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Contents
The Stick II
Section 1
Introduction ................................................................................... 5
Section 2
Getting Started ............................................................................... 7
2.1 Initial Check ...................................................................... 8
2.2 Powering Up ............................................................................ 8
2.3 Glossary of Terms ................................................................... 8
2.4 Connecting to the Phone Line ................................................... 9
Section 3
Programming................................................................................ 15
3.1 Factory Presets ................................................................ 15
3.2 Before You Begin .............................................................. 16
3.3 How to Program a Feature ................................................. 18
3.4 Programming Chart ............................................................... 20
3.5 Checking your Programming ............................................ 25
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Section 4
Features ...................................................................................... 27
4.1 Standard Features ............................................................ 27
4.2 Programmable Features ................................................... 28
4.3 Unique Features .............................................................. 32
Section 5
Pointers for Hook-Up of Voice/Data Equipment .............................. 36
Section 6
Trouble Shooting and Technical Support ....................................... 39
Section 7
Technical Specifications .............................................................. 42
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The Stick II
Important Safety Instructions
When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should always be
followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to persons, including the
following:
1.
Read and understand all instructions.
2.
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
3.
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid
cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
4.
Do not use this product near water, for example, near a bathtub, sink, kitchen
in a wet basement or near a swimming pool.
5.
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. The product
may fall causing serious damage to the product.
6.
This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register. It
should not be placed in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is provided.
7.
This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated
on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your
home, consult your dealer or local power company.
8.
Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product
where the cord will be abused by persons walking on it.
9.
Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in the risk
of fire or electric shock.
10. Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a
risk of fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on this product.
11. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this product, but take
it to a qualified serviceman when some service or repair work is required.
Opening or removing of covers may expose you to dangerous voltages or
other risks and voids the product warranty. Incorrect reassembly can cause
electric shock when the appliance is subsequently used.
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12. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service
personnel under the following conditions:
a)
When the power supply cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
b)
If liquid has been spilled into the product.
c)
If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d)
If the product does not operate normally by following the operating
instructions. Adjust only those controls, that are covered by the operat
ing instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to
restore the product to normal operation.
e)
If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
f)
If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.
13. Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm.
There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
14. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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The Stick II
Section 1 . . . . . Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the true two-line call processor, The Stick II! This is an
amazing product and we want you to be able to understand and use all of its unique
features. We’ve tried to create a manual that is both detailed and easy to reference.
Many times when you read a manual, you immediately think of “What if .
. .” or “How come . . .” questions. We have tried to anticipate this and have
denoted these sections with the icon to the left. Enjoy your new Stick II!
What is The Stick II?
The Stick II is a true two-line call processor. It automatically routes all inbound
voice, fax and modem calls to the appropriate device every time. The Stick II can even
process calls from both lines simultaneously! It allows users to share fax machines,
phones, credit card authorization machines and other data devices between two phone
lines for both inbound and outbound calls.
See Section 4 to understand the amazing programmability of The Stick II. You can
program The Stick II to fit your particular situation.
How doesThe Stick II work?
When installed on two phone lines, The Stick II automatically answers all inbound
calls and “screens” for fax tones (CNG-CalliNG tones) and Security Access Codes (in
the form of DTMF/touch tones). In the micro-seconds it takes to “screen” the call, The
Stick II transmits phone company-simulated “ring-back” (tones) to the calling party. After the screening function is performed, the call is routed to the proper device.
The Stick II’s performance is dependent on how it is installed on a home or business phone line and what programmable features are activated. You might want to
review Section 4.1, Standard Features, to learn how to install your Stick II with complete
barge in protection.
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Fig. 1 The Stick II has two ports on top for incoming telephone lines. The five ports
on the bottom allow a multitude of devices to share two phone lines.
The Stick II can operate on virtually all multi-line Key and PBX phone systems. We
recommend a specific type of installation for The Stick II on either system. Refer to
Section 2.4.
The Stick II is also compatible with virtually all fax machines, modems, Credit
Card Authorization Terminals, Point of Sale Terminals, Loop-Start dial-up TELEX
machines, dictation machines, answering machines, cordless telephones and caller
ID display equipment-anything that requires a phone line to communicate.
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Section 2 . . . Getting Started
SERVICES OFFERED BY YOUR LOCAL TELEPHONE COMPANY
If you have or want to use these services,
please read below before installing.l
Most telephone companies are now marketing “Call Packages” that allow subscribers to
customize their phone service in a multitude of ways. Most of the different services are
compatible with The Stick II, but some may impede performance. Here are a few:
Caller ID-The data transmitted by the local telco, which identifies the calling party’s
phone number, arrives between the first ring and second ring. You should set your
Rings To Answer (RTA) to 2 if you plan on using a Caller ID device. You may install your
Caller ID box "before" The Stick II or on a voice port. Use Voice Port 1 for Line 1 and
Voice Port 2 for Line 2. Important: If the Caller ID device is plugged into a voice port, be
sure and program The Stick II NOT to suppress incoming rings. If you do suppress,
then the Caller ID data will not pass through to the voice ports. NOTE: The voice port
will ring at least twice before The Stick II processes the call. See Rings to Answer
Section 4.2.
Call Waiting-The “beep” heard during a phone conversation, alerting you to another
call, will not affect the performance of The Stick II. However, the Call Waiting service
from the phone company might interfere with modem or fax transmissions. If you have
problems, check your modem service manual or contact your local telephone company.
Call Forwarding- The Stick II’s automatic answering function (answer after a
programmed number of rings) will not allow calls to be forwarded to another phone
number. You may want to weigh the pro’s and con’s of using The Stick II versus the Call
Forwarding service.
Q: I really need to forward my calls when I am away from my office. Can
I still do that?
A: Yes, but you will have to unplug the power to The Stick II or reprogram
Rings to Answer (RTA) on The Stick II every time you leave your office
and return. Call Forwarding will take over after a certain number of
rings (ask your telco what that is). You can change the RTA to a number
so that the call will be forwarded before The Stick II can answer. Essentially, you will not enjoy any of the benefits of having The Stick II on that
line.
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Voice Mail: The Stick II answers the line on incoming calls making use of The Stick II
incompatible with your phone company’s voice mail service. However, voice mail does
work properly when your phone line is in use, so you still might want to consider it an
option.
2.1 Initial Check
You should find the following items
included in your Stick II packaging.
• The Stick II Two-Line Call
Processor
• Product Manual
• One 12 Volt Class 2 Power Source
• Two Silver Modular Line Cords
If any of these items are missing,
please alert the retailer from which you
purchased the unit and also Multi-Link,
Inc.
2.2 Powering Up
Before programming The Stick II you
must choose a power outlet close to a telephone wall jack for installation. Insert the
barrel plug into the jack (SEE LABELING
BELOW) located at the end of the unit. Plug
the power supply (included) into the 110
volt outlet. The green light beside The Stick
II logo should be lit at this time.
USE ONLY WITH
12 VAC 0.8-1.0A
CLASS 2
POWER SOURCE
2.3 Glossary of Terms
We have included this brief section of
frequently used telephony terms to aid you in
your installation of The Stick II and to keep the
explanations brief.
CAT
- Credit Card Authorization
Terminal
CNG Tone - The tone produced by virtually
all fax machines when they
automatically dial another fax
machine.
CO
- Telephone company (central Office)
DEMARC - Location between the wiring that
comes in from your local
telephone company and the
wiring you install to hook up
your own telephone system.
EXT
- (Telephone) extension.
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KSU
- A KEY System is a system in
which the telephones have multiple
buttons permitting the user to
select outgoing or incoming central
office phone lines directly. With a
key system (depending on
programming) you don’t have to
dial “9” to make an outside call.
PBX - Private Branch eXchange. A small
version of the phone company’s
larger central switching office.
Businesses can buy a PBX and
have great programming flexibility.
POS - Point of Sale Terminal
SOHO - Small Office/Home Office
TAD
- Telephone Answering Device
The Stick II
2.4 Connecting to the Phone Line
Before programming The Stick II, you will need to install it on your existing telephone lines. There are several ways to install The Stick II. Whether you have a KSU,
PBX, or just two-lines running into your home or business, we have tried to make this
section as simple and painless as possible. With each installation we have listed the
main benefits, an estimate on the difficulty level and recommendations for professional
installation.
We have designed the ports on The Stick II to accommodate households and businesses that are wired for two telephone lines and use a RJ-14 wall jack. This means
that both lines can be accessed from one wall jack through one RJ-14 line cord (see
Example A). This would allow you to plug into the Line 1 /2 port on The Stick II.
If your household or business has two phone lines wired separately and must be
accessed from individual RJ-11 wall jacks, you would simply use the two RJ-14 line
cords supplied to you and connect Line 1 to Line 1 /2 and Line 2 to Line 2 on The Stick
II (see Example B).
The voice ports located on the bottom of The Stick II are also configured for households and businesses that might have two-line telephones. The two-line phones would
simply plug into the Voice 1/2 port. If there are separate single line phones, they can be
plugged directly into the appropriate ports.
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Installation Option 1:
Small Office/Home Office
College Dormitories
Main Benefits of this setup:
Barge-In protection, processes two calls
simultaneously, use of both modems at the
same time, all equipment has access to two
lines.
Notes:
Installation: Simple to not so easy.
Depends on size of facility.
Installation Option 2:
Small Office/Home Office
College Dormitories
Main Benefits of this setup:
Barge-In protection, processes two calls
simultaneously, use of both modems at the
same time, all equipment has access to two
lines.
Notes:
A = Phone for Line 1
B = Phone for Line 2
C = 2 Line Phone
D = EXT Phone for Line 2 or TAD
E = Single Line TAD
F = 2 Line TAD
G = Fax/Modem
H = Modem
I = Fax
Installation: Simple to not so easy.
Depends on size of facility.
J = Fax/Phone
K = Secure Fax
L = Public Fax
M= **The Power Stone
N = Money Order
O = Gas Monitor
P = POS
Q = CAT
R = CAT/Phone
10
S = Last Lines of KSU or PBX
T = KSU Outbound Only
U = Lobby Phone
V = Secretary
W= Office 1
X = Office 2
Y = Office 3
* Could be all modems or all
CATs.
The Stick II
Installation Option 3:
Small Office/Home Office
with Extensions
Main Benefits of this setup:
Convenience of TAD in different location,
barge-In protection, processes two calls
simultaneously, all equipment has access to
two lines.
Notes:
Installation: Not so easy.
Installation Option 4:
Common Business Application
with Rollover
Main Benefits of this setup:
Barge-In protection, process two calls
simultaneously, all equipment has access to
two lines, fax calls don't ring phones.
Installation: Hire a professional.
Notes:
A = Phone for Line 1
B = Phone for Line 2
C = 2 Line Phone
D = EXT Phone for Line 2 or TAD
E = Single Line TAD
F = 2 Line TAD
G = Fax/Modem
H = Modem
I = Fax
J = Fax/Phone
K = Secure Fax
L = Public Fax
M= **The Power Stone
N = Money Order
O = Gas Monitor
P = POS
Q = CAT
R = CAT/Phone
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S = Last Lines of KSU or PBX
T = KSU Outbound Only
U = Lobby Phone
V = Secretary
W= Office 1
X = Office 2
Y = Office 3
* Could be all modems or all
CATs.
The Stick II
Installation Option 5:
Business with Non-Voice Needs
and Dedicated Data Lines
Main Benefits of this setup:
Barge-In protection, processes two calls
simultaneously, all equipment has access to
two lines, data integrity, additional surge
protection, security.
Notes:
Installation: Simple to not so easy.
Installation Option 6:
Standard Retail or Business
Operation with Private Fax
Main Benefits of this setup:
Barge-In protection, processes two calls
simultaneously, all equipment has access to
two lines, fax calls don't ring phones.
Notes:
A = Phone for Line 1
B = Phone for Line 2
C = 2 Line Phone
D = EXT Phone for Line 2 or TAD
E = Single Line TAD
F = 2 Line TAD
G = Fax/Modem
H = Modem
I = Fax
Installation: Hire a professional.
J = Fax/Phone
K = Secure Fax
L = Public Fax
M= **The Power Stone
N = Money Order
O = Gas Monitor
P = POS
Q = CAT
R = CAT/Phone
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S = Last Lines of KSU or PBX
T = KSU Outbound Only
U = Lobby Phone
V = Secretary
W= Office 1
X = Office 2
Y = Office 3
* Could be all modems or all
CATs.
The Stick II
Installation Option 7:
Convenience/Gas Stores
or Retail Businesses
Main Benefits of this setup:
Barge-In protection, processes two calls
simultaneously, all equipment has access to
two lines, data integrity, saves money by line
sharing, retrieval of data can be automatic,
minimal equipment maintenance, security.
**The Power Stone is a call activated power
controller manufactured by Multi-Link, Inc.
Installation: Hire a professional.
Installation Option 8:
Simulated PBX for a
Small Office Complex
Main Benefits of this setup:
Barge-In protection, processes two calls
simultaneously, use of any 2-line phone
& any device simultaneously, fax calls don't
ring phones, data integrity, security, saves
money by line sharing,call conferencing between the two-line phones.
Installation:
Hire a professional.
SR3 is a selective ringing device. ACP is a call processor designed
for polling. Both are manufactured by Multi-Link.
A = Phone for Line 1
B = Phone for Line 2
C = 2 Line Phone
D = EXT Phone for Line 2 or TAD
E = Single Line TAD
F = 2 Line TAD
G = Fax/Modem
H = Modem
I = Fax
J = Fax/Phone
K = Secure Fax
L = Public Fax
M= **The Power Stone
N = Money Order
O = Gas Monitor
P = POS
Q = CAT
R = CAT/Phone
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S = Last Lines of KSU or PBX
T = KSU Outbound Only
U = Lobby Phone
V = Secretary
W= Office 1
X = Office 2
Y = Office 3
* Could be all modems or all
CATs.
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Section 3 . . . Programming
We advise that you read through this section once or twice to become familiar with
the programming process.
Section 3.1
Summary of Factory Presets and Feature Access Codes.
Section 3.2
Things to know before you begin Programming.
Section 3.3
How to program a feature!
Section 3.4
Programming Chart
Section 3.5
How to check your programming.
Problems? Questions?
Should you run into a problem or have a question, check out our Trouble Shooting
section in the manual or call our toll-free technical support number for technical advice.
Go on-line and find your answers at www.multi-link.net.
Maximum Ring
Rings to Answer
Ring Suppression
Security Access Code
Line 2
Port 2 Port 1
Alternate Port
Auto Line Select
Default Outbound Line
Default Fax Port for Line 1
Default Fax Port for Line 2
Line 1
Port 5
Port 4
Port 3
Port 2
Port 1
3.1 Factory Presets
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
Line 1 Line 2 Line 2 Line 2 Line 2
ü
ü
#1
#2
Silent Transfer Destination
Unanswered Call Silent Transfer
Unrestricted Manual Transfer
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*1
*2
8
8
0, ON 0, ON
ON
ON
*3
Port 4 Port 4
OFF OFF
ON
ON
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IMPORTANT ACCESS CODES TO REMEMBER
Call Grab from Extension Phones
Conference
Port-to-Port Transfer
Programming Mode
Transfer a Call to the factory default
fax port (SAC for Port 4)
DIAL
9
#
5
* (Port #)
* * 5 (Port #)
##99
*2
Refer to Manual Page
Page 27
Page 34
Page 34
Page 18
Page 29
3.2 Before You Begin
In order to program The Stick II you will need to make an outbound call on
Line 1. You can only program The Stick II from a LINE 1 phone connected to The
Stick II. We suggest calling a friend who will take the call and stay on the line while you
enter your programming sequences. The party should stay on the line during the entire
programming procedure. Do not let them hang up.
Before you begin programming there are a few “signals” you need to familiarize
yourself with. When programming The Stick II you will hear audible tones coming from
your handset. These beeps indicate whether you may “PROCEED”, that you’ve made
an “ERROR” or that you have entered the programming “OK”.
OK - You will hear two tones—one high pitched tone immediately followed by a midpitched tone. “Bee-Bip”. This means that the numbers you have entered are acceptable
and within range for the Register Number and Program Range.
PROCEED - You will hear three high pitched tones in rapid succession “Bee-BeeBeep”. The Stick II is ready for you to program a Register or receive more commands in
the form of touch tones.
ERROR - You will hear a single low-pitch tone. This indicates that you have entered a
Program Range or program command that is invalid. For example: If you were trying
to change the destination port for “Silent Transfer Destination LINE 1” and you entered
the Register Number as “5”, you would receive an “ERROR” beep. The register number
is “05”.
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HOW TO SAVE & EXIT
Once you have entered programming mode (explained on the next page), you will
need to be familiar with these instructions in order to insure your changes are saved and
that you have exited properly.
Save to Memory / Exit - After entering the programming for the features you
wanted modified, you will need to save the changes to memory and exit the programming mode. The Stick II maintains the programming even if there is a loss of power.
• Dial “80”
• Next you will hear the “OK” tone TWICE (Bee-Bip, Bee-Bip). The LED will go back to
normal operation.
• The only reason you would hear an error tone when saving and exiting is if you have
Auto-Line Select OFF on ALL ports AND programmed all ports to default to Line 2
(Remember, you can't enter programming mode from Line 2). You will be unable to
Save & Exit until the situation is remedied. Assign a port to default to Line 1 or turn
Auto-Select ON for at least one port.
No Save / Exit - You can cancel any programming you’ve done and exit the
programming mode at any time.
• Dial “90”
• You will hear the “OK” tone ONCE (Bee-Bip). The LED will go back to normal operation.
Set Register to Factory Preset - This command sets all of the Registers back to
the factory presets. See your Programming and Quick Reference Guide for the factory
presets.
• Dial “60”
• You will hear the “OK” tone ONCE (Bee-Bip) immediately followed by the “PROCEED”
tone (Bee-Bee-Beep).
• Dial “80” to save and exit.
• Next you will hear the “OK” tone TWICE (Bee-Bip, Bee-Bip). The LED will go back to
normal operation.
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3.3 How to Program a Feature
You are ready to begin programming. Keep in mind that all the programmable features are set to the factory default. You do not have to go through this
procedure unless you want to turn a feature “OFF” or “ON”, change the number of
rings, security access code(s) or destination port(s).
When entering the programming mode The Stick II will signal you with audible
beeps from the handset. These beeps tell you that you have entered the programming
mode “OK” and to “PROCEED”. You will have 30 seconds to enter your next command.
Your “next” command could be to modify a feature or to save and exit. If nothing is
entered within those 30 seconds, The Stick II will signal with the “OK” beep. Your
programming changes will not be saved and you will have exited the programming mode.
It is as if you DIALED “90” for the No Save/Exit command.
Entering Programming Mode
• Place a call to your friend from LINE 1. (Do not call into LINE 2.)
• Wait at least 5 seconds before continuing.
• DIAL “# # 9 9” on your telephone key pad. The LED will begin blinking rapidly.
• Immediately listen for the “PROCEED” (Bee-Bee-Beep) tones. You have 30 seconds
to begin programming.
You are now ready to modify any programmable feature.
• DIAL the Register Number of the feature you want to modify. (see chart on p. 20-24)
• Next DIAL in the Program Range. (see chart on p. 20-24)
• Immediately listen for the “OK” tones (Bee-Bip), then the “PROCEED” tones (Bee
Bee-Beep) or “ERROR” tones (low pitch beeps) then "PROCEED". You have 30
seconds to begin the next command.O
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PROGRAMMING EXAMPLES
Turning “ON” your Unanswered Call Silent Transfer LINE 2
• DIAL “041” — “04” is the Register Number and “1” is the Program Range which means
“ON”
• Immediately listen for the “OK” tones (Bee-Bip), then the “PROCEED” tones (BeeBee-Beep) or “ERROR” tones (low pitch beeps) then proceed. You have 30 seconds
to begin the next command.
Changing your Rings to Answer (RTA) LINE 1 and suppressing the
devices connected to Voice 1 from ringing during the RTA
• DIAL “1541” — “15” is the Register Number, next enter the Program Range of “41”.
"4" is the number of rings that will occur on every Line 1 phone before The Stick II
takes the call and processes it and “1” tells The Stick II to suppress any of the devices
hooked to Voice 1 from ringing until after the 4th ring.
• Immediately listen for the “OK” tones (Bee-Bip), then the “PROCEED” tones (BeeBee-Beep) or “ERROR” tones (low pitch beeps) then proceed. You have 30 seconds
to begin the next command.
Changing the Security Access Code for Port 3
• DIAL “1137*6” — “11” is the Register Number and the Program Range is “37*6” —
the new access code for Port 3. See the Don’ts of SAC Programming before selecting your Access Code.
• Immediately listen for the “OK” tones (Bee-Bip), then the “PROCEED” tones (BeeBee-Beep) or “ERROR” tones (low pitch beeps) then proceed. You have 30 seconds
to begin the next command.
DON’T FORGET TO SAVE AND EXIT PROPERLY
• DIAL “80”
• You will hear the “OK” tone TWICE (Bee-Bip, Bee-Bip). The LED will go back to
normal operation.
Remember: The only reason you would hear an error tone when saving and exiting is if you have programmed
all ports to default to Line 2 (can't enter programming mode from Line 2) and Auto-Line Select OFF on ALL
ports. You will be unable to Save & Exit until the situation is remedied. Assign a port to default to Line 1 or turn
Auto-Line Select ON for at least one port.
• Programming complete and changes are saved.
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Register
Number
Program
Range
Factory
Preset
LINE 1 FAX Port
01
1st digit
Ports 0-5
2nd digit
Ports 0-5
44
LINE 2 FAX Port
02
1st digit
Ports 0-5
2nd digit
Ports 0-5
44
Programmable Features
& Programming Recommendations
This feature is designed so you can have two fax machines hooked to The Stick II. The
first digit is your default port where all faxes for Line 1 will go. The second digit routes faxes to an
alternate fax port if your fax default port is busy. Enter “0” for both digits to turn this feature OFF.
The default is set up as if you only have one fax machine connected to Port 4.
This feature is designed so you can have two fax machines hooked to The Stick II. The first
digit is your default port where all faxes for Line 2 will go. The second digit routes faxes to an
alternate fax port if your fax default port is busy. Enter “0” for both digits to turn this feature OFF.
The default is set up as if you only have one fax machine connected to Port 4.
Unanswered Call Silent Transfer
LINE 1
03
0 = OFF
1 = ON
0
Unanswered Call Silent Transfer
LINE 2
04
0 = OFF
1 = ON
0
Silent Transfer Destination
LINE 1
1 = Port 1
2 = Port 2
3 = Port 3
4 = Port 4
5 = Port 5
4
UCST (when programmed ON) routes all unanswered calls (on any installation) in conjunction
with the Max Rings feature. Use Silent Transfer Destination programming to designate which
Port you want to receive the transferred call.
UCST (when programmed ON) routes all unanswered calls (on any installation) in conjunction
with the Max Rings feature. Use Silent Transfer Destination programming to designate which
Port you want to receive the transferred call.
This feature determines which Port/device will receive a call after it has been “silently
transferred”.
05
Your
Program
Silent Transfer Destination
LINE 2
06
1 = Port 1
2 = Port2
3 = Port 3
4 = Port 4
5 = Port 5
4
Unrestricted Manual Transfer
LINE 1
07
0 = OFF
1 = ON
1
Unrestricted Manual Transfer
LINE 2
08
0 = OFF
1 = ON
1
Security Access Code
PORT 1
09
Digits 0-9,
This feature determines which Port/device will receive a call after it has been “silently
transferred”.
This feature allows transfer ability at any time by either party and from any phone.
Recommended programming “ON”.
This feature allows transfer ability at any time by either party and from any phone.
Recommended programming “ON”.
This register contains the code for “manually transferring” a call to devices connected to
Port 1. See the Do’s and Don’ts of SAC Programming before changing your code.
Security Access Code
PORT 2
*
,#
4 digits
maximum
10
This register contains the code for “manually transferring” a call to devices connected to
Port 2. See the Do’s and Don’ts of SAC Programming before changing your code.
Security Access Code
PORT 3
This register contains the code for “manually transferring” a call to devices connected to
Port 3. See the Do’s and Don’ts of SAC Programming before changing your code.
#1
Digits 0-9,
#2
*
,#
4 digits
maximum
11
Digits 0-9,
*, #
4 digits
maximum
*1
Your
Register Program Factory
Preset Program
Number Range
Programmable Features
& Programming Recommendations
Security Access Code
PORT 4
This register contains the code for “manually transferring” a call to devices connected to
Port 4. See the Do’s and Don’ts of SAC Programming before changing your code. This is also
your factory default fax port. You'll need to know this code if you want to manually transfer a call
to the fax machine.
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Security Access Code
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PORT 5
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*, #
*3
Rings to Answer (Suppress or Pass Through) LINE 1
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Digits 0-9,
0 =OFF
*
,#
4 digits
maximum
This register contains the Dial Out Line access code for this feature. See Section 4.3 for
more information about this feature. Also see the Do’s and Don’ts of SAC Programming before
changing your programming. To turn this feature on, change the code.
On installs with ext. phone access, program in the number of rings needed (1st digit). The
2nd digit will be a “1” (ON) if you want to suppress the device connected to Voice 1 port from
ringing during the RTA or a “0” (OFF) to let it pass through. If The Stick II is used on a KSU or
PBX set RTA to “0”. See Section 4.2 for more information.
1st digit
0 to 9 rings
01
2nd digit
0 = OFF
1 = ON
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On installs with ext. phone access, program in the number of rings needed (1 digit). The
2nd digit will be a “1” (ON) if you want to suppress the device connected to Voice 2 port from
ringing during the RTA or a “0” (OFF) to let it pass through. If The Stick II is used on a KSU or
PBX set RTA to “0”. See Section 4.2 for more information.
Digits 0-9,
*2
4 digits
maximum
Call In/Dial Out Long Distance Saver
st
*, #
4 digits
maximum
This register contains the code for “manually transferring” a call to devices connected to
Port 5. See the Do’s and Don’ts of SAC Programming before changing your code.
Rings to Answer (Suppress or Pass Through) LINE 2
Digits 0-9,
1st digit
0 to 9 rings
2nd digit
0 = OFF
1 = ON
01
Maximum Rings
LINE 1
Maximum Rings
LINE 2
18
1 to 30 rings
8
Port-to-Port Priority with Call Waiting Beeps
19
0 = OFF
1 = ON with
NO beeps
1
This feature controls the no. of times a device (voice, fax modem) is rung by The Stick II
before dropping or transferring the call.
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1 to 30 rings
8
This feature controls the no. of times a device (voice, fax modem) is rung by The Stick II
before dropping or transferring the call.
This feature controls whether a local “internal” call between ports takes precedence over an
incoming call. You can set the programming to beep over your internal call just like call waiting.
Simply disconnect from your internal call and The Stick II will process the call. The default is set
for ON with NO BEEPS, because internal modem or faxing could be disrupted.
Auto-Line Select
PORT 1
2 = ON and
beeps
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1st digit
1 = Line 1
2 = Line 2
2nd digit
0 = OFF
1 = ON
11
21
1st digit
1 = Line 1
2 = Line 2
2nd digit
0 = OFF
1 = ON
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This feature, when ON, gives the port permission to access the other phone line when
making an outbound call if the port’s default outbound line is in use. The 1st digit sets the default
outbound line for that port. The 2nd digit turns the Auto-Select feature ON or OFF.
Remember, you can not program all ports to Line 2 and Auto-Select OFF.
Auto-Line Select
PORT 2
This feature, when ON, gives the port permission to access the non-default phone line
when making an outbound call if the port’s default outbound line is in use. The 1st digit sets the
default outbound line for that port. The 2nd digit turns the Auto-Select feature ON or OFF.
Remember, you can not program all ports to Line 2 and Auto-Select OFF.
Programmable Features
& Programming Recommendations
Your
Register Program Factory
Preset Program
Number Range
Auto-Line Select
PORT 3
22
1st digit
1 = Line 1
2 = Line 2
2nd digit
0 = OFF
1 = ON
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Auto-Line Select
PORT 4
23
1st digit
1 = Line 1
2 = Line 2
2nd digit
0 = OFF
1 = ON
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Auto-Line Select
PORT 5
24
1st digit
1 = Line 1
2 = Line 2
2nd digit
0 = OFF
1 = ON
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Alternate Port
LINE 1
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Ports 1-5
2
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Ports 1-5
1
This feature, when ON, gives the port permission to access the non-default phone line
when making an outbound call if the port’s default outbound line is in use. The 1st digit sets the
default outbound line for that port. The 2nd digit turns the Auto-Select feature ON or OFF.
Remember, you can not program all ports to Line 2 and Auto-Select OFF.
This feature, when ON, gives the port permission to access the non-default phone line
when making an outbound call if the port’s default outbound line is in use. The 1st digit sets the
default outbound line for that port. The 2nd digit turns the Auto-Select feature ON or OFF.
Remember, you can not program all ports to Line 2 and Auto-Select OFF.
This feature, when ON, gives the port permission to access the non-default phone line
when making an outbound call if the port’s default outbound line is in use. The 1st digit sets the
default outbound line for that port. The 2nd digit turns the Auto-Select feature ON or OFF.
Remember, you can not program all ports to Line 2 and Auto-Select OFF.
Voice calls for Line 1 always default to Port 1, but if it is in use for some reason (internal
conference or some one is using phone hooked to Port 1) this feature lets you redirect the call.
If the alternate port is busy, the caller gets a “busy” signal.
Alternate Port
LINE 2
Voice calls for Line 2 always default to Port 2, but if it is in use for some reason (internal
conference or some one is using phone hooked to Port 2) this feature lets you redirect the call.
If the alternate port is busy, the caller gets a “busy” signal.
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3.5 Checking your Programming
The Stick II allows you to review your programming changes or check and see if a
feature is (de) activated before leaving your home or office. This is done by signaling
back to you over the handset with audible tones.
There are two types of tones that The Stick II will transmit through your receiver on
the audible “Read Back.”
• A clipped, high pitched “bip” which has a numerical value of ONE.
• A long, low pitched “beep” which has the numerical value of FIVE.
The chart below describes the audible tones which coincide with each number or
symbol in a register.
NUMBER/SYMBOL
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
*
#
AUDIBLE TONES
“BIP”
“BIP BIP”
“BIP BIP BIP”
“BIP BIP BIP BIP”
“BEEP”
“BEEP BIP”
“BEEP BIP BIP”
“BEEP BIP BIP BIP”
“BEEP BIP BIP BIP BIP”
“BEEP BEEP”
“BEEP BEEP BIP”
“BEEP BEEP BIP BIP”
Executing Audible “Read Back”
• Enter programming mode “ # # 9 9 “.
• Press “ * “ and the Register Number you wish to read back.
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PLEASE READ THE EXAMPLES BELOW.
•
•
•
•
Make an outbound call from Line 1.
Press “ # # 9 9 “ to enter programming.
You will hear the “PROCEED” tone (Bee-Bee-Bip).
Press “ * 0 4 “ (This tells The Stick II you want to hear the programming for Register
04).
• You will hear “BEEP BEEP”. These tones represent the value “0”. Register 04 is for
Unanswered Call Silent Transfer Line 2. The “0” value means this feature is turned
off.
• …short pause…next you’ll hear the “OK” tone (Bee-Bip) and the “PROCEED” tone
(Bee-Bee-Bip).
• Now you can read back another register or exit the programming mode by dialing “80”
to save and exit. You will hear the “OK” tone TWICE (Bee-Bip, Bee-Bip). The LED
will go back to normal operation.
.Registers Containing More Than a Single Value
Some registers contain more than a single value, i.e., Security Access Codes which
can be from one up to four characters of a telephone dialing pad. Below is a short
example of what a “Read Back” would sound like when more than 2 digits or symbols
are programmed in the Register. Let’s say you have changed your Security Access
Code for Port 4 (Register Number 12) to 1823.
•
•
•
•
Make an outbound call from Line 1.
Press “ # # 9 9” to enter programming.
Press “ * 1 2” to listen to Register 12’s programming.
You will hear “BIP” (pause) “BEEP BIP BIP BIP” (pause) ‘BIP BIP” (pause) ‘BIP BIP
BIP”. (Equivalent to “1823”).
• You will hear “OK” and “PROCEED” tones. (Bee-Bip) (Bee-Bee-Beep). The LED will
go back to normal operation after you dial "90" or "80".
Note: If you enter an incorrect Register number you will hear an “ERROR” tone.
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Section 4 . . . . . Features
4.1 Standard Features
Barge-In Protection
When installed on incoming telephone lines before ALL telephone equipment (extension wall jacks or multi-line phone systems), The Stick II will protect any voice or data
call from being accessed by other telephone equipment attached to other device ports.
Any telephony device trying to access that line during a conversation or data transmission will receive a line-in-use “busy” tone or, if programmed to do so, that device will
try and access the second line.
Note: The Barge-In Protection feature will control only those phone/data devices
connected directly to The Stick II. For optimum performance and protection it is recommended that all premise extension phones be wired to The Stick II at either the Voice 1
/2 or Voice 2 ports. See Getting Started Section 2.
Call Grab (designed for extension phones)
Call Grab can be initiated from any touch tone extension phone on the premise, that
has access to that line, by dialing “9” on the telephone key pad. When “9” is dialed, The
Stick II will immediately cease its call routing function and give you the line. This feature
is standard.
Q: Why would I ever need to “grab” a call? Wouldn’t I want The Stick II
to continue processing?
A: No, you would want to "grab" the call if a call came in on Line 1 and you
are near an extension phone that is not connected to The Stick II Instead
of running back to your office to try and answer the call before your answering machine picks up, simply pick up the extension phone that has
access to Line 1 and enter “9” on dial pad. The Stick II will immediately
release the call to that extension.
Fax Tone Detection
This automatic feature tells The Stick II to detect the presence of CNG tones which
may be transmitted by a calling fax machine or PC fax/modem. All calls accompanied
by CNG tones, whether they be from a fax machine or PC fax/modem, are routed to
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equipment connected to the device port(s) you have designated for your fax(es). You
can program this feature “OFF” if you choose. The factory default setting for faxes is
Port 4. You may choose to have a different designated fax port for each line. See
Programming Chart for programming Line 1 Fax Port and Line 2 Fax Port.
Line-in-Use “Busy” Tone
The Stick II will give a cadenced tone similar to the standard “busy” signal to any
user attempting to make an outbound call on devices connected to The Stick II when
both lines (or the line the device is restricted to) are in use.
Phone Line Surge Protection
The Stick II is designed to protects the unit from damage caused by most phone
line power surges. We recommend you plug your communication devices, including
The Stick II, into a power surge protection strip. For extra protection, for your telephone
devices, also use a phone line surge suppressor.
Power/Call Status Light
The LED on the front of The Stick II demonstrates two functions- when lit, it tells you
the unit is powered up and it blinks rapidly when in programming mode.
Two-Line Call Processor
The Stick II is a true two-line call processor. Two incoming calls can be processed
by The Stick II simultaneously. The process is fast and accurate and when added with
your particular programming needs, becomes an amazing communication tool you will
wonder how you ever did without!
4.2 Programmable Features
Alternate Ports
Incoming voice calls for Line 1 always default to Port 1 and voice calls for Line 2
always default to Port 2. But, if the default port is in use, the Alternate Port feature lets
you redirect the call. If the alternate port is also busy, the caller gets a busy signal.
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Q: If Line 1 is being used will the call roll over to my second line?
A: No. You have to pay for that service from your local telephone company.
If you have the rollover service activated, remember that the programming and destination ports you have set up for calls on Line 1 will not
work. Rollover calls from Line 1 will follow the programming and destination ports you have set up for Line 2 calls and vice versa.
Fax Port Destinations
This feature is designed so you can have two fax machines connected to The Stick
II. Fax port destinations are programmed for each line. When programming Line 1, the
first digit in the register is the default port where all faxes for Line 1 will go. The second
digit routes faxes to another port where you have an additional fax machine. The fax
call will be sent here if your default fax port is busy. You are able to program fax port
destinations and alternate ports for both incoming lines. You can also turn this feature
“OFF”. The default is set up as if you only have one fax machine connected to Port 4.
Programmable Security Access Codes (SACs)
The transfer of a call is executed by dialing the programmed SAC for each
port of The Stick II. SAC’s are programmable (using a touch tone phone only) up to 4
characters long—digits 0 through 9 and symbols * (star) and # (pound). You can
transfer calls from an extension phone to any device connected to The Stick II by using
the SAC for that port. The Stick II will not detect SAC’s dialed from pulse phones.
The Don'ts of SAC Prramming
• 1 digit Security Access Codes ARE NOT recommended. This will be a problem
when you dial automated systems with menu options. Remember, The Stick II is
always listening. If any of your SAC's start without a * or #, then turn OFF the Unrestricted Manual Transfer option. (see pg. 32 for more details)
• DO NOT use any code that starts with 9, ##, *#,
will not program and will give you an error tone.
**, ** 5, *#5 & ##9.
These codes
• DO NOT use codes for each port that repeat the same sequence of numbers, i.e., Port
1=01, Port 2=012, Port 3=0123.
• DO NOT select an access code that may be the first part of a dialed number, the
control code of your answering machine or the extension of a frequently dialed number.
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Factory preset Security Access Codes are as follows:
*
**
Voice 1/2(Port 1/2) = “# 1”
Voice 2 (Port 2)
= “# 2”
Port 3 = “ 1”
Port 4 = “ 2”
Port 5 = “ 3”
Note: If limited access to your equipment is an issue, we recommend you change the
factory preset Security Access Codes upon installation.
Rings to Answer (RTA)
This feature directs The Stick II to answer an inbound call after a programmed
number of rings (0 to 9 rings) from the phone company. If RTA is programmed to “0”,
The Stick II will answer the call during the first ring. Extension phones (not attached to
The Stick II) in your location may only “chirp” on the first ring before going quiet.
When the RTA is greater than “0”, The Stick II will allow the incoming call to ring
extensions and the device connected to the voice port for that line. This feature also
allows you to suppress rings to the devices connected to the voice ports of The Stick II
during the RTA if you so choose. If a phone has not been picked up during the RTA,
then The Stick II will answer the call and process it according to its programming. Factory preset is 0 rings for immediate answer and suppression OFF.
Q: Why would I ever want to have the RTA greater than 0 and suppressed?
A: The Caller ID information comes from the telco between the first ring
and second ring. If you have Caller ID service and the ID equipment is on
the line side (before) The Stick II, you would want to set the RTA to be at
least 2. You can suppress these first and second rings (that must occur)
before The Stick II picks up the call. By supressing them your phones
will still receive the Caller ID, the phones and equipment connected to
The Stick II wont' be heard ringing and you will avoid mistakenly picking
up the receiver before The Stick II has had a chance to process the call or
fax.
Unanswered Call Silent Transfer
This feature was engineered for those of you who might receive manual faxes or
modem calls after normal business hours, but do not use an answering machine. Manual
fax calls are not accompanied by CNG fax tones and modem calls usually wind up
routed to the phone when the caller cannot execute the proper access code.
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With Unanswered Call Silent Transfer “ON”, the inbound call (routed to the phone)
will be switched over to a designated port (see Silent Transfer Destination) after the
unanswered phone has been rung the Maximum number of rings. Factory preset for
this feature is “off”.
Q: I don’t ever expect to receive a manual fax or a modem call that can't
dial the SAC. Is there another reason I should ever need to turn this
feature on?
A: No, not normally.
Maximum Rings
This feature allows you to program the number of rings generated to your phones/
answering machine, fax and modem by The Stick II before dropping or transferring the
call (depending on your programming for Unanswered Call Silent Transfer). Maximum
Rings can be programmed anywhere from 1 (minimum) to 30 rings. Factory preset is 8
rings to all equipment.
Q: Is this feature so my phone, fax or modem won’t ring off the wall if
my answering machine, modem or fax machine won’t pick up the call?
A: Exactly.
Silent Transfer Destination
After activating the Unanswered Call Silent Transfer feature, you will want to tell
The Stick II where to route the call. The “Destination” programmable feature gives you
the option of routing unanswered calls to any port. Factory preset is Port 4 for both Line
1 and Line 2.
Q: Won’t my answering machine turn on after so many rings?
A: Yes and no. Your answering machine will turn on after so many rings if
the call coming in is ringing one of the ports to which you have your
phone and answering machine connected. However, if you have your
Maximum Rings set to 3 and your answering machine set to turn on after
5 rings, then the call will be dropped before your answering machine
turns on.
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If the call coming in is a fax, however, The Stick II will detect the CNG
tones and route it to the programmed fax default port. If your fax machine does not “hand shake” with the calling fax machine, for whatever
reason, then The Stick II will drop the call after the programmed Maximum Rings.
Unrestricted Manual Transfer (UMT)
The UMT feature, when “ON”, enables a transfer to be executed at any time. When
UMT is “OFF”, The Stick II will only allow a transfer during the first 15 seconds of an
inbound call. Depending on the Security Access Codes you have chosen, there could
be a conflict if you dial an automated system. You can either turn this feature off or
change your SAC code. Factory preset is “ON”.
Q: Can’t I transfer at any time if I know the Security Access Code for the
port I want?
A: No. If UMT is OFF, you can only transfer during the first 15 seconds of
an INBOUND CALL. That goes for the caller and you, the receiver. If
UMT is ON, then yes, you or the caller can transfer at any time.
Q: What about an extension phone, one not plugged into The Stick II ,
but on the same line?
A: Yes, you can enter transfer codes from phones not attached to The Stick
II. The Stick II is always listening. However, if UMT is OFF, and you are
using an extension phone, both you and the caller only have 15 seconds to
transfer the call.
4.3 Unique Features
Auto-Line Selection
This feature allows you to set and control each port’s access to outbound lines. See
Section 3.4 to find out the default outbound line for each port. By turning this feature
OFF, you restrict that port’s access to only its default line. By turning the Auto-Line
Selection ON, if the default line chosen for that port is busy, the port will access the
other phone line to make the call.
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Q: Why would I ever need to restrict a port to only one line for outbound
calls?
A: You might want to restrict ports if, for example, you have one or more
modems connected to The Stick II. Restricting the modems to use only
Line 2 for surfing the Internet or dialing out for credit card approval,
leaves Line 1 open to receive calls and faxes. You wouldn’t want to miss
important calls or faxes because both lines were tied up. Line 2 can still
be programmed to receive calls and faxes, but you could mainly use it to
dial out.
Call In/Dial Out Long Distance Saver
This feature allows you to avoid expensive calling card charges or long distance
cellular rates. When away from your home or office, but in the same calling area, simply
call in to The Stick II and enter the Dial Out Line Access Code to access the available
second line! This feature is not recommended for data transfers.
• Dial into Line 1 or Line 2 from another location.
• The Stick II must pick up and begin to process the call. If you have Rings to Answer
set for 4, then you need to wait for at least the 5th ring before you enter the Dial Out
Line Access Code.
• While The Stick II is processing the call you will hear the simulated Ring Back.
• Enter the Call In/Dial Out Line Access Code.
• You will hear The Stick II pick up the secondary line (if available) and hear a dial tone.
You are ready to dial! If the secondary line is in use you will hear a busy signal.
Q: So I don’t need a calling card?
A: No, you do not need to use a calling card. You simply make the local call
back to The Stick II and enter the codes. You’ll then have access to the
available line and you dial the long distance number. You get to take
advantage of your negotiated business or home long distance rates!
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Conferencing
This feature lets you add an additional device or port to your current call. If you are
on a call using Line 1 and you want to add Bob to the conversation, who’s phone is
connected to The Stick II on Port 5, dial “* # 5 5”. Now you have three parties on the
line.
•
•
•
•
Dial “* # 5” to signal a conference.
Immediately dial in the Port number (1-5) of the device you want to ring.
The Stick II will begin ringing that device.
As soon as that device picks up, all three parties are on the line.
Q: Can I conference from an extension phone not connected to
The Stick II?
A: Yes. To do this, enter the transfer (SAC) code, not the conference code.
Port-to-Port Communication / Data Transfer
This feature allows a communication or data transfer from Port-to-Port on The Stick
II’s “internal” line. This is great for in-house conferencing, exchanging computer files or
scanning documents! Even though The Stick II uses an “internal” line to use this feature, you still need to have one phone line free to start this feature. Once the other port
has picked up, The Stick II drops the outside line and you are talking completely on the
“internal line”.
For Example: Two computers connected to The Stick II at two different ports can
communicate via modem without having to dial out! One modem will pick up an available line and dial in the Port-to-Port transfer code “**5” and the Port number of the
second modem. As soon as that Port makes the connection , The Stick II drops the
outside line. The two modems are talking to each other on the “internal” line.
Another Example: Connect a PC with a fax/modem and a fax machine to The
Stick II and your fax machine can be used to scan documents! Simply set your computer to “receive” a fax. Next “fax” your document to the Port your computer is connected to by dialing “**5” and the port number!
• Dial “**5” and the PORT NUMBER!
Last Example: This feature lets you have an “internal” conference call so-to-speak.
If you want to talk to Bob again, who’s phone is connected to The Stick II at Port 5, just
dial “**55”!
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Q: What happens if Bob is on the phone?
A: You will hear a busy signal.
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Q: What if both Line 1 and Line 2 are in use, can I still make
an Port-to-Port call?
A: No. You need an outbound line to initiate the Port-to-Port
communication.
Port-to-Port Priority
This feature determines whether a communication or data transfer from Port-toPort on The Stick II’s “internal line” takes precedence over an incoming call. With this
feature “ON”, your Port-to-Port communication /data transfer will go un-interrupted when
a call is received. You can also program this feature to notify you if a call is trying to ring
through to one of the ports being used. The Stick II will produce beeps similar to Call
Waiting beeps from the phone company when an incoming call is detected.
Your choices are either OFF, ON (with beeps) or ON. Extension phones (not
connected to The Stick II) and ports not in use will ring when a call is coming in. When
you disconnect from an “internal” call and a call is coming in, The Stick II will begin to
process the call at that time. The factory default is set for “ON” and “NO BEEPS”
because internal modem or faxing could be disrupted.
Q: What does the caller hear if I am using one of the ports that the call
should go to?
A: The caller would hear the phone ringing. If you choose not to disconnect
from your Port-to-Port, then the caller would have to hang up.
Q: Say I have two fax machines connected to The Stick II. I am using
one as a scanner and dialing my computer modem over the internal
line. A fax call comes in on Line 1. What will happen to the call?
A: During a Port-to-Port call, The Stick II does no call processing other than
detecting rings and beeping, if BEEPS are turned ON. The ports in the
Port-to-Port call will be connected to their default line.
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Section 5. . . . .
Pointers for
Hook-Up of Voice/Data Equipment
This section involves the connection of communications equipment to The Stick II.
You may configure the “hook up” of different types of equipment in a number of ways.
FAX MACHINES AND PC FAX CARDS
The Stick II has special features that make it work extremely well with either a PC
fax/modem or a fax machine. The feature that enables The Stick II to route an incoming
fax call to your “fax” type device is “Fax Tone Detection”.
If a PC FAX Card is connected to The Stick II at the Port 4 (factory preset for faxes),
you should have no operational problems when a call is routed. There are about half-amillion different types of PC FAX Cards on the market today and each has its own
operational idiosyncrasies. If you do experience a problem, check the operations manual
included with the PC FAX Card. If you cannot figure the problem out on your own, then
call our Technical Support toll free number. They’ll be happy to help.
WHAT’S A “FAX TONE”?
In a nutshell, most fax machines generate a tone when they are operated “automatically”. Automatic generally means you just drop the paper(s) to be faxed in the
document carriage, the machine loads it, the desired phone number is entered, you hit
the START button and you’re done. The machine automatically dials the number and
begins emitting the tone (commonly known as CNG or AUTO-FAX tone) to identify itself
as a fax-type device. This tone is continuously transmitted until the called fax machine
answers the call and “handshakes” with the sending fax. With The Stick II at the receiving end, the call is “answered” and the fax tone is detected. At that time the call is routed
to the port you have designated or PORT 4 (factory default).
WHAT ABOUT A MANUAL FAX?
Sometimes people lift the handset on their fax machine and dial out to send a fax.
This is what we call a “manual” fax. By doing this they have told their fax machine they
want to use it for voice purposes only. No problem for the fax machine, but now CNG
tones will not be transmitted. If The Stick II is at the receiving end, it will answer the call,
detect the absence of fax tones, assume it is a voice call and route it to the appropriate
VOICE port.
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What can you do if you answer the phone and no one is there or the person at the
other end says they're trying to send you a fax? You can manually transfer the call to
your fax by pressing *2 (SAC for Port 4). However, before you do, we suggest you
inform the caller that you have a brilliant device that can detect incoming faxes and that
they no longer have to call and tell you they are sending one.
ANSWERING MACHINES
An answering machine is an effective tool when used with The Stick II. When
connected to either VOICE port, the answering machine will field any unanswered voice
calls, and via a message, can provide instructions on how to access other equipment.
Here’s a sample message:
Hi! You have reached (Name/Company/Phone Number). We are not in right now,
but if you wish to leave a message, wait for the beep. If you want to send us a FAX,
press *2 (or your reprogrammed code) now. Start your fax transmission when you hear
our fax signal. If you cannot dial *2 on your phone then call back in Auto Fax mode.
Thanks!
Retrieving an Answering Machine Message
Most answering machines on the market today have factory preset “retrieval codes”
for accessing a message from a remote phone. There are no special features or codes
on The Stick II for accessing your answering machine any differently than you normally
would. Just call your phone number, let your machine answer the line and enter your
“retrieval code”. Again, we remind you to program all SAC’s used for voice/data
equipment different from your answering machine “retrieval code”.
COMPUTER MODEMS
The Stick II is compatible with dial-up modems that use a “single pair” RJ-11 line
cord connected to a phone line. Most incoming calls to your modem are from remote
(off location) computer modems. The Stick II will route calls to your computer modem
when the calling modem dials the proper SAC after The Stick II has answered the call.
You should not experience any slow down in your modem transmissions (as you might
with a PBX or KSU system) due to The Stick II being on the line. The Stick II is essentially transparent after it answers the call.
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How to Call Your Modem
For any person to access your modem through The Stick II, they must know your
programmed Security Access Code for the port with your modem. Dialing your telephone number and SAC is done on the remote computer’s communications software. It
should look something like this (for a HAYES-compatible modem):
ATDT 1 606 555 1234 , , * 3
The commas after the phone number are commands telling the modem to wait two
seconds per comma before dialing the SAC * 3. You should instruct your friends to
“time” a call to your residence. Tell them to count the seconds between the last digit
dialed and the last ring to the phone before The Stick II answers the call (how many
rings before The Stick II answers). Divide that amount of seconds by two and you have
the needed number of commas between the phone number and SAC.
It is safe to repeat the SAC twice in the dialing string like so:
ATDT 1 606 555 1234 , , * 3 , , * 3
Note that additional commas will need to be inserted between the SACs at the end
of the dialing string.
Some modems cannot dial the * and # symbols. You may want to reprogram a
specific code for one time access by an outside caller. Again if you have any questions,
call our Technical Support line. They can help you out on timing or SACs.
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Section 6. . . . Trouble Shooting
and Technical Support
If you are having difficulty with the installation or operation of your Stick II, please
review the trouble shooting questions below. If you are unable to resolve the problem
on your own, Multi-Link’s Technical Support Department has the capability to test and
program your unit over the phone.
Should you need to call and speak to a technician, try and call from the phone line
connected to Line 1 of The Stick II. Our technicians will be able to conduct diagnostic
tests and evaluate your programming to help you get your system up and running. If
your unit needs to be sent back for repair, all returns must be issued a Return Authorization Number from the Technical Support Department BEFORE the unit is returned.
MULTI-LINK, INC. TECHNICAL SUPPORT TEAM
Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Eastern Time
1-800-535-4651
www.multi-link.net
I’ve got this problem . . .
I do not hear a dial tone.
Connect your telephone directly to the phone wall jack. If you hear a dial tone, then plug
your phone back into The Stick II and disconnect the power supply. If you do not hear a
dial tone, you may have a bad line cord from the wall jack to The Stick II line port. If this
unit is within warranty, Multi-Link will replace the line cord for free.
My phone clicks when I pick it up.
Check and see if the line cord is connected to your phone wall jack at one end and one
of the two input ports (LINE 1/2 or LINE 2) on top of The Stick II. If so and you still hear
clicks, call the Multi-Link Technical Support Department.
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My phone stays off hook even though I hang it up. I’m able to dial out just once
before it goes off hook and I can’t receive any phone calls.
Check and see if the telephone is connected via line cord to one of the five ports on the
bottom of The Stick II and your phone line cord is connected to any of the two phone line
ports of The Stick II.
My phone lines and devices are correctly connected to The Stick II and it still
doesn’t work.
Check that the power supply is plugged into a power outlet and The Stick II. If your LED
light on The Stick II is not lit up, then there is no power being supplied. Verify that the
power outlet works by plugging in a lamp or some other device before calling the Technical Support Department.
People tell me they call, but my phones aren’t ringing.
Check that the VOLUME on your phones is turned ON. Next verify that all the line cords
are connected properly. Otherwise, call the Multi-Link Technical Support Department.
When I answer the phone, there is no sound at all or a BIP sound can be heard.
You may be receiving a fax! Press the SAC code for the port number where your fax is
connected to transfer the call. Change your programming (Registers 01 and 02) so that
next time faxes are automatically routed to the port where your fax machine is connected.
I can not receive modem calls.
Make sure that the person sending the data has the correct SAC (security access code)
to access your modem port. If so, check how many commas they have in place after the
phone number and before the SAC. Refer to Section 5 for more details.
The line stays busy even though nobody is using any of the devices or phones.
Check all the connections to The Stick II and verify that they are hooked up properly. If
everything is fine, make sure your modem is not locked up. Otherwise, call Multi-Link
Technical Support Department.
I am able to send faxes, but I am unable to receive any even though my fax machine rings.
Change the polarity on your line cord or get a polarity reversing cord. However, we
recommend that you call our Technical Support Department before incurring any extra
expenses.
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My Voice Mail doesn’t work.
Once The Stick II answers the phone call, the voice mail feature assumes somebody
has answered the call. Your Voice Mail will work only when the phone line is in use.
My Call Forwarding feature does not work.
Standard call forwarding does not work with The Stick II. Delayed call forwarding and
call messaging will work with The Stick II if the Rings to Answer for The Stick II is set
higher than the number of rings set for this feature to forward or retrieve the call.
My fax answers all incoming calls.
Change rings to answer on the fax machine to more than one. If this does not work,
your fax may be polarity sensitive. We recommend you call technical support.
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Section 7 . . . .Technical
Specifications
INPUT POWER REQUIREMENTS
At AC Transformer:
At Power Jack On The Stick II:
110-125 Volts AC Only, 50-60 Hz
12 Volts AC or 14 Volts DC
POWER CONSUMPTION
6.2 Watts
CO INTERFACE
Ringer Equivalence Number:
Input Ring Detection:
0.9B
40-150 Volts AC, 15-68 Hz
DEVICE INTERFACE
Battery:
Off-Hook Detection:
12 Volts Nominal DC to All Devices
3-80 mA
RING GENERATOR FREQUENCY:
20 Hz (+/-.1) Hz Voltage Regulated and
Current Limited
WAVE FORM:
True Sinusoidal
RINGING No. LOAD:
Ringing 8000 Ohm Impedance (REN 1.0):
Ringing 4000 Ohm Impedance (REN 2.0):
Ringing 2667 Ohm Impedance (REN 3.0):
Ringing 2000 Ohm Impedance (REN 4.0):
Ringing 1800 Ohm Impedance (REN 5.0):
Approx. 83 Volts RMS AC
Approx. 80 volts RMS AC
Approx. 69 volts RMS AC
Approx. 62 volts RMS AC
Approx. 56 volts RMS AC
Approx. 52 volts RMS AC
UL Listed 43X3 Telephone Appliance and Equipment (United States and Canada)
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FCC/IC REGISTRATION AND WARRANTY
The Stick II
FCC Registration
This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. Two RJ14C terminated line cords are
provided with the systems which requires RJ14C jacks. The telephone cords and modular plugs
provided with this equipment are FCC compliant. This equipment is designed to be connected to
the telephone network or premises wiring using a compatible modular jack which is Part 68 compliant. See instructions for details. On the bottom of this equipment is a label that contains
among other information, the FCC Registration Number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN)
for this equipment. You must, upon request, provide this information to your telephone company.
The REN for The Stick II is 0.9B. The REN is used to determine the quantity of devices you may
connect to the telephone line and still have all those devices ring when your telephone number is
called. In most, but not all areas, the sum of the RENs of all devices connected to one line should
not exceed five (5.0). The sum of the RENs for The Stick II + all other registered equipment
connected to one line must be no greater than 5. To be certain of the number of devices you may
connect to your line, as determined by the REN, you should contact your local telephone company to determine the maximum REN for your calling area.
If your telephone equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company
may discontinue your service temporarily. If possible, they will notify you in advance. But if
advance notice is not practical, you will be notified as soon as possible. You will be informed of
your right to file a complaint with the FCC.
Your telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations or procedures that could affect the proper functioning of you equipment. If they do, you will be notified in
advance to give you an opportunity to maintain uninterrupted telephone service.
If you experience trouble with this telephone equipment, please contact your The Stick II dealer
or Multi-Link, Inc., for information on obtaining service and repairs. The telephone company may
ask that you disconnect this equipment from the network until the problem has been corrected or
until you are sure that the equipment is not malfunctioning.
This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the telephone company, and is not
intended for use with a party line service. This equipment is intended for use only on loop start
service, and will not operate on ground start central office line.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
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equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
-Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
-Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
-Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
-Consult the dealer or an experienced radio TV technician for help.
IC Registration
The Department of Communications label identifies certified equipment. This certification means
that the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, operational and safety
requirements. The Department does not guarantee the equipment will operate to the user’s
satisfaction. Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that it is permissible to be
connected to the facilities of the local telecommunications company. The equipment must also
be installed using an accepted method of connection. In some cases, the company’s inside
wiring associated with a single line individual service may be extended by means of a certified
connector assembly (telephone extension cord). The customer should be aware that compliance
with the above conditions may not prevent degradation of service in some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an authorized Canadian maintenance facility
designated by the supplier. Any repairs or alterations made by the user to this equipment, or
equipment malfunctions, may give the telecommunications company cause to request the user to
disconnect the equipment.
Users should ensure, for their own protection, that the electrical ground connections of the
power utility, telephone lines and internal metallic water pipe system, if present, are connected
together. This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas.
Caution: Users should not attempt to make such connections themselves, but should contact
the appropriate electric inspection authority, or electrician, as appropriate.
The Load Number (LN) assigned to each terminal device denotes the percentage of the total
load to be connected to a telephone loop which is used by the device, to prevent overloading.
The termination on a loop may consist of any combination of devices subject only to the requirement that the total of the Load Numbers of all devices does not exceed 100.
Notice: This product has been tested and meets the Class B limits for radio noise emissions set
out by the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
Limited Warranty
To register your purchase, please fill out the warranty card and mail.
We warrant that if The Stick II™ Two-Line Call Processor, manufactured by Multi-Link, Inc. and
purchased by you, proves to be defective in material or workmanship, we will provide without
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charge, for a period of three (3) years (USA only), the labor and parts necessary to remedy any
such defect. Warranty commences on the date of purchase by the original retail customer.
The duration of any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or
otherwise, on this product shall be limited to the duration of the applicable express warranty set
forth above. In no event shall we be liable for any loss, inconvenience or damage whether direct,
incidental, consequential or otherwise resulting from breach of any express or implied warranty,
of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or other wise with respect to this product,
except as set forth herein. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts and some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
The AC power supply used with this product is covered under this warranty. This warranty does
not cover damage which results from accident, misuse, abuse, improper line voltage, lightning
strike, fire, flood, or damage resulting from unauthorized repairs or alterations performed by an
unauthorized service center. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
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Service Information for the U.S. and Canada
Your machine has been registered with the Federal Communications Commission, and under
this program in the event of equipment malfunction, all repairs will be performed by Multi-Link,
Inc. or a repair center we have authorized. The owner is restricted from performing any maintenance
operation other than those specified within this instruction manual.
OBTAINING SERVICE UNDER THIS WARRANTY
To obtain service under this warranty, you must first request a RA number from our technical
support department. Call the technical support department from Line 1 of The Stick II. Technicians
need to test the unit over the phone before issuing the RA number. Once you have a RA number,
present The Stick II ™ product, the RA number and copy of a sales receipt (or credit card receipt)
or other satisfactory proof of the date of the original retail purchase of the product to Multi-Link,
Inc. or an authorized service repair center.
In Canada:
Unit A1, 6120 - 2nd Street S.E.
Calgary, AB T2H 2L8
1-403-258-1646
In the U.S.: 225 Industry Parkway
Nicholasville, KY 40356
1-800-535-4651
Service Information Outside the U.S. and Canada
For units installed outside the U.S. and Canada, please contact your original point of purchase
dealer for information regarding warranty and service.
For more information and technical support
visit our website at www.multi-link.net
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