To enable voice messaging between multiple customer locations, Cisco Unity systems offer several options. For customers with multiple Cisco Unity locations, a digital networking feature is available for networking Cisco Unity Voice Messaging or Cisco Unity Unified Messaging locations. For customers with sites with legacy voice-mail messaging systems, VPIM, AMIS, or the Cisco Unity Bridge options are available. Cisco Unity Bridge provides a tightly integrated analog networking solution for Octel 250 and 350 voice-messaging systems. Each of these options allows subscribers to simply reply to messages from a mailbox from anyone on the voice-mail network. The Cisco Unity broadcast feature allows voice messages to be delivered to many Cisco Unity subscribers with a few keystrokes.
Because Cisco Unity ports are dynamically allocated for voice-messaging or automated-attendant functionality, customers benefit from efficient port usage. The hard drive of the Cisco SPE 310 card running Cisco Unity Voice Messaging has enough capacity to provide each of the 500 mailbox subscribers with at least 30 minutes of voice storage.
Active assistant browser
Subscribers can customize message notification and schedules.
Configurable bypass greeting option
Subscribers can easily transfer into their mailboxes for faster assess to voice messages.
Network dial by name
Subscribers can call others on the network by using the keypad to spell names.
Subscribers can apply schedules to personal greetings and automated-attendant functions.
Outside caller conversation options
Outside callers can associate rules to the messages being left for subscribers.
Configurable maximum message length, inbound
For the subscriber who gets many messages per day, the feature ensures that callers leave short messages.
Distribution lists, user controlled
Subscribers can configure distribution lists to forward voice mails quickly to multiple mailboxes.
Subscribers can create groups available only for their use.
Public distribution lists
Many subscribers can use the same distribution list to forward voice messages to multiple mailboxes.
Message delivery, user controlled
Users can time the delivery of voice messages to other subscribers.
Incoming callers can mark voice messages as urgent so that they will be heard sooner than other voice messages.
Subscribers can be paged if voice messages are left in their mailboxes.
Message stack (first in, first out)
Subscribers can listen to messages in the order they were received.
Reverse, pause, and fast forward
Subscribers can reverse, pause, or fast forward when listening to a voice message.
Subscribers can adjust the volume when listening to messages.
Message receipt return, user controlled
Subscribers can control when they would like to be notified that messages have been received.
Messages can be forwarded to other Cisco Unity subscribers.
Subscribers can edit messages before sending them.
Callers can mark voice messages private so that they cannot be forwarded to others.
Call screening, subscriber controlled
Subscribers can screen and control incoming calls based on the calling line ID (CLID), time of day, and day of week
Call holding, subscriber controlled
Subscribers can screen and control holding calls.