Having single phone in multiple paging groups

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Aug 16th, 2007
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Is it possible to have a single phone (7970 in this case) be a member of multiple paging groups in CallManager Express 4.1?

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Rob Huffman Fri, 08/17/2007 - 06:01
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Hi John,

Here is some related info;

This command creates a paging extension (paging-dn) associated with an IP phone. **Each phone can support only one paging-dn extension. This extension does not occupy a phone button and is therefore not configured on the phone with the button command. The paging-dn allows the phone to automatically answer audio pages in one-way speakerphone mode. There is no press-to-answer option as there is with an intercom extension.

The paging-dn-tag argument in this command takes the value of the dn-tag of an extension (ephone-dn) that has been made a paging ephone-dn using the paging command. This is the extension that callers dial to deliver an audio page. All of the phones that are going to receive the same audio pages are configured with the same paging-dn-tag. These phones form a paging set.

**An IP phone can belong to only one paging set, but any number of phones can belong to the same paging set using multicast. There can be any number of paging sets in a Cisco Unified CME system, and paging sets can be joined to create a combined paging group using the paging group command. For example, you may create separate paging sets for each department (sales, support, shipping) and combine them into a single combined paging group (all departments). Only single-level grouping is supported (no support for groups of groups).

From this good CME doc;


Hope this helps!



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