Comms Quickstart Guide

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This Quickstart guide will help you get started with comms. It assumes that your system is fully configured with a PSTN Gateway or interface. You will need to know the IP address/name of your comms server and of your call server (switch). On a single system install, these two addresses will be the same. You will also need DID(s) that point either to your gateway or have been provisioned on your PSTN interface.


Initial Configuration

You can use the built-in “admin” superuser to get started.

Adding DID's

Go to http://[ip address]/admin/ and login with the admin super-user credentials "admin" "comms500". Click on "DID's" and then select "Stock". Add one of your DID's to the DID stock list by entering all required fields (marked *). NOTE: You can only add DID's that have been assigned to you by your Telco or ITSP.

Add Enterprise

In the admin panel select "Enterprises" and click on "Add Enterprise". Fill in "Enterprise Name" and "Context/ID". "Context/ID" should be a lower case unique identifier for the enterprise. I should contain no spaces or special characters. Example would be something like "acme" or "widget" etc. Select your new enterprise's time zone and click on "add Enterprise". Keep this ID as short as possible and as descriptive as possible.

Configure Enterprise

Go to http://[ip address]/ent/ and login to your newly created enterprise. You will need to specify the enterprise's context/ID with your login. E.g. if your new enterprise's context/ID is "acme" you would login with: admin@acme and your administrator's password. Alternatively you can also specify the enterprise name in the URL e.g. to http://[ip address]/ent/acme – in this case you will not have to specify the enterprise with your login name. Click on "Features" and select "DID's -> Configure". Select one of the DID's you have added to the DID stock and assign it to this enterprise.

Add Enterprise Extension

In the enterprise panel click on "Extensions" and "Add Extension". Enter a numeric extension (default is up to 5 digits) Extension Name and E-Mail address. Click on "panel access" and enter a voicemail PIN. Select the DID you've assigned to the enterprise and select the device type you are planning to use. Click on "add Extension". Once you've added the extension you should be able to see it under the "Extensions" list. Click on the pen next to it to edit it. Your new extension should now show a button "Show SIP/IAX details". This will show you the newly generated SIP/IAX credentials for your phone. Take these credentials and enter them into the device or softphone of your choice and register the phone to the IP address of the call server. Your phone should now be ready to place calls and accept calls at the assigned DID. Note that you might need to add or modify a device and channel template for this to work.

Configure Extension

In addition to the settings in the Enterprise panel end-users can access their own interface to check voicemail, configure call forwarding etc. Go to http://[ip address]/panel/ and login with the extension number and PIN you have specified in step 4. You will have to specify the enterprise context/ID to which this extension belongs to in the same way as in step 3. E.g. if your extension is 1005 login with 1005@acme and your PIN. Alternatively you can also specify the enterprise name in the URL e.g. to http://[ip address]/panel/acme – in this case you will not have to specify the enterprise with your extension number. Click on "Features" and "Call Forwarding -> Configure". Select "enabled" and enter a number to forward your calls to. Calls to the assigned DID should now forward to this number.

Next Steps

Try adding an additional extension to the enterprise and place internal calls. Create a call group and have two extensions ring at the same time. Leave a voicemail for an extension and listen to it on the end-user panel etc.

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