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Cisco Unity Connection SRSV Administration - Template Settings Interface

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Cisco Unity Connection SRSV Administration - Template Settings Interface

Search Call Handler Templates

New Call Handler Template

Edit Call Handler Template Basics

Call Handler Templates Transfer Rules

Call Handler Templates Edit Transfer Rules

Call Handler Templates Caller Input

Call Handler Templates Edit Caller Input

Call Handler Templates Greetings

Call Handler Templates Edit Greeting

Call Handler Templates Message Settings


Cisco Unity Connection SRSV Administration - Template Settings Interface


See the following sections:

Search Call Handler Templates

New Call Handler Template

Edit Call Handler Template Basics

Call Handler Templates Transfer Rules

Call Handler Templates Edit Transfer Rules

Call Handler Templates Caller Input

Call Handler Templates Edit Caller Input

Call Handler Templates Greetings

Call Handler Templates Edit Greeting

Call Handler Templates Message Settings

Search Call Handler Templates

The Search Call Handler Templates page displays the total number of call handler templates created by an administrator.

The administrator can search the call handler templates that are used for sending HTML notifications. The search results, by default, return all templates including default and custom templates. By default, the administrator can view 25 records per page and can select rows per page from the dropdown list, the max limit being 250 search results returned on one page. The administrator can perform custom search on the template name field using the following options:

Begins with

Contains

Ends with

Is Exactly

Is Empty

Is Not Empty

Table 8-1 Search Call Handler Templates Page 

Field
Description

Limit Search To

Select the criteria by which to limit the display of search results:

All—Display all search results, regardless of the Cisco Unity Connection SRSV location or partition to which they belong.

Partition—Display only results that belong to a particular partition. When you select this option, choose the name of the partition from the Where Name Is list.

Location—(Applicable to Cisco Unity Connection SRSV configurations only) Display only results that belong to a particular Connection location. When you select this option, choose the name of the location from the Where Name Is list.

Delete Selected

To delete a call handler template, check the check box to the left of the display name, and select Delete Selected. You can delete multiple call handler templates at once.

Display Name

The name of the call handler template.

Select the Display Name to go to the specific page for the call handler template.


New Call Handler Template

Table 8-2 New Call Handler Template Page 

Field
Description

Display Name

Enter a descriptive name for the call handler template.

Message Recipient

Select the user or distribution list that receives messages left for the call handler. Select a recipient type by selecting the applicable button, and then select from the options available in the list.

When you select a distribution list, each member of the list receives the call handler messages.

Remember to enter this information when you create individual call handlers, unless all call handlers that are created from a template will have an identical message recipient, in which case you can enter the information on the template.

Check the Mark for Dispatch Delivery check box to have messages sent to the distribution list as a dispatch message. When sent as a dispatch message, only one user in the group needs to act on the message.

Active Schedule

Select a schedule from the list to specify the days and times that the standard and closed greetings play, as well as the action that Connection SRSV takes after the greeting.

Partition

(Display only) Shows the partition to which the object belongs. Partitions are grouped together into search spaces, which are used to define the scope of objects (for example, users and distribution lists) that a user or outside caller can reach while interacting with Connection SRSV. Most objects can belong only to one partition; the exception is users, who can have their primary extension in one partition and alternate extensions in other partitions. A partition can belong to more than one search space.

Note that extensions must be unique within a partition, and that partitions can contain objects that do not have an associated extension (for example, some contacts and system distribution lists).

Use System Default Time Zone

Check this check box to have Connection SRSV apply the system default time zone to the hours selected in the active schedule.

When this check box is not checked, you select a Time Zone from the list.

Time Zone

Select the desired time zone for the call handler, or check the Use System Default Time Zone check box to have Connection SRSV use the system default time zone defined on the System Settings > General Configuration page.

The call handler time zone setting is applied to the selected Active Schedule to determine when standard, closed, or holiday greetings are played for callers, and when standard or closed transfer rules apply.

Language

Select the language in which Connection SRSV plays the handler system prompts to the caller:

Use System Default Language— uses the system default language for the language that callers hear when they call your organization.

Inherit Language from Caller—Select this option to use the language that was applied to the caller by a previous call handler or by a routing rule. If the language is set to Inherited for every rule and handler that processes a call, then the system prompts are played in the system default language.

Alternatively, you can select a specific language from the list.

Note Depending on your license settings, United States English may not be available.

The TTY language allows TTY users to read Connection SRSV prompts and to record messages by using a TTY device. TTY functionality is supported only when G.711 is selected as the systemwide message recording and storage codec.


Edit Call Handler Template Basics

Table 8-3 Edit Call Handler Template Basics Page 

Field
Description

Display Name

Enter a descriptive name for the call handler template.

Creation Time

(Display only) Shows the date and time when the call handler template was created.

Phone System

(Display only) Shows the phone system that the template uses.

Active Schedule

Select a schedule from the list to specify the days and times that the standard and closed greetings play, as well as the action that Connection SRSV takes after the greeting.

Use System Default Time Zone

Check this check box to have Connection SRSV apply the system default time zone to the hours selected in the active schedule.

When this check box is not checked, you select a Time Zone from the list.

Time Zone

Select the desired time zone for the call handler, or check the Use System Default Time Zone check box to have Connection SRSV use the system default time zone defined on the System Settings > General Configuration page.

The call handler time zone setting is applied to the selected Active Schedule to determine when standard, closed, or holiday greetings are played for callers, and when standard or closed transfer rules apply.

Language

Select the language in which Connection SRSV plays the handler system prompts to the caller:

Use System Default Language—Connection SRSV uses the system default language for the language that callers hear when they call your organization.

Inherit Language from Caller—Select this option to use the language that was applied to the caller by a previous call handler or by a routing rule. If the language is set to Inherited for every rule and handler that processes a call, then the system prompts are played in the system default language.

Alternatively, you can select a specific language from the list.

Note Depending on your license settings, United States English may not be available.

The TTY language allows TTY users to read Connection SRSV prompts and to record messages by using a TTY device. TTY functionality is supported only when G.711 is selected as the systemwide message recording and storage codec.

Partition

(Display only) Shows the partition to which the object belongs. Partitions are grouped together into search spaces, which are used to define the scope of objects (for example, users and distribution lists) that a user or outside caller can reach while interacting with Cisco Unity Connection SRSV. Most objects can belong only to one partition; the exception is users, who can have their primary extension in one partition and alternate extensions in other partitions. A partition can belong to more than one search space.

Note that extensions must be unique within a partition, and that partitions can contain objects that do not have an associated extension (for example, some contacts and system distribution lists).

Search Scope

Select the search scope that is applied to match extensions that callers dial from the call handler to objects in a particular search space:

Search Space—Select a specific search space from the list.

Inherit Search Space from Call—Select this option to use the search space that was applied to the call by a previous call handler or by a routing rule.


Call Handler Templates Transfer Rules

Table 8-4 Call Handler Templates Transfer Rules Page 

Field
Description

Enabled

Check or uncheck this check box and select Save to enable or disable one or more transfer rules. By design, the standard transfer rule cannot be disabled.

Rule Name

The name of the transfer rule.

Select the Rule Name to go to the specific page for the transfer rule.

Extension

(Display only) The extension that the phone system uses to connect to the object.

End Date

(Display only) Indicates the date and time at which the rule is disabled, if it has been enabled until a specific end date.


Call Handler Templates Edit Transfer Rules

Table 8-5 Call Handler Templates Edit Transfer Rules Page 

Field
Description

Rule Name

(Display only) The name of the transfer rule.

Status

(Display only) Indicate whether the transfer option is enabled and for how long:

Disabled—The transfer option is not in effect.

Enabled With No End Date and Time—The transfer option is enabled until you disable it.

Enabled Until—Connection SRSV performs the selected transfer option until the specified date and time arrives. Select Enabled Until, and then select the month, day, year, and time at which Connection will automatically disable the transfer option.

Note By design, the standard transfer rule cannot be disabled.

Transfer Calls To

Select one of the following settings:

Greeting—When this option is selected, the call is transferred as follows:

For user settings—to the user greeting, without ringing the user phone.

For call handler settings—to the call handler greeting.

Extension—Enter an extension to which the call is forwarded.

Transfer Type

Select how Connection SRSV transfers calls. Use this setting with caution and only if you understand its implications on the phone and voice messaging systems.

Release to Switch—Connection SRSV puts the caller on hold, dials the extension, and releases the call to the phone system. When the line is busy or is not answered, the phone system forwards the call to the user or handler greeting. This transfer type allows Connection SRSV to process incoming calls more quickly. Use Release to Switch only when call forwarding is enabled on the phone system.

Supervise Transfer—Connection SRSV acts as a receptionist, handling the transfer. If the line is busy or the call is not answered, Connection SRSV forwards the call to the user or handler greeting. You can use supervised transfer whether or not the phone system forwards calls.

The Transfer Type option is unavailable when Transfer Incoming Calls is set to the My Personal Greeting option.

Transfer options apply only to indirect calls; they do not apply when an unidentified caller or another user dials a user extension directly.

Rings to Wait For

Select the number of times the extension rings before Cisco Unity Connection SRSV plays the user or handler greeting.

Set this value to at least three to give users a chance to answer. Avoid setting to more than four, especially if the call may be transferred to another extension, where the caller might have to wait for another set of rings. This value should be at least two rings fewer than the phone system setting for forwarding calls.

This option is unavailable when Transfer Incoming Calls is set to the Greeting option or when Release to Switch is selected.

Note Transfer options apply only to indirect calls; they do not apply when an unidentified caller or another user dials a user extension directly.

Play the "Wait While I Transfer Your Call" Prompt

Check this check box to have Cisco Unity Connection SRSV play "Wait while I transfer your call" to callers while performing the transfer.

This option is unavailable when Transfer Incoming Calls is set to the Greeting option.

Default setting: Check box checked.

If Extension Is Busy

Indicate how Cisco Unity Connection SRSV handles calls when the phone is busy. You may want to use holding options sparingly, because having calls on hold can tie up ports.

Send Callers to Voicemail—Connection SRSV plays the busy greeting and allows the caller to leave a voice message.

Put Callers on Hold Without Asking—Connection SRSV puts callers on hold.

Ask Callers to Hold—Connection SRSV gives the caller the option of holding

These options are unavailable when Release to Switch is selected or when Transfer Calls To is set to the Greeting option.

Note Transfer options apply only to indirect calls; they do not apply when an unidentified caller or another user dials a user extension directly.

Tell Me When the Call Is Connected

Check this check box to have Cisco Unity Connection SRSV say "transferring call" when the user answers the phone.

This option is unavailable when Release to Switch is selected or when the Transfer Calls To setting is set to the Greeting option.

Note Transfer options apply only to indirect calls; they do not apply when an unidentified caller or another user dials a user extension directly.

Default setting: Check box not checked.

Tell Me Who the Call Is For

Check this check box to have Cisco Unity Connection SRSV say "call for <recorded name of user or call handler>" or "call for <dialed extension number>" when the user answers the phone. Use this setting when users share a phone or a user takes calls from more than one dialed extension.

This option is unavailable when Release to Switch is selected or when the Transfer Calls To setting is set to the Greeting option.

Note Transfer options apply only to indirect calls; they do not apply when an unidentified caller or another user dials a user extension directly.

Default setting: Check box not checked.

Ask Me If I Want to Take the Call

Check this check box to have Cisco Unity Connection SRSV ask users whether they want to take a call before transferring the call.

This option is unavailable when Release to Switch is selected or when the Transfer Calls To setting is set to the Greeting option.

Note Transfer options apply only to indirect calls; they do not apply when an unidentified caller or another user dials a user extension directly.

Default setting: Check box not checked.

Ask for Caller's Name

Check this check box to have Cisco Unity Connection SRSV prompt callers to say their names. When answering the phone, the user hears "Call from..." before Connection SRSV transfers the call.

This option is unavailable when Release to Switch is selected or when the Transfer Calls To setting is set to the Greeting option.

Note Transfer options apply only to indirect calls; they do not apply when an unidentified caller or another user dials a user extension directly.

Default setting: Check box not checked.


Call Handler Templates Caller Input

Table 8-6 Call Handler Templates Caller Input Page 

Field
Description

Key

To edit caller input settings, select the applicable key. The Edit Caller Input page opens for that key.

Action

(Display only) Indicates the action that Cisco Unity Connection SRSV takes when a caller presses this key. If the key is configured for a call action such as "Ignore" or "Take Message," the action is displayed; if the key is configured to send calls to a call handler, interview handler, directory handler, conversation, or user, "Send Caller To" is displayed, and the Target field shows the object that receives the call.

Target

(Display only) Indicates the object that receives the call if the key is configured to send calls to a call handler, interview handler, directory handler, conversation, or user. Otherwise, this field is blank.

Status

(Display only) Indicates whether Cisco Unity Connection SRSV allows additional input (Unlocked) or ignores additional input (Locked) when a caller presses this key.

Wait for Additional Digits ____ Milliseconds

Indicate the amount of time that Cisco Unity Connection SRSV waits for additional input after callers press a single key that is not locked. If there is no input within this time, Connection SRSV performs the action assigned to the single key.

We recommend a value of 1,500 milliseconds (one and one-half seconds).

Note This option is unavailable if Ignore Caller Input is enabled on the Greetings page.

Default setting: 1,500 milliseconds.

Prepend Digits to Dialed Extensions—Enable

Check this check box to simulate abbreviated extensions by using prepended digits for call handlers and user mailboxes. When such digits are defined, they are prepended to any extension that a caller dials while listening to the greeting for the call handler or user mailbox.

Cisco Unity Connection SRSV first attempts to route the call to the prepended extension. If the prepended extension is not valid, Connection SRSV attempts to route the call to the dialed extension.

For example, a call handler named Sales is configured with the prepended digits 123. When a caller dials 1000 while listening to the greeting for the Sales call handler, Connection SRSV attempts to route the call to extension 1231000; if the prepended extension is not valid, Connection SRSV attempts to route the call to extension 1000.

Digits to Prepend

Enter the digits that are prepended to any extension that a caller dials while listening to the greeting of the user or call handler.


Call Handler Templates Edit Caller Input

Table 8-7 Call Handler Templates Edit Caller Input Page 

Field
Description

Key

(Display only) Indicates the phone keypad key to which the settings on the page apply.

Ignore Additional Input (Locked)

Check this check box to have Cisco Unity Connection SRSV ignore additional input after callers press the key; Connection SRSV performs the action assigned to the key. To create efficient caller input menus, lock all keys except those that begin extensions on your system. You also can lock a key to block calls to extensions that begin with that key.

To lock the actions for all keys, check the Ignore Caller Input check box on the Edit Greeting page.

Default setting: Check box not checked.

Action

Select from the following, to indicate the action that Cisco Unity Connection SRSV performs when the caller presses the applicable key:

Call Action—Select the applicable action from the list:

Hang Up—Connection SRSV terminates the call when a caller presses the applicable phone key.

Ignore—Connection SRSV ignores the key press and continues playing the greeting. Use when you want only certain key presses to be responded to.

Restart Greeting—Connection SRSV plays the greeting from the beginning.

Route from Next Call Routing Rule—Connection SRSV continues processing the call according to the call routing table (direct or forwarded, depending on how the call was received from the phone system) starting at the next rule after the rule that Connection SRSV previously applied to the call.

Skip Greeting—Connection SRSV skips the greeting and performs the after-greeting action.

Take Message—Connection SRSV records a message from the caller.

Transfer to Alternate Contact Number—Connection SRSV transfers the call to the phone number that you specify in the Extension field, for example to a mobile phone or other external number. You can also specify whether Connection SRSV transfers the call by releasing it to the phone system or by supervising the transfer. If you select Supervise Transfer as the transfer type, you can also specify the number of rings to wait before Connection SRSV ends the attempt to transfer.

Call Handler—Sends the call to the system call handler that you specify. Specify whether the call should transfer to the call handler extension or go directly to the greeting of the handler.

Directory Handler—Sends the call to the directory handler that you specify.

Conversation—Sends the call to the conversation that you specify:

Sign-In—A conversation that prompts the caller to enter an ID and a PIN.

User System Transfer—A conversation that allows users to transfer to a number that they specify. Users are prompted to sign in and then can enter numbers that are not associated with Connection users—such as lobby phones or phone numbers outside the organization. Connection performs the transfer only when the user restriction table permits it.


Call Handler Templates Greetings

Table 8-8 Call Handler Templates Greetings Page 

Field
Description

Enabled

Check this check box and select Save to enable a greeting indefinitely.

When a greeting is enabled, Cisco Unity Connection SRSV plays the greeting in the applicable situation until the end date and time, or, if no end date and time is specified, until you disable the greeting.

Greeting

(Display only) The name of the greeting. Select the Greeting name to go to the specific page for that greeting.

End Date

(Display only) Indicates the date and time at which the greeting is disabled, if it has been enabled until a specific end date.

Source

(Display only) Indicates the type of recording that callers hear when the greeting plays:

Blank—Callers hear nothing.

Recording—Callers hear a personally recorded greeting.

System—Callers hear the System Default Greeting.


Call Handler Templates Edit Greeting

Table 8-9 Edit Call Handler Templates Greeting Page 

Field
Description

Status

Indicate whether the selected greeting is enabled and for how long:

Disabled—The applicable greeting is not in effect.

Greeting Enabled with No End Date and Time—The greeting is enabled until you disable it.

Enabled Until—Cisco Unity Connection SRSV plays the applicable greeting until the specified date and time arrives. Select Enabled Until, and then select the month, day, year, and time at which Connection automatically disables the greeting.

Callers Hear

Indicate the source for the selected greeting:

System Default Greeting—Select to use the prerecorded system default greeting. Cisco Unity Connection SRSV plays a prerecorded greeting along with the recorded name of the user (for example, "Sorry, <user name> is not available"). If the user does not have a recorded name, Connection SRSV plays the user extension instead. When a greeting is enabled but not recorded, Connection SRSV plays a prerecorded system greeting.

Note Recording a greeting does not enable it.

My Personal Recording—Select to use the personal recording of the user.

Nothing—Select to have no recording. When the greeting source is left blank, Connection SRSV immediately performs the after-greeting action.

Play the "Record Your Message at the Tone" Prompt

Check this check box to have Cisco Unity Connection SRSV prompt callers to wait for a tone before recording their message.

Default setting: Check box checked.

During Greeting

Indicate the actions that Cisco Unity Connection SRSV performs during the greeting:

Ignore Caller Input—Check this check box to ignore caller input during the greeting. When this check box is not checked, Connection SRSV responds to key presses the caller makes while the greeting plays.

Default setting: Check box not checked.

Allow Transfers to Numbers Not Associated with Users or Call Handlers—Check this check box to allow callers to transfer to extensions that are not assigned to other users or call handlers. Connection SRSV attempts a release transfer as long as the number entered by the caller is allowed by the Default System Transfer restriction table.

Default setting: Check box not checked.

Times to Re-Prompt Caller—Enter the number of times Connection SRSV reprompts the caller for input. When the caller does not press any key after being reprompted, Connection SRSV asks for confirmation that the caller is still there. If there is no response, Connection SRSV performs the action selected in the If Caller Exits Send To field.

Default setting: Zero.

Delay Between Re-Prompts—Indicate the number of seconds after prompting a caller for input that Connection waits before prompting the caller again.

Default setting: 2 seconds.

After Greeting

Indicate the action that Cisco Unity Connection SRSV performs after the greeting plays:

Call Action—Select the applicable action from the list.

Hang Up—Connection SRSV immediately terminates the call when a caller presses the applicable key on the phone. Use carefully; unexpected hang-ups can appear rude to callers.

Restart Greeting—Connection SRSV replays the greeting. This option is typically used for the error greeting.

Route from Next Call Routing Rule—Connection SRSV continues processing the call according to the applicable call routing table (direct or forwarded, depending on how the call was received from the phone system) starting at the next rule after the rule that Connection SRSV previously applied to the call.

Take Message—Connection SRSV records a message from the caller. The greeting should indicate that a message will be recorded.

Call Handler—Sends the call to the system call handler that you specify. Specify whether the call should transfer to the call handler extension or go directly to the greeting of the handler.

Directory Handler—Sends the call to the directory handler that you specify.

Conversation—Sends the call to the conversation that you specify.

Sign-In—Sends the call to the user sign-in conversation, which prompts the caller to enter an ID.

User System Transfer—Sends the call to a conversation that allows users to transfer to a number that they specify. Users are prompted to sign in and then can enter numbers that are not associated with Connection SRSV users—such as lobby and conference room phones, and even phone numbers outside the organization. Connection SRSV performs the transfer only when the user restriction table permits it.


Call Handler Templates Message Settings

Table 8-10 Call Handler Templates Message Settings Page 

Field
Description

Maximum Message Length

Set the recording length (in seconds) allowed for messages left by unidentified callers.

Users may want to limit the length of messages from unidentified callers. Some departments, such as Customer Service, may want to permit much longer messages.

If enabled, callers hear a warning tone before the maximum message length is reached.

Note The maximum recording length for messages left by other users is set on the applicable Edit Class of Service page. The maximum recording length for broadcast messages that users record (if applicable) is set on the System Settings > Advanced > Conversations page.

Default setting: 300 seconds.

Callers Can Edit Messages

Check this check box to allow callers to be prompted to listen to, add to, rerecord, or delete their messages.

Balance giving callers the additional control of editing messages with having voice messaging ports tied up for the additional time.

Default setting: Check box checked.

Message Urgency

Indicate the action that Cisco Unity Connection SRSV allows when a message has been left by an unidentified caller or by a user who has not explicitly signed in:

Mark Normal—Messages left by unidentified callers are never marked urgent.

Mark Urgent—All messages left by unidentified callers are marked urgent. This may be useful for Sales or Technical Support calls.

Ask Callers—Connection SRSV asks unidentified callers whether to mark their messages urgent.

Message Sensitivity

Indicate the action that Cisco Unity Connection SRSV allows when a message has been left by an unidentified caller or by a user who has not explicitly signed in:

Mark Normal—Messages left by unidentified callers are never marked private.

Mark Private—All messages left by unidentified callers are marked private.

Ask Callers—Connection SRSV asks unidentified callers whether to mark their messages private.

Message Security—Mark Secure

Check this check box to have Cisco Unity Connection SRSV mark messages as secure that are left for this user by unidentified callers or by users who have not explicitly signed in (when identified user messaging is enabled).

Message Recipient

Select the user or distribution list that receives messages left for the call handler. Select a recipient type by selecting the applicable button, and then select from the options available in the list.

When you select a distribution list, each member of the list receives the call handler messages.

Remember to enter this information when you create individual call handlers, unless all call handlers that are created from a template will have an identical message recipient, in which case you can enter the information on the template.

Check the Mark for Dispatch Delivery check box to have messages sent to the distribution list as a dispatch message. When sent as a dispatch message, only one user in the group needs to act on the message.

After Message Action

Indicate the action that Cisco Unity Connection SRSV performs after a caller leaves a message:

Call Action—Select the applicable action from the list:

Hang Up—Connection SRSV immediately terminates the call when a caller presses the applicable key on the phone.

Route from Next Call Routing Rule—Connection SRSV continues processing the call according to the applicable call routing table (direct or forwarded, depending on how the call was received from the phone system) starting at the next rule after the rule that Connection SRSV previously applied to the call.

Call Handler—Sends the call to the system call handler that you specify. Specify whether the call should transfer to the call handler extension or go directly to the greeting of the handler.

Directory Handler—Sends the call to the directory handler that you specify.

Conversation—Sends the call to the conversation that you specify:

Sign-In—Sends the call to the user sign-in conversation, which prompts the caller to enter an ID.

User System Transfer—Sends the call to a conversation that allows users to transfer to a number that they specify. Users are prompted to sign in and then can enter numbers that are not associated with Connection SRSV users—such as lobby and conference room phones, and even phone numbers outside the organization. Connection SRSV performs the transfer only when the user restriction table permits it.