Mobility is the idea that business users can access their communications from anywhere at any time. Because users don't have to be sitting at a specific desk in a specific office, they can stay in touch wherever their work takes them.
Hot Desking and DLS Mobility are two of the Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony features that provide support for mobility solutions. They allow enterprises with mobile workers to reduce overall office space, while still providing employees with comfortable workspaces when they are in the office. With either feature, incoming calls are automatically routed to the remote telephone, and outgoing calls placed from the remote telephone show the user's normal calling party information, not the information for the remote telephone.
The Serial Ringing and Simultaneous Ringing features provide subscribers the capability to be rung at several locations, either sequentially or simultaneously. This is especially useful for those whose job duties require them to be in or around many different work areas throughout the day.
The Remote Activation of Unconditional Call Forwarding (RACF) and Simultaneous Ringing are optional capabilities of the Unconditional Call Forwarding and Simultaneous Ringing core features, respectively. They provide the subscriber the capability to activate, deactivate, and change the properties of the respective core feature from locations other than the subscriber's station, using a previously assigned PIN.
The Hot Desking feature, sometimes also known as Hoteling, provides subscribers with the capability to log on to and use a telephone in another office, or at another position in the same office. With certain limitations, the telephone in the other office or position has the same Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony-provided features and capabilities as the telephone in the subscriber's usual office or position.
The DLS (Deployment Service) mobility feature is an advanced feature that is controlled and configured via a separate DLS server. Using the DLS server permits the creation of mobility-enabled devices, which are able to provide the user interface configured for the mobile user when the subscriber logs on to it.
Solution Comparison: Hot Desking versus DLS Mobility
Hot Desking and DLS (Deployment Service) Mobility are two of the Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony features that provide support for mobility solutions.However, Hot Desking and DLS Mobility differ both in how they are implemented as well as in the scope of functions they provide to end users.
The Serial Ringing feature provides subscribers the capability to be sequentially rung at a series of locations. This is especially useful for those whose job duties require them to be in or around many different work areas throughout the day.
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.
Simultaneous Ringing Remote Activation
The Simultaneous Ringing Remote Activation feature is an optional capability of the Simultaneous Ringing feature. It provides the subscriber the capability to manage the feature from locations other than the subscriber's station - for example, from home or from another work station.
The teleworking feature provides a solution that permits Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony users who work remotely to have access to the telephone features they can access while at their primary office locations.
Unified Number Service
The Unified Number service features are a group of CSTA (Computer Supported Telecommunications Applications) capabilities that permit CSTA- and ONS-enabled applications to take on the responsibility of routing users' calls. This advanced CSTA service permits ONS-enabled applications to create, route, track, and provide call control for multiple inbound and outbound calls using CSTA Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony call control services for any device, located anywhere, for the entire duration of the call.
Feature Access Codes for User Mobility
Feature Access Codes enable subscribers to control Mobility Features from their endpoints. A Feature Access Code can either be dialed or it can be assigned to a function key on the subscribers' phones, providing seamless access to server-side features.
RTP System Parameters for Mobility
Certain aspects of Mobility services are controlled on a systemwide basis by RTP (Resilient Telco Platform) system parameters. Any changes made to these parameters affect all business groups and their members. Typically, these parameters are set during initial system configuration, to enforce global system policies and ensure proper feature interworking.