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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
4.1.2.1. Select Duplex Mode
4.1.2.2. Set Clock and Calendar
4.1.2.3. 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
4.3.1.1. ASCII Record Mode
4.3.1.2. ASCII Block Mode
4.3.1.3. Binary Block Mode
4.3.1.4. XMODEM Mode
4.3.2. The CRC Function
4.3.3. The Line I.D. Function
4.3.4. Select Compression Mode
4.3.1.2. ASCII Block Mode
4.3.1.4. XMODEM Mode
4.3.2. The CRC Function
4.3.3. The Line I.D. Function
4.3.1.1. ASCII Record Mode
4.3.1.2. ASCII Block Mode
4.3.1.3. Binary Block Mode
4.3.1.4. 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
7.2.3.1. 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
Index
4.4.3. Console Port
8.6. Assigning the Data Filter to a Port
14. Scheduled Actions
PollCat III B

5.1. Timer Schedules

 

The No-Data Alarm features two separate timer schedules for both weekdays and weekends, and can accept up to 20 user defined holidays. This allows PollCat III to differentiate between times when low PBX activity is expected, and instances where a lack of PBX activity could indicate a problem.

During any business day, there are periods of time when you can expect a lower level of PBX activity. For example, the PBX may receive about one call every five minutes for the majority of the day, and then drop to one call every 30 minutes during lunch hour. Likewise, on holidays when customers are away from the office, the number of calls the PBX handles will also decline.

The No-Data Alarm includes two timer schedules to allow you to specify times when you expect a lower level of PBX activity. The first timer schedule is used for the majority of the work day, and the second timer schedule is used for periods of low PBX activity. In addition, there are also two separate schedules for both weekdays and weekends.

Example:

If you normally expect to receive at least one call every five minutes from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Timer One would be set for five minutes and Schedule One would be defined as 08:00 to 17:00. In order to compensate for a drop in phone activity to one call every 30 minutes during lunch hour, Timer Two would be set for 30 minutes and Schedule Two would be defined as 12:00 to 13:00.

Note that Timer Two has priority over Timer One, and timer schedules are often defined to overlap one another.

In order to prevent PollCat III from generating a No-Data Alarm on holidays, up to 20 user defined holidays can be programmed. This allows you to suppress the No-Data Alarm on holidays, or on any other day when you expect a low level of PBX activity.