What brand of analog phone to have MWI on VG224

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Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a brand of Analog phone that the MWI would work on a VG224.

I think the 224's can only support audible MWI but if they can do lights that would be great.

I have a customer that needs some analogs that can do the MWI on the vg224 and i do not have a brand to recommend. None of the phones they currently have (analog) will do the MWI on the 224's

thanks for any help

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gogasca Mon, 07/30/2007 - 19:27
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VG224 does support VMWI on Analog phone with lamp (24v to 48v) light activation by frequency-shift-key (FSK) message.

Panasonic KX-TSC55-B is one that works.


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marknigh1 Wed, 02/13/2008 - 12:16
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I recently purchased a "beehive" from the Mike Sandman at Chicago's Telecom Expert. I am unable to get it to work consistently with a vg224.

Does anyone have luck with getting these MWI FSK working with the vg224?

marknigh1 Wed, 02/13/2008 - 13:34
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Thanks! I definitely have the VG224 setup as SCCP, but I am running version 12.4(6)xe3. I will upgrade to see if that helps.

I noticed the FSK turns on and off properly on the vg224 when i refresh the MWI but the beehive does turn on/off consistently.


dwindorski Fri, 04/25/2008 - 03:35
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Did you have any success getting this to work? If so what combination of code and MWI device did you find?



marknigh1 Fri, 04/25/2008 - 05:42
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I did not since I am running CCM v4.1 and the VMWI is supported with v4.2 or higher.

alijames Mon, 05/12/2008 - 07:12
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I have finally found a phone which does do VMWI on a VG224. It's a BT Converse 1300, so long as the MWI type is set to '1571'.

The VG224 is running SCCP on 124-15.T2 IOS on a CUCM 6.1.1 system

However, other similar phones in the range do not appear to work at the moment, Converse 1200, Converse 225 & Decor 1300.

TAC case open with Cisco. Watch this space...


dwindorski Mon, 05/12/2008 - 07:19
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Can you explain what you mean by setting the MWI type to '1571'? Is this some command on the VG224?



alijames Mon, 05/12/2008 - 07:32
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Hi Dave,

No, the setting is on the phone handset itself. There is a selector switch on the back for MW1, MW2, MW3 & 1571.

Funnily enough, there is the same switch on the Converse 1200 as well, but no joy with that one...



happyatuni Tue, 06/05/2012 - 17:44
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Hello Alijames,

Just curious whether you know how CUCM or CME sends MWI to the analogue phones, does it do via:

1.     Broken Dial Tone


2.     Burst of Ring (PRINGLE).



cjoseph23 Fri, 11/21/2008 - 10:40
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I have a VG224 running 12.4.22T connected to a telematrix phone but I cannot get the MWI lamp to turn on/off. Was there any special config you had on the VG? My VG is running SCCP and I see the FXS port registered to the CM.

I am able to place calls to the telematrix phone but the MWI Light does not work.


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