Networking Norstar

Networking with Norstar There are a number of ways you  can network Norstar systems together, or network Norstar  systems with other Nortel systems into private networks. What types of lines you use to perform the networking will determine the type of services that can be  shared between systems. Keep in mind that each node (Norstar system) is considered an external system by every other  node within the network, even though, to the users, it appears to be all one system. This affects how you configure call transfer and call out  features on each  system. On the home node, all  features are configured as local numbers. On all other nodes,  all features directed to the home node are configured with external numbers. As well, each node must have a  unique identifying code. What this code will be, and how it is  configured for the user, depends on what type of trunks  and dialing rules you choose to use. If the network has a Meridian as part of the network, the Meridian administrator will determine identification codes for the systems. This section describes various  configurations of private networks. The general settings  that are required to set up the home node for each system are provided to give you a sense of what is required for each  type of network. The common goal is to provide the  user with the sense that the network is one large system that provides common access to colleagues in other buildings, cities, or countries. In some systems they may need to enter  a destination code before the local number to route the call to  the correct system. In other systems, using a common dialing  plan allows users to dial colleagues at any location simply by entering the same number of digits they would use to dial  a colleague at the next desk.