1 Frontier Tandem Administrator User Guide Version 2.4 January 28, 2013 About This Document 1 Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
2 Frontier Tandem Administrator Guide CONFIDENTIAL About This Document The Frontier Small Business IP Voice Administrator guide is provided for the Business Group administrator for the Frontier Tandem service. Its goal is to provide enough information for administrator to be able to perform all tasks and use all of the features associated with their phone system. Please note, this document will cover features the may not be in the package that you have purchased. Features that are available only in certain packages will be noted. If there is no notation for a particular feature, then it is available in all packages.
3 Table of contents About This Document... 2 Table of contents Introduction Purpose of this Guide Other Guides CommPortal Business Group Administrator (BG Admin) Accessing CommPortal BG Admin Logging Into CommPortal BG Admin Using CommPortal BG Admin Managing Lines with BG Admin Logging into a Users Account Managing Phones with BG Admin Modify Phone Description Assigning a Phone to a Line Removing a Line from a Phone Phone Profiles Managing Phone Profiles Adding a New Phone Profile Modifying a Phone Profile Logging Out of Phone Profiles Modifying Phone Configuration as User Copying Phone Configuration Installing a New Phone Replacing with an identical phone model Replacing with a different phone model Managing Hunt Groups Viewing Hunt Groups Viewing and Modifying Hunt Group Hunt Group Pilots Hunt Group Lines Settings Managing Extensions Viewing Extensions Adding Extensions Adding Extension Ranges Deleting Extensions and Extension Ranges Modifying Extensions Modifying Extension Ranges Viewing Business Group Call Logs Easy Auto-Attendant Easy Table of contents 3 Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
4 Frontier Tandem Administrator Guide CONFIDENTIAL 7.1 Overview Easy Attendant Planning Your Easy Attendant Configuring Easy Attendant Music on Hold... ii 8.1 CommPortal Access... ii Logging In... ii Viewing and Changing Your Security Settings... iii Managing Recordings... iv Assigning Recordings to Lines... vii 9 Glossary... ix 9.1 CommPortal... ix 9.2 Logging Into CommPortal as another User... ix 9.3 Phones... x 9.4 Phone Numbers... x 9.5 MAC addresses... xi 9.6 Hunt Groups... xi 9.7 Extensions... xii 9.8 Auto Attendant Easy... xii 9.9 Music on Hold... xiii Music on Hold Performing Rights... xiii
5 1 Introduction 1.1 Purpose of this Guide Welcome to your new phone system! This Guide is intended to help Administrators of the Frontier Small Business IP Voice phone system perform the various tasks needed to administer the system, such as Setting up your Hunt Groups Configuring Music on Hold Configuring your Auto Attendant It is split into sections which describe how to configure aspect of your phone system. There is a Glossary at the end of this Guide which explains the important concepts your phone system uses. 1.2 Other Guides There are other Guides which you may need to refer to when administering your phone system, and you will need to provide to the users of your phone system. These are: Frontier Tandem End User Guide. This is a detailed user guide, which describes how end users should use all of the functions and features of your phone system. You may only want to provide this guide to your more advanced power users, but you should understand its contents so you can provide help and guidance to your colleagues. 5 Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
7 2.2 Logging Into CommPortal BG Admin The following shows a sample CommPortal Business Group login page. To log into CommPortal, follow these steps: 1. Enter a phone number with administrative access (By default, this is your Billing Telephone Number) 2. Enter the password (Same as the password for the CommPortal end user portal for this phone number) 3. Click on Login. 7 Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
8 Frontier Tandem Administrator Guide CONFIDENTIAL 2.3 Using CommPortal BG Admin Once you are logged into CommPortal you are presented with the Business Group Administrator s homepage. Down the left hand side of this page are a series of links which take you to the different pages within CommPortal. The main panel shows the contents of the page you ve selected. The name of the user you are logged in as is shown at the top of the page. The options icon at the top right hand of the page provides you with a dropdown menu containing the following options. Open a new browser window with detailed help on using the current page. Refresh the current CommPortal page. Log out of CommPortal.
9 3 Managing Lines with BG Admin The Lines page is the CommPortal Business Group Administrator s homepage and it will display once you ve logged in. This menu shows all the lines within your phone system that you are an administrator of. 9 Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
10 Frontier Tandem Administrator Guide CONFIDENTIAL 3.1 Logging into a Users Account To log on as a regular user, follow these steps: 1. Select the Individual Line icon to the right of the line. 2. This will launch the regular CommPortal interface for that line in a new browser window. For more details on modifying settings on behalf of an individual user see the Frontier Tandem End User Guide.
11 4 Managing Phones with BG Admin To access the Phones page select the Phones link on the left hand side of the page. This page shows you all of the known phones. 11 Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
12 Frontier Tandem Administrator Guide CONFIDENTIAL 4.1 Modify Phone Description To change the description given to a phone, follow these steps: 1. Click on the current description of the phone. 2. Enter the new description. 3. Click on the Apply button.
13 4.2 Assigning a Phone to a Line To assign a phone to a line, follow these steps: 1. Select the phone you wish to assign a line to using the checkbox to the left of the phone. 2. Enter the number of the line you wish to assign to the phone using the Enter number box at the bottom of the page. 3. Click on the Assign to Line button. 4.3 Removing a Line from a Phone You may wish to remove a line from a phone if, for example, the phone breaks and you need to assign a new phone to the user. To remove a line from a phone, follow these steps: 1. Select the phone by clicking on the picture of the phone. 2. Uncheck the Assigned to Line? checkbox. 3. Click on the Apply button. 13 Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
14 Frontier Tandem Administrator Guide CONFIDENTIAL 4.4 Phone Profiles Note that managing phone profiles requires Adobe Flash version 9.0 or greater Managing Phone Profiles To manage the phone profiles for the department you are an administrator for, follow these steps: 1. Click the manage your phone profiles link towards the top of the page. 2. This launches a new window with the Phone Profile Editor.
15 4.4.2 Adding a New Phone Profile By default a department does not contain any phone profiles. To add a new phone profile, follow these steps: 1. Click on the Create new profile button. 2. Select the type of phone you want to create a profile for. 3. Click on OK. 4. This creates a default profile for the phone. 15 Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
16 Frontier Tandem Administrator Guide CONFIDENTIAL Modifying a Phone Profile To modify a phone profile, follow these steps: 1. Place your mouse over the picture of the phone whose profile you want to modify. 2. Select Edit from the drop-down list that appears. Configuration Views There are two views of the phone profile configuration: 1. The graphical phone view. To select this view, click on the phone icon at the bottom right of the window. This is the default view. 2. A table view. To select the table view click on the table icon at the bottom right of the window. Graphical View To configure a phone key, follow these steps: 1. To see if a key can be configured place your mouse pointer over it. If the key glows blue it can be configured. If it glows red it cannot be configured. 2. To select a key to be configured, click on that key.
17 3. From the drop-down list select a function for this key. 4. Select a label for this key. If the phone you are configuring has a display next to the key, this is the label which will appear on the phone display for that key. If you are assigning certain types of function to a key you will also need to enter a value for that key. The functions which require this extra value are: Speed Dial. The value is the telephone number to be called. Enhanced Speed Dial. The value is the telephone number to be called. Monitored Extension. The value is the extension number to monitor. (Premium Package) 17 Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
18 Frontier Tandem Administrator Guide CONFIDENTIAL Depending on your phone model and the level of the phone service you have subscribed to these features may not all be available to you. 5. Click on OK. 6. This change has now been temporarily stored to this phone profile. To permanently save a change click on Save changes. Note that changes will not be applied to the actual phones themselves until they are rebooted. Abandon any changes you have made in this session or since you last saved by clicking on Discard Changes.
19 Table View To change the value of a setting, follow these steps: (Please note: Depending on your package and phones, not all setting shown below will be available) 1. Expand the levels in the table view until the setting you wish to change is visible. 2. Select the value for that setting by clicking on it. 3. Depending on the type of setting you are changing this will either give you a dropdown list to select a new value from or give you a text box to enter a value. Select or enter a value. 19 Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
20 Frontier Tandem Administrator Guide CONFIDENTIAL 4. To lock a setting so that neither end-users can change it, select the Lock checkbox. 5. To hide a setting so that neither end-users can see it, select the Hide check-box. 6. To save your changes permanently click on Save changes. Changes won t be applied to the phones themselves until they are next rebooted. To abandon any changes you have made in this session, or since you last saved, click on Discard Changes Logging Out of Phone Profiles Close your browser window to log out of the Phone Profiles management.
21 4.5 Modifying Phone Configuration as User To log into and modify the phone settings as one of your users, follow these steps: 1. Click on the Individual Line icon to the right of the phone. 2. Follow the instructions on using the Phone Configurator to manage the configuration of individual phones which are given in the Frontier Small Business End User Guide. 4.6 Copying Phone Configuration To copy the configuration from one phone to another, follow these steps: 1. Modify the old phone as the user, by clicking on the Individual Line icon to the right of the phone. 2. Go to the table view, using the table view icon to the bottom right of the screen. 3. Select the Phone Profile object. 4. Select Edit->Copy. 5. Exit the Phone Configurator by closing the window. 6. Now log into the new phone as the user. 7. Go to the table view. 8. Select the Phone Profile object. 9. Select Edit->Paste. 10. Click on Save Changes. 21 Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
22 Frontier Tandem Administrator Guide CONFIDENTIAL 4.7 Installing a New Phone To install a new phone, follow these steps. 1. Ensure the phone is compatible with our service. If you have bought the phone from Frontier specifically for the Tandem service, it will be compatible. 2. If you need to connect a PC to the network through the phone, connect the computer s Ethernet cable into the PC jack of the phone. 3. Connect a spare telephone Ethernet cable into the LAN or Network socket of the new phone and connect to you network jack. 4. The phone should now power up. 5. Your Frontier Technician will configure your phone to retrieve its configuration from our server. 6. Once the phone has fully powered up, if there is no phone number configured on the phone you will need to assign the phone to a spare line to the phone using CommPortal. See Section 4.2 for instructions on doing this.
23 4.8 Replacing with an identical phone model To replace a phone with one of an identical model, follow these steps: 1. Using CommPortal, copy the configuration of the existing phone to the new phone by following the instructions in Section 4.6 Copying Phone Configuration. 2. Using CommPortal, remove the existing phone from the phone line, by following the instructions in Section 4.3 Removing a Line from a Phone. 3. Using CommPortal, add the new phone to the line which was removed from the old line, by following the instructions in Section Unplug the computer s Ethernet cable from the old phone if one is plugged in. 5. Unplug the telephone Ethernet cable form the old phone. 6. Plug the computer s Ethernet cable into the PC socket of the new phone. 7. Plug the telephone Ethernet cable into the new phone. 8. The new phone should now power up and retrieve its configuration from the server. The new phone will be configured identically to the old phone Replacing with a different phone model To replace a phone with one of a different model, follow these steps: 1. Using CommPortal, remove the existing phone from the phone line, by following the instructions in Section 4.3 Removing a Line from a Phone. 2. Using CommPortal, add the new phone to the line which was removed from the old line, by following the instructions in Section Unplug the computer s Ethernet cable from the old phone if one is plugged in. 4. Unplug the telephone Ethernet cable form the old phone. 5. Plug the computer s Ethernet cable into the PC socket of the new phone. 6. Plug the telephone Ethernet cable into the new phone. 7. The new phone should now power up and retrieve its configuration from the server. It will have the default configuration defined by any department profiles, and can now be configured by the phone user. For more information on department phone profiles, see Section Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
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25 5 Managing Hunt Groups 5.1 Viewing Hunt Groups The Hunt Groups page displays your Hunt Groups. The Frontier Small Business IP Voice service will come configured with either one Pilotless Hunt Group or one or more Hunt Groups with Pilot Numbers, depending upon what was ordered. 25 Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
26 Frontier Tandem Administrator Guide CONFIDENTIAL 5.2 Viewing and Modifying Hunt Group To view the details of a Hunt Group and to modify its settings you first need to select that Hunt Group. Do this by selecting the Group icon to the right of the Hunt Group. This takes you to a series of tabs for that Hunt Group Hunt Group Pilots The Hunt Group Pilots tab displays any pilot numbers for this Hunt Group. A pilot number is one which when called, enters this Hunt Group. Please note: Frontier Tandem is set up as a Pilotless Hunt Group with line hunting applied on direct dial calls unless a Hunt Group Pilot number was specifically ordered. Hunting on Direct Dial Calls means that any calls directly to members of the Hunt Group will go through the Hunt Group process
27 5.2.2 Hunt Group Lines This tab displays all of the lines which are members of this Hunt Group. There is an icon for each line which tells you whether each member is currently logged into this Hunt Group. 27 Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
28 Frontier Tandem Administrator Guide CONFIDENTIAL Adding Lines To add lines to the Hunt Group, perform one of the following two steps: 1. If you know the number, enter it in the text box on the bottom right and click Add. 2. If you don t know the number, click on Add Lines. To select one or more lines to add, use the checkboxes to the left of the lines and click Add Selected. Removing Lines To remove a line from the Hunt Group, follow these steps: 1. Select the line to remove by using the checkbox to the left of it. 2. Click on the Remove Selected button.
29 Changing Positions To change the positions of lines within the Hunt Group, follow these steps: 1. Click on the Change Positions button. 2. Move lines up and down using the icons. 3. Click on Apply. 29 Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
30 Frontier Tandem Administrator Guide CONFIDENTIAL Settings The Settings tab lets you view and change various settings for the Hunt Group. Preferences The Preferences page allows you to rename the Hunt Group. To rename the Hunt Group, follow these steps: 1. Type the new name in the text box. 2. Click on Apply. Hunt Settings The Hunt Settings page allows you to see the call distribution algorithm that is currently in use for this MLHG and other detailed MLHG settings.
31 6 Managing Extensions 6.1 Viewing Extensions The Extensions page displays all of the Extensions in your business. 6.2 Adding Extensions To create a new Extension, follow these steps: 1. Click on Add. 2. Enter the number of the Extension to add. 3. Enter the telephone number of the line in your business that this Extension should map to. 4. Click on Add. 31 Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
32 Frontier Tandem Administrator Guide CONFIDENTIAL 6.3 Adding Extension Ranges To create a new Extension range, follow these steps: 1. Click on Add Range. 2. Enter the first and last Extension numbers to add. 3. Enter the telephone number of first line in your business that this Extension range should map to. 4. Click on Add. 6.4 Deleting Extensions and Extension Ranges To delete Extensions and Extension Ranges, follow these steps: 1. Select the Extension or Extension range using the checkbox to the left of the Extension or Extension Range. 2. Click on the Remove Selected button.
33 6.5 Modifying Extensions To modify an existing Extension, follow these steps: 1. Click on either the Extension number or the phone number of the Extension. 2. Modify the details. 3. Click on Save. 33 Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
34 Frontier Tandem Administrator Guide CONFIDENTIAL 6.6 Modifying Extension Ranges To modify an existing Extension Range, follow these steps: 1. Click on either the Extension Range numbers or the phone numbers the Extension Range dials. 2. Modify the details. 3. Click on Save.
35 6.7 Viewing Business Group Call Logs The Call Logs page enables Business Group Administrators to access Business Group Call Logs. The BG Administrator can click on the Call Logs menu button to launch a new page that allows them to export call logs for their Business including: Request a report containing the logs of all calls made (up to a month at a time) to and from lines within their administration domain Filter call logs specifying a date range. Error messages are displayed if any of these filters are set to incorrect values. The UI will validate these filters once the Download button is clicked, and then display a dialog box while the report downloads. These call logs can then be imported into other programs, for example Microsoft Excel. When using Microsoft Excel, the BG Admin should use the Import Data menu option and change the data format of all telephone number columns to text to ensure that the telephone numbers in the call logs are displayed correctly. To download Call Logs follow these steps: 1. From the BG Admin page select the Call Logs link from the left of the page and the following appears 35 Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
36 Frontier Tandem Administrator Guide CONFIDENTIAL 2. Enter the time frame (up to 30 days) and the department for the call logs that you would like to see. 3. Click the Download button. After the report is generated the following appears 4. Select the program to open the file or select save file.
37 7 Easy Auto-Attendant Easy 7.1 Overview Easy Attendant offers a very simple automated telephone menu. Callers to a business are directed to the automated TUI, providing key options to transfer to specific departments or individuals in the business, to transfer to a voic account directly, or to listen to a recorded announcement. You can choose to have either a single menu that plays when Easy Attendant is turned on or two different menus for business and non-business hours that are used according to a pre-defined schedule. When Easy Attendant is turned off, calls to the Easy Auto Attendant number will play a message informing the caller that your business is currently closed.. 37 Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
38 Frontier Tandem Administrator Guide CONFIDENTIAL 7.2 Easy Attendant This section outlines the required steps for configuring Easy Attendant Planning Your Easy Attendant Before you start to set up your Easy Attendant, it is a good idea to sketch out the operation of each menu on paper. This allows you to plan what options you need from the menu and how each one will operate. For example, the main menu for a pizza company may need to include the following options: 1. Play an announcement giving directions to the store, then return to the main menu so that the user can select another option. 2. Place an order with a server. 3. Speak to the manager. 4. Speak to another employee using dial-by-name. The sketch below shows how this menu would operate, including the key presses to access each option: In the diagram, option 1 (directions to the store) is shown with an arrow returning to the main Welcome menu so that the caller can select another option if required. This is because this option is playing a recording. The other options do not allow the return to the menu.
39 For out-of-hours and holiday operation, the Auto Attendant may provide an announcement that the store is closed (without allowing the caller to select any options), or it may provide an alternative set of menu options Configuring Easy Attendant To configure your Easy Attendant log into the Auto-Attendant, following these steps: 1. From the BG Administrator portal, select "Lines" and then click the "Individual Line" icon on the far right side of the page. As an alternative, you can access the CommPortal user login screen and enter the Easy Attendant Number and Password 2. The Screen then displays the Easy Attendant portal. 3. Begin Configuring your auto attendant by selecting either a single menu or a scheduled menu for business hours and non-business hours 4. If using a scheduled menu, begin setting up your Easy Attendant by recording the initial greeting by selecting the "listen/change" option on the lower right of the screen. 39 Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
40 Frontier Tandem Administrator Guide CONFIDENTIAL 5. Now you are ready to define the specific menu items as defined in your plan to one of the following options. Play Announcement Transfer to Phone Transfer to Voic Dial by Extension Dial by Name 6. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 above for the Non-Business Hours menu.
41 7. Next you will need to establish your working hours by selecting the Schedule tab. Once in the Schedule screen, click on the Business Hours key and then click in the calendar and while holding down the left mouse button drag the mouse across the calendar to indicate the business hours. In the example below, the Business Hours are Monday Friday from 9:00 am until 5:00 PM. Any other time are considered non-working hours. 8. Next you will need to select any non-working days such as holidays by clicking on the calendar icon in the Special Days section of the Schedule page. You can choose individual non-working days by clicking on the date in the calendar, or you can use the Choose Public Holidays option to automatically add public holidays for your region. 41 Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
42 Frontier Tandem Administrator Guide CONFIDENTIAL 9. If you will be using Dial by Name, then you will need to define which extensions will participate in dial by name and record the names of users in the extensions tab. To include or exclude and extension from dial by name, select the extensions as shown below and then click either Mark as Included or Mark as Excluded. To record the users name click on the record link for the user. 10. The final step in this process is to activate you Easy Attendant by clicking the Turn On button from the Main Tab. Your Easy Attendant is now active.
44 8 Music on Hold 8.1 CommPortal Access Logging In To log into the Music On Hold system click the Music On Hold link at the bottom of the left hand side of CommPortal. This opens up a new browser window with the Music On Hold administration system. You will see three links at the top of the page, each taking you to a different section of the Music On Hold administration system. Security View and configure your security settings. Mappings This section allows you to configure different recordings to be played when different lines within your business put callers on hold. Resources This section allows you to upload and manage your recordings.
45 8.1.2 Viewing and Changing Your Security Settings To view your security settings, select the Security section. As well as accessing the Music On Hold system using CommPortal, you can also use your phone to access it. Using this page you can view and change the password you will need to enter to use the phone access. To change your password, follow these steps: 1. Enter the new password in the text box. 2. Click Apply. iii Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
46 8.1.3 Managing Recordings To access the recordings section, click on the Resources link. Need new screen shot Global Media List The Global Media List section specifies any recordings that we have made available for your use. You can t add or remove recordings from the Global Media List. Your Own Recordings The second section displays any recordings that you have uploaded to the system, either using this web interface or via the phone access. Recording Limits At the bottom of this section you will see: How many MB of storage you have used.
47 How many MB of storage you are allowed. How many recordings you have uploaded. How many recordings you are allowed. The system will not allow you to exceed either your storage limit or the maximum number of recordings you are allowed. Recording Formats You can upload recordings to the system in either WAV or MP3 format. Adding a Recording To add your own recording, follow these steps: 1. Enter an ID for this recording in the ID text box. This ID must be between 10 and Enter a description for this recording in the Description text box. 3. Click on Browse and select the recording you wish to upload. This must be either a.wav or.mp3 file. 4. Click on Add. Depending on the size of the recording you are uploading this process may take a few seconds. v Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
48 Modifying a Recording To change the description of a recording, follow these steps: 1. Click on the Edit button to the right of the recording. 2. Edit the Description field. 3. Click Save. 4. To change the volume at which a recording will play, follow these steps: 5. Click on the Edit button to the right of the recording. 6. Select a new Gain value from the drop-down list. Select 0 to play the recording at its original volume, Select +1, +2 or +3 to play the recording louder, with +3 being the loudest. Select -1, -2 or -3 to play the recording quieter, with -3 being the quietest. 7. Click Save. Playing a Recording You can play a recording that you have uploaded by clicking on the ID or Description link for that recording. Note that this will play the recording at its original volume the Gain setting has no impact on playing a recording through this interface. If you want to check the effect of changing the volume of a recording you should log into the phone interface and play the recording from there. For more details on this, see Section Error! Reference source not found. Error! Reference source not found..
49 Removing a Recording To remove a recording click on Delete to the right of the recording you wish to delete Assigning Recordings to Lines You can assign recordings either to all lines in your business, or different recordings per line. To do this you need to access the mappings section. You will now see a list of mappings between the directory numbers of lines in your Business Group or department and the Music On Hold resources that each line uses. If the department you are an administrator of has one or more sub-departments, you will see links to these at the bottom of the screen. To manage resources for a line that is in a sub-department, click on the link for that sub-department. When you have followed the link to a sub-department, an additional link appears at the top of the screen, allowing you to move back up to the parent department. There is always a Default mapping, which is used if you don t specify a mapping for a particular line. Each mapping consists of a series of fields which you can set: An Initial resource, or recording, which is played when the call is put on hold. Optionally a Follow-up resource, or recording, which may be played depending on the Action. vii Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
50 An Action, which can be one of: Repeat The initial recording is played continually. Play Once The initial recording is played once, and then the follow-up recording is playing continually. Repeat Initial Interrupted The initial recording should be interrupted at set intervals by the follow-up recording. This could be used to interrupt music with an announcement indicating that the user is in a queue. Repeat Follow-up Interrupted The initial recording is played first. Then the follow-up recording plays continually being interrupted by the first recording. The Start point field indicates whether the recording will start at the beginning (the value Start indicates this) or whether it should start at a random point of the recording (the value Random indicates this). The Duration field which is used by the Repeat Initial Interrupted and Repeat Follow-up Interrupted actions to indicate how often the repeated recording should be interrupted. Adding a Mapping To add a mapping for a particular line, follow these steps: 1. Set the fields to the left of the Add button. 2. Click on Add. Modifying a Mapping To modify either the Default mapping, or the mapping for a line, follow these steps: 1. Click Edit to the right of the mapping. 2. Modify the fields. 3. Click on Save. You cannot modify the telephone number that a mapping applies to. If you need to do this, remove the mapping and add a new one. Removing a Mapping To remove a mapping click on the Delete button to the right of the mapping. You cannot delete the default mapping.
51 9 Glossary This appendix describes the important concepts used in your phone system. 9.1 CommPortal CommPortal provides a web interface to your phone system, and allows end users and Business Administrators to modify their settings. There are two CommPortal interfaces. 1. The first is for regular users to manage their business telephony settings. 2. The second is for Business Administrators to modify both global settings for the business and to modify end-users' settings. The second of these interfaces is the one which you will use to administer the phone system and is described by this document. For more details on using the first interface, please see the Metaswitch Hosted IP PBX End User Guide. 9.2 Logging Into CommPortal as another User You may at times need to log into CommPortal on behalf of another user. This will enable you to view and modify the user s settings just as that user can by using the regular CommPortal interface. Here are some examples of when this would come in useful. If a user has forgotten their password you can log on and change the password to a new value. If the user is unable to access CommPortal but needs a setting changed urgently, such as Call Forwarding, you can log on and do it for them. There are a few differences between the regular CommPortal interface and what you will get to see when you log in as another user. The Dashboard page is not available so by default CommPortal takes you to the Call Manager page. The Voic page is not available for privacy reasons. ix Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
52 9.3 Phones The Frontier Small Business IP Voice solution supports a number of different types of phones. These have different keys from each other and differ in their operation. For specific instructions on using the phones, please see the Frontier Tandem End User Quick Start Guide and the Frontier Tandem End User Guide. 9.4 Phone Numbers Every phone line within your business has its own DID (Direct Inward Dial) number, which is a regular 10 digit number including the area code, such as Within your business you are able to assign extension codes (Premium Package) to these phone numbers. These are shorter numbers (typically 3 or 4 digits although they can be longer) which enable your employees to quickly call each other. Your phone system is capable of having multiple lines configured on a single phone. You could configure one line on a phone which is that employee s personal DID, and another line which is your business s main switchboard number. Calls to both numbers will make this one phone ring. (Premium Package) Your phone system is also capable of sharing lines between phones. This means that in the example above, each phone in your business could have its own DID line, and a second line which is your business s main switchboard number. Then every phone would ring when a call came into your switchboard. (Premium Package)
53 9.5 MAC addresses Every phone has a unique identifier called a MAC address. The phone system uses this identifier to uniquely identify a phone. This MAC address is printed on a sticker on the phone, usually underneath. It consists of 6 groups of 2 letters or numbers, and will be printed in one of two forms: FE:DC:BA:12:34:56 FEDCBA Hunt Groups A Hunt Group allows sequential ringing of available phones for use in applications such as call centers. A Hunt Group consists of a number of lines within the business group, known as members. When a call comes into the hunt group, a hunt algorithm will decide which phone to ring. If this phone is busy or is not answered the hunt algorithm will move on to another phone. Your Hunt Group is may be configured with or without a Pilot Number (depending upon what was ordered), and is configured to hunt if any member of the hunt group is called directly using its DID number and doesn t answer. There are various distribution algorithms available: Linear hunting starts at the first configured line and goes sequentially through the members in the list in the order they were configured. Circular hunting starts at the line which has been called, and then goes through as in the linear case. Uniform hunting starts at the first line after the line which was called the last time this Hunt Group was called. Most idle hunting starts at the line which has been idle for the longest period of time. After this it tries the line which has been idle the next longest period, etc. Ring all all free MLHG members ring simultaneously until one member answers the call xi Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
54 9.7 Extensions Extensions are the codes you can dial to reach other people in your business. 9.8 Auto Attendant Easy Easy Attendant offers a very simple automated telephone menu. Callers to a business are directed to the automated TUI, providing key options to transfer to specific departments or individuals in the business, to transfer to a voic account directly, or to listen to a recorded announcement. You can choose to have either a single menu that plays when Easy Attendant is turned on, or two different menus for business and non-business hours that are used according to a pre-defined schedule. When Easy Attendant is turned off, you can either forward callers to another telephone number or play a message informing the caller that your business is currently closed.
55 9.9 Music on Hold The Music On Hold system lets you configure music and recordings to be played to your callers when you put them on hold. You can either use recordings we have made available, or upload and make your own recordings. You can access the Music On Hold system either using CommPortal, or using your telephone. The CommPortal interface is more powerful and easier to use, but you can use the telephone interface to record your own announcements to be played to callers Music on Hold Performing Rights Playing music to callers on hold may constitute public performance of the music and therefore risks infringing the copyrights of composers or artists. Therefore you may need to obtain appropriate licenses to play any material that you plan to use as Music On Hold. You can obtain these licenses from licensors such as Broadcast Music Inc (http://www.bmi.com/) and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (http://www.ascap.com/). We do not accept any legal liability arising from copyright infringements associated with your use of Music On Hold, except where you use the Global Media Resources described in Section xiii Version 7.3 Jan 28, 2013
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