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Offline Yoda

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Learned something new today
« on: April 14, 2021, 05:57:24 PM »
Now that the dust has settled on the small 2100 install I had today, I learned something.

I setup a new SL2100 in the shop, with a phone connected to it. I don’t have a CO line simulator. Sometimes I plug in my toner, set on battery, to allow me to test line access, but it’s limited. Today I wanted to try out some auto attendant call routing configurations so I used an old Nortel CICS system, connecting the Nortel’s built in analog extension to trunk 1 on the NEC. On the Nortel system I can call the analog extension and it will ring line 1 on the NEC. Nothing new here.

When the InMail answers and I press a digit, nothing happened. According to NTAC, the 2100 does not pass DTMF. I was able to invoke the Long Tones feature of the Nortel with Feature 808. This allowed a long press to work in the DAT table.

Jim

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Re: Learned something new today
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2021, 10:01:17 AM »
After sleeping on this it doesnt seem right that the nec box wouldn't pass dtmf. What if a caller on a Nortel system reached an auto attendant on an NEC system?  Tones would have to be sent and received to make it work.

All I know now, is that long tones helped me out yesterday.

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Re: Learned something new today
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2021, 11:02:52 AM »
 :011:

You can actually use the SL as it's own dial tone generator by looping the SL ports to the CO ports for demo purposes.  All that's needed is a patch cord.
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Offline Yoda

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Re: Learned something new today
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2021, 02:49:06 PM »
Cool! Never thought of that. 

Offline Keighlar

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Re: Learned something new today
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2021, 07:31:17 AM »
Helped me out for a demo (which they bought) at my new company.  I was used to having a dial tone generator.  Trace gave me the idea and it worked perfectly. 
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Offline telemarv

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Re: Learned something new today
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2021, 07:58:18 AM »
When I was doing off site setups, I had an old analog Panasonic set up to provide dial tone to the Nortel systems I was preparing on the bench. With multiple ports I could simulate a CO hunt group.
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Re: Learned something new today
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2021, 07:17:46 AM »
I always loop analog station ports to trunk ports for the purpose of demo's and to test all trunk ports on used trunk cards.   :066:
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