|Room Monitor lets you monitor the sounds at another extension.|
The monitoring extension user can hear everything picked up by the monitored extension’s microphone. They can place and answer calls normally and automatically return to monitoring when they hang up. Additionally, the user can press a soft key to make an Intercom call to the monitored extension, or press a different soft key to end monitoring and return to normal operation.
The monitored extension is completely dark and quiet except for illuminated (green) DND key. Incoming ringing, paging, and voice announcements are disabled and the Feature Key LEDs are off. The monitored extension user can place calls and return automatically to being monitored when they hang up. In addition, the user can press a soft key to make an Intercom call to the monitoring extension, or press a different soft key to end the Room Monitor session.
Up to 7 extensions can simultaneously monitor the same extension. Each extension in a Room Monitor session (including the monitored extension) uses a system Conference circuit. This means that the maximum number of extensions in a Room Monitor session (8) uses up 8 Conference circuits.
Call Coverage, Hotline, and Reverse Voice Over keys simplify Room Monitor operation by providing one-button access and a unique Busy Lamp Field (BLF) for the monitored extension. See the following chart:
|Call Coverage, Hotline, and Reverse Voice Over Key Busy Lamp Indications|
|When the key is:||Room Monitor at the destination is:||The covered extension is:|
|On (red)||Disabled||Busy on a call (all types) or ringing (Hotline and Reverse Voice Over only) (Also see Slow Flash below)|
|On (orange)||Enabled||Idle or being monitored by another extension|
|On (green)||Enabled||Being monitored by you|
|Slow Flash (red)||Disabled||(Call Coverage key only) Ringing for an incoming call|
[3.01] If a user enables Room Monitor, the extension will silently go into the Room Monitor mode. In prior versions, a confirmation beep was heard. In this new software, the confirmation beep is heard only if the user presses DND and then lets the phone time out.
[3.00.32] Continuous Room Monitor over IP is available in software version 3.00.32. In prior versions, the IP call would disconnect after 24 hours.
This is corrected in system software version 3.02.
[3.01] This software version allows an IP keyset to use Room Monitor. This capability was not completely functioning in prior versions.
Reference: A090709003 A090709002
[3.01] A problem is corrected when multiple extensions are monitoring the same extension. In previous versions, when the extension that last joined the Monitor press Talk the transmit path at the extension that first joined the Monitor is lost.