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CME- block outside lines on certain phones


On a CME, in a scenario where I have some 7960's in an office setting, but then multiple 7912's in 'common areas', is there an ability in the CME to require the use of a login or PIN on the 7912's in order to make "outside" calls? Internal extensions or intercomming is fine, but I need to restrict the ability in some locations to make calls to the PSTN.

It looks like such a feature may be available in CME, although I have not read much of the documentation yet on it. My questions is, if such a feature is implemented- will it affect the Office users? I would want them to be unaffected and free to make all PSTN calls as needed.

Thanks for your time,



Re: CME- block outside lines on certain phones

Michael - there's no functionality that I'm aware of on a cme to do login/out.

You can configure Class of restrictions (cor) for your users so that you can define who can dial what. i.e lobby phones can call only emergency svcs and internal etc:


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Re: CME- block outside lines on certain phones

Dez, thanks for the reply.


"The pin command allows individual phone users to override call-blocking patterns that are associated with defined time periods. Call-blocking patterns that are in effect at all times (7 days a week, 24 hours a day) cannot be overridden using a PIN.

Call blocking on IP phones is defined in the following way. First, one or more patterns of outgoing digits to be blocked are defined using the after-hours block pattern command. Next, one or more time periods during which calls to those patterns are to be blocked are defined using the after-hours date or after-hours day command or both. By default, all IP phones in a Cisco CME system are restricted if at least one pattern and at least one time period are defined. Individual phones can be completely exempted from call blocking using the after-hour exempt command. An individual with a PIN can override call blocking by entering the PIN after pressing the Login soft key to log in to a phone that has been configured for that PIN using the pin command.

The PIN functionality applies only to IP phones that have soft keys, such as the Cisco IP Phone 7940 and the Cisco IP Phone 7960."

Just wondering if anyone here has any experience with this, any 'gotchas', etc.