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Basic settings

Almost all settings can be done directly on the Avaya B179. For safety reasons, recordings can only be managed directly on the B179. As an administrator, you can also study logs, upgrade the software, and create an XML-based configuration file for easier management of a set of phones.

To configure these settings in the web interface, select Settings > Basic.

Basic settings include the following:
  • Default account

  • Language

  • Key tone

  • Ring level

  • Recording/recording tone

  • External equipment (Aux)

  • Time format

  • Equalizer

  • Screen text

Default account

This setting determines which account will be used as default.
  1. On the phone, press MENU > SETTINGS > BASIC > ACCOUNT (or press 6,1,1 from the main menu).

    noteNote

    Press LINE before dialing a number to choose the alternative account for the call.

  2. Select the desired account and press OK to confirm your choice.

Language

  1. On the phone, press MENU > SETTINGS > BASIC > LANGUAGE (or press 6,1,2 from the main menu).

  2. Select the desired language and press OK to confirm your choice.

Key tone

Configure this setting to determine whether or not a tone is heard when you press a button.
  1. On the phone, press MENU > SETTINGS > BASIC > KEY TONE (or press 6,1,3 from the main menu).

  2. Select the desired volume and press OK to confirm your choice.

Ring level

There are six volume levels plus a silent mode. You will hear the ring tone for each level you select. If you select silent mode, only the blue LEDs on the phone flash when an incoming call is received.
  1. On the phone, press MENU > SETTINGS > BASIC > RING LEVEL (or press 6,1,4 from the main menu).

  2. Select the desired volume and press OK to confirm your choice.

Recording

It is possible to turn off the recording feature. This setting can only be done by the administrator, (through the web interface or configuration .xml file during IP Office provisioning) and affects all profiles.
  1. From the web interface, select Settings > Basic.

  2. Enable or disable the recording feature by selecting the appropriate radial button next to 'Recording' under the “Preferences” section.

  3. When you are satisfied, click on the Save button.

Recording tone

When a call is being recorded, all parties are informed every 20 seconds by a short beep. This default feature can be turned off.
  1. On the phone, press MENU > RECORDING > SETTINGS (or press 5,5 from the main menu).

  2. Select the desired volume and press OK to confirm your choice.

Settings when connecting external equipment (Aux)

The Avaya B179 can be connected to a wireless headset or an external PA system, although a PA interface box (not included with the Avaya B179) is required for PA system connection. You can configure the settings for the external equipment through the PA menu.
warningWarning

Do not select the PA option unless a PA system is connected. This option turns off the internal microphone and internal speakers as default. On the contrary, you may select the HEADSET option whether or not a headset is connected.

  1. On the phone, press MENU > SETTINGS > BASIC > PA (or press 6,1,7 from the main menu).

  2. Activate or deactivate features for your external microphone mixer and PA system as desired.

  3. Press OK to confirm your choice.

Time format

  1. On the phone, press MENU > SETTINGS > BASIC > TIME FORMAT (or press 6,1,8 from the main menu).

  2. Select the desired time format (12 or 24 hour) and press OK to confirm your choice.

Equalizer

You can adjust sound reproduction to the required or desired pitch (SOFT, NEUTRAL, or BRIGHT).
  1. On the phone, press MENU > SETTINGS > BASIC > EQUALIZER (or press 6,1,5 from the main menu).

  2. Select Soft, Neutral, or Bright, and press OK to confirm your choice.

Screen text

The text on the display screen is shown when the Avaya B179 is in stand-by mode (on hook). You can enter your own text to replace the default text.
  1. On the phone, press MENU > SETTINGS > BASIC > SCREEN TEXT (or press 6,1,9 from the main menu).

  2. Enter your new text in the text box and press OK to confirm your choice.