Tannoy/Paging function on Callmanager

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Nov 25th, 2008
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Hi, is there a tannoy/paging function on Callmanager?

I am using version 6.1, there is a new intercom feature. However, can you configure it to auto-answer to speakerphone for numerous phones across an office for announcements (fire alarm test etc)

I know on previous versions of Callmanager you could set up an second line button on a phone to auto-answer with speakerphone, but I am not aware that this could be rolled out to numerous phones to all auto-answer etc.

Any advice would be welcome.


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jasoninbtr Tue, 11/25/2008 - 12:24
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Nope, still no native paging feature with UCM. Have to use a third party like Berbee or Syn-Apps.


Rob Huffman Tue, 11/25/2008 - 12:24
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Hi Norm,

Sadly, the Intercom in CCM 6.x/7.x is still a one to one releationship and cannot perform the funtionality you are looking for. And, as you nicely noted, you cannot configure Auto Answer on "shared lines".

Here are two highly regarded 3rd party products that can both page through IP Phones and overhead speakers.

CDW-Berbee Informacast




Hope this helps!


robray_sc Tue, 11/25/2008 - 13:18
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Cistera is another 3rd party vendor to look at as well.

pcromwell Sun, 11/30/2008 - 00:04
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I haven't tried it, but can you not give everyone a uniqiue 2nd DN. set the DN to auto ans speaker, and set up a pilot number that will broadcast to all those DN's?


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