Paging and Intercom
Paging lets you, with phones that support it, do a 'Page' - you
dial a number, and all the phones in the group pick up automatically,
go into hands free, and play through their speaker what the caller is
saying. This is very useful in a small office environment ("Pizza is at
reception!"). To add a paging group, simply put in the Paging group
number - this is the number that people will dial to page the group,
and the list of devices, one per line, that are to be paged.
Note that Intercom is not currently supported
To enable paging, under 'Advanced', select 'Enable Intercom', and 'Dialog-Info Call Pickup'
Select the line you use to register to the FreePBX machine, and
enable 'Allow Auto Answer by Call-Info' and 'Turn off speaker on remote
disconnect' (otherwise it will beep with a busy tone eternally when the
page is finished)
Appears to support it out of the box.
Appears to support it out of the box. Tested with FreePBX v2.1.1 and Aastra firmware v1.4
Polycom 301, 501?, 601
You MUST provision the phone from a FTP server to
load the Polycom config files, then edit sip.cfg, search for
"alertInfo" and set "voIpProt.SIP.alertInfo.1.value" to equal "Ring
Answer". Now reboot your phone to load the new config option.
<alertInfo voIpProt.SIP.alertInfo.1.value="Ring Answer" voIpProt.SIP.alertInfo.1.class="4"/>
Does NOT support auto answer as of firmware 4.77
Appears to support it out of the box, I updated the firmware before testing this feature. ( IP10 SP v1.0.1 (Build 3)
To use the asterisk console as a paging extension (for example, if
you have overhead speakers plugged into your sound card), add a new
custom extension with "console/dsp" as the dialstring. You'll have to
assign this an extension number, but then you can use it in the paging
module. Note that as of FreePBX 2.2 (currently in svn) there is special
handling for this extension type, and a beep will be played when it
Please fill in information for any other phone you have working.
Paging to Grandstream no longer works properly
by versodom, Monday 28 of August, 2006 [07:03:09]
Somone modified the page function, and the GXP-2000 Phones do not work
properly anymore while paging. I have provided a temp fix untill this
is sorted out.
If you add the following in extensions_custom.conf, then when you
dial 7243 or "PAGE" on your phone you will get a 2 way page on the SIP
extensions as entered below.
(You will need to change the SIP extensions entered below, to the ones you want to use for paging. )
If you want one way paging to many phones dial 7241 or "PAG1".
For simplicity, I assigned one of the programable buttons on all of my Grandstream GXP-2000's to dial 7243.
exten => 7243,1,SIPAddHeader(Call-Info: answer-after=0)
exten => 7243,2,Page(SIP/6331&SIP/5481&SIP/3361&SIP/6271&SIP/2741&SIP/7461&SIP/8431|d)
exten => 7243,3, Hangup
exten => 7241,1,SIPAddHeader(Call-Info: answer-after=0)
exten => 7241,2,Page(SIP/6331&SIP/5481&SIP/3361&SIP/6271&SIP/2741&SIP/7461&SIP/8431|)
exten => 7241,3, Hangup