What is the Grandstream UCM6202 and how does it work?
The Grandstream UCM6202 VoIP PBX uses analog phone lines to place and receive phone calls. Since the device supports SIP (Session Initiation Protocol), it can be used by WIN-911 as an alternative to TAPI modems anywhere analog phone lines are available to make phone calls.
1. Grandstream UCM6202 Setup Guide For Devices Purchased From WIN-911
If you did not purchase the Grandstream from WIN-911 then you will have to follow a different set of instructions. The Grandstream is available for purchase directly from WIN-911 using part number WIN-911/IPPBX. The device has been pre-configured for use with WIN-911 with one phone line, however, you still need to complete 3 basic steps:
1. Set your static IP address
2. Set Date/Time settings
3. Configure WIN-911 settings
A. Connecting the UCM6202
- Connect one end of an Ethernet cable into the WAN port of the UCM6202, and the other end into your switch or directly into the WIN-911 machine.
- Connect the 12V DC power adapter into the 12V DC power jack on the back of the UCM6202. Insert the main plug of the power adapter into an appropriate surge-protected AC power outlet.
- Wait for the UCM6202 to boot up. The front LCD display will show the UCM’s hardware information when the boot process is completed.
- Once the UCM6202 is successfully connected to your network via the WAN port, the Network LED indicator on the front of the device will be lit green, and an IP address will be shown on the LCD display. Take note of the IP address, you will need it to access the Web GUI.
- Connect your phone line from the wall jack to the FXO1 port. Do NOT use the FXS ports.
B. Accessing Web GUI
The Grandstream is configured via a Web GUI interface after the device has booted, you should have an IP address that can be used to access it.
1. Open a web browser and enter the IP address into the address bar in the following format: https://ipaddress:8089 (The IP address is displayed on the LCD screen of the Grandstream)
2. Depending on your browser, you may receive a warning about the security certificate. You can ignore this warning and continue to the website. Here is an example of the warning in IE.
3. After the portal loads, enter the default credentials.
Password: (see label on the bottom of the device for the default password)
4. You should now be logged into the Web GUI and you can begin configuring the device.
C. Grandstream Configuration
We strongly suggest setting a static IP address for the device. Please be aware that it is possible for an IP address to change when using DHCP. You may need to work with your IT team to arrange a static IP address that can be assigned to the device.
Configure Static IP Address
- After logging in to the Web GUI, expand System Settings on the left and select Network Settings
- Change "Method" drop down from Route -> to Switch
- Change IP Method from DHCP to Static
- Using the information provided by your IT team, fill in the fields for IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway IP, and DNS Server 1
- Click the Save button on the top right and then click Apply Settings.
- You will be prompted to reboot the device, click OK and wait for the reboot to complete.
D. WIN-911 Configuration
E. General Settings Tab
Select SIP/VoIP for Voice Hardware
SIP Account Settings:
- User ID: 1000
- Display Name: You can leave this empty as it is not used.
- Enable Registration Required
- Registration ID: 1000
- Password: 123abc
- Bi-Directional Channels: 1
- Inbound Channels: 0
- Outbound Channels: 0
Server Address: Enter the IP address of the Grandstream UCM6202
Important! - If you have more than 1 IP address assigned to your machine running WIN-911, you MUST change the "Binding" setting to "Specify" and put in the IP address that is on the correct network to communicate with the Grandstream UCM6202.
Leave the other settings at their default.
F. Audio Settings Tab
F.1 Speech Synthesis
- Voice Selection: Select the text-to-speech engine WIN-911 will use to generate audio during phone calls. Text-to-speech engines vary depending on the Windows operating system.
- Speaking Rate Offset: Allows you to control the speed of the text-to-speech engine.
- Volume: Set the volume level of the text-to-speech engine playback.
Greeting Message: Custom greeting that will play at the beginning of all phone calls (this can be edited if you desire)
Codec: Auto Select
Click the button and return to the General tab.
H. Test SIP Settings
Now that the Grandstream and WIN-911 are set up, return to the WIN-911 Voice Gateway to place a test phone call.
- Click thebutton at the bottom of the General tab.
- Enter a phone number to dial. (Be familiar with your phone line from your provider, does it require a prefix to dial out? Do you have long distance enabled? etc...)
- Click the button and WIN-911 will attempt to place a call. If the Grandstream accepts the call, a confirmation dialog will appear.
- Congratulations, you have successfully configured WIN-911 to use the Grandstream UCM6202.
*** IMPORTANT ***
G. Additional Settings
Configure Phone Call Delay
In some environments, when placing back to back phone calls, it is possible for the Grandstream to signal to WIN-911 that it is ready to accept the next call before it has disconnected from the analog phone line. When this occurs, the next call that is placed will fail. We've added a configurable delay that is placed between all phone calls. The delay is configured in the WIN-911 Voice Runtime configuration file. Use the instructions below to add a 10-second delay between calls.
- Open File Explorer and Browse to C:\Program Files (x86)\WIN-911 Software\WIN-911 Enterprise\Voice
- Open WIN911.Notifier.Voice.Runtime.exe.config in Notepad
- Find the <appSettings> section and paste the following key - as shown above.
<add key="CallDelaySeconds" value="10"/>
- Save the config file, open your Windows "Services" and restart the WIN-911 Voice Runtime service.