Feature change

Jun 21, 2007
I'm not sure how the folks at adminsparadise did it, but they separated 'devices' from 'users' - this allows a lot of flexibility when adding users that do not have a device, but voice mail for example.
The only awkward thing about it is you add the device, then you are moved to the user form to add the user. That's ok, but it would have been nicer to either move back to the device form or allow user and devices to be assigned in the same form as an option (much like elastic does now)

When I asked about this on their site, they said:

"The reason why the devices and users are separated is to give you more power and options.

Multiple people may share phones, or a user may have multiple phones.

Our system allows you to have roaming users.
If you setup a device to be adhoc-- this means that people can log onto it.

It is as simple as pressing *11 -- the system will ask you for your extension and password or you can press *11101 (if your extension is 101) and the system will ask for your password. to log off of the phone press *12.

Now this is useful for offices that have roaming users (ex. Lawyers, Doctors, Sales personnel)
Also you can setup all of your companies conference phones as adhoc devices...

That way when you want to setup a conference call -- you just tell people to call your main extension.. and when you find an available conference room ... you log in and your call will automatically be directed to your new location.

When you add a new device (phone) you can set the
Default User to New User and when you submit it
the system will pop up the new user page with the User Added to save a step.

The neat thing is if you have a large multisite enterprise organization you can visit a branch office an log onto a phone there... and you will be logged in.
When someone calls you -- that phone will ring.

We will setup a guide on how we recommend setting up large multi site configurations shortly... A centralized cluster in the main office connected via VPN's to the branch offices with Standalone servers."



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