Chapter 5. Key Telephone Features
Offhook Voice Announce
You can interrupt a busy extension when making an Intercom Call, and then use the Off-Hook Voice
Announce (OHVA) feature to make an announcement that only the called party can hear. You can also
transfer a held call to a busy extension after making the announcement using this feature. The called
party may optionally reply to (answer) an OHVA call.
Beginning with CPC version 2.0, the busy party can reply to an offhook announcement with a text
message that displays on the announcing phone. Any one of the following messages can be selected.
Messages 6 to 9 and 0 have no default message text. All the messages can be changed through system
programming. (See "Set Text Message Replies" on page 114 for more information on setting Text
Table 19. Text Message Replies
To make an OHVA :
1. Lift the handset or press the ON/OFF key.
2. Dial the extension number.
3. Enter the OHVA feature access code (default = 8).
4. Make your announcement
To answer an OHVA:
1. Press the OHVA Split key.
Note: You must program an FF key as a split key (default =
*71) to use this feature.
2. To return to the previous call, press the Split key again.
Take A Message
Will Call Back
DBS 576 (USA), issued January 1999
• OHVA EXT XXX displays if busy
extension called (where XXX = calling
• EXT LED flashes
Split key flashes red
The OHVA originating party receives
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