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DCN Next Generation
Intercom
en Software User Manual
LBB 4173/00
About this manual
This user manual is divided into five chapters.
Chapters 1 and 2 provide background information
and chapters 3 and 4 provide detailed user
information and chapter 5 provides general
information as follows:
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Chapter 1 - Intercom - containing a brief
overview of the Digital Congress Network Next
Generation and an overview of the functionality
of the Intercom application.
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Chapter 2 - Getting started - containing details of
how to start the Intercom application from the
Startup screen and a description of the Help
facility.
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Chapter 3 - Preparing for a conference containing details about pre-conference activities
using Intercom, such as working with intercom
files, setting up and deleting special intercom
links and specifying intercom settings.
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Chapter 4 - Intercom activity during a
conference - containing details of handling
incoming intercom calls, generating intercom
calls, printing, and exiting Intercom.
Manual conventions
For clarity this user manual uses consistent styles,
symbols and typographical conventions. They are:
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Note
General notes are contained within rules and
indicated with this symbol in the left margin.
Notes are used to draw attention to special
actions or information.
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Caution
A caution is contained within rules and
indicated with this symbol at the left margin.
Cautions are used to draw attention to actions
or commands that could lead to a loss of
information or damage to equipment
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Tip
A tip is contained within a box and indicated
with this symbol at the left margin. Tips are use
to provide supplementary information that may
make an action quicker or easier to carry out.
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An action (to be carried out by the user) is shown
with a larger round bullet mark.
Typographical conventions
The following typographical conventions (text styles)
are used in this manual:
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Typed input - information to be typed in using
the keyboard is shown as:
Filename
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Single key - input via a single key (or keys) on
the keyboard is shown as:
<enter>, <shift>, etc.
Multiple keys - input via a combination of keys
pressed together is shown as:
<ctrl>+<p>, <alt>+<f4>
Screen text - information that appears on screen
is shown as:
‘Choose Startup Modules:’
Hyperlinks
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references to pages, figures, tables, etc. in this digital
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Table of contents
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1.1
1.1.1
2
2.1
2.1.1
2.2
2.2.1
2.2.2
2.2.3
2.2.4
2.2.5
2.2.6
2.2.7
2.2.8
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3.1
3.1.1
3.2
3.2.1
3.3
3.4
3.4.1
3.4.2
4
4.1
4.1.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.4.1
4.4.2
Intercom ......................................................................... 4
About Intercom ........................................................ 4
What is Intercom?................................................... 4
Getting started ............................................................ 5
Starting Intercom..................................................... 5
The Startup screen ................................................. 5
Selecting an installation- (and a names) file..... 5
The Intercom icon................................................... 5
Using Help ................................................................ 5
The Help menu......................................................... 5
Index ........................................................................... 6
Keyboard ................................................................... 6
Commands ............................................................... 6
Procedures ............................................................... 6
Glossary .................................................................... 6
Using Help ................................................................ 6
About.......................................................................... 6
Preparing for a conference ................................... 8
The main window .................................................... 8
The menu bar ........................................................... 8
Working with intercom files .................................. 9
Intercom file options ............................................... 9
Creating a new intercom file ................................ 9
Opening an existing intercom file ....................... 9
Saving an intercom file ........................................10
Saving an intercom file under a new name ....10
Deleting an intercom file .....................................10
Setting up special intercom links ......................11
Determining where the special link begins.....11
Search.....................................................................12
Determining who the special link goes to.......12
Making the link ......................................................12
Deleting special intercom links..........................12
Specifying intercom settings ..............................13
Ring Tone................................................................13
Logging intercom activity ....................................13
Intercom activity during a conference.......... 14
Handling incoming intercom calls .....................14
Routing incoming intercom calls .......................14
Selecting a delegate, chairman or interpreter
for connection .......................................................15
Search.....................................................................15
Connecting an incoming call .............................15
Generating intercom calls ...................................16
Selecting a delegate, chairman or interpreter
for connection .......................................................16
Connecting the call..............................................16
Printing.....................................................................16
Exiting Intercom .....................................................17
Temporarily exiting Intercom...............................17
Permanently exiting Intercom .............................17
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1.1 About Intercom
1.1.1 What is Intercom?
The Intercom module is one of the software modules
designed for monitoring and controlling conferences
and discussions using the contribution equipment.
Intercom provides a means of setting up and
controlling intercom calls between delegates,
chairmen and interpreters during a conference. It
allows several types of calls to be made:
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From participant to operator, or vice versa
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Between participants, via the operator or directly
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From interpreter to operator, or vice versa
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From interpreter to chairman
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Between interpreters, via the operator or directly
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From participant to interpreter, or vice versa, via
the operator or directly
The Intercom software is used in combination with
the intercom handset. This unit can be attached to
chairman and delegate units, and allows private twoway communication in the manner of a normal
telephone conversation.
The software provides assistance in both the preconference creation of an intercom network, and the
routing and controlling of intercom calls once the
conference is under way. Preparation work includes
assigning special intercom links between participants,
interpreters or a combination of both.
Those to receive intercom facilities can be identified
either by the seat number assigned using System
Installation (LBB 4185) or the screen line assigned
using Delegate Database (LBB 4180). A search
facility is available to simplify this task. Once the
conference is taking place, the operator can establish
and re-route intercom calls via simple on-screen
windows. The Intercom module differs from other
software modules in that it is automatically activated
from an iconized state if an intercom call is made by
a participating delegate.
The number of audio channels available for intercom
purposes is set using the System Installation software.
The minimum available number of channels is zero,
and the maximum is 6. The first channel is used for
busy and ring-tones, the other channels are the actual
intercom channels so the maximum number of
simultaneous calls possible is 5. When no channels
are assigned for intercom purposes, the Intercom
software module cannot be used.
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Note
It is not possible to start Intercom if 30 or more
language channels have been selected in the
System Installation module.
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Getting started
2.1 Starting Intercom
2.1.1 The Startup screen
The Intercom program is started from the Startup
screen (shown below).
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The software uses two user-created files that contain
important information about the installed hardware
configuration and about delegates’ names. These files
are:
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Installation file - containing information about
channel assignment and the numbers that have
been assigned to all microphones connected to
the system. These seat numbers are assigned
using the System Installation software (LBB 4185).
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Names file - containing information about the
name, seat number and other conference and
personal details of participating delegates. Names
files are created using the Delegate Database
software (LBB 4180).
The software modules may be started up from the
Startup main window without specifying either an
installation or names file. However, some software
modules will not run without the appropriate
installation or names file.
Intercom makes use of the information contained
both in an installation file and a names file. The
screen line as specified in a names file is used by
Intercom to define delegates. The seat numbers
assigned using System Installation and contained in
an installation file are also used. The number of
communication channels to be used for intercom
purposes is also assigned using System Installation
and contained in an installation file.
Figure 1 The Startup screen
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Note
Selecting an installation- (and a names) file
For details on selecting an installation- (and a names)
file, please refer to the Startup user manual (LBB
4190).
For starting the Startup program from an icon
at the Windows desktop, refer to the Startup
user manual.
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Note
If there are no intercom channels assigned in
the System Installation module, then it will not
be possible to open the Intercom module, and
the Intercom icon will be grayed out.
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Note
It is not possible to start Intercom if 30 or more
language channels have been selected in the
System Installation module.
The Intercom icon
For details on the Intercom icon and how to start
Intercom from Startup, please refer to the Startup
user manual (LBB 4190).
2.2 Using Help
2.2.1 The Help menu
The ‘Help’ menu in the title bar contains commands
for an on-screen help facility. This help facility
contains information on all commands in the ‘File’
menu, on which keyboard keys are functional, a
description of how to use the software, information
on how to use the help facility itself, plus an index
and a glossary of terms. All information contained in
this user manual is also found in the ‘Help’ facility.
The ‘Help’ facility contains the following options:
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Index
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Keyboard
Commands
Procedures
Glossary
Using Help
About Intercom.
2.2.2 Index
To access the index:
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Select the ‘Help’ menu and click on ‘Index’.
A full list of subjects covered by the help facility is
given in alphabetical order. For more information on
any subject contained in the index:
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Click on the required subject in the index.
An on-screen page with the requested information
will appear.
2.2.3 Keyboard
This gives information on which keys on your
keyboard can be used with the software. This
includes using keys to activate menu items, to move
around in dialogue boxes, for short cuts, and to select
options from the main window. To access the
‘Keyboard’ help facility:
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Select the ‘Help’ menu and click on ‘Keyboard’.
A list of different key types is given. For more
information on any key type contained in the list:
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Click on the required key type in the list.
An on-screen page with the requested information
will appear.
2.2.4 Commands
This gives information on all menu options, covering
the ‘File’, ‘Edit’, ‘View’, ‘Settings’ and ‘Help’ menus.
To access the ‘Commands’ help facility:
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Select the ‘Help’ menu and click on ‘Commands’.
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Select the ‘Help’ menu and click on ‘Procedures’.
A list of topics is given. For more information on any
topic contained in the list:
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Click on the required topic in the list.
A list of options for the selected topic is given. For
more information on any option contained in the list:
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Click on the required option in the list.
An on-screen page with the requested information
will appear.
2.2.6 Glossary
To access the glossary:
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Select the ‘Help’ menu and click on ‘Glossary’.
A list of terms used in the help facility is given in
alphabetical order. For more information on any
term contained in the glossary:
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Click on the required subject in the index.
A window with the requested information will appear.
2.2.7 Using Help
This gives information on how to use the help facility.
To access the ‘Using Help’ facility:
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Select the ‘Help’ menu and click on ‘Using Help’.
A list of topics is given. For more information on any
topic contained in the list:
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Click on the required topic in the list.
A list of options for the selected topic is given. For
more information on any option contained in the list:
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Click on the required option in the list.
An on-screen page with the requested information
will appear.
A list of menu groups is given. For more information
on any menu group contained in the list:
2.2.8 About
This provides software release information. To
display the ‘About Intercom...’ window:
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Click on the required menu group in the list.
A list of options in the selected menu group is given.
For more information on any option contained in the
list:
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Select the ‘Help’ menu and click on ‘About
Intercom...’.
The following window appears:
Click on the required option in the list.
An on-screen page with the requested information
will appear.
2.2.5 Procedures
This gives information on how to use the software.
To access the ‘Procedures’ help facility:
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Figure 2 The ‘About Intercom...’ window
To remove this window:
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Click on the ‘OK’ push button.
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Preparing for a conference
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The number of available lines depends on the
number of intercom lines specified using
System Installation. When no channels are
assigned for intercom purposes, the Intercom
software module cannot be used.
3.1 The main window
The Intercom main window is used to display
incoming intercom calls from delegates, chairmen or
interpreters, to select a destination for the calls, and
to connect the caller with the appropriate destination.
You can also initiate intercom calls yourself.
From the main window you can also access the menu
bar, which allows you to edit intercom files, set up
and delete special intercom links, alter settings and
access the Help menu.
Note
The information displayed in the ‘Call From’ display
field is dependent on who has initiated the call. The
following possibilities exist:
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‘<Delegate/chairman screen line>, <seat number>’.
This indicates that an intercom call has been
made by a chairman or delegate, and that the
following conditions have been met:
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a names file has been opened
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a screen line has been assigned to the calling
chairman/delegate
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the chairman/delegate has been identified to
the DCN system as the user of the unit from
where the intercom call is made
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Note
The order in which this information is displayed
is determined by the ‘Search’ mode. If ‘Names’
is selected, the screen line will appear first,
followed by the seat number. If ‘Number’ is
selected, the seat number will appear first,
followed by the screen line.
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‘<Seat number>’ indicates that an intercom call
has been made by a chairman or delegate, but no
names file has been opened, and/or no
chairman/delegate has been identified to the
DCN system as the user of the unit from where
the intercom call is made.
‘Interpreters Booth <N>, Desk <M>.’ This
indicates that an intercom call has been made by
an interpreter. <N> indicates the booth number
of the interpreter, and <M> gives the desk
number within the booth.
Figure 3 The main window
The main window can be divided into three parts.
The upper part of the window is used to display
information on the person who wishes to initiate an
intercom call. The middle part is used to select a
destination for this call.
The lower part of the screen has a push button that is
used to connect the caller to the destination.
The main window contains the following elements:
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‘Call From’ static text and display field
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Group of two ‘Connect To’ radio buttons
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List box displaying all those eligible to receive
the call using ‘Connect To’
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‘Search’ radio buttons, push button and edit box
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Menu bar
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‘Connect’ push button with text displaying the
number of available lines
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Note
When an intercom call is made to the operator
by a user (i.e. a chairman, delegate, interpreter),
this is registered by the appearance of the
‘Connect To’ window. For more details, please
refer to paragraph 4.1.
3.1.1 The menu bar
All menu options referred to in this user manual are
contained within the menu bar, located underneath
the title bar at the top of the main window. Access to
drop-down menus is gained by clicking on the menu
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title, displayed in the menu bar. The full list of menu
options is as follows:
File
Edit
Settings
Help
New…
Links…
Ring Tone
Index…
Intercom Activity…
Keyboard
Open…
Save
Commands
Save As…
Procedures
Delete…
Glossary
Print Activity…
Using Help
Exit
About Intercom…
3.2 Working with intercom files
3.2.1 Intercom file options
The ‘File’ menu has commands for:
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Opening a new intercom file
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Opening an existing intercom file
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Saving an intercom file under its current name
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Saving an intercom file under a different name
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Deleting an intercom file
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Printing intercom activity
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Exiting the Intercom program
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Note
Exiting Intercom is covered in paragraph 4.4
and printing is covered in paragraph 4.34.4
Creating a new intercom file
To open a new intercom file:
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Select the ‘File’ menu and click on ‘New...’.
The following dialogue box appears:
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Note
Clicking on ‘Cancel’ closes the dialogue box
without initiating commands and/or changes.
This applies to all dialogue boxes in the
Intercom program.
If you have requested to open a new intercom file
before saving a current intercom file that has been
changed, a warning message with the following text is
displayed:
‘Changes have been made to <filename>.’
‘Do you want to save?’
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Click on the ‘Yes’ push button to save the
changed intercom file and open the new
intercom file.
•
• Click on the ‘No’ push button to open the new
intercom file without saving the changed
intercom file.
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• Click on the ‘Cancel’ push button to return to
the ‘New’ dialogue box.
If you have typed a filename that already exists, a
warning message with the following text is displayed:
‘A file already exists with this name’
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Click on the ‘OK’ push button. You can then
enter a unique name in the ‘New’ dialogue box.
Opening an existing intercom file
To do so:
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Select the ‘File’ menu and click on ‘Open...’.
The following dialogue box appears:
Figure 4 The ‘New’ dialogue box
The dialogue box contains a text box for entering the
file name. A text insertion point is already in the text
box and you can type a name up to 12 characters
long.
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Type the desired intercom file name in the text
box.
Click on the ‘Ok’ push button.
A new intercom file opens and the name appears in
the title bar at the top of the window.
Figure 5 The 'Open' dialogue box
This dialogue box contains a list box for selecting the
intercom file name. The name of the current
intercom file is also displayed. When the ‘Open’
dialogue box opens, the list box contains all available
intercom files. If the list contains more names than
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can be displayed, a scroll bar is provided.
To open an intercom file:
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Click on the name in the list.
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Click on the ‘Ok’ push button.
If you have requested to open a new intercom file
before saving a current intercom file that has been
changed, a warning message with the following text is
displayed:
‘Changes have been made to <filename>.’
‘Do you want to save?’
•
Click on the ‘Yes’ push button to save the
changed intercom file and open the new
intercom file.
•
Click on the ‘No’ push button to open the new
intercom file without saving the changed
intercom file.
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Click on the ‘Cancel’ push button to return to the
‘New’ dialogue box.
Saving an intercom file
To save the current intercom file:
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Select the ‘File’ menu and click on ‘Save’.
Saving an intercom file under a new name
This allows you to save the current intercom file
under a different name. By doing so, the original file
remains unaltered. To do so:
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The following dialogue box appears:
Figure 6 The ‘Save As’ dialogue box
This dialogue box contains a text box for entering
the new intercom file name. When the ‘Save As...’
dialogue box opens, a text insertion point is already
in the text box and you can type a name up to 12
characters long.
•
Type the desired intercom file name in the text
box.
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Click on the ‘Ok’ push button.
The intercom file is saved with the new name, which
appears in the title bar at the top of the window. The
original file is unchanged. If you have typed a
filename that already exists, a warning message with
the following text is displayed:
‘A file already exists with this name’
•
Click on the ‘OK’ push button. You can then
enter a unique name in the ‘Save As’ dialogue
box.
Select the ‘File’ menu and click on ‘Save As...’.
Deleting an intercom file
If you wish to delete an intercom file:
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Select the ‘File’ menu and click on ‘Delete...’.
The following dialogue box appears:
Figure 7 The ‘Delete’ dialogue box
This dialogue box contains a list box for selecting the
file to be deleted. A scroll bar is provided if
necessary.
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Click on the name in the list.
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‘Search’ radio buttons, push button and edit box
‘Special Links’ list box
‘Delete’ push button
‘OK’ and ‘Cancel’ push buttons
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Click on the ‘Delete’ push button.
Another dialogue box will appear, with the text:
‘Are you sure you want to delete file
<filename>’
If you still want to continue:
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Click on the ‘OK’ push button.
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Determining where the special link begins
This option allows you to select a delegate, chairman
or interpreter who can initiate a special intercom call.
To select a delegate/chairman:
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Click on the ‘Delegates’ radio button (if this
option is not already enabled).
Note
To select an interpreter:
You cannot delete the currently active file.
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3.3 Setting up special intercom links
The Intercom software allows you to set up special
intercom links between conference participants, or
between participants and interpreters, or between
interpreters. These special links mean that the
selected people can call each other directly.
Normally, intercom calls must go through the
operator.
The special links always have a direction, i.e. they go
from one person to another. Only one special link
can come from a single person, but anyone can
receive as many as the system permits.
The setting up of special intercom links is carried out
from the ‘Special Intercom Links’ dialogue box.
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Select the ‘Edit’ menu and click on ‘Links...’.
Click on the ‘Interpreters’ radio button (if this
option is not already enabled).
If ‘Delegates’ has been selected, the ‘From’ list box
will display an alphabetical list of all delegates and
chairmen that can initiate an intercom call, i.e. those
who:
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have a valid seat number in the currently open
installation file
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are connected to an intercom handset and cradle
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have not already been used as the ‘From’ part of
a special intercom link
Each delegate or chairman will be identified by a
screen line and seat number, or only a seat number if
no screen line has been specified. Whether the seat
number or screen line is displayed first depends on
which ‘Search’ mode has been selected.
If ‘Interpreters’ has been selected, the ‘Connect To’ list
box will display a list of all installed interpreters.
The following dialogue box appears:
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What is displayed for interpreters is based on
information contained within an interpreter
configuration file in the Simultaneous
Interpretation software module (LBB 4172). If
no booth/desk numbers have been defined, or
the Simultaneous Interpretation program is not
open, then there will be no information
displayed in the ‘From’ list box.
Figure 8 The ‘Special Intercom Links’ dialogue box
This dialogue box contains the following elements:
‘From:’ list box, with
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‘Delegates’ and ‘Interpreters’ radio buttons
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‘Search’ radio buttons, push button and edit box
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‘Link’ push button
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‘To:’ list box, with
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‘Delegates’ and ‘Interpreters’ radio buttons
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Each interpreter will be identified by ‘Booth <N>,
Desk <M>’, where <N> indicates the booth number
of the interpreter, and <M> gives the desk number
within the booth.
To select a delegate, chairman or interpreter:
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Click on the name in the list.
If you wish to change your selection, simply repeat
the procedure.
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Search
This option allows you to conduct a search for a
particular delegate, chairman or interpreter. There
are two ‘Search’ radio buttons, a ‘Search’ push button
and a list box:
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Click on the ‘Search’ push button.
Once the search is completed, the list box displays all
entries corresponding to the input details. You can
select the desired entry by clicking on it.
Determining who the special link goes to
This option allows you to select a delegate, chairman
or interpreter as the destination of a special intercom
link.
Figure 9 The ‘Search’ facility
You can specify whether the search is conducted by
screen line (‘Names’) or seat number (‘Numbers’)
when searching for a delegate or chairman.
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Note
When ‘Interpreters’ is selected, a ‘Search’ is
carried out to locate interpreters. In this case
the ‘Names’ and ‘Numbers’ radio buttons are
deactivated, and you must enter ‘<N>, <M>’ in
the text box located under the ‘Search’ push
button, where <N> and <M> are the booth
number and desk number of the interpreter
respectively.
To choose the mode not currently selected:
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Click on the radio button without the black circle.
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Specifying the ‘Search’ mode also determines
the way information is displayed in the
‘Connect To’ list box. If ‘Names’ is selected,
then the list is arranged alphabetically by
screen line, with the seat number displayed
after each screen line. If ‘Numbers’ is selected,
then the list is arranged by seat number, in
ascending numerical order. The screen line (if
specified) is displayed after each seat number.
You can specify a particular delegate or chairman
you wish to search for. This is done by entering the
details of the required delegate/chairman in the text
box situated under the ‘Search’ push button. If
‘Numbers’ has been specified for the search, you may
only enter up to four alphanumeric characters. If
‘Names’ has been specified for the search, then the
maximum number of characters allowed equals the
maximum length of the screen line. To search:
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Click on the text box under the ‘Search’ push
button.
Type the details of the required delegate in the
text box.
The procedure for locating a person to receive a
special intercom link is identical to the procedure for
selecting where the special link comes from. For
more information on how to locate delegates,
chairmen or interpreters and conducting a search,
please refer to page 11.
The conditions under which delegates, chairmen or
interpreters appear in the ‘To’ list box are identical to
the conditions for the ‘From’ list box, except that
names still appear in the list even if they are already
the destination of a special intercom link. This means
in effect that one person can receive any number of
special links.
To select a delegate, chairman or interpreter to
receive the special intercom link:
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Click on the name in the list.
Making the link
Once you have made a selection in the ‘From:’ list
box and the ‘To:’ list box, the arrow-shaped ‘Link’
push button, situated between the two list boxes,
becomes active. To make the link:
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Click on the ‘Link’ push button.
A special intercom link is made. The entry selected
in the ‘From’ list box is removed and inserted in the
‘Special Links’ list box under the ‘From’ column. The
entry selected in the ‘To’ list box is de-selected (but
not removed) and appears in the ‘Special Links’ list
box under the ‘To’ column.
Deleting special intercom links
To delete a special intercom link:
•
Select an entry in the ‘Special Links’ list box.
•
Click on the ‘Delete’ push button.
The special link will be deleted. The person that the
link came from will be re-inserted at the appropriate
position in the ‘From’ list box.
When you have finished setting up special links:
•
Click on the ‘OK’ push button.
You will return to the main window.
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3.4 Specifying intercom settings
To disable logging again:
You can specify intercom-related parameters using
the ‘Settings’ menu. The ‘Settings’ menu is accessed
from the main window, and has two options:
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Ring Tone
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Intercom Activity
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3.4.1 Ring Tone
This option allows you to enable or disable an
audible tone that sounds every time an intercom call
is made to the operator. The default state is ‘enabled’.
To disable the tone:
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Select the ‘Settings’ menu and click on ‘Ring
Tone’.
The tick mark (√) will subsequently disappear,
indicating that the ring tone has been disabled.
To turn the ring tone back on:
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The ‘Send To File’ edit field allows you to specify the
destination file of the logging activity. You can enter
a file name, which must be a valid MS-DOS name no
longer than eight characters. To do so:
•
Click on the ‘Send To File’ text box.
•
Type in the file name.
If you enter an invalid filename and/or location, or
do not enter one at all, a warning message with the
following text is displayed:
‘Invalid filename’
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Select the ‘Settings’ menu and click on ‘Ring
Tone’ again.
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The following dialogue box appears:
Note
The destination file(s) for Intercom activity
logging are located in the DCNNG\Iclog
directory.
3.4.2 Logging intercom activity
This option allows you to enable or disable the
logging of all intercom activity. You can also specify
the name of the file where logging information will
be stored. To do so:
Select the ‘Settings’ menu and click on ‘Intercom
Activity’.
Click on the ‘Ok’ push button.
You will return to the dialogue box and can enter a
valid filename and/or location.
The tick mark (√) will subsequently appear,
indicating that the ring tone has been enabled again.
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Click on the ‘Off’ radio button.
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Note
It is possible to print an intercom activity file. To
do so, please refer to paragraph 4.3.
Once you have finished specifying all parameters in
the ‘Intercom Activity’ dialogue box:
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Click on the ‘Ok’ push button.
Any changes made will be saved, and you will return
to the main window.
Figure 10 The ‘Intercom Activity’ dialogue box
The ‘Logging’ radio buttons allow you to enable or
disable intercom activity logging. The default state is
‘off’. To enable logging:
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Click on the ‘On’ radio button.
A black circle will appear to indicate this option has
been selected.
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4.1.1 Routing incoming intercom calls
If the call is a request from a user to speak to another
user, you must call up the main window in order to
route and connect the call. To do so:
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4.1 Handling incoming intercom calls
When an intercom call is made to the operator by a
user (i.e. a chairman, delegate, interpreter), this is
registered by the appearance of the following window
on-screen:
Click on the ‘Connect To...’ push button.
The ‘Connect Request’ dialogue box disappears and
the following dialogue box appears:
Figure 11 The ‘Connect Request’ dialogue box
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Note
This dialogue box appears even if the Intercom
software module was iconized.
The presence of an incoming call is also registered by
a single ring tone, if this option has been enabled.
For more details, please refer to paragraph 3.4.
The ‘Connect Request’ dialogue box contains the
following elements:
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‘Call From’ text
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Text identifying the caller. This can be in the
form of screen line/seat number, seat number
only or interpretation booth and desk number.
For details of which information appears, please
refer to ‘Search’ on page 12.
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‘Please lift handset’ text
•
‘Connect To...’ push button
Figure 12 The ‘Intercom’ dialogue box
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Note
The ‘Connect Request’ window also
disappears if the caller or the operator hangs
up.
The field below the ‘Call From’ text identifies the
caller.
If you wish to connect the caller with another
delegate/chairman:
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Click on the ‘Delegates’ radio button (if this
option is not already enabled).
When this window appears:
If you wish to connect the caller to an interpreter:
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Pick up the handset connected to the PC to
answer the call.
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Note
If the incoming call is not answered by the
operator within 60 seconds, it will be
cancelled.
Click on the ‘Interpreters’ radio button (if this
option is not already enabled).
If ‘Delegates’ has been selected, the ‘Connect To’ list
box (located beneath the ‘Connect To’ radio buttons)
will display an alphabetical list of all delegates and
chairmen that can receive an intercom call. To be
eligible, they must have the following:
•
A valid seat number in the currently open
installation file
•
A connection to an intercom handset
Each delegate or chairman will be identified by a
screen line and seat number, or only a seat number if
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no screen line has been specified. Whether the seat
number or screen line is displayed first depends on
which ‘Search’ mode has been selected.
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When ‘Interpreters’ is selected, a ‘Search’ can
only be carried out to locate interpreters, and
can therefore only be done by ‘Numbers’,
where numbers is ‘Booth <N>, Desk <M>’.
If ‘Interpreters’ has been selected, the ‘Connect To’ list
box will display a list of all interpreters who can
receive an intercom call.
To choose the mode not currently selected:
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Note
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What is displayed for interpreters is based on
information contained within an interpreter
configuration file in the Simultaneous
Interpretation software module (LBB 4172). If
no booth/desk numbers have been defined, or
the Simultaneous Interpretation program is not
open, then there will be no information
displayed in the ‘‘Connect To’ list box.
Each interpreter will be identified by ‘Booth <N>,
Desk <M>’, where <N> indicates the booth number
of the interpreter, and <M> gives the desk number
within the booth.
Selecting a delegate, chairman or interpreter for
connection
The procedure for selecting a person to receive the
intercom call is always the same, regardless of
whether a delegate, chairman or interpreter is
selected. To do so:
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Click on the name in the list.
If you wish to change your selection, simply repeat
the procedure.
Search
This option allows you to conduct a search for a
particular delegate or chairman. The ‘Search’ facility
is located beneath the ‘Connect To’ list box. There are
two ‘Search’ radio buttons, a ‘Search’ push button and
a list box:
Click on the radio button without the black circle.
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Specifying the ‘Search’ mode also determines
the way information is displayed in the
‘Connect To’ list box. If ‘Names’ is selected,
then the list is arranged alphabetically by
screen line, with the seat number displayed
after each screen line. If ‘Numbers’ is selected,
then the list is arranged by seat number, in
ascending numerical order. The screen line (if
specified) is displayed after each seat number.
You can specify a particular delegate or chairman
you wish to search for. This is done by entering the
details of the required delegate/chairman in the text
box situated under the ‘Search’ push button. If
‘Numbers’ has been specified for the search, you may
only enter up to four alphanumeric characters. If
‘Names’ has been specified for the search, then the
maximum number of characters allowed equals the
maximum length of the screen line.
To search:
•
Click on the text box under the ‘Search’ push
button.
•
Type the details of the required delegate in the
text box.
•
Click on the ‘Search’ push button.
Once the search is completed, the list box displays all
entries corresponding to the input details. You can
select the desired entry by clicking on it.
Figure 13 The ‘Search’ facility
You can specify whether the search is conducted by
screen line (‘Names’) or seat number (‘Numbers’)
when searching for a delegate or chairman.
Connecting an incoming call
Once you have selected the destination of the
intercom call, you can connect it to the caller. This is
done by means of the ‘Connect’ push button at the
bottom of the dialogue box. This button is enabled if
the following conditions are met:
•
The handset of the operator’s intercom unit is
not on the cradle.
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An item has been selected in the ‘Connect To’ list
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There are intercom lines available. If there are
no intercom lines available, the text beneath the
‘Connect’ push button will say ‘(No Lines
Available)’.
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To connect:
•
Click on the ‘Connect’ push button.
If the connection is successful, the text beneath the
‘Connect’ push button will be updated so the number
of lines available is reduced by one. The Intercom
application will be automatically iconized.
4.2 Generating intercom calls
As the operator, you can also initiate intercom calls
to chairmen, delegates or interpreters. To do so:
•
Pick up the handset connected to the PC.
This causes the following dialogue box to appear:
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If you wish to change your selection, simply repeat
the procedure.
For more details on conducting a search for a
particular delegate or chairman, please refer to page
15.
Connecting the call
Once you have selected the destination of your
intercom call, you can make a connection by means
of the ‘Connect’ push button at the bottom of the
dialogue box. This button is enabled if the following
conditions are met:
•
The handset of the operator’s intercom unit is
not on the cradle
•
An item has been selected in the ‘Connect To’
list
•
There are intercom lines available. If there are
no intercom lines available, the text beneath the
‘Connect’ push button will say ‘(No Lines
Available)’.
To connect:
•
Click on the ‘Connect’ push button.
If the connection is successful, the text beneath the
‘Connect’ push button will be updated so the number
of lines available is reduced by one. The Intercom
application will be automatically iconized.
4.3 Printing
It is possible to print a record of intercom activity.
Figure 14 The ‘Intercom’ dialogue box
The field below the ‘Call From’ text will contain the
word ‘Operator’, indicating that you have initiated the
call.
If you wish to call a delegate/chairman:
•
Click on the ‘Delegates’ radio button (if this
option is not already enabled).
If you wish to call an interpreter:
•
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Note
To print a log file, it is first necessary to ensure
that logging is disabled in the Intercom Activity
dialogue box (see paragraph 3.4.2).
To print a record of intercom activity:
•
Select the ‘File’ menu and click on ‘Print
Activity...’.
The following dialogue box appears:
Click on the ‘Interpreters’ radio button (if this
option is not already enabled).
The ‘Call To’ list box only contains
delegates/chairmen or interpreters who can receive
an intercom call. (For more details on how entries
appear in this list, please refer to paragraph 4.1.1).
Selecting a delegate, chairman or interpreter for
connection
The procedure for selecting a person to receive the
intercom call is always the same, regardless of
whether a delegate, chairman or interpreter is
selected. To do so:
•
Figure 15 The ‘Print Activity’ dialogue box
Click on the name in the list.
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Click on the arrow button on the right-hand side
of the ‘Name’ entry field. A drop-down list of files
appears.
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Click on the Intercom icon.
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Scroll through the list and click on the required
file. The filename appears in the entry field.
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Note
The files that appear in this list are the files
specified using the ‘Intercom Activity’ dialogue
box. For more details, please refer to paragraph
3.4.2.
To specify a page header:
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Select the ‘Page Header:’ text box. A descriptive
name may be entered up to 20 characters long.
This text box may also be left blank.
To specify the number of copies:
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Select the ‘Number of Copies:’ field and type in
the required number. The maximum number is
nine.
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4.4.2 Permanently exiting Intercom
If you wish to exit Intercom completely:
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Select the ‘File’ menu and click on ‘Exit’.
If you have requested to exit before saving an
intercom file that has changed, a warning message
with the following text is displayed:
‘Changes have been made to <filename>.
Do you want to save?’
•
Click on the ‘Yes’ push button to save the
changed layout file and exit the program.
•
Click on the ‘No’ push button to exit without
saving the changed layout file.
•
Click on the ‘Cancel’ push button to return to the
main window without exiting.
Note
The up and down arrow buttons on the righthand side of this field can be used to scroll to
the required number.
•
Click on the ‘Print’ push button.
When you exit Intercom you will return to the
Windows desktop.
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4.4 Exiting Intercom
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4.4.1 Temporarily exiting Intercom
It is possible to temporarily leave Intercom without
closing it down completely. To do so:
Click on the ‘minimize’ button situated at the
top-right of the application window.
The Intercom program will become iconized in the
Windows desktop.
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Tip
You can also exit Intercom by clicking on the
‘close’ button on the far top-right corner of the
window.
The specified number of hard copies of intercom
activity will be printed out.
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Note
If an intercom call is made by a delegate,
chairman or interpreter, Intercom will
automatically re-open and a message will
appear on-screen. For more details, please
refer to paragraph 4.1.
Note
After an intercom connection has been made,
the Intercom application automatically ionizes.
To re-enter Intercom:
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By closing the Startup program, all DCN
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