3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 27, 2014 10:36 AM by jayh

    Customer hears no ringing on incoming calls

    stogie99 New Member

      I have a customer that today stated they have no incoming ringing on their PBX, but they see their handset flashing during an incoming call. I do see the line RA sig and RB sig show 1 when I call their line.

       

      I suspect customer PBX issue, but are there any tests that I can run to confirm the TA616 is outputting the ringing to the customer's PBX?

       

      Customer has an Adtran TA616  configured as below

       

      Port      Mode     Tx (dB) Rx (dB)  Svc Mode      Line Z      Msg In

        1   Tandem(E&M)    6.0     3.0   In Service    600 Ohms     Disabl

        2   Tandem(E&M)    6.0     3.0   In Service    600 Ohms     Disabl

        3   Tandem(E&M)    6.0     3.0   In Service    600 Ohms     Disabl

       

      Msg Ind  Batt Mode   Fwd Disc Timer Ring Voltage Tande

      Disable  Auto Switch      None        50 Vrms     [+]

      Disable  Auto Switch      None        50 Vrms     [+]

      Disable  Auto Switch      None        50 Vrms     [+]

      Disable  Auto Switch      None        50 Vrms     [+]

      Disable  Auto Switch      None        50 Vrms     [+]

       

       

      Conversion Mode     Loop Start

      Supervision         Wink

      Dial Tone           Disable

      Ring Back Tone      Enable

      Answer Supervision  Disable

      DNIS Options        Disable

      DNIS Delay          3.0 sec

      Fwd Disc Delay      1 sec

      Fwd Disc Battery    Remove

        • Re: Customer hears no ringing on incoming calls
          petersjncv Visitor

          Speaking from experience, the best way to prove this out to the customer is to put a tech on site and test directly to a test set/butt set at the block, with the line disconnected from the PBX side.  If you see the 600 indicating it is ringing the port, nothing else will prove it except someone on the other end actually hearing the ring from the line.

            • Re: Customer hears no ringing on incoming calls
              patrick Employee

              I have to agree. The only way to prove if there is ring voltage coming from the TA616 is with a butt-set or volt meter, measuring the line without the PBX connected.

              The fact that the customer's handset has a flashing light of some kind to indicate an incoming call, and this does flash, makes me believe the PBX is receiving and recognizing the ring voltage from the TA616 but is not then generating the ring voltage or passing it through to the customer's handsets.

            • Re: Customer hears no ringing on incoming calls
              jayh Hall_of_Fame

              stogie99 wrote:

               

              I have a customer that today stated they have no incoming ringing on their PBX, but they see their handset flashing during an incoming call. I do see the line RA sig and RB sig show 1 when I call their line.

               

              I suspect customer PBX issue, but are there any tests that I can run to confirm the TA616 is outputting the ringing to the customer's PBX?

               

              If the PBX gives both an audible ring and a lamp flash, and the lamp flash is working, the problem must be in the PBX.  The same AC ring voltage sent by the Total Access is used by the PBX for ringing and triggering the lamps.

               

              I see that you're using E&M wink. As good practice, particularly when FXS and/or FXO lines are in use and even more important with E&M and/or ground-start lines, ensure that the grounding stud on the Total Access is connected to earth ground, preferably to the same ground bus as the incoming telco protector and the customer's PBX.