All conversations on the Compact 9 unit are under the command of the EVCS-CMPT9 master handset.
BS5289 Pt9 envisages the majority of calls to be made by lifting the handset of an outstation (Type A) or pressing the call button on
a disabled refuge (Type B).
Receiving a Call
When a handset is lifted or the call button is pressed on a Type B unit, the phone on the master handset will ring and the name of
the calling outstation will appear on the LCD display (all outstation lines can be given a unique 18 character name to identify
themselves such as "Floor 1 Riser E").
If User access is disabled, then the login page is shown instead when a call is received. Log in as either Manager or Engineer to
continue onto the call page where the calling outstation is displayed.
The operator can then lift the master handset and connect to the calling outstation by pressing the TICK key. If more than one
outstation is calling, all calling outstations show in the display, and may be scrolled through with the navigation buttons, connected
using the TICK key, or if already connected placed on hold using the TICK key a second time.
If the EVCS-CMPT9 master handset wishes to ring an outstation, they may do this by scrolling through the names in the directory
and pressing TICK over the outstation they want.
If the outstation is defined as a pull cord (disabled toilet alarm), then a continuous tone is heard from the buzzer instead of the
master handset ringing when the disabled toilet alarm is activated. This tone is silenced when the Master Handset goes off hook.
This tone can also be silenced by pressing the TICK key. The tone will remain silent for 4 minutes, whereupon it will recommence.
This tone signifies that the toilet alarm has been activated, and it can occur simultaneously with the Master Handset ringing due to
an incoming call from a Type A or Type B handset.
Making a Call
Lift the handset on the master handset, then press the * key to scroll the display to the directory page. If user access is disabled,
the log in page is shown instead. Log in as Manager or Engineer to continue onto the directory page. Once in the directory use the
up and down keys navigation to select the outstation name you require, and then press TICK to call. The outstation will connect
Calls cannot be initiated to any extension that is defined as a pull cord (disabled toilet alarm).
Ending or Holding a Call
Both call types can be ended by pressing the TICK key on the outstation line you no longer wish to call (if the bell symbol is shown).
Pressing TICK while an outstation is speaking or is off hook will place the line on HOLD (the symbol of an off hook phone is
shown), you can talk to this line again by scrolling to it and pressing TICK again.
Calls cannot be received nor initiated if user access is disabled until logged in as either Manager or Engineer. User access is to be
disabled if the panel is located in a public area.
Once logged in, the panel can be used freely. However, there is an automatic log out after 4 minutes of inactivity. Inactivity is all
handsets on hook, and the panel is not used.
If accept is pressed on status page, the Manager/Engineer menu is shown without the need for a further log in action.
If user access is enabled, then calls can be received and initiated without being logged in as Manager or Engineer.