BLF Presence Overview
The Busy Lamp Field (BLF) presence feature allows a user who is a watcher to monitor the real-time status of another user at a directory number or Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) uniform resource identifier (URI) from the device of the watcher.
- BLF and SpeedDial buttons
- Missed call, placed call, or received call lists in the directories window
- Shared directories, such as the corporate directory
Call lists and directories display the BLF status for existing entries. When you configure BLF and SpeedDial buttons, the BLF presence entity appears as a speed dial on the device of the watcher.
To view the status of a BLF presence entity, watchers send BLF presence requests to Cisco Unified Communications Manager. After administrators configure BLF presence features, real-time status icons appear on the watcher device to indicate whether the BLF presence entity is on the phone, is not on the phone, the status is unknown, and so on.
Extension mobility users can use BLF presence features on phones with extension mobility support.
BLF presence group authorization ensures that only authorized watchers can access the BLF presence status for a destination. Because the administrator ensures that the watcher is authorized to monitor the destination when a BLF or Speed Dial is configured, BLF presence group authorization does not apply to BLF or Speed Dials.