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AT&T
MERLIN MAIL™
Voice Messaging System
Release 2
for MERLIN LEGEND™ Communications System
Planning Guide and Forms
AT&T 585-320-501
Issue 1
October 1991
Copyright© 1991 AT&T
All Rights Reserved
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Notice
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reference materials, see “About This Guide.”
Support Telephone Numbers
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Canada, call one of the following Technical Assistance Centers for service or technical assistance:
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Contents
About This Guide
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Introduction
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1-1
System Features
Automated Attendant
Call Handling Methods
Call Answer Service
Voice Mail Service
Planning Forms
MERLIN LEGEND System Forms
MERLIN MAIL System Forms
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MERLIN LEGEND Planning
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Related Guides
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General Instructions
MERLIN LEGEND Form 2a:
System Numbering-Station Jacks
MERLIN LEGEND Form 2c:
System Numbering-Trunk Jacks
MERLIN LEGEND Form 2d:
System Numbering-Special Renumbers
MERLIN LEGEND Form 4a or 4b
Delayed Call Handling
After-Hours Call Handling
MERLIN LEGEND Form 6d: Group Coverage
Delayed Call Handling
After-Hours Call Handling
Call Answer Service
MERLIN LEGEND Form 6e: Group Calling
Integrated VMI Calling Group
Immediate Call Handling with Fax
MERLIN LEGEND Form 6f: System Features
Return Time Interval
Calls to Unassigned Extensions
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MERLIN MAIL Planning
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MERLIN LEGEND Form 7a:
Night Service—Group Assignment
MERLIN LEGEND Form 7b:
Night Service—Outward Restriction
MERLIN LEGEND Form 8b:
Label Form—Stations and Calling Groups
MERLIN MAIL Calling Group
MERLIN MAIL Ports
General Instructions
MERLIN MAIL Form A: Voice Mail Assignments
MERLIN MAIL Form B: System Parameters
Considerations
Guidelines for Selecting Services
Filling Out Form B
MERLIN MAIL Form C: System Greetings
Automated Attendant Services
All Services
MERLIN MAIL Form D:
Automated Attendant Settings
Immediate Call Handling
Delayed Call Handling
After-Hours Call Handling
MERLIN MAIL Form E:
Automated Attendant Day Main Menu
MERLIN MAIL Form F:
Automated Attendant After-Hours Main Menu
MERLIN MAIL Form G:
Automated Attendant Submenus
MERLIN MAIL Form H:
Automated Attendant Announcements
MERLIN MAIL Form I: Group Lists
Voice Mail Service
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Contents
Appendix A: MERLIN MAIL Forms
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Appendix B: Factory Settings
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Glossary
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Index
IN-1
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About This Guide
This guide provides planning information and forms for the MERLIN MAIL™
Voice Messaging System. It is intended for use by you, the system owner,
along with your AT&T support personnel, to help in planning and integrating the
MERLIN MAIL system with the MERLIN LEGEND™ Communications System.
In addition to planning instructions, this guide contains blank MERLIN MAIL
planning forms in Appendix A, a table of factory settings in Appendix B, a
glossary of terms used in this guide, and an index.
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About This Guide
Related Guides
The following guides are available to help you set up, use, and maintain the
MERLIN MAIL system when it is installed with the MERLIN LEGEND system.
The guides that are supplied with the MERLIN MAIL system are marked with an
asterisk.
You can order additional copies of the related system guides listed in the following table from the AT&T Customer Information Center. Phone numbers are listed
on the inside front cover.
Guide Title
MERLIN MAIL
System Administrator’s Guide*
Installation, System Programming and Maintenance Guide
Quick Reference Card*
MERLIN LEGEND
System Programming Guide
PBX System Planning
PBX System Planning Forms
Key System Planning
Key System Planning Forms
* Shipped with MERLIN MAIL system.
vi Related Guides
Order Number
585-320-702
585-320-101
585-320-701
555-610-111
555-610-113
555-610-117
555-610-112
555-610-116
Introduction
1
Use this Planning Guide and the planning forms to plan and configure the
MERLIN MAIL™ Voice Messaging System with the MERLIN LEGEND™
Communications System. Before you begin to plan the system, read through
this guide for information on what planning you must do.
When planning the voice messaging system, you must work closely with the
MERLIN LEGEND System Manager to coordinate the programming. (In many
companies, the System Administrator for the MERLIN MAIL system and the
System Manager for the MERLIN LEGEND system are the same person.) It is
essential that the two systems work together as an integrated unit.
MERLIN LEGEND planning is the initial step. The MERLIN LEGEND (PBX or
Key) System Planning Guide provides the planning forms for setting up the
MERLIN LEGEND system. You will need to obtain the MERLIN LEGEND
planning forms and make copies for your use in planning the integration with the
MERLIN MAIL system. Note that the MERLIN LEGEND system can work with
the MERLIN MAIL system in either the hybrid/PBX mode or the key mode. Make
sure you have the planning forms that match your system.
Chapter 1 of this Planning Guide describes the many features available with the
MERLIN MAIL Voice Messaging System. Keep in mind that your company’s
needs dictate how you plan to use this flexible system. Determine which
features you want to implement for your company and then move on to Chapter
2, which leads you through the process of filling out the MERLIN LEGEND
system planning forms needed to integrate the MERLIN MAIL system.
Once you determine the essential MERLIN LEGEND information, then complete
the MERLIN MAIL system planning forms found in Chapter 3.
You need to fill out the planning forms before AT&T personnel can install the
MERLIN MAIL system and program it to work with the MERLIN LEGEND system.
1-1
Introduction
System Features
Before you can begin to fill in the planning forms, you must consider how your
company wants to use the MERLIN MAIL system, Figure 1-1 provides an overview of the services available through the MERLIN MAIL system. Read the following descriptions of Automated Attendant, Call Answer Service, Voice Mail
Service and the related features; then keep in mind the type of service and
features your company needs as you fill out the planning forms.
MERLIN MAIL
Voice Messaging System
Automated Attendant Service
Prompts caller to make a choice
from a menu of options, then
routes the call to selected
destination.
Immediate
Call Handling
Automated Attendant
answers all external
calls. The System
Operator answers
overflow calls.
Delayed
Call Handling
The System Operator
answers external
calls. Overflow calls
go to the Automated
Attendant.
Call Answer Service
Prompts the caller to leave a
message or transfer to another
extension when the called party
does not answer.
Outcalling
Group List
Broadcast
Notifies subscribers
at remote telephones
that a message is in
their mailbox.
Allows subscribers to
send a single message
to ma subscribers
without dailing each
extension.
Allows the System
“Administrator to send
a message to all subscribers without dialing each extension.
Fax Call Handling
Recognizes an
incoming fax message
and routes it to the
fax extension.
After-Hours
Call Handling
Greets callers after
normal business
hours and transfers
them to a selected
extension.
After-Hours
Call Handling
Greets callers after
normal business
hours and transfers
them toa selected
extension.
Figure 1-1. Overview of MERLIN MAIL Services
1-2 System Features
Voice Mail Service
Allows subscribers to exchange
messages.
Introduction
Automated Attendant
The Automated Attendant Service consists of an announcement and a multilevel menu, providing callers with a number of options that allow them to quickly
get an extension, a department, or information by pressing a single digit. This
service provides several major benefits, both to the callers and to the company:
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Calls are efficiently routed to the correct party.
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If the party the caller wants does not answer or the phone is busy, the
caller is prompted to leave a message or try another extension.
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If the caller does not know the extension needed, he or she can access
the directory.
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Announcements of frequently requested information (such as directions
or business hours) can be included as menu options, thereby freeing an
employee’s time for other tasks.
The following is an example of a typical Automated Attendant menu that allows a
caller to quickly get the extension he or she wants:
Good afternoon, thank you for calling the XYZ Company.
For sales, press [1] .
For customer service, press [2] .
If you know the extension of the person you are calling, press [5] and
dial the extension now.
If you do not know the extension you need, press [ ✱ ] and [A] to hear the
extensions available, listed by last names.
Or stay on the line for assistance.
The following is an example of a more complex Automated Attendant menu that
includes submenus and prerecorded announcements:
Good afternoon, you have reached the ANY City Zoo.
For current rates, press [1] .
For special events, press [2] .
For ticket information, press [3] .
For directions, press [4] .
If you know the extension of the person you are calling, press [5] and dial
that person’s extension.
Or press [0] for operator assistance.
Assuming that the caller needs directions to the zoo and presses [4] , the
following submenu is played to the caller:
If you are coming by subway, press [1] .
If you are coming by bus, press [2] .
If you are coming by car, press [3] .
If you are walking, press [4] .
System Features 1-3
Introduction
After the caller makes a selection, the next menu tier might ask the caller
to enter the direction he or she is coming from and would then play the
requested directions.
This multi-tiered menu approach is useful for many businesses, such as banks,
insurance agencies, post offices, and department stores. For example, an
Automated Attendant could be used in the stock brokerage business. A multitier menu allows clients to select recordings of specific information they need,
such as current quotes on stocks in their portfolio or current interest rates on
money market funds, or to wait for an available broker.
The menu allows brokers to handle customers placing orders instead of being
tied up reciting repetitive information. In a business like this, the Automated
Attendant should always be programmed to allow the caller to stay on the line or
enter an extension to reach a broker.
Call Handling Methods
The Automated Attendant can be set to handle calls in one of two ways:
Immediate Call Handling or Delayed Call Handling.
Immediate Call Handling
With Immediate Call Handling, Automated Attendant answers every external call
by playing the Automated Attendant Greeting and the Main Menu. Calls from
rotary phones (which cannot use the menu) or callers requesting assistance will
automatically be transferred to the System Operator.
Overflow calls will be answered by the System Operator, as shown in Figure 1-2.
Central office lines
System
Operator
MERLIN LEGEND
Control Unit
Overflow
MERLIN MAIL
Figure 1-2. MERLIN MAIL System as Immediate Call Handler
1-4 System Features
Introduction
The MERLIN MAIL system provides the following two additional features:
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Fax Call Handling— MERLIN MAIL is capable of receiving fax calls and
transferring them to a designated extension. Fax call handling can be
combined only with Immediate Call Handling.
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After-Hours Call Handling— The Automated Attendant also provides Night
Service for calls received after business hours. Calls to individuals with
Night Service coverage are answered by the Automated Attendant, which
gives the caller the option of placing a message in a Mailbox. The MERLIN LEGEND system is programmed to switch between day and night
mode at the times the System Manager specified (see the MERLIN MAIL
System Administrator’s Guide for instructions). After-Hours Call Handling
can be combined with either Immediate or Delayed Call Handling.
Delayed Call Handling
With Delayed Call Handling, external calls ring at the System Operator’s console. If the System Operator does not answer within a preset number of rings,
or if the console is busy, the call automatically goes to the Automated Attendant,
as shown in Figure 1-3. The System Administrator determines the number of
times the phone will be allowed to ring before switching to the Automated Attendant (see the MERLIN MAIL System Administrator’s Guide for instructions).
Central office lines
System
Operator
MERLIN LEGEND
Control Unit
Overflow
MERLIN MAIL
Figure 1-3. MERLIN MAIL System as Delayed Call Handler
System Features 1-5
Introduction
Call Answer Service
The Call Answer Service allows callers to leave messages or transfer to another
extension when the extension called is busy or not answered. When a message
is left, Call Answer deposits the message in the called person’s mailbox, then
lights the message-waiting indicator on the called party’s phone. Subscribers
with the Outcalling feature can also have the system call an off-site telephone, to
inform the subscriber that a new message has arrived in his or her mailbox.
in addition to acting as an answering machine, Call Answer Service enables
callers to perform any of the following functions:
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Dial 0 for the System Operator
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Transfer to another extension
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Review and edit messages before depositing them in the mailbox.
Call Answer Service is useful to sales representatives who rely exclusively on
the telephone, are on the road during the day, and may be unavailable much of
the time. With Call Answer, potential clients can leave detailed messages in the
salesperson’s mailbox. The salesperson can then retrieve the message at his or
her convenience and get back to the client.
Outcalling
The Outcalling feature allows subscribers at a remote telephone to be notified
when a message is in their mailbox. Individual subscribers who have the OutcalIing feature can change their outcalling number through the Voice Mail Service.
Outcalling is particularly useful because it allows businesspeople on the road or
at an alternate work location to be notified immediately by car phone, beeper, or
telephone that there are messages in their mailbox, and enables them to retrieve
their messages.
Voice Mail Service
The Voice Mail Service allows subscribers (people registered on the MERLIN
MAIL system) to:
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Create a message and send it to one or more subscribers
■
Receive messages from other subscribers
■
Receive a message and forward it to one or more subscribers, with additional comments, if desired
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Record their own personal greetings and names
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Assign their own passwords, which they can change at any time to
ensure that messages are kept confidential.
1-6 System Features
Introduction
The following features enable subscribers to send and receive messages:
Group Lists
Group Lists give subscribers the ability to send a single message to multiple
subscribers without dialing each extension. This feature is useful in many
different situations. Following are some examples:
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A sales manager can send a single message to a group of sales personnel who are often traveling and hard to reach by telephone.
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A faculty department chairperson can send a message to department
members, not all of whom are on campus on the same day.
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A hospital or plant administrator can send a message to a group of personnel who work different shifts.
Group Lists are created and updated by the System Administrator. See the
MERLIN MAIL System Administrator’s Guide for programming instructions.
Broadcast Message
Broadcast Message is a time-saving feature that allows the System Administrator to send a message to all subscribers without having to dial each subscriber’s
extension.
System Features 1-7
Introduction
Planning Forms
After you have determined which MERLIN MAIL system features you want, you
must complete the MERLIN LEGEND planning forms and the MERLIN MAIL
planning forms. These forms are used to record and verify the required settings
needed to program the MERLIN MAIL and MERLIN LEGEND systems.
MERLIN LEGEND Forms
The MERLIN LEGEND planning forms have already been filled out for the MERLIN LEGEND Communications system. Update these forms to include MERLIN
MAIL system features, following the instructions in Chapter 2 of this guide, and
refer to them for information required on some MERLIN MAIL planning forms. Be
sure to coordinate the additions and changes with the MERLIN LEGEND System
Manager. Photocopy the completed MERLIN LEGEND forms and place the
copies in the back cover pocket of the MERLIN MAIL System Administrator’s
Guide.
You need to update and verify information on ten MERLIN LEGEND planning
forms. These forms are listed at the beginning of Chapter 2.
MERLIN MAIL Forms
Fill out the blank MERLIN MAIL planning forms (located in Appendix A of this
guide) after you have determined which MERLIN MAIL system feature you want,
and have completed the MERLIN LEGEND planning forms. Be sure to first photocopy the blank forms and retain the originals for future changes. After completing the forms, fold both the completed forms and the blank forms and insert
them in the back cover pocket of the MERLIN MAIL System Administrator’s
Guide.
You must complete nine MERLIN MAIL planning forms. These forms are listed at
the beginning of Chapter 3.
1-8 Planning Forms
MERLIN LEGEND
Planning
2
General Instructions
It is essential that the MERLIN MAIL Voice Messaging System be properly
integrated with the MERLIN LEGEND Communications System. This requires
careful planning of both systems. This chapter describes how to update the
MERLIN LEGEND planning forms to integrate the two systems.
Locate the correct MERLIN LEGEND planning forms. Be sure that the forms
indicate the mode of your MERLIN LEGEND system. To determine which system
mode (hybrid/PBX or key) you have, look on the back of MERLIN LEGEND
Form 1: System Planning under the heading Set System Mode.
The MERLIN LEGEND forms you need are listed below:
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Form 2a: System Numbering—Station Jacks
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Form 2c: System Numbering—Trunk Jacks
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Form 2d: System Numbering—Special Renumbers
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Form 4a: Analog Multiline Telephone
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Form 4b: Digital/lSDN (MLX) Telephone
■
Form 6d: Group Coverage
■
Form 6e: Group Calling
■
Form 6f: System Features
■
Form 7a: Night Service—Group Assignment
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Form 7b: Night Service—Outward Restriction
■
Form 8b: Label Form—Stations and Calling Groups
Store copies of the completed forms in the pocket of the back cover of the
MERLIN MAIL System Administrator’s Guide. Make sure that the original forms
with updates are returned to the MERLIN LEGEND System Manager.
General Instructions
2-1
MERLIN LEGEND Planning
MERLIN LEGEND Form 2a:
System Numbering—Station Jacks
MERLIN LEGEND Form 2a identifies current extension assignments for individuals and functions at the company. For each extension, it indicates the MERLIN
LEGEND jack type (analog, digital, or basic telephone), jack number (logical ID),
whether the extension is a 2-digit or 3-digit type, and set-up space (used for
assigning 1- or 4-digit extensions).
Add the following applicable information to Form 2a to reflect the addition of the
MERLIN MAIL system to the MERLIN LEGEND system:
➀
➁
➂
➃
MERLIN MAIL ports
For each MERLIN LEGEND jack connected to a MERLIN MAIL port, check
the Jack Type as ''B'' and write MERLIN MAIL Port 1, 2, and soon in the
Person, Location, or Function column for that jack. Match the lowest numbered logical ID to the lowest numbered MERLIN MAIL port, the next
higher ID to the next higher port, and so on, sequentially matching the IDs
with the ports.
Remote Maintenance Device (modem) connection
Identify the jack to which the MERLIN MAIL Remote Maintenance Device
(RMD) will be connected. Check the Jack Type as ''B'' and write MERLIN
MAIL RMD in the Person, Location, or Function column.
Fax connection
Identify the jack to which the fax machine will be connected. Check the
Jack Type as "B" and write "fax" in the Person, Location, or Function
column. If you are connecting more than one fax machine, repeat this step
until all jacks for fax machines have been identified.
Call Handling Methods
Indicate extension assignments for any of the following MERLIN MAIL services tnat you nave selected.
■
Delayed Call Handling Extension
Select an unused multiline extension (phone with line buttons) and
write “Delayed Call Handling” in the Person, Location, or Function
column. Check the Jack Type as “A” or “D.”
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After-Hours Call Handling Extension
This step applies only if the Automated Attendant Service will not be
used during the day. Select an unused multiline extension (phone
with line buttons) and write “After-Hours Call Handling” in the Person, Location, or Function column. Check the Jack Type as “A” or
"D."
2-2 MERLIN LEGEND Form 2a
MERLIN LEGEND Planning
PBX System Form 2a
System Numbering — Station Jacks
Renumber System
❑
❑
❑
❑
2-Digit ✦
Selected extension numbers
3-Digit
Set Up Space
Logical
ID
Jack Type
A
D°
B
2-Digit
3-Digit
Ext. No. ✦
Ext. No.
Set Up
Space
1
10
100
7100
2
11
101
7101
3
12
102
7102
4
13
103
7103
5
14
104
7104
6
15
105
7105
7
16
106
7106
8
17
107
7107
9
18
108
7108
10
19
109
7109
11
20
110
7110
12
21
111
7111
13
22
112
7112
14
23
113
7113
15
24
114
7114
16
25
115
7115
17
26
116
7116
18
27
117
7117
19
28
118
7118
20
29
119
7119
21
30
120
7120
22
31
121
7121
23
32
122
7122
24
33
123
7123
25
34
124
7124
26
35
125
7125
27
36
126
7126
28
37
127
7127
29
38
128
7128
30
39
129
7129
Renumber
To
Person, Location, or Function
➀
➁
➂
➃
° Use Form 2b for adjuncts connected via MFM a 7500B Data Module
Shaded lines indicate possible operator positions
✦ Factory Setting
Figure 2-1. MERLIN LEGEND Form 2a
MERLIN LEGEND Form 2a 2-3
MERLIN LEGEND Planning
MERLIN LEGEND Form 2c:
System Numbering—Trunk Jacks
Use MERLIN LEGEND Form 2C to verify that loop-start lines on the MERLIN
LEGEND system are set to “reliable.” Loop-start lines must be set to “reliable” so
that calls will be properly disconnected.
➀
Loop-Start Reliable Disconnect
Verify that the “Yes” box is checked, indicating you have loop-start lines
(LS) that have a reliable disconnect signal.
PBX System Form 2C
System Numbering — Trunk Jacks
Music-on-Hold, Logical ID
Maintenance Alarm, Logical ID
Source
Loudspeaker Page, Logical lD
Loop-Start Reliable Disconnect
✓ Yes
❑ No ✦
❑
Toll Prefix
Logical
I D
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Jack Type
(LS,GS,
DID,Tie,
DS1)
Trunk
Number
Trunk Type
(Basic LS,
Basic GS,
WATS,FX, ets.)
Outmode
Rotary
Dial
Telephone Numbs
or Equipment
801
802
803
804
805
806
807
808
809
Figure 2-2. MERLIN LEGEND Form 2c
2-4 MERLIN LEGEND Form 2c
Yes No ✦
➀
QCC
Short Hold Operator QCC
Not
to
Needed for Disconnect
Queue
LD
Interval
Receive Priority
Calls
Level
Y e s No ✦ Yes No ✦ (No ✦ )
(4 ✦ )
MERLIN LEGEND Planning
MERLIN LEGEND Form 2d:
System Numbering—Special
Renumbers
Use MERLIN LEGEND Form 2d to identify the designated Calling Groups. This
example shows a Calling Group for the MERLIN LEGEND system and for the fax
machines. The Group Calling number is needed when you fill out MERLIN
LEGEND Form 6e.
➀
Group Calling
Identify the MERLIN LEGEND Group Calling number for:
— The MERLIN LEGEND Calling Group
— Fax machines (if you have more than 1).
PBX System Form 2d
System Numbering — Special Renumbers
➀
Group Calling
(Form 6e)
Group ID
Factory-Set
Number
Renumber To
Pools
(Form 3b)
Description
Factory-Set
Number
770
70
771
890
772
891
773
892
774
893
775
894
776
895
777
896
778
897
779
898
780
899
Renumber To
781
782
783
784
Group
Paging
(Form 6c)
Group ID
Factory-Set
Number
Renumber To
Figure 2-3. MERLIN LEGEND Form 2d
MERLIN LEGEND Form 2d 2-5
MERLIN LEGEND Planning
MERLIN LEGEND Form 4a or 4b
Complete MERLIN LEGEND Form 4a or 4b if you have either of the following
services:
■
Automated Attendant Service with Delayed Call Handling
■
Automated Attendant Service with After-Hours Call Handling
Form 4a (for analog telephones) and Form 4b (for digital telephones) are used to
identify information about the telephones. Which form you use depends on the
type of telephone you are connecting. A separate form is required for each individual telephone connecting to the MERLIN LEGEND system, so you may have
some of each type.
For the MERLIN LEGEND Automated Attendant to work in the Delayed Call Handling or After-Hours Call Handling modes, an unused multiline extension must
be identified as a Delayed Call Handling or After-Hours Call Handling Group
Coverage Extension.
2-6 MERLIN LEGEND Form 4a or 4b
MERLIN LEGEND Planning
Delayed Call Handling
If you want the MERLIN MAIL Automated Attendant to work in Delayed Call Handling mode, you must assign a Delayed Call Handling extension. This must be
an unused multiline extension. You selected this extension on MERLIN LEGEND
Form 2a. It can be either an analog or digital phone. The example illustrates an
analog phone. Assign the Delayed Call Handling only if the Automated Attendant Service will not be used during the day. Fill in the following information for
the Delayed Call Handling extension:
➀
➁
➂
Logical ID
Write the corresponding Logical ID (jack number) for this extension.
Extension No.
Write the Delayed Call Handling extension number.
Person or Location
Write “Delayed Call Handling” in the space provided.
Page
of
PBX System Form 4a
➀
Make copy for each telephone.
Logical ID
➁
Analog Multiline Telephone
Extension No.
➂
Person or Location
Station Jack Pair
❑ Voice Announce to Busy (voice/voice)
❑ Simultaneous Voice and Data
(voice/data)
Even-numbered jack
Logical ID
Ext. No.
34 BUTTON
22 BUTTON
10 BUTTON
5 BUTTON
TeIephone Model
❑ MLC-5
❑ BIS-22D
❑ BIS-10
❑ BIS-34
❑ BIS-22
❑ BIS-34D
❑ Other
Adjuncts
❑ General Purpose Adapter
Figure 2-4. MERLIN LEGEND Form 4a
MERLIN LEGEND Form 4a or 4b 2-7
MERLIN LEGEND Planning
After-Hours Call Handling
If you want the MERLIN MAIL Automated Attendant to work in After-Hours Call
Handling mode, you must assign an After-Hours Call Handling extension. This
must be an unused multiline extension. You selected this extension on MERLIN
LEGEND Form 2a. It can be either an analog or digital phone. The example
illustrates a digital phone. Fill in the following information for the After-Hours Call
Handling extension:
➀
➁
➂
Logical ID
Write the Logical ID (jack number) for this extension.
Extension No.
Write the After-Hours Call Handling extension number.
Person or Location
Write “After-Hours Call Handling” in the space provided.
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PBX System Form 4b
Make copy for each telephone
➀
Logical ID
➁
Digital/ISDN (MLX) Telephone
Extension No.
➂
Person or Location
Telepho ne Model
Adjuncts
❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
MLX-20L™
MLX-28D™
MLX-10D™
MLX-10™
Figure 2-5. MERLIN LEGEND Form 4b
2-8 MERLIN LEGEND Form 4a or 4b
Headset
Hearing-impaired handset
Noisy environment
Multi-Function Module (MFM) Extension No.
❑ Fax machine
❑ Answering machine
❑ Data terminal
❑ Alert device, type
❑ Other
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MERLIN LEGEND Planning
MERLIN LEGEND Form 6d:
Group Coverage
Use MERLIN LEGEND Form 6d to create coverage groups. When a call to an
extension (sender) in a coverage group is unanswered or busy, the call is
transferred to an extension (designated receiver) in a specified Calling Group.
There is no limit on the number of extensions in a coverage group. A Calling
Group can be shared among the following different MERLIN MAIL services:
■
Delayed Call Handling
■
After-Hours Call Handling
■
Call Answer Service
Sample Form 6d shows a shared Coverage Group (Group No. 1) for the services listed above. If a call to any extension in Coverage Group 1 is
unanswered, it will be transferred to extension 770, the MERLIN MAIL Calling
Group.
Delayed Call Handling
➀
➁
➂
Sender Group No.
Have the MERLIN LEGEND System Manager supply a group number for
the Delayed Call Handling Group Coverage. Write that number here.
Group numbers run from 1 to 30.
Extension Nos.
Write the Delayed Call Handling extension identified on MERLIN LEGEND
Form 2a in this column.
Receivers’ Extension Nos.
Write the MERLIN MAIL (Integrated VMI) Group Calling Group ID number
from MERLIN LEGEND Form 2d.
After-Hours Call Handling
Assign a coverage group for After-Hours Call Handling only if the Automated
Attendant Service will not be used during the day.
➀
➁
➂
Sender Group No.
Have the MERLIN LEGEND System Manager supply a group number for
the After-Hours Call Handling Group Coverage. Write that number here.
Group numbers run from 1 to 30.
Extension Nos.
Write the After-Hours Call Handling extension identified on MERLIN
LEGEND Form 2a.
Receivers’ Extension Nos.
Write the MERLIN MAIL (Integrated VMI) Group Calling Group ID number
from MERLIN LEGEND Form 2d.
MERLIN LEGEND Form 6d 2-9
MERLIN LEGEND Planning
Call Answer Service
➀
Sender Group No.
Have the MERLIN LEGEND System Manager supply a group number for
the Call Answer Service Group Coverage. Write that number here. Group
numbers run from 1 to 30.
➁
Extension Nos.
Write the extension numbers for all the subscribers who need Call Answer
Service.
➂
Receivers’ Extension Nos.
Write the MERLIN MAIL (Integrated VMI) Group Calling Group ID number
from MERLIN LEGEND Form 2d.
2-10 MERLIN LEGEND Form 6d
MERLIN LEGEND Planning
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➀
➁
➂
Sender
Group No.
Sender
Group No.
Sender
Group No.
Sender
Group No.
Extension Nos.
Extension Nos.
Extension Nos.
Extension Nos.
Receivers*
Receivers*
Receivers*
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Extension Nos.
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* A maximum of 8 multiline telephones can be used as receivers. The QCC queue can also be a receiver,
but it is not counted in the 8 receiver maximum. If a calling group is the receiver, it must be the only
receiver for a coverage group.
Figure 2-6. MERLIN LEGEND Form 6d
MERLIN LEGEND Form 6d 2-11
MERLIN LEGEND Planning
MERLIN LEGEND Form 6e:
Group Calling
Use MERLIN LEGEND Form 6e to create an Integrated VMI (MERLIN MAIL) Calling Group or a Calling Group for faxes if you have more than one fax machine
(shown in the second example for Form 6e). You can have from 1 to 32 Calling
Groups, and will need a separate copy of Form 6e for each group. Make
sufficient photocopies before starting to fill out this two-page form.
Designated extensions in the Calling Group act as receivers for unanswered
calls forwarded from group coverage. Use Form 6e for all services. You will
need MERLIN LEGEND Form 2d to locate group numbers and extension
numbers.
Integrated VMI Calling Group
Page 1:
➀
Group No.
Write the MERLIN MAIL Group Calling Number here and at the top of
Page 2 of this form. The Group Number should be the next available
Group Calling Number on MERLIN LEGEND Form 2d. The MERLIN
LEGEND System Manager can determine that number for you.
➁
Group ID
Identify the group as Integrated VMI or MERMAIL, whichever name is
more meaningful to your company,
➂
Factory-Set Ext. No.
Write the factory-set extension number here. The MERLIN LEGEND System Manager can supply this number for the Calling Group, using the
number in the Factory-Set Number column of Form 2d.
➃
Renumber To:
If the extensions for the MERLIN LEGEND system have been renumbered,
write the renumbered extension here. This number is also supplied on
MERLIN LEGEND Form 2d.
➄
Stations
■
Ext. No. —Enter the extension (jack) numbers that the MERLIN MAIL
system should be connected to. This will be either two or four
extensions, depending on the number of ports on the MERLIN MAIL
system. These are the extensions identified as VMI or MERLIN
MAIL ports on MERLIN LEGEND Form 2a.
■
Person or Location —Identify the extensions as Integrated VMI or
MERLIN MAIL ports.
2-12 MERLIN LEGEND Form 6e
MERLIN LEGEND Planning
➅
TRUNKS (Immediate Call Handling Only)
If the MERLIN MAIL Automated Attendant is to be the immediate (primary)
call handler, you need to enter the number of the trunks (lines) that should
ring immediately at the Calling Group. The MERLIN LEGEND System
Manager can help determine these numbers.
In the Trunks section, write the number for each line or pool in the column
labeled Trunk No. The numbers under Logical ID identify the corresponding jack connections on the MERLIN LEGEND processor.
Page
of
PBX System Form 6e
Group Calling
Maximum: 32 groups. Make a copy for each group.
➀
➂
➄
Group No. (1–32)
➃
Stations
Person or
Location
Ext.
No.
Person or
Location
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No.
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No.
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Ext.
No.
➁
Group ID
Person or
Location
Trunks
Logical ID
Trunk No.
Logical ID
Trunk No.
Logical ID
Trunk No.
Logical ID
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Trunk No.
Figure 2-7. MERLIN LEGEND Form 6e, Page 1
MERLIN LEGEND Form 6e 2-13
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Page 2:
Group No.
Write in the same Group No, that you used on Page 1 of this form, if you
have not already done so.
Group ID
Write in the same Group ID that you used on Page 1 of this form, if you
have not already done so.
Hunt Type
Check the box marked Linear.
Overflow Coverage
You can provide backup coverage for a Calling Group by designating
another Calling Group to receive unanswered calls when the number of
calls waiting exceeds a certain level. If you have a hybrid/PBX system, you
can designate a QCC (Queued Call Console) operator position to receive
overflow calls.
■
If you want to designate a Calling Group for Overflow Coverage,
write the Calling Group number in the space provided.
■
If you want the QCC operator to handle Overflow Coverage, check
the box labeled QCC.
Overflow Threshold
You can also change the Overflow Threshold from the factory setting of ”1”
by writing the new number (from 2 to 99) in the space provided. When the
number of calls in the queue exceeds this number, calls go to overflow
coverage. Check the appropriate box.
Group Type
Identify the MERLIN MAIL Calling Group as an Integrated VMI Group by
checking the Integrated VMI box.
2-14 MERLIN LEGEND Form 6e
MERLIN LEGEND Planning
PBX System Form 6e, Continued
Group No.
Group ID
Calling Group Options
Hunt Type
❑ Circular ✦
❑
✓ Linear
Delay Announcement
❑ No ✦
❑ Extension No.
Message-Waiting Receiver
❑ No ✦
❑ Extension No.
Calls-in-Queue Alarm Threshold
❑ 1 call ✦
calls (2 - 99)
❑
External Alert for Calls-in-Queue Alarm
❑ No
❑ Extension No.
Overflow Coverage
❑ No ✦
❑ Calling Group No.
✓ QCC queue
❑
Overflow Threshold
✓ 1 call ✦
❑
calls (2 - 99)
❑
Group Type
❑
❑
✓
❑
❑
Auto Logout ✦
Auto Login
Integrated VMl
Generic VMl
Figure 2-8. MERLIN LEGEND Form 6e, Page 2
MERLIN LEGEND Form 6e 2-15
MERLIN LEGEND Planning
Immediate Call Handling with Fax
If you have more than one fax machine, you can use the first page of MERLIN
LEGEND Form 6e to create a fax Calling Group.
➀
➁
Group No.
Write the group number for the fax extensions. The MERLIN LEGEND System Manager can provide the next available Group Calling Number from
MERLIN LEGEND Form 2d.
Group ID
Write the Group ID for the Fax Calling Group.
➂
Factory-Set Ext. No.
Write the factory-set extension number here. The MERLIN LEGEND System Manager can supply this number for the Calling Group. This number
is also printed on MERLIN LEGEND Form 2d.
➃
Renumber To:
If the extensions for the MERLIN LEGEND system have been renumbered,
write the renumbered extension here. This number is also written on MERLIN LEGEND Form 2d.
➄
Stations
Write all the fax extension numbers in the Ext. No. column. Write “Fax” in
the corresponding spaces under Person or Location.
2-16 MERLIN LEGEND Form 6e
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PBX System Form 6e
Group Calling
Maximum: 32 groups. Make a copy for each group.
➀
➁
➄
Group No. (1–32)
Renumber To
Factory-Set. Ext. No.
➃
Stations
Ext.
No.
➁
Group ID
Person or
Location
Ext.
No.
Person or
Location
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No,
Person or
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No.
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Trunks
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Figure 2-9. MERLIN LEGEND Form 6e, Page 1
MERLIN LEGEND Form 6e 2-17
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MERLIN LEGEND Form 6f:
System Features
Use MERLIN LEGEND Form 6f to specify information on the following system
features:
➀
➁
■
Transfer Return Interval—the number of rings before the transferred call
returns to the transfer originator. This value should be greater than the
Group Coverage Delay Interval (factory setting is three rings), which is
the number of rings before a call is sent to a Group Coverage receiver.
■
Transfer Redirect Extension—the extension to which calls to unassigned
extensions or numbers with no coverage can be transferred.
Return Time Interval
Under Transfer Options on Form 6f, verify the Transfer Return Interval
(shown as Return Time Interval). Check with the MERLIN LEGEND System
Manager to make sure that it is greater than the Group Coverage Delay
Interval. If a change is necessary, check the appropriate box and write the
new Transfer Return Interval.
Calls to Unassigned Extensions
Verify the current Transfer Redirect Extension. Calls can be transferred to
a Queued Call Console (QCC), an individual extension, or a Calling Group
extension. If a change is necessary, check the appropriate box and write
the new extension.
2-18 MERLIN LEGEND Form 6f
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PBX System Form 6f
System Features
➀
Transfer Options
Extension Status
Return Time Interval
✓
❑
❑ Assign To operator positions
4 rings ✦
❑ 0 rings
❑
rings (1-3, 5-9)
One-Touch Call Handling
❑ One-Touch Transfer ✦
❑ Automatic Completion ✦
❑ Manual Completion
❑ One-Touch Hold
Transfer Audible
❑ Music-On-Hold ✦
❑ Ring
Type of Transfer
❑ Ring button ✦
❑ Voice button
Camp-On Return Time
❑ 90 seconds ✦
❑
seconds (30-89, 91-300)
Call Park Return Time
❑ 180 seconds ✦
seconds (30-179, 181-300)
❑
Automatic Callback Rings Interval
❑ 3 rings ✦
rings (1-2, 4-6)
❑
❑ Group Calling/CMS ✦
❑ Hotel
SMDR Options
Call Repro Format
❑ Basic ✦
❑ ISDN
Call Length
❑ 40 seconds ✦
seconds (0-39, 41-255)
❑
Calls Reported
❑ Incoming and outgoing ✦
❑ Outgoing only
Inside Dial Tone
❑ Inside ✦
❑ Outside
Reminder Service Cancel
❑ No
❑
time of day
Calls To Unassigned Extensions
❑ Qcc, Ext. No.
✓ Another extension,
❑
➁
ext. No.
❑ Calling Group,
ext. No.
Note: If you use equipment that rebroadcasts music or other copyrighted material, you maybe required to
obtain a copyright license form and pay license fees to a third party such as the American Society of
Composers, Artists, and Producers (ASCAP) or Broadcast Music incorporated (BMI). Or you can purchase
a Magic on Hold® system, which does not require you to obtain a license, from AT&T or an authorized
representative.
Figure 2-10. MERLIN LEGEND Form 6f
MERLIN LEGEND Form 6f 2-19
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MERLIN LEGEND Form 7a:
Night Service—Group Assignment
Use MERLIN LEGEND Form 7a to specify information on the use of Automated
Attendant After-Hours Call Handling. Use Form 7a if you are using the
Automated Attendant after normal business hours only.
➀
➁
➂
Operator Ext. No.
Write the night-service operator’s extension (from MERLIN LEGEND Form
2a). This can be more than one extension.
Ext. No.
Write the After-Hours Call Handling extension (from MERLIN LEGEND
Form 2a). This can be more than one extension.
Name
Write “After-Hours Call Handling.”
2-20 MERLIN LEGEND Form 7a
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PBX System Form 7a
Night Service — Group Assignment
➀
➁
➂
Operator Ext. No.
Ext.
No.
Name
Operator Ext. No.
Ext.
No.
Name
Operator Ext. No.
Ext.
No.
Name
Operator Ext. No.
Ext.
No.
Name
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Figure 2-11. MERLIN LEGEND Form 7a
MERLIN LEGEND Form 7a 2-21
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MERLIN LEGEND Form 7b:
Night Service—Outward Restriction
The MERLIN LEGEND system’s Outward Restriction feature requires anyone
using the telephones outside normal business hours (Night Service mode) to
enter a password. You can specify extensions that are exempt from this restriction by using MERLIN LEGEND Form 7b.
Use Form 7b to make all MERLIN MAIL system ports exempt from the restriction. You must place all MERLIN MAIL system ports on the Exclusion L ist so that
the MERLIN MAIL system works in Night Service. Place all MERLIN MAIL ports
on the Exclusion List by identifying the extensions of each MERLIN MAIL port.
You identified these extensions on MERLIN LEGEND Form 2a.
➀
Ext. No.
Write the extension numbers of the MERLIN MAIL ports.
➁
Name
Write the corresponding MERLIN MAIL port numbers.
PBX System Form 7b
Night Service — Outward Restriction
Password
(To keep your password private, do not fill in the blank.)
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Figure 2-12. MERLIN LEGEND Form 7b
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Name
Ext. No.
Name
MERLIN LEGEND Planning
MERLIN LEGEND Form 8b:
Label Form—Stations and Calling
Groups
Use MERLIN LEGEND Form 8b to identify the labels you will see on display
phones. You need to identify the Calling Groups you have selected and the
MERLIN MAIL extensions. This example shows labels selected for the MERLIN
MAIL Calling Group and the four MERLIN MAIL ports. Fill in the appropriate
information for each Calling Group and the MERLIN MAIL ports:
MERLIN MAIL Calling Group
➀
Ext. No.
Write the MERLIN MAIL (Integrated VMI) Calling Group number here. This
number is from MERLIN LEGEND Form 6e. You may want to use the 3digit factory-set extension number instead, as shown in the example (also
from Form 6e).
➁
Label
Write MERMAIL here. Whenever the MERLIN MAIL system calls a subscriber who has a display phone, this is the name that appears on the
display.
MERLIN MAIL Ports
➀
➁
Ext. No.
Write the extension numbers of the MERLIN MAIL ports. These numbers
are from MERLIN LEGEND Form 6e.
Label
Write MERMAIL here for each corresponding extension.
MERLIN LEGEND Form 8b 2-23
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MERLIN MAIL Planning
3
General Instructions
In this chapter you will complete the MERLIN MAIL planning forms. You need
information from the MERLIN LEGEND forms to fill in these forms.
You can find blank MERLIN MAIL planning forms in Appendix A. Make copies of
the forms for your use, leaving the blank forms in this manual. Store the
completed forms in the pocket of the back cover of the MERLIN MAIL System
Administrator’s Guide.
The MERLIN MAIL forms you need are listed below:
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Form A: Voice Mail Assignments
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Form B: System Parameters
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Form C: System Greetings
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Form D: Automated Attendant Settings
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Form E: Automated Attendant Day Main Menu
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Form F: Automated Attendant After-Hours Main Menu
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Form G: Automated Attendant Submenus
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Form H: Automated Attendant Announcements
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Form I: Group Lists
General Instructions 3-1
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MERLIN MAIL Form A:
Voice Mail Assignments
Use MERLIN MAIL Form A to create mailboxes for extensions and identify the
person and type of service assigned to each mailbox. Complete items 1 through
4 as instructed below. Fill in the applicable information for items 5 and 6 if you
have Delayed Call Handling or After-Hours Call Handling Service.
➀
➁
➂
Name
Refer to MERLIN LEGEND Form 2a and copy the name of each MERLIN
MAIL subscriber in this column.
Ext.
Refer to MERLIN LEGEND Form 2a and copy the extension number of
each subscriber in this column, next to the corresponding name.
COS (Class of Service)
Write in the Class of Service, choosing a COS number from the Class
column of the following table. The Class of Service defines the characteristics of a mailbox.
Class
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15*
16**
Class of Service (COS) Key
Mins Transfer Type Outcalling
5
No
Unsupervised
0
Unsupervised
No
5
Unsupervised
No
5
No
Supervised
10
Supervised
No
15
Supervised
No
15
No Transfer
No
5
Unsupervised
Yes
10
Unsupervised
Yes
15
Unsupervised
Yes
Supervised
5
Yes
10
Supervised
Yes
15
Supervised
Yes
15
No Transfer
Yes
0
No Transfer
No
60
No Transfer
No
Service
CA
CA
CA
CA
CA
CA
CA
CA
CA
CA
CA
CA
CA
CA
AA
CA
NOTE:
* Class 15 is assigned only for extensions with Automated Attendant Service, used for backup call handling and night service.
** Class 16 is a special mailbox used for purposes such as order taking,
message drop, or Dictaphone. The General Mailbox should be designated Class 16.
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Use the following guidelines to select the Class of Service:
■
Mins (Minutes)—the size of the mailbox. Each mailbox can have 5,
10, 15, or 60 minutes of storage available. Use the 60-minute size
only for special cases such as order taking, message drop, or dictaphone. The total storage time for all mailboxes is four hours.
■
Transfer Type —how the MERLIN MAIL system handles a call.
Unsupervised transfer is strongly recommended. Supervised
transfer should be used only when the business indicates a special
need.
Unsupervised Transfer
Unsupervised Transfer can be used both for extensions with or
without Call Answer coverage. The MERLIN MAIL system will
transfer the call without checking to see if the phone is busy or no
one answers.
— If Call Answer coverage is provided, an unanswered call then
goes to the MERLIN MAIL Calling Group or to a designated
extension.
— If no Call Answer coverage is provided, the MERLIN MAIL system transfers the call to the System Operator if the phone is
busy, or if the phone is not answered within four rings.
This is the most efficient transfer type, since calls are transferred
immediately without waiting for them to be answered. It also
reduces call processing time on the MERLIN MAIL port .
Supervised Transfer
The MERLIN MAIL system monitors a call until it is answered. If the
subscriber’s phone is busy or no one answers, it will prompt the
caller to either enter another extension (and will transfer the call to
that extension) or to leave a message. Processing calls takes longer
with Supervised Transfer because the MERLIN MAIL system must
wait until each call is answered. However, if the called party’s extension does not have Call Answer coverage, it allows the caller to
transfer or leave a message.
NOTE:
Supervised Transfer should not be used if an extension has Call
Answer coverage.
No Transfer
Assign this Class of Service to people who do not have dedicated
extensions, such as visitors, guests, or employees who do not have
their own phones. Callers can leave messages in a designated mailbox where the subscriber can retrieve them. This type of mailbox
has either 15 or 60 minutes of message storage. When a caller dials
an extension assigned as No Transfer, the caller is prompted to
leave a message.
MERLIN MAIL Form A 3-3
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➃
■
Outcalling —if outcalling is allowed, the MERLIN MAIL system will
call the subscriber at a designated outside telephone number
whenever there is a new message in the subscriber’s mailbox. Discretion should be used when allowing the outcalling feature, as
there are no constraints placed on the destination of the outside the
call. Business needs should dictate the use of this feature. The factory setting for the outcalling feature is “OFF and the individual subscriber must use the Voice Mail Service to turn it on.
■
Service —indicates the type of service that will be used for covering
calls on extensions with this class of service. (Automated
Attendant=AA; Call Answer=CA.)
Letter Key
In the Letter Key column, translate up to ten letters of the first or last name
of the person to whom the extension is assigned. Each letter of the name
has a two-digit code. Except for the letters Q and Z, the first digit
represents the number on the dial pad where the letter appears. The
second digit represents whether the letter appears first, second, or third
on the button. For example, “Smith” translates to 73 61 43 81 42—”S” is the
third letter on the “7” button, “M” is the first letter on the “6” button, and so
on.
The name you write here will be used in the directory list. The directory is
automatically created as mailboxes are created for each subscriber. First
and last names will appear in the directory in the same order that you
specify on Form A. If the Automated Attendant Main Menu you create
informs callers how to access the directory service, be sure to indicate
which name (first or last) is used in the directory.
If callers do not know the extension of the person they want, they can
access the directory of extensions by pressing [ ✱ ] [A] .
Letter Key
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
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21
22
23
31
32
33
41
42
43
51
52
53
61
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
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62
63
71
74
72
73
81
82
83
91
92
93
94
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➅
Delayed Call Handling Service
If you have Delayed Call Handling Service, fill in the following information:
■
Name
Write “Delayed Call Handling.”
■
Ext.
Write the Delayed Call Handling extension number identified on
MERLIN LEGEND Form 2a.
■
COS
Write ”15“ for the Class of Service for this extension.
After-Hours Call Handling Service
If you have After-Hours Call Handling Service, fill in the following information:
■
Name
Write “After-Hours Call Handling.”
■
Ext.
Write the After-Hours Call Handling extension number identified on
MERLIN LEGEND Form 2a.
■
COS
Write ”15“ for the Class of Service for this extension.
NOTE:
This information is not needed if the Automated Attendant service is used
both day and night.
MERLIN MAIL Form A 3-5
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MERLIN MAIL Form A
Voice Mail Assignments
Mailbox Assignments:
➀
➁
➂
■
ldentify the mailbox owner’s name, extension and the COS selected (see “COSKey” on back of form).
■
Translate the first ten letters of the owner's last name using the “Letter Key” shown on back of form.
➃
Name
Ext.
➄
➅
Figure 3-1. MERLIN MAIL Form A
3-6 MERLIN MAIL Form A
COS
Letter Key
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MERLIN MAIL Form B:
System Parameters
Complete MERLIN MAIL Form B to define the parameters of your
MERLIN MAIL system.
Considerations
Review the operation of each available MERLIN MAIL service before deciding
which of the services your company needs.
■
Automated Attendant Service—takes the place of a human operator.
External callers are greeted with a multilevel menu (customized to suit
business needs) and prompted to select an extension or announcement,
or to stay on the line for assistance. The call is then routed to the selected
extension or the caller hears the requested information announcement.
■
Call Answer Service—provides subscribers with an answering machine.
When a called extension is busy or does not answer, callers are
prompted to leave a message in the mailbox of the called party or to
transfer to another extension. If they do not know the extension, they can
enter a code to get a directory of listed extensions. If you have Call
Answer coverage for selected extensions, you will always have Call
Answer Service for those extensions regardless of the port allocation you
select.
■
Voice Mail Service—allows subscribers to send and receive messages
and to customize their personal greeting.
Guidelines for Selecting Services
Read the following to determine which port allocation is needed for your company. Use this information to fill out Form B.
■
All ports Automated Attendant service
— You want external callers to get the Automated Attendant. If callers
want to use Voice Mail, they can dial [ ✱ ] [7] and will then be
prompted to Iogin to Voice Mail. Whether callers need direct
access to Voice Mail depends on the nature of your business. If
your callers will use Voice Mail occasionally, assign the Automated
Attendant to all MERLIN MAIL ports.
■
All ports Call Answer Service
— You do not need Automated Attendant service and you want calls
(on some lines) to get Voice Mail Service directly (they do not have
to dial [ ✱ ] [7] to access Voice Mail). In this case assign Call
Answer service to all ports.
MERLIN MAIL Form B 3-7
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■
Split System with Call Answer Service assigned to Ports 1 and 2, and
Automated Attendant Service assigned to Ports 3 and 4.
— You want to use the Automated Attendant service on some lines;
on other lines you want callers to get Voice Mail directly. In this
case, use a split system. Calls directed to lines on Ports 1 and 2
must dial [ ✱ ] [7] to access Voice Mail; calls directed to lines on
Ports 3 and 4 get Voice Mail directly.
Filling Out Form B
Once you have determined the correct port allocation for your MERLIN MAIL
system, fill out Form B as follows:
Page 1:
➀
Services that Callers Need
■
Automated Attendant Service—check this box if you want all
phones to have Automated Attendant Service.
■
Call Answer—check this box if you want to use only Call Answer
Service.
■
Both—check this box if your company needs Automated Attendant
for some lines and Call Answer for others. Special installation steps
are required when both services are used. Call the AT&T National
Service Assistance Center (NSAC) or your AT&T authorized dealer
for more information on using both services. The NSAC phone
number is located on the inside front cover of this guide.
➁
Port Allocation
Use MERLIN LEGEND Form 2a to identify which jacks are to be connected
to the four MERLIN MAIL ports. Write the lowest of the four jack numbers
next to Port 1, the next lowest next to Port 2, and so on. The Port Allocation table on page 3-9 shows which ports will be programmed for each
service when the MERLIN MAIL programming is complete.
➂
Remote Maintenance Device Port
Use MERLIN LEGEND Form 2a to identify which jack is to be connected to
the remote maintenance device (RMD). Write the jack number here.
➃
➄
Voice Mall Positions
Use MERLIN LEGEND Form 2a to identify the Name and Ext. for the System Administrator, the General Mailbox Owner, and the System Operator.
Write the name and extension number in the spaces provided.
Maximum Digits in Extension
Use MERLIN LEGEND Form 2a to determine the maximum number of
digits in the extensions: 2, 3, or 4. Write the number here.
3-8 MERLIN MAIL Form B
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MERLIN MAIL Form B
System Parameters
Services that Callers Need:
Check one:
✓ Automated Attendant
❑
❑ Call Answer
❑ Both
Port Allocation:
■
➀
➁
Fill in the corresponding jack number from the Basic Telephone (012) Module in the space next to the
appropriate MERLIN MAIL system port number.
Ports Assigned
Service Requested
Port 3
Port 4
Port 1
Port 2
All ports programmed for
Call Answer
CA
CA
CA
CA
Two ports programmed
for Automated Attendant
and two ports programmed for Call Answer
AA
AA
CA
CA
All ports programmed for
Automated Attendant
(factory setting)
Remote Maintenance Device Port:
■
Voice Mail Positions:
■
➂
Fill in the jack number used to connect the MERLIN MAIL system RMD.
➃
The System Operator and General Mailbox Owner are usually the same person.
Position
System Administrator
General Mailbox Owner
System Operator
Maximum Digits In Extension:
■
Name
Ext.
10 ✦
blank ✦
➄
Write in the maximum number of digits in an extension
(2 ✦ ).
Figure 3-2. MERLIN MAIL Form B (Page 1)
MERLIN MAIL Form B 3-9
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Page 2:
➅
Weekly Business Schedule
Determine if the MERLIN LEGEND business schedule is to be used. If so,
use the MERLIN MAIL system factory setting of “CLOSED.” If the MERLIN
MAIL system is to have its own schedule, fill in the appropriate time for
each day. If the MERLIN MAIL system is to operate 24 hours a day, write
00:00 both in the Open and in the Closed columns for each day.
MERLIN MAIL Form B
Weekly Business Schedule:
■
For Automated Attendant Service after hours only, specify all days as CLOSED
■
The factory setting IS “CLOSED ALL DAY “
■
■
■
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For 24-hour operation, open = 12:00 midnight, closed = 12:00 midnignt
Use the MERLIN LEGEND schedule to drive the MERLIN MAIL schedule If you do not want to use
the MERLIN LEGEND schedule, then administer an appropriate schedulefor your company. Fill in the
open and closed times for your business schedule.
If you are not using Night Service on MERLIN LEGEND, thenYou should administer the schedule FiII in the
open and closed times for your business schedule.
Option
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Day
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Figure 3-3. MERLIN MAIL Form B (Page 2)
3-10 MERLIN MAIL Form B
Open
Closed
➅
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MERLIN MAIL Form C:
System Greetings
Use MERLIN MAIL Form C to create the greetings that callers hear when they
reach the MERLIN MAIL system.
Automated Attendant Services
➀
➁
Day Greeting
Write in the greeting that plays when callers reach the Automated Attendant Service during business hours. Ten seconds are allocated for the
greeting. If the Touch-Tone Gate is set to “On,” instruct the caller to
press 1. For a discussion of Touch-Tone Gate considerations, see the
instructions for Form D.
Night Greeting
Write in the greeting that plays when callers reach the Automated Attendant Service after business hours. Ten seconds are allocated for the greeting. If the Touch-Tone Gate is set to “On, ” instruct the caller to
press 1. For a discussion of Touch-Tone Gate considerations, see the
instructions for Form D.
All Services
➂
Voice Mail Greeting
Write in the greeting that plays to voice mail subscribers. Your greeting
can be up to two minutes long and must include the instructions to enter
the subscriber’s extension and the pound sign. It is recommended that
you use the factory-set Voice Mail Greeting, which welcomes the caller to
the MERLIN MAIL system and prompts the caller to enter an extension followed by the pound sign.
MERLIN MAIL Form C 3-11
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MERLIN MAIL Form C
System Greetings
Automated Attendant Greeting:
■
Greeting cannot exceed ten seconds.
■
Record two separate greetings if using Automated Attendant for Day and Night Operation.
■
If Touch Tone Gate is set to “On.” inform callers with Touch Tone phones to press 1
➀
Day Greeting
➁
Night Greeting
➂
Voice Mail Greeting
Figure 3-4. MERLIN MAIL Form C (Page 1)
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MERLIN MAIL Form D:
Automated Attendant Settings
Complete MERLIN MAIL Form D only if your company wants to use Automated
Attendant Service.
Immediate Call Handling
➀
➁
➂
Call Handling
Check the box marked Immediate Call Handling.
Fax Machine Extension
Use MERLIN LEGEND Form 2a to identify the fax extension and write “fax”
in this space. If there is more than one fax machine, create a Fax Calling
Group on MERLIN LEGEND Form 6e. If you create a Fax Calling Group, do
not assign lines to the group. Be sure that the MERLIN LEGEND System
Manager has identified message-waiting receivers for the fax machines.
Fax Call Handling can be used only when Immediate Call Handling is
selected.
Touch-Tone Gate
Read the following guidelines before setting the Touch-Tone gate.
■
If you have a fax machine, the Touch-Tone gate is automatically set
to “On” and it cannot be turned off.
■
If you do not have a fax machine, the following will help you, decide
whether to set the the Touch-Tone gate “On” or “Off.” When the
Touch-Tone Gate is on, callers from Touch-Tone phones are
instructed to press [1] to hear the menu. If the system then does
not detect a Touch-Tone, it recognizes that the caller is using a
rotary phone and transfers the call directly to the System Operator
or After-Hours Call handling extension.
— If the Touch-Tone gate is on, rotary callers will get faster service
because they will not have to listen to the menu before being
transferred to a selected extension.
— If the Touch-Tone gate is off, rotary callers will not be transferred
until the menu is played. However, if most callers to your company have Touch-Tone phones, you should leave the TouchTone gate off, eliminating the step of pressing [1] to hear the
menu.
Check the box marked “On” so that callers do not have to listen to the Main
Menu before the call is transferred for assistance.
➃
Extensions in Dial Plan
Check the first digit of each extension used in the dial plan. The dial plan
is the record of all extension assignments at your company. Keep these in
mind when deciding on Selector Codes on MERLIN MAIL Forms E, F, and
G. For example, if your extensions number 10 to 39, then you should
reserve Selector Codes 1, 2, and 3 for Transfer Type 5, transfer to a direct
extension. This allows the system to recognize the caller’s selection as an
extension.
MERLIN MAIL Form D 3-13
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Delayed Call Handling
➀
➁
➂
➃
Call Handling Type
Check the box marked Delayed Call Handling.
Fax Machine Extension
You cannot have a fax extension with Delayed Call Handling Service.
Leave this space blank.
Touch-Tone Gate
See the guidelines for setting the Touch-Tone gate described above under
Immediate Call Handling for those who do not have a fax machine. Check
the box marked “On'' so that callers do not have to listen to the Main Menu
before the call is transferred for assistance.
Extension in Dial Plan
Check the first digit of each extension used in the dial plan. Keep these in
mind when deciding on Selector Codes on MERLIN MAIL Forms E, F,
and G.
After-Hours Call Handling
Use this only if the Automated Attendant will not be used during the day.
➀
➁
Call Handling Type
Check the box marked After-Hours Call Handling.
Fax Machine Extension
You cannot have a fax extension with After-Hours Call Handling Service.
The fax tone will stop before the MERLIN MAIL system can answer the
call. Leave this space blank.
➂
Touch-Tone Gate
See the guidelines for setting the Touch-Tone gate described above under
Immediate Call Handling for those who do not have a fax machine. Check
the box marked “On” so that callers do not have to listen to the Main Menu
before the call is transferred for assistance.
➃
Extension in Dial Plan
Check the first digit of each extension used in the dial plan. Keep these in
mind when deciding on Selector Codes on MERLIN MAIL Forms E, F,
and G.
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MERLIN MAIL Form D
Automated Attendant Settings
➀
Call Handling Type:
Check one:
❑
✓ Immediate Call Handling
❑ Delayed Call Handling
❑ After-Hours Call Handling
Fax Machine Extension:
■
➂
Touch-Tone Gate:
■
Automatically set to “On” if Fax Machine Extension iS filled in above.
✓ On
❑
❑ Off
Extensions in Dial Plan:
■
➁
Fill in one extension number. If more than one fax machine is used, assign them to Group Calling
➃
Check the first digit of each extension used in the dial plan.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Figure 3-5. MERLIN MAIL Form D
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MERLIN MAIL Form E:
Automated Attendant
Day Main Menu
Use MERLIN MAIL Form E to create the Day Main Menu and the script a caller
hears if Automated Attendant coverage is selected for hours when the business
is open.
NOTE:
If you plan to use submenus or a prerecorded announcement as options on your
Main Menu, you must create them before you can complete the Day Main Menu
programming. See MERLIN MAIL Form G for setting up submenus and MERLIN
MAIL Form H for setting up announcements.
Write the following information on the Automated Attendant Day Main Menu
form:
Page 1:
➀
Selector Code
The Selector Codes allow callers to enter a single digit from the Main Menu
so that their calls are transferred to the department, individual, announcement, or submenu they select. Be sure to assign the most requested
department or extension as the first route and list the Selector Codes in
ascending order so that it’s easier for callers to remember them. For the
same reason, try to limit the menu to five or fewer selections.
Since some older model fax machines do not send the signal that the
MERLIN MAIL system uses to detect fax calls, you must assign a Selector
Code for fax calls (using Transfer Type 1—transfer to a specified extension) to the fax extension or Group Calling number. Be sure to include
instructions in the Day Main Menu Script to tell callers to dial the Selector
Code to send a fax.
Selector Codes 1, 2, 3, and 4 are factory-set to Transfer Type 5—transfer
directly to an extension. If any of these Selector Codes are not being used,
cross them off the Main Menu.
➁
Transfer Type
The Transfer Type determines where the call will be transferred when a
caller enters a Selector Code. Write in one of the transfer types shown
below:
■
Type 1 —Transfer to a Selector Code
When a caller presses the Selector Code, the call is transferred to a
specific extension or Calling Group assigned to a Selector Code.
■
Type 2 —Transfer to an Existing Submenu
When a caller presses the Selector Code, another menu plays from
which the caller enters another Selector Code, Be sure to complete
Form G: Automated Attendant Submenus. The submenu must
already exist before you can program this transfer type.
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■
Type 3 —Transfer to an Existing Announcement
If the information needed by callers—for example, your business
hours or a mailing address—can be provided in an announcement,
use this type of transfer. When a caller presses the Selector Code,
the caller hears a prerecorded announcement. Be sure to complete
MERLIN MAIL Form H: Automated Attendant Announcements. The
announcement must already exist before you can program this
transfer type.
■
Type 4 —Prompt for an Extension
Callers must enter a Selector Code before they can dial an individual extension. Use this type of transfer if your company’s extensions coincide with the Selector Codes the company wants to use.
For example, if all company extensions begin with 1 or 2, use Selector Codes 1 and 2 and Transfer Type 4 to enable a transfer from the
Day Main Menu following a prompt.
■
Type 5 —Transfer Directly to an Extension
Callers can dial an individual extension from the Day Main Menu if
the Selector Code(s) matching the first digit(s) of the extensions in a
company are reserved for this type of transfer. For example, if all
company extensions begin with 1 or 2, use Selector Codes 1 and 2
to enable a direct transfer from the Day Main Menu. This allows the
system to recognize the caller’s selection as an extension.
➂
Number
For Transfer Type 1, 2, or 3, write in the corresponding extension number,
announcement number, or submenu number to which the Selector Code
will transfer a call. Transfer Types 4 and 5 do not require an entry in the
Number column.
➃
Destination
Write in the name of the submenu, announcement, business function, or
extension destination where the call will be transferred when the caller
enters a Selector Code.
MERLIN MAIL Form E 3-17
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MERLIN MAIL Form E
Automated Attendant Day Main Menu
Day Main Menu:
■
If you are using Automated Attendant for Day and for Night Operation, complete both the Day Main Menu and
the Night Main Menu tables, even if the menus are identical.
Day Main Menu
➀
Selector
Code
➁
1
Transfer
Type*
Number
Destination
2
➂
3
4
5
➃
6
7
8
9
*Transfer Type Key
1
2
3
4
5
to a Selector Code
to an existing submenu
to an existing announcement
prompt for an extension
transfer directly to an extension
Figure 3-6. MERLIN MAIL Form E (Page 1)
Page 2:
➄
Day Main Menu Script
Write a Day Main Menu Script that identifies the department, person, or
type of information the caller receives after choosing a Selector Code from
the Day Main Menu.
If applicable, the script should explain to callers how they can reach an
individual extension, how to send a fax, how to use the directory, and how
to get assistance. If you offer a caller the directory list, tell them whether it
is listed by first or last name. Make sure that the Dial 0/Timeout Action
Option matches the menu.
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➅
Day Dial 0/Timeout Action Options
These three options offer you a choice of how to handle calls when callers
press 0 or do not enter a Selector Code or extension within four seconds.
The Day Dial 0/Timeout Action Option can be different from the Night Dial
0/Timeout Action Option. The example shows that calls are being
transferred to the System Operator. Select one of the following options by
checking the appropriate box.:
■
Transfer to the System Operator for assistance (factory setting).
■
Transfer to the General Mailbox to leave a message.
■
Disconnect the call.
MERLIN MAIL Form E
Day Main Menu Script:
■
Write a script for the Day Main Menu that callers will hear after the Automated Attendant Day Greeting.
➄
Day Main Menu Script
press
press
press
press
press
Day Dial 0/ Timeout Options:
■
➅
Specify where calls should be transferred if the caller does not enter a Selector Code within four seconds.
Check one:
✓ System Operator
❑
❑ General Mailbox
❑ Disconnect
Figure 3-7. MERLIN MAIL Form E (Page 2)
MERLIN MAIL Form E 3-19
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MERLIN MAIL Form F:
Automated Attendant After-Hours
Main Menu
Complete MERLIN MAIL Form F to create the after-hours menu and script a
caller hears if Automated Attendant coverage is chosen for hours when the business is closed.
Use this form even if the After-Hours Main Menu and the Day Main Menu are
identical.
NOTE:
If you plan to use submenus or a prerecorded announcement as options on your
Main Menu, you must create them before you can complete the After-Hours
Main Menu programming. See MERLIN MAIL Form G for setting up submenus
and MERLIN MAIL Form H for setting up announcements.
Fill in the following information on the Automated Attendant After-Hours Main
Menu form:
Page 1:
➀
Selector Codes
The Selector Codes allow callers to enter a single digit from the Main Menu
so that their calls are transferred to the department, individual, announcement, or submenu they select. Be sure to assign the most frequenty
requested department or extension as the first route and list the Selector
Codes in ascending order so that it is easier for callers to remember them.
For the same reason, try to limit the menu to five or fewer selections.
Since some older model fax machines do not send the signal that the
MERLIN MAIL system uses to detect fax calls, you must assign a Selector
Code for fax calls (using Transfer Type 1—transfer to a specified extension) to the fax extension or Group Calling number. Be sure to include
instructions in the After-Hours Main Menu Script to tell callers to dial the
Selector Code to send a fax.
Selector Codes 1, 2, 3, and 4 are factory-set to Transfer Type 5—transfer
directly to an extension. If any of these Selector Codes are not being used,
cross them off the Main Menu.
➁
Transfer Type
The Transfer Type determines where the call will be transferred when a
caller enters a Selector Code. Write in one of the transfer types shown
below:
■
Type 1 —Transfer to a Selector Code
When a caller enters the Selector Code, the call is transferred to a
specific extension or Calling Group assigned to a Selector Code.
3-20 MERLIN MAIL Form F
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■
Type 2 —Transfer to an Existing Submenu
When a caller chooses the Selector Code, another menu plays from
which the caller enters another Selector Code. Be sure to complete
Form G: Automated Attendant Submenus. The submenu must
already exist before you can program this transfer type.
■
Type 3 —Transfer to an Existing Announcement
If the information needed by callers—for example, your business
hours or a mailing address—can be provided in an announcement,
use this type of transfer. When a caller presses the Selector Code,
the caller hears a prerecorded announcement. Be sure to complete
Form H: Automated Attendant Announcements. The announcement
must already exist before you can program this transfer type.
■
Type 4 —Prompt for an Extension
Callers must enter a Selector Code before they can dial an individual extension. Use this type of transfer if your company’s extensions coincide with the Selector Codes the company wants to use.
For example, if all company extensions begin with 1 or 2, use Selector Codes 1 and 2 and Transfer Type 4 to enable a transfer from the
Day Main Menu following a prompt.
■
Type 5 —Transfer Directly to an Extension
Callers can dial an individual extension from the After-Hours Main
Menu if the Selector Code(s) matching the first digit(s) of the extensions in a company are reserved for this type of transfer. For example, if all company extensions begin with 1 or 2, use Selector Codes
1 and 2 to enable a direct transfer from the Day Main Menu. This
allows the system to recognize the caller’s selection as an extension.
➂
Number
For Transfer Type 1, 2, or 3, write in the corresponding extension number,
announcement number, or submenu number to which the Selector Code
will transfer a call. Transfer Types 4 and 5 do not require an entry in the
Number column.
➃
Destination
Write in the name of the submenu, announcement, business function, or
extension destination where the call will be transferred when the caller
enters a Selector Code.
MERLIN MAIL Form F 3-21
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MERLIN MAIL Form F
Automated Attendant After-Hours Main Menu
After-Hours Main Menu:
■
If using Automated Attendant for Day and After-Hours Operation, complete the After-Hours Main Menu form,
even if the Day Main Menu is identical.
After-Hours Main Menu
Selector
Code
➀
Transfer
Type*
Number
Destination
1
➁
➂
2
3
4
5
6
7
➃
8
9
*Transfer Type Key
1
to a Selector Code
2
to an existing submenu
3
to an existing announcement
4
prompt for an extension
5
transfer directly to an extension
Figure 3-8. MERLIN MAIL Form F (Page 1)
Page 2:
➄
After-Hours Main Menu Script
Write an After-Hours Main Menu script that identifies the department, person, or type of information the caller receives after entering a Selector
Code from the After-Hours Main Menu.
If applicable, the script should explain to callers how they can reach an
individual extension, how to send a fax, how to use the directory, and how
to get assistance. If you offer a caller the directory list, tell them whether it
is listed by first or last name. Make sure that the Dial 0/Timeout Action
Option matches the menu.
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➅
After-Hours Dial 0/Timeout Options
These three options offer you a choice of handling calls when callers press
0 or do not enter a Selector Code or extension within four seconds. The
After-Hours Dial 0/Timeout Action Option can be different from the Day Dial
0/Timeout Action Option. Enter one of the following options by checking
the appropriate box:
■
Transfer to the System Operator for assistance (factory setting).
■
Transfer to the General Mailbox to leave a message.
■
Disconnect the call.
MERLIN MAIL Form F
After-Hours Main Menu Script:
■
Write a script for the After-Hours Main Menu that callers will hear after the Automated Attendant After-Hours
Greeting.
➄
After-Hours Main Menu Script
For
press
For
press
For
press
For
press
For
press
After-Hours Dial 0/Timeout Options:
■
➅
Specify where calls should be transferred if the caller does not enter a Selector Code within four seconds.
Check one:
❑
✓ System Operator
❑ General Mailbox
❑ Disconnect
Figure 3-9. MERLIN MAIL Form F (Page 2)
MERLIN MAIL Form F 3-23
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MERLIN MAIL Form G:
Automated Attendant Submenus
Use MERLIN MAIL Form G when you specify Transfer Type 2 (transfer to a submenu) for any of the Selector Codes. You can create up to 99 submenus, but
keep in mind that more than two levels of menus can confuse callers. You must
create and record each submenu (last level first) before you record the Main
Menu. Use a separate copy of MERLIN MAIL Form G to plan each submenu.
Write the following information on the Automated Attendant Submenus form:
Page 1:
➀
Submenu No.
Assign each submenu an identifying number (01 through 99), then write
the submenu script in the space provided. If you want to record more than
three submenus, make additional copies of this blank planning form. Note
that a submenu must be created and recorded before you can program a
Selector Code for it. A Selector Code is the digit that callers will enter to
select a menu option, such as a submenu. Selector Codes are assigned
using MERLIN MAIL Forms E, F, and G.
➁
Selector Code
The Selector Codes allow callers to enter a single digit from the Submenu
to have their calls automatically transferred to the department, individual,
announcement, or submenu they select. Be sure to assign the most frequently requested department or extension to Selector Code 1 and list the
Selector Codes in ascending order, so that it is easier for callers to
remember them. For the same reason, try to limit the menu to five or fewer
selections.
➂
Transfer Type
The Transfer Type where the call will be transferred when a caller enters a
Selector Code. Write in one of the transfer types shown below:
■
Type 1 —Transfer to a Selector Code
When a caller enters the Selector Code, the call is transferred to a
specific extension or Calling Group assigned to a Selector Code.
■
Type 2 —Transfer to an Existing Submenu
When a caller enters the Selector Code, another menu plays from
which the caller chooses another Selector Code. Be sure to complete another copy of Form G: Automated Attendant Submenus for
this additional submenu. The submenu must already exist before
you can program this transfer type.
■
Type 3 —Transfer to an Existing Announcement
If the information needed by callers can be provided in an
announcement, use this type of transfer. When a caller chooses the
Selector Code, the caller hears a prerecorded announcement. Be
sure to complete MERLIN MAIL Form H: Automated Attendant
Announcements. The announcement must already exist before you
can program this transfer type.
3-24 MERLIN MAIL Form G
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■
Type 4 —Prompt for an Extension
Callers must enter a Selector Code before they can dial an individual extension. Use this type of transfer if your company’s extensions coincide with the Selector Codes the company wants to use.
For example, if all company extensions begin with 1 or 2, use Selector Codes 1 and 2 and transfer Type 4 to enable a transfer from the
Day Main Menu following a prompt.
■
Type 5 —Transfer Directly to an Extension
Callers can dial an individual extension from the Day Main Menu, if
the Selector Code(s) matching the first digit(s) of the extensions in a
company are reserved for this type of transfer. For example, if all
company extensions begin with 1 or 2, use Selector Codes 1 and 2
to enable a direct transfer from the Day Main Menu. This allows the
system to recognize the caller’s selction as an extension.
➃
Number
For Transfer Type 1, 2, or 3, write in the corresponding extension number,
announcement number, or submenu number to which the Selector Code
will transfer a call. Transfer Types 4 and 5 do not require an entry in the
Number column.
➄
Destination
Write in the name of the submenu, announcement, or extension destination
where the call will be transferred when the caller enters a Selector Code.
MERLIN MAIL Form G 3-25
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MERLIN MAIL Form G
Automated Attendant Submenus
Submenu Selector Codes:
■
During administration of Automated Attendant, you must create and record each submenu (last one f first) before
the Main Menu
■
Make copies for multiple submenus.
➀
➄
Submenu No.
➁
Selector
Code
➂
1
Transfer
Type*
Number
Destination
2
3
➃
4
5
6
7
8
9
*Transfer Type Key
1
to a Selector Code
2
to an existing submenu
3
to an existing announcement
4
prompt for a specified extension
5
transfer to a specified extension
Figure 3-10. MERLIN MAIL Form G (Page 1)
3-26 MERLIN MAIL Form G
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Page 2:
➅
Submenu Script
Write a Submenu Script that identifies the department, person, or type of
information the caller receives after choosing a Selector Code from the
Submenu.
MERLIN MAIL Form G
➅
Submenu No.
■
Script:
Write a script that callers will hear when they select the submenu above.
Submenu No.
Script
For
press
For
press
For
press
For
press
For
press
Figure 3-11. MERLIN MAIL Form G (Page 2)
MERLIN MAIL Form G 3-27
MERLIN MAIL Planning
MERLIN MAIL Form H:
Automated Attendant
Announcements
Complete MERLIN MAIL Form H to create announcements that provide current
or frequently requested information to callers. You can create up to 99 submenus (providing the opportunity for a caller to access many different
announcements), but keep in mind that more than two levels of submenus can
confuse callers. The announcements can be updated regularly to provide callers
with the latest information, such as weather reports, stock quotes, product information, directions, and entertainment listings. Each announcement can be up to
two minutes in length.
Fill in the following information on the Automated Attendant Announcements
form:
➀
Announcement No.
Assign each announcement an identifying number (1 through 99), then
write the announcement in the space provided. If you want to record more
that three announcements, make additional copies of this blank planning
form. Note that an announcement must be created and recorded before
you can program a Selector Code for it. A Selector Code is the digit that
callers will enter to select a menu option, such as an announcement.
Selector Codes are assigned using MERLIN MAIL Forms E, F, and G.
NOTE:
If a caller makes no response within four seconds MERLIN MAIL will hang
up. Therefore, be sure to tell the caller near the end of the announcement
to press [ ✱ ] [7] to go back to a previous menu, or to press [0] to transfer
to the System Operator. Repeat the instructions to give them more time to
decide.
3-28 MERLIN MAIL Form H
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MERLIN MAIL Form H
Automated Attendant Announcements
Announcements:
■
Each announcement can be up to two minutes in length. When programming Automated Attendant, you must
create and record all announcements before creating the Main Menu or submenu that refers to it.
■
Make more copies of this blank form if you want to create more than three announcements.
➀
Announcement No.
Announcement No.
Announcement No.
Figure 3-12. MERLIN MAIL Form H
MERLIN MAIL Form H 3-29
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MERLIN MAIL Form I:
Group Lists
Voice Mail Service
Use MERLIN MAIL Form I to create Group Lists. Group Lists provide the ability
to send voice mail to multiple subscribers without having to dial each extension.
When sending a message, a subscriber can enter a Group List Number, rather
than an extension, to send the message to all mailboxes on the Group List.
Create the Group List to suit the business needs. Be sure to make copies for the
subscribers so that they know to which Group List(s) they belong.
Fill in the following information on the Group Lists form:
➀
➁
➂
Group List No.
Write in the number of the Group List. This is the number subscribers dial
instead of an extension number. If you want more than one Group List,
number the lists sequentially.
Extension
Write the extensions to be included on the Group List in this column. Your
business needs will determine which subscribers to include in a Group
List.
Name
Write in the name of the subscriber assigned to each extension.
3-30 MERLIN MAIL Form I
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MERLIN MAIL Form I
Group Lists
■
Group Lists provide the ability to send voice mail to multiple subscribers at one time.
■
When sending a message, a subscriber can enter a Group List Number, rather than an extension, to send the
message to all the mailboxes contained in the Group List.
■
Make copies of the Group List form to distribute to the subscribers.
➀
➁
Group List No.
Extension
Name
➂
Figure 3-13. MERLIN MAIL Form I
MERLIN MAIL Form I 3-31
Appendix A: MERLIN MAIL Forms
A-1
MERLIN MAIL Form A
Voice Mail Assignments
Mailbox Assignments:
■
Identify the mailbox owner’s name, extension and the COS selected (see “COS Key” on back of form).
■
Translate the first ten letters of the owner’s last name using the “Letter Key” shown on back of form.
Name
Ext.
COS
Letter Key
MERLIN MAIL Form A
Class of Service (COS) Key
Class
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Mins
5
10
15
5
10
15
15
5
10
15
5
10
15
15
0
60
Transfer Type
Unsupervised
Unsupervised
Unsupervised
Supervised
Supervised
Supervised
No Transfer
Unsupervised
Unsupervised
Unsupervised
Supervised
Supervised
Supervised
No Transfer
No Transfer
No Transfer
Outcalling
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Letter Key
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
21
22
23
31
32
33
41
42
43
51
52
53
61
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
62
63
71
74
72
73
81
82
83
91
92
93
94
MERLIN MAIL Form B
System Parameters
Services that Callers Need:
Check one:
❑ Automated Attendant
❑ Call Answer
❑ Both
Port Allocation:
■
Fill in the corresponding jack number from the Basic Telephone (012) Module in the space next to the
appropriate MERLIN MAIL system port number.
Ports Assigned
Service Requested
Port 1
Port 2
Port 3
Port 4
All ports programmed for
Automated Attendant
(factory setting)
AA
AA
AA
AA
All ports programmed for
Call Answer
CA
CA
CA
CA
Two ports programmed
for Automated Attendant
and two ports programmed for Call Answer
AA
AA
CA
CA
Remote Maintenance Device Port:
■
Fill in the jack number used to connect the MERLIN MAIL system RMD.
Voice Mail Positions:
■
The System Operator and General Mailbox Owner are usually the same person.
Position
System Administrator
General Mailbox Owner
System Operator
Ext.
Name
10 ✦
blank ✦
Maximum Digits in Extension:
■
Write in the maximum number of digits in an extension
(2 ✦ ).
MERLIN MAIL Form B
Weekly Business Schedule
■
For Automated Attendant Service after hours only, specify all days as closed.
■
The factory setting is “CLOSED ALL DAY.”
■
For 24-hour operation, open = 12:00 midnight, closed = 12:00 midnight
■
Use the MERLIN LEGEND schedule to drive the MERLIN MAIL schedule. If you do not want to use
the MERLIN LEGEND schedule, then administer an appropriate schedule for your company. Fill in the
open and closed times for your business schedule.
■
If you are not using Night Service on the MERLIN LEGEND system, then you should administer the schedule. Fill
in the open and closed times for your business schedule.
Option
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Day
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Open
Closed
MERLIN MAIL Form C
System Greetings
Automated Attendant Greeting:
■
Greeting cannot exceed ten seconds.
■
Record two separate greetings if using Automated Attendant for Day and Night Operation.
■
If Touch-Tone Gate is set to “On,” inform callers with Touch-Tone phones to press 1.
Day Greeting
Night Greeting
MERLIN MAIL Form C
Voice Mail Greeting:
■
Greeting cannot exceed two minutes.
■
Instruct callers to enter the subscriber’s extension and the pound sign.
Voice Mail Greeting
MERLIN MAIL Form D
Automated Attendant Settings
Call Handling Type:
Check one:
❑ Immediate Call Handling
❑ Delayed Call Handling
❑ After-Hours Call Handling
Fax Machine Extension:
■
Fill in one extension number. If more than one fax machine is used, assign them to Group Calling.
Touch-Tone Gate:
■
Automatically set to “On” if Fax Machine Extension is filled in above.
❑ On
❑ Off
Extensions in Dial Plan:
■
Check the first digit of each extension used in the dial plan.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
MERLIN MAIL Form E
Day Main Menu Script:
■
Write a script for the Day Main Menu that callers will hear after the Automated Attendant Day Greeting.
Day Main Menu Script
For
press
For
press
For
press
For
press
For
press
Day Dial 0/ Timeout Options:
■
Specify where calls should be transferred if the caller does not enter a Selector Code within four seconds.
Check one:
❑ System Operator
❑ General Mailbox
❑ Disconnect
MERLIN MAIL Form F
After-Hours Main Menu Script:
■
Write a script for the After-Hours Main Menu that callers will hear after the Automated Attendant After-Hours
Greeting.
After-Hours Main Menu Script
For
For
For
For
For
press
press
press
press
press
After-Hours Dial 0/ Timeout Options:
■
Specify where calls should be transferred if the caller does not enter a Selector Code within four seconds.
Check one:
❑ System Operator
❑ General Mailbox
❑ Disconnect
MERLIN MAIL Form F
Automated Attendant After-Hours Main Menu
After-Hours Main Menu:
■
If using Automated Attendant for Day and After-Hours Operation, complete the After-Hours Main Menu form,
even if the Day Main Menu is identical.
After-Hours Main Menu
Selector
Code
Transfer
Type*
1
(5 ✦ )
2
(5 ✦ )
3
(5 ✦ )
4
(5 ✦ )
Number
Destination
5
6
7
8
9
*Transfer Type Key
1
to a Selector Code
2
to an existing submenu
3
4
to an existing announcement
prompt for an extension
5
transfer directly to an extension
MERLIN MAIL Form G
Automated Attendant Submenus
Submenu Selector Codes:
■
During administration of Automated Attendant, You must create and record each submenu (last one first) before
the Main Menu.
■
Make copies for multiple submenus.
Submenu No.
Selector
Code
Transfer
Type*
Number
Destination
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*Transfer Type Key
1
to a Selector Code
2
to an existing submenu
3
4
to an existing announcement
prompt for a specified extension
5
transfer to a specified extension
MERLIN MAIL Form G
Submenu No.
■
Script:
Write a script that callers will hear when they select the submenu above.
Submenu No.
Script
For
press
For
press
For
press
For
press
For
press
MERLIN MAIL Form H
Automated Attendant Announcements
Announcements:
■
Each announcement can be up to two minutes in length. When programming Automated Attendant, you must
create and record all announcements before creating the Main Menu or submenu that refers to it.
■
Make more copies of this blank form if you want to create more than three announcements,
Announcement No.
Announcement No.
Announcement No.
MERLIN MAIL Form I
Group Lists
■
Group Lists provide the ability to send voice mail to multiple subscribers at one time.
■
When sending a message, a subscriber can enter a Group List Number, rather than an extension, to send the
message to all the mailboxes contained in the Group List.
■
Make copies of the Group List form to distribute to the subscribers.
Group List No.
Extension
Name
Appendix B: Factory Settings
MERLIN MAIL System Factory Settings
Factory Setting
MERLIN MAIL Parameter
Automated Attendant
Automated Attendant Menu IDs
1-99
Automated Attendant Announcement IDs
1-99
Business Schedule
Closed All Day
Immediate Answer/Delayed Answer
Immediate Answer
No. of rings for Immediate Answer
1
No. of rings for Delayed Answer
4
No. of rings for Ring-No-Answer
4
System Operator’s Extension
Blank
No. digits in extension number
2
Timeout Action Option
No Fax
4 sec./Transfer to System Operator
Timeout Action Option
With Fax
8 sec./Transfer to System Operator
(Continued)
B-1
Appendix B
MERLIN MAIL System Factory Settings
Factory Setting
MERLIN MAIL Parameter
Greetings/Prompts
Initial Greetings
10 sec.
Menu Prompts
2 min.
Personal Greetings
2 min.
Name Recordings
4 sec.
Messages
Message length
1 sec. -2 min.
Mailboxes
System Operator’s Mailbox
Blank
System Administrator’s Mailbox
9997
Password 1234
Trouble Mailbox
9998
General Mailbox Owner
9999
Extension 10
Miscellaneous
B-2
Group List IDs
1-99
Host Switch
MERLIN II R3
Maximum Digits in Extension
2
Outcalling
Off
Glossary
Announcement
An informative message (usually provides frequently requested information) that is
prerecorded by the System Administrator and plays to callers who select it from the
Main Menu or a submenu. After an announcement plays, callers can transfer to the
System Operator.
Automated Attendant Service
The system component that automatically answers and directs incoming calls to the
desired extensions.
Business Schedule
The days and hours that a business is open or closed. The programmable option that
determines when the Automated Attendant Day or Night Service is offered.
Broadcast
A feature that allows the System Administrator to send a message to all mail system
subscribers at the same time without dialing each extension.
Call Answer Service
Allows callers to leave a message or to transfer to another extension when their calls
are not answered (either busy or no answer).
G-1
Glossary
Calling Group
An extension or group of extensions to which calls are redirected by phones from group
coverage. See also Group Calling.
Class of Service (COS)
Defines the characteristics of a mailbox. Identifies the total message size (5, 10, 15, or
60 minutes), the type of transfer (Unsupervised, Supervised, or No Transfer), and the
Outcalling permission.
Coverage
Designates an alternate answering position when the person called is not available to
answer the phone. This feature is programmed by the MERLIN LEGEND System
Manager.
Day Greeting
The Automated Attendant Greeting that plays during the hours that a company is open
for business.
Delayed Answer
The feature that allows MERLIN MAIL ports to answer a call after a delay of four rings.
A port administered for Call Answer service should be set for Delayed Answer. See also
Immediate Answer.
Dial Plan
The extension assignments for all equipment (voice or data) connected to the communications system.
Dial 0/Timeout Option
Determines how a call is processed when a caller dials Selector Code 0 or when a
caller does not make a selection from a menu within four seconds after the menu
finishes playing. Calls can be transferred to the System Operator, to the General Mailbox, or can be disconnected. This option is programmed separately for day and night
by the System Administrator.
Exclusion List
When the Outward Restriction feature is used, subscribers who are on the Exclusion
List are able to call out after business hours without using a password.
Extension
Two to four digits that identify a phone or other voice or data equipment connected to
the system.
G-2
Glossary
Factory Settings
The settings that are in effect when the MERLIN LEGEND Communications System or
the MERLIN MAIL Voice Messaging System is shipped. Sometimes these settings are
known as “default settings.”
General Mailbox
A storage area (Mailbox 9999) where callers who are dialing from rotary phones or callers who do not know the extension of the person they would like to contact can leave
messages.
General Mailbox Owner
The individual responsible for transferring messages in the General Mailbox to the
appropriate person. The message-waiting indicator on the General Mailbox Owner’s
phone lights whenever a message is placed in the General Mailbox.
Greetings
Different messages that play to callers depending on the service selected and the time
of day.
Group Calling
A feature that identifies an extension or group of extensions to which calls are
redirected by phones from group coverage. See also Calling Group.
Group Coverage
Extensions that are grouped for coverage by the Call Answer Service, a receptionist, a
Calling Group, or another extension.
Group Coverage Delay Interval
The Group Coverage Delay Interval is the number of rings that will occur at a coverage
extension before a call will be sent to an assigned Calling Group (group coverage
receiver).
Group List
A list of subscribers programmed into the system and assigned a number so that people on the system can record a single message and send it to everyone on the list at
the same time simply by using the Group List number. The System Administrator maintains the list.
Host Switch
The communications system and processor that routes incoming and outgoing calls
between the MERLIN MAIL system and the central office lines.
G-3
Glossary
Hunt Pattern
The hunt pattern defines the search pattern used by the Group Calling feature to search
for the next available extension for answering a redirected call. VMI Group Calling uses
a linear hunt pattern to search in the order in which phones are assigned to the group.
Immediate Answer
The feature that allows MERLIN MAIL ports to answer a call after one ring. MERLIN
MAIL ports not set for Delayed Answer are automatically set for Immediate Answer.
Immediate Answer is the factory setting. See also Delayed Answer.
Key System
A telephone system for telephones that have multiple buttons, permitting the user to
select outgoing or incoming central office phone lines directly. Wth a key system, you
do not have to dial “9” to get an outside line.
Mailbox
All registered MERLIN MAIL subscribers are assigned storage space where messages
can be left. Mailbox numbers are the usually the same as extension numbers, except
for the General Mailbox and the Trouble Mailbox.
Main Menu
A list of options presented to the caller. It is the first choice point in what may be a
hierarchy of menus and submenus. The caller enters a Selector Code from the menu
and the call is routed on lines answered by the Automated Attendant Service to a
specific extension, submenu, or an announcement.
Main Menu Script
The list of options that plays after the Automated Attendant Day or Night Greeting. It
describes to callers what is available on the Main Menu and provides a list of Selector
Codes that callers can select to get to the extension, submenu, or announcement they
want.
Message-Waiting Receiver
The telephone in a Calling Group designated to receive message-waiting indications for
calls that have been redirected from group coverage.
Night Greeting
The Automated Attendant greeting that plays during the hours that a company is closed
for business.
G-4
Glossary
Night Service
Night Service operation can be programmed to handle after-hours calls automatically,
based on a predetermined schedule (Night Service with Time Set). It can also be turned
on manually when the System Operator presses the Night button. Night Service with
Outward Restriction requires subscribers to enter a password in order to dial outside
calls. The system plays the Night Greeting and the Night Main Menu for callers during
Night Service mode.
No Transfer
A transfer type that is normally used for visitors, guests, or employees who need to
receive messages in the office but do not have a phone assigned to them. Callers can
dial the visitor’s extension number and leave a message that the visitor can retrieve by
calling into Voice Mail. See also Supervised Transfer and Unsupervised Transfer.
Outcalling
A feature that will call an outside or inside number to inform a subscriber when a message has arrived in his or her mailbox. This feature is programmed by the System
Administrator.
Overflow Coverage
The method of designating a secondary Group Calling or the Queued Call Console
(hybrid/PBX only) to receive coverage calls when the number of calls waiting in the
queue for the primary Calling Group is equal to or greater than the programmed
Overflow Coverage Threshold. See also Overflow Coverage Threshold.
Overflow Coverage Threshold
The programmable number of calls that can wait in the queue for a Calling Group
before overflow coverage calls are sent to another Calling Group. See also Overflow
Coverage.
Port Allocation
The process of identifying which MERLIN LEGEND system jacks are connected to the
MERLIN MAIL ports, and which MERLIN MAIL services are assigned to each port.
Return Time Interval
See Transfer Return Interval.
Selector Code
A one-digit number (1- 9) representing a menu option that callers select from the Main
Menu or from a submenu to transfer them to an extension, a submenu, or an announcement. Selector Codes can also be reserved for direct dialing of individual extension
numbers.
G-5
Glossary
Submenu
A lower-level menu selected from the Main Menu or from another submenu that provides additional menu options or information to callers.
Submenu Script
The words callers hear when they select a submenu from the Main Menu or from
another submenu. The script offers the list of options available on the submenu and
gives the Selector Codes for callers to dial to reach the extension, submenu, or
announcement they want.
Subscriber
A person whose extension is registered with the MERLIN MAIL system. Every subscriber has a Mailbox (the number is generally the same as the extension number) to
receive messages left by callers when he or she cannot be reached.
Supervised Transfer
The MERLIN MAIL system monitors a call until it is answered. If the line is busy or is
not answered, callers are given two options: choose another extension or leave a message. Supervised Transfer should be used only when a phone does not have coverage
assigned to it. See also Unsupervised Transfer and No Transfer.
System Administrator
The person who updates and changes the MERLIN MAIL system to meet the
company’s requirements. The System Administrator is a registered subscriber and is
also responsible for the Trouble Mailbox.
System Operator
The person who answers calls when callers press [0] or when callers do not enter a
Selector Code within four seconds, if the Dial 0/Timeout Action Option is set for “transfer
to System Operator.”
System Parameters
Programmable settings that allow the MERLIN LEGEND Communications System and
the MERLIN MAIL system to be customized according to business needs. Prior to installation, each system is programmed with factory-set system parameters.
Temporary Closure Greeting
A special greeting that plays to callers when a company closes unexpectedly because
of inclement weather or an emergency.
G-6
Glossary
Touch-Tone Duration
The Touch-Tone duration defines the length (specified in milliseconds) of Touch-Tone
codes sent between a voice messaging system and the communications system.
Touch-Tone Gate
A programmable feature that determines quickly whether a caller is dialing from a rotary
phone. When the Touch-Tone gate is set to “On,” callers must dial a digit before the
Main Menu plays. If the gate is set to “Off,” callers who are calling from a rotary phone
must listen to the entire Main Menu before their calls are transferred to the System
Operator.
Touch-Tone Interval
The Touch-Tone interval is the interval (specified in milliseconds) between Touch-Tone
codes sent between a voice messaging system and the communications system.
Transfer Redirect Extension
The Transfer Redirect Extension is the extension number to which calls to unassigned
extensions can be redirected. The extension can be a queued call console (QCC),
another extension, or the extension of a Calling Group.
Transfer Return Interval
The transfer return interval is the number of rings before a transferred call returns to the
transfer originator.
Transfer Type
For a menu, Transfer Type specifies what action is taken when a caller enters a Selector Code. The actions are: calls are transferred to a predetermined extension, submenu, or announcement or to an individual extension requested by the caller. For a
mailbox, it identifies the transfer type assigned to each mailbox (Supervised, Unsupervised or No Transfer).
Trouble Mailbox
This storage space is reserved for subscribers to report any problems they may experience with the MERLIN MAIL system so that the System Administrator can correct them.
To report a problem, a subscriber logs into the Voice Mail, records a message, and
addresses it to 9998. Whenever a message is left in the Trouble Mailbox, the System
Administrator’s message-waiting indicator lights.
G-7
Glossary
Unsupervised Transfer
The Automated Attendant Service transfers calls without waiting to see if the extension
requested is busy or is not answered. This reduces the time the MERLIN MAIL system
port is tied up on a call and is the recommended type of transfer. See also Supervised
Transfer and No Transfer.
Voice Mail Greeting
The greeting that plays to subscribers who call into the Voice Mail for messages.
Voice Mail Service
Allows subscribers to send messages to other subscribers, retrieve their own messages, record their own greetings, and create their own passwords.
G-8
Index
A
After-Hours Call Handling, 1-5, 2-8, 2-9,
2-21, 3-5, 3-14
After-Hours Dial 0/Timeout Options, 3-18,
3-19, 3-22, 3-23
After-Hours Greeting, 3-11
After-Hours Main Menu, 3-20 to 3-23
Analog telephone, 2-2
Announcement, G-1
Automated Attendant, 3-28 to 3-29
Announcement service, 1-3
Automated Attendant, 1-2 to 1-5, 2-6 to
2-8, G-1
After Hours Main Menu, 3-20 to 3-23
Announcement, 3-28 to 3-29
choosing, 3-7
Day Main Menu, 3-16 to 3-19
Greeting, 1-4, 3-11
menu, 1-3 to 1-4
Submenus, 3-24 to 3-27
Automated Attendant Service, 2-6 to 2-8,
3-7 to 3-8
C
Call Answer, G-1
Call Answer port, 3-7, 3-8
Call Answer Service, 1-2, 1-6, 2-10, 3-4,
3-7
Call Handling Extension
After-Hours, 2-2, 2-9, 2-20 to 2-21
Delayed, 1-5, 2-2, 2-7, 2-9, 3-5, 3-14
Immediate, 1-4 to 1-5, 2-13, 2-16
to 2-17, 3-13
Call Handling Type, 3-14
Call disconnect, 3-19, 3-23
Calling Group, 2-5, 2-9, G-2
Calling Group Number, 2-12, 2-15
Calls, unanswered, 2-12
Class of Service (COS), 3-2 to 3-4, G-2
Coverage, G-2
Coverage groups, creat!ng, 2-9 to 2-11
D
B
Day Dial 0/Timeout Action Options, 3-18,
3-19
Day Greeting, 3-11, G-2
Backup coverage, 2-14
Day Main Menu, 3-16 to 3-19
Basic telephone, 2-2
Broadcast, G-1
Day Main Menu Script, 3-18
Broadcast Message, 1-7
Delayed Call Handling, 1-5, 2-2, 2-7, 2-9,
3-5, 3-14
Business Schedule, 3-10, G-1
Delayed Answer, G-2
IN-1
Dial 0/Timeout option, 3-18, 3-19,
3-22, 3-23, G-2
Dial Plan, 3-14, G-2
Dictaphone, 3-2
G
Digital telephone, 2-2
Directory, 3-4
General Mailbox, 3-2 to 3-6, G-3
General Mailbox Owner, G-3
assigning, 3-8 to 3-9
Directory list, 3-4
Greetings, G-3, 3-11
Directory service, 1-3, 3-4
Group Call Coverage, 2-9 to 2-11
Group Calling, 2-5, 2-9, 2-17, G-3
fax, 2-16 to 2-17, 3-13
integrated VMI, 2-10
Disconnect signal, 2-4
Display phones, 2-23, 2-24
Group Coverage, 2-9 to 2-11, 3-3, G-3
Group ID, 2-14 to 2-15
E
Group List, 1-7, 3-30, G-3
Group Number, 2-14 to 2-15
Exclusion List, 2-22, G-2
Extension, G-2
After-Hours Call Handling, 2-2, 2-9,
2-20 to 2-21
Delayed Call Handling, 2-2, 2-9
fax machine, 2-2
unused, 2-7
unused multiline, 2-2
Group Type, 2-14 to 2-15
Extension Number, Receivers’, 2-10
Hunt Pattern, G-4
H
Host Switch, G-3
Hunt Type, 2-14 to 2-15
Hybrid/PBX mode, 1-1, 2-1
F
Factory setting, G-3
I
Fax
connection, 2-2
selector code, 3-16
Fax Group Calling, 2-5, 2-16 to 2-17
Fax Machine Extension, 3-13 to 3-15
Features, description of, 1-1
IN-2
Immediate Answer, G-4
Immediate Call Handling, 1-4 to 1-5,
2-13, 2-16 to 2-17, 3-13
Integrated VMI Group Calling Number,
2-12
Integration, 2-1
J
Jack numbering, 2-2 to 2-5
MERLIN LEGEND planning, 1-1, 2-1
MERLIN MAIL Calling Group, 2-23 to 2-24
MERLIN MAIL planning, 1-1, 3-1
MERLIN MAIL pprts, 2-2, 2-23 to 2-24
Messages, 1-6 to 1-7
Message drop, 3-2
Message waiting light, 1-6
K
Message Waiting Receiver, G-4
Key mode, 1-1, 2-1
Mode
hybrid/PBX, 1-1, 2-1
key, 1-1, 2-1
Key system, G-4
Multilevel menu, 1-3 to 1-4
L
N
Labels, 2-23 to 2-24
Night Dial O/Timeout Action Option, 3-9
Lines, 2-4 to 2-5
Logical ID, 2-2
Night Greeting, 3-11, G-4
Login, 3-7
Night Main Menu, 3-20 to 3-23
Loop-start lines, 2-4 to 2-5
Loop-Start Reliable Disconnect, 2-4
Night Service, 1-5, 2-20, G-5
No Transfer, 3-3, G-5
M
O
Mailbox, 1-6, 3-2 to 3-6, 3-30, G-4
Main Menu, G-4
after hours, 3-20 to 3-23
day, 3-16 to 3-19
Main Menu Script, 3-18, 3-22, G-4
Maximum Digits, 3-8 to 3-9
Outcalling, 1-6, 3-4, G-5
Outward Restriction, 2-22
Overflow calls, 1-4
Overflow Coverage, 2-14 to 2-15, G-5
Overflow Coverage Threshold, G-5
Overflow Threshold, 2-14 to 2-15
IN-3
P
S
Password, 2-22
Schedule, Weekly Business, 3-10
Script
after hours, 3-21
submenu, 3-25
PBX mode, 1-1, 2-1
Personal greetings, 1-6
Planning
MERLIN LEGEND, 2-1
MERLIN MAIL, 3-1
Planning forms, 1-8, 2-1, 3-1
Port allocation, 3-7 to 3-9, G-5
Selector Code, 3-13, 3-16, 3-20, 3-21,
3-22, 3-24, 3-25, 3-27, 3-28, G-5
Sender Group Number, 2-10
Services, MERLIN MAIL, 1-2, 3-7 to 3-10
Ports, MERLIN MAIL, 2-2 to 2-3
Settings, Automated Attendant, 3-13 to
3-15
Prompt for an Extension, 3-17 to 3-18,
3-21 to 2-22, 3-25 to 3-26
Special Renumbers, 2-5
Split System, 3-8
Station assignments, 2-2 to 2-3
Q
Station Jacks, 2-2 to 2-3
Station Numbering, 2-2 to 2-3
Storage time, 3-3
QCC operator, 2-14
Submenu, 3-24 to 3-27, G-6
Queued Call Console, 2-14
Submenu Script, G-6
Subscriber, 1-6, G-6
Supervised Transfer, 3-3, G-6
R
System Administrator, G-6
assigning, 3-8
System Greetings, 3-11, 3-12
Receivers’ Extension Number, 2-9 to 2-11
Reliable disconnect, 2-4
Reliable loop-start lines, 2-4
Remote Maintenance Device, 2-2
Remote Maintenance Device Port, 3-8
Renumbers, Special, 2-5
Restriction, Outward, 2-22
Return Time Intend, 2-18, G-5
IN-4
System Manager, G-5
System mode, MERLIN LEGEND, 2-1
System numbering
special renumbers 2-5
station jacks, 2-2
trunk jacks, 2-4
System Operator, G-6
assigning, 3-8
System Parameters, 3-7, G-6
T
V
Temporary Closure Greeting, G-6
VMI Group, 2-14
Touch-Tone Duration, G-7
Voice Mail Assignments, 3-2 to 3-6
Touch-Tone Gate, 3-11, 3-13, 3-14, G-7
Touch-Tone Interval, G-7
Voice Mail Greeting, 3-11 to 3-12, G-8
Voice Mail Positions, 3-8 to 3-9
Transfer Directly to an Extension, 3-17,
3-21, 3-25
Voice Mail Service, 1-2, 1-6, 3-7 to 3-10,
3-30 to 3-31, G-8
Transfer Redirect Extension, 2-18, G-7
Transfer Return Interval, 2-18, G-7
Voice messaging system, 1-2
Transfer to a Specified Extension, 3-16,
3-20, 3-24
Transfer to an Existing Announcement
3-17, 3-21, 3-24
Transfer to an Existing Submenu, 3-16,
3-21, 3-24
Transfer to the General Mailbox, 3-18
W
Weekly Business Schedule, 3-10
Transfer to the System Operator, 3-18
Transfer Type, 3-3, 3-16 to 3-17, 3-20
to 3-21, 3-24 to 3-25, G-7
Trouble Mailbox, G-7
U
Unanswered calls, 2-12 to 2-15
Unreliable loop-start lines, 2-4
Unsupervised Transfer, 3-3, G-8
Unused extension, 2-7
IN-5
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