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Aplication structure

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Introduction

MessengerCTI.Mobile Slican Software is mobile application dedicated for Android operating system. It integrates smartphone, computer and subscriber's desk phone. MessengerCTI.Mobile allows users making and receiving calls as PBX subscriber, transferring calls to another subscriber, using contact book, history of calls, conducting chat and text conferences, viewing phone and MessengerCTI status of other subscribers and transferring files. Video image preview function is available for PBX that support DPH.IP doorphones equipped with camera. Application supports calls related to Call Center queues - PBX subscribers/ agents are mobile and independent of their permanent workplace. Functionally, MessengerCTI.Mobile is fully synchronized with MessengerCTI.Desktop, so regardless of version used (mobile, desktop) it always ensures work with up-to-date data.

Application advantages

  • handling voice calls in VoIP mode both via GSM operator's Internet network (LTE, HSPA) and WiFi network
  • handling voice calls in GSM mode
  • chat and text conference
  • voice conference
  • access to contact book with preview of other subscriber's availability status (chat, phone status, description, application)
  • creating favorites group
  • history of recent calls / chats - sorted chronologically
  • full synchronization with MessengerCTI.Desktop application
  • possibility to copy text from / to chat
  • flexible configuration of sound and vibration notifications with possibility of using schedules
  • access to configuration of selected PBX services (FWD, DND)
  • quick reference numbers for fast call transfer
  • ability to set desk phone busy if user's smartphone is busy (enabled by default)
  • rejection calls on user's GSM smatphone if desk phone is busy
  • ability to use DualSIM smartphones or two phones at same time (business and private)
  • convenient door opening in case of calls from DPH.IP doorphone (from application connection window, contact context menu or desktop widget)
  • automatic notification delay mechanism MessengerCTI.Mobile if subscriber is active on desk phone or on MessengerCTI.Desktop application
  • ability to copy contacts from PBX contact book to local smartphone book
  • sharing your own location
  • ability to transfer files (drag & drop)
  • handy clipboard for sharing data between mobile and desktop application
  • available in Google Play store (free)


Warning!

For proper operation of application and calls, following are required:

  • permanent access to WiFi or Internet from smartphone with MessengerCTI.Mobile application
  • permanent access to LAN and Internet for PBX
  • if MessengerCTI.Mobile works via Internet - domain address or permanent public IP address of PBX, or if PBX is located in local network behind NAT - on edge router it is necessary to redirect some ports to its IP address. Description of port forwarding configuration is presented below in Ports and Protocols chapter
  • MessengerCTI.userPlus license per user at PBX
  • optional, depending on adopted configuration - license for VoIP subscribers in NCP or subscribers and VoIP channels in IPx, MAC, CCT exchanges


Basic Features

Using smartphone, application user gains mobility and still has option of using PBX as internal subscriber.

VoIP and GSM client

  • MessengerCTI.Mobile - parallel telephone, associated with equipment of desk phone (FXS, CTS, SIP). Application can work as VoIP or GSM client. User decides on which device to answer call and make call - by desk phone or smartphone. Novelty is possibility of using application as standalone telephone in NCP (from firmware version 1.11). CTIuserPlus license is required for its correct operation.
  • Configuration in VoIP mode - basic configuration for using application. Both calls made and other information, e.g. about the caller's number, contacts in book, subscriber status, chats - are sent over IP network (WiFi, LTE/ HSPA Internet)
  • Configuration in GSM mode - it is most often used if access to IP network or Internet in given location is weak (insufficient for VoIP calls) or unstable. All information and signaling - are still sent via IP network (WiFi, LTE / HSPA), but calls themselves are carried out by GSM operator. With poor IP transmission quality, you should take into account that information may not always be displayed.

Switching between VoIP and GSM mode can be done by user from application configuration (if PBX is properly configured).

Phone Book

Big advantage of software is simple and convenient access to contact from phone books and displaying them on computer screen. MessengerCTI.Mobile can use only phone books from PBX. Contacts can be sorted according to user needs. Adding new subscribers and modification of existing entries can be done from CTS system phone or more conveniently, by using computer with MessengerCTI.Desktop or WebCTI. Modification of entry is visible instantly after adding it. Access to phone book allows to simply search numbers of contacts user want to call. On other hand, during incoming calls computer displaying will be showing clear information about calling person.

Call History

User has access to complete history of their calls, picked up and missed one. History is saved on Slican PBX. By using Messenger.CTI history can be displayed alongside information about order, time of calls and number of missed calls from particular number.

CallCenter (NCP PBX)

In conjunction with NCP for Call Center agents, queue handling functionality has been introduced. It allows agents to log in to them, view status, call back lost and abandoned calls, and turn on status of temporary work breaks.

Text messages

By MessengerCTI text information can be sent, from internal messenger (chat) through computer network to another person with MessengerCTI.Desktop or MessengerCTI.Mobile. Chat can be used by all subscribers of given PBX and other PBX linked with eSSL ver.2 system. This functionality is especially attractive for those companies which, having Slican PBXes, do not allow use of public communicators for security reasons. To ensure parallel access from various devices (computer, smartphone), chat history is saved directly in PBX and synchronized with MessengerCTI applications on ongoing basis. An extension of this functionality is possibility of conducting chat with many users simultaneously, i.e. so-called text conference.

Text and voice conferences

Functionality that allows to PBX messages / talk simultaneously with many users

Uploading files

It is possible to send files, e.g. photos, documents, between users of MessengerCTI application (desktop, mobile)

Location sharing

Due to mobility - user can turn on selected people observation of his location. Authorized person gains ability to observe its location.

Using cameras and DPH.IP doorphones

Introduction to sale of DPH.IP doorphones that include cameras allowed to solution that allows display of video from these cameras. Functionality was added with MessengerCTI.Mobile. While connecting to doorphone from software video from camera will appear in new window on computer display. After starting call and next finishing call, even after without talking to person standing beside doorphone, just after visual check user can open door, gate, barrier using dedicated button. Reverse is also true, calling to doorphone or another telephone associated with camera, computer display will show video from their cameras. This allow for temporary observation of neighborhood of installed camera, for example person we are calling. There is also option of watching video from any camera without making call, just using application icon. Thanks to MessengerCTI.Mobile user can preview video from camera of other manufacturers, but those devices have to support video formats, codec compatible with VLC application libraries.

Works with desktop version

Application can be used alongside and synchronized to MessengerCTI.Desktop, that is version for computer with Windows.

Minimum requirements

MessengerCTI.Mobile application is freely available - it can be downloaded from Google Play store..

For installing application minimum requirements must be met:

  • Android operating system
    • minimum version: KitKat 4.4.4
    • minimum recommended version: Nougat 7.0
    • PBX and application must have access to internet

Phone with lower version of operating system then 4.4.4 won't be able to install application.

Attention!

While using for VoIP calls we recommended Android version 7.0 or higher due:

  • better call stability
  • option of automatic regaining voice connection after reloging to network or changing IP
  • option of regulating microphone gain for VoIP calls

Warning!

MessengerCTI.Mobile application works with IPx, MAC and CCT PBX with firmware version 6.53 or higher and NCP PBX 1.11
VoIP with application is supported for IPx, MAC and CCT with firmware 6.54 and NCP firmware 1.12


Application installation

MessengerCTI.Mobile usage is licensed do purchasing of proper license is required. Purchased serial code is used during PBX configuration, serial code defines number of users that are able to use application. Application licensing doesn't interfere with installation. After installing application, it must be configured for connecting to PBX: Settings --> Account (described below).


During installation, you are prompted to provide some permissions. You can approve all of them or select only those related to functionalities that will be used:

  • Camera - for scanning QR code and taking and transferring photos
  • Location - to share your location
  • Microphone - for making VoIP calls
  • Internal memory - for saving photos, transferring files and using clipboard
  • Phone - for using application in GSM mode
  • Contacts - for copying contacts to local phone database (used only in some versions of application)


Warning!

If extensions number chosen for application doesn't have access rights to MessengerCTI.Mobile or PBX CTI account isn't configured properly for mobile application - connecting to PBX and synchronising data won't be possible.


Starting application

MessengerCTI.Mobile application runs just like any other application working on Android operating system. During startup application is logging to PBX (according to setting from Settings --> Account tab). After successful login synchronising between application and PBX starts (call history and chat history).

Configuring application

For proper communication between application and PBX, CTI account information and other functions must be configured properly. Configuration menu is placed in bottom left corner of application window. From drop down menu Settings menu can be chosen.

Fields required for configuration can be found here: account, notifications, handy numbers.

Settings

Account

Configured with information configured by PBX administrator:

  • Your telephone number: internal subscriber number (extensions) with access to CTI communication
  • Password: CTI user password
  • Host: port: domain or public IP address of PBX for users outside network or private IP address for users of local network, signaling protocol port: port for communication with PBX - by default TCP 5529
  • Transmission encoded: XML Protocol Encryption
  • Self-signed certificate
  • Read data from QRCode: instead of manual configuration - ability to scan QR code sent from NCP to user's e-mail box when configuring CTI settings or from WebCTI website


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Using QRcode from WebCTI -> My subscriber account or link to code sent to user's e-mail address (only in NCP PBX with configured e-mail client)


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Calls

Options for activating headset button and microphone gain level

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Call Center

Possibility to activate up to 4 login/ logout buttons and agent breaks related to Call Center queues

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Other

Pozostałe ustawienia aplikacji widoczne są na załączonej grafice.

Debug option - turned on at request of software vendor (Slican) - is related to solving problems with correct operation of application

Enabling option causes that in tab About additional field appears Send logs via email. We choose e-mail client from which we will send application logs for analysis on Slican side.

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Services

Calls services configuration:

  • Default connection type - settings for making calls via GSM, VoIP or VoIP over WiFi
  • Global services for PBX:
    • DND - do not disturb
    • busy settings:
      • desk phone if user is talking on GSM phone
    • FWD - call forwarding settings: all, busy or no answer

My desription

Setting your own comment, which will be visible to other users of MessengerCTI application (desktop and mobile) and on screen of CTS-330 system phone

Notifications

Configuring incoming call notifications:

  • ringtone: selecting one from list available in application with option to mute it after specified time
  • vibration when ringing
  • notification on bar about missed call
  • notification schedule for call ringtone - set weekly active use plan (turn on ringing at certain times)


Configuring chat message notifications:

  • message tone: selecting one from the list available in the application
  • vibration on message
  • notification on bar of new chat message
  • message notification schedule - set weekly active use plan (enable notification at certain times)


Notification delay:

This functionality allows MessengerCTI.mobile ringing signal to be delayed by 15 seconds compared to ringing of associated telephone (usually desk phone).

After starting MessengerCTI.mobile - desk phone and application will ring simultaneously during incoming call. If we are first to answer desk phone, application will "remember" that we are nearby and will delay its ringing during next call.

It ceases to apply when:

  • we will not answer call
  • we will pick up call with MessengerCTI.Mobie

Quick transfer

List of 3 most important user reference numbers (extensions or outside from PBX) displayed during call for easy call transfer.

Other

Configuring phone busy status depending on incoming call direction(GSM or CTI call):

  • during GSM talk, internal number will be busy
  • reject GSM when internal number is busy

Solving issues with proper software operation:

  • debug - administrator option which is turned on on software vendor suggestion, for analysing issue logs.

After turning on debug option additional Send logs field will appear in main menu. After choosing e-mail client, application logs will be sent to software manufacturer.

Services

Configuring application services related to connections/calls:

  • DND: Do not Disturb
  • forwarding calls:all will be forwarded to chosen number when busy or doesn't answer(must be noted that at first number is given, then forwarding happens)
  • silence application: silent mode

My description

Setting text status that will be visible to other MessengerCTI.Users or on screen of CTS-330 system phone.

About

Information about:

  • Own number: PBX extension number to which application is logged in
  • Own comment: subscriber comment
  • Current software version
  • Type and number of connected PBX
  • PBX firmware version
  • Link to send application logs

Updating application

Application is updated automatically and user can its course in accordance with settings of automatic updates of given phone application for Google account holders. If new version appears in Google Play Store, newer version will be automatically downloaded or notified.

Application structure

Main window

Main application windows give access to following tabs:

  • Last - window related to history of calls and sent messages along with subscriber status in PBX
  • Contacts - access to PBX phone book with sorting options: favourites, internal, external.
  • CC - handling calls from Call Center queues, possibility to log in/ out and call back


Additionally:

  • Application login status icon with default connection type
  • Configuration menu - application and service settings
  • Silence ringtone - silence ringtone and app notifications immediately
  • Clipboard - for sharing files, photos, data between mobile and desktop application
  • Search - searching contacts by name and number
  • Creating conference
  • Keyboard - selection digits of target number
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Icons meaning

MessengerCTI.Mobile gives users intuitive preview of telephone status with seperate icon for every contact or call history event. These icons allow to chose action, check call status or inform about error/issues.

Icons and symbols

Application startup window - MessengerCTI.mobile 1.07 Last Contacts CC en.png - shows history of last calls.

This view includes following icons:

  • on left: application status of MessengerCTI.Mobile user
  • right: informing about phone call or message status

Table 1 presents description of meaning of individual icons informing about application status of other MessengerCTI.Desktop/ Mobile users:

  • for PBX internal subscribers - icons symbolizing application's login status, touching status icon allows you to start chat or check call history
  • for DPH.IP doorphones - current position of door, and by touching icon symbolizing door, you can enter history
  • for contacts from outside PBX - checking call history
Icon Icon meaning
MessengerCTID free.png user logged in
MessengerCTID be right back.png status: "Be right back"
MessengerCTID chat busy1.png status set by user "Do not disturb"
MessengerCTID chat no login.png user logged out, not available or status is set to "Hidden"
MessengerCTIMD chat free.png Desktop application status with configured Mobile version
MessengerCTIM chat DND.png calls and messages history
MessengerCTIM door open.png DPH.IP doorphone: door open
MessengerCTIM door closed.png DPH.IP doorphone: door closed
Table 1: Icon shows status of application, users and doorphones.

In case of phones being PBX extensions, icon will show phone status.

Ikona Icon meaning
MessengerCTIM call.png number is busy
MessengerCTIM ringing.png calling number or making outgoing call
MessengerCTIM failure1.png number is not available or faulty
MessengerCTIM DND.png DND service is on
Table 2: Icons displaying phone status

Table 3 shows meaning of icons displaying calls status:

Icon Icon meaning
MessengerCTIM incom call.png incoming call
MessengerCTIM out call.png outgoing call
MessengerCTIM no answer qty.png new missed call
MessengerCTIM no answer.png missed call
Table 3: Icons displaying calls.

Table 4 shows icons displaying message status:

Icon Icon meaning
MessengerCTIM incom chat.png Message received
MessengerCTIM out chat.png Message sent, read
MessengerCTIM no answer chat.png New message, received
MessengerCTIM no received chat.png Message sent, not read
MessengerCTIM send read chat conf.png Message sent, read - dialogue window view
MessengerCTIM send notread chat conf.png message sent, not read - dialogue window view
MessengerCTIM send unav chat conf.png Message sent to logged out user - dialogue window view
Table 4: Icons showing message status.
Table 5 shows description of application errors and notifications. Notifications are visible under status icon.
Notification Meaning
MessengerCTIM no internet.png No connection: check network connection
MessengerCTIM no auth.png Wrong login or password: check account settings
MessengerCTIM no licen.png App not allowed in PBX: contact PBX administrator

Table 5: Error icons meaning.

Supporting messages and calls

For call between two users necessary are:

  • proper account configuration of application and PBX
  • full connection between application and PBX (full data synchronisation of application with PBX) - application icon should have green color
  • installed Slican system phone, VoIP or analog phone for IPx, CCT, MAC, NCP PBX or configured MCTI subscriber (only NCP PBX)

Making calls

You can make calls in several ways:

  • from Contacts tab - select subscriber from appropriate group (if such in PBX contacts are created) or directly from All contacts group. Call is made by tapping contact and then selecting Dial icon MessengerCTIM outgoing.png from drop-down menu
  • from Last tab - you find from history we are interested in contacting subscriber (we had conversation with him, he called us or made call to him, we sent or received message from him). Call is made by tapping contact and then selecting Dial icon MessengerCTIM outgoing.png from drop-down menu
  • in Search field by entering telephone number or subscriber's name directly from keypad, and then by tapping green receiver on right side
  • from numeric keypad opened in lower right corner of Last tab

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VoIP mode - basic configuration for using 'application. Both calls made and other information, e.g. about caller's number, contacts, subscriber status, chats - are sent over IP network (WiFi, Internet - HSPA, LTE)

GSM mode - it is most often used if access to IP network or Internet in given location is weak (insufficient for VoIP calls) or unstable. All information and signaling - are still sent via IP network (WiFi, Internet - HSPA, LTE), but calls themselves are carried out by GSM operator. With poor IP transmission quality, you should take into account that information may not always be displayed.

Switching between VoIP and GSM mode can be done by user from application level (if PBX is properly configured).


Presented connection details on smartphone display differ depending on calls setting mode. VoIP call looks different than GSM call due to necessity to use native phone dialer.

Example of outgoing call made in VoIP mode:

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Example of outgoing call made in GSM mode:

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Incoming calls

Incoming call is signaled visually by pop-up call window and acoustically with bell configured in notification settings. Calls are answered (depending on whether display phone was turned off or not) by moving middle icon towards green handset or by pressing green one. If call is to be rejected, move icon towards red handset or by pressing red one.


We can redirect incoming call to another person. You can do it before answering call or during call (with or without notification):

  • immediately - by pressing button with Quick transfer contact, or
  • dialing number from list of contacts or recent calls


During call, user can mute microphone and/or turn on speakerphone mode.


Presented connection details on smartphone display differ depending on calls setting mode. VoIP call looks different than GSM call due to necessity to use native phone dialer.

Example of incoming call made in VoIP mode

Connection setup and conversation are carried out entirely via IP network (WiFi or Internet LTE / HSPA)

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Example of incoming call made in GSM (Call pickup mode)

This mode is based on following:

  • connection for user is incoming connection from Slican PBX (information about connection is sent to smartphone and MessengerCTI application via IP network - WiFi or LTE/HSPA Internet)
  • physically, MessengerCTI application initiates outgoing call from user's smartphone to PBX (by GSM provider) and joins connection there, e.g. internal or external

In call pickup mode, application user has more possibilities to manage connection than in parallel calling mode

During call, GSM dialer window with MessengerCTI application "badge" appears.

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Example of incoming call made in GSM (Parallel calling mode)

In parallel calling mode, information about caller (via IP network - WiFi, Internet LTE/HSPA) and connection setup (by GSM provider) are initiated in parallel by Slican PBX. During dialing and conversation, GSM dialer window with the MessengerCTI application "badge" appears.

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In call history, missed call is symbolized in application with icon MessengerCTIM no answer qty.png. Going to Last tab or callback call clears information about number of missed calls.

Calls to Call Center queue

Tab - MessengerCTI.mobile 1.07 Last Contacts CC 3.png - allows you to handle calls directed to Call Center queues


User who is agent of Call Center queue, in CC tab, can program up to 4 individual buttons, e.g. logging in / logging out from selected queue, switching on break.

With button help, user can perform appropriate activities:

  • if he is permanently logged in to given queue, button is permanently green at appropriate queue (it does not respond to touch)
  • if he logs in / out of queue - he uses appropriate button to log in and out and button changes color from black and white to green
  • if he go on break at work - he uses button whose color changes from black - white to yellow


If user belongs to several queues, he can independently, using tabs, switch preview of each of them (status of available agents, number of waiting in queue, list of call-back subscribers)

If user calls back to person displayed in List, he independently decides whether given calls was successful (there are situations when voicemail is reported, called back carries out another conversation, destination subscriber is out of network range, temporarily lacks time, etc.)


Call to Call Center queue is displayed as normal incoming call. If there are unreaded missed calls in tab, a red dot is displayed next to CC tab.


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Chat

Application allow to send and receive text messages between MessengerCTI.Desktop/ Mobile application user (internal chat).

To send message, click:

  • application status icon MessengerCTIMD chat free.png on left side or message/chat icon on right side of username
  • in username and from pop-up menu, select option Chat/History

Receiving new message is signaled by sound signal, information on bar/ in the notification window and appropriate icon next to username in call history.

If user uses both MessengerCTI.Mobile and Desktop versions, history of messages between aplications is synchronized.


Sample message exchange dialog:

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Text and voice conference

Conference preparation:

  • on taskbar, select icon MessengerCTI.mobile 1.07 Taskbar - conference en.png
  • give name
  • select and accept participants

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Start conference:

  • in case of text conference - go to tab Conversation (graphic on left)
  • in case of voice conference - press green receiver (graphic on right)

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Edit conference:

  • in Participants tab, click MessengerCTI.mobile 1.07 Conference - edition.png
  • changes to settings are possible both when the conference is inactive and during its duration
  • available actions are shown in the graphic below

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Additional features

Uploading files and photos

This functionality is used to exchange files, documents and photos between different users of MessengerCTI application (mobile and desktop)

User in Contacts or Last tab clicks on application status MessengerCTI.mobile 1.07 Send file1 en.png another user, knocks on sign + next to field Type your message, selects one of available options:

  • Attach file
  • Attach picture
  • Take a photo

then points to file or takes photo and confirms

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Clipboard

Clipboard - it is used to exchange messages, documents and files between Mobile and Desktop versions of user's MessengerCTI application.

To start it, tap icon MessengerCTI.mobile 1.07 Bar clipboard en.png and next:

  • in field Type your message type text, or
  • tap + next field Type your message and select one of available options:
    • Attach file
    • Attach picture
    • Take a photo

and then select file or take a photo and confirm

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Send location

There is possibility to observe location between MessengerCTI.Mobile users (only with consent of person being watched):

  • User A asks User B for location permission (he has several variants to choose from)
  • User B approves request
  • User A receives link to google maps with current location of User B


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or:

  • User B decides to send location to User A
  • User B in Contacts or Last tab clicks on status of User A application, knocks on + sign next to Type your message field and then selects Send location option
  • User A receives link to google maps with current location of User B


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Contacts

Contacts tab - MessengerCTI.mobile 1.07 Contacts en.png - allows to view and perform selected actions related to contact. Contacts can be grouped. Access to numbers from other groups can be obtained by expanding list:

  • Favourites
  • All groups
  • All contacts
  • Internal
  • External
  • Private
  • plus user-created groups

By default, group Favorites is visible


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Adding contact to your favorites:

In Contacts tab we hold name of selected subscriber. Confirm when prompted with option Add contact to favorites

Call history

Default tab - MessengerCTI.mobile 1.07 Call History1 en.png - displays history of calls and messages.

Each entry in tab signifies at least one call or message. If there were more calls (missed) or messages (unread) from same user, his entry is highlighted (bold) and number calls/messages is displayed in as red dot next to relevant icon.


Each field shows (from left):

  • application status icon, icon that user is not using application or door station status
  • name (if saved in phonebook)
  • caller number
  • icon indicating phone call or text message
  • date or time when call was made

If tab contains unread missed calls or unread messages, red dot is displayed next to Last . From tab it is possible to call back or send back messages. By tapping on username, we go to detailed history of calls and messages.

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Configuring Slican PBX

For proper communication between application and PBX are required:

  • correct manufacturer license
  • specific PBX configuration

IPx, CCT PBX configuration

With ConfigMan software:

  1. Inside Global settings->Global settings/Remain tab:
    1. ANo:configure access number that application will chose for making call to PBX and setting up incoming call
    2. Adr: public host name or PBX IP address for connecting to application (for VoIP calls with application)
  2. Inside Subscribers menu, Tables then Subscribers->Subscribers/CTI settings:
    1. AwdMbl: allow access to MessengerCTI.Mobile application
    2. AwdGSM: allows to connect phone calls through GSM network
    3. IncC: setting up method of how application connects incoming calls:
      1. Call pickup - picking up incoming call with application means making outgoing call with GSM phone to number from ANo field inside Global settings/Remain
      2. Parrallel calling - incoming calls to GSM phone from number set in ANo field inside Global settings/Remain
    4. MnNo: configure GSM phone access number, on which application is installed, optionally configure second number (for dual SIM phones)
    5. SecNo: second GSM phone number with installed application (optional, for dual SIM phones)


For application to work with each settings, these fields parameters must be set:

  • VoIP network: 1.2, 2.1
  • GSM network: 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.3.1 or 2.3.2, 2.4 (plus possibly 2.5)

Minimum PBX firmware version - 6.53, for VoIP - 6.54

NCP PBX configuration

From ConfigWEB application:

  1. Extensions/ Settings->Informations about CTI settings for subscribers and applications menu, configure:
    1. Public host name or PBX IP address for XML Slican protocol - domain name or IP address for exchanging/synchronisation information and data between application and PBX
    2. Public host name or PBX IP address for VoIP calls - domain name or IP address for configuring VoIP calls
    3. PBX number for GSM calls - which will call GSM phone with installed application to call PBX or PBX to application and set up call (in configuration with support for connections via GSM network)
  2. configure subscribers for SIP, FXS, CTS, MCTI with Extensions/Subscribers-> Subscriber/CTI Settings/MessengerCTI.Mobile
    1. Allow access to MessengerCTI.Mobile application
    2. if using GSM network allow phone calls handling using GSM
      1. set up GSM phone access number for device with installed application
      2. set up second GSM phone number with installed applicatio (optional, for dual SIM devices)
    3. set up incoming calls handling
      1. call pickup - picking up incoming call with application is achievied by GSM phone making outgoing call to number set in Extensions/ Settings/ Informations about CTI settings for subscribers and applications/ Phone number to call this PABX using GSM connection
      2. Parallel calling - incoming call to GSM phone from number set with Extensions/ Settings/ Informations about CTI settings for subscribers and applications/ Phone number to call this PABX using GSM connection


For application to work, these fields must be set:

  • VoIP: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1
  • GSM: 1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3 and 2.3.1 or 2.3.2


Minimum PBX firmware version - 1.11, for VoIP - 1.12

Ports and protocols

Default port numbers and protocol types used by PBX for purposes of providing selected services of MessengerCTI.Mobile application.

Basic:

  • signalization
    • 5529 TCP - application signaling (XML)
    • 5543 TCP - signaling in enabled encryption tag mode (XML)
  • VoIP calls
    • 5060 UDP - SIP signaling (for VoIP calls)
    • 8100 - 8300 UDP - acoustic - for IPx, CCT, MAC PBX
    • 10000 - 20000 UDP - acoustic - for NCP PBX

Additional:

  • file transfer - only NCP (clipboard, between users):
    • 443 TCP - file transfer without encryption tag enabled (transmission is still HTTPS encrypted)
    • 5543 TCP - file transfer of files with encryption tag enabled
  • image transmission from DPH.IP doorphone camera
    • link to camera in PBX location of:
      • NCP: Extensions/Devices/Cameras
      • IPx, MAC, CCT: Pheripherals/Cameras
    • During a call, PBX sends camera link to application MessengerCTI: rtsp://IP_address_camera:554/login_password_additional_information


Example for NCP for MessengerCTI working from outside NCP IP network (configuration in ConfigWEB):

  • XML signaling, VoIP, file transfer - Extensions/Settings/Informations about CTI settings for subscribers and applications tab
  • image transmission from camera (camera link, camera link to DPH.IP) - Extensions/Devices/Cameras tab


Sample configuration data:

  • PBX IP address: 192.168.0.10
  • router public IP address: 222.0.0.1
  • domain address: company_name.com
  • camera IP address: 192.168.0.20
  • ports used to redirect individual services on router: 55xx


XML signaling:

  • MessengerCTI --> router --> NCP
  • MessengerCTI --> 222.0.0.1:5555 --> 192.168.0.10:5529, or
  • MessengerCTI --> company_name.com:5555 --> 192.168.0.10:5529

XML signaling with encryption tag enabled:

  • MessengerCTI --> 222.0.0.1:5558 --> 192.168.0.10:5543, or
  • MessengerCTI --> company_name.com:5558 --> 192.168.0.10:5543

VoIP calls (signaling)

  • MessengerCTI --> 222.0.0.1:5556 --> 192.168.0.10:5060, or
  • MessengerCTI --> company_name.com:5556 --> 192.168.0.10:5060

VoIP calls (acoustic)

  • MessengerCTI --> 222.0.0.1:10000 - 222.0.0.1:20000 --> 192.168.0.10:10000 - 192.168.0.10:20000, or
  • MessengerCTI --> company_name.com:10000 - company_name.com:20000 --> 192.168.0.10:10000 - 192.168.0.10:20000

File transfer:

  • MessengerCTI --> 222.0.0.1:5557 --> 192.168.0.10:443, or
  • MessengerCTI --> company_name.com:5557 --> 192.168.0.10:443

File transfer with encryption tag enabled:

  • MessengerCTI --> 222.0.0.1:5559 --> 192.168.0.10:5543, or
  • MessengerCTI --> company_name.com:5559 --> 192.168.0.10:5543

Image transmission from DPH.IP camera

  • MessengerCTI --> ruter --> camera
  • MessengerCTI --> 222.0.0.1:5560 --> 192.168.0.20:554, or
  • MessengerCTI --> company_name.com:5560 --> 192.168.0.20:554

Operation in local network and outside local network without changing MessengerCTI configuration

If MessengerCTI.desktop or MessengerCTI.mobile application user is on move, his IP network source may change (np. LAN <--> Internet LTE, HSPA <--> LAN, work <--> travel <--> home) it may results need to change application configuration, i.e. change IP address of PBX from local to public or vice versa (situation does not take place if user uses LTE/HSPA internet only)


In order to simplify operation and configuration of MessengerCTI application, you can use functionality offered by many network routers. It allows device with MessengerCTI (notebook, smartphone) to connect to PBX, regardless of whether it is in local network (LAN, WiFi) or outside it (other sub-networks, Internet, GSM-LTE). In routers, this functionality is called NAT hairpinning, NAT loopback or NAT reflection. It enables access to service via public IP address, regardless of range of network user is currently in.


Sample network:

  • router's public address (router's WAN): decimal address - 203.0.113.1 or domain address - voip.xxxxxx.com
  • router's local address (router's LAN, gateway): 192.168.1.1
  • PBX address (NCP, IPx, MAC, CCT) in LAN network: 192.168.1.2
  • user's notebook address with MessengerCTI.Desktop or smartphone with MessengerCTI.Mobile in LAN: 192.168.1.100

If MessengerCTI from notebook/ smartphone from local network - IP address 192.168.1.100 - send packets to public address 203.0.113.1 (voip.xxxxxx.com), packets are routed to default gateway - 192.168.1.1 (router) by default. NAT hairpinning router detects that 203.0.113.1 (voip.xxxxxx.com) is address of its WAN interface and treats packets as if it were coming to that interface. Determines destination for those packets based on DNAT (port forwarding) rules. If packets have been sent to port 5529 (for VoIP: 5060, 8100-8300 for IPx, 10,000 - 20,000 for NCP) and there is DNAT rule for this port directed to 192.168.1.2, then PBX receives packets at this address.


If appropriate DNAT rules exist, address translation is performed - router rewrites source local IP address in packets to public address. Notebook/ smartphone (192.168.1.100) sends packets, and PBX (192.168.1.2) receives it as coming from 203.0.113.1. When PBX responds, process is same as for notebook/ smartphone. In this way, two-way communication between notebook/ smartphone in LAN via public IP address is possible.

Use cases examples

MessengerCTI.Mobile application is useful tool for companies that employ mobile workers which requires constant access to phone with internal number of phone system.
These employees can be a good example:

  • sales department - working in different locations, office <-> outside office
  • service support - constant fieldwork
  • remote worker - remote work
  • mobile worker - working on vast area(production halls, vast areas) -where Wifi or DECT network range won't be adequate

Installing beta version

"Beta" version contains new functionalities which will be added in next production version but not all of planned functions are implemented. This version also cointains fixes for error submited for earlier versions. It was initialy tested.
To install beta version:
- If on the phone MessengerCTI is installed, uinstall it.
- log to Google Play as application tester
In this case: Log in from computer or phone web browser to your Google account. If you hav more then account it is important to log into account which was used to configure your phone.
Click this link: beta version registration
When you will see this info:
Google beta.jpg
Click BLUE BUTTON to sign up for testing
Going back to phone configuration:
- Because Google Play updates can be delayed, it is recommend to turn of Play Store application before installing MessengerCTI.
- Clicking on shortcut will start Play Store again. Search for MessengerCTI application. It is recommended to search also for Slican due to many other application using "messenger" word in their naming.
- Install application.
- Configure according to manual.j

We're excited about new features that are only available to select person.

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Program structure

Main window

Main windows of MessengerCTI.Desktop application contains interface which show information and allows access to chat windows and main functions.

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Top panel

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  • hyperlink to software version
  • application name
  • default window position button
  • close - minimizing to tray button


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  • changing application status button
  • user name from Contacts
  • description - editable comment field set by user that allows him to add additional descriptive information, e.g. inform about upcoming or being on vacation, about dealing with selected project


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  • keyboard - button to open keyboard for dialing numbers with computer mouse

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  • magnifier/search - button / field for searching for number or subscriber's name


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  • access to tabs:
    • Recent - history of most recent calls and messages
    • Contacts - phonebook from PBX with sorting options
  • red dot - information:
    • about missed calls
    • about calls to be called back in CallCenter

Bottom panel

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  • preferences - access to program settings
  • add contact
  • add to clipboard - sending messages and files between user MessengerCTI.Desktop and MessengerCTI.Mobile
  • creating text conference
  • ACC - subscriber's account login
  • DND - configuration/ activation of "Do Not Disturb" service
  • FWD - configuration/ activation of "Forward" service
  • change size of window

Status of application and user

MessengerCTI.Dekstop software allows to show current status of user with coloured symbol and display it inside applications of other users. Applications status is informing about user availability, depending on user actions status can be changed by him or application can change it automatically. More information can be added through text status of user. User can choose different icons/symbol to set his status manually. Additionally there is graphic informing about ringing phone or current call.

List of icons and symbols

Chart presents list of icons available in Contacts and Recent tabs:

  • MessengerCTI tv green.png - for internal PBX users - different icon color represent current applications status. It can be set manually through main application window, by icon MessengerCTI free.png, also is set automatically for Be right back status.
  • MessengerCTI history.png - for public subscribers.
  • MessengerCTI close door.png - for DPH.IP doorphones connected to open/closed door sensor
Status of application and DPH.IP doorphones
Icon Icon meaning
MessengerCTI tv green.png PBX subscriber; MessengerCTI.Desktop application is running and and LOGGED INfrom subscriber computer. Clicking icon will allow to send text messeger, SMS or dial a call to another application user.
MessengerCTI chat tv yellow.png PBX subscriber; Be right back set by user or application, delay time is definied in general settings of application.
MessengerCTI tv red.png PBX subscriber; Do not disturb set by user
MessengerCTI tv grey.png PBX subscriber; Invisible set by user or application is logged off.
MessengerCTI tvtel green.png PBX subscriber; application is logged in (application status and icon colour can change with time), access with mobile application is on MessengerCTI.Mobile (blue smartphone icon)
MessengerCTI history.png public subscriber; clicking icon will allow to send SMS or dial call to chosen subscriber.
MessengerCTI close door.png doorphone; current door position - door closed, clicking icon will open door
MessengerCTI open door.png doorphone; door are open
MessengerCTI alarm open door.png doorphone; alarm timer for open doors was set off

Chart 1: Meaning of icon status of application, users and doorphones.


Chart is showing list if icon that appear on the left side of subscriber name in tab Contacts and Recent. Internal phone will have status icon being displayed

Phone status and camera information
Icon Icon meaning
MessengerCTI bell red.png Phone is ringing
MessengerCTI phone red.png During call
MessengerCTI phone DND.png DND service is enabled
MessengerCTI camera.png Camera is associeted with phone or doorphone, clicking on icon will allow to preview camera video
Tabela 2: Icons displaying status of phone and camera

Preferences

Clicking Preferences icon in main program window will display window with program settings. In every tab there is available button with info "About software" and reseting default window position.

Connection

In Connection field you must enter settings neccesary for application to connect:

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Application login setting

To login, application must have correct settings configured by PBX administrator:

  • subscriber number - extension from PBX
  • CTI access and password:
    • for IPx, MAC, CCT - ConfigMAN chart Subscribers/CTI settings - CTI - access level to CTI and Pss - Password
    • for NCP - ConfigWEB chart Extensions/Subscribers/CTI setting - Access to CTI and Password
  • Server address - PBX network settings

CTI access level determines what options are available to application:

  • CTI.user - MessengerCTI without VoIP and camera preview
  • CTI.userPlus - MessengerCTI with VoIP and camera preview


These connections settings must be filled:

  • Subscribers number" field - extension number for which MessengerCTI.Dekstop will login.
  • Password field - defined CTI password (may contain from 4 to 16 characters, excluding ";" or "~"). After first application login to PBX password change may be necessary. Password can be remembered in application by putting tag in appropriate field (on right side of the password); if tag is not inserted, application will ask for it every time you log in.
  • Server - IP address of PBX network interface. In case of application logging outside PBX network - IP address of edge router (port forwarding on router is necessary)

After correct configuration all of above fields, using "Connect" button will allow application to Connect with PBX and synchronize phone book and other information related to that extension. "Login successful" will apear in lower part of window.


If login credentials, configuration settings aren't correct or there are issue with network connection those error messages may appear:

  • Wrong login or password. Check if correct login or password was used
  • Connecting to PBX alternating with:
  • No connection to PBX Check IP address that was entered and check computer LAN connection


In order to facilitate configuration of application, functionality of generating configuration files sent to user's e-mail box has been introduced in NCP PBX. After receiving e-mail, simply use From file button to select right file and application will log in to NCP automatically.


In case of problems with application - its stability, functionality, logging, etc. - after detailed description of irregularities, you can submit report using Send Logs button.

General

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This window allows to configure settings defining how program works and startup options. Available settings:

  • Auto start on System startup - automatic start of application.
  • Start minimized - application will run hidden in system task bar.
  • Set "Be right back" state after x minutes - status icon will change automatically, informing about user being away from computer after defined time
  • Show call window automatically on incoming call - Enables/ disables popup window when there is an incoming call
  • Choose shortcut for application window - changes application from Windows task bar to desktop and vice versa
  • Choose shortcut for answer/finish call - answer call/ end call with selected keyboard shortcut
  • Use media Play/ Pause button on Headphones to answer/finish cal
  • Choose double click and Enter function (for contact or number):
    • show call window - choice windows is displayed with options - number, phone call, opening chat/SMS window, closing current window
    • call primary number - automatic number dialling
    • show chat window - opens text chat window
  • Return window position - return to previous window position
  • Set this window position as default - allows to set up default application's window potion on screen
  • Clear application data - deletes all application configuration data, attachments, history

Notifications

These setting allow to set up audio notifications informing about incoming calls, messages and audio setting of computer audio devices.


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VoIP

  • Enable VoIP on when available - allows application to work as VoIP client (VoIP phone). Advanced VoIP settings also allow to connect application with PBX on non-standard ports (e.g. from Internet to client's edge router, MAC PBX)
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CallCenter

This window allows to configure some options related to agent's handling of CallCenter queues, e.g. buttons for logging in to one, many, all queues, buttons for agent breaks

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Services management

This window allows to configure Forwardings and DND services

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Dialing and picking up calls

To make phone call between two users, particular hardware, software and proper configuration must be supplied:

  • Slican PBX
  • computer with installed and configured MessengerCTI.Desktop software
    • software logged to PBX with subscriber extension (Settings tab, Connection field)
  • analog, VoIP or Slican system phone
  • for video preview - DPH.IP doorphone with camera or phone associated with external camera (not applicable VoIP phones with integrated camera)

Making and answering phone call can be done using computer mouse and computer screen. Conversation (transmission of acoustics) between subscribers takes place using phone connected to PBX associated with MessengerCTI.Desktop or can be done with application itself - if it's running in VoIP mode.

After dialing required subscriber number from MessengerCTI and initiating connection - in case of:

  • CTS system telephone - PBX will activate acoustics on it in hands-free mode and establish call to destination subscriber
  • VoIP and analogue telephone - PBX will automatically call back telephone first (notify caller that it is ready for call) and, after picking up handset, it will establish call
  • MessengerCTI in VoIP mode (MCTI) - will automatically establish call

Dialing calls to particular number

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Making calls can be realised in few different way. Depending on how configured are general setting on application - option "Set double click function".

  • from Contacts tab
    • choose subscriber from proper group (from drop-down list - if it exist) or from group "All contacts" by double clicking on number or contact
    • right-click on subscriber from proper group (from drop-down list - if it exist) and then select one of his numbers (associated with contact details)
    • clicking on one of icons next to selected contact: MessengerCTI tv green.png MessengerCTI history.png MessengerCTI outgoing calls.PNG MessengerCTI incoming calls.PNG MessengerCTI missed calls.PNG MessengerCTI messege.PNG MessengerCTI messege1.PNG and then, after opening Messages window --> Call button
  • using numeric keypad of application
  • Search field - by enter telephone number directly using computer keyboard, then click on green icon handset associated with field
  • Recent tab - call history:
    • we find subscriber call with whom we had contact (he called us or we called him) and then we make call by double clicking on his number or contact
    • right-click on call from/ to subscriber with whom we had contact and then select one of his numbers (related to contact details)
    • clicking on one of icon by past call MessengerCTI tv green.png MessengerCTI history.png MessengerCTI outgoing calls.PNG MessengerCTI incoming calls.PNG MessengerCTI missed calls.PNG MessengerCTI messege.PNG MessengerCTI messege1.PNG and then, after opening Messages window --> Call button


In version 1.03, possibility of selecting digits in DTMF was introduced. This may be applicable in case of a call to Hotline, where you can navigate through menu on active acoustics.


Exemplary scheme of making call from MessengerCTI directly to another subscriber:

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Exemplary scheme of making call from Messenger to hotline:

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Incoming calls

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Calls are displayed on computer screen with pop-up window, ringing application and ringing phone. Depending on applied configuration call can be answered, rejected and/ or transferred using application or phone. It is also possible to send text or SMS message back.

Connecting to camera video preview

Connecting to/from DPH.IP with integrated camera or associated phone or external IP camera(doesn't apply to VoIP phone with integrated cameras)will display automatically new window on computer screen. Connecting to doorphone allows to identify visible person and open door/gate with MessengerCTI close door.png without picking up call.

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Transfering calls - version 1.07

Call can be transfered by choosing contact or number from: Recent or Contacts.

  • "blind transfer" - without checking target extensions state
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  • no announcing - check target extension state without announcing
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  • with annoucing - check target extension state with announcing
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Sending messages

Application allow sending and receiving text messages between application users (internal chat) or by SMS. Message can be sent using MessengerCTI tv green.png MessengerCTI history.png or by typing GSM number in search field of main application window. If in PBX phone book there is GSM number associated with extension number, user sending message can choose between chat message or SMS.


Functionalities that can be implemented through chat window:

  • running text chats between users of MessengerCTI application (desktop and mobile) of same PBX and linked PBX
  • sending and receiving SMS
  • file transfer (using paperclip button or drag and drop method)
  • viewing history calls with given user
  • listen to call recordings from calls made (if you have appropriate permissions)

Receving new message is signalised on Windows system task bar with two icons alternating MessengerCTI free.png, MessengerCTI mail.png and popping up MessengerCTI new message.png.

Messages history is available through hyper link Load previous. It is stored on computer local hard drive.

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Searching data

MessengerCTI is using advanced way or text search. Searching can be accessed through Recents and Contacts tab in Search:


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During entering characters/signs in search field, software automatically searches in database. Entries found in subscribers group displayed on left field side will be displayed under it. Entries from other group are classified as Suggested.

Contacts

This field allows for searching, displaying, customising and running actions related to contact. By default Favourites group is displayed. Subscribers from other groups can be accessed by extending groups list with mouse.

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Adding contacts is possible:

  • from search field - entering number and adding it with green handset icon
  • from Contacts or Recent tab - right clicking on connection

From contact list we gain access to:

  • favourites
  • all contacts
  • extensions
  • created subscriber groups
  • public contacts
  • private contacts

Call history

Choosing Recent tab - in main program window will display call history of currently logged extension to MessengerCTI.Desktop. Window will look like this.


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History is displaying all calls associated with logged in extension. Each list segment represents at least one call or message. If same subscriber(number)called/send message more then once, contact status icon will show that number. Each segment is showing caller number, his text status(for outgoing calls - chosen number and text status), length of call or call date and time. For extensions call status is also displayed. Beside text information each line have icon status for each call:

MessengerCTI outgoing calls.PNG Upward arrow for outgoing call, isn't distinguished between picked up and missed call.

MessengerCTI incoming calls.PNG Downward arrow for incoming call that was picked up.

MessengerCTI missed calls.PNG orMessengerCTI missed calls amount.PNG Turned arrow for missed incoming calls, digit is showing number of these calls.

MessengerCTI messege.PNG MessengerCTI messege1.PNG MessengerCTI message amount.PNG Arrow with listed lines or text bubble for text chat or sent SMS. Digit is showing number of missed messages. If history contains missed calls or unread messages icon in Recent field will be in colour red.

From History window call can be dialled or messages be send to chosen users by right clicking on subscribers text status , clicking on icons MessengerCTI tv green.png MessengerCTI history.png and MessengerCTI outgoing calls.PNG MessengerCTI incoming calls.PNG MessengerCTI missed calls.PNG MessengerCTI messege.PNG MessengerCTI messege1.PNG. If internal subscriber have other number listed in their phone book, choice can be made between them. For internal subscribers there is option of editing, deleting contact and deleting from favourite list.


Clipboard

Clipboard is used to transfer messages/ information/ files between MessengerCTI.desktop and MessengerCTI.mobile of same user. When you put file in one application, it automatically appears in other application.

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Text conference

Functionality introduced for simultaneous exchange text messages between multiple users. User calling conference selects users to attend. After approval list, message is automatically sent to each of them. After joining conference, sent message is delivered to each user. Each user sees both information exchange and other users participating in conference.


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Recall another user's account

This functionality was introduced for users working in same place at different times (e.g. shift work) and using same phones and computers. Logging in with your own account number allows you to later correctly settle each employee's tasks and working time.

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MessengerCTI.Desktop for Call Center agents

From NCP 1.12 firmware NCP and MessengerCTI.Desktop version 1.02, application includes features for servicing Call Center queues. For application user which have Call Center permissions set in PBX - Windows system tool bar will have additional icon Agents status and additional tab CC in application itself.


Application state icons:

  • application logged: MessengerCTI.Desktop log in.png
  • application state: Be right back MessengerCTI.Desktop brb.png

Red dot by application state informs about unanswered call or message waiting for user.


Agents state icons:

  • agent logged to queue: MessengerCTI.Desktop agent log in.png
  • agent pause: MessengerCTI.Desktop agent pause.png
  • agent logged out of queue: MessengerCTI.Desktop agent log out.png

Red dot by agent state icons informs about calls unanswered by CC agents.


CC tab within application, depending on configuration is showing:

  • up to 4 programmed buttons with present state for current agent: Log in/out of CC queue and Turn on/off agent pause
  • serviced queues with amount of logged agents and waiting calls
  • Callback list - numbers/contacts to call back


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When using callback list, additional window will apear allowing to make call and field to confirm if call was successfull.


To properly configure CC tab, Call Center sections within application preferences must be set up.

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Licensing

IPX, MAC, CCT PBX

MessengerCTI.Desktop application:

  • ALWAYS MUST be associated with subscriber port, analogue, system or VoIP; for subscriber ports standard licensing applies - for associating with VoIP port, 1 VoIP for subscriber license is necessary.
  • for configuration using VoIP functionality (working as parallel phone) there isn't need to associate application with VoIP port, it is application functionality, it can be associated with any type of subscriber port
  • calls made form application in VoIP mode are using VoIP channels just like other VoIP devices
  • MessengerCTI.Desktop configured without VoIP and camera preview access - CTIuser license is required
  • MessengerCTI.Desktop configured with VoIP and camera preview access - CTIuserPlus license is required

NCP PBX

MessengerCTI.Desktop:

  • CAN be associated with any subscriber port - analogue, system or VoIP; each subscriber port is treated as 1 user from Base license, additionally while associating application with VoIP port 1 NCP.VoIPuser license is neccesary
    • for configuration using VoIP functionality (working as parallel phone) there isn't need to associate application with VoIP port, it is application functionality, it can be associated with any type of subscriber port
    • MessengerCTI.Desktop configured without VoIP and camera preview access - NCP.CTIuser license is required
    • MessengerCTI.Desktop configured with VoIP and camera preview access - NCP.CTIuserPlus license is required
  • MessengerCTI.Desktop as standalone subscriber - MCTI (not associated with subscriber port):
    • MessengerCTI.Desktop with VoIP funcionality and camera preview access - NCP.VoIPuser and NCP.CTIuserPlus licenses are required


One user and few different numbers

Sometimes one computer use must operate with few different extensions numbers. On workstation (computer) use of "instance" is neccesary. Application has to be installed (just once). User must prepare shortcuts containing extra parameters that will allow to create seperate configuration.

  • default location of program instalation is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Slican\MessengerCTI\messengercti.exe
    • if program can't be found in default location, Windows search option or through Start Menu. For Windows 10, open Start Menu, search for Slican directory, in directory look for MessengerCTI, right click -> More/ Open File Location - program icon will appear, right click -> Properties/Shortcut/Target
  • create program shortcut on desktop
  • in shortcut properties add instance - Properties/Shortcut/Target: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Slican\MessengerCTI\messengercti.exe" -instance 1
  • create as many copies of shortcut as needer for user, in each next one change instance digit for next number, for example: -instance 2, -instance 3, ...
  • while running aplication from shortcuts we can configure each one seperatly for different numbers


Ports and protocols

Default port numbers and types of protocols used by PBX for purpose of providing selected services of MessengerCTI application.

Basic:

  • signaling
    • 5529 TCP - application signaling (XML)
    • 5543 TCP - signaling in mode with enabled encryption tag (XML)
  • VoIP calls
    • 5060 UDP - SIP signaling (for VoIP calls)
    • 8100 - 8300 UDP - acoustics - for IPx, CCT, MAC PBX
    • 10000 - 20000 UDP - acoustics - for NCP PBX

Additional:

  • file transfer - NCP only (clipboard, between users):
    • 443 TCP - file transmission without encryption tag enabled (transmission is still HTTPS encrypted)
    • 5543 TCP - file transmission in mode with enabled encryption tag
  • image transmission from DPH.IP doorphone camera
    • location of link to camera in PBX:
      • NCP: Extensions/ Devices/ Cameras
      • IPx, MAC, CCT: Peripherals/ Cameras
    • during connection, PBX sends camera link to MessengerCTI application: rtsp://IP_addr_camera:554/login_password_additional_information


Example for NCP for MessengerCTI working from outside PBX IP network (configuration in ConfigWEB):

  • XML signaling, VoIP, file transmission - Extensions/ Settings/ Informations about CTI settings for subscribers and applications tab
  • sending image from camera (link to camera, linking camera with DPH.IP) - tab Extensions/ Devices/ Cameras


Sample configuration data:

  • IP PBX address: 192.168.0.10
  • public IP router address: 222.0.0.1
  • domain address: company_name.com
  • IP camera address: 192.168.0.20
  • ports used to redirect individual services on router: 55xx


XML signaling:

  • MessengerCTI --> router --> NCP
  • MessengerCTI --> 222.0.0.1:5555 --> 192.168.0.10:5529, or
  • MessengerCTI --> company_name.com:5555 --> 192.168.0.10:5529

XML signaling with encryption tag enabled:

  • MessengerCTI --> 222.0.0.1:5558 --> 192.168.0.10:5543, or
  • MessengerCTI --> company_name.com:5558 --> 192.168.0.10:5543

VoIP calls (signaling)

  • MessengerCTI --> 222.0.0.1:5556 --> 192.168.0.10:5060
  • MessengerCTI --> company_name.com:5556 --> 192.168.0.10:5060

VoIP calls (acoustics)

  • MessengerCTI --> 222.0.0.1:10000 - 222.0.0.1:20000 --> 192.168.0.10:10000 - 192.168.0.10:20000
  • MessengerCTI --> company_name.com:10000 - company_name.com:20000 --> 192.168.0.10:10000 - 192.168.0.10:20000

File transfer:

  • MessengerCTI --> 222.0.0.1:5557 --> 192.168.0.10:443, or
  • MessengerCTI --> company_name.com:5557 --> 192.168.0.10:443

File transfer with encryption tag enabled:

  • MessengerCTI --> 222.0.0.1:5559 --> 192.168.0.10:5543, or
  • MessengerCTI --> company_name.com:5559 --> 192.168.0.10:5543

Image transferring from DPH.IP camera

  • MessengerCTI --> router --> camera
  • MessengerCTI --> 222.0.0.1:5560 --> 192.168.0.20:554
  • MessengerCTI --> company_name.com:5560 --> 192.168.0.20:554.


Operation of MessengerCTI.Desktop in local network and outside network without changing configuration

Changing network source by MessengerCTI.desktop or MessengerCTI.mobile user (e.g. LAN <--> Internet <--> LAN, workplace <--> travel <--> home) always entails need to change application configuration, i.e. change IP address of PBX from local to public or vice versa.


In order to simplify operation and configuration of MessengerCTI application, you can use functionality offered by many network routers. It allows device with MessengerCTI (computer, smartphone) connect to PBX, regardless of whether it is in local network (LAN, WiFi) or outside it (other sub-networks, Internet, GSM-LTE). In routers, this functionality is called NAT hairpinning, NAT loopback or NAT reflection. It allows access to PBX service via public IP address, regardless of range of network user is currently in.


Sample network:

  • router's public address (WAN on router): decimal address - 203.0.113.1 or domain address - voip.xxxxxx.com
  • router's local address (LAN on router, gateway): 192.168.1.1
  • LAN PBX address (NCP, IPx, MAC, CCT): 192.168.1.2
  • LAN IP address user's notebook with MessengerCTI.Desktop or smartphone with MessengerCTI.Mobile: 192.168.1.100


If MessengerCTI on notebook/ smartphone from local network IP: 192.168.1.100 sends packets to public address 203.0.113.1 (voip.xxxxxx.com), packets are routed to default gateway - 192.168.1.1 (router). NAT hairpinning router detects that 203.0.113.1 (voip.xxxxxx.com) is address of its WAN interface and treats that packets as if it came from that interface. Determines destination for this packets based on DNAT rules (port forwarding). If packets has been sent to port 5529 (for VoIP: 5060, 8100-8300 IPx, 10,000 - 20,000 NCP) and there is DNAT rule for this port directed to 192.168.1.2, then PBX receives packets at this address.


If appropriate DNAT rules exist, address translation is performed - router rewrites source local IP address in within packet to public address. Notebook/ smartphone (192.168.1.100) sends packets, but PBX (192.168.1.2) receives it as coming from 203.0.113.1. When PBX responds, process is same as for notebook/ smartphone. In this way, two-way communication between notebook/ smartphone in LAN via a public IP address is possible.


If no DNAT rules are active, router will discard packets. In this case, it may return an ICMP Destination Unreachable reply.

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