Broadcast Intercom?

Unanswered Question
Oct 20th, 2009
User Badges:

On most phone systems the intercom feature works in groups, as a paging system of sorts.

Im on UCM 6.1 and cant figure out how to do anything other than station to station intercom.


Please help.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Overall Rating: 0 (0 ratings)
Loading.
scott.hammond Tue, 10/20/2009 - 12:21
User Badges:

In Avaya and Nortel if it doesnt involve an amplifier then it is still considered intercom. Though the broadcast application is more of a pager. Did a 2000 user Avaya install without a single horn or amp and did all the "paging" with the intercom feature. I just assumed the cisco's being more advanced could do the same.


Just one more of those Telecom 101 things that cisco completely dropped the ball on.

Brandon Svec Tue, 10/20/2009 - 14:28
User Badges:
  • Silver, 250 points or more
  • Community Spotlight Award,

    Small Business, February 2016

This probably doesn't help, but CME allows paging over the phones with no limitation. Give Cisco a chance! Seeing as they started making phones about 100 years later then Nortel, NEC and Avaya they still have some catching up to do ;)


In Cisco's defense- there is a point where some number of simultaneous voice streams will have a negative impact on nearly any network. 10/100 switches with 1000+ phones for example might not perform too well during a page.


I am curious about your Avaya install. Are you implying that you could simultaneously page 2000 IP phones at once?


Wilson Samuel Wed, 10/21/2009 - 04:44
User Badges:
  • Gold, 750 points or more
  • Community Spotlight Award,

    Mobile User, July 2015

we use Berbee or Infromacast for that, it does makes paging broadcast paging across the phones or across the IP Speakers possible.


Regards


Actions

This Discussion