Auto Attendant Overview
The IP Office Small Office Edition, IP406 V2 and IP500 control units support embedded voicemail. This is setup by adding an Avaya embedded voicemail memory card to the control unit and then selecting Embedded Voicemail as the Voicemail Type on the System | Voicemail tab. For full details refer to the Embedded Voicemail Installation Manual.
The IP406 V2 and IP500 support up to 4 simultaneous calls to embedded voicemail services. The Small Office Edition supports up to 10 simultaneous calls to embedded voicemail depending on available voice compression channels. A call from an IP device to voicemail uses two voice compression channels on the Small Office Edition.
• For pre-IP Office 4.1 systems up to 4 auto-attendant services are supported.
• For IP Office 4.1 and higher systems up to 40 auto-attendant services are supported. Due to this increase in the number of possible auto attendant, the method of automatic short code creation for recording prompts has been amended.
In addition to basic mailbox functionality, embedded voicemail can also provide auto-attendant operation. Each auto attendant can use existing time profiles to select the greeting given to callers and then provide follow on actions relating to the key presses 0 to 9, * and #.
• Time Profiles
Each auto attendant can use up to three existing time profiles, on each for Morning, Afternoon and Evening. These are used to decide which greeting is played to callers. They do not change the actions selectable by callers within the auto attendant. If the time profiles overlap or create gaps, then the order of precedence used is morning, afternoon, evening.
• Greetings
Four different greetings are used for each auto attendant. One for each time profile period. This is then always followed by the greeting for the auto-attendant actions. By default a number of system short codes are automatically created to allow the recording of these greetings from an IP Office extension. See below.
• Actions
Separate actions can be defined for the DTMF keys 0 to 9, * and #. Actions include transfer to a specified destination, transfer to another auto-attendant transfer to a user extension specified by the caller (dial by number) and replaying the greetings.
• IP Office 4.0+ supports a Fax action. This can be used to reroute fax calls when fax tone is detected by the auto-attendant.
• Short Codes
Adding an auto attendant automatically adds a number of system short codes. These use the Auto Attend short code feature. These short codes are used to provide dialing access to record the auto attendant greetings.
• For pre-IP Office 4.1 system, 4 short codes are added for each auto attendant. These use the form AA:Name.1 where Name is the Auto Attendant name.
• For IP Office 4.1+ these take the form short code *81XX with the number "AA:.1" where N is the replaced with the auto attendant number when dialing. Four such short codes (*81XX, *82XX, *83XX and *84XX) are added, one each for the morning, afternoon, evening and menu options greetings.
• Routing Calls to the Auto Attendant
The telephone number format AA:Name can be used to route callers to an auto attendant. It can be used in the destination field of incoming call routes and telephone number field of short codes set to the Auto Attend feature.
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