Line Assignment (#301)
Use this feature to assign the outside lines that are available at an extension. The default order of line assignment to the buttons on a system telephone is from left to right, starting in the bottom left corner. To put the lines in a different order, first use this procedure to remove all assigned lines; then assign lines in the desired order. This procedure applies to key extensions or to individual lines on pooled extensions.
- You cannot assign a line that belongs to a pool as an individual line on that pooled extension.
- A line must be assigned to a button with lights. If a line is assigned to a button without lights, you cannot access that line, nor can you program anything else on the button.
- You can assign multiple lines (up to 31) to a standard telephone, but a single-line telephone can handle only one call at a time. To make a call, you lift the handset and dial 9 at the intercom dial tone; the system selects the first available line based on the Automatic Line Selection programmed for the extension. (Alternatively, you can use Direct Line Pickup to access a specific line.)
- Use Number of Lines (#104) only during initial system setup to assign a subset of lines to all extensions. Use Line Assignment to assign additional lines to specific extensions. For example, if five lines were assigned to all extensions using Number of Lines (#104) and there are eight lines in the system, use Line Assignment (#301) to assign lines 6, 7, and 8 to specific extensions.
- After you finish Line Assignment, use Line Ringing to identify when each outside line
assigned to an extension should start ringing. If you add a line to the system, its factory setting is Immediate Ring.
- Use Automatic Line Selection to determine the order in which the system selects a line for an extension when the user at that extension lifts the handset or turns on the speaker to make a call. If you add a line to the system, it becomes the last line in the selection sequence.