Set up a One-way Multicast Paging Group

One-way Multicast Paging feature allows a broadcaster to make an announcement to the users who are listening to a specific multicast group on a specific channel. The called parties' phones will not ring, but instead directly answering into speakerphone mode. This topic describes how to set up a one-way multicast paging group.

Scenario

For a warehouse, the work flow in product line is closely connected and tends to be complex. For example, one zone is responsible for packaging goods, another zone is for dispatching goods. To facilitate supervisors in coordinating daily warehouse activities, you can set up paging groups for each zone.

Requirements

The phone that will receive One-way Multicast Paging must meet the following requirements:
  • A Yealink or Fanvil IP phone that supports multicast feature.
  • The IP phone is on the same local subnet as the PBX.

Procedure

Based on the above scenario, you need to create two paging groups on the PBX and set up multicast listening on two phones.

  1. On Yeastar P-Series PBX System, create two paging groups.
    1. Create a paging group 6601 for Packaging Area.
      1. Log in to PBX web portal, go to Call Features > Paging/Intercom, click Add.
      2. Configure a one-way multicast paging group.

        • Number: Enter a number for the paging group. In this example, enter 6601.
        • Name: Enter a name for the paging group. In this example, enter Packaging Area.
        • Type: Select One-way Multicast Paging.
        • Prompt: Optional. To play a prompt before making an announcement, you can select a custom prompt. In this example, leave it as None.
          Note: To customize a prompt, see Record a Custom Prompt and Upload a Custom Prompt.
        • Broadcaster: Optional. To restrict users from making an announcement to the paging group, select allowed extensions or extension groups from the drop-down list. In this example, leave it blank.
        • IP of Multicast Channel: Enter a multicast IP address and port.
          • IP of Multicast Channel: Enter a multicast IP address. In this example, enter 224.5.6.20.
          • Port: Enter a multicast port. In this example, enter 10008.
          Note:
          • The range of multicast IP address is 224.0.0.0 - 239.255.255.255.
          • You can add at most 30 IP addresses.
      3. Click Save and Apply.
    2. Repeat step a to create another paging group 6602 for Dispatching Area.
      Note: Set a multicast IP address and port that are different from Packaging Area. For example, set IP of Multicast Channel to 224.5.6.21 and set Port to 10010.

  2. Set up multicast listening for the two phones in Packaging Area and Dispatching Area.
    1. Set up multicast listening for the phone in Packaging Area. In this example, we take Yealink T56A as an example.
      1. Log in to the phone web interface, go to Directory > Multicast IP.
      2. In the Listening Address field, enter the same multicast IP address and port as the PBX. In this example, enter 224.5.6.20:10008.

      3. Click Confirm.
    2. Set up multicast listening for the phone in Dispatching Area. In this example, we take Fanvil X210 as an example.
      1. Log in to the phone web interface, go to Phone Settings > MCAST.
      2. In the Host:Port field, enter the same multicast IP address and port as the PBX. In this example, enter 224.5.6.21:10010.

      3. Click Apply.

What to do next

  • Supervisor dials 6601 to reach employees in Packaging Area. Yealink T56A automatically answers into speakerphone mode.
  • Supervisor dials 6602 to reach employees in Dispatching Area. Fanvil X210 automatically answers into speakerphone mode.