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  • In the top menu click Applications
  • In the drop down click Paging and Intercom

 

Settings

 

Click the Settings tab to set global settings for page groups.

 

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Auto-answer defaults

This is the announcement to be played to the remote party when their phone answers a page. The default is a beep. You can also select a system recording. Select None if you do not want to play a beep or other sound.

 

Save

Click the Submit button, then click the Apply Config button.

Paging Groups

Click the New Page Group button to add a new page group, or click the pencil icon next to an existing page group to edit.

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Yes/No: Whether to consider this page group a "default" page group. You can create one or more default page groups. This can help you save time when creating extensions in the Extensions module. There, you are given the option of whether to include an extension in the default page group(s), preventing the need to re-visit the Paging & Intercom module to add an extension to the group.

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Paging Pro
is an commercial module add-on that offers more advanced features for page groups. If you are using Paging Pro, additional options are shown below the standard options, as described here.

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Busy Page Groups

Do Nothing/Valet/Force Valet: How to handle paging if a user dials a page group that is already in use. Also offers the option to "force" valet-style paging to all groups regardless of busy/available status.

  • Do Nothing: The user will hear a busy tone when dialing a page group that is in use.
  • Valet: The user will be prompted to say their page, which will be recorded and played to the busy page group as soon as the group is available.
  • Force Valet: Valet-style paging will always be used regardless of whether the page group is busy when the user dials it. The user will be prompted to say their page, which will be recorded. After the user hangs up, the recorded page will be played to the page group as soon as the group is available. This is also known as Airport-Style Paging.

Page Announcement

By default, a page begins with a beep tone. You can choose not to play the beep, or to play a system recording. If choosing a system recording, only non-compound recordings may be used.

This announcement will be played to the page group before the pager will be able to talk. Or, in case of a valet-style page, this announcement will be played before the recorded page.

CID Prepend

(Optional): You can optionally set a caller ID prepend for pages made to this page group. This text will be prepended to the Caller ID name.

RTP Multicast

(Optional): You may set any number of RTP Multicast streams here. They must be in the format of IP.ADD.RE.SS:PORT.

Enable Scheduler

Yes/No: Whether to enable scheduled paging. You can optionally set schedules for any page group. The system will automatically call the page group at the selected dates and times, play the recording that you have chosen in the Page Announcement section above, and then hang up the call. This could be used for school bell systems or lunch break buzzers, for example.

If Enable Scheduler = yes, you should now see the following options:

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Server Time

Displays the current server time, in a 24-hour format. This helps you make sure your system is set to the correct time zone and reporting the correct time. Your scheduled pages will be based upon this server time. If you need to make adjustments, see the wikis System Admin - Time Zone and Time and NTP for more information.

Schedule Range

The time period that the scheduled pages will be active, defined by a start date and end date.

Events

The day(s) of the week and time that a scheduled page will be made. Click the blue plus sign Image Removed to add another row, or click the trash can Image Removed to delete a row.

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The Time drop-down menu offers 15-minute increments, but you can enter any time desired by typing it into the field directly instead of choosing from the menu. Use the format HH:MMam or HH:MMpm.

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Exclusion Dates

Exclusion dates are used to exclude specific dates that fall within the start and end dates. For example, you could disable the automatic pages on holidays. Use the blue plus sign Image Removed to add additional excluded days. Click on the trash can Image Removed to delete a specific excluded day.

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Save

When finished editing the page group, click the Submit button and then click the Apply Config button.

Now, the page group will show up in a list at the right side of the screen if you're already viewing a page group.

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The page group will also show up in a list at the module's home page.

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Settings

Click the Settings tab to set global settings for page groups.

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Auto-answer defaults

This is the announcement to be played to the remote party when their phone answers a page. The default is a beep. You can also select a system recording. Select None if you do not want to play a beep or other sound.

Save

Click the Submit button, then click the Apply Config button.

-Admin Guide
Paging Pro-Admin Guide