Night bell through FXO port to Paging system

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Jul 26th, 2008
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I recently set up a new CME system at a client site. Paging is set up on an FXO port that is attached to a Valcom page controller. Everything is working well, but the client is looking to set up a night bell (or something similar) that would play a tone through the paging system so that workers in the shop would know that a phone call is coming in after hours. The standard night bell on phones would not be loud enough.

Is there a way to include an FXO port in a night bell type configuration?

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Chad Stachowicz Sat, 07/26/2008 - 13:43
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Well, usually the paging systen has a number to call to play the nightbell chime. If they just want to open the bridge and play a chime, I would think they will need some small custom TCL, or maybe an IPCC Express to automate it with a script. If this is a CME you might be able to use the CUE IVR Scripting on it!!



Jason Aarons Sun, 07/27/2008 - 16:33
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I would make a FXS port or a ATA-18X with a Remote Bell Rigner from Radio Shack, etc. Basically it's just a another analog phone. Could be a shared line with phone that rings after hours.

m_poublon Wed, 08/06/2008 - 14:32
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After doing a bit more research, it turns out that the paging system has an input that will play a tone out the paging zones when it detects ring voltage. I've wired this up to an FXS port on the router and all is well. Thanks for your input.

ahochau_2 Mon, 08/18/2008 - 17:01
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What is the model number of the Valcom? I have a customer with the same needs.

m_poublon Mon, 08/18/2008 - 18:33
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The model number is V-2006A. I have the paging going out an FXO port and the night service notification going out an FXS port. The paging system detects the ring voltage on the line and plays a tone through the speakers. It is working well. If you need the config for pertinant items let me know.


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