Customer has a House/Office next to each other. The office has a Callmanager/Ip Phones, the house only has a couple analog phones.
They want to be able to pickup/answer the house phone line (analog) with the Ip Phones in the office.
They need caller id. So the router/gateway has to be H.323. (MGCP would be easy)
Issue: If I share the inbound analog line with the house phones, and the router, the router controls the line, and stops the house phones from ringing after the 1st ring, but the caller still hears rings. The analog phones at the house go to a "Line in Use" state after one ring.
Any tips/tricks? I'm assuming there is some sort of line control setting on the router to tell it not to "Control" the line??? Until answered??
It sounds like your analogue phones are connected directly to the exchange lines as well as the router's FXO interface.
If that is the case and the router is answering the call after 1 ring check to make sure that you are using "connection plar opx" in your voice-port configuration
The opx option tells the router not to answer the call until the IP handset has been picked up. This should allow the analogue handsets to keep ringing until the call is answered by the analogue or IP handset.
Another option is to put the analogue handsets on FXS ports or an ATA. Not sure if callManager supports a parallel hunt group (all members ring at the same time) though. You could implement that with a little bit of TCL scripting on the router though.