Loc: Ottawa, ON. Canada
Station ports are activated by license.
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The MOST digital station key codes you can activate with digital key codes are 12. Those 12 reside on the main unit. If you want more than 12, then you add an expansion unit. You must have 1 keycode for the expansion unit. That keycode will enable whatever module you have in the expansion unit. If you put a 16 DSM in there you will have 16 digital ports. If you put a 32+ DSM in there you will have 32 digital ports.
If you have a second expansion unit, you need another expansion key code and it will enable what ever module you put in there.
And the expansion ports may not show enabled until you connect a digital phone to each set of 16 ports.
If CON is the opposite of PRO Then what is the opposite of Progress?
There are two expansion cabinets. One expansion houses the PRI card. The second expansion appears to have a 16-port DSM card.
Not sure which is which, as the amphenols are not labeled, and I'm not familiar enough with the port numbering to know which ports are on the main cabinet and which are on the expansion. I guess I'll have to do some more reading/exploring in the browser.
If I punch down a set to the next available port, the system will see it, but the phone doesn't show time/date (no power to the digital set).
I think you may be correct with the 4 digital ports on the main/16 on the expansion. I'll have to physically trace the amphenols to determine what's/what.
DN's on expansion would have different bus # than the one on the main base unit if you look at them thru Element Manager. If you have the license but have no actual set plugged in, the stat will show enabling instead of enabled .
Danny, It sounds like you are mixing up how Norte (now Avaya) licenses the BCM50. All VM license are based on Key codes. The Stations and Analog ports are mixed licensed. example: The base unit is key code driven but any MBM in the expansion slot are whole licensed by the expansion key code.