The Simultaneous Ringing feature provides subscribers the capability to be simultaneously rung at multiple locations. This is especially useful for subscribers, whose job duties require them to be in or around many different work areas throughout the day.
The administrator configures the associated access codes and assigns the Simultaneous Ringing feature to a subscriber's DN (Directory Number), which is referred to as the main DN in the following description. This main DN must be registered with Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony for the feature to operate.
After this step, either the subscriber or the system administrator creates a screening list, known as a Simultaneous Ringing List, that contains up to six DNs. These DNs represent the additional locations that ring when an incoming call arrives at the main DN. To allow control from the endpoint, the administrator has to create Feature Access Code for activation, deactivation and list editing.
After entering the Feature Access Code for list editing, the subscriber hears an announcement that provides the feature name, its current status (active or inactive), and the number of DNs currently on the list. Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony then prompts the user to specify one of the following actions to perform:
Activate or deactivate the feature
Hear the DNs that are currently on the list
Add or delete DNs to and from the list
A confirmation tone or announcement is provided to acknowledge the activation. If the subscriber's serial ringing list is empty, Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony prompts the subscriber to enter DNs into the list. As soon as a valid DN is entered, the feature is activated.
After the feature is activated, incoming calls cause the main DN and each destination DN to ring. The first DN to answer is connected. If the call is forwarded to another DN, such as voice mail, it rings until answered.
OpenScape Voice uses the subscriber's dialing characteristics, rather than the caller's, when it sets up calls to the numbers in the Simultaneous Ringing List.
The Serial Ringing feature is similar to this feature, but it rings one location at a time.Parent topic: User Mobility
The Simultaneous Ringing - Remote Activation feature provides the subscriber the capability to manage Simultaneous Ringing from locations other than the subscriber's station.
How to Provision a Subscriber for Simultaneous Ringing
This procedure describes how to configure Simultaneous Ringing at the feature profile or subscriber level. Feature profiles, in turn, can be created and configured at the switch level or the BG (Business Group) level. At the subscriber level, the previously assigned feature profile can be overwritten to selectively enable, disable or modify the feature configuration for the particular subscriber. Those subscriber-level modifications effectively disconnect the individual service configuration from the underlying feature profile: a subsequent Reset Subscriber Lines on the feature profile will not influence a disconnected subscriber's service configuration.
Feature Access Codes for User Mobility
Simultaneous Ringing Remote Activation
Night Bell Call Pickup
How to Provision Subscribers for Simultaneous Ringing Remote Activation