 273
single call waiting 201
SIP Early Media 305
SIP TCP protocol 311
SIP tie trunk properties, setting 145
SIP transport options 305
SIP transport, ext assignment vs
codec profile 306
SIP trunk properties, setting 145
SMTP service 79
SMTP/POP3
setting for extension 191
speed dial
station 188
speed dialing
configuration 52
SQL 57
start AltiGen services 372
static noise, test tool 368
station speed dialing 188
statistics
VoIP traffic 36
status bar 32
stop AltiGen services 372
Stop Switching Service 38
stop/start
MAXCS services 38
subscribing to service 401
Superframe Format (SF) 120
switchover to alternate server 320,
328
synchronizing VoIP domain servers
manually 332
system
business hours 49
call restrictions 54
country relevant 59
distinctive ringing 43
e-mail 79
extension length 45
home area code 43
main number 43
messaging 75
numbering plan 44
summary report 333
work days, setting 50
system call park 43
system clock master 120
system data
backup 368
restore 368
system hang, test tool 367
System ID 42
System menu 30
system reports 333–335
T
T1
channel assignment 402
signaling protocol 149
subscribing to service 401
types of registered services 402
T1/E1
troubleshooting 128
T1/E1 clock 120
TCP fragmentation 290
TCP ports 405
AltiServ behind NAT 311
technical support 409
technical training for system admins 410
TEI (terminal endpoint identifier)
126
terminal endpoint identifier (TEI)
126
testing AltiGen boards 367
testing tools 367
text tag, collecting digits 86
TFTP server 218
tie trunk, enabling 143
tie trunks, enabling hop off 55
time display 217
toll call prefixes, setting 59
toll prefix 59
toll restrictions 54
toolbar 31
tools, AltiGen 367
Trace Collector tool 373
trace, collecting 373
traffic statistics 36
traffic statistics, resetting 335
training, technical, for system admins 410
transmitted caller ID 180
transmitted CID 180
transport layer security 305
Triton analog GS/LS trunk properties, setting 151
Triton Analog Station Board
configuration 114
Triton Analog Station Line Properties dialog box 184
Triton Resource board 113
Triton T1/E1 trunk properties, setting 149
Triton T1/PRI Board
configuration 116
troubleshooting
cannot make connection 413
checking network configuration
413
checking traffic 413
loop-back test 413
poor voice quality 413
VoIP board 413
troubleshooting T1/E1 128
trunk
access code 141
attributes 143
Centrex 143
configuring recording 144
dialing scheme 143
direction of transmission 142
incoming call routing 159
location format 140
phone number 142
trunk access code vs route access
code 141, 167
trunk access, IP 48
trunk based recording 100
trunk channel, measuring Rx level
156
trunk configuration 139
Trunk Monitor Enable option 206
trunk properties
H323 tie, setting 144
SIP trunk, setting 145
SIPtie, setting 145
Trunk View window 34, 140
trunks
paging 142
setting attributes 141
Triton Analog trunk GS/LS properties, setting 151
Triton T1/E1 trunk properties,
setting 149
unavailable 139
using Apply To button 141
trunks, tie, enabling hop off 55
U
UDP ports 405
AltiServ behind NAT 311
UDP ports, and firewall 291
unanswered calls 245
handling 201, 272
uninstalling MAXCS 27
unusual voice mail activity notification 193
update prompts 62
user defined # 220
users, managing VoIP domain 321
V
View menu 31
view window
call log 34
View windows 32
virtual extension 178
voice
poor quality 413
Voice File Converter 376
voice mail
configuration 75
distribution lists 79
messaging 75
mobile extension 233
setting notification 192
synchronizing with Exchange
server 190
voice mail activity notification, unusual 193
voice mail activity, unusual
setting parameters for notification 194
voice mail playing order 241, 267
voice quality
and WAN bandwidth 307
voicemail playing order 191
VoIP
codec profiles 302
VoIP bandwidth
about 298
requirements 290, 298
VoIP configuration 287
VoIP domain
adding servers 316, 317
creating multi-site 314
extension scope 322
managing users 321
rejoining a server to 318
relocating extension 326
relocating extension using #27
327
system ID and 317
VoIP menu 30
VoIP network management 297
VoIP traffic display 36
VoIP troubleshooting 413
W
waiting time, callers in queue 36
WAN
bandwidth 290
router configuration 291
windows
view (boards, trunks, etc.) 32
work days, setting 50
Work/Hunt Group Converter tool
378
workgroup
adding a 261
answer handling 272
converting to hunt group 378
establishing basic attributes 261
incoming call handling 270
logging outbound calls 188
mail management 266
message notification 268
queue management 273
recording options 263
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service level 36
setup 261
single call handling 273
workgroup configuration 257
workgroup queue
agent pick up call 188
workgroup status display 220
Workgroup view window 35
wrapup 35
wrap-up time, setting 187
Z
zero code suppression 120
Bell 120
GTE 120
Jam Bit 8 120
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