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Configure PLAR on SCCP and SIP Phones in CUCM

PLAR is a common feature often used for elevator or emergency phones in public areas. The idea is that when someone takes the phone off hook a call is immediately placed to someone who can help. It’s a critical configuration to get right and test before giving any stamp of approval. Continue reading

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Dial-Peer Destination Balancing

Traditionally, VOIP dial peers follow a fairly limited creation process. You can match a single pattern and direct to a single destination…

…In IOS XE 3.11S and IOS 15.4(1)T a new concept of server groups was created. Continue reading

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Google Voice at Home without Asterisk

Looking to use Google voice at home as your traditional home phone service without using some crazy Asterisk hack? You may even be fed up with the complexity of Asterisk anyhow, particularly if a simple voice gateway is all you have been using it for. There is an answer to this and it comes in the form of an inexpensive device called the Obi. Continue reading

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Mitel Phone DHCP Configuration with Multiple VLANs

Typically it is always recommended to segregate VoIP traffic from your typical data traffic. Recently, however, I was part of a Mitel 3300 phone system installation that was taking a different course. The techs with the local phone company doing the installation were not familiar with this concept and wanted to actually statically address the phones as well. Not cool, scalable or best practice particularly as the network grows and changes. Continue reading

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