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CRM V - Control Room Master

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The CRM-V Station is designed for control room applications. This article describes how to configure the CRM-V station when used with an AlphaCom server.

The station consists of a main module (IP Flush Master), which can be extended with up to two IP DAK-48 Units and a handset module.

This article describes how to install and configure the CRM-V station.

Available items

The following items are available:

CRM-V Installation

AlphaPro Configuration

Station Type

In AlphaPro, Users & Stations the "Station Type" should be set to CRM. This will change the display layout from the standard two line display to a four line display, which is more suitable for call queuing operations.

Set "Station Type" = CRM


The display will show the date and time in the top line. Line 2 and 3 are used for the queue navigation, and line 4 is used for labeling the Navigation Keys when there is an entry in the queue.

When the station type is set as "CRM", the backlight in the display will be permanently on.

Queue Navigation buttons

The four navigation keys below the display can be used to navigate the queue. A label will be visible in the lowest line of the display when there are calls in the queue.

Incoming Call Requests (and mails) are queued queue in the chronological order, the last Call Request will be at the bottom. However, incoming Call Requests have a priority (0-255), and a Call Request with higher priority will be placed on top.

When the "Station Type" is set to "CRM", the navigation buttons are automatically configured by AlphaPro. The default configuration of the navigation keys are (from left to right):

  • 7638 = Answer (Answer the highlighted mail by calling back to it)
  • 7639 = Next (Go to the next mail in the queue)
  • 7632 = Top (Go to the first mail in the queue)
  • 7630 = Delete (Delete the selected entry)

The navigation keys can be manually configured. In AlphaPro, Users & Stations, select the CRM-V station from the list box, and press the button DAK. Select the tab Navig. Keys:

Users & Stations > DAK: Queue navigation codes


  • When the "Station type" = Master, the navigation buttons are reported as DAK 21-24.
  • When the "Station type" = CRM, the navigation buttons are reported as DAK 101-104 (from AMC 12.3.3.4).

Enable the DAK-48 unit

CRM-V DAK Expansion License

A CRM-V DAK Expansion License is required in order to enable the DAK-48 unit(s). The license is installed in the AlphaCom server.

Redirection of DAK keys

In general every user in AlphaCom has DAK tables for 20 DAK keys. Because the CRMV uses up to 100 DAK keys, one have to "borrow" DAK tables from other, unused stations.

DAK key layout of the CRMV station


DAK tables are "borrowed" by pointing to the other users in the DAK table of the CRMV. This is done by using the symbol ">", followed by the physical number of the station from where we want to use the DAK table. Any free physical number in the range 1 to 552 can be used. However, it is recommended to use higher numbers to avoid conflicts if the system is expanded in the future.

DAK table of the CRMV: Redirecting to DAK tables of physical 501, 502 ... 510


The actual DAK key configuration must be entered in the DAK table of the station to which the CRM DAK table is pointing:

DAK 1-10 are configured in the DAK table of physical #501



Several CRMV stations may redirect to the same DAK tables if they should use the same DAK layout.

Audio alert

When a Call Request is received, this can be notified to the user by a "dut-dut-dut"-tone, called Notification tone. Then a Feature Reminder tone will continue to alert the user that there are calls in the queue.

Notification tone

Upon reception of a new call request there is a notification tone (dut-dut-dut) played in the loudspeaker.

This notification tone is by default enabled in software 11.5.3.4 and newer.

In older software this tone is disasbled when the Station Type is set to "CRM", but can be enabled by creating an event with the following parameters:

Enable "Call Request notification" tone for physical number 49


Event 27, subevent 65 is triggered when the AlphaCom starts up. The action command will set a flag which enables the Notification tone for the user specified in the action parameters.

Action Command:

$SNV Q%op(%gnv(5,8,xx,17),|,8192) W5 W8 Wxx W17

Where xx must be replaced by the actual physical number of the Control Room station.


This flag was introduced in AMC software 10.56.

Feature Reminder tone

There are multiple options on how the presence of call requests in the queue should be notified in the CRM-V station. It is the priority of the Call Request which decides what option will be used.

The options are:

  • Feature Reminder: A short reminder tone (bleep) every minute. By default used when priority is 60 - 119. Used by the Call Request code 623, which has priority 100.
  • Urgent Feature Reminder: 3 times dut-dut-dut-dut tones, repeated every 20 second (programmable from AlphaPro). Used when priority is 120 - 149. By default used by the Call Request code 622, which has priority 140.
  • Private ringing tone. Used when priority is 150 - 255.

The priority of the Call Request code can be changed in AlphaPro, Directory & Features:

Modifying the priority of the Call Request code


LED Indication

The DAK keys on the IP Flush Master and on the DAK-48 panels have two LED's each. The two LED's (red and green) are controlled using the IND command in the Event Handler.

Red and green LED on the DAK panel


If there are several CRM-V stations which should have identical LED behavior, one can put all CRM-V's in a UDP group, and define the UDP group as the event owner instead of the single CRM-V station.

To create an event, go to Users & Stations window, select the CRM-V from the list box, and press the button Events. Press Insert to create a new event.

In the following, station 105 is used as example.


Call Request

To turn on the red led, flashing fast, in the associated DAK key when a Call Request is received, create this event:

Action Command: IND %1.phy %1.dak(I%2.dir) 1 3



Outgoing Conversation

To turn on the green led in the associated DAK key when an outgoing call is made, create this event:

Action Command: IND %1.phy %1.dak(I%2.dir) 2 1



Incoming Conversation

To turn on the green led in the associated DAK key when an incoming call is received, create this event:

Action Command: IND %1.phy %1.dak(I%2.dir) 2 1



Station faults

To turn on the red and green led in the associated DAK key when a station is reported faulty, create this event:

CRMV StatErr.PNG


Action Command:
OWN r 105
IND %2.phy %2.dak(I%1.dir) 1 1
IND %2.phy %2.dak(I%1.dir) 2 1

105 is the directory number of the CRM


Busy indication

To turn on steady red LED in the associated DAK key when a station is reported busy, create this event:

Busy Indication CRM.PNG


Action Command:
OWN r 105
IND %2.phy %2.dak(I%1.dir) 1 1

105 is the directory number of the CRM


Door Status

An input of the IP substation can be connected to a door magnet, providing indication on the DAK panel, showing if the door is open or closed.

Example:
To turn on the red led in the associated DAK key when input 3 of the IP substation 159 is activated, create this event:

CRMV DoorStat.PNG


Action Command:
OWN r 105
IND %2.phy %2.dak(I%1.dir) 1 1

105 is the directory number of the CRM


Lamp Test

To perform a test of all LEDs in CRMV station (including the DAK48 panel), dial the code 7874. The station must be a SuperUser, or have the right privileges in the Class of service settings.

Note that this feature requires software version 2.5.3.0 or later in the CRMV main module.

Call Forwarding

Manual Call Forwarding

Call Requests are manually forwarded by dialing the feature code 7870 + destination directory number. To reset the call forwarding, dial 70.

The Forwarding feature can be assigned to a DAK key for simple operation:

DAK 1 activates forwarding of the call request to station number 110. DAK 2 resets the forwarding


Call escalation

If the Call Request is not answered within a preset time, it can be automatically forwarded to a predefined destination:

Enabling "Automatic Search" on Call Request timeout



Predefined destinations:

  • If the call should be forwarded as a regular call to station 110, enter I 110.
  • If the call should be forwarded as a Call Request to station 110, enter I 627 I 110.
  • If the call should be forwarded to external phone number 987654321, enter I 0 P 987654321. "0" is the access code to the phone line.
  • See also: Forwarding of Call Request to external telephone

The time before forwarding is set in Exchange & System > System > Timers. The default time is 20.0 seconds:

Set the time before the call request is forwarded



See also: Automatic_Search#Forward_unattended_Call_Request

Optional settings

Software Requirements

This station is fully supported as form AlphaCom version 10.50