Phone Systems

Sponsored by Atcom
Get a free phone!
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 8
OP Offline
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 8
DSU 0408 Software Rev.20 using Impact LCD phones

A Dr.'s office gave me a comdial DSU0408 with 6 impact LCD phones. I found the manuals online and managed to install the unit in an afternoon. I built an interface cable from the unit's serial port "A" unit to a computer and used Hyperterminal to program the phone system to my needs. It was an instant hit at the office comapred to what it replaced... a "Nynex" phone system for which we had only 3 phones. The best thing is the clarity on this comdial, I guess I didn't realize the crappiness of our old phone system. Also, I promptly purchased off ebay a two port ATI-D unit. Got that installed, works good for our cordless phone and outgoing faxing. Software is Rev.20 something.
[---- END SKIPPABLE HISTORY -------------]

Our old phone system had caller ID, this one doesn't. I'm not going to pay hundreds for a caller ID interface.

1. I think I have learned that the comdial DSU accepts the caller id data into it's Serial Port "B" interface then from there handles distributing it to the extensions.

2. I have various external computer modems that can output caller ID data from their serial port every time the phone rings.

3. I am confident the comdial wants the data stream in some proprietry format and not anything a modem is going to spit out.

4. I think I can use the modem to get the caller ID into a computer near the DSU and then I can have the computer spit the data out another serial port to the DSU in whatever format I wish.

[***** MY ACTUAL QUESTION *****]
I want to know what the comdial requires for caller ID data. In other words, what it's data stream format should look like.
[***** END QUESTION *****]

Is there a reason this wouldn't work? I have a Windows 2003 server sitting next to the DSU anyhow, no biggie to make it juggle some CID data huh?

Much Appreciated!

Atcom VoIP Demo
Get a VoIP Demo Today
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 6,160
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 6,160
PM Sent

Link Copied to Clipboard
Forum Statistics
Most Online5,661
May 23rd, 2018
Popular Topics(Views)
Today's Birthdays
BizTelNancy, djboston, dougtech, girlie girl, Jack Damage, SwedaGuy, SynapticSystems, tkalfaoglu
Newest Members
TVCTech, joe angi, TommyKay, 電信小吳, Partswatch
49,589 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
dexman 10
Toner 8
dans 5
Yoda 5
Who's Online Now
1 members (TVCTech), 22 guests, and 27 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Contact Us | Sponsored by Atcom: Best VoIP Phones | Terms of Service

Sundance Communications is not affiliated with any of the above manufacturers.
©Copyright Sundance Communications 1998-2022
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5