[asterisk-users] Loud Ringers and paging systems...

Israel Gottlieb isrlgb at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 07:12:27 CDT 2014

if you use a papt2 or so spa2101 then you could have alert info set to
different lengths or styles of ringers

i use that in a dorm with phones and have the phones ring short rings at
night so it wont wake up the students

On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 10:24 PM, Kevin Larsen <
kevin.larsen at pioneerballoon.com> wrote:

> Working on a paging system for one of my sites and running into something
> I can't believe is this hard. In one of the zones, they want to have three
> different extensions ring over the pa system, using it as a loud ringer.
> Now the paging system does have a loud ringer built in and I can easily
> have it do a simultaneous ring, but all of the extensions will sound the
> same over the loud ringer. Of course, we want them to have different rings
> over the pa system so that all three people don't have to check their phone
> every time it rings.
> So far, the only semi solution I am coming up with (short of buying three
> different loud ringers and wiring them into the paging system) is to have
> my dialplan generate a call file that will make a second call to the paging
> system and play out an audio file based on who we are doing the loud ringer
> for. This has the disadvantage that it isn't a true loud ringer as it will
> only play for however long I tell it to and it won't cut off if they answer
> the phone before the audio file finishes playing.
> Anyone have any suggestions about a better way to handle this? Really
> hoping there is an Asterisk dialplan solution as I don't want to triple my
> paging hardware just to add one tiny piece of functionality.
> Kevin Larsen
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