Making calls from your computer is straightforward with Xchange Operator. It will increase your productivity by saving you time and reducing the number of misdialled numbers.
Xchange Operator can be used to tell you who is calling before you answer the phone. This can prove beneficial in many ways.
When you are busy working on a project it can allow you to be selective about which calls to answer. Also, it can allow you to greet the caller in a more personal way. When receiving a call it is very easy to store the caller's name for future use. Also with CRM integration, callers' details are quickly searched and displayed.
Xchange Operator provides an easy method to transfer calls. Through the Presence window it allows users to see the availability of their colleagues and make intelligent decisions when transferring calls.
Users can perform an immediate transfer to quickly distribute calls. Or they can easily use Go Integrator to consult with colleagues and switch between calls.
Screen popping allows a CRM contact record associated with an inbound caller’s number to be opened simply by clicking an icon shown in the preview window.
This can be configured to pop automatically if preferred.
Web page dialling
Xchange Operator supports two separate ways of dialling from web pages.
Web pages can be scanned for valid telephone numbers and, when found, they are turned into hyperlinks to make dialing easy. Also, Xchange Operator can be configured to provide dialling directly from many web-based CRM packages.For more information on supported browsers click here
Each time you copy a valid telephone number to the clipboard, a windows notification will appear which, when clicked, will dial the number.
Xchange Operator allows developers to add dialing support directly from their applications.
Instructions are provided within the software.
Alternatively, Xchange Operator can often be configured to work with existing applications to save any development work. See "Application dialing" for more details.
Xchange Operator supports several methods of dialing from applications.
Many applications can be enabled to allow dialing directly from within the application.
Focus dialing will automatically detect fields that contain dial-able numbers and will present a click-to-dial option to the right of the field.
If the application field contains more than one potential telephone number, a drop-down is displayed when you hover over the click-to-dial icon, allowing you to select which number to dial.
Once you have enabled TAPI and configured your TAPI compatible CRM application, you will be able to dial out telephone numbers directly from the CRM application.
The "Auto" tab will auto-populate the "Recent" section with a list of extensions that have been assigned to the same department as the called extension. The Auto tab will also show caller preview data for any integrated CRM/DB application and a customized greeting linked to the dialled DID number.
Select a preferred mode of operation from straightforward mouse driven to standard keyboard controls. Xchange Operator also has a special mode for touch screen operation.
Xchange Operator allows a greeting script and notes to be associated with the dialed number.* This information can be retrieved from any database listed under the Integrations option in the Configuration menu.
Use a wallboard type view to check if co-workers are available to take a call, are already on a call, are set as DND or if call forward has been set.
Set up personal Presence tabs and configure Xchange Operator to present the tab when a call to a selected DID number is received.
The Address Book provides an easy way to create contacts.
Users can search for existing contacts or create new ones easily while on the telephone. The Address book is extended to include CRM contacts when integration is used.
The Call History window contains a list of an extension user's recent calls.
Users can make calls directly from the Call History window.
The video shows the Call History window being used.
Two areas of Skype for Business integration are available through the Xchange Operator client when installed on a PC that is also running the Skype for Business client.
Although call control is still done through the Xchange Operator client, the Skype for Business user can make calls to other Skype for Business users using the "Call using deskphone" option that is inserted in to the standard Skype for Business menu by Xchange Operator. If "Update Skype for Business state when on a call" is checked in the Xchange Operator client configuration, the Skype for Business client's status will be automatically set to "in a call" when the handset makes or receives a call, or "do not disturb" when the handset goes to DND.
Xchange Operator Client
|Architecture||Xchange Operator client is installed on the end user PC which makes a connection to the Skype for Business client installed on the same PC.|
|Licenses required (for each user who requires the functionality)||Any Skype for Business CAL
Any Xchange Operator PC client
|Skype for Business environments supported||Please click here|
|Answer handset||From Xchange Operator Preview (pop-up) window|
|Call Forward handset||From Xchange Operator client|
|Transfer call||From Xchange Operator client|
|Make call||From Skype for Business client or Xchange Operator client|
|Skype for Business Client - "In a call"||When the handset makes or receives a call|
|Skype for Business Client - "Do not disturb"||When the handset goes to DND|
Xchange Operator integrates with Busylight so now everyone in the office can see if a colleague is available for a conversation, busy on the phone or simply does not want to be disturbed.
- Available (not on a call)
- Busy (on a call/online meeting)
- Do Not Disturb / Foward
- Voice mail
- Fast flash yellow (250ms)
- Flashing red (500ms)
- Slow flash magenta (1000ms)