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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

7.2.5. Testing Alarm Clues


It is often helpful to verify that Alarm Clues are properly defined.

1                     Use a telephone connected to the PBX to place a test call that matches the characteristics of one of the Alarm Clues. This call should be detected by PollCat III.

2                     From the Command Mode, type ^B00 [Enter] to move the memory partition.

3                     Type ^B83 [Enter]. The system will display a listing that shows the status of all Alarm Clue counters. The counter for the clue being tested should be incremented by one.

4                     If the counter does not include the test call, check the following:


a) The clue definition must include at least one variable, at least one operator, and the appropriate alphanumeric value(s) to describe call characteristics.

b) The Alarm Filter Format must be properly defined to indicate the appropriate field of the call record.

c) When Alarm Clue Parameters are defined, the format for any alphanumeric value must match the call records exactly. If the call record shows the extension number as "099", then the parameter definition must also specify the extension number as "099", and not “99”.

d) Check the Status Screen (^B16) to make certain the Alarm Filter is enabled. If necessary, type ^B65,2 to enable the Alarm Filter.

7.2.6. The Daily Reset Timer for the Alarm Clue Counters

The Daily Reset Timer will automatically reset all Alarm Clue Counters to zero at a specific time each day. The Daily Reset Timer will not function on Saturdays, Sundays, or on any user-defined holiday specified under Command ^B15.

The PollCat III offers two methods for enabling and configuring the Counter Reset Timer; Menu Driven and Single Command Line.

^B85 Menu Driven Method:

1. Type ^B85 [Enter]. PollCat III will display a prompt which reads "RESET TIMER (Y/N)?”.

a) To enable the Counter Reset Schedule, type Y [Enter].

b) To disable the Counter Reset Schedule, type N [Enter].

2. If Y is selected, the system will display the current reset time and a prompt which reads "TIME (HH:MM)?".

a) To select a new reset time, key in the desired time using 24 hour format (Military Time) and press [Enter].

b) To keep the previously selected reset time and return to Command Mode, press [Enter] without keying in a new value.

^B85 Single Command Line Method:

1. To enable and configure the Daily Counter Reset Schedule using the Single Command Line Method, invoke Command ^B85 using the following format:

^B85,Y,HH:MM [Enter]

Where HH:MM is the desired reset time in 24 hour clock format (Military Time).

2. To disable the Daily Counter Reset Schedule using the Single Command Line Method, type ^B85,N [Enter]