TDD Handicap approved device for phones

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Oct 31st, 2007

I have a user who is handicapped in his hearing and need to ask if there are any approved devices that would light up like a stobe light. So they could see the light from a distance and know they have an incoming call.

How would you connect it up to a 7941 and what would the approximate costs be?

Thanks.

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Paolo Bevilacqua Wed, 10/31/2007 - 12:50

Hi,

Just another guy asked a similar question, the problem is that you have to mod the phone to connect the electronic needed. Plus, in your case you want to detect ring only, thing that is not that easy.

One thing you could do, is to attach a strobe light with the "standard" adapter that I image is manufactured to be connected to a regular phone line) to an FXS port on router or ATA.

You would configure the user extension as shared on the analog port and IP phone, so on ring lamp will lit.

Hope this helps, please rate post if it does!

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