Cisco Unified CallManager Administration Guide, Release 5.1(3)
Annunciator Configuration
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Annunciator Configuration

Table Of Contents

Annunciator Configuration

Before You Begin

Finding an Annunciator

Updating an Annunciator

Annunciator Configuration Settings

Resetting an Annunciator

Related Topics


Annunciator Configuration


An annunciator, an SCCP device that uses the Cisco Media Streaming Application service, enables Cisco Unified CallManager to play prerecorded announcements (.wav files) and tones to Cisco Unified IP Phones and gateways. The annunciator, which works with Cisco Multilevel Precedence and Preemption (MLPP), enables Cisco Unified CallManager to alert callers as to why the call fails. Annunciator can also play tones for some transferred calls and some conferences.

Use the following topics to find and update annunciators:

Before You Begin

Finding an Annunciator

Updating an Annunciator

Annunciator Configuration Settings

Resetting an Annunciator

Before You Begin

Verify that you have activated the Cisco IP Voice Media Streaming Application service on the server where you plan to configure the annunciator.


Tip When you add a Cisco Unified CallManager server, the annunciator for the server will automatically get added to the database. After you activate the Cisco IP Voice Media Streaming Application service, the annunciator device registers with Cisco Unified CallManager; verify whether the annunciator exists by using the "Finding an Annunciator" section.


Finding an Annunciator

Perform the following procedure to find an annunciator:

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Media Resources > Annunciator.

The Find and List Annunciators window displays.


Tip To find all annunciators that are registered in the database, click Find without entering any search text.


To find a specific annunciator quickly, specify the search criteria by performing the following procedure.

Step 2 From the first Find Annunciators where drop-down list box, choose Name or Description.

Step 3 From the second Find Annunciators where drop-down list box, choose one of the following criteria:

begins with

contains

ends with

is exactly

is empty

is not empty

Step 4 Enter the appropriate search text, if applicable, and click Find.

A list of configured annunciators displays.

Step 5 Click the annunciator name from the list of records that match your search criteria.

The window displays the annunciator that you choose.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Updating an Annunciator

This section describes how to update an annunciator.

Before You Begin

Before you update an annunciator, verify that you have completed the following tasks:

Configured the appropriate servers

Configured device pools

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Media Resources > Annunciator.

The Find and List Annunciators window displays.

Step 2 To update an annunciator, locate the appropriate annunciator as described in the "Finding an Annunciator" section.


Tip When you add a Cisco Unified CallManager server, the annunciator for the sever will automatically get added to the database. After you activate the Cisco IP Voice Media Streaming Application service, the annunciator device registers with Cisco Unified CallManager.


Step 3 Click the annunciator you want to update and continue with Step 4.

Step 4 Enter the appropriate settings as described in Table 53-1.

Step 5 Click Save.

Step 6 Be sure the Cisco IP Voice Media Streaming Application service has been activated. For information on activating services, refer to the Cisco Unified CallManager Serviceability Administration Guide.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Annunciator Configuration Settings

Table 53-1 describes the annunciator configuration settings. For more information about related procedures, see the "Related Topics" section.

Table 53-1 Annunciator Configuration Settings 

Field
Description

Server

The system automatically displays the preconfigured server (servers get added at installation).

Name

This field designates the name that is used when the device registers with the Cisco Unified CallManager. Enter a name of up to 15 alphanumeric characters (periods, dashes, and underscores are allowed).

Description

Enter a description of up to 54 alphanumeric characters (periods, dashes, and underscores are allowed). By default, the server name, which includes the prefix ANN_, is used.

Device Pool

Choose Default or choose a device pool from the drop-down list of configured device pools.

Location

Choose the appropriate location for this annunciator. A location setting of Hub_None means that the locations feature does not keep track of the bandwidth that this annunciator consumes.


Resetting an Annunciator

To reset an annunciator, perform the following procedure:

Procedure


Step 1 Locate the annunciator by using the procedure in the "Finding an Annunciator" section.

Step 2 Click the annunciator that you want to reset.

Step 3 Click the Reset button.

Step 4 The Device Reset Window displays. To continue, click Reset.


Additional Information

See the "Related Topics" section.

Related Topics

Updating an Annunciator

Annunciator Configuration Settings

Resetting an Annunciator

Multilevel Precedence and Preemption, Cisco Unified CallManager Features and Services Guide

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