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Features

Call Control

Making calls

Making calls from your computer is straightforward with PHONE-LiNK Operator. It will increase your productivity by saving you time and reducing the number of misdialled numbers.


Receiving calls

PHONE-LiNK Operator can be used to tell you who is calling before you answer the phone. This can prove beneficial in many ways.

When you are busy working on a project it can allow you to be selective about which calls to answer. Also, it can allow you to greet the caller in a more personal way. When receiving a call it is very easy to store the caller's name for future use. Also with business applications integration, callers' details are quickly searched and displayed.


Transferring calls

PHONE-LiNK Operator provides an easy method to transfer calls. Through the Presence window it allows users to see the availability of their colleagues and make intelligent decisions when transferring calls.

Users can perform an immediate transfer to quickly distribute calls. Or they can easily use PHONE-LiNK to consult with colleagues and switch between calls.

Click-to-dial

Web Page Dialing

PHONE-LiNK Operator supports two separate ways of dialling from web pages.

Web pages can be scanned for valid telephone numbers and, when found, they are turned into hyperlinks to make dialing easy. Also, PHONE-LiNK Operator Console can be configured to provide dialling directly from many web-based business applications packages.

For more information on supported browsers click here

Clipboard Dialing

Each time you copy a valid telephone number to the clipboard, a windows notification will appear which, when clicked, will dial the number.


Bespoke Dialing

PHONE-LiNK Operator allows developers to add dialing support directly from their applications.

Instructions are provided within the software.

Alternatively, PHONE-LiNK Operator can often be configured to work with existing business applications to save any development work. See "Application dialing" for more details.


Application Dialing

PHONE-LiNK Operator supports several methods of dialing from applications.

Many business applications can be enabled to allow dialing directly from within the business application.


Focus Dialing

Focus dialing will automatically detect fields that contain dial-able numbers and will present a click-to-dial option to the right of the field.

If the application field contains more than one potential telephone number, a drop-down is displayed when you hover over the click-to-dial icon, allowing you to select which number to dial.


TAPI Dialing

Once you have enabled TAPI and configured your TAPI compatible business application, you will be able to dial out telephone numbers directly from the business application.

Screen Popping

Screen popping allows a business application contact record associated with an inbound caller’s number to be opened simply by clicking an icon shown in the preview window.

This can be configured to pop automatically if preferred.

Views

"Auto" View

The "Auto" tab will auto-populate the "Recent" section with a list of extensions that have been assigned to the same department as the called extension. The Auto tab will also show caller preview data for any integrated business application and a customized greeting linked to the dialled DID number.

Select a preferred mode of operation from straightforward mouse driven to standard keyboard controls. PHONE-LiNK Operator also has a special mode for touch screen operation.

PHONE-LiNK Operator allows a greeting script and notes to be associated with the dialed number.* This information can be retrieved from any database listed under the Integrations option in the Configuration menu.


"Presence" View

Use a wallboard type view to check if co-workers are available to take a call, are already on a call, are set as DND or if call forward has been set.

Set up personal Presence tabs and configure PHONE-LiNK Operator to present the tab when a call to a selected DID number is received.

Address Book

The Address Book provides an easy way to create contacts.

Users can search for existing contacts or create new ones easily while on the telephone. The Address book is extended to include business applications contacts when integration is used.

Address Book window

Call History

The Call History window contains a list of an extension user's recent calls.

Users can make calls directly from the Call History window.

The video shows the Call History window being used.

Skype for Business Integration

Two areas of Skype for Business integration are available through the PHONE-LiNK Operator client when installed on a PC that is also running the Skype for Business client.

Although call control is still done through the PHONE-LiNK Operator client, the Skype for Business user can make calls to other Skype for Business users using the "Call using deskphone" option that is inserted in to the standard Skype for Business menu by PHONE-LiNK Operator. If "Update Skype for Business state when on a call" is checked in the PHONE-LiNK Operator client configuration, the Skype for Business client's status will be automatically set to "in a call" when the handset makes or receives a call, or "do not disturb" when the handset goes to DND.

Technical Functionalities

PHONE-LiNK Operator Client

Infrastructure
Architecture PHONE-LiNK Operator client is installed on the end user PC which makes a connection to the Skype for Business client installed on the same PC.
Licenses required (for each user who requires the functionality) Any Skype for Business CAL
Any PHONE-LiNK Operator PC client
Skype for Business environments supported Please click here
Call Control
Answer handset From PHONE-LiNK Operator Preview (pop-up) window
Call Forward handset From PHONE-LiNK Operator client
Transfer call From PHONE-LiNK Operator client
Make call From Skype for Business client or PHONE-LiNK Operator client
Status update
Skype for Business Client - "In a call" When the handset makes or receives a call
Skype for Business Client - "Do not disturb" When the handset goes to DND

Other Features

External LED

PHONE-LiNK Operator Console integrates with Kuando Busylight and Embrava Blynclight so now everyone in the office can see if a colleague is available for a conversation, busy on the phone or simply does not want to be disturbed.

PHONE-LiNK

  • Available (not on a call)
  • Held
  • Busy (on a call/online meeting)
  • Ringing
  • Do Not Disturb / Forward
  • Voice mail

External LED color

  • Green
  • Fast flashing yellow (250ms)
  • Red
  • Flashing red (500ms)
  • Blue
  • Slow flashing magenta (1000ms)
Click here for more information on Kuando Busylight

Click here for more information on Embrava Blynclight