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Overview
for the
Avaya S8100 Media Server
with
Avaya G600 Media Gateways
555-233-231
Issue 3.1
December 2003
Copyright 2003, Avaya Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Notice
Every effort was made to ensure that the information in this document
was complete and accurate at the time of printing. However,
information is subject to change.
Warranty
Avaya Inc. provides a limited warranty on this product. Refer to your
sales agreement to establish the terms of the limited warranty. In
addition, Avaya’s standard warranty language as well as information
regarding support for this product, while under warranty, is available
through the following Web site: http://www.avaya.com/support.
Preventing Toll Fraud
“Toll fraud” is the unauthorized use of your telecommunications
system by an unauthorized party (for example, a person who is not a
corporate employee, agent, subcontractor, or is not working on your
company's behalf). Be aware that there may be a risk of toll fraud
associated with your system and that, if toll fraud occurs, it can result
in substantial additional charges for your telecommunications
services.
Avaya Fraud Intervention
If you suspect that you are being victimized by toll fraud and you need
technical assistance or support, in the United States and Canada, call
the Technical Service Center's Toll Fraud Intervention Hotline at
1-800-643-2353.
How to Get Help
For additional support telephone numbers, go to the Avaya support
Web site: http://www.avaya.com/support. If you are:
• Within the United States, click the Escalation Management link.
Then click the appropriate link for the type of support you need.
• Outside the United States, click the Escalation Management link.
Then click the International Services link that includes telephone
numbers for the international Centers of Excellence.
Providing Telecommunications Security
Telecommunications security (of voice, data, and/or video
communications) is the prevention of any type of intrusion to (that is,
either unauthorized or malicious access to or use of) your company's
telecommunications equipment by some party.
Your company's “telecommunications equipment” includes both this
Avaya product and any other voice/data/video equipment that could be
accessed via this Avaya product (that is, “networked equipment”).
An “outside party” is anyone who is not a corporate employee, agent,
subcontractor, or is not working on your company's behalf. Whereas, a
“malicious party” is anyone (including someone who may be
otherwise authorized) who accesses your telecommunications
equipment with either malicious or mischievous intent.
Such intrusions may be either to/through synchronous (timemultiplexed and/or circuit-based) or asynchronous (character-,
message-, or packet-based) equipment or interfaces for reasons of:
• Utilization (of capabilities special to the accessed equipment)
• Theft (such as, of intellectual property, financial assets, or toll
facility access)
• Eavesdropping (privacy invasions to humans)
• Mischief (troubling, but apparently innocuous, tampering)
• Harm (such as harmful tampering, data loss or alteration,
regardless of motive or intent)
Be aware that there may be a risk of unauthorized intrusions
associated with your system and/or its networked equipment. Also
realize that, if such an intrusion should occur, it could result in a
variety of losses to your company (including but not limited to,
human/data privacy, intellectual property, material assets, financial
resources, labor costs, and/or legal costs).
Responsibility for Your Company’s Telecommunications Security
The final responsibility for securing both this system and its
networked equipment rests with you - Avaya’s customer system
administrator, your telecommunications peers, and your managers.
Base the fulfillment of your responsibility on acquired knowledge and
resources from a variety of sources including but not limited to:
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Installation documents
System administration documents
Security documents
Hardware-/software-based security tools
Shared information between you and your peers
Telecommunications security experts
To prevent intrusions to your telecommunications equipment, you and
your peers should carefully program and configure:
• Your Avaya-provided telecommunications systems and their
interfaces
• Your Avaya-provided software applications, as well as their
underlying hardware/software platforms and interfaces
• Any other equipment networked to your Avaya products
TCP/IP Facilities
Customers may experience differences in product performance,
reliability and security depending upon network configurations/design
and topologies, even when the product performs as warranted.
Standards Compliance
Avaya Inc. is not responsible for any radio or television interference
caused by unauthorized modifications of this equipment or the
substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other
than those specified by Avaya Inc. The correction of interference
caused by such unauthorized modifications, substitution or attachment
will be the responsibility of the user. Pursuant to Part 15 of the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) Rules, the user is cautioned that
changes or modifications not expressly approved by Avaya Inc. could
void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Product Safety Standards
This product complies with and conforms to the following
international Product Safety standards as applicable:
Safety of Information Technology Equipment, IEC 60950, 3rd Edition
including all relevant national deviations as listed in Compliance with
IEC for Electrical Equipment (IECEE) CB-96A.
Safety of Information Technology Equipment, CAN/CSA-C22.2
No. 60950-00 / UL 60950, 3rd Edition
Safety Requirements for Customer Equipment, ACA Technical
Standard (TS) 001 - 1997
One or more of the following Mexican national standards, as
applicable: NOM 001 SCFI 1993, NOM SCFI 016 1993, NOM 019
SCFI 1998
The equipment described in this document may contain Class 1
LASER Device(s). These devices comply with the following
standards:
• EN 60825-1, Edition 1.1, 1998-01
• 21 CFR 1040.10 and CFR 1040.11.
The LASER devices operate within the following parameters:
• Maximum power output: -5 dBm to -8 dBm
• Center Wavelength: 1310 nm to 1360 nm
Luokan 1 Laserlaite
Klass 1 Laser Apparat
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other
than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation
exposures. Contact your Avaya representative for more laser product
information.
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Standards
This product complies with and conforms to the following
international EMC standards and all relevant national deviations:
Limits and Methods of Measurement of Radio Interference of
Information Technology Equipment, CISPR 22:1997 and
EN55022:1998.
Information Technology Equipment – Immunity Characteristics –
Limits and Methods of Measurement, CISPR 24:1997 and
EN55024:1998, including:
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Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) IEC 61000-4-2
Radiated Immunity IEC 61000-4-3
Electrical Fast Transient IEC 61000-4-4
Lightning Effects IEC 61000-4-5
Conducted Immunity IEC 61000-4-6
Mains Frequency Magnetic Field IEC 61000-4-8
Voltage Dips and Variations IEC 61000-4-11
Powerline Harmonics IEC 61000-3-2
Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker IEC 61000-3-3
Federal Communications Commission Statement
Part 15:
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference when the equipment is
operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this
equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference in which case the user will be required to correct the
interference at his own expense.
Avaya attests that this registered equipment is capable of providing
users access to interstate providers of operator services through the use
of access codes. Modification of this equipment by call aggregators to
block access dialing codes is a violation of the Telephone Operator
Consumers Act of 1990.
REN Number
For MCC1, SCC1, CMC1, G600, and G650 Media Gateways:
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. On either the
rear or inside the front cover of this equipment is a label that contains,
among other information, the FCC registration number, and ringer
equivalence number (REN) for this equipment. If requested, this
information must be provided to the telephone company.
For G350 and G700 Media Gateways:
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules and the
requirements adopted by the ACTA. On the rear of this equipment is a
label that contains, among other information, a product identifier in
the format US:AAAEQ##TXXXX. The digits represented by ## are
the ringer equivalence number (REN) without a decimal point (for
example, 03 is a REN of 0.3). If requested, this number must be
provided to the telephone company.
For all media gateways:
The REN is used to determine the quantity of devices that may be
connected to the telephone line. Excessive RENs on the telephone line
may result in devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In
most, but not all areas, the sum of RENs should not exceed 5.0. To be
certain of the number of devices that may be connected to a line, as
determined by the total RENs, contact the local telephone company.
REN is not required for some types of analog or digital facilities.
Means of Connection
Connection of this equipment to the telephone network is shown in the
following tables.
For MCC1, SCC1, CMC1, G600, and G650 Media Gateways:
Manufacturer’s Port
Identifier
FIC Code
SOC/REN/ Network
A.S. Code Jacks
Off premises station
OL13C
9.0F
RJ2GX,
RJ21X,
RJ11C
DID trunk
02RV2-T
0.0B
RJ2GX,
RJ21X
CO trunk
02GS2
0.3A
RJ21X
02LS2
0.3A
RJ21X
Tie trunk
TL31M
9.0F
RJ2GX
Basic Rate Interface
02IS5
6.0F, 6.0Y
RJ49C
1.544 digital interface
04DU9-BN
6.0F
RJ48C,
RJ48M
04DU9-IKN
6.0F
RJ48C,
RJ48M
04DU9-ISN
6.0F
RJ48C,
RJ48M
04DU9-DN
6.0Y
RJ48C
Part 68: Answer-Supervision Signaling
Allowing this equipment to be operated in a manner that does not
provide proper answer-supervision signaling is in violation of Part 68
rules. This equipment returns answer-supervision signals to the public
switched network when:
• answered by the called station,
• answered by the attendant, or
• routed to a recorded announcement that can be administered by
the customer premises equipment (CPE) user.
This equipment returns answer-supervision signals on all direct
inward dialed (DID) calls forwarded back to the public switched
telephone network. Permissible exceptions are:
• A call is unanswered.
• A busy tone is received.
• A reorder tone is received.
120A4 channel service unit
Declarations of Conformity
For G350 and G700 Media Gateways:
Manufacturer’s Port
Identifier
FIC Code
SOC/REN/ Network
A.S. Code Jacks
Ground Start CO trunk
02GS2
1.0A
RJ11C
DID trunk
02RV2-T
AS.0
RJ11C
Loop Start CO trunk
02LS2
0.5A
RJ11C
1.544 digital interface
04DU9-BN
6.0Y
RJ48C
Basic Rate Interface
04DU9-DN
6.0Y
RJ48C
04DU9-IKN
6.0Y
RJ48C
04DU9-ISN
6.0Y
RJ48C
02IS5
6.0F
RJ49C
For all media gateways:
If the terminal equipment (for example, the media server or media
gateway) causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone
company will notify you in advance that temporary discontinuance of
service may be required. But if advance notice is not practical, the
telephone company will notify the customer as soon as possible. Also,
you will be advised of your right to file a complaint with the FCC if
you believe it is necessary.
The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment,
operations or procedures that could affect the operation of the
equipment. If this happens, the telephone company will provide
advance notice in order for you to make necessary modifications to
maintain uninterrupted service.
If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair or warranty
information, please contact the Technical Service Center at
1-800-242- 2121 or contact your local Avaya representative. If the
equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone
company may request that you disconnect the equipment until the
problem is resolved.
A plug and jack used to connect this equipment to the premises wiring
and telephone network must comply with the applicable FCC Part 68
rules and requirements adopted by the ACTA. A compliant telephone
cord and modular plug is provided with this product. It is designed to
be connected to a compatible modular jack that is also compliant. It is
recommended that repairs be performed by Avaya certified
technicians.
The equipment cannot be used on public coin phone service provided
by the telephone company. Connection to party line service is subject
to state tariffs. Contact the state public utility commission, public
service commission or corporation commission for information.
United States FCC Part 68 Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity
(SDoC)
Avaya Inc. in the United States of America hereby certifies that the
equipment described in this document and bearing a TIA TSB-168
label identification number complies with the FCC’s Rules and
Regulations 47 CFR Part 68, and the Administrative Council on
Terminal Attachments (ACTA) adopted technical criteria.
Avaya further asserts that Avaya handset-equipped terminal
equipment described in this document complies with Paragraph
68.316 of the FCC Rules and Regulations defining Hearing Aid
Compatibility and is deemed compatible with hearing aids.
Copies of SDoCs signed by the Responsible Party in the U. S. can be
obtained by contacting your local sales representative and are
available on the following Web site: http://www.avaya.com/support.
All Avaya media servers and media gateways are compliant with FCC
Part 68, but many have been registered with the FCC before the SDoC
process was available. A list of all Avaya registered products may be
found at: http://www.part68.org by conducting a search using “Avaya”
as manufacturer.
European Union Declarations of Conformity
Avaya Inc. declares that the equipment specified in this document
bearing the “CE” (Conformité Europeénne) mark conforms to the
European Union Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment
Directive (1999/5/EC), including the Electromagnetic Compatibility
Directive (89/336/EEC) and Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC). This
equipment has been certified to meet CTR3 Basic Rate Interface (BRI)
and CTR4 Primary Rate Interface (PRI) and subsets thereof in CTR12
and CTR13, as applicable.
Copies of these Declarations of Conformity (DoCs) can be obtained
by contacting your local sales representative and are available on the
following Web site: http://www.avaya.com/support.
Japan
This is a Class A product based on the standard of the Voluntary
Control Council for Interference by Information Technology
Equipment (VCCI). If this equipment is used in a domestic
environment, radio disturbance may occur, in which case, the user
may be required to take corrective actions.
This equipment, if it uses a telephone receiver, is hearing aid
compatible.
Canadian Department of Communications (DOC) Interference
Information
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conforme à la norme
NMB-003 du Canada.
This equipment meets the applicable Industry Canada Terminal
Equipment Technical Specifications. This is confirmed by the
registration number. The abbreviation, IC, before the registration
number signifies that registration was performed based on a
Declaration of Conformity indicating that Industry Canada technical
specifications were met. It does not imply that Industry Canada
approved the equipment.
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Contents
Contents
About this document
• Purpose
13
• Audiences
13
• Using this document
13
• Conventions
14
• Security
14
• Downloading this book and updates from the Web
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Downloading this book
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• Ordering documentation
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• Safety labels and security alert labels
15
• Related resources
16
• Technical assistance
17
• Trademarks
17
• Sending us comments
17
Introduction
19
• Communications needs
19
• S8100 communications solution
19
G600 Media Gateway
20
• S8100 Media Server
20
• Basic features/capabilities
20
Hardware
20
TN2314 Processor
20
RJ-45 jack
21
Hard-disk drive
21
Software
21
Windows 2000 Server operating system
21
Communication Manager base
22
Capacities
22
Call-center agents
22
Trunks
22
Gateways/cabinets and slots
22
Installation
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• Supported features and applications
Major supported features and applications
23
Announcements
23
Avaya Site Administration
23
Backup/restore
23
Call accounting
24
Call center
24
INTUITY AUDIX
24
Off-board messaging
25
SNMP native agent
25
Unified messaging
25
Web browser access
26
G600 Media Gateway
G600 Media Gateway’s site requirements
• Reliability
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Desktop & console solutions
31
• Telephones for the global marketplace
31
IP telephones
31
4600-series telephones
31
IP Softphones
32
DCP telephones
32
6400-series digital telephones
33
6400-series DCP telephones
33
8400-series digital telephones
35
Analog (single-line) telephones
6200-series analog telephones
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• Wireless handsets for X-Station Mobility
37
• Teleconferencing products
38
SoundStation audioconferencing systems
• Attendant consoles
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Analog interface to voice messaging platforms
• Hardware
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DEFINITY attendant console
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Avaya Softconsole Release 1
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Adjuncts
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• Power systems
41
• On-hold and delayed announcement systems
42
• Headsets
42
• Audio and visual paging
42
• Alerts and sensors
43
• External speakerphones
43
• Security devices
43
• Call accounting systems
44
eCAS
44
eCAS Lite
44
Quantum Series
44
INTUITY Call Accounting
44
Infortel for Windows Lodging
45
INTUITY AUDIX messaging system
47
• Application overview of INTUITY AUDIX
47
• Additional sources of information
47
• Accessing INTUITY AUDIX administration
48
Using Avaya Site Administration
48
Review and test the Avaya Site Administration connection
49
Using Telnet to access INTUITY AUDIX administration
49
• Features of INTUITY AUDIX
Voice messaging
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Call Answering
51
Voice messaging languages
51
Multilingual support
51
Customized announcements
51
Voice mailbox
52
Incoming mailbox
52
Outgoing mailbox
52
TCP/IP
53
Avaya Message Manager
54
FAX Messaging
56
Fax Extended Dialing
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Automated attendant
57
Bulletin board
58
CornerStone software
58
Call center
• Automatic Call Distribution (ACD)
60
• Basic Call Management System
62
• Attendant Vectoring
62
• Call Center Basic
63
• Call Center Deluxe
64
• Call Center Elite
64
• CentreVu Virtual Routing
64
• CentreVu Advocate
65
• BCMS Vu
66
• CentreVu CT
67
Requirements
68
• CMS add-on packages
69
CentreVu Supervisor
69
CentreVu Explorer II
70
CentreVu Visual Vectors
71
Computer Telephony Integration
• Server-based solutions
Third-party applications
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Intuition
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FastCall Agent 3.0
74
Wireless solutions
75
• Medium-range mobility
75
• Long-range mobility
77
DEFINITY Wireless Business System PWT
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• CentreVu Call Management System (CMS)
• CentreVu Compact Call Center solutions
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• EC500
Avaya Advantage
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One-number portability
78
Simultaneous ringing
78
Office caller ID
79
Software-only solution
79
IP telephony applications
81
• Trunks
82
• IP Softphone
82
Road Warrior
82
Telecommuter
82
• IP Agent
83
• IP telephones
83
Telecommuting/Virtual Office
85
• S8100 Media Server features for telecommuting
85
Remote Call Coverage, Call Forwarding OffNet, Coverage of Calls Redirected Off-Net
85
Extended User Administration of Redirected
Calls (Telecommuting Access)
85
Personal Station Access
85
Station Security Codes
86
• Pipeline 15
86
• DEFINITY Extender
86
• INTUITY AUDIX features for telecommuting
87
10 System administration
89
• Avaya Site Administration
89
• Administration
92
Portless Administration/Administration Without Hardware
92
Automatic Station Relocation/Terminal Translation Initialization
93
• Basic reporting
93
• Performance measurements
94
Reports Generator
95
• Call charge information
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• Call detail recording
Call detail recording features
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Variable-format records
97
Call detail recording devices
97
• Security
Call restrictions
11 Networking
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• Uniform Dial Plan
99
• Distributed Communication System –
Integrated SDN and Non-Integrated SDN
99
Distributed Communications System and ISDN
100
• S8100 Media Server DCS networks
101
• QSIG global networking
101
• World-Class Routing
102
• Network management features
103
Time-of-Day Routing
103
Automatic Route Selection
103
Automatic Alternate Routing
104
Generalized Route Selection
104
Facility Restriction Levels
104
Authorization codes
105
• Network interfaces and equipment
Trunk group circuits
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Local exchange trunks
105
Tie trunks
106
Auxiliary trunks
106
Miscellaneous trunks
106
Digital interfaces
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E1 interface
106
T1 interfaces
106
• ISDN
107
• Centralized Attendant Service
107
• Main/Satellite/Tributary
108
• Electronic Tandem Network
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• Agent administration
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• S8100 Media Server data
109
Via the SNMP MIB
109
Via the SNMP
110
• SNMP traps
110
• S8100 Media Server co-resident modules
110
GAM
110
WatchDog
110
License server
110
Avaya Site Administration
111
Logins and the LAC
111
Features
113
• Automatic routing features
113
• Basic features
114
• Call-center features
118
• Private networking features
119
• Trunk-group features
120
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About this document
Purpose
About this document
Purpose
This document provides a high-level overview of the features, components, and capabilities of the Avaya
S8100 Media Server with an Avaya G600 Media Gateway (formerly IP600).
This document is intended to provide an understanding of:
• The components of the S8100 Media Server and the G600 Media Gateways
• S8100 Media Server features
• Additional solutions to further tailor S8100 Media Server to future needs
Audiences
This overview provides information for the following audiences:
• Customer end users and system administrators
• Avaya account executives, representatives, and distributors who require high-level information
about the system and its use
Using this document
This document provides a basic understanding of the components, features, and capabilities of S8100
Media Server and the starter packages. The information is useful in identifying applications to increase
employee productivity and effectiveness.
Overview chapters are:
• Chapter 1, “Introduction” provides an overview of S8100 Media Server, including features,
hardware and software.
• Chapter 2, “Desktop & console solutions” describes the telephones and consoles available with
S8100 Media Server.
• Chapter 3, “Adjuncts” describes the adjuncts available with S8100 Media Server.
• Chapter 4, “INTUITY AUDIX messaging system” describes Avaya’s INTUITY AUDIX
application and features on S8100 Media Server, and provides a high-level overview of
application capabilities and functionality.
• Chapter 5, “Call center” describes advanced call-handling applications and call center
management capabilities.
• Chapter 6, “Computer Telephony Integration” describes the applications that enable employees to
combine computer and telephone functions to access client information.
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Conventions
• Chapter 7, “Wireless solutions” describes applications that enable employees to stay in touch with
co-workers and clients from both on-site and off-site locations.
• Chapter 8, “IP telephony applications” describes the capabilities and applications that support
audio/voice over a LAN or WAN.
• Chapter 9, “Telecommuting/Virtual Office” describes applications that enable employees to work
effectively off-site.
• Chapter 10, “System administration” describes applications to help manage S8100 Media Server,
including the Avaya Site Administration tool.
• Chapter 11, “Networking” describes connection applications for various voice and data networks.
• Chapter 12, “SNMP native agent” describes the SNMP interface to the system’s alarm and error
tables, performance measurements, and configuration data.
• Appendix A, “Features” provides a list of the telephone features of S8100 Media Server.
Conventions
This section describes the conventions used in this book.
• System is a general term that encompasses all references to the Avaya Media Server or Gateway
running Avaya Communication Manager.
• S8100 system is used as an abbreviation for the Avaya S8100 Media Server with the Avaya G600
Media Gateway.
• Avaya S8100 Media Server is abbreviated as S8100 server.
• G600 Media Gateway is abbreviated as G600.
Security
Your understanding of the need for security and how to provide an S8100 Media Server’s security is
extremely important. For information about providing security measures for your system, see:
• Providing Telecommunications Security and Responsibility for Your Company’s
Telecommunications Security on page 2
• Avaya Communication Manager Toll Fraud and Security Handbook (555-025-600)
• S8100 Media Server’s documentation
Downloading this book and updates from the Web
You can download the latest version of this book, Overview for the Avaya S8100 Media Server with
Avaya G600 or CMC1 Media Gateways, 555-233-231, from the Avaya Web site. You must have access to
the Internet, and a copy of Acrobat Reader must be installed on your personal computer.
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Ordering documentation
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information can change after we publish this book. The Avaya Web site may contain new product
information and updates to the information in this book.
Downloading this book
To download the latest version of this book:
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Access the Avaya web site at http://www.avaya.com/support.
3
Type 555-233-231 in the search window and then click Search. The system displays the Product
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Scroll down to find the latest issue number, and then click the book title that is to the right of the
latest issue number.
5
On the next page, scroll down and click one of the following options:
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Safety labels and security alert labels
Observe all caution, warning, and danger statements to help prevent loss of service, equipment damage,
personal injury, and security problems. This book uses the following safety labels and security alert
labels:
CAUTION:
A caution statement calls attention to a situation that can result in harm to software, loss of
data, or an interruption in service.
! WARNING:
A warning statement calls attention to a situation that can result in harm to hardware or equipment.
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Related resources
! WARNING:
Use an ESD warning to call attention to situations that can result in ESD damage to electronic
components.
! DANGER:
A danger statement calls attention to a situation that can result in harm to personnel.
! SECURITY ALERT:
A security alert calls attention to a situation that can increase the potential for
unauthorized use of a telecommunications system.
Related resources
This section lists additional documentation that is available with information about installing, upgrading,
and maintaining the S8100 and the G600 or legacy CMC1 products.
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Number
Installation and Upgrades for the Avaya S8100 Media Server
with Avaya G600 or CMC1 Media Gateways
555-233-146
Maintenance for the Avaya S8100 Media Server with Avaya
G600 or CMC1 Media Gateways
555-233-149
Upgrade Job Aids for the Avaya S8100 Media Server with
Avaya G600 or CMC1 Media Gateways
n/a
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Technical assistance
Technical assistance
Avaya provides the following resources for technical assistance.
Within the US
For help with:
• Feature administration and system applications, call the Avaya DEFINITY Helpline:
1-800-225-7585
• Maintenance and repair, call the Avaya National Customer Care Support Line:
1-800-242-2121
• Toll fraud, call Avaya Toll Fraud Intervention:
1-800-643-2353
• Avaya offers services that can reduce toll-fraud liabilities. For more information, contact your
Avaya representative.
• Other security issues, call Avaya Corporate Security:
1-800-822-9009
Outside the US
For all international resources, contact your local Avaya-authorized dealer.
Trademarks
All trademarks identified by the ® or TM are registered trademarks or trademarks, respectively, of Avaya
Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Sending us comments
Avaya welcomes your comments about this book. To reach us by:
• Mail, send your comments to:
Avaya Inc.
Product Documentation Group
Room B3-H13
1300 W. 120 St.
Westminster, CO 80234 USA
• E-mail, send your comments to:
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Introduction 1
Communications needs
1
Introduction
Communications needs
With the use of the Internet and e-commerce, the paradigm of business is shifting from brick and mortar
to the virtual enterprise. This shift is allowing small and large businesses alike to take advantage of new
opportunities and find new ways to communicate with their customers.
Competition is fierce as this new technology begins to level the playing field, allowing small companies
to more easily compete with larger companies without acquiring a large number of employees or large
corporate infrastructure. To compete, the smaller businesses must present an image of a larger company
through their sales and customer service operations, as well as their day-to-day communications with
their customers. These small companies need sophisticated, highly reliable tools to effectively run their
operations, improve customer service, and make the most effective use of their limited resources.
Larger companies face a similar challenge, having to present the same corporate image through all of
their locations, large and small. It is critical that their customers receive the same level of service and
have the same tools deployed to the field as are in use at the company’s headquarters. Ensuring that the
customer experience is consistent across all locations can help to improve customer satisfaction and build
customer loyalty.
Thus, for both a small business and a small branch of a large corporation, the tools needed to provide the
highest level of customer service and improve employee productivity are critical. The most critical of
those tools are the communications systems used within the business. These systems provide not only the
data and telecommunications resources for the business but also the foundation for the other service and
productivity enhancing applications.
S8100 communications solution
The Avaya S8100 Media Server, running Avaya Communication Manager, functions as the call
controller, or gatekeeper, for the communications solution. The S8100 with the G600 Media Gateway
brings together the successes of three Avaya products to create a new standard in multiservice
IP telephony:
• Call processing that runs on a customized surround-supported Windows 2000 Server operating
system, co-resident with sophisticated and integrated voice/fax mail, call centers, announcements,
Call Detail Recording (CDR), and Web-based system administration. Additionally, SNMP agent
is supported as an option to the standard Expert systems interface.
• Complete IP Gateway and IP Gatekeeper functions that support 100% TCP/IP transport of
merged voice and data to the desktop as well as to the network clouds.
• Integration with traditional DEFINITY server port architecture that leverages millions of lines of
proven code and proven hardware to provide world class reliability/availability and feature
richness with the emerging technology of Voice over IP.
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S8100 Media Server
This document provides an overview of the Avaya S8100 Media Server, running Avaya Communication
Manager, with the Avaya G600 Media Gateways. The S8100 solution includes the following media
gateway configuration.
G600 Media Gateway
S8100 with the G600 Media Gateway is a high-functionality communications system for customers in the
25-60 line size or smaller with growth potential to 450 IP end points and 300 trunks. G600 is designed for
communication environments that emphasize IP data and IP voice-over-data. This offer supports the
December 2003 release of Communication Manager, INTUITY® AUDIX® Release 5.1 messaging, and
Avaya Site Administration Release 1.9 on a single hardware platform.
S8100 Media Server
The Avaya S8100 Media Server with Communication Manager allows full functionality, including
support for the 2400-, 4600-, 6200-, 6400-, and 8400-series telephones. The following features are
offered:
• Station and trunk circuit packs, such as C-LAN and IP Media Processor
• Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and features, such as telecommuting
• Integrated Services Digital Network-Primary Rate Interface (ISDN-PRI) access and Distributed
Communications System (DCS) and QSIG private networking
• Software options, such as Co-Resident Announcements, SNMP Agent, BCMS VU, and Centre
Vu CT Server
• DEFINITY LAN Gateway enhancement allows adjunct routing to multiple CTI links using the
processor Ethernet interface or C-LAN. This feature is co-resident on the processor and does not
require any additional hardware.
See Appendix A, “Features” for a complete list of Avaya S8100 Media Server features.
Basic features/capabilities
Hardware
TN2314 Processor
The S8100 Media Server uses the TN2314 processor. This processor circuit pack replaced the TN795
processor that had supported the platform before Release 10.
The TN2314 circuit pack operates with a Pentium III 500 MHz processor. The Synchronous Dynamic
RAM capacity is 256 MB, with an expansion capability to support 512 MB in future releases.
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RJ-45 jack
To facilitate switch installation and ease of maintenance, S8100 provides a “Services Ethernet” RJ-45
jack located on the faceplate of TN2314 processor circuit pack.
Hard-disk drive
The S8100 contains a 20-GB hard drive.
The hard drive’s partitions, size, and designated use are as follows:
Partition
Size
Use
C-partition
5 GB
Executables, program files
D-partition
10 GB
Non-persistent data (e.g., INTUITY AUDIX messages)
Z-partition
5 GB
Reserved for future use
Software
Windows 2000 Server operating system
S8100 runs under the Windows 2000 Server operating system. The Windows 2000 Server provides a
suite of utilities that considerably enhance the efficiency of the platform.
Terminal server
The Terminal server allows a service technician or customer to establish a desktop session on a remote
computer. With the Terminal server, two independent remote desktop sessions can be performed
simultaneously. This alleviates the need for service personnel to wait for the customer to log off prior to
logging on. Another marked advantage of the Terminal server is that pcAnywhere is no longer needed to
access the switch.
DHCP server
The Windows 2000 Server OS comes with a DHCP server, thereby eliminating the need for the customer
to supply their own DHCP server as an external add-on.
TFTP server
The Windows 2000 Server OS comes with a TFTP server, thereby eliminating the need for the customer
to supply their own TFTP server as an external add-on.
Remote Access server
The Windows 2000 Server OS provides a Remote Access server (RAS), much the same as it was
provided with the Windows NT OS.
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Supported features and applications
Web server
The Windows 2000 Server OS provides a Web server, much the same as it was provided with the
Windows NT OS.
Communication Manager base
The December 2003 release of the S8100 Media Server with the G600 Media Gateway supports all the
features in the Communication Manager. See the Communication Manager documentation for more
information.
Capacities
Call-center agents
To support S8100 for small-end call center customers, the capacity of call center agents is 100.
Trunks
In support of the capacity for call center agents, the number of trunks allowed is 300.
Gateways/cabinets and slots
The S8100 supports up to three G600 media gateways. A 3-gateway configuration provides 27 available
slots (30 slots total, two slots occupied by the processor, and one slot occupied by the Tone Detector/Call
Classifier).
Installation
The S8100 incorporates a hard-disk drive that simplifies the switch installation process by offering the
operating system, the December 2003 release of Communication Manager, and INTUITY AUDIX
program files as pre-loaded software. This will ensure a quicker and more reliable installation and will
preclude the need for an “install wizard.”
Supported features and applications
This section lists new or updated features for the May 2003 release of Communication Manager and
describes some of the major features and applications supported by the S8100 Media Server. For a
complete list of Communication Manager features supported by the S8100 Media Server, see Appendix
A, “Features”, and Overview for Avaya Communication Manager, 555-233-767.
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Supported features and applications
Major supported features and applications
Analog interface to voice messaging
platforms
An analog interface with external VMS platforms is provided with Communication Manager. This
interface supports Aria and Serenade, Octel® 200, 250, 300, 350, and Unified Messaging. The analog
interface should be used with the mode code.
Announcements
The S8100 with the G600 Media Gateway supports 8 ports of integrated SSP announcements. They are
stored on the hard drive and can be backed up just as translations are. The processor supports 1 hour of
noncompressed speech (28.8 Mbytes). You can also import *.wav files. You can add ports using the
TN750C, but the TN750C cannot use *.wav files. For any given announcement port, up to 256 users can
be connected at any one time.
Avaya Site Administration
Avaya Site Administration is a Windows-based system management tool that provides an easy-to-use
interface with S8100 and INTUITY AUDIX. It can be purchased as part of the Avaya VisAbility™
Management Suite.
NOTE:
Although separately available to facilitate management of an S8100, Avaya Site
Administration is not included as part of the S8100’s standard software package.
The wizards built into Avaya Site Administration globally update records, add users, and complete other
administrative and maintenance tasks. The S8100 is administered on a Windows-based computer.
Shortcuts can be created to frequently used commands and to templates for frequently used tasks. Avaya
Site Administration uses a graphical interface; however, the standard SAT (system administration
terminal) interface remains available through terminal emulation.
Backup/restore
When a new backup is created for an S8100, it is placed in a ‘parallel’ directory to an existing backup.
Regardless of the backup’s destination:
• An external LAN server’s hard drive
CAUTION:
Avaya strongly recommends using an external LAN server’s drive as the destination to
maximize the backed-up data’s scope, reliability, and recoverability.
• The S8100’s internal PCMCIA
the S8100’s backup process alternates between two previous backup directories – wherein (after
validating the data for the current backup) this data overwrites the older existing backup. Otherwise, the
system generates an alarm after a failed validation attempt, and both existing backups remain unchanged.
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The SAT screens and web pages for the backup/restore operation are not affected by these considerations.
Call accounting
Call accounting controls communications costs with accurate reporting on calls processed and effective
cost-allocation methods. The optional Call Accounting application stores call records from phone
extensions and assigns costs to the calls. The system also creates ad-hoc reports to manipulate call data
and charge-back call expenses to clients or departments. Detection of toll fraud and maintenance of call
records are also features of call accounting. Call detail recording (CDR) records are written in real time to
a file on the local hard disk. Because of Ethernet connectivity, this information is easily accessed from
anywhere on the LAN or WAN. For more information, see Call accounting systems on page 44.
Call center
Call center functionality in S8100 supports up to 100 agents and consists of the following Basic, Deluxe,
or Elite call center software:
• Basic Call Management System Vu (BCMS Vu) monitoring and reporting.
• Access to BCMS Vu through Avaya Site Administration using SAT emulation (only one BCMS
Vu monitoring/reporting session may be active at one time).
• Scheduled printing of BCMS Vu historical reports is not supported.
• BCMS Vu support via the LAN (TN2314 processor), which is a stand-alone product that connects
to the S8100 system via the LAN. This option is available at additional cost and is field
installable.
INTUITY AUDIX
INTUITY AUDIX provides a messaging communications solution for unified voice and fax messaging.
Accessing voice mail and fax via phone, PC, laptop, and wireless saves the user valuable time. Release
5.1 of INTUITY AUDIX includes several enhancements in media, access, and connectivity that offer the
first truly “universal” messaging product. The new processor board provides DSP resources for
messaging and support for TCP/IP.
In addition, the INTUITY AUDIX CornerStone software base has been modified to support co-resident
announcements.
INTUITY Audix software base
The INTUITY AUDIX application for the December 2003 release of Communication Manager is
INTUITY 5.1. The software for CornerStone for the December 2003 release of Communication Manager
is the same as for Release 10.
Message storage
The INTUITY AUDIX recorded message storage time for the December 2003 release of Communication
Manager is 100 hours.
Number of IMAPI sessions
The number of IMAPI sessions for the December 2003 release of Communication Manager is 32
sessions.
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Fax Extended Dialing
FAX messaging has extended capabilities. In former legacy products, fax destinations were limited to 10digit addresses to send faxes to domestic locations. This extended dialing increases the digit address to 23
digits. This extension benefits customers with subscriber communities who deliver faxes to international
locations. In addition, this feature provides strong administrative controls to regulate the delivery of faxes
to domestic and international destinations.
Disable/enable embedded messaging
Communication Manager supports the capability to disable and enable the embedded INTUITY AUDIX
messaging system. A disable/enable link is configured from the administration web pages and allows the
user to toggle between active/inactive on-board messaging capability. When the embedded message is
active, a ‘disable messaging’ link is present. When the embedded messaging in inactive, the ‘enable
messaging’ link is present, and all web page references to INTUITY AUDIX messaging are removed. In
the active messaging state, the appropriate backup-restore pages display the various INTUITY AUDIX
backup options, whereas in the inactive messaging state, the web pages are modified to not display the
message-related backup options.
Off-board messaging
With the ability to turn off embedded messaging in Communication Manager, the S8100 development
team has verified the capacity to support a variety of external messaging adjuncts, such as Off-board
Messaging. INTUITY AUDIX, Unified Messaging, Octel® and Serenade are supported for external
messaging.
• CentreVu CT Server, which is offered as a stand-alone product that connects to the S8100 system
via the LAN. This option is available at additional cost and is field installable.
• Call Management System (CMS) support via the C-LAN board.
• TSAPI support via the C-LAN board or the processor Ethernet capability that is built into the
TN2314 processor board.
SNMP native agent
An SNMP native agent is a software module loaded on all systems at no additional cost. The native agent
provides an SNMP interface to the system’s alarm and error tables, select performance measurements,
and select configuration data. It also supports SNMP traps for the December 2003 release of
Communication Manager alarms and restarts, INTUITY AUDIX alarms, and Windows 2000 Server
events.
Unified messaging
The Unified Messenger server software runs on the Windows operating system. The Unified Messenger
server itself connects the telephone network to the Exchange, and performs the following functions:
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Plays and records voice messages
Provides telephone answering service for individual subscribers
Compresses audio messages in real-time for storage on the Exchange server
Retrieves audio messages from the Exchange server, then decompresses and plays them
Interprets DTMF for mailbox manipulation and control
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Performs text-to-speech conversion for audio playback of email messages
Transports messages to and from subscribers on existing Octel® message servers
Forwards inbound fax calls to an Exchange-compatible fax server
Forwards faxes and email messages to a fax server for printing on a fax machine
In addition, Unified Messenger supports third-party Exchange-compatible fax servers. This enables
individuals to receive faxes in their unified mailbox, view or send fax messages from their desktops, and
direct faxes in their inbox to be printed at any fax machine worldwide.
Web browser access
S8100 can be administered through a web interface. Using a PEER WEB server through a LAN
connection, the administrator can download software (for example, Message Manager), connect to
Communication Manager or INTUITY AUDIX, schedule a backup or look at backup results, and restore
from a backup.
Hardware
The S8100 hardware is identical to the TN2314 processor circuit pack.
The major hardware components of the G600 Media Gateways include the following circuit packs: a
TN744 call classifier, TN2302AP IP media processor (IP gateway), a TN799C C-LAN, and an S8100
Media Server.
The S8100 Media Server processor contains:
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Windows 2000 Server operating system with on-board Pentium processor chip
Secondary (Motorola) processor running application management firmware
Windows 2000 Server to firmware interface
Tone clock functionality equivalent to a TN2182 circuit pack
INTUITY AUDIX hardware/software with virtual ports
G600 Media Gateway
The G600 Media Gateway weighs 40–50 pounds (18–22.5 kilograms) fully loaded and is about 12 × 19 ×
22 inches (30 × 48 × 55 centimeters). The 1st cabinet includes 7 slots for circuit packs and a power supply
and supports up to 618 ports (may require a second cabinet). The 2nd and 3rd cabinets include 10 slots
each for circuit packs. The cabinet is designed for rack mounting but can be floor-mounted.
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Figure 1: G600 Media Gateway
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TN2314 Processor
Storage area (containing grounding
wrist strap, backup PCMIA flashcard,
and documentation library CD)
4
TN744D Call-Classifier/Detector
8
Fiber pass-through area
5
TN799B/C C-LAN
Slots 1 and 2 are reserved for the TN2314 circuit pack. Slot 3 is recommended for the TN744D circuit
pack, but any other slot is acceptable.
G600 Media Gateway’s site requirements
G600 Media Gateway is designed to be mounted in a standard 19-inch (48 cm) data rack that has been
properly pre-installed and secured as per the EIA 464 (or equivalent) standards. The G600 cabinet can be
front-mounted (as shipped) or mounted at its midpoint.
The customer is responsible for providing the rack and having it installed and secured prior to G600
installation. This also applies to providing AC power to the rack. The technicians trained to install the
G600 do not typically have the tools or proper training for data rack installation.
Installation requires 1 foot (30 cm) of clearance in the rear, and 18 inches (45 cm) of clearance in the
front, which is consistent with the EIA 310 data rack standards. In a two-cabinet configuration, the
dimensions of the TDM/LAN cable require that the B cabinet be mounted directly over the A cabinet
(flush).
The G600 should be installed in a well-ventilated area. Maximum equipment performance is achieved at
an ambient temperature between 40 and 120° F (4 and 49° C) for a short-term operation (not more than
72 consecutive hours or 15 days in a year) and up to 110° F (43° C) for a continuous operation.
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The relative humidity range is 10% to 95% at up to 84° F (29° C). Above this, maximum relative
humidity decreases from 95% down to 32% at 120° F (49° C). Installations outside these limits may
reduce system life or affect operation. The recommended temperature and humidity range is 65 to 85° F
(18 to 29° C) at 20% to 60% relative humidity.
The other Environmental Considerations and System Protection requirements described in Hardware
Guide for Avaya Communication Manager, 555-233-200, under “Site Requirements” apply to the G600
as well.
Table 1: G600 power source information
Cabinet style and powerdistribution unit
Rack Mount Cabinet. AC power
supply (650A integrated power
supply)
Power sources
Power input receptacles
Single phase 120 VAC with neutral
120 VAC, 60 Hz NEMA 5-15R
Single phase 240 VAC with neutral
240 VAC, 50 Hz IEC 320
Japan installations use countryspecific receptacles for 100 and
200 VAC, 50/60 Hz
1There
is no integrated DC power supply. DC rectifiers can be used if desired; follow manufacturer’s instructions.
Table 2: Circuit breakers for AC-powered cabinets
Cabinet type
Circuit breaker size
Rack Mount Cabinet (120 VAC) 60 Hz
15 A
Rack Mount Cabinet (240 VAC) 50 Hz
10 A
Reliability
High reliability and availability has been a cornerstone of Avaya server systems. The hardware is
designed to detect and correct errors as they occur, to minimize the number of components that cause
system outage, and to simplify fault isolation to a replaceable component. Error detection and correction,
system reconfiguration, and alarming escalation paths provide necessary performance elements. The
software is designed to recover from intermittent failures and to continue providing service with a
minimum of disruption.
The maintenance subsystem manages three categories of maintenance objects: hardware maintenance
objects (MOs), software processes, and data relationships. Hardware MOs are tested, alarmed and
removed from service by the software. When the problem is isolated, the object is replaced. If a software
process encounters trouble, it is recovered or restarted. Data relationships are audited and corrected.
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Studies have shown that 95% of problems experienced by Avaya server systems are self-corrected and
occur without affecting the customer. All systems are provided with remote diagnostics capability, which
enables rapid troubleshooting and maintenance in the cases where the system cannot heal itself. This
sophisticated maintenance management implementation is the prerequisite to the high reliability of the
Communication Manager server family.
The maintenance philosophy is carried forward into the S8100, with its new subsystems maintenance
management needs added. For example, the following design elements help assure high availability of
the Windows 2000 Server operating system:
• A secondary on-board processor complex supports initialization, monitoring, and recovery
functions for all applications running on the Windows 2000 Server operating system. The
secondary processor takes corrective action when problems are detected in a way to minimize
user impact.
• DiskKeeper code is incorporated and runs regularly to eliminate disk fragmentation problems.
• Applications running on the operating system are thoroughly pretested to assure proper
performance. This operating system is closed to any applications other than the manufacturerprovided ones to avoid interference of operation.
• The Windows 2000 Server event log is proactively scanned for potential service affecting items.
If found, alarms are generated, and, if necessary, a service technician is dispatched.
As another example, the new cabinet uses a three fan, hot replaceable, assembly. The fans automatically
sense temperature and adjust their operating speed accordingly. If one fan fails, the other two speed up
and are more than adequate to provide sufficient cooling for weeks (or more). In parallel, an alarm is
created that dispatches a technician to replace the fan unit.
Co-resident applications running on the Windows 2000 Server operating system reduce cost and
complexity by eliminating unnecessary boxes, cabling, and administration tasks. The result is a system
that is easier to install and configure than traditional solutions with less risk of error. The Avaya Site
Administration tool, which is a purchase option with the Avaya VisAbility™ Management Suite,
simplifies the task of configuring the S8100 and INTUITY AUDIX and, in turn, reduces the likelihood of
down time from administration errors.
S8100 provides a common communications solution featuring business communication, multimedia
messaging, call accounting, and system management applications. The system is small in footprint and
line size and the single-cabinet platform allows applications to work together, eliminating cost and
complexity.
S8100 offers superior reliability over traditional solutions for smaller businesses. Unnecessary boxes,
cabling, and administration tasks are eliminated. The result is a system that is easier to install and
configure than traditional solutions, with less risk of error.
S8100 also provides:
• System survival of minor power disruptions without service interruption.
• Automatic restoration of the last saved version following a power outage.
• Scheduled centralized backups of critical system information at remote sites. In an emergency,
multiple copies of translations, INTUITY AUDIX subscriber information, and the Windows 2000
Server registry are available. Saved information can be quickly restored.
• IP trunk fail-over to the PSTN (QOS thresholds can be set to drive shift to and from PSTN).
• Option of Emergency Transfer equipment that cuts up to 6 analog lines directly through to CO
analog trunks.
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Telephones for the global marketplace
2
Desktop & console solutions
The communications needs of people in your company vary widely. Some may require only basic
telephone service. Others may need effective messaging services or high-speed data communications and
access to a variety of host and personal computers.
Avaya S8100 Media Server brings voice communications, data communications, and messaging together
on the desktop, which enables you to customize the types of service for various users.
NOTE:
Some applications and products described here may not be available in some countries.
Please check with your local distributor for further information about the features and
applications available to you.
Telephones for the global marketplace
A wide variety of telephones, ranging from basic single-line to sophisticated digital service that integrates
voice and data communications, are available with S8100 Media Server. You can incorporate a mixture of
telephone types based on user job function. All of the telephones are easy to use and provide the ability to
tap into the power of S8100.
S8100 supports three basic families of telephones – Digital Communications Protocol (DCP), Analog,
and Internet Protocol (IP). These terms describe how each type of telephone communicates with
theS8100 Media Server. These families of telephones are designed to accommodate the types of
communications various users require. All telephones have touch-tone dialing and the message-waiting
lamp for notification of messages.
The IP and DCP sets use digital transmission for integrated voice, data, and control signals. These
telephones provide a rich array of time-saving and value-adding features.
With help from our many global customers, Avaya has developed the 4600-, 6400-, 8400-, and 6200series telephones to meet the demand for telephones in the global marketplace.
IP telephones
4600-series telephones
The Avaya IP telephones bring the rich features and functions of Avaya Communication Manager
directly to the desktop. The 4600-series IP telephones are highly integrated, high function standardsbased IP end points. They are designed for superior audio quality with full duplex speakerphone and echo
cancellation capability. A universal serial bus and an infrared port are built in, ready to support future
applications.
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The 4600-series IP telephones can be used with static or dynamic addressing. Dynamic addressing
requires a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server. Dynamic addressing is one key to
reducing phone reconfiguration expenses incurred due to moves. Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) is
supported and allows firmware to be upgraded over the LAN. A TFTP server will be provided free of
charge to customers so that they can benefit from future upgrades.
S8100 supports the following 4600-series telephones:
• The 4602 IP telephone is an economical telephone with two programmable call
appearance/feature keys, ten fixed feature buttons, and display.
• 4606 IP telephone is a digital, single- line telephone with 6 call appearance/feature buttons and a
2-line by 16-character display. The 4606 has a built-in 2-way speakerphone and can be wall
mounted. There are no soft keys associated with the display.
• 4612 IP telephone is a digital, multiline telephone that has 12 call appearance/ feature buttons and
a 2-line by 24-character display. The 4612 has 12 additional features that are accessible via the 2line by 24-character display and are selected by the four display- associated soft keys. The 4612
has a built-in 2-way speakerphone and can be wall mounted.
• The 4620 IP telephone is cost effective and provides a large screen graphic display, paperless
button labels, call log, speed dial, 24 programmable feature keys, Web browser, and full duplex
speakerphone.
• 4624 IP telephone is a digital, multiline telephone that has 24 call appearance/ feature buttons and
a 2-line by 24-character display. This telephone is designed for the busy executive or executive
assistant who requires extensive call handling and call coverage flexibility. The 4624 has 12
additional features that are accessible via the 2-line by 24-character display and are selected by
the four display-associated soft keys. The 4624 has a built-in 2-way speakerphone and can be wall
mounted.
• The 4630 IP Screenphone is a full color, touch screen Web access IP telephone with six telephony
applications including phone features, call log, speed dial, LDAP directory, voice mail, and web
access.
Requirements
The 4600-series telephones require the TN2302 IP Media Processor circuit pack for the audio capability.
They also require the TN799C Control-LAN (C-LAN) circuit pack for the signaling capability.
IP Softphones
IP Softphones extend the level of Communication Manager services. They turn a PC or a laptop into an
advanced telephone. Users can place calls, take calls, and handle multiple calls on their PCs. For a
discussion of the types of Softphones available with IP Solutions for S8100, see IP Softphone in Chapter
8, “IP telephony applications”.
DCP telephones
The following DCP telephones are available:
• 6400-series digital telephones
• 8400-series digital telephones
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6400-series digital telephones
The 6400-series digital telephones are versatile 2-wire DCP telephones that support all of the key/hybrid
features of S8100. These telephones have a new, global design and include the following additional
features:
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Date and time display.
Feature button that allows switchhook control of a headset.
Conference, Transfer, Hold, and Last Number Dialed fixed feature buttons.
Group Listen capability that allows you to use your handset or headset while others in the room
listen via a speakerphone. This 2-way handset, 1-way speaker mode allows you to serve as a
spokesperson for a group.
• Station User Administration capability that allows you to program certain features on the
telephone yourself.
• Whisper Page that allows an assistant to announce a second call to a company official during an
active call on the official’s telephone. The announcement is heard only by the official.
• Auto Call Times that allows each call to be timed automatically upon answer. The elapsed call
displays on the telephone. The timer is stopped automatically when a call is ended or placed on
hold.
The 6400 Tip/Ring Module enables a 6400-series analog adjunct, such as a fax machine or modem to
operate independently on 12 channels with its own extension.
6400-series DCP telephones
S8100 supports the following 6400-series DCP telephones:
• 6402 telephone
The 6402 telephone is a digital, single-line DCP telephone without a display; it can be wall
mounted. This cost-effective, entry-level telephone is designed for users with basic call handling
requirements. The 6402 is ideal for areas where there is minimum use, such as reception areas,
copy rooms, file rooms, or warehouse locations. This telephone has a Feature button for accessing
up to 12 system features and a built-in, 1-way (listen-only) speakerphone that facilitates off-hook
dialing and listening to voice mail or broadcast messages.
• 6402D telephone
The 6402D telephone is a digital, single-line DCP telephone with a 2-line by 16- character
display. This telephone has a Feature button for accessing up to 12 system features. The 6402D
has a 1-way (listen-only) speakerphone and can be wall mounted. There are no soft keys
associated with the display.
• 6408+ telephone
The 6408+ telephone is a digital, multiline DCP telephone that has 8 call appearance/feature
buttons. This telephone has no display and can be wall mounted. The 6408+ is designed for users
who need multiline appearances and extensive features. The 6408+ has a built-in 2-way
speakerphone and programmable keys so users can access more system features from the
telephone.
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• 6408D+ telephone
The 6408D+ telephone is a digital, multiline DCP telephone that has 8 call appearance/feature
buttons and a 2-line by 24-character display. This telephone is designed for users who need
multiple line appearances and extensive features. The 6408D+ has 12 additional features that are
accessible via the 2-line by 24-character display and are selected by the four display-associated
soft keys. The 6408D+ has a built-in 2-way speakerphone and can be wall mounted.
• 6416D+ telephone
The 6416D+ telephone is a digital, multiline DCP telephone that has 16 call appearance/feature
buttons and a 2-line by 24-character display. This telephone is designed for users with call
coverage responsibilities who need multiline appearances and extensive features. The 6416D+
has 12 additional features that are accessible via the 2-line by 24-character display and are
selected by the four display-associated soft keys. A 24-button expansion module can be added to
provide 24 additional auxiliary buttons. (The 24-button expansion module requires power from
the station or the closet.) The 6416D+ has a built-in 2-way speakerphone and can be wall mounted
when not used with the 24-button expansion module.
• 6416D+M telephone
The 6416D+M telephone is a digital, multiline DCP telephone that has 16 call appearance/feature
buttons and a 2-line by 24-character display. This telephone is designed for users with call
coverage responsibility who need multiline appearances and extensive features. The 6416D+M
has 12 additional features that are accessible via the 2-line by 24-character display and are
selected by the four display-associated soft keys.
A 24-button expansion module can be added to provide 24 additional auxiliary buttons. (The 24button expansion module requires power from the station or the closet.) The 6416D+M allows
you to install a 100A Tip/Ring module, providing a connection between the telephone and such
analog adjuncts as modems, fax machines, analog conference-quality speakerphones, answering
machines, and TDD machines commonly used by the hearing impaired. The 6416D+M has a
built-in 2-way speakerphone and can be wall mounted. The 6416D+M also has a built-in headset
jack.
• 6424D+ telephone
The 6424D+ telephone is a digital, multiline DCP telephone that has 24 call appearance/feature
buttons and a 2-line by 24-character display. This telephone is designed for the busy executive or
executive assistant who requires extensive call handling and call coverage flexibility. The
6424D+ has 12 additional features that are accessible via the 2-line by 24-character display and
are selected by the four display-associated soft keys. The 6424D+ has a built-in 2-way
speakerphone and can be wall mounted. A 24-button expansion module can be added to provide
24 additional auxiliary buttons. (The 24-button expansion module requires power from the station
or the closet.)
• 6424D+M telephone
The 6424D+M telephone is a digital, multiline DCP telephone that has 24 call appearance/feature
buttons and a 2-line by 24-character display. This telephone is designed for the busy executive or
executive assistant who requires extensive call handling and call coverage flexibility. The
6424D+M has 12 additional features that are accessible via the 2-line by 24-character display and
are selected by the four display-associated soft keys. The 6424D+M allows you to install a 100A
Tip/Ring module, providing a connection between the telephone and such analog adjuncts as
modems, fax machines, analog conference-quality speakerphones, answering machines, and TDD
machines commonly used by the hearing impaired. The 6424D+M has a built-in 2-way
speakerphone and can be wall mounted. A 24-button expansion module can be added to provide
24 additional auxiliary buttons. (The 24-button expansion module requires power from the station
or the closet.) The 6424D+M also has a built-in headset jack.
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Requirements
The 6400-series telephones are supported by the following 2-wire DCP circuit packs:
• TN2224 (24-port circuit pack)
• TN2214 (international 24-port circuit pack)
8400-series digital telephones
The 8400-series telephones are versatile 2-wire/4-wire DCP telephones that offer flexibility and cost
savings and support most of the key/hybrid features of S8100. (Table 3, Differences between 6400- and
8400-series telephones, on page 36 shows the differences between the 8400- and 6400-series telephones.)
These telephones detect automatically whether they are plugged into a 2-wire or 4-wire digital line circuit
card.
NOTE:
The 8400-series telephones are not offered with S8100 systems sales. However, you can
purchase the 8410D+ from Avaya.
S8100 supports the following 8400-series telephones:
• 8403 telephone
The 8403 is a 3-line telephone without a display that can be wall mounted. This telephone has a
built-in, 1-way (listen-only) speakerphone and three programmable buttons.
• 8405B telephone
The 8405B is a 5-line telephone without a display and that can be wall mounted. The 8405B has a
built-in 1-way speaker and programmable keys.
• 8405D+ telephone
The 8405D+ is a 5-line telephone with a 2-line, 24-character display that can be wall mounted.
This telephone has a built-in 2-way speaker and programmable keys.
• 8410B telephone
The 8410B is a 10-line telephone without a display that can be wall mounted. The 8410B has a
built-in 2-way speakerphone and programmable keys.
• 8410D telephone
The 8410D is a 10-line telephone with a 2-line, 24-character display. The 8410D has 12 additional
features that are accessible via the 2-line by 24-character display and are selected by the four
display-associated soft keys. This telephone can be wall mounted.
• 8411D telephone
The 8411D is a 10-line telephone with a 2-line, 24-character display. This telephone is an
enhanced version of the 8410D telephone that has a built-in RJ11C jack, which provides an
interface to analog telephone devices (such as a telecopier or a modem) and an RS232 data
interface for PassageWay Direct Connection. The 8411D has a built-in 2-way speakerphone and
programmable keys. The 8411D has 12 additional features that are accessible via the 2-line by 24character display and are selected by the 4 display-associated soft keys. This telephone cannot be
wall mounted.
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• 8434DX telephone
The 8434DX telephone is a 34-button telephone with a 2-line, 40-character display. The 8434DX
has a built-in 2-way speakerphone and programmable keys. The 8434DX has 12 additional
features that are accessible via the 2-line by 40-character display and are selected by the four
display-associated soft keys. A 24-button expansion module can be added. (The 24-button
expansion module requires power from the station or the closet.)
Table 3: Differences between 6400- and 8400-series telephones
Feature
6400-series
telephones
8400-series
telephones
Whisper Page
Yes
Yes
Group Page
Yes
Yes
Bridged appearances
Yes
Yes
Personal CO line appearances
Yes
Yes
Directed Call Pick-Up
Yes
Yes
Group listening
Yes
No
Station user administration
Yes
No
Time/day default
Yes
No
Pull-out tray
Yes
No
Headset without handset offhook
Yes
No
Dual-purpose NEXT button
Yes
No
Auxiliary jack
No
Yes
Tip/ring interface
6416D+M and
6424D+M only
Yes (8411)
2- and 4-wire
2-wire only
Yes
RS-232 CTI interface
No
Yes (8411)
AD labeling
Yes
Yes
Active dialing
Yes
Yes
Context-sensitive help
Yes
Yes
Automatic timer
Yes
No
Requirements
The 8400-series telephones are compatible with all 2- and 4-wire DCP circuit packs.
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Wireless handsets for X-Station Mobility
Analog (single-line) telephones
Single-line telephones are an economical choice for users who do not handle many calls and do not use
modems and fax machines extensively.
All signals between analog telephones and the Communication Manager server are analog over a pair of
wires. Only one incoming call can ring at a time, but the telephone can actually handle two calls – one
active and one on hold.
Depending on the particular telephone, you can alternate between two calls or set up a three-way
conference using the switchhook or flash button. You can accessS8100 voice features either by entering
access codes from your touch-tone keypad or by pressing feature buttons.
6200-series analog telephones
The 6200-series telephones are single-line, analog telephones.
There are three 6200-series telephones available:
• 6210 telephone
The 6210 telephone is a single-line analog telephone that can be wall mounted. This telephone has
a built-in Data jack that allows a user to bridge a fax machine, modem, or laptop computer onto
the single analog line.
• 6218 telephone
The 6218 telephone is a single-line analog telephone that can be wall mounted. This telephone has
a built-in Data jack that allows a user to bridge a fax machine, modem, or laptop computer onto
the single analog line. The 6218 also has 8 speed dial buttons and a 2-way speakerphone. The
6218 telephone is available in the United States only.
• 6220 telephone
The 6220 telephone is a single-line analog telephone that can be wall mounted. This telephone has
a built-in data jack that allows a user to bridge a fax machine, modem, or laptop computer onto
the single analog line. The 6220 also has 10 speed dial buttons and a 2-way speakerphone.
Wireless handsets for X-Station Mobility
X-Station Mobility allows remote users to access switch features. That is, X-Station Mobility allows
certain OEM wireless telephones remoted over a PRI trunk interface to be controlled by theS8100 as if
the telephones were directly connected to the switch. The telephones are administered to be of the type
“X-Mobile” and have additional administration information on the station form that assigns the
capabilities of a remote station to the associated PRI trunk group. The wireless telephones thus have
access to such Communication Manager features as call-associated display, bridging, message waiting,
call redirection, and so forth.
The X-Station Mobility feature offers the following enhancements:
• Cluster ID Administration – assigns and reuses cluster IDs based on the radio controller. It
significantly eases provisioning of DEFINITY Wireless Business Systems (DWBS) having more
than 32 radio controllers.
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• Increased Radio Controller Capacity – increases the maximum number of DWBS radio
controllers from 50 to 150 to support customers with large, multiple building locations.
Associated radio controllers can be placed in different port networks. However, the radio
controllers must be isolated from one another to avoid interference.
• Large Displays – provides for all of the S8100 call information to be displayed. The information
can be formatted to fit a variety of display dimensions, and formatting is administered through a
field on the station form.
Teleconferencing products
SoundStation audioconferencing systems
Avaya’s SoundStation and SoundStation EX audioconferencing systems enable a group of people in a
conference room to share their conversation with others through a telephone connection. The
Soundstation equipment permits natural conversation among many people – whether strong or soft, or
from a standing or sitting position.
• SoundStation – Three microphones and a digitally tuned speaker provide 360-degree coverage,
whether you use the system in an office or a conference room. It connects to an analog telephone
line. The built-in keypad includes a mute button and a flash key. An additional port allows you to
connect the speakerphone to a tape recorder.
• SoundStation EX – This system includes all the features and functions of the SoundStation. It
accommodates larger conferences by including two palm-sized external microphones that can be
positioned up to 6 feet (1.8 m) on either side of the center console. An optional wireless
microphone is available for stand-up presenters. See Figure 2, Soundstation EX with external
microphones, on page 38 for an illustration of the SoundStation EX with External Microphones.
Figure 2: Soundstation EX with external microphones
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Attendant consoles
Attendant consoles
To increase the effectiveness of attendants handling calls, S8100 offers the following tools:
• DEFINITY 302D Attendant Console (requires connectivity to a 2-wire DCP circuit pack)
• Avaya Softconsole Release 1
DEFINITY attendant console
The DEFINITY 302D attendant console is a digital call-handling station with push-button control that
enables call attendants to answer, place, and manage calls and monitor selected system operations. The
Attendant Display shows call-related information that helps the attendant operate the console. Attendants
may select one of several available display languages.
Avaya Softconsole Release 1
The Avaya SoftconsoleTM is a software application that enables call attendants to handle incoming calls
efficiently using a personal computer. Using the familiar Microsoft Windows interface, attendants can
easily track how long callers have been on hold and for whom they are waiting. Attendants can monitor
up to six calls at once. They need not fumble with pen and paper when handling calls, as they can make
notes on their computers about what each caller needs. Having the call-processing software on the same
computer with spreadsheet, word-processing, or other software enables attendants to stay productive
between calls.
Your company directory is displayed on screen with busy extensions shaded. A variety of search
functions are available, so attendants can find names and extensions easily. Online telephone
identification enables attendants to identify employees quickly. Calls are transferred with the press of a
button. Online help makes it easy for attendants to remind themselves how to use the system.
The Avaya Softconsole is easily customized, so even if attendants from different shifts share the same
computer, they can each preserve their preferences in the call-processing environment. The Avaya
Softconsole is available in English, Dutch, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese. For
example, if a Spanish-speaking attendant takes over for a French-speaking attendant, a single press of a
button converts all labels, error messages, and online help to Spanish.
Requirements
The following requirements must be met for the Avaya Softconsole to function properly:
• An IBM-compatible personal computer with:
— A Pentium-based, 100 megahertz or higher processor
— A minimum of 16 megabytes (MB) of random-access memory (RAM)
— A minimum of 4 MB of read-only memory (ROM)
— A 3.5-inch diskette drive
— An available COM port
— Sufficient hard disk space. The space required to support PC Console depends on the
number of users you are supporting, the amount of information stored for each person, and
whether you will include each person’s photograph in PC Console.
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• Any of the following operating systems:
— Microsoft Windows 95
— Microsoft Windows NT
— Windows 98
— Windows 2000
• A 2- or 4-wire DCP telephone with a PassageWay® adapter, a CALLMASTER® IV, a
CALLMASTER VI, a 6424D+M telephone, or a 6416D+M telephone.
• Local adjunct power (depending on your telephone)
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The Avaya S8100 Media Server with an Avaya G600 Media Gateway provides the following equipment
to supplement the services and features:
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Power systems
On hold and delayed announcement systems
Headsets
Audio and visual paging
Alerts and sensors
Speakerphones
Security devices
Call Accounting systems
Power systems
Avaya offers the following solutions to provide power for equipment and protection from power
disturbances or disasters:
• Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS)
A UPS safeguards your S8100 and associated hardware and applications from utility power
irregularities. During a power failure, the UPS battery activates and supplies power for a limited
amount of time. This line of UPSs offers advanced battery management and hot-swappable
extended battery modules and comes in a 2U-high rack-mounted unit.
• Surge Protectors
Surge protectors help protect PCs, fax machines, and other equipment from electrical surge
damage. Alternating Current (AC) Protectors prevent voltage surges from entering the system via
the AC utility line. Line Protectors prevent voltage surges from entering the system via incoming
central office lines or via wiring for phones that extend to or from another building.
• Terminal Power Supplies
Terminal power supplies provide local power for phones and adjuncts that require additional
power, such as DCP phones with headset adapters or adjunct speakerphones. Types of power
supplies include
— a desktop AC power module (North American standards)
— 1151A global AC Ethernet-powered module battery backup (optional)
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On-hold and delayed announcement systems
On-hold and delayed announcement systems
Avaya offers the following external announcement systems for S8100:
• Magic On Hold Express Systems
Magic On Hold Express systems provide businesses with fully customized, professionally
produced announcements for customer-specific “on hold” environments. The announcements are
delivered to your company from the production studio. Production options include legally
licensed background music and/or customized information messages that play when a caller is
placed on hold or in queue.
• Magic On Hold Systems
Magic On Hold systems provide businesses up to 3 minutes of continuous radio programming for
customer-specific requirements. Production options include legally licensed background music
and/or customized information messages that play when a caller is placed on hold or in queue.
• Professional Announcement Recordings
Professional Announcement Recordings (PARs) enhance Auto Attendant, Automatic Call
Distribution (ACD), and Integrated Voice Response (IVR) applications. PARs greet and guide
business callers using crisp, clear, concise voice messages that optimize a caller’s personal
perception of automated communications. Callers hear professional productions that deliver
important information.
• Delay Announcement Systems
Delay announcement systems serve announce only, information announcement, in-queue
announcement, and broadcast messaging for businesses with automatic messaging applications.
These systems occupy callers during the call process.
Headsets
Headsets help increase productivity in telephone-intensive work assignments. Headsets are proven to
reduce neck strain and muscle tension when telephones are used at least 3 hours per day. Avaya provides
a complete product line for Call Center, traditional business office, computer telephony, and mobile
applications.
Audio and visual paging
Avaya’s overhead voice paging equipment allows telephone users to make announcements by speaking
into a telephone handset. S8100 supports as many as 9 paging zones, and 1 zone can be set up to activate
every zone at the same time. A zone is the location of the loudspeakers: for example, conference rooms,
warehouses, or storerooms.
Visual paging includes indoor LED message display signboards, wireless keyboards for sign
programming, connector kits for integrating with the PagePac Plus equipment, and optional software for
“ad-hoc” visual message programming.
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Alerts and sensors
Alerts and sensors
Avaya provides a complete product line of alerts and sensors for your business. With alert devices, you
can select the type of sound for incoming calls, such as bell, horn, or chime sounds. Or, you can use
visual signals such as flashing lights to indicate a ringing call, a voice mailbox message, or a voice paging
message.
Sensors detect and analyze central office ringing signals to determine if the signal is a standard voice,
data, or fax call. Once it determines the type of signal, the sensor device routes the call to the appropriate
end point.
External speakerphones
External speakerphones provide total telephone operation without using a handset. Turning on a
speakerphone is equivalent to lifting a handset when placing or answering a call. Turning off the
speakerphone is equivalent to hanging up the handset. Although the majority of Avaya phones have builtin speakerphones, external speakerphones are preferred for applications such as conference calls.
Security devices
Avaya provides the following security devices:
• Access Security Gateway (ASG)
The Access Security Gateway (ASG) is a built-in authentication feature that offers a more secure
alternative to static login passwords for remote access toS8100. Using an encryption algorithm,
the Access Security Gateway uses session-based challenge and response technology to limit
access to theremote maintenance and administration port, system administration terminal, and
NET CON channels. See Installation and Upgrades for Avaya S8100 Media Server with the
Avaya G600 and CMC1 Media Gateways (555-233-146) for information on how to administer
this feature.
• Remote Port Security Device
The Remote Port Security Device (RPSD) is a single-line dial-up port protection system that
prevents unauthorized access to a host resource. Host resource dial-up ports are protected by the
installation of the RPSD lock on the analog telephone line leading to the port. Access is provided
only when the calling party uses the RPSD key, a unit that is installed on the analog telephone line
at the calling party’s end.
The RPSD works with all data communications protocols and can be used in the following
applications:
— Protecting organizations with remote and home offices that communicate over the public
telephone network via dial-up lines
— Safeguarding companies that administer their communication and voice processing
systems remotely from a centralized site, helping to ensure that critical network routing
information, traffic data, and PBX feature translations are not compromised
— Controlling dial-up access by a supplier that provides remote maintenance services
ensuring that only the service provider has access to the maintenance ports.
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Call accounting systems
Call accounting systems
NOTE:
Call accounting systems (CAS) do not run co-resident on theS8100 platform. They are
supported only if they can interface to the S8100 for CDR records and be able to retrieve
data over LAN.
Avaya provides the following call accounting systems to reduce service expenses, optimize resources,
assign costs, and identify abuse. These products aid in clearly understanding these issues and
communicating them to others.
eCAS
eCAS is a totally Web-based call accounting system designed to help reduce telecom costs and improve
workplace productivity. The system’s user interface looks and functions like a Web site, using hyperlinks,
reports distributed by email, and a search engine to simplify every call accounting task. eCAS call
accounting software is for general businesses, ranging from 25 to 20,000 extensions at one to 100
locations. It provides essential user-definable reports, giving you the ability to analyze usage trends. It
also simplifies cost allocation, generates telecom fraud alarms, and is accessible virtually everywhere
using a standard Web browser.
eCAS Lite
eCAS Lite software is designed specifically to serve the needs of small businesses. It's a complete, offthe-shelf product that is easy-to-use and customer installable. Although eCAS has a reduced feature set, it
provides the same user interface as eCAS and is the ideal solution for single switch environments with up
to 100 extensions. eCAS Lite comes complete with V&H coordinate tables, local and AT&T Basic
International Rates so you can easily define and manage your rate plans at no additional cost.
Quantum Series
The Quantum Series is a suite of telemanagement applications. This powerful client/server-based system
enables large enterprise businesses to manage voice, data, and converged infrastructure and related costs
in one fully integrated system. This solution allows customization to meet the specific requirements of
large, sophisticated customers. The suite is comprised of modules that can be used as standalone systems,
or part of a larger integrated platform. The modules include: Cable-Master Connectivity Management,
Directory/Directory Assistance, Call-Master Call Accounting; Phone Bill Management, Asset and
Inventory Management, and Consolidated Billing, which facilitates integration with general ledger
systems.
INTUITY Call Accounting
INTUITY Call Accounting is fully integrated on the INTUITY platform. It is geared to meet the needs of
low-end Communication Manager server and MERLIN LEGEND® customers. It provides a full range of
reporting capabilities including organization reports for bill-back, account code reports for client billing,
tracking of ISDN, ANI, abandoned calls and demographics, as well as busy trunk utilization.
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Infortel for Windows Lodging
Infortel for Windows Lodging interfaces with almost any Property Management System (PMS) on the
market to provide you with powerful PC-based telemanagement. Automated night reports give you the
precise information you need. Built-in alarms alert property management if the PBX stops producing
CDR to help prevent you from losing revenue. In case of PMS malfunction, the system will store your
records until the PMS becomes available. The system also allows you to offer flexible pricing plans for
guests.
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Application overview of INTUITY AUDIX
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INTUITY AUDIX messaging
system
Fewer than 30% of person-to-person business calls reach the intended party on the first attempt. This
makes the day-to-day business communications frustrating and can impact productivity. Integration of
communications with Avaya’s INTUITYTM AUDIX® messaging system helps ensure that calls are not
lost.
In addition to call-answer capability, INTUITY AUDIX provides new opportunities through multimedia
messaging. A multimedia message can include text, voice, and fax components. Multimedia messaging
allows users to mail a single message to persons on a mailing list, send a message with multiple
components to other subscribers, or categorize and store messages for later reference.
This section provides a high-level overview of INTUITY AUDIX and describes its application and
features within S8100. This section includes:
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Application overview
Additional sources of information
Accessing INTUITY AUDIX administration
Features of INTUITY AUDIX
Application overview of INTUITY AUDIX
INTUITY AUDIX is a multimedia messaging application on the S8100 platform that allows users to
integrate voice, text, fax messages, and binary files into a single message.
For example, a sales manager who wants to inform a distributed sales force of a new compensation plan
can send a message with both voice and text. The voice component might be, “This message is going to
all members of the Northeast Sales region. Congratulations on your excellent results last year. As of
January 1st, the compensation plan for new product sales will be changed. Please print the attached text
message for detailed information.” The text message could be created in Message Manager and specify
the plan details.
Additional sources of information
The following additional information for administering INTUITY AUDIX is available:
• INTUITY AUDIX System Administration documentation on the S8100 server documentation
CD
• The Message Manager Installation chapter in Installation and Upgrades for the Avaya S8100
Media Server with the Avaya G600 and CMC1 Media Gateways (555-233-146)
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Accessing INTUITY AUDIX administration
• INTUITY AUDIX help topics in the Avaya Site Administration online help application
• Command Line Administration Quick Reference on the Avaya S8100 Media Server
Configuration documentation CD
The Avaya S8100 Media Server documentation CD contains the following information:
• Messaging Solutions Quick Reference Guide
• INTUITY AUDIX Wallet Card
• Message Manager Quick Reference Guide
Accessing INTUITY AUDIX administration
INTUITY AUDIX administration tools can be accessed one of two ways:
• Through the Avaya Site Administration application
• Dialing directly to the INTUITY AUDIX application using Telnet or a terminal emulator that uses
Telnet
Using Avaya Site Administration
To establish a connection for INTUITY AUDIX administration:
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On the Avaya Site Administration window browser, click Tasks tab, then click Add System.
Click Add Voice Mail System.
Choose a name for INTUITY AUDIX in Avaya Site Administration in the System Name field.
NOTE:
Your telecommunications manager can assign a name or you can choose a name. The
name will appear in the Tree tab.
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Indicate the connection method:
— Modem or data module
— Direct serial port connection
— LAN connection
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When prompted by the Add Voice Mail System Wizard, provide additional information about the
connection.
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Indicate automatic or manual Avaya Site Administration login to INTUITY AUDIX each time
you login.
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If Avaya Site Administration automatically logs in, enter the INTUITY AUDIX login and
password information.
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Review and test the Avaya Site Administration
connection
To review and test the Avaya Site Administration connection:
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Review the Voice Mail System Summary and make any needed corrections.
Click Test to try the connection.
If the connection works, Avaya Site Administration displays the login prompt or the INTUITY
AUDIX Command Prompt screen. If the connection does not work, Avaya Site Administration
displays an error dialog box with troubleshooting information.
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Click Next and Finish.
Click the Tree tab and confirm that it displays in the tree.
To later change the voice mail system or connection information, right-click Voice Mail System
in the Avaya Site Administration Tree tab and choose properties.
Add as many systems as desired to Avaya Site Administration. If connecting to systems directly using
serial ports, you can connect as many switches or INTUITY AUDIX systems that have ports. If
connecting to systems over a network, you can connect to as many systems as needed.
To connect to INTUITY AUDIX administration:
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On the Avaya Site Administration browser pane of the Avaya Site Administration window, click
the Tree tab.
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Right-click the INTUITY AUDIX system you want to administer.
In the pull-down menu, select 4410 Emulation or 513 Emulation.
At the login: prompt enter login/user name.
At the password: prompt, enter your password.
At the TERM: prompt, click F7 (Continue).
The system displays the INTUITY AUDIX Command Prompt screen.
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For more information see the following documentation on the S8100 server documentation CD.
— INTUITY AUDIX System Administration
— Command Line Administration Quick Reference
— Online help topics available from INTUITY AUDIX administration screens
Using Telnet to access INTUITY AUDIX
administration
To access INTUITY AUDIX via Telnet or another terminal emulator:
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Set up a connection to local Telnet or other terminal emulator using the following information:
— Local machine name for host name
— Specified port number for port
— VT100 for Term type
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Enter a password at the password: prompt.
At the TERM prompt: enter a terminal type, such as vt100, 4410, or 514.
The system displays the INTUITY AUDIX Command Prompt screen.
For more information about using Telnet, see Chapter 2, “Connectivity and Access” in Installation and
Upgrades for the Avaya S8100 Media Server with the G600 and CMC1 Media Gateways (555-233-146).
Features of INTUITY AUDIX
The following INTUITY AUDIX features allow users to send, receive, and organize voice, text, and fax
messages:
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Voice Mailbox
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Message Manager
Fax Messaging
Automated Attendant
Bulletin Board
CornerStone Software
Voice messaging
The INTUITY AUDIX messaging system software permits recording and exchanging voice messages
with other users. It contains stored voice prompts that help users create, send, retrieve, answer, save, or
forward spoken messages. The feature also answers calls for users who are busy or unavailable. In
addition to a personal answering service, INTUITY AUDIX can be used as a messenger to individuals or
groups, as an information service, as an office receptionist, or as an automated attendant.
Users and callers instruct the INTUITY AUDIX messaging system feature by pressing touch-tone keys in
response to detailed voice prompts.
Nuances and inflection are integral parts of person-to-person communication. The INTUITY AUDIX
software uses a high-quality voice-encoding algorithm known as Code-Excited Linear Prediction (CELP)
to capture the nuances and subtle inflections of the human voice.
Voice Messaging is similar to an electronic mail system in that messages can be sent to other individuals
or groups without directly calling the recipient. The message is stored in the recipient’s INTUITY
AUDIX mailbox. Recipients can access stored messages at their convenience.
Voice Messaging enables a user to:
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Send messages to other INTUITY AUDIX and Message Manager users
Listen to messages received from other INTUITY AUDIX and Message Manager users
Forward messages received with comments attached
Reply to messages received from other INTUITY AUDIX and Message Manager users
Create mailing lists containing up to 250 recipients
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In addition to basic capabilities, the Outcalling function of INTUITY AUDIX messaging system allows
the feature to:
• Automatically place a call from INTUITY AUDIX to a user when messages are waiting
• Specify the number to be called by INTUITY AUDIX when messages are waiting (may be an
office, home, car, or pager)
Call Answering
Call Answering answers a call and records a message when the user is unavailable. This function enables
the Voice Messaging feature to:
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Answer incoming calls
Create personal greetings for incoming calls
Disable call answer so that a caller hears a greeting, but cannot leave a message
Customize a set of standard greetings
Record up to 9 different personal greetings using the Multiple Personal Greeting function
Play a single greeting for all calls, or assign various personal greetings to play in response to
different types of calls, for example, internal and external, busy and no answer, or out-of-hours
Voice messaging languages
The INTUITY AUDIX messaging system feature provides a standard American English announcement
set. The announcement set can be replaced or augmented with a number of options, including nonEnglish languages and Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD). For the most recent list of
language alternatives, contact your Avaya account representative.
Multilingual support
Optional multilingual functions allow callers to interact with the INTUITY AUDIX application using
different languages. For example, callers can follow voice prompts in languages that may or may not
match the language of the people they are calling. An administrator can install up to 9 languages on the
INTUITY AUDIX application and operate them simultaneously.
Users can also record personal greetings in two different languages. Prompts are delivered in the selected
languages.
Customized announcements
Announcements comprise sets of spoken instructions or voice prompts in the INTUITY AUDIX
messaging system application. For example: “To access your mailbox, press star R.”
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Voice mailbox
A mailbox is a storage area on a computer disk for messages, personal greetings, and mailing lists.
INTUITY AUDIX users acquire a mailbox when they are administered on the application. Each user
accesses this mailbox with a private password.
Callers can leave messages in a user’s mailbox, but cannot perform other operations related to the user’s
mailbox. After a user logs in, the feature voices the name of the user and reports the number of new
messages received. Each message consists of a message header and a message body.
Incoming mailbox
Mailboxes are divided into two sections, the incoming mailbox, and the outgoing mailbox. The incoming
mailbox receives messages from other users, from the INTUITY AUDIX application, and from callers
redirected to the mailbox because no one answered. The user can save, delete, reply to, or forward
messages. There are three categories of incoming messages: New, Unopened, and Old. Table 4, Incoming
mailbox categories, on page 52 describes each category.
Table 4: Incoming mailbox categories
Category
Description
New
A message and header that a user has not listened to. The Message Waiting Indicator
(MWI) on the user’s telephone turns on when a new message is present and turns off
after the user has listened to it.
Unopened
A message where the header, but not the message itself, has been listened to. The
MWI does not stay on for this type of message.
Old
A message that the user has listened to but not deleted.
The system administrator can set the order in which these categories are played to the user.
Outgoing mailbox
The outgoing section of a mailbox stores messages that users create, send, or forward. In most cases,
messages remain in the outgoing section until delivered. Table 5, Outgoing mailbox categories, on page
52 describes the outgoing mailbox categories listed in default order. The INTUITY AUDIX administrator
can change this order.
Table 5: Outgoing mailbox categories
Category
Description
Filed
Messages that users create and save in the outgoing section of a mailbox. Users
can later access these messages to modify them, address and send them again, or
delete them.
Undelivered
Messages that have not been sent or messages scheduled for delivery at a future
date or time. Users can review, change, or cancel messages and their addresses at
any time before delivery.
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Table 5: Outgoing mailbox categories
Category
Description
Nondelivered
Messages that INTUITY AUDIX could not deliver. The application attempts to
deliver a message 10 times (or the administered number of times), then places the
message in this category. This usually indicates that the intended recipient’s
incoming mailbox is full, that the recipient’s application cannot recognize or
accept a message component (for example, is not fax-enabled), or that there were
transmission problems.
Nondeliverable
Messages defined as “nondeliverable” can be rescheduled for delivery with a new
address, or altered to allow forwarding, if needed.
Delivered
Message headers that identify messages delivered but not yet listened to or that
identify messages containing nondeliverable components. The latter type of
message header is an Incomplete Delivery header. For example, if a message
contains more than the four components allowable (that is, a voice, fax, text, and
file attachment), the additional components are not delivered, and the message
header indicates that a component was not delivered.
Accessed
Message headers that identify messages that have been listened to. A message is
considered accessed even if only the header has been listened to.
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TCP/IP
INTUITY AUDIX Transmission Control Program/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) provides the ability to
exchange messages with subscribers on other INTUITY AUDIX systems. The remote system can be next
to or geographically distant from the local S8100 system.
INTUITY AUDIX TCP/IP uses the proprietary INTUITY AUDIX digital protocol to exchange
messages, user profiles, and message-status information with other machines. The digital protocol uses a
digital file format, similar to a data-file transfer between two computer systems, to transmit the
information. Digitally transmitted messages are communicated quickly and with excellent sound quality.
TCP/IP allows you to exchange voice, fax, text messages, and attached files from other INTUITY
AUDIX systems. This enables a user to:
• Address messages by name only, known as name addressing. This function applies only to
administered remote recipients. Administered refers to remote users who have been entered in the
database of the local application.
• Include the names and telephone numbers of remote recipients in personal mailing lists.
Nonadministered remote recipients can be included only by telephone number.
• Hear the spoken name of the intended recipient. If the administrator has not recorded these names,
the user hears only the remote mailbox ID.
• Access the names and number directory (* * N) to look up telephone numbers by name.
• Assign aliases to remote recipients on systems administered for AUDIX TCP/IP. Administered
remote recipients can be included by name or by telephone number. Nonadministered remote
recipients can be included by telephone number only.
• Use automatic addressing to respond to incoming messages.
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TCP/IP enhances INTUITY AUDIX Messaging in many ways:
• Customers who exceed the capacity of one INTUITY AUDIX application at a single location can
network multiple machines. This enables users to exchange messages as if they were on the same
machine.
• Customers with business offices in more than one location, whether in the same building or in
different cities, can exchange messages with every location.
The following functions can be used for messages exchanged between remote users:
• The ability to play a recorded name, when addressing or receiving a message, if a name is
recorded for the remote user
• The ability to forward messages to one user or a group of users, respond to messages, and create
group mailing lists
The following are additional sources of information:
• INTUITY AUDIX System Administration documentation on the S8100 server documentation
CD
• Online help topics available from the TCP/IP browser screens
Avaya Message Manager
Avaya Message Manager is a combination of communications modules that function as one software
feature. Users can create, send, and receive compound messages containing multiple media types: voice,
fax, text, or file attachments to other users inside or outside the corporate environment.
NOTE:
Message Manager is provided as part of an S8100’s standard software package.
Message Manager is a Windows-based graphical user interface (GUI) that allows INTUITY AUDIX
application message headers to be viewed on a PC screen through a local area network (LAN)
connection. The INTUITY AUDIX application is called the “INTUITY AUDIX server” when it connects
to a LAN.
What distinguishes Message Manager from ordinary voice messaging products is the way users interact
with the feature. Users access information visually, instead of listening to voice prompts and using a
touch-tone keypad. Viewing message headers on-screen is faster for users because they can quickly view
who called, when, and why, without having to listen to prompts, press keys, or remember instructions.
The on-screen information helps users access and prioritize important data, more easily develop mailing
lists, and track multiple personal greetings.
Message Manager is available in the following languages:
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French
Spanish
Brazilian Portuguese
German
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Additional languages are being considered for future releases.
Message Manager includes the basic functions listed in Table 6, Message Manager functions and
descriptions, on page 55.
Table 6: Message Manager functions and descriptions
Function
Description
Send messages to
multiple recipients
You can create and send a message with one or more message components to
one or several people. The message is delivered as soon as possible or can be
scheduled for a later delivery time.
Addressing
You can send the message to just one person, to a list of people, or to someone
who is on a remote INTUITY AUDIX system.
Send faxes
The fax software for Message Manager is used to create and send a new fax
message. Creating a new fax is similar to printing a hard copy of your work in
another program.
Fax from other
applications
Although faxes can be stored in and sent from Message Manager, creating and
sending a new fax is actually done from any other Microsoft Windows
application that allows printing.
Create a custom fax
cover page
You can use the Fax Cover Page Designer to add text or bitmap graphics to the
fax cover page. You can also use the Designer to change the location and size
of the Message Manager text display areas.
Use the Outgoing
Folder
After a message is sent, you can check delivery status by opening the
Outgoing Folder. The Outgoing Folder lists all messages sent, the time sent,
and whether the recipient has received or accessed the message. Additional
information is available by double-clicking a message header in this folder.
Build Personal
Phonebook
You can use the Personal Phonebook in Message Manager to store “cards”
with the addresses of INTUITY AUDIX subscribers, as well as other numbers
and notes. As subscribers are added to the Phonebook, you can quickly add
them to an address list. The Personal Phonebook is stored on your PC and can
be used while working offline.
Build INTUITY
AUDIX lists
With INTUITY AUDIX lists, you can store the addresses of sets of people
you want to send simultaneous messages to, such as a project team or a
corporate department. You can quickly address a message to an entire address
list. INTUITY AUDIX lists are stored on the INTUITY AUDIX server and
are not available offline.
Work offline
If you work away from the office, you may want to edit messages you have
received or compose new messages, then later log in and send them during a
single call. This saves toll charges because an INTUITY AUDIX server
connection is not required, except when ready to send or receive messages.
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Table 6: Message Manager functions and descriptions
Function
Description
Minimize or lock
Message Manager
You can minimize Message Manager and still be notified of new messages.
Log in to Message Manager, then use standard Windows techniques to
minimize the program and keep it active. Later, you can restore the program to
retrieve messages or to create and send new messages.
A Lock function provides additional security. When you click the Lock
button, the application is minimized and requires your INTUITY AUDIX
password to be restored. Locking Message Manager prevents others from
accessing your INTUITY AUDIX mailbox. This function is inactive while
working offline.
Record your name
or greetings
When you install Message Manager, you can use the name and personal
greeting that were recorded through the INTUITY AUDIX telephone
interface. You can also select a menu option to record your name or display a
screen to record and manage greetings. The INTUITY AUDIX server uses the
choices you make in Message Manager for playing names or greetings to your
callers.
Outcalling
If you are away from the office, you can be notified of new INTUITY AUDIX
messages. Use the Outcalling function to enter a telephone number that the
INTUITY AUDIX server then dials to notify you of new messages.
Sound card
Message Manager uses an audio connection to your telephone to play or
record voice messages or greetings. However, you can use your computer’s
sound card with speakers and a microphone instead. This is the only way to
play or record voice messages while working offline.
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The following information is available to Message Manager users:
• Message Manager Quick Reference Guide, available on the S8100 server documentation CD
• Message Manager online help, available by selecting Contents from the Message Manager Help
menu
• A file customized just for your site, described in the Updating Your Site-Specific Information
section of the Message Manager Installation chapter in Installation and Upgrades for the Avaya
S8100 Media Server with the Avaya G600 and CMC1 Media Gateways (555-233-146).
FAX Messaging
The Avaya FAX Messaging feature combines the send and receive capabilities of a stand-alone fax
machine or fax modem on a PC with the capabilities of Avaya messaging. Besides sending, receiving,
and printing a fax over the telephone, a user can also forward a fax, annotate a fax with a voice message,
or send and broadcast a fax to multiple telephone users. These features allow a user to handle a fax
message just as they would a voice message.
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The following information can be provided to FAX Messaging users who have Message Manager:
• Message Manager Quick Reference Guide, available on the S8100 server documentation CD
• Message Manager online help, available by selecting Contents from the Message Manager Help
menu
The following information can be provided to FAX Messaging users who do not have Message Manager
• Messaging Solutions Quick Reference Guide, available on the S8100 server documentation CD
• Online help available from the telephone user interface by pressing * H or * 4 at any time
Fax Extended Dialing
The Fax Extended Dialing feature allows subscribers to send and print faxes to telephone numbers of up
to 23 digits. This extension benefits customers with subscriber communities who deliver faxes to
international locations. It also enables a shortcut key (* * 5) for all fax printing and sending. You control
what fax numbers subscribers can call by allowing or denying dial strings.
Fax Extended Dialing works with the INTUITY AUDIX telephone interface and with Message Manager
Release 4.6 and later. The Fax Extended Dialing feature is currently not available for subscribers who use
Message Manager Release 4.5.6 and earlier or the Aria on INTUITY AUDIX telephone interface.
Automated attendant
An automated attendant is an interactive telephone answering system. It answers incoming calls with a
prerecorded announcement and routes each one based on the caller’s response to menu options and
prompts.
The system administrator sets up an automated attendant so that callers hear a menu of options. Callers
indicate the desired menu option by pressing the corresponding touch-tone key. The automated attendant
executes the selected option. Callers from rotary or dial-pulse button telephones are, typically, told that
they can hold or call another number to speak with a live attendant.
An automated attendant menu system, or menu tree, can be designed to contain subordinate layers of
menus or bulletin boards. These sub-menus, or nested menus, play additional options, including a choice
leading to another nested menu.
The voiced menu options that callers hear are actually personal greetings that the administrator records
for the automated attendant’s extension. As with any personal greeting, the content of the message can be
changed. The Multiple Personal Greetings function provides different menus and options for different
types of callers.
If your messaging system has multiple language sets available, the menu options route callers to a submenu voiced entirely in another language. The Multiple Personal Greetings function can record menus in
various languages.
For more information on setting up and maintaining automated attendants, see the INTUITY AUDIX
System Administration documentation on the S8100 server documentation CD.
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Bulletin board
A bulletin board is an electronic messaging system. Callers dial the bulletin board’s telephone number
and the system answers and plays a recorded message. The major difference between a bulletin board and
an automated attendant is that a bulletin board does not have an option to route callers to a live attendant.
CornerStone software
The CornerStone software supports co-resident announcements.
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Call center
The Avaya S8100 Media Server’s call center applications efficiently connect each caller to the
appropriate representative. Before the call is routed, information is captured about the caller and
integrated with existing databases (see Chapter 6, “Computer Telephony Integration”). The combined
data is used to match the caller to an agent. Additional features politely inform callers waiting in queue (a
holding place for incoming calls) of the length of time it will take to process the call. Detailed call
statistics are constantly available to the agents and supervisors.
Calls into the S8100 Media Server’s call center are queued up and routed based on information the
system continually acquires. Each caller can be presented with a variety of options for leaving a voice
message, a fax, or monitoring the status of the call. Using CONVERSANT voice response software, the
system responds appropriately to spoken information.
The following are switch features:
• Automatic Call Distribution (ACD), which manages call traffic and workflow
• Basic Call Management System (BCMS), an optional product which provides call management
reporting for smaller call center operations
• Attendant Vectoring
• Call Center Basic, Call Center Deluxe, and Call Center Elite, which enable you to set up a call
center (switch)
• CentreVu Virtual Routing
• CentreVu Advocate
The following are PC applications:
• BCMS Vu, which enhances the capabilities of the Basic Call Management System
• CentreVu Computer Telephony (CT)
• CentreVu Call Management System (CMS)
CMS add-ons enhance CMS, and include:
— CentreVu Supervisor
— CentreVu Explorer II
— CentreVu Visual Vectors
CentreVu Compact Call Center Solutions packages are available in Basic and Enhanced versions.
S8100 provides an applications platform that consists of several elements. When these elements are
integrated to meet business requirements, advanced call distribution and management capabilities deliver
the performance and growth necessary for your business success.
NOTE:
Some applications and products are unavailable in some countries. Please check with your
local distributor for further information about which features and applications are
available to you.
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Automatic Call Distribution (ACD)
If your company has departments (such as sales, billing, or customer service) that handle large volumes
of incoming calls, you can benefit by using S8100’s powerful ACD capabilities. ACD is the basic
building block for call center applications.
ACD offers a method of distributing incoming calls efficiently and equitably among available employees
or agents. ACD also offers a number of ways to connect an agent to a call. For example, with most idle
agent distribution, an incoming call is routed to the agent who has been available for the longest time,
resulting in more balanced agent workload.
Agents in an ACD environment are assigned to a hunt group, a group of agents handling the same types
of calls. S8100 supports up to 99 different hunt groups. Each hunt group has associated trunks, stations,
recordings, and queues. You can assign many ACD features on a per-hunt group basis to meet the
different needs of diverse agent groups. You can link a telephone number to an ACD hunt group by
associating a published number (often an 800 number) with the hunt group’s extension number.
In the Figure 3, Basic example of Automatic Call Distribution, on page 60 example of a travel agency,
Hunt Group A receives calls only when agents are available since it has no queue. Calls to Hunt Group B
can be queued while agents are unavailable and then redirected to Hunt Group C if not answered within
an administrable time. Calls to Hunt Group C are redirected to INTUITY AUDIX if they are not
answered within an administrable time.
Figure 3: Basic example of Automatic Call Distribution
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Queues
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Group A: Business travel
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Automatic Call Distribution (ACD)
Communication Manager places all Automatic Call Distribution calls into a queue. Each call stays in the
queue until an agent becomes available, until an optional timed interval elapses, or until the caller
abandons. If the call has not been answered after an administrable period of time, an announcement can
be played for the queued caller. The call can then be connected to music to let the caller know that the call
has not been dropped, sent to a coverage path, or connected to another announcement.
You can set a maximum queue length in a group to anywhere from 0 to 200 calls, and establish a queue
warning level. If the preset maximum queue length is reached, additional incoming calls are redirected to
a call-coverage path (if administered), ensuring that calls are routed to an extension that will answer or
give a busy signal. A priority-queuing feature allows you to designate which calls should receive priority;
these calls override the standard first-in-first-out queuing pattern.
Two features provide for redirection of ACD hunt group calls:
• Intraflow allows an ACD call to be redirected from one hunt group to another through coverage
paths that are assigned to determine call-redirection criteria.
• Interflow allows new calls in a hunt group’s queue to overflow and be sent to another ACD hunt
group on another system using the Call Forwarding All Calls feature. Interflow can be useful
during the evening, during peak operation times, or at other times when agents are unavailable.
ACD agents can use any S8100 telephone. The CALLMASTER digital telephone is particularly
recommended to meet the needs of ACD agents. A number of special ACD agent features can be
assigned to agents’ telephones to enable them to perform their jobs effectively. In addition, special
features are available to assist supervisors in observing and monitoring the performance of these agents.
Additional features provide even more options when using ACD:
• Queue-Status lamps or displays (on telephones with a digital display) show call status for calls
waiting in an ACD queue. Queue-Status also displays oldest call waiting time.
• Dialed Number Identification Service allows agents to identify (via display telephones) the
purpose of each incoming call and appropriately greet the caller.
• Automatic Available hunt group allows the CONVERSANT Voice Information System or other
“nonhuman” agent positions to be staffed automatically and made available.
• Each agent can be logged in to as many as four hunt groups at once.
• Malicious Call Trace allows you to designate stations that can trace emergency or threatening
calls. When an agent receives a malicious call, the agent presses the Malicious Call Trace button.
The system gathers trace information and connects a voice recorder to the call. All equipment
used to complete the call is held up (the call cannot be disconnected) until the feature is
deactivated.
• Redirection on No Answer allows an unanswered, ringing call to be redirected to an ACD queue
or to a Vector Directory Number after an administered interval. The agent position will also be
taken out of service.
• Station Hunting allows calls to be routed first to the called extension, then according to a linear,
circular, or modified circular sequence of extensions. The circular sequences work to distribute
calls equitably, ensuring that there are no overworked “first” extensions in a hunt group.
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Basic Call Management System
Basic Call Management System
The Basic Call Management System (BCMS), an integrated, internal capability of S8100, is a costeffective solution for small start-up call centers or for existing companies with minimum systemmeasuring/reporting requirements. BCMS helps you fine-tune your call center’s operation by providing
reports with the data necessary to measure call center agent performance.
This feature offers call-management control and reporting at a low cost for call centers of up to 100
agents. BCMS is ideal for companies that need call management features.
BCMS collects and processes S8100 Media Server ACD call data (up to 7 days) within the system; an
adjunct processor is not required to produce call-management reports.
BCMS provides various measurements for monitoring the operations of an ACD application. BCMS
software organizes ACD calls and call center measurements into different reports that supply useful
information for managing ACD facilities and personnel. The reports can be displayed on the system
administration terminal in real time.
The following reports can be generated:
• Real-time reports
— Agent Status
— System Status
— Vector Directory Number Status
• Historical reports
— Agent
— Agent Summary
— Split
— Split Summary
— Trunk Group
— Vector Directory Number
Attendant Vectoring
This is an S8100 Media Server feature for calls where the caller is seeking an attendant. It provides a
lower-priced solution for customers who want to vector attendant calls that go to an attendant without
purchasing the full vectoring software. This alternative provides some powerful capabilities, such as
announcement in queue, time-of-day routing, and routing with coverage. Some of the vector steps
include:
• Announcement
• Busy
• Disconnect after announcement
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• Go to step/vector:
— Time-of-day
— Unconditionally
— Queue-fail
• Queue-to:
— Attendant group
— Attendant
— Hunt-group
• “Route-to number with coverage y/n”
• Wait-time hearing silence/ring back/music
• Stop
Call Center Basic
The Call Center Basic package, an S8100 Media Server feature, enhances your call center by providing
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Auto Available Split
Most Idle Access (MIA) Across Splits/Skills Option
MIA Treatment for After Call Work (ACW)
Multiple Call Handling on Request
Forced Multiple Call Handling
Move Agent/Change Skills while Staffed
Multiple Announcement Boards
Redirect on no Answer (RONA)
Service Observing by Class of Restriction
Service Observing Remote
Timed After Call Work/Agent Pause Between Calls
VuStats (including the Service Level and Login IDs enhancements)
NOTE:
12-agent Call Center Basic is included with S8100 software.
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Call Center Deluxe
The Call Center Deluxe package, an S8100 feature, enhances the basic package by including
sophisticated call center capabilities such as advanced routing, vectoring, and expected wait-time
announcements. The Call Center Deluxe package includes the capabilities of the basic package, plus the
following features:
• Call Work Codes (CWC)
• Call Vectoring
• Call Prompting (Administrable Interdigit Timeout and Administrable Converse Data-Passing
Rate)
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Redirect on No Answer to Vector Directory Number
Support Network-Provided Digits (Caller Information Forwarding)
Service Observing on Vector Directory Numbers
Vector Directory Number-of-Origin Announcement
Vector Directory Number Return Destination
Vector Administration (Route-to with/without Coverage and Multiple Audio/Music Sources)
Vector-Initiated Service Observing
Vectoring Advanced Routing
Automatic Number Identification/Information Indicator (ANI/II) Digits Routing
Avaya Site Administration Routing
Best-Service Routing Single Site
Estimated Wait Time Routing (EWT) Routing
Vector Directory Number Calls Routing
Wildcard Matching
Call Center Elite
The Call Center Elite package, an S8100 feature, enhances your call center by including all the
capabilities of the deluxe package in addition to the following features:
• Expert Agent Selection
• Reason Codes for Login, Logout, and ACW
CentreVu Virtual Routing
CentreVuTM Virtual Routing, an S8100 feature, helps you provide the best possible service to your
customers while using all your call center resources wisely and cost-effectively. CentreVu Virtual
Routing allows multiple locations to work together as a single virtual call center. Its smart routing
capabilities monitor and anticipate changing conditions across your virtual call center network to find the
best place to deliver each call, every time.
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CentreVu Virtual Routing can help you:
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Optimize existing resources
Balance agent workloads
Ensure consistent and reliable customer call handling and service
Equalize enterprise-wide call volume across sites or across multiple splits/skills at a single site
CentreVu Virtual Routing provides Best Service Routing – the ability to automatically deliver each call to
the best place based on a combination of criteria. You can use Best Service Routing with CentreVu
Advocate to make your multisite routing even more precise and effective. Once Best Service Routing
delivers a call to the “right” call center or split/skill, CentreVu Advocate determines the best agent to
handle the call based on the caller’s needs and the caller’s value to your business.
In addition to Best Service Routing, CentreVu Virtual Routing offers Enhanced Look-Ahead Interflow
(LAI) multisite routing. LAI can help improve customer service and satisfaction by speeding the
distribution of calls among locations or skills/splits with low call volumes and long hold times.
CentreVu Virtual Routing also supports enhanced information forwarding to provide valuable details
along with each routed call. The information “attached” to each call may include:
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Caller-supplied collected digits
Dialed Number Identification Service (DNIS)
Accumulated time waiting
CentreVu Virtual Routing also passes along a Universal Call ID (UCID), a unique identification “tag”
that is attached to each call and remains with the call as it is routed throughout your network. By passing
Universal Call ID, CentreVu Virtual Routing enables lifetime tracking of calls routed among call centers,
S8100 Media Server systems, or adjuncts such as CONVERSANT for interactive voice response.
CentreVu Advocate
You can leverage your call center as a strategic business asset with Avaya’s innovative CentreVuTM
Advocate software solution. CentreVu Advocate, an S8100 feature, eliminates the chaos and randomness
associated with call handling and provides directed routing with customer-pleasing results. This
breakthrough software offers new methodology for aligning your enterprise objectives with agent and
management performance and customer needs.
With CentreVu Advocate, you can drive Call Centrically Center performance according to your business
plan. This application features expert routing algorithm software from Bell Labs that lets you implement
complex customer service, agent resource, and enterprise planning strategies as a critical formula in call
center operations. With CentreVu Advocate, you can transform your call center into a powerful strategic
advantage for your enterprise. CentreVu Advocate works in conjunction with and requires Expert Agent
Selection (EAS).
Advocate will provide your call center with the most innovative methods and enhanced flexibility in
selecting the optimum agent for a call or the best call for an agent. With CentreVu Advocate, you
determine which call to select the moment an agent becomes available.
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BCMS Vu
CentreVu Advocate provides the following features:
• Service Objective
This capability enables you to establish a unique service objective for each skill in your call
center. Service Objective can be used to establish different levels of service for multiple types of
calls with various media and priority handling needs. You can match the service levels your
customers expect by combining the power of your service-level plan with the power of Service
Objective.
• Predicted Wait Time
Predicted Wait Time will enable your call center to predict service-affecting events while
minimizing the impact on your key call center metrics. By balancing the average speed of call
answering across skills, this feature provides more uniform customer service levels. By matching
the needs of your caller to the skills of your agent, Predicted Wait Time ensures that all calls are
given the best possible service. Predicted Wait Time will help your call center build stronger
customer relationships and will improve your call center’s overall efficiency.
• Least Occupied Agent
This capability distributes calls evenly across all available agents in order to balance the workload
among those with few skills and those with several skills. When one or more agents are available,
Least Occupied Agent uses agent occupancy rather than position in an idle agent queue to
determine which agent to select when a call arrives. Least Occupied Agent can help you maintain
your staff by promoting agent fairness and eliminating hot seats.
• Service Level Supervisor with Reserve Agents
Service Level Supervisor gives you the ability to set Estimated Wait Time (EWT) thresholds for
skills and to assign agents as reserve, in the event a skill overruns its threshold. Service Level
Supervisor will override your agents’ normal call handling preference to assist calls from a skill
whose threshold has been exceeded. This feature allows your call center to rapidly adjust to high
traffic conditions with the flexibility of automatically activating predefined Reserve Agents when
a skill is in an over-threshold condition. This feature will improve your overall efficiency by
eliminating the need for your supervisors to manually intervene when traffic conditions change
and by effectively scheduling workloads for agents with multiple skills.
• Percent Allocation
Percent Allocation allows you to designate the percentage of time your agents spend in each skill.
Incoming calls are matched to those agents with the “best fit” based on their allocated skill
percentage. By scheduling an agent’s time among multiple skills, you can better utilize and
schedule your agents. Percent Allocation can also improve agent performance and satisfaction by
assuring them a certain amount of time in each skill.
BCMS Vu
BCMS Vu Release 2 is a 32-bit client/server software application that works with the Basic Call
Management (BCMS) software. The BCMS Vu client runs on Windows 95/98, Windows NT 4.0 or
Windows 2000. (BCMS Vu client does not support Windows 3.1 or later or Windows for Workgroup 3.11
or later.) The BCMS Vu server runs on Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000.
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Using BCMS Vu, call-center managers can:
• Capture BCMS historical data and store the data on the PC for up to 1 year (depending on the
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Monitor the BCMS real-time data in graphical and tabular form
Display BCMS real-time data on a wallboard
Display text messages on a wallboard
Schedule printing of real-time reports
BCMS Vu enables Avaya’s maintenance engineers to perform remote diagnostics and maintenance.
NOTE:
The Web interface on the S8100 Media Server includes the ability to download call center
clients for BCMS Vu.
CentreVu CT
Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) is the linking of telephone communication systems to personal
computers, which can increase productivity and customer satisfaction through the exchange of
information between the PC and the telephone. CTI applications integrate data processing, data
communications, and voice communications.
Requirements
System requirements for single machines running BCMS Vu and CentreVuTM CT are:
• An IBM-compatible Pentium single processor
• A minimum of 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM for the server (Windows 2000 server) and 32 MB of
RAM for the clients (Windows 2000)
• A minimum of 500 MB of hard-disk space (recommended)
• The requirements for disk space on a user’s PC depend on the size of the call center’s
configuration and on the requirements for storing the historical data.
• 10 Base-T network interface card
• A double-speed (2X) or higher CD-ROM drive
• A second serial port is required for remote maintenance if connecting to an external modem. A
third serial port is required if you are connected to a wallboard.
• A PC with:
— A sound board and speakers are required for CD-ROM training
• Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000 is required for BCMS Vu Server and CentreVu CT
and Windows 95/98/NT/2000 is required for BCMS Vu Client.
• BCMS software installed on the S8100 Media Server
• LAN connectivity between the BCMS Vu Server and the S8100 Media Server
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For more information on LAN connectivity and installing BCMS Vu, see BCMS Vu Software Release 2.0
Version 2 Installation Guide.
NOTE:
The Web interface on the S8100 Media Server includes the ability to download call center
clients for BCMS Vu and CentreVu CT.
CentreVu Call Management System (CMS)
The performance of the CentreVuTM Call Center is critical to your business success. The CentreVuTM Call
Management System (CMS) supplies the tools needed to use the knowledge of the present as well as the
past to improve performance in the future. Call-center supervisors and managers can answer questions
about call handling, agent workload, and traffic capacities to create a call center that delivers maximum
productivity while controlling expenses.
CentreVu CMS offers you one of the most comprehensive and advanced call-center management systems
in the industry. CentreVu CMS has sophisticated control mechanisms and reporting capabilities for
effective management of call centers of all sizes, including multilocation operations.
CentreVu CMS provides a comprehensive array of real-time and historical reports on virtually every
aspect of call-center operations. Managers can get real-time reports, updated as often as every three
seconds, and historical reports that summarize call data into daily, weekly, or monthly totals.
Enhanced features built into the standard software include customization of real-time and historical
reports, exception notification, and the ability to design, test, change, and store call vectors in real-time.
These features allow your call center’s managers to fine-tune the call center on the fly to maintain peak
performance levels. You will be able to quickly:
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Establish performance benchmarks
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Match personnel resources to caller volumes and skill needs
Identify areas for productivity gains and cost savings
Identify training needs by agent and application
Optional features include Multiple ACD reports and “what if” forecasting. CentreVu CMS provides the
information needed to manage the people, traffic load, and equipment in an ACD environment.
CentreVu CMS operates on a Sun SPARCserver or Ultra enterprise 3500 platform with a high
performance reduced-instruction-set computer (RISC) processor in conjunction with the ACD features of
CentreVu Call Center. Status information is sent to CentreVu CMS from the S8100 Media Server while
ACD activities are in progress. This information includes specific event data on calls by agent, agent
group, station, queued calls, trunks, trunk groups, and agent actions. With optional Call Vectoring, vector
and Vector Directory Number (VDN) data is also tracked and stored. CentreVu CMS provides the
information needed to manage the people, traffic load, and equipment in an ACD environment.
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CMS add-on packages
The following sections describe CMS add-on packages:
• CentreVuTM Supervisor
• CentreVuTM Explorer II
• CentreVuTM Visual Vectors
CentreVu Supervisor
CentreVu Supervisor is an effective management tool that expands the capabilities of the CentreVu Call
Management System (CMS). CentreVu Supervisor gives call center managers access to these capabilities
and much more – all from the convenience of a desktop or laptop PC.
Now you can view your call center through a user-friendly, graphical user interface (GUI). With
CentreVu Supervisor, the powerful capabilities of CentreVu CMS are expanded to provide a variety of
administrative tools and reports to maximize your call center’s performance. CentreVu Supervisor
enables you to:
• Generate status reports in full customizable color graphical formats that are easy to interpret at a
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Run other PC applications while actively monitoring the call centers conditions
Create thresholds for each individual supervisor or manager
Connect to a LAN allowing a CentreVu Supervisor user to print reports on any network printer for
which the user has permissions
• View reports on the Web, saving time and distribution costs
• Schedule reports, printing and other administrative operations at a later time
• Access multisite, real-time reporting for optimal call-center management
CentreVu Supervisor gives call centers access to these capabilities from the convenience of desktop PC
supported by Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Windows NT 4.0.
The recommended PC configuration to support a call center’s client applications in a Windows
environment is:
• Processor: Pentium 133 MHz or faster
• RAM: 48 megabytes
• Resolution: SVGA with a graphics adapter supporting 16-bit color (64K colors) or higher, with
800 × 600 resolution or higher
• Available free disk space: 30 megabytes or more before installation of CentreVu Supervisor
(English)
• Communications: TCP/IP protocol stack
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CentreVu Explorer II
CentreVuTM Explorer II takes your CentreVuTM CMS reporting capabilities to the next level by providing
a more granular view of agent and call activity throughout your call center operation. CentreVu Explorer
II is an optional, server-based application that collects and stores the historical information that is
gathered in CentreVu CMS. Using standard web-browser software and CentreVu Explorer II’s graphical
user interface, you can easily access CentreVu Explorer’s unique query and reporting capabilities from
virtually any client PC.
CentreVu Explorer II gives your call center the following advantages:
• Cradle-to-Grave Reporting
All queries result in the return of accurate information produced by your call center. With
CentreVu Explorer II, you have a complete view of all touch points for a caller, including the
number of times the caller was transferred or placed on hold plus each call’s total hold and callhandling time for the caller for months and even years after the actual call was received.
• Continuous Query Engine
CentreVu Explorer II’s query engine enables thousands of query combinations to transform your
current call center’s information into strategic knowledge.
• Reporting Engine
Common queries can be created and shared with all system users for efficient and consistent
reporting.
• Efficient Automatic Number Identification (ANI) Analysis
CentreVu Explorer II implements powerful analysis and queries of ANI.
• Customer Classification
Using Information Indicator (II) digits, available with ISDN, CentreVu Explorer II allows the
analysis of a call’s origin, identifying customers who call from pay phones, prisons, hotels, coin,
and cellular phones (to mention a few).
• Abandoned Call Analysis
CentreVu Explorer II provides details not only for callers who abandon the queue, but also those
callers who abandon while placed on hold by the agent. Without expensive custom software,
information is rarely available regarding callers who abandon a call center.
• Special Call Treatment Analysis
CentreVu Explorer II tracks and stores unique call events such as calls marked as malicious, calls
having audio problems, or calls that were service observed.
Detailed call information, along with the CentreVu Explorer II software, is stored on a Microsoft
Windows 2000 server with SQL 7.0 connected to the call center’s local area network (LAN). Call-center
personnel simply use their desktop PCs, equipped with standard Web browsers, to access the server and
retrieve, sort, and analyze call data stored in the CentreVu Explorer II’s local database. CentreVu
Explorer II enables you to track how each and every incoming call was handled.
You can use your Windows-based workstations with a Web browser to connect to the LAN and use the
CentreVu Explorer II GUI to access the local database and access details such as how many times a call
has been put on hold or transferred, and by whom. With CentreVu Explorer II, your call center’s
managers can select and analyze a comprehensive array of detailed call criteria, produce a variety of
reports, and perform database administration, all from the convenience of their desktop PCs.
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CentreVu Explorer II transforms valuable CentreVu Call Center information into powerful knowledge.
With CentreVu Explorer II, you can feel confident that you’re making informed decisions and evaluating
your business armed with all the knowledge available to you.
CentreVu Visual Vectors
CentreVuTM Visual Vectors is a client application that communicates with CentreVu CMS through
CentreVu Visual Vectors server software residing on the CMS platform. CentreVu Visual Vectors is a
Java application that provides a GUI for creating and editing vectors and administering VDN
assignments. Icons are provided for vector steps, with the capability to display actual vector contents in
text format. Customers can use “drag and drop” operations to construct or edit vectors. Additional
information can be associated with the vector steps. For example, comments can be attached with
descriptions of announcements or route-to destinations. The vector editor can be used in a standalone
mode to create or edit vectors and store them in a local scratchpad on the client for later installation on an
ACD.
CentreVu Compact Call Center solutions
The CentreVuTM Compact Call Center solutions are an easy and cost-effective way for businesses to
implement small call centers. Two packages are available:
• Basic Package
The Basic Package offers the following features:
— Support for 6, 12, 25, 50, or 100 agents
— Right-to-use (RTU) license for call center software
— RTU license for Basic Call Management System
— Single-user license for BCMS Vu Release 2
— CD-ROM-based ACD/Vectoring training
— CD-ROM-based Basic Call Management System administrative training
• Enhanced Package
The Enhanced Package offers the following features:
— Support for 6, 12, 25, 50, or 100 agents
— RTU license for Deluxe Call Center software
— RTU license for Basic Call Management System
— Single-user license for BCMS Vu Release 2
— CD-ROM-based ACD/Vectoring training
— CD-ROM-based Basic Call Management System administrative training
— S8100 Media Server’s Integrated Announcement circuit pack, which is the hardware that
connects into Communication Manager to enable delayed announcements
— Call Classifier circuit pack, which enables calls centers to offer callers simplified call
prompting capabilities for basic menu selections and routing options without the need for
a CONVERSANT system
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Integration
Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) is the linking of telephone communication systems to personal
computers, which can increase productivity and customer satisfaction through the exchange of
information between the PC and the telephone. CTI applications integrate data processing, data
communications, and voice communications.
Avaya S8100 Media Server with the Avaya G600 Media Gateways supports the following types of CTI
applications.
• Server-based solutions, which require the Avaya CentreVuTM Telephony server, the co-resident
DEFINITY LAN Gateway (DLG) function, which resides on the S8100 Media Server processor
board (TN2314), and connectivity to DLG via the S8100 Media Server or via the TN799 C-LAN
board.
• Enterprise class IP solutions, which enable users to control telephone calls (both incoming and
outgoing) directly from a personal computer.
• www.messenger, which provides quick and easy access to your telephone, fax, and text messages
through your Web browser.
Server-based solutions
S8100 Media Server supports third-party CTI applications via ASAI and Computer Telephony Adjunct
links. These CTI links are supported on S8100 via the DEFINITY LAN Gateway functionality which is
co-resident on the S8100 Media Server Processor board (TN2314).
The co-resident DEFINITY LAN Gateway supports multiple ASAI and Computer Telephony Adjunct
links. The CTI links are normally routed from the CTI Server (an external Windows NT or Windows
2000 server) running CentreVu and the TN2314 Processor card via TCP/IP.
For security reasons, the links may be routed from the CTI Server to a C-LAN board (TN799) in the
S8100 Media Server system. The C-LAN board requires use of one additional slot in the G600 Media
Gateway cabinet. The maximum message rate over the CTI link is 100 messages per second full duplex,
regardless of whether the link is going directly to the TN2314 Processor board or being routed via a
TN799 C-LAN board.
Third-party applications
All of the third-party CTI applications currently supported by Avaya servers are also supported by S8100,
except for those that require adjunct routing. The following is a description of two CTI applications that
are currently available. Availability varies by country.
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Server-based solutions
Intuition
Intuition is designed to be a cost-effective software application providing easier entry into CTI for small
call-center customers. Intuition automates the business process by using sophisticated rules-based
intelligence. It “listens” for events such as inbound and outbound calls, Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE),
hot key and time-based events, then applies the rules you define. For example, you can define an Intuition
Rule that runs a script or opens a spreadsheet when you get a call from a stockbroker.
While Intuition is similar to Sixth Sense, Intuition integrates closely with SoftPhone Agent v.5 and
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Simulation for telephony events
Auto-attendant support for scriptless call handling
Enhanced User Interface
FastCall Agent 3.0
FastCall Agent is the next generation of Avaya’s CTI middleware product called FastCall. The new
release is designed to offer even easier installation and usability. FastCall Agent provides a broad range
of CTI functionality without requiring changes to applications or development of custom software
programs.
FastCall Agent resides between the telephone system and computer applications – thus the term
“middleware.” This approach allows the agent to enable these applications with inbound and outbound
CTI capabilities without computer code changes within the application itself. This provides a great
degree of flexibility for companies with multiple departments, particularly when each department has a
different application.
In addition, changes to the application do not affect FastCall Agent. FastCall Agent can be reconfigured
to adapt to a new application quickly and easily. FastCall Agent “screen pops” populate a call center
agent’s Windows-based application screen based on the calling number (ANI), called number (DID,
DNIS, ACD group, or other telephone system identifier), or the caller’s touch tone input as the incoming
call is received. These applications could include databases, help desk packages, sales force automation
programs, personal information managers (PIMs), contact managers, word processors, spreadsheets,
customized inquiry systems, or a combination of these applications.
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Wireless solutions
Most businesses today struggle to improve customer service and increase profits while controlling staff
size and costs. To maintain a balance between service and costs, employees must be more productive,
responsive, and mobile in performing their jobs. Wireless solutions offer cost control by:
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Not having to interrupt work to find a telephone
Not having to rush to answer calls
Not having to be tethered to a desk waiting for an important call
Reliable wireless tools remove the fear of losing customers who cannot reach you at your desk.
Avaya is the top U. S. provider of wireless solutions for business. Avaya’s cordless telephones and
speakerphones provide the freedom to place and receive calls while out of the immediate work area.
Avaya’s Mobility Solutions offer a range of options, from cordless telephones to integrated cellular
business systems that greatly enhance the flexibility of wireless services.
NOTE:
Some applications and products are unavailable in some countries. Please check with your
local distributor for further information about features and applications available to you.
Medium-range mobility
The TransTalkTM 9000 depicted in Figure 4, TransTalk 9000, on page 76 is a multi-line, single- or multizone solution that allows you to roam up to 700 feet (213 meters) from the base station. In most business
environments it covers up to 500,000 square feet (45,000 square meters).
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Figure 4: TransTalk 9000
TransTalk 9000 is available in two configurations:
• Complete System: carrier that holds up to six radio modules, MDW 9031 pocketphone, and
corresponding charging cradles, radio modules, and holsters
• Stand-alone: a single radio module, wireless telephone, charging cradle, and holster
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Consistent privacy and secure operation
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Conference and transfer capabilities
Programmable feature buttons
Automatic registration
Trouble lights
Extended battery life
Battery pack and optional battery backup
Rapid battery charger (2½ hours)
Dynamic power adjustment
Mute button
Mobility-range test capabilities
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Long-range mobility
Avaya offers powerful long-range solutions for contact with customers, coworkers, and suppliers from
anywhere in the office. These in-building wireless systems provide overlapping zones that enable
mobility without changing telephones. (See Figure 5, Long-range mobility, on page 77.) The telephone
connection is “handed off” from one transmitter to another, as directed by a single radio controller.
Figure 5: Long-range mobility
DEFINITY Wireless Business System PWT
The DEFINITY Wireless Business System PWT is fully integrated with the S8100 system, offering full
access to S8100 features. Avaya’s Wireless System-Engineering Expert-Design System analyzes a
building or campus space and determines how the wireless system should be configured. By determining
the ideal location for base stations within the structure or structures, this software simplifies one of the
most difficult aspects of wireless implementation – ensuring maximum efficiency and lower lifecycle
costs.
The DEFINITY Wireless Business System PWT relies on the S8100 media server to manage mobility. It
uses Personal Wireless Telecommunications-based technology, which is a leading protocol in the United
States. This protocol permits up to 12 simultaneous conversations per base station and defines the radio
interface between the portable telephones and the base stations in the system.
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EC500
EC500
The powerful Avaya EC500 mobility communications solution enables callers to easily reach you – and
your entire staff – with just one call.
Fast and efficient connections between you, your associates, and your customers are a critical part of your
company's success. Business communication frequently involved phone transfers, voice-mail messages,
and a frustrating wait for a return call. Avaya gives you a better solution.
The Avaya EC500 offers one-number portability and one-number access to anyone in your company.
Your customers don't have to wait through numerous transfers only to reach a voice mailbox. If you are in
a cellular-accessible area, the Avaya EC500 gives your customers easy, immediate access to you. The
Avaya EC500 can help you increase customer satisfaction and raise productivity levels within your
organization.
This enterprise-class software solution connects business calls arriving on the S8100 to any cellular
phone regardless of the cellular standard in use. The EC500 will bridge the calls smoothly and efficiently.
Avaya Advantage
By moving beyond simple call forwarding, beyond standard-dependency, the Avaya EC500 offers an
efficient, powerful solution for your business communication needs. The Avaya EC500 can help your
company make the most of the time, energy and resources you've invested to keep your employees
accessible and responsive. You want your customers to reach your company simply and easily, and you
want the quality and efficiency of the call to be flawless. With the Avaya EC500, call control remains on
the server and reduces the number of "rings" before a call is sent to its final destination. Most call
forwarding systems route calls to consecutive locations – after three to four unanswered rings at each
position – finally arriving at the called party's voice mail account. The Avaya EC500 helps ensure your
customers experience a speedy and high-quality connection to your company.
One-number portability
The Avaya EC500 solution allows for a high level of accessibility by bridging your digital cell phone to
your office number. Both phones ring simultaneously, giving you the option of answering on your cellular
phone or on your office desk set. The EC500 provides one-number portability that is cellular standard
independent. All cellular standards are supported – Time Division Multiple Access, Code Division
Multiple Access, and Global System for Mobile Communications.
Simultaneous ringing
With Avaya Call Processing software, all connected phones ring simultaneously. Calls are immediately
delivered to the intended party, and if that party is not available, the call is deposited directly into their
voice mail account. This substantially reduces caller wait time.
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Office caller ID
When you call into the office switch using an Avaya EC500 cell phone, it adopts your office extension
number. You can then place calls and the switch will display your name and internal extension, not your
cell phone number. You also receive simplified access to the corporate voice mail system. Using the
office caller ID feature, you can log into your voice mailbox by entering only your personal identification
number.
Software-only solution
This software-only solution does not require the expense of a wireless office system. It utilizes your
existing cell phones and cellular service when coupled with Avaya Call Processing software servers.
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IP telephony applications
The capabilities and applications of the Avaya S8100 Media Server with the Avaya G600 Media
Gateways are extended with the introduction of IP Telephony solutions, which are part of the Avaya
Multivantage Communications Applications family. IP solutions support audio/voice over a LAN or
WAN, and ensure that remote workers have access to communication system features from their PCs.
Although voice quality can and will vary based on LAN conditions, the S8100 server offers features that
enable management of the quality of voice communications. S8100 supports 3 Quality of Service
methods:
• IP standard, Differentiated Services (DiffServ) – sets Type-of-Service (TOS) in IP header of voice
packets
• Ethernet standard 802.1 p/q – sets priority level in the layer 2 Ethernet packet header
• UDP port range administration – ports largely dedicated for voice packets
IP trunk bypass to PSTN trunk is also supported with administrable thresholds for latency and packet
loss.
Also included are hairpin and IP-IP direct connections, two features that make voice communications
more efficient. These features increase the efficiency of voice communications by reducing both per port
costs and IP bandwidth usage. Hairpin connections reroute the voice channel connecting two IP
endpoints, so that the voice goes through the media processor board in IP format, thereby bypassing the
TDM bus. IP-IP direct connections route the voice channel connecting two IP endpoints by sending the
voice directly through the LAN or WAN between the two endpoints, instead of carrying a mixed
connection of IP signaling and TDM bus signaling.
NOTE:
To maximize voice quality using the IP solutions, you must consider both your hardware
and network configurations. For example, with IP Softphones, you can send the audio
over traditional circuit switch lines, providing high quality voice, or over IP using LAN
connections. When making calls over the LAN, tune your computers and data network for
the best voice quality.
S8100 supports a trunk configuration, four types of softphones, and three models of IP telephone. IP
solutions are implemented using the TN2302AP, which is an IP-media processor circuit pack. The
TN2302AP IP media processor provides H.323 trunk connections and H.323 voice processing for IP
telephones. The features that use the TN2302AP also require the TN799C C-LAN circuit pack.
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Trunks
Trunks
IP solutions support the TN2302AP IP media processor, which enables H.323 trunk service using IP
connectivity between two Avaya server systems. The H.323 trunk groups can be configured as Avaya
server-specific tie trunks, generic tie trunks, or direct-inward-dial (DID) “public” trunks. In addition, the
H.323 trunks support ISDN features such as QSIG and BSR.
Up to 64 S8100 Media Servers can be networked through DCS with full feature transparency. More than
1000 S8100 Media Servers can be networked with near full feature transparency. S8100 Media Servers
network seamlessly with Avaya server systems.
IP Softphone
Avaya IP Softphone for Windows operates on a PC equipped with Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT/2000
and with TCP/IP connectivity to the S8100 via the C-LAN circuit pack. S8100 used with IP Softphone
offers enhancements to information display, security, and serviceability. For example, the administrator
can obtain information about the IP Softphone connection type and can list registered IP stations.
Release 9 introduced the improved audio quality via i-Clarity and a call-bar option for the visual
graphical user interface (phone picture is already available). A lightweight directory access protocol
(LDAP) client allows access to LDAP-compliant databases. The Avaya IP Softphone Release 9 and later
is CTI/TAPI compliant.
Multiple call appearances, conference, transfer, hold, mute, redial, and volume control are provided by
the IP Softphone. Access to Communication Manager station features is standard. Multiple audio voice
codes are supported as well as multilanguage.
IP Softphone supports the following softphone configurations: Road Warrior and Telecommuter.
Road Warrior
This application enables use of the full feature set from temporary remote locations anywhere in the
world. The road-warrior application consists of two software applications running on a PC that is
connected to the S8100 over an IP network. The single network connection between the PC and S8100
carries two channels, one for the signaling path and one for the voice path. On the S8100, the roadwarrior application requires the TN79C C-LAN circuit pack for signaling and the TN2302AP IP Media
Processor for voice processing.
Telecommuter
This application enables telecommuters to use the full S8100 Media Server feature set from home. It
consists of a PC and a telephone with separate connections to S8100. The PC provides the signaling path
and the user interface for call control. A standard telephone provides a high-quality voice path. The
telecommuter application requires the TN799C C-LAN circuit pack for signaling. The telecommuter
application does not use the TN2302AP IP Media Processor.
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IP Agent
The Avaya IP Agent application provides a variation of the telecommuter application. IP Agent emulates
an Avaya set and provides use of the call end capabilities required for call-center operations from a
remote location, such as the agent’s home.
IP telephones
The 4600-series IP telephones use the IP technology with Ethernet line interfaces and downloadable
firmware. These telephones emulate DCP 6400-series telephones and provide all of the same features
except for the group listen speakerphone feature. The first release of the 4600-series IP telephones uses
the dual connection architecture to register and communicate with the S8100 switch. This series of
telephones includes the 4606, 4612, and 4624 models.
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S8100 Media Server features for telecommuting
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Office
Avaya’s research and independent industry studies show that telecommuters are generally 15 to 30
percent more productive. Telecommuters convert travel time into productive work time, are less likely to
be distracted by normal office routines, and frequently end up working longer hours with greater output.
During severe weather, telecommuters can continue working while others are stuck at home without
access to work-related systems and tools.
Special Avaya S8100 Media Server system modules are available for telecommuting workers. In
addition, many standard S8100 Media Server and voice messaging features are effective for
telecommuters.
S8100 Media Server features for telecommuting
S8100 includes several features that make telecommuting more convenient. See IP Softphone in
Chapter 8, “IP telephony applications”.
Remote Call Coverage, Call Forwarding OffNet, Coverage of Calls Redirected Off-Net
Remote Call Coverage and Call Forwarding Off-Net allow calls to be redirected to a remote location.
This allows calls that are placed to your office telephone number to be redirected to your home office. If
not answered, you can administer the system to monitor calls and retrieve them for additional processing,
or leave calls at the remote location. There is a one-second delay before the caller connects to the remote
telephone.
Extended User Administration of Redirected
Calls (Telecommuting Access)
Extended User Administration of Redirected Calls (also called Telecommuting Access) allows you to
change the active call coverage path or forwarding extension from any on-site or off-site location. This
feature allows you to change the path or extension from your home office.
Personal Station Access
Personal Station Access allows you to transfer telephone station preferences and permissions to any other
compatible telephone. Preferences can include the definition of terminal buttons, abbreviated dial lists,
and Class of Service and Class of Restrictions permissions. It can be used on-site or off-site using
DEFINITY Extender. This feature has several telecommuting applications. For example, several
telecommuting employees can share an office on different days of the week.
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Station Security Codes
Station Security Codes protect access to telephone stations and can be changed by the telephone users.
This feature allows you to ensure protection of your console features.
All of these features are described in detail in Administrator’s Guide for Avaya Communication Manager,
(555-230-506), which is on the documentation CD under the following feature names:
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Station Security Codes
Pipeline 15
The Ascend Pipeline 15 is an Integrated Services Digital Network-Basic Rate Interface (ISDN-BRI)
terminal adapter that provides single user access to remote services, such as corporate headquarters,
intranet, or the internet over an ISDN-BRI line. The Pipeline 15 supports high-speed digital connections
while simultaneously offering two analog ports for sharing the ISDN-BRI line with analog devices such
as a telephone, fax machine, answering machine, and/or modem. By combining separate transmission
services over a single line, the Pipeline15 allows users to consolidate billing and achieve superior
consolidated performance.
Installing and configuring the PipeLine 15 is easy. The Pipeline 15 connects to an IBM-compatible PC,
Macintosh, or UNIX workstation via an RS-232 serial cable and has a powerful graphical user interface
that lets users set up and configure their unit in less than 15 minutes.
The Pipeline 15 supports integrated Multilink PPP, Multilink Protocol Plus, and Bandwidth Allocation
Control Protocol, which will save users money each year by dynamically adding and subtracting
bandwidth based on need. The Pipeline 15 also supports caller line ID devices on its two analog ports and
advanced analog calling features such as hold, drop, conference, and transfer.
Additionally, a comprehensive series of Pipeline and SuperPipe access routers are available.
DEFINITY Extender
DEFINITY Extender is a single-box remote voice and data solution for telecommuters, remote agents,
and branch offices using S8100. DEFINITY Extender helps increase the productivity and performance of
remote workers by allowing them to access the features of the S8100 Media Server system and their
corporate LAN. With the DEFINITY Extender, remote voice access is just as simple as remote data
access for off-premises employees.
The DEFINITY Extender product family provides off-site employees with all of the features of their
S8100 Media Server system, no matter where they are located, over analog or ISDN-BRI connections. A
switch module located at the S8100 location and a remote module located at the off-premises location are
all you need to provide an off-premises employee with full voice and data communications functionality.
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INTUITY AUDIX features for telecommuting
INTUITY AUDIX features for telecommuting
The following INTUITY AUDIX features are useful for telecommuting:
• Multiple Personal Greetings allow subscribers to prepare a pool of up to 9 personal greetings to
save time and provide personalized customer service. Separate messages can indicate the
subscriber is on the telephone, away from the desk, or on vacation.
NOTE:
Multiple Personal Greetings only works in a centralized environment. With the Mode
Codes interface, you cannot set up separate internal and external greetings.
• Outcalling automatically dials a prearranged telephone number or pager when messages are
received in a user’s mailbox. The system tells whoever answers that messages have been received
and allows them to log in to the INTUITY AUDIX system.
• Priority Outcalling provides outcalling notification of priority messages only. This allows the
telecommuter to be relatively undisturbed by notifications of messages that do not require
immediate attention.
• Call Answering for Nonresident Subscribers provides INTUITY AUDIX system mailboxes for
remote users who do not have a telephone but do have an extension number on S8100.
For example, when working at home, you set Priority Outcalling so the system will call you when you
have messages marked “priority” by the caller. Then you activate a personal greeting that says something
like, “Thanks for calling. I’m working away from the office today. I’ll be checking voice mail
periodically, so please leave a message. If your message is urgent, press 2 after recording it. This will give
your message priority status. The system will notify me of your priority message almost immediately.”
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Avaya Site Administration
10 System administration
The S8100 Media Server supports the Avaya VisAbility™ Management Suite, which offers a variety of
modular tools for managing your system.
Telephone and facility administration features allow you to administer telephones, computers, facilities,
and features throughout your system or network. Traffic management features allow you to measure,
manage, and report on the voice and data communications traffic throughout your system or network.
Maintenance features allow you to view the health of your system and perform maintenance procedures
on your own system.
Avaya’s broad system management philosophy extends S8100’s power and flexibility into the tools for
managing the system. These tools are based on the user-friendly architecture of Avaya’s server products.
Avaya Site Administration
The Avaya Site Administration application is available as a purchase option as part of the Avaya
VisAbility™ Management Suite.
NOTE:
Although separately available to facilitate management of an S8100, Avaya Site
Administration is not included as part of the S8100’s standard software package.
Avaya Site Administration is a general-purpose system management tool that simplifies basic
administration. With this application, users can easily navigate, display, add, modify, and/or remove the
S8100 Media Server system and related objects. The standard SAT (system administration terminal)
interface is still available for use through SAT emulation.
NOTE:
Avaya Site Administration release 1.9 operates on some of our newer hardware platforms,
but Release 1.9 is only available in English. Non-English speaking personnel must use
Release 1.5.
Avaya Site Administration streamlines common system administration tasks by providing:
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The ability to schedule tasks to run at a later date
The ability to print button labels
The ability to easily create INTUITY AUDIX subscribers with either a default mailbox or a
custom mailbox
Avaya Site Administration provides a Windows 32-bit graphical user interface and runs on Windows 95,
Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 2000 or later. Designed to support INTUITY AUDIX
systems, Avaya Site Administration requires an active S8100 or INTUITY AUDIX connection for proper
operation.
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Avaya Site Administration
Avaya Site Administration provides the following functionality:
• Browser
The Browser provides navigation and access to features and services. The user creates hosts and
related data objects and accesses S8100 and/or INTUITY AUDIX hosts from the Browser. The
Browser is based on a standard tree view and forms the central user interface component in Avaya
Site Administration.
• Emulation
Avaya Site Administration’s emulation support includes AT&T 4410 and provides the most basic
form of system administration.
• Graphically Enhanced DEFINITY Interface (GEDI)
The GEDI feature provides users with a Windows-like interface to:
— Add objects
— Remove objects
— Change objects
— View the status of objects
— Duplicate objects
— Test objects
— Generate tasks that may be scheduled to run at a later date and time
• Scheduler
The Scheduler lets users specify a task to run at a specific date and time. A task is a collection of
one or more operations that users specify to run at a predetermined time. Tasks are generated from
either the Graphically Enhanced DEFINITY Interface, the Add User Wizard, or Call Accounting
Data Export.
• Event Log
The Event Log allows users to view the results of running and completed tasks.
• Job Viewer
The Job Viewer allows users to view the task or job status while it is being executed. The Job
Viewer also shows the queue of jobs to be run.
• Button Label Printing
The Button Label Printing feature lets users print button labels for the handsets using a standard
Windows laser printer. This feature also provides a graphical print preview. The Button Label
Printing feature supports printing multiple labels of the same type.
• Add User Wizard
The Add User Wizard assists in creating station and subscriber details by automatically providing
help such as available extensions and ports and allowing users to base the creation on an existing
template.
• Call Accounting Data Export
The Call Accounting Data Export feature lets users export information on stations, trunks, agent
login identification, Authorization Codes, and trunk circuits from the S8100 Media Server system
to share with any third party call accounting program that supports Avaya Site Administration.
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• Import/Export Capability
Avaya Site Administration provides easy graphical exporting and importing of agent login,
coverage paths, hunt groups, data modules, stations, trunk groups, and VDNs. Users can export
data fields to databases such as Microsoft Excel. Users can then change the data, import the data
back into Avaya Site Administration, and then resend the data to the S8100 Media Server system.
The import/export capability can also assist users in creating corporate directories and custom
reports.
• Global Change Capability
The global change capability lets users select and change field values in one or more of the
following objects that matches a search filter:
— Agent login ID
— Coverage path
— Data module
— Hunt group
— Station
— Trunk group
— VDN
• Create Station Templates Wizard
The Create Station Templates wizard steps users through instructions on how to create station
templates.
• Add Bridged Appearances Wizard
The Add Bridged Appearances wizard steps users through instructions on how to add bridged
appearances to telephones.
• Out-of-Service Trunks
The Out-of-Service Trunks feature creates a task that checks periodically for out-of-service
trunks. If an out-of-service trunk is found, the users are notified either in the Avaya Site
Administration message box or by email.
• Reports
Avaya Site Administration provides the following reports:
— Browse Dial Ranges lets users quickly and easily view the complete dial ranges in the
S8100 Media Server system.
— Browse Stations lets users quickly view all assigned stations in the S8100 Media Server
system.
— Browse Unused Ports lets users view the available ports in the system.
— Find Unused Extension lets users view unused and available extensions.
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Administration
Administration
S8100 includes features that simplify and accelerate the administration process.
Portless Administration/Administration
Without Hardware
The Administration Without Hardware feature offers the capability to administer station forms without
specifying a port location. Administered stations will not cause alarms or errors when the station is
translated but not yet installed. These station types are referred to as “phantom” stations. Phantom
extensions are used for Automatic Call Distribution Dialed-Number Identification Service (ACD-DNIS).
This feature allows a phantom extension to be administered on the switch for each call type that needs to
be identified to agents. The phantom ACD extension is either “call forwarded” (via an attendant console)
to an ACD split or has its coverage path defined to include the ACD split. The name field administered
for the phantom extension will identify to the ACD agent which service the caller is attempting to reach,
allowing the agent to properly address the caller.
The Administration Without Hardware feature also supports the ability to store station templates
(models). These can later be used with the duplicate station command to implement many station forms
of the same type in the switch.
The Administration Without Hardware feature can be used to streamline system initializations, major
additions, and rearrangement/changes by allowing telephone translations to be entered before the actual
ports are assigned.
The Administration Without Hardware feature can be used on the following telephone types:
• Analog telephones
• Digital Communications Protocol (DCP) telephones
• Hybrid telephones
S8100 supports telephone types in addition to those listed above. These include:
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Voice/computers (such as DCP telephones with voice and data capabilities)
Data modules
Analog queue warning ports
Announcement circuit packs
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Basic reporting
Automatic Station Relocation/Terminal
Translation Initialization
TTI is part of the Portless Administration/Administration Without Hardware feature, but can also be a
stand-alone feature. TTI associates the terminal translation data with a specific port location through the
entry of a special feature-access code, a TTI security code, and an extension number from a telephone
that is connected to a wired – but untranslated – jack.
After a telephone is connected to an appropriate jack, the telephone user can dial the appropriate codes
followed by a pretranslated extension number of an Administration Without Hardware telephone. The
system will complete the administration of the telephone by associating the translation data with the port
location and performing appropriate checks.
TTI reduces labor associated with system initializations, major additions, rearrangement and changes,
and building wiring. Translation data entry can be performed without knowledge of the physical layout of
circuit packs. End-users can move their own station equipment if a building is wired to support it,
reducing costs for station moves. Individual lines need only be wired to the correct type of port, rather
than to a specific port.
System administrators maintain control over who uses the TTI, and when, through security codes.
Basic reporting
S8100 has built-in capabilities for generating reports. These reports are available without special
hardware or software.
• System Measurements reports supply information on the status of all communication facilities.
These reports help determine the efficiency of resources, including (but not limited to) trunk
groups, hunt groups, and the attendant group.
• System Status reports supply information associated with the attendant group, major and minor
alarms, and traffic measurements.
• The Recent Change History feature reports on the most recent administration and maintenance
commands entered. S8100 also supplies:
— New site data on the station form. New fields include the set color, building, floor, and
headset. In addition, user-defined validation checks are provided for a subset of the site
data items.
— Scaling enhancements, as well as a ranging and filtering capability, for large switches.
These enhancements allow your system administrator to restrict data reporting to only the
desired amount of switch parameters.
S8100 also includes the following reports:
• The Class of Restriction report lists the extensions that have a particular Class of Restriction value
or that fall within a range of Class of Restriction values.
• The Class of Service report lists the extensions that have a particular Class of Service value or that
fall within a range of Class of Service values.
• The Site Data report lists, by extension, the site data associated with stations in the system.
Ranging and filtering capabilities are provided for selected site fields.
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Performance measurements
Performance measurements
A number of performance measurements are available on the S8100. These measurements are available
in the form of switch-based reports for local or remote access, and can be collected for subsequent
analysis and reporting by adjuncts and operation support systems using the operation support system
interface protocol. These reports include:
• Socket; DSP; packet loss reports for managing Voice over IP
• Call Coverage reports
• Coverage Points
These measurements can be used to engineer group sizes at coverage points and to detect station
user abuse of the call-coverage feature.
• The Traffic Summary report offers additional measurements that help configure the switch,
determine the switch’s capacity for growth, and report unauthorized switch-access attempts.
These measurements can be used to verify that your system and its users are not experiencing
performance degradation due to overloaded switch resources.
• Attendant Position report
• Security Violations report
• Tandem Traffic report
The following measurements are useful in helping you evaluate the network engineering design for
possible reconfiguration. They can help you decide how to reconfigure networks for lower-cost
operation.
• Hunt Group Measurements
• Automatic Route Selection Pattern Measurements
• Trunk Group Detailed Measurements
The following measurements and reports are needed for engineering and load balancing a large switch.
These measurements include:
• Blockage Study report
• Port Network and Link Usage
All of these measurements are accessible to an external host via the operation support system interface.
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Reports Generator
The Reports Generator is an easy-to-use, graphical reporting tool that does the following:
• Maintains a location database of all the systems managed
• Provides automated connections via predefined scripts to the various systems
• Captures all predefined reports immediately, or schedules off-peak downloading to your personal
computer
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Provides cut-through administration capability with a 513 terminal emulator
Provides flexible sorting and formatting options for report display and export to other applications
Provides an easy-to-navigate interface, with simple setup procedures
The scheduler can be used for off-peak, automatic polling of systems for daily reports required for
monitoring your S8100 Media Server environment. It can also be set up to invoke special scripts or
personal computer applications.
The Reports Generator produces all standard reports, plus the following:
• The Unused Extension Report shows all unused extensions.
• The Configuration Pictorial graphically depicts your system, with cabinet, carrier, and slot
representation. It maps the station data to the configuration data so you can easily determine
where stations are assigned for a port on a circuit pack. You can easily see which ports are free on
which slots and what the port names are.
• The Configuration Summary provides a total system inventory with totals of circuit packs in use
and the total number of free ports. It also recommends ways to consolidate and conserve
resources.
• The Station Reports allow you to sort station data in a variety of columns.
• The Phone Directory allows you to create and maintain a directory list for general distribution.
You can define some extensions as unlisted, and they will not be printed in the directory.
• The Out of Service Trunks report notifies you during off-peak hours of any trunks that are not
functioning.
All of these reports can export data formatted for use by other database management applications.
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Call charge information
Call charge information
S8100 provides two ways to know the approximate charge for outgoing calls:
• Advice of Charge – For ISDN trunks
Advice of Charge collects charge information from the public network for each outgoing call.
Charge advice is a number representing the cost of a call; it is recorded as either a charging or
currency unit.
• Periodic Pulse Metering – For non-ISDN trunks
Periodic Pulse Metering accumulates pulses transmitted from the public network at periodic
intervals during an outgoing call. At the end of the call, the number of pulses collected is the basis
for determining charges.
Call-charge information helps you to account for the cost of outgoing calls without waiting for the next
bill from your network provider. This information is especially important in countries where telephone
bills are not itemized. You can also use this information to let employees know the cost of their telephone
calls, encouraging them to save money on toll calls.
NOTE:
This is unavailable in some countries. Please check with your Account Executive or local
distributor for availability in your country.
Call detail recording
Call Detail Recording (CDR) helps you manage call costs by letting you monitor and analyze call
patterns and usage in your system.
Call detail recording features
S8100 CDR includes the following capabilities:
• Distinguish voice from data on trunk calls
• Determine if a data call used a conversion resource, such as a modem pool
• Choose whether to record the vector directory number in the “Dialed Number” field of the CDR
record, or record either the split or the agent extension in the same field
• Allow CDR records to be generated for internal calls (calls to and from a set of extensions,
including data endpoints) so administered (a maximum of 500 extensions in large configurations)
• With Call Privacy, allow up to seven digits of the dialed number to be blanked from the CDR
record
• Provide CDR call splitting, which allows incoming and outgoing calls to be split into separate call
records in order to track calls that transferred to other internal parties
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Security
Variable-format records
S8100 provides many different selectable formats. This offers a flexible means of incorporating new
fields in the call detail record as new switch features and new CDR devices become available. The
variable format allows you to define a record in terms of its content (from a set of available data
elements), the position of its fields, and the spacing between the fields. This method can be used to
construct the 15-, 18-, and 24-word standard formats and custom formats.
If calls come in while the CDR link is down and the buffer is filled to maximum, S8100 gives you the
following administrable call-record handling options:
• Block the calls with reorder
• Allow the calls to overwrite records
• Route the calls to an attendant with the option to proceed as a Non-Call Detail Recording call
Call detail recording devices
There is no RS-232 interface provided by S8100 for LAN. Your CDR output records are stored in
D:Avaya Data/CDR/ in files Cas.in and Cdr.out.
See Call accounting systems on page 44 for a description of the available call accounting systems.
Security
In addition to the toll-fraud detection options available with the Call Accounting Systems described in the
previous section, S8100 includes many other security features, some of which are an integral part of the
system design.
Call restrictions
By dialing an access code, administrators and attendants have the ability to restrict users from making or
receiving certain types of calls. There are five restrictions:
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Outward – Users cannot place external calls.
Station-to-station – Users cannot place or receive internal calls.
Termination – Users cannot receive any calls (except priority calls).
Toll – Users cannot place toll calls.
Total – Users can neither place nor receive any calls.
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Networking 11
Uniform Dial Plan
11 Networking
The Avaya S8100 Media Server with the Avaya G600 Media Gateway provides powerful voice and data
capabilities and connections to a variety of voice and data networks. S8100 builds on Avaya’s established
networking strengths to offer you network-management features, network interfaces, a variety of privatenetwork configurations, and end-to-end Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) capabilities.
Avaya’s leadership in developing and supporting open international networking standards is also apparent
in S8100’s compatibility with the QSIG global standards.
NOTE:
Some applications or products are unavailable in some countries. Please check with your
local distributor for further information.
Uniform Dial Plan
Uniform Dial Plan provides a common 4- or 5-digit dial plan that can be shared among a group of
private-network switches. Interswitch and intraswitch dialing both require 4- or 5-digit dialing. This
feature is used with either:
• An electronic tandem network (ETN)
• A main/satellite/tributary configuration and Distributed Communications Systems (DCS).
In addition, it can provide uniform 4- or 5-digit dialing between 2 or more private-switching systems
without ETN, main, satellite, and tributary switches, or DCS.
With Uniform Dial Plan (UDP), a unique 4- or 5-digit number is assigned to each station in the network.
A unique number (private-network location code plus extension) can be used at any location in the ETN
to access that station. S8100 enhances the standard uniform dial plan with the unrestricted 5-digit uniform
dial plan, which allows up to five digits to be parsed for call routing.
Distributed Communication System –
Integrated SDN and Non-Integrated SDN
For a multilocation company that requires several systems, DCS may be the answer. DCS is an
arrangement of private-network switches, referred to as nodes. The maximum number of nodes that can
be in a DCS complex varies from 20 to 63, depending on the particular configuration of switches. DCS
nodes can be physically located in the same building, spread across a campus, or scattered across the
country or around the world. Digital trunks interconnect the switches that serve the DCS complex. The
links connecting nodes in a DCS network may also be provided via a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
The functions and features of DCS are made possible by the use of an advanced interprocessor data link
connecting each switch, allowing call-processing information to be passed from one switch to another.
The data link supplies selected feature transparency and efficient utilization of shared facilities.
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Distributed Communication System – Integrated SDN and Non-Integrated SDN
Feature transparency means that features work the same from a user’s perspective, whether the
telephones involved are assigned to the same switch or to different switches. Users in a DCS can dial
each other with four or five digits as if they were all on the same switch.
Here are some examples of feature transparency in a DCS:
• Leave Word Calling (LWC) allows you to press a button on your telephone and leave a standard
“call me” message with your name and phone number. When your S8100 is linked with other
switches in a DCS, you can call any employee in the DCS complex and press the LWC button to
automatically leave a standard message.
• Calling-Party Name Display – If your telephone is equipped with a digital display, information
about the person calling you is displayed before you pick up the receiver. With DCS you know
who is calling and whether that person is in a nearby building or across the country.
• Centralized Messaging services for an entire DCS complex (subnetwork) may be coordinated by
one system, depending on the traffic volumes and versions of the main and remote switches. This
means that switches with smaller messaging requirements do not share a voice messaging system
with another switch.
S8100 features DCS over ISDN-PRI with path replacement for optimizing trunks. Thus, when you
transfer out of your INTUITY AUDIX voice messaging system, for example, S8100 sets up a new path
that optimizes system resources.
Distributed Communications System and ISDN
DCS nodes are connected by digital trunks (for example, using DS1 or ISDN-PRI facilities). S8100 can
send DCS messages over ISDN-PRI D channels. As a result, you are not limited to private or leased
facilities between your various locations. You can also use public-network services. (See Figure 6,
Sample network using DCS with ISDN-PRI, on page 101.)
The SDN supports every DCS transparency except the following:
• DCS attendant control of trunk group access
• DCS attendant direct trunk group selection
• DCS busy verification of terminals
All other capabilities and limitations associated with the DCS still apply.
INTUITY AUDIX messaging systems networked via DCS can also be supported over ISDN-PRI. (See
Chapter 4, “INTUITY AUDIX messaging system”, for more information.)
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S8100 Media Server DCS networks
S8100 Media Server DCS networks
If your company has two or more sites with S8100 or other Avaya switches, you can network them using
the DCS over ISDN-PRI feature (DCS+). This requires a system to use ISDN-PRI signaling. The
network connections can be either ISDN-PRI or DS1 private-network dedicated facilities. Figure 6,
Sample network using DCS with ISDN-PRI, on page 101 shows a network using ISDN-PRI signaling.
Figure 6: Sample network using DCS with ISDN-PRI
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QSIG global networking
S8100 is a pioneer in providing compatibility with the QSIG global networking protocol. This means that
you can connect S8100 with other switches throughout the world. Avaya developed the QSIG Global
Networking feature to comply with the QSIG standards developed by the European Computer
Manufacturer’s Association and the International Standardization Organization. It supports the ISDNPRI connection from switch to switch as long as both switches support the same protocol.
Avaya’s implementation of QSIG features the Name Identification supplementary service and the Call
Forwarding and Call Transfer features. QSIG enables the system to move calls from their original paths
to new paths that cost less or use resources more efficiently. New paths can be set up after a call has been
transferred or after a call has been forwarded using the Diversion with Rerouting feature. S8100’s
implementation of QSIG also supports the ISO QSIG private network diversion supplementary service,
as described in the QSIG standard.
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World-Class Routing
World-Class Routing
S8100 is a world-class system that meets the needs of global customers. One capability essential in
meeting these needs is the ability for users to flexibly dial any location in the world, regardless of the dial
plan used at that location. To fulfill this requirement, S8100 provides World-Class Routing.
World-Class Routing is a powerful enhancement to S8100’s call-routing capabilities, linking several callrouting features to build a communications network capable of providing flexible call routing for any
type of dialing plan while accommodating changes in both international and domestic dialing plans.
The following are key components of World-Class Routing:
• Digit Conversion converts a dialed number for public network number to a private network
number and vice versa. Dialed numbers matching entries in the digit conversion tables are treated
and converted. Converted calls can be routed via the most optimum route, resulting in reduced
network charges and appropriate use of the private network.
• Toll Analysis compares a dialed number to entries in the system’s list. Based on the results, calls
may be restricted from completion.
• Automatic Route Selection (ARS) digit analysis compares a dialed public network number with
entries in the system’s tables, mapping the number to a selected public network routing pattern.
• Automatic Alternate Routing (AAR) digit analysis compares a dialed private network number
with entries in the system’s tables, mapping the number to a selected private network routing
pattern.
World-Class Routing supports the ARS and AAR as separate features, but through generalized
administration applicable to both features, provides both with the same routing abilities. In addition, there
are a number of capabilities that enhance the flexibility of routing in supporting your domestic and/or
global calling requirements.
For example, 18-digit routing allows S8100 to determine call routing by analyzing up to 18 digits with no
restriction on the grouping or format of the digits, eliminating any assumptions about the use of a
particular dialing plan.
International Direct Distance Dialed calls generally consist of an international access code, a country
code, and a national number. Both codes may vary in length. S8100’s support for International Direct
Distance Dialed calls eliminates any restriction on the grouping and format of digits on ARS numbers.
Call routing is determined by the digits and the length of the dialed number.
Multinational World-Class Automatic Alternate Routing allows the Automatic Alternate Routing number
(Electronic Tandem Network number) to be any number of digits in length.
Digit conversion can be used to reroute numbers, initially dialed to use ARS, into AAR and vice versa.
This utility can analyze a maximum of 18 digits. In this way, destinations in a customer’s network can be
called using the public network number. This feature can also be used to reroute certain Direct Distance
Dialed destinations to specified alternate destinations (such as intercept, attendant, or another Direct
Distance Dialed number).
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Network management features
S8100 has a variety of features that enable you to manage your network resources effectively. Here are
just a few examples of S8100 features that can be used to manage your network:
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Subnetwork Trunking
Generalized Route Selection
Facility Restriction Level
Bearer Capacity Class
Remote Network Access
Public Network Call Priority
Authorization Codes
Time-of-Day Routing
Time-of-Day Routing allows you to select the most economical routing of Automatic Route Selection
and Automatic Alternate Routing calls based on the time of day and week a call is made.
With Time-of-Day Routing, your company can take advantage of lower calling rates during specific
times. If your company has locations in different time zones, you can maximize the use of your public or
private network facilities by utilizing those in the location that has the lowest calling rates at the
particular time a call is made. You can also use this feature to change the routing patterns when an office
is closed and to eliminate unauthorized calls. You can set up eight separate time of day charts to control
routing at different times of the day.
Automatic Route Selection
ARS routes public network calls on the most desirable (usually the most economical) trunking facilities
available on your S8100 when the call destinations are accessible through your public network.
S8100 supports up to 254 routing patterns. Each routing pattern consists of up to 6 routing preferences
(types of facilities) set up in the order you want them checked when a call is placed. Typically, the least
expensive facility will be first on the list; the most expensive will be last.
If Generalized Route Selection is not being used when a call is made, the system selects a routing pattern
based on the digits dialed. The system checks the routing preferences in that pattern in the order they
were listed, and the first available facility is used to place the call. If a facility is not available, the call can
be queued until a facility becomes available.
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Automatic Alternate Routing
AAR enables you to ensure that private network calls will be routed over the various trunking facilities
available in your private network in the most effective manner possible. As with ARS, you set up various
patterns for routing calls – in this case, with the private network. Depending on your S8100’s
configuration, you can have up to 254 routing patterns. Each pattern includes a primary preference – the
most preferred and direct route – and 5 alternate preferences. If the primary preference in a pattern is
unavailable, the system searches the alternate preferences in the specified order until it finds one
available.
Generalized Route Selection
Generalized Route Selection gives you the capability to not only select the optimal call routing based on
the dialed number, but also to select the appropriate facility based on the type of call. Generalized Route
Selection enhances ARS and AAR by incorporating additional parameters (such as the type of call) to be
used in the decision of how a call is routed.
Different types of calls require the use of different types of facilities. For example, high-speed data calls
must use digital facilities, whereas voice and voice-grade data calls can use either analog or digital
facilities. S8100 uses Generalized Route Selection to differentiate between these and other types of calls
and route them on the appropriate trunks. Based on the call types and available trunk facilities, voice and
data calls may be routed over different trunk types or integrated on the same trunk group. S8100 also
provides the capability to route calls based on the data format and the need for restricted or unrestricted
facilities.
In order to select the appropriate trunking facility for a call, S8100 must know the type of call being
made. In order to do this, each originating facility (such as a telephone or data module) has a bearercapability class assigned. Some originating facilities, such as data modules, may have multiple bearercapability classes. Each trunk group in the routing pattern is assigned a list of allowed bearer-capability
classes. When a user makes a call, the system queries the originating facility for its bearer-capability class
and then tries to route the call on a trunk group with a bearer-capability class that matches the bearercapability class of the originating facility. If an exact match is not found, the system then tries to find a
trunk group with a compatible bearer-capability class.
Since the system automatically chooses the right trunk based on the system administration, S8100’s dial
plan can be independent of the type of call being dialed. This flexibility makes life easier for your system
users, who do not have to worry about dialing a different access number for different call types.
Facility Restriction Levels
Facility Restriction Levels are used to limit user calling privileges for incoming and outgoing calls. The
Facility Restriction Level determines if a call attempt is permitted and which routes can be used or denied
in the routing process. Eight levels of Facility Restriction Levels can be assigned to telephones,
computers, and system management tools. S8100 does not require the Facility Restriction Level to be in
an ascending order when administered in the patterns or preferences through system management.
When a call is attempted, the system compares the Facility Restriction Level of the telephone with the
Facility Restriction Level of the trunk routes available to complete the call. If the Facility Restriction
Level of the telephone is equal to or higher than the Facility Restriction Level of trunks, the call is
completed; if it is lower, the call is blocked on that preference and compared to the Facility Restriction
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Level of the next route available. If the call fails to match the Facility Restriction Level on the available
preferences, the call may queue for the first available and compatible trunk group (equal to or higher).
S8100 also provides a feature called Alternate Facility Restriction Levels that allows the attendant to
temporarily change the Facility Restriction Levels on originating facilities to a different set of Facility
Restriction Levels. It is used to grant users greater access to trunking facilities than is normally provided,
such as when charges are lower during evening hours.
Authorization codes
Authorization codes are used on particular calls to temporarily raise a telephone’s Facility Restriction
Level. This feature is useful for those who make calls from telephones other than their own or from
outside the network. If a call you dial is blocked because the telephone’s Facility Restriction Level is too
low, you can enter your authorization code. If the Facility Restriction Level associated with the
authorization code is equal to or higher than the Facility Restriction Level of the trunk facilities required
to place the call, the call is then completed. Up to 5000 different authorization codes will be in effect for
your system at any one time. Using S8100 Media Server’s system management tools, you can assign
authorization codes and change their associated Facility Restriction Level and network access
permissions.
Network interfaces and equipment
S8100 supports a variety of interfaces to voice and data networks. Trunks supply links between S8100,
the public network, and other switches. DS1 interfaces offer high-speed digital connectivity between
switches.
Trunk group circuits
Trunks provide the communications links between S8100 and other switches, including central office
switches and other premises switches. Trunks that perform the same function are grouped together and
administered as trunk groups. Trunks interface with S8100 via port circuit packs. S8100’s trunk group
circuit types include the following:
Local exchange trunks
Local exchange trunks connect S8100 to a central office. The following are some of the types available:
• Central office trunks, which connect S8100 to the local central office for incoming and outgoing
calls
• Foreign exchange trunks, which connect S8100 to a central office other than the local one
• Wide Area Telecommunications Service trunks, which allow you to place long-distance outgoing
voice-grade calls to telephones in defined service areas, priced according to distance in the service
area, length of the call, time of day, and the day of the week
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• 800-service trunks, which let your business pay the charges for inbound long-distance calls so that
callers can reach you toll-free
• Direct Inward Dialing (DID) trunks, which connect S8100 to the local central office for incoming
calls dialed directly to stations without attendant assistance
• Digital Service 1 (DS1) trunks, which can be used to provide ISDN-PRI local exchange trunk
services. DS1 by itself can be used to provide local exchange trunk services
Tie trunks
Tie trunks carry communications between S8100 and other switches in a private network. Several types
of trunks can be used, depending on the type of private network you establish.
Auxiliary trunks
Auxiliary trunks connect devices with the switch. Some of the features that are supported with this type
of trunk are recorded announcements, telephone dictation service, malicious call trace, and loudspeaker
paging.
Miscellaneous trunks
Miscellaneous trunks perform functions that do not fit neatly into any of those already described:
• Release-link trunks are used between switch locations to provide Centralized Attendant Service
(CAS).
• Remote-access trunks provide off-premises users with access to S8100’s features and networking.
Digital interfaces
Avaya supports both T1 and E1 facilities. As industry standards around the world, T1 and E1 facilities
provide the latest alternative to analog trunking.
E1 interface
S8100 supports E1 connections. T1/E1 access and conversion allows simultaneous connection to both T1
(1.544 Mbps) and E1 (2.048 Mbps) facilities (using separate circuit packs).
T1 interfaces
When planning your networking requirements, one of the options you should consider is multiplexing
over Digital Services 1 (DS1) facilities. As the industry standard for interconnecting digital systems, DS1
is an economical alternative to analog trunking arrangements. Multiplexing up to 24 digitized voice/data
communications paths onto a single T1 carrier or other high-speed digital facility (such as fibre or
microwave) can reduce your network trunking and equipment costs.
Used to connect switches to the public network or to other switches in a private network, DS1 also
delivers high-speed, end-to-end digital connectivity. Voice and data calls are completed at transmission
speeds of up to 64 Kbps.
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ISDN
S8100 offers several options in supporting the DS1 interface. The options include support for voice-grade
DS1, alternate voice/data, and Digital Multiplexed Interface. The voice-grade DS1 interface is a T1 D4
channel-bank-compatible interface.
ISDN
S8100 provides complete Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) support. ISDN eliminates the need
for multiple, separate access arrangements for voice, data, facsimile, and video services and networks.
Using inexpensive twisted copper, ISDN can deliver voice, data, and video services in digital format.
ISDN is a global access standard established by the Consultative Committee for International Telephone
and Telegraph designed to help you move and manage information with unprecedented ease and
productivity – anywhere in the world. ISDN uses a layered protocol that conforms to layers one, two, and
three (physical, link, and network layers) of the 7-layer Open Systems Interconnect Reference Model of
the International Standards Organization.
S8100 supports the ISDN-PRI, which is used for connecting premises equipment such as switches to the
network and acts as a powerful interface between intelligent equipment such as switches and computers.
However, trunk-side BRI is supported in countries that support the Euro-ISDN (ETSI) standards.
Centralized Attendant Service
S8100 owners who have more than one switch location can benefit greatly by using the Centralized
Attendant Service (CAS) feature. CAS reduces the number of required attendants, and, in most cases, all
those attendants can be located at one of the switch locations, called “main.” Switches at the other
locations, called “branches,” redirect their calls to the CAS main. Thus, a company can have a centralized
attendant group at the headquarters office and can handle calls from there for the branch offices.
All locations in a CAS arrangement have a listed directory number. Calls to a branch listed directory
number terminate at the main location, even if the branch location has an attendant. These listed directory
number calls are routed to the centralized attendant group over trunk circuits called release-link trunks or
over QSIG trunks. These release-link trunks are used only for centralized attendant calls and signaling.
After a call is processed by the centralized attendant, it can be extended back to the branch location. The
release-link trunk is then dropped and made available for other calls to the centralized attendant.
If an S8100 is a node within a DCS and CAS is provided, a centralized attendant can do the following:
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Place test calls to telephones and trunk groups at other nodes
Receive a visual warning that all trunks in a remote trunk group are busy or that the number of
busy trunks in a remote group has reached a specified level
This feature ensures that all calls directed to an attendant at your company are handled efficiently.
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Main/Satellite/Tributary
Main/Satellite/Tributary
If you have modest network requirements, a main/satellite/tributary configuration is an attractive
possibility for private networking. In this configuration, one S8100 location is the main, and remote
switches are satellites or tributaries. Attendant positions and public network facilities are usually
concentrated at the main.
All calls to or from a satellite pass through the switch at the main. The system appears to be a single
switch with one listed directory number. A uniform dial plan provides a common 4-digit or 5-digit dial
plan for a main/satellite configuration.
A tributary is similar to a satellite, but it has one or more attendant positions and its own listed directory
number. Calls to its listed directory number go directly to the tributary.
The switches in a main/satellite/tributary network are connected by tie trunks. Trunks and switching
facilities can be added as requirements grow.
An important S8100 networking feature is Main/Satellite Extended Trunk Access. Extended Trunk
Access allows dialed digits that are undefined at a satellite or tributary switch to be routed over a trunk
group to a main switch for interpretation. This flexibility means changes to the network numbering plan
do not have to be propagated to all switches. Extended Trunk Access improves your control and reduces
administration costs by making trunk networks considerably easier to maintain.
Electronic Tandem Network
If your company requires a medium-to-large network spanning a large geographic area, nationwide or
even worldwide, Electronic Tandem Network (ETN) is the answer. An ETN is a wide-area private
network that tandems calls through one or more switches to route the calls to their destinations.
An ETN consists of tandem switches, inter-tandem tie trunks that interconnect them, access or bypass
trunks from tandem switches to main switches, and the software and equipment to support call routing
over the trunking facilities. Different ETN locations are connected via analog or digital tie trunks. For
example, a DS1 interface can act as a high-speed (1.544 Mbps) digital backbone for voice and data
communications between ETN locations.
An ETN can be configured hierarchically. An ETN can connect individual switches; it can also connect
other private networks (such as Main/Satellite/Tributary networks) together.
Within an ETN, each location is identified by a unique private network location code, similar to the
public network office codes that exist within an area code. When accessing the ETN, a user dials a feature
access code for the Automatic Alternate Routing feature plus the 7-digit number, for a total of eight
digits.
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Agent administration
12 SNMP native agent
The Avaya S8100 Media Server with the Avaya G600 Media Gateway includes an SNMP (Simple
Network Management Protocol) Native Agent. Native Agent provides an SNMP interface to the system’s
alarm and error tables, select performance measurements, and select configuration data. Native Agent
also supports SNMP traps for S8100 alarms and restarts, INTUITY AUDIX alarms, and Windows 2000
events.
Avaya Fault and Performance Manager, Avaya’s SNMP-based fault and performance management
product, also supports S8100. Avaya Fault and Performance Manager runs on Windows 2000 and UNIX
workstations, and collects fault, performance, and configuration data from switches via the Avaya Proxy
Agent. Fault and Performance Manager receives S8100 data by sending SNMP requests to S8100’s
SNMP Native Agent.
Users can integrate Fault and Performance Manager with a Network Management System (NMS), either
HP OpenView or Tivoli NetView. This allows users to manage their S8100 Media Servers and data
networks from a central location. The NMS catches traps that Native Agents send, colors the S8100 icons
according to the trap’s severity, and records the traps in the NMS trap log. A network manager can use the
NMS to copy and move the icons created for different S8100 devices to specific OpenView or NetView
maps of their choosing. The network manager can then look at the S8100 data that the Native Agent
provides by using the NMS’s MIB browser.
Agent administration
All SNMP agent administration can be performed from the command line and Web server. An
administrator specifies the community string that Agent uses for authentication. However, Agent must be
restarted for community string administration changes to take effect. In addition, an administrator can
specify the MIB access permissions and whether traps can be received for up to 50 different network
managers (IP addresses). Again, Agent must be restarted for network manager administration changes to
take effect.
S8100 Media Server data
The S8100 SNMP Native Agent provides an MIB interface to all the configuration and fault data that the
Avaya Proxy Agent provides for Avaya servers (except, of course, for data that does not apply to S8100).
The supported data is as follows:
Via the SNMP MIB
Agent provides S8100 version information for the active switch processing element (including memory
resident software version, update identifier, and update state). It also supports retrieval of S8100 alarms,
errors, and restarts.
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Via the SNMP
Agent allows retrieval of S8100 status data, system time, trunk group information, board data, DS1 board
data, ATM board data, port data, station data, and data modules. It provides retrieval of information
regarding trunk outage data, lightly-used trunks, long and short trunk holding times, and trunk group
performance measurements. In addition, it provides tables of the S8100 Media Server’s external devices,
of the trunks in a trunk group, tables allowing access to the contents of the S8100 Media Server’s bulletin
board, and tables of the S8100 Media Server’s signaling groups.
SNMP traps
The S8100 Media Server agent generates SNMP traps for S8100 alarms and restarts. Per requests by the
Avaya Proxy Agent customers, it also generates traps for resolved alarms. The same traps are generated
for all alarms. SNMP traps are sent for each new S8100 alarm, when S8100 alarms are resolved, and for
S8100 restarts.
The agent will generate SNMP traps for INTUITY AUDIX alarms that are sent to the Global Alarm
Monitor (GAM), and send SNMP traps for Windows 2000 events that are sent to the GAM.
For INTUITY AUDIX alarm traps, the SNMP Native Agent also implements the portions of the
CornerStone MIB that apply to alarms. For S8100 Media Server data, S8100 uses a new MIB, which is a
modified subset of the Avaya Proxy Agent MIB.
S8100 Media Server co-resident modules
The SNMP agent uses the S8100 co-resident modules as follows:
GAM
The SNMP agent will not send alarms to the GAM for INADS alarm reporting, but will receive alarm
notifications from the GAM. The SNMP agent generates TCP/IP alarm notifications (traps) based on
alarm notifications received from the GAM.
WatchDog
The SNMP agent is registered with the S8100 Media Server WatchDog process. This allows it to start
automatically when the operating system is booted. An administrator will also be able to start and stop the
native agent manually. The SNMP native agent will not subscribe to the S8100 Media Server WatchDog
“heartbeat” (handshake) service.
License server
The SNMP agent will use the license server.
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Avaya Site Administration
The SNMP Native Agent does not require Avaya Site Administration. Administration of SNMP Native
Agent is via GAS commands.
Logins and the LAC
The LAC is modified to provide a special interface for the SNMP. This interface allows the SNMP agent
to access S8100 at an inads level without knowing the password for this login. The interface will be
restricted to local machine instances of SNMP only.
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Features
This appendix lists the features of the Avaya S8100 Media Server with the Avaya G600 Media Gateways
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Trunk group features
This appendix lists the S8100 capabilities available in the U.S. and most other countries. Some of the
listed features are optional and some may not be available in specific countries. Please check with your
local Avaya representative for further information about system features and what is available in your
country.
Administrator’s Guide for Avaya Communication Manager (555-233-506) describes each feature in detail
and provides complete implementation and administration information. Some features are systems of
their own and have their own documentation, such as Call Detail Recording, INTUITY AUDIX
messaging system, and Call Management System. See your local distributor for more information on
each of these features.
Automatic routing features
S8100 provides a variety of automatic routing features for public and private networks. Automatic
Alternate Routing (AAR) and Automatic Route Selection (ARS) are the foundation for these automatic
routing features. They route calls based on the preferred (normally the least expensive) route available at
the time the call is placed. Generally, AAR routes calls over a private network and ARS routes calls using
the public network numbering plan. However, both AAR and ARS support public and private networks.
You can use the other features listed in this section when you use AAR and ARS.
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AAR/ARS Partitioning
Alternate Facility Restriction Levels
Facility Restriction Levels and Traveling Class Marks
Generalized Route Selection
Subnet Trunking
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Administered Connections
Administrable Language Displays
Administration Change Notification
Administration Without Hardware
Alphanumeric Dialing
Alternate Operations Support System Alarm Number
Answer Detection
Attendant Auto-Manual Splitting
Attendant Backup Alerting
Attendant Call Waiting
Attendant Calling of Inward Restricted Stations
Attendant Console
Attendant Control of Trunk Group Access
Attendant Crisis Alert
Attendant Direct Extension Selection With Busy Lamp Field
Attendant Direct Trunk Group Selection
Attendant Display
Attendant Intrusion (Call Offer)
Attendant Override of Diversion Features
Attendant Priority Queue
Attendant Recall
Attendant Release Loop Operation
Attendant Serial Calling
Attendant Split Swap
Audible Message Waiting
Audio Information Exchange Interface
Authorization Codes
Auto Start and Don’t Split
Automatic Callback
Automatic Call Timer
Automatic Circuit Assurance
Automatic Exclusion
Automatic Incoming Call Display
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Automatic Transmission Measurement System
Block Collect Call
Bridged Call Appearance – multiappearance telephone
Bridged Call Appearance – single-line telephone
Bulletin Board
Busy Verification of Terminals and Trunks
Call Charge Information
Call Coverage
Call Detail Recording
Call Forwarding
Call Park
Call Pickup
Call Waiting Termination
Class of Restriction
Class of Service
Code Calling Access
Conference – Attendant
Conference – Terminal
Consult
Controlled Toll Restriction
Coverage Callback
Coverage Incoming Call Identification
Crisis Alert to a Digital Station
Customer-Provided Equipment Alarm
Data Call Setup
Data Hot Line
Data Privacy
Data Restriction
Default Dialing
Demand Print
Dial Access to Attendant
Dial Plan
Dialed Number Identification Service
Distinctive Ringing
Dual DCP I-Channels
Easy Beyond Today
Emergency Access to the Attendant
Enhanced Abbreviated Dialing
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Enhanced Voice Terminal Display
Extended User Administration of Redirected Calls
External Device Alarming
Facility Busy Indication
Facility Test Calls
Fiber Link Administration
Go to Cover
Group Listen
Group Paging
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Hunt Groups
Individual Attendant Access
Integrated Directory
Integrated Services Digital Network – Basic Rate Interface (ISDN-BRI)
Intercept Treatment
Intercom – Automatic
Intercom – Dial
Internal Automatic Answer
Last Number Redial
Leave Word Calling
Line Lockout
Listed Directory Number
Loudspeaker Paging Access
Manual Message Waiting
Manual Originating Line Service
Manual signaling
Meet-Me Conferencing
Misoperation Handling
Modem Pooling
Multiappearance Preselection and Preference
Music-on-Hold Access
Night Service
Numeric Terminal Display
PC/PBX Connection
Personal Station Access
Personalized Ringing
Power Failure Transfer (Emergency Transfer)
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Features A
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Priority Calling
Privacy – Attendant Lockout
Privacy – Manual Exclusion
Public Network Call Priority
Pull Transfer
Recall signaling
Recorded Announcements
Recent Change History
Recorded Announcement
Recorded Telephone Dictation Access
Remote Access
Restriction – Controlled
Ringback Queuing
Ringer Cutoff
Ringing – Abbreviated and Delayed
Security Violation Notification
Send All Calls
Station Hunting
Station Security Codes
Station Used As Virtual Extension
Station User Administration
Telephone Self Administration
Temporary Bridged Appearance
Tenant Partitioning
Terminal Translation Initialization
Terminating Extension Group
Timed Reminder and Attendant Timers
Transfer
Transfer – Outgoing Trunk to Outgoing Trunk
Translation Copy Protection
Trunk Flash
Trunk Group Busy/Warning Indicators to Attendant
Trunk Identification By Attendant
Trunk-to-Trunk Transfer
Visually Impaired Attendant Service
Voice Message Retrieval
Voice Terminal Alerting Options
Voice Terminal Display
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Call-center features
• Whisper Page
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Call-center features
S8100 offers the following features designed to help you set up and maintain a modern call center:
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Abandoned Call Search
Add/Remove Skills
Agent Call Handling
Auto-Available Split
Automatic Call Distribution
Basic Call Management System
BCMS-VU (additional cost)
Best Services Routing (Queue to Best)
Call Prompting
Call Vectoring
Calling Party/Billing Number
CentreVu Advocate
CentreVu CT Server (additional cost)
CentreVu Virtual Routing
Direct Agent Announcement
Duplicate Agent
Expert Agent Selection
Flexible Billing
Holiday Vectoring
Inbound Call Management
Intraflow and Interflow
Enhanced Look-Ahead Interflow
Malicious Call Trace
Multimedia Call Handling
Multiple Call Handling
Queue Status Indications
Reason Codes
Redirection on No Answer
Remote Agent Logout
Service Observing
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VDN in a Coverage Path
VDN of Origin Announcement
Voice Response Integration
VuStats
Private networking features
The great expandability of S8100 makes it a logical choice for setting up private networks. Consequently,
the system includes many private networking features:
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Centralized Attendant Service
Distributed Communications System
DCS Alphanumeric Display for Terminals
DCS Attendant Control of Trunk Group Access
DCS Attendant Display
DCS Automatic Callback
DCS Automatic Circuit Assurance
DCS Busy Verification of Terminals and Trunks
DCS Call Coverage
DCS Call Forwarding
DCS Call Waiting
DCS Distinctive Ringing
DCS Leave Word Calling
DCS Multiappearance Conference/ Transfer
DCS Over ISDN-PRI D-channel
DCS Trunk Group Busy/Warning Indication
DCS With Reroute
Enhanced DCS
Extended Trunk Access
Extension Number Portability
Inter-PBX Attendant Calls
Node Number Routing
Private Network Access
QSIG
QSIG Call Completion
QSIG Call Forwarding (Diversion)
QSIG Call Independent Signaling Connections
QSIG Call Transfer
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QSIG Message Waiting Indication (MWI)
QSIG Name and Number Identification
QSIG Path Replacement With Replacement
QSIG Value- Called Number ID
Transit Counter
Uniform Dial Plan
User to User Information over Public Network
Trunk-group features
S8100 offers an array of features for managing trunk groups efficiently:
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ATM Trunks
Brazil – R2 MFC Backwards Signal
Call-by-Call Service Selection
Caller ID on Analog Trunks
CAMA – E911 Trunks
DS1 Trunk Service (T1 and E1)
Digital Multiplexed Interface
Facility and Non-Facility Associated Signaling
IP Trunks
ISDN – BRI and PRI
Wideband Switching
S8100 Overview
December 2003
Index
Numerics
Index
Numerics
4600-series IP telephones, 31, 83
6400-series DCP telephones, 33
6400-series digital telephones, 33
800-service trunks, 106
8400-series digital telephones, 35
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accessing INTUITY AUDIX administration, 48
adjuncts
alerts, 43
audio paging, 42
call accounting systems, 44
delayed announcement systems, 42
external speakerphones, 43
headsets, 42
Magic On Hold, 42
Magic On Hold Express, 42
on hold systems, 42
paging, 42
power systems, 41
professional announcement recordings, 42
sensors, 43
visual paging, 42
administration, 92
Administration Without Hardware, 92
Advice of Charge, 96
alerts, 43
Alternate Facility Restriction Level, 105
announcement recordings, 42
announcement systems, 42
announcements, INTUITY AUDIX, 51
Application Starter Packages
DSA, 25
System Administration, 25
ASAI and Computer Telephony Adjunct links, 73
Attendant Position reports, 94
Attendant Vectoring, 62
audio paging, 42
audioconferencing systems, 38
authorization codes, 104, 105
Automated Attendant, 57
Automatic Alternate Routing
description, 104
Multinational World Class, 102
World Class Routing, 102
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Automatic Available hunt groups, 61
Automatic Call Distribution (ACD)
Automatic Available hunt groups, 61
Call Center, 60
Dialed-Number Identification Service, 61
hunt groups, 61
Interflow, 61
Malicious Call Trace (MCT), 61
Queue Status, 61
queuing, 61
redirection of hunt group calls, 61
Redirection on No Answer, 61
Station Hunting, 61
Automatic Route Selection
description, 103
Generalized Route Selection, 103
World Class Routing, 102
Automatic Routing features, 113
Automatic Station Relocation, 93
auxiliary trunks, 106
Avaya CTI server, 73
Avaya FAX Messaging, 56
Avaya FreeWorks Solutions, 75
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Basic Call Management System, 62
Call Center, 62
reports, 62
BCMS Vu, 66
Bearer Capability Class
description, 104
requirements, 104
Bulletin Board, 58
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Call Accounting, 24
call accounting systems, 44
eCAS, 44
eCAS Lite, 44
Infortel for Windows Lodging, 45
INTUITY Call Accounting, 44
Quantum Series, 44
Call Answer, 51
Call Answering for Nonresident Subscribers,
telecommuting, 87
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Call Center
Attendant Vectoring, 62
Automatic Call Distribution (ACD), 60
Basic Call Management System, 62
BCMS Vu, 66
Call Center Basic, 63
Call Center Deluxe, 64
Call Center Elite, 64
CentreVu Advocate, 65
CentreVu Call Management System, 68
CentreVu Explorer II, 70
CentreVu Supervisor, 69
CentreVu Virtual Routing, 64
CentreVu Visual Vectors, 71
Drop-In Solutions, 71
features, 118
IP600 functionality, 24
routing, 59
Call Charge information, 96
Call Coverage
call redirection, 61
Call Detail Recording, 96
Call Forwarding All Calls, Interflow, 61
Call Forwarding Off-Net, telecommuting, 85
call management systems
Attendant Vectoring, 62
CentreVu Call Management System, 68
CentreVu Explorer II, 70
CentreVu Supervisor, 69
CentreVu Visual Vectors, 71
call redirection
Call Coverage, 61
Interflow, 61
Intraflow, 61
call restrictions, 97
Calling-Party Name Display, 100
CallMaster digital telephones, 61
central office trunks, 105
Centralized Attendant Service, 107
centralized messaging, 100
CentreVu Advocate, 65
CentreVu Call Management System, 68
CentreVu Compact Call Center Drop-In Solutions, 71
CentreVu Explorer II, 70
CentreVu Supervisor, 69
CentreVu Virtual Routing, 64
CentreVu Visual Vectors, 71
Class of Restriction
reports, 93
Class of Service
reports, 93
Compact Call Center Drop-In Solutions, 71
Computer Telephony Integration Solutions
FastCall, 74
Intuition, 74
Server-Based Solutions, 73
third-party applications, 73
configurations
main/satellite/tributary, 108
console solutions, 31, 109
CONVERSANT
voice response software, 59
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cordless telephones, 75
co-resident DEFINITY LAN Gateway (DLG), 73
CTI links, 73
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DEFINITY Extender, 86
DEFINITY LAN Gateway (DLG), 73
DEFINITY Wireless Business System
R1 - PWT, 77
delayed announcement systems, 42
desktop solutions, 31, 109
Dialed-Number Identification Service
ACD, 61
Digit Conversion, 102
digital interfaces, 106
Digital Networking
INTUITY AUDIX, 53
Digital Service 1 trunks, 106
Digital Services 1 (DS1) interface
DEFINITY ECS support, 106
multiplexing, 106
Direct Inward Dialing trunks, 106
distributed communications system (DCS)
feature transparency, 100
ISDN, 100
networks, 101
nodes, 100
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conventions, 14
using, 13
Drop-In Solutions, 71
DS1 interface, 106
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E1 interfaces, 106
EC500 mobility communications solution, 78
Electronic Tandem Network, 108
equipment
network, 105
Extended User Administration of Redirected Calls
Telecommuting Access, 85
external speakerphones, 43
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Facility Restriction Level, 105
authorization codes, 105
description, 104
FastCall, 74
FAX Messaging, 56
feature transparency
distributed communications system (DCS), 100
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December 2003
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Alternate Facility Restriction Level, 105
basic, 114
Call Center, 118
Centralized Attendant Service, 107
INTUITY AUDIX, 50
INTUITY AUDIX telecommuting, 87
Network Management, 103
networking, 119
supported by IP600/G600, 113
telecommuting, 85
trunk group, 120
foreign exchange trunks, 105
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Generalized Route Selection
Automatic Route Selection, 103
description, 104
generating reports, 93
INTUITY AUDIX
administration, accessing, 48
announcements, 51
Call Answer, 51
Digital Networking, 53
features, 50
mailboxes, 52
TCP/IP, 53
telecommuting features, 87
voice messaging, 50
voice messaging languages, 51
INTUITY AUDIX Messaging, 47
IP agent, 83
IP Softphones, 32, 82
IP Solutions
Softphones, 82
IP telephones, 83
IP Telephony, 81
ISDN, 107
capabilities and features, 107
DCS, 100
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combo board, 26
TN2314 circuit pack, 26
headsets, 42
historical reports, 62
hunt groups
Automatic Available, 61
interflow, 61
overflow, 61
queuing, 61
redirection of ACD calls, 61
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digital, 106
EI, 106
network, 105
T1, 106
Interflow
ACD hunt groups, 61
Call Forwarding All Calls, 61
international
availability of Mobility features, 75
international direct distance dialed calls, 102
Intraflow
Call Coverage paths, 61
redirection of ACD hunt group calls, 61
Intuition, 74
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Leave Word Calling, 100
local exchange trunks, 105
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Magic On Hold, 42
Magic On Hold Express, 42
main/satellite/tributary configurations, 108
Malicious Call Trace (MCT), ACD, 61
measurements
performance, 94
Mobility Solutions
description, 75
long range, 77
medium range, 75
multiline digital cordless business telephone, 75
Multinational World Class Automatic Alternate
Routing, 102
Multiple Personal Greetings, telecommuting, 87
multiplexing, DS1 interface, 106
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interfaces, 105
management, 103
Network Management features, 103
networking features, 119
networking solutions, 99
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Outcalling, telecommuting, 87
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paging, 42
performance measurements, 94
Periodic Pulse Metering, 96
Personal Station Access, telcommuting, 85
Pipeline 15, 86
Portless administration, 92
power systems, 41
Priority Outcalling, telecommuting, 87
private networking features, 119
professional announcement recordings, 42
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QSIG Global Networking, 101
Queue-Status, ACD, 61
queuing
ACD, 61
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real-time reports, 62
redirection of calls
Interflow, 61
Intraflow, 61
Redirection on No Answer, ACD, 61
release-link trunks, 106
reliability, 28
remote access
telecommuting, 85
trunks, 106
Remote Call Coverage, telecommuting, 85
reporting, 93
reports
Attendant Position, 94
Basic Call Management System, 62
Class of Restriction, 93
Class of Service, 93
historical, 62
real-time, 62
Security Violations, 94
Site Data, 93
Tandem Traffic, 94
Traffic Summary, 94
Reports Generator, 95
road warrior, 82
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routing
Automatic Alternate Routing, 104
Automatic Route Selection, 103
Call Center calls, 59
Generalized Route Selection, 104
Time of Day, 103
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S8100/G600
backup/restore, 23
capacities
IMAPI sessions, 24
INTUITY AUDIX, 24
extended FAX addresses, 25
external messaging adjuncts, 25
S8100/G600 functionality, 20
security, 14, 97
Security Violation Notification, 97
Security Violations reports, 94
sensors, 43
Server-Based Solutions, 73
Site Data
reports, 93
SNMP, 109
SNMP native agent, 109
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CONVERSANT voice response, 59
Software Defined Network (SDN), DCS features not
supported, 100
speakerphones, 75
external, 43
Station Hunting, ACD, 61
Station Security Codes, telecommuting, 86
surge protectors, 41
Switch features, 59
System Administration, 25
system administration, 89
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Tandem Traffic reports, 94
telecommuter, 82
telecommuting, 85
Call Answering for Nonresident Subscriber, 87
Call Forwarding Off-Net, 85
DEFINITY Extender, 86
Extended User Administration of Redirected Calls, 85
features, 85
INTUITY AUDIX features, 87
Multiple Personal Greetings, 87
Outcalling, 87
Personal Station Access, 85
Pipeline 15, 86
Priority Outcalling, 87
Remote Call Coverage, 85
Station Security Codes, 86
S8100 Overview
December 2003
Index
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telecommuting/virtual office, 85
telephones
4600 series, 31
6400 series, 33
6400 series DCP, 33
8400 series, 35
CallMaster digital, 61
cordless, 75
multiline digital cordless business, 75
speakerphones, 75
wireless, 76
terminal power supplies, 41
Terminal Translation Initialization, 93
tie trunks, 106
Time of Day Routing, 103
TN2302AP IP media processor, 82
TN2314 circuit packs
contents of, 26
Toll Analysis, 102
Traffic Summary reports, 94
Transmission Control Program/Internet Protocol (TCP/
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INTUITY AUDIX, 53
TransTalk 9000, 75
trunk group circuits, description, 105
trunk group features, 120
trunking facilities, selecting, 104
trunks
800-service, 106
auxiliary, 106
central office, 105
Direct Inward Dialing, 106
DS1, 106
foreign exchange, 105
local exchange, 105
miscellaneous, 106
release-link, 106
remote access, 106
tie, 106
Wide Area Telecommunications Service, 105
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December 2003
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Uniform Dial Plan, 99
uninterruptible power systems (UPS), 41
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virtual office, 85
Virtual Office Solutions, 85
visual paging, 42
voice messaging
INTUITY AUDIX, 50
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access, 25
Wide Area Telecommunications Service trunks, 105
wireless
Solutions, 75
telephones, features, 76
X-Station Mobility, 37
World Class Routing, 102
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X-Station Mobility, 37
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December 2003
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