Setting up an intercom with CM 5.1(2)??

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Nov 4th, 2008

Does anyone have any experience with setting up an intercom between and assistant and exec? We have call manager 5.1(2).

Please let me know.

Thank you.



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Rob Huffman Tue, 11/04/2008 - 10:56

Hi Vicky,

Now because CCM 5.x does not have built-in Intercom support we will have to come up with Plan B.

On Executives phone configure a Speed Dial button that goes to a new number (we'll just say DN = 1222)

On Assistants phone create a new Line with DN = 1222

Configure 1222 to Auto Answer on Speakerphone on the Assistant phone and you are good to go :)

Exec presses Speed Dial (Text label Intercom) and it rings down to Assistant automatically just like an Intercom.

Hope this helps!


victoriabardy Tue, 11/04/2008 - 11:12

Rob, you are THE MAN!!! I am going to give this a shot.

Thank you so much again for your help!

victoriabardy Tue, 11/04/2008 - 11:29

One more question. Auto answer is not one of our available line choices in our templates. How do I make auto answer available for programming?

Rob Huffman Tue, 11/04/2008 - 12:31

Hi Vicky,

You are most welcome :) Glad to be of some assistance.



victoriabardy Thu, 11/06/2008 - 07:25

Hi Rob,

I have set up the workaround you suggested and it works with one exception, we can't get it to beep once before going off hook. I can get it to ring once but there is nothing in our ring selection that sounds like a beep. Is there anyway to get the phone to signal with a beep before the speaker kicks in? Under the line on device section I have selected the Beep only when the phone is active but that doesn't happen?

Any advice? Please let me know if a beep is possible.

Thank you.


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