The system can operate as a traditional key system or as a PBX system. The mode adopted by a IP Office Basic Edition system depends on the System SD card. Systems with an IP Office U-Law card default to key system operation. Systems with an IP Office A-Law card default to PBX system operation.
•This process can be performed through phone based administration from either of the first two systems in the system. For details, refer to the IP Office Basic Edition Phone Based Administration manual.
Key Mode vs PBX Mode - Quick Summary
•The first 2 programmable buttons are used as intercom buttons.
•Internal calls are made and answered using the intercom buttons.
•External calls are made and answered using line appearance buttons.
•The line used for outgoing external calls is determined by the line button pressed.
•Automatic line selection defaults to the analog lines present and then the 2 intercom buttons.
•The first 3 programmable buttons (2 on ETR phones) are used as call appearance buttons.
•Internal calls are made and answered using the call appearance buttons.
•External calls are made and answered using the call appearance buttons.
•The line used for outgoing external calls is determined from the number dialed.
•Automatic line selection defaults to the 3 call appearance buttons (2 on ETR phones).
The processes below require the IP Office system to reboot in order to apply any changes made. The reboot ends all current calls and services.
To selecting key or PBX system mode:
1.On the configuration home page, select Change System Settings. Alternatively from the Admin Tasks list select System (if the Admin Tasks list is not visible, select View and deselect Hide Admin Tasks).
2.Use the System Mode drop down list to select the required mode.
4.Continue with the basic configuration or click on the save icon to save the updated configuration and then continue.