Presence on SPA9xx and SPA5xx phones

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Sep 9th, 2009

Hi, can you tell me how to configure the SPA9xx or SPA5xx phones to subscribe to a Presence server. I notice the marketing information for the phones states that Presence is supported. "Features such as easy station moves, presence, and shared line appearances (across local and geographically dispersed locations) are just some of the many advantages of the Linksys SPA942." Thanks.

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William Childs Thu, 09/10/2009 - 02:35

To set up SIP presence on Linksys SPA942, follow these steps:

  1. Login to the Web Configuration Menu

  2. Click "Admin" -> "Advanced" -> "Phone".

  3. Scroll down and look for "Line Key Extended Function" under the "Line Key 4" section

  4. Select your server type from the "Server Type" drop-down list.

  5. For each extension or user that you want to monitor using the SPA942, you must setup a separate configuration in one of the Line Key fields:

    Change the "Extension" to "Disabled".

    Enter a Short Name, this name appears as the text next to the button on the phone.

    Change "Share Call Appearance" to "shared".

    In the "Extended Function" field, you must enter line "fnc=blf;sub=monitored_extension@your_server_ip;nme=monitored_name", in which you replace the monitored_extension, your_server_ip (the ip/hostname of your server) and monitored_name fields with your custom values.

    For example, if you want to monitor John Smith's extension no 500, on a  server with the IP address 192.168.100.1:

    fnc=blf;[email protected];nme=JohnS

  6. Click "Submit"

  7. Reboot the phone

The light that has been set up will have the following behaviour, depending on the state of the monitored extension:

  1. If the extension is idle, the light will be GREEN

  2. If the extension is in use, the light will be RED

  3. If the extension is ringing, the light will be RED and blinking

This information is listed in the attached guide. When you open it, search for Extended Function or go to page 241 for the documented syntax.

Bill

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