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1. Introduction
2. Unit Description
2.1. Front Panel Indicators
2.2. Back Panel
3. Hardware Installation
3.1. Set-Up Switches
3.1.1. Default Baud Rate for Computer
3.1.2. Default Baud Rate for PBX Input Ports A and B
3.1.3. Direct Connect Mode
3.1.4. Computer Port Password
3.1.5. Power Up Default
3.2. Connecting the Data Cables and Telephone Line
3.2.1. PBX Inputs A and B
3.2.2. Modem Port
3.2.3. Computer Port
3.3. Connect the AC Power Cable
4. Program Set-Up
4.1.1. Reset Default Parameters - Clear Memory
4.1.2. Set General Parameters Select Duplex Mode Set Clock and Calendar Set Communication Parameters
4.2. Define PBX Data Input Format
4.2.1. Define End-of-Record Character
4.2.2. Strip Non-Printable Codes Function
4.2.3. Time-Date Stamp Function
4.2.4. Enable-Disable Wrap Around Mode
4.3. Define Data Output Format
4.3.1. Select-Configure Data Output Mode ASCII Record Mode ASCII Block Mode Binary Block Mode XMODEM Mode
4.3.2. The CRC Function
4.3.3. The Line I.D. Function
4.3.4. Select Compression Mode ASCII Block Mode XMODEM Mode
4.3.2. The CRC Function
4.3.3. The Line I.D. Function ASCII Record Mode ASCII Block Mode Binary Block Mode XMODEM Mode
4.3.2. The CRC Function
4.3.3. The Line I.D. Function
4.3.4. Select Compression Mode
4.3.5. Release Data with Command B02
4.3.6. Hold END DATA Message
4.4. Callback Features
4.4.1. Define Callback Parameters
4.4.2. Scheduled Callback
4.4.3. 80 Full Callback
4.4.4. Immediate Callback
4.4.5. No-Data Alarm
4.4.6. Toll Fraud Alarm
4.5. Define Header Message-Auto Execute Command-Report Mode Command String
4.5.1. Header Message
4.5.2. The Auto Execute Command
4.5.3. The Report Mode Command String
4.6. The Data Filter
4.7. The Alarm Filter
5. The No-Data Alarm
5.1. Timer Schedules
5.2. Enabling the No-Data Alarm
6. The Data Filter
6.1. Defining the Data Filter Format
6.2. Defining Data Filter Parameters
6.3. Enabling the Data Filter
6.4. Logical and Relational Operators
6.4.1. Equal To Conditions
6.5. Logical AND OR Conditions
6.5.1. AND Conditions
6.5.2. OR Conditions
6.6. Data Filter Parameter Definition Examples
7. The Alarm Filter
7.1. The Alarm Filter Format
7.1.1. Common Types of Suspect Phone Activity
7.1.2. Defining the Alarm Filter Format
7.2. Alarm Clues
7.2.1. Alarm Clue Definition
7.2.2. Enabling the Alarm Filter
7.2.3. Logical and Relational Operators Logical AND-OR Conditions
7.2.4. Real-Time Variables
7.2.5. Testing Alarm Clues
7.3. Selecting an Alarm Notification Method
7.3.1. Alarm Off
7.3.2. Local Alarm
7.3.3. Remote Alarm
7.3.4. Pager
7.3.5. Report
7.3.6. Pager
7.3.7. Switching Alarm Methods
7.3.8. The Alarm Message
7.4. Responding to a Toll Fraud Alarm
7.4.3. Reset ALM LED and Alarm Port
7.4.4. Displaying Alarm Data
7.4.5. Clear Alarm Condition
7.4.6. Resetting Alarm Clue Counters
7.4.7. The Pass-Through Mode and the Monitor Mode
8. Saving PollCat III Parameters
8.1. B99 Command Options
8.2. Saving Parameters to an ASCII File
8.3. Configuring PollCat III with Saved Parameters
9. Polling Accumulated Data
9.1. The Data Release Mode
9.1.1. Data Release Command Options
9.2. Polling
9.2.1. Example 1 Polling Device Calls PollCat III Via Modem
9.2.4. Example 4 XMODEM Polling
10. Command Reference Guide
10.1. Access to Command Mode
10.2. Command Syntax
10.3. Command Summary
A. Advanced Format and Clue Definition
A.1. Alarm Filter Format Definition
A.2. Alarm Clue Definition
A.2.1. Alarm Clue Examples
A.2.1.1. Repeated Attempts to Access Voice Mail
A.2.1.4. Unusual International Calls
A.2.1.5. Calls to Your Competitors
A.2.1.6. Calls to 900 Numbers
A.2.1.7. Calls From a Particular Extension
A.2.1.8. The Contains String Operator
A.3. Clue Definition Logic
A.3.1. Headers Banners and Other Non-Data
A.3.2. The Comparative Operators
A.3.2.1. Limit the Scope of Comparisons
A.3.2.2. Exclude Non-Data Characteristics
A.3.3. Exact Match with PBX Call Record Format
A.4. Programming Support
B. Cable Installation
C.3. Alarm Port
D. PollCat II Compatibility
D.1. Alarm Filter
D.2. Port Modifications
D.3. Status Screens
D.4. Connection
D.5. Other Modified or Eliminated Commands
E. LED Indicators
F. Specifications
G. Customer Service
H. FCC Statement
I.1. Response Message Summary
4.4.3. Console Port
8.6. Assigning the Data Filter to a Port
14. Scheduled Actions
PollCat III B

14. Scheduled Actions


Scheduled Actions are generally used to retrieve data from the VIP according to a user-defined time table.  Typically, the VIP will contact your PC at the scheduled time and day, and then automatically download collected data.

In addition to its data collection function, the Scheduled Action feature can also be used to perform other tasks, such as Wellness Checks, Contact Switch operations, and etc. The VIP allows a great deal of flexibility in configuration of the Scheduled Action feature.  The unit can perform any of the following actions according to the user-defined schedule:

•                      Callout: The VIP will contact a remote PC via modem, and execute a series of user-defined commands.  Although these commands are usually employed to download data, they can also report memory conditions, alarm status, and etc.

•                      Page: The VIP will dial an alphanumeric pager and send a user-defined message. This allows the VIP to perform a wellness check, or inform system managers that the unit is operating properly.

•                      SNMP Trap: The VIP will send an SNMP Trap to a network manager. This option can also be used to perform a wellness check, or notify personnel that it is time to check the unit.

•                      Console Port: The VIP will contact the device connected to its Console Port in order to download data or report status.

•                      Email/Text Message: The VIP will send a text message or email to either or both user defined addresses.

•                      Output Contact:  (Optional - Not Available on NLJ-VIP units) The NetLink-VIP will open or close the optional Output Contact switches.


Each of the two available schedules allow up to seven scheduled actions per week. This provides a total of fourteen events per week. For more information on these actions, please refer to Section 13.



1. Schdl Action: Off 11. Action: None

2. Sunday: Off 12. Phone #: (undefined)

3. Monday: Off (Cont.):

4. Tuesday: Off 13. Pager ID 1: (undefined)

5. Wednesday: Off 14. Pager ID 2: (undefined)

6. Thursday: Off 15. Pager ID 3: (undefined)

7. Friday: Off 16. SNMP Mgmt: Manager #1

8. Saturday: Off 17. Output Contacts

1/2/3/4: -/-/-/­EXCLUSION (MM/DD) 18. Message: (undefined) --/----/----/----/--(Cont.):--/----/----/----/--(Cont.):--/----/----/----/--19. Auto Execute: Off --/----/----/----/--20. Execute Cmds: (undefined) --/----/----/----/--(Cont.):

9. Add Exclusion (Cont.):

10. Delete Exclusion (Cont.):


21. Email to: Email #1

Enter selection,Press <ESC> to return to previous menu ...

Figure 14.1:  Scheduled Action Configuration Menu (Schedule 1 Shown)

To access the Scheduled Action configuration menus from the Main Menu, type 24and press [Enter], a selection menu will be displayed. Next, type 1for Schedule 1, or 2for Schedule 2, and press [Enter]. Both configuration menus include the following:


1. Scheduled Action:  Enables/disables the Scheduled Action function.  Note that in addition to enabling the schedule, the user must also define the schedule and specify the action that will be performed according to schedule.

2-8. Daily Schedules: Defines the time that the action will be performed on each day of the week. Time values are entered in 24-hour (Military) format.


9. Add Exclusion: Defines dates (such as holidays) when the Scheduled Action will not be performed. As each exclusion is defined, it will be added to the display above item 9.

10. Delete Exclusion: Deletes a date from the exclusion list.



Action Parameters:

11. Action: Defines the type of event that will occur according to the schedule. The user may select None, Callout, Alphanumeric Page, Numeric Page, SNMP Trap, Output Contact, Console or Email/Text Message.

12. Phone Number: Defines the phone number that will be dialed for a scheduled Callout or Page. This is the number for your remote modem or pager service.


Note:  For Numeric Paging only, this prompt can specify both a pager phone number and a numeric "message". In this case, the phone number is entered using the following format:


Where PHONENO is the pager number, and MESSAGENO is any number which will notify the user that a scheduled page has occurred. For example, to dial 555-1212 and send the message "999", the phone number would be defined as "5551212@999#".

13. Pager ID 1: The first Pager ID Number used when a scheduled alphanumeric page is performed. The VIP will dial up to three pagers for each schedule.

14. Pager ID 2: The second Pager ID for this schedule.

15. Pager ID 3: The third Pager ID for this schedule.

16. SNMP Management: The SNMP Manager(s) that will receive SNMP Traps generated by this schedule.  This prompt can select Manager 1, Manager 2, or both. Note that IP addresses for each SNMP Manager are defined via the Network Port Configuration menu.

17. Output Contacts:  (Optional - Not Available on NLJ-VIP units)  When an Output Contact action is scheduled, this prompt selects the Open/Close operation for the optional Output Contacts. An "O" indicates that the corresponding contact will be opened as scheduled, a "C" indicates the contact will be closed, a dash (-) indicates that the status of the contact will not be changed.



18. Message: Defines the message that will be sent for a Scheduled Callout, Alphanumeric Page, SNMP Trap, Console Action or Email/ Text Message.

19. Auto Execute: When this item is enabled, the VIP can be scheduled to automatically execute the command string defined under item 20.

20. Execute Commands: The Auto-Execute command string.  This command string consists of a series of VIP ^Bxx commands, with each command separated by a backslash character and a forward slash character (e.g., \/04\/01). ^Bxx commands are described in Section 19. For more information on Auto- Execute command strings, please refer to Section 13.3.


When the Schedule Action feature is used to download data or send a wellness message, the Auto Execute string must be defined in order to specify the exact task to be performed. For example, to instruct the VIP to automatically send the Site ID message and then send all alarm records, the Auto Execute string would be defined as "\/03\/01,ALM".


•                      When the Auto-Execute string is defined, commands are entered without the ^B character, and each individual command is separated by a slash character.

•                      In order for the Auto Execute feature to function, item 19 must be enabled, the command string must be defined, and item 11 (Action) must be set to perform a Callout or Console action.


21. Email To: The email address(es) that will receive email and text messages generated by this schedule when the Email/Text Message action is selected. This item can select either or both of the two user-defined email addresses, which are defined via the "Send Email" configuration menu, as described in Section