|Use Paging to broadcast announcements or quickly locate co-workers.|
Paging lets extension users broadcast announcements to other keyset users and to external Paging speakers. Paging allows a user to locate a co-worker or make an announcement without calling each extension individually. There are two types of Paging: Internal Paging and External Paging.
Internal Paging allows extension users to broadcast announcements into 7 internal Paging Zones and All Call (all zone). When a user makes a zone page, the announcement broadcasts to all extensions assigned to the specified zone. If the user makes an All Call announcement, the announcement simultaneously broadcasts to extensions in all zones. All Call Paging automatically overrides any zone pages already in progress. A system timer can optionally limit the duration of Paging announcements.
When a user pages into Internal All Call Page or Internal page Zone 1, the system simultaneously broadcasts the announcement into the External Paging Zone. In DSX-40 cabinet, access to the external zone is via the audio output minijack located on the equipment cabinet. In DSX-80/160 cabinet, access to the external zone is via the audio output minijack on the CPU. You can also set up a PGDAD Module audio port for External Paging. Refer to the system’s Hardware Manual for additional installation details.
|Output Impedance||600 Ohms @ 1 KHz|
|Output Level||0 dBr at 1.0 KHz|
For more on setting up 2PGDAD Modules for paging, see Using the PGDAD Module for External Paging.
Page Relay Control allows an announcement broadcast into a Paging zone to activate a system relay. This relay is typically used to activate a customer-provided Paging amplifier. Each of the two audio ports in the 2PGDAD Module has an associated control relay. In addition, each of the two built-in Door Box ports in the DSX-40 has a control relay. In either system, youYou can assign these relays for Door Box strike control or Page Relay Control, but not both. If the system relay is programmed for Page Relay Control, and an extension or line is set up to ring over External Paging, the relay will activate when the extension or line rings.
The equipment you connect to a system relay must be compatible with the following specifications. Refer to your system’s Hardware Manual for more on connecting to the system relay contacts.
|Relay Contact Specifications|
|Contact Configuration:||Normally open|
|Maximum Load:||0.5A @ 120 VAC 1A @ 24 VDC|
|Maximum Initial Contact Resistance:||100 mOhms|
|Contact Configuration:||Normally open|
|Maximum Load:||500 mA @ 24 VDC 250 mA @ 120 VAC|
Line ringing can optionally broadcast over External Paging speakers. For each line, the Paging speakers can broadcast ringing for all calls ringing the line, for calls ringing only at night, or for delay ring calls. While a line rings External Paging, and the paging is from the system's audio out port (not a PGDAD Module), any extension user can dial INTERCOM + *0 to pick up the call. If the associated relay is programmed for Page Relay Control, and the line is set up to ring over External Paging, the relay will activate when the line rings.
Note that External Paging can broadcast either extension ringing or line ringing, not both. In addition, External Paging requires additional customer-provided equipment. Refer to the Hardware Manual that came with your system for more.
An extension’s ringing can optionally broadcast over External Paging. If enabled, any type of call that rings the extension will broadcast over the Paging speakers. While an Intercom call rings External Paging, and the paging is from the system's audio out port (not a PGDAD port), any extension user can dial INTERCOM + *0 to pick up the call. If the associated relay is programmed for Page Relay Control, and an extension is set up to ring over External Paging, the relay will activate when the extension rings.
Door Box chimes can optionally broadcast over External Paging. While Door Box chimes broadcast over External Paging, any extension user can dial a code (INTERCOM + *0) to answer the Door Box. After answering, a keyset user can press a soft key or FLASH to control the Door Box relay.
Background Music (BGM) can optionally play over the External Paging speakers while Paging is idle. BGM will automatically turn off while Paging, ringing or Door Box chimes broadcast from the external zone, and restart when the external zone again becomes idle.
You can adjust the volume of ringing over the External Paging system when using the built-in audio ports. There are three volume adjustments: low (5), medium (6), and high (4). This adjustment does not affect the volume of Background Music or Door Chimes. These adjustments do not apply to the PGDAD Module audio ports; they have their own audio level adjustments.
[3.01] By default in this release, Paging is enabled in 2112-06: Paging only for the first 16 extensions. This helps ensure that the IP ports have Paging disabled by default. This is intended to prevent the overuse of the licensed VOIPDB ports.
[3.01] This software level introduces the Page Alert Beep. When an extension pages, the speakers of the telephones and external paging ports receiving the page will broadcast a brief Page Alert Beep prior to the announcement. The beep was not available in prior versions.