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Empowered by Innovation
Conference Bridge Manual
P/N 0893215
Rev 1, September 2006
Printed in U.S.A.
5.99
Technical Support Web Site:
http://ws1.necii.com (registration is required)

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  • Page 1 Empowered by Innovation Conference Bridge Manual P/N 0893215 Rev 1, September 2006 Printed in U.S.A. 5.99 Technical Support Web Site: http://ws1.necii.com (registration is required)
  • Page 2 No representation is made that this manual is complete or accurate in all respects and NEC Unified Solutions, Inc. shall not be liable for any errors or omissions. In no event shall NEC Unified Solutions, Inc. be liable for any incidental or consequential damages in connection with the use of this manual. This document contains proprietary information that is protected by copyright.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB ......1 PCB Description............1 DESCRIPTION .
  • Page 4 Table of Contents ADMINISTRATION ............. . . 26 Edit Bridge Configuration .
  • Page 5: Chapter 1 : Aspire Conference Bridge Pcb

    Chapter 1 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB PCB Description Chapter 1 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB PCB Description Chapter 1 DESCRIPTION The 16CNFU PCB (P/N 0891069) is a conference bridge system designed for the Aspire M/L/XL system. The PCB is installed in the telephone system and allows up to 16 parties to take part in a conference call. The participants dial a pre-assigned phone number at the determined time, optionally enter a password, and are prompted to speak their name which will be announced to the other conference participants.
  • Page 6: Indicators, Buttons And Connectors

    Chapter 1 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB PCB Description INDICATORS, BUTTONS AND CONNECTORS Refer to Figure 1: 16CNFU PCB for LED and switch locations. CompactFlash Card Slot PCB Status LEDs (on back of PCB) Busy LED Reset Button (SW3) Channel 1-8 LEDs (on back of PCB) Factory Reset Button (SW1)
  • Page 7: Led Indicators

    Chapter 1 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB PCB Description LED Indicators Table 1: 16CNFU PCB LED Indications Description Channel Status (Back of PCB) Not Currently Used Not Currently Used Channel Status (Back of PCB) Not Currently Used Not Currently Used Channel Status (Back of PCB) Not Currently Used Not Currently Used...
  • Page 8: Connectors

    Chapter 1 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB PCB Description Connectors The following connectors are used: ● J1 Ethernet Connector This connector is a single 10/100 MPS Ethernet Connector. This port has Auto-Medium Dependent Interface Crossover (MDIX) to allow using either a straight-through Ethernet cable for connection to a PC or a crossover Ethernet cable.
  • Page 9: Chapter 2 : Aspire Conference Bridge Pcb Setup

    Chapter 2 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Setup INSTALLING THE 16CNFU PCB Chapter 2 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Setup INSTALLING THE 16CNFU PCB Chapter 2 System Requirements The 16CNFU PCB is a hot-swappable PCB that can be installed in any slot in the Aspire M/L/XL cabinet. It is displayed by the PCPro and WebPro applications as a 16ESIU PCB.
  • Page 10: Aspire System Programming

    Chapter 2 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Setup INSTALLING THE 16CNFU PCB Aspire System Programming The telephone system programming of the 16CNFU PCB can be deÞned using a multibutton keyset, PCPro or WebPro. To program the system, the 16CNFU PCB should be installed in the desired slot in the system cabinet. The 16CNFU PCB consumes the next available 16 ports using ports 001~256.
  • Page 11: Chapter 3 : Aspire Conference Bridge Pcb Configuration

    Chapter 3 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB ConÞguration 16CNFU PCB CONFIGURATION Chapter 3 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB ConÞguration 16CNFU PCB CONFIGURATION Chapter 3 ConÞguring the 16CNFU PCB When installed for the Þrst time, the 16CNFU PCB (P/N 0891069) comes up with the factory default parameters shown in Table 2: Network Settings for TCP/IP Addressing.
  • Page 12: Configuring The Pc

    Chapter 3 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB ConÞguration 16CNFU PCB CONFIGURATION ConÞguring the PC After the Conference Bridge is installed in the Aspire M/L/XL cabinet, the PC that is communicating with the 16CNFU PCB must be conÞgured to recognize the PCB. The PC and 16CNFU PCB must be connected using a straight ethernet cable, crossover cable, and/or a small hub.
  • Page 13 Chapter 3 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB ConÞguration 16CNFU PCB CONFIGURATION On the Control Panel menu, double-click on Network Connections . 3. From the Network Connections screen, double-click on Local Area Connection . ◆ 9 Aspire Conference Bridge Manual...
  • Page 14 Chapter 3 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB ConÞguration 16CNFU PCB CONFIGURATION When the Local Area Connection Status screen is displayed, click the Properties button. 5. From the Local Area Connection Properties screen, select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and then Properties. 10 ◆ Aspire Conference Bridge Manual...
  • Page 15 Chapter 3 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB ConÞguration 16CNFU PCB CONFIGURATION Click on Use the following IP address . For this example, enter 192.168.1.99 for the IP address and for the Subnet mask. Click OK to accept the changes. 255.255.255.0 7.
  • Page 16 Chapter 3 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB ConÞguration 16CNFU PCB CONFIGURATION - For Your Notes - 12 ◆ Aspire Conference Bridge Manual...
  • Page 17: Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge Pcb Web Manager

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager Chapter 4 LOGGING INTO ASPIRE CONFERENCE BRIDGE PCB The 16CNFU PCB Conference Bridge is conÞgured using an Internet Browser. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher is recommended.
  • Page 18: Authentication Levels

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager Authentication Levels The 16CNFU PCB provides 3 different authentication levels: user, admin, and installer. When a new user is cre- ated, an authentication level for that user must be selected also. The user level determines the web pages that are available to the user and some of the conÞguration options that may be selected.
  • Page 19: Main Page

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager MAIN PAGE After a technician logs into the 16CNFU PCB web interface, the main page is displayed. The main page is split into three regions: the navigation side bar, the status window near the bottom of the screen and the operations window in the center of the screen.
  • Page 20: Navigation Side Bar

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager Navigation Side Bar The side bar allows the user to navigate to the different areas of the web interface. When logged in as a member of the user group, only the Setup New Conference and Scheduled Conferences links are available. When logged in as a member of the admin group, the Administration and ConÞguration links are also available - though the information in the ConÞguration link is displayed, only the EMail ConÞguration can be edited.
  • Page 21: Setup New Conference

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager SETUP NEW CONFERENCE From the Setup New Conference window in the operations window, the user may make the initial selections for the conference. ● Organizer The user name of the organizer. When a user is logged in as a member of a group, the group name is supplied in this Þeld.
  • Page 22 Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager ● No. of Participants The number of participants to invite to the conference besides the organizer. The maximum number of conÞgurable participants is Þfteen (15) plus the one (1) organizer for a total of sixteen (16) participants. ●...
  • Page 23 Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager From the new window, you can enter the Participant name information and Email information. The name and Email information is not required to create the conference. When complete, click Submit . ◆...
  • Page 24 Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager When the conference creation is successful, a new conference report is generated with the conference informa- tion and passwords for the organizer and all the participants. If the browser has pop-ups disabled, you may not see the New Conference Report page displayed.
  • Page 25 Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager When an error occurs during the conference creation process, the cause of the error is displayed and the user has the opportunity to modify the conference to resolve any scheduling conßicts. When the Email ConÞguration options are not set properly, a message is displayed in the new conference report indicating that the notiÞcation Emails were not sent out.
  • Page 26: Conference Manager

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager CONFERENCE MANAGER To access the Conference Manager, click on the Scheduled Conferences link on the side bar. When the user is a member of the “user” group, only the conferences scheduled with that user name are displayed. When the user is a member of the “admin”...
  • Page 27: Conference Details

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager Conference Details By clicking on the Details button, the user may view all the conference information. This information is the same information displayed in the New Conference Report . The Conference Details also provides an additional option to resend Email notiÞcations.
  • Page 28: Edit Conference

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager Edit Conference The Edit Conference window brings up a form with all the current conference information Þlled in. The user may modify any parameter of the conference, such as add or delete participants, etc. Deleting a participant will only delete that participant’s information, and will not delete any other participant’s information.
  • Page 29: Delete Conference

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager Delete Conference When the Delete button is clicked from the Conference Manager , the user is prompted with a new browser window conÞrming that the delete operation should occur. When the user clicks No , the delete operation is can- celed.
  • Page 30: Administration

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager ADMINISTRATION To access the Conference Bridge status and conÞguration pages, click on the Administration link on the side bar. This link is available only to members of the admin and installer groups. The Þrst page displayed is the Con- ference Bridge Status information.
  • Page 31 Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager ● System Time The current date and time of the 16CNFU PCB. ● Bridge Mode The mode of operation for the 16CNFU PCB (Simple and Advanced Mode). Only the Advanced mode is available with the Aspire.
  • Page 32: Edit Bridge Configuration

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager Edit Bridge ConÞguration Clicking on the Edit Bridge ConÞguration link takes the user to the Conference Bridge ConÞguration page. 28 ◆ Aspire Conference Bridge Manual...
  • Page 33 Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager ● Max Participants Per Conf. ConÞgures the maximum participants including the organizer in a conference. (Default = 16) ● Max Conf. Duration ConÞgures the maximum duration of a conference. (Default = 240 minutes) ●...
  • Page 34: User Accounts

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager User Accounts Clicking on the User Accounts link brings up the User Accounts Management page. Using this page, User Accounts may be added, edited, or deleted. 30 ◆ Aspire Conference Bridge Manual...
  • Page 35: Add Account

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager Add Account The Add Account page allows an administrator or installer to create new accounts for the 16CNFU PCB. ● Username Enter a user name for a new account. The name must contain only alphanumeric characters and/or a -. ●...
  • Page 36: Edit Account

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager Edit Account The Edit Account page allows the user to modify any user password. 32 ◆ Aspire Conference Bridge Manual...
  • Page 37: Delete Account

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager Delete Account The Delete Account page allows the user to delete previously added user account(s). The installer account cannot be deleted. ◆ 33 Aspire Conference Bridge Manual...
  • Page 38: Gain Configuration

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager Gain ConÞguration These Þelds are useful for attenuation applied to obtain adequate voice levels for the end users. It is recom- mended not to alter this value unless solving an issue related to voice levels. (Default = 0) ●...
  • Page 39: Configuration

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager CONFIGURATION To access the system conÞguration page, click on the ConÞguration link. This page is only accessible to mem- bers of the admin and installer groups. However, the admin group will only be able to access the “Email ConÞg- uration”...
  • Page 40 Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager ● System Time The current system time of the 16CNFU PCB. ● Kernel Version The version of the OS of the 16CNFU PCB. ● RFS Version The version of the Þrmware of the 16CNFU PCB. ●...
  • Page 41: Ethernet Configuration

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager Ethernet ConÞguration The Ethernet Interface setting allows for manual conÞguration of the Ethernet port speed and mode. The ether- net interface can support 10MB or 100MB speed, and Full-Duplex or Half-Duplex mode setting (at default, this will be set to Auto Negotiate ).
  • Page 42: Tcp/Ip Configuration

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager TCP/IP ConÞguration The TCP/IP ConÞguration page allows the installer to modify the TCP/IP settings. When the Use DHCP for TCP/IP ConÞguration is set, the PCB uses DHCP to obtain the TCP/IP information. When the ConÞgure TCP/IP Manually button is checked, the PCB uses the information supplied by the users in the IP Settings text boxes.
  • Page 43: Email Configuration

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager Email ConÞguration The Email ConÞguration page allows the installer to conÞgure the Email server settings that are used for Emailing conference notiÞcations. The 16CNFU Email conÞguration supports SMTP mail server ONLY. Consult with your System Administrator for SMTP Server information.
  • Page 44 Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager ● Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) DeÞne the network address of the SMTP server to be used. ● Outgoing Mail Server Port DeÞne the SMTP server port. This normally is set to 25. ●...
  • Page 45: Webserver Configuration

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager Webserver ConÞguration The Webserver ConÞguration page allows the user to set the timeout value for the 16CNFU PCB web inter- face. The possible values are None (or no timeout), 5 minutes, 10 minutes, and 15 minutes. The Webserver Con- Þguration defaults at 5 minutes.
  • Page 46: Set Date And Time

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager Set Date and Time The Set Date and Time page allows the user to conÞgure the date and time of the 16CNFU PCB. The default setting is to receive the time from the Aspire system. However, the installer may also use an NTP server to set date and time or set the date and time manually.
  • Page 47: Update Firmware

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager Update Firmware The Update Firmware page allows the installer to update the 16CNFU PCB with new Þrmware via the web browser. A successful Þrmware upgrade reverts all system conÞguration to default settings. Make note of the card conÞguration prior to performing a Þrmware upgrade.
  • Page 48: Set Debug Levels

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager Set Debug Levels The Set Debug Levels page allows the installer to determine how much information should be sent to the debug log. This page is used for analyzing communication errors and is intended for use by technical support personnel. 44 ◆...
  • Page 49: Debug Log

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager Debug Log The Debug Log page allows the installer to either view the current debug log from the web interface or down- load it as a text Þle. This page is used for analyzing communication errors and is intended for use by technical support personnel.
  • Page 50: Locale

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager Locale The Locale page allows the installer to select the location where the application is used - North America or Australia. 46 ◆ Aspire Conference Bridge Manual...
  • Page 51: Card Reset

    Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager Card Reset The Card Reset page allows the installer to reset the PCB from the web interface. The card is unavailable for several minutes and you must then log back into the 16CNFU PCB in order to make any additional changes.
  • Page 52 Chapter 4 : Aspire Conference Bridge PCB Web Manager Using the Web Manager - For Your Notes - 48 ◆ Aspire Conference Bridge Manual...
  • Page 53: Glossary

    Appendix A Glossary Appendix A Glossary Glossary The following terms are used within this document. Term DeÞnition Dynamic Host Control Protocol A protocol for automatic TCP/IP configuration that provides static and (DHCP) dynamic address allocation and management. Internet The global digital network. Intranet A private digital network.
  • Page 54 Appendix A Glossary - For Your Notes - 50 ◆ Aspire Conference Bridge Manual...
  • Page 55: Conference Access Codes

    Appendix B Conference Access Codes Appendix B Conference Access Codes Conference Access Codes Feature Access Code Mode Description Delete The organizer can declare the conference ended by End Conference Declare conference via Advanced accessing the Conference Web Manager and deleting Web Manager the conference.
  • Page 56 Appendix B Conference Access Codes - For Your Notes - 52 ◆ Aspire Conference Bridge Manual...
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