Barge-In permits an extension user to break into another extension user’s established call, including Conference calls. This sets up a Conference-type conversation between the intruding extension and the parties on the initial call. With Barge-In, an extension user can get a message through to a busy co-worker right away.
There are two Barge-In modes: Monitor Mode (Silent Monitor) and Speech Mode. With Monitor Mode, B the caller barging in can listen to another user’s conversation but cannot participate. With Speech Mode, the caller barging in can listen and join another user’s conversation.
The use of monitoring, recording, or listening devices to eavesdrop, monitor, retrieve, or record telephone conversation or other sound activities, whether or not contemporaneous with transmission, may be illegal in certain circumstances under federal or state laws. Legal advice should be sought prior to implementing any practice that monitors or records any telephone conversation. Some federal and state laws require some form of notification to all parties to a telephone conversation, such as using a beep tone or other notification methods or requiring the consent of all parties to the telephone conversation, prior to monitoring or recording the telephone conversation. Some of these laws incorporate strict penalties.
•An extension user can barge-in on a conference.
•An extension user cannot barge-in on an Intercom call if one of the intercom callers is using Handsfree Answerback. Both Intercom parties must lift the handset or press Speaker key.
•barged into call can be placed on hold by the originator of the outside call. Both the outside caller and the extension that barged into the call are placed on hold.
•A call which is barged into can be placed on Park by the originator of the outside call, but only the outside caller is placed in Park. The extension which barged into the call is dropped.
•Privacy blocks Barge-In attempts.
•Function keys simplify the Barge-In operation.
•When Silent Monitor Mode is used, Mute key can be used to activate speech path to the internal and external parties.