question on ways to activate voicemail light on polycom

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On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 2:14 PM, Jerry Geis wrote:

> Is there a way in asterisk to Activate/Clear the blinking light on polycom
> phones
> indicating VM. Either from an AGI or some way in the dialplan?
>
> I want to be able to control this light for from my application.
> I have an AGI to do something similiar to VM and want to light /clear the
> light myself.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jerry
>
>
I don’t think there is a way to do it natively inside of asterisk, but I
control it from a shell script. The shell script parses the output of “sip
show peers”, crafts an application/simple-message-summary SIP message and
then uses netcat to send it to the appropriate IP address / port.

-M

2 thoughts on - question on ways to activate voicemail light on polycom

  • Jerry Geis wrote:

    I’ve always just dumped a msg000.txt in the voicemail directory of that
    phone and removed it when not needed. Under 1.4, the Polycoms act on it.

    Doug