Telephony Training 2Technorama and CMTO are running a one-day Pathways session on how to select and set up a small phone system for your station!

This session is being hosted at 3MDR and there are a few spaces available for community radio volunteers and staff to join in. 

When: Thursday, 19th July 10am-6pm
Where: Forest Park Homestead, Riley Rd, Upwey South, 3158
Cost: Free + access to heavily discounted rates on a Commander Phone system. 

What will we cover: This session will feature Commander BN installation and programming.   The Commander BN is a highly reliable hybrid analogue/digital phone system which suits many small (and very large) stations and interfaces easily to NBN phone lines.

 Register here

If you don't have a phone system now, and if you have between one and five incoming phone lines, this is an excellent solution. 

Who should come?  This session will be ideal if you need a small phone system and don't have one;  you have a Commander BN system but you don't know how to set it up;  or you want to learn about configuring phone systems in general.  Small is 1-5 incoming lines, and 4-12 extension handsets.

Topics will include:

  • Planning the phone layout
  • Sizing and specifying
  • Commander BN programming
  • Basic installation
  • Testing the phone system
  • How to interface a hybrid and your console
  • Connecting the "phone call" light and muting the phone
  • Interfacing the system to NBN
  • What wiring you need in your station
  • Where to go for help    
  • Tricks and tips

What you will take away:  At the end of the session you will have performed basic configuration, you will  have a system which works, and be confident about how to approach the documentation (supplied).

Places are strictly limited, so please register your interest here.