6.4 Licences

Licence Files

This section provides a list of installed licence files including basic descriptions. Here you can install, uninstall or download the licence files to your computer. The field consists of several columns with the following meanings:

  • Serial number of CPU – shows the CPU serial number.
  • File – shows the absolute path to a licence file within the system data space.
  • State – shows the current state of a licence file within the system (e.g. LoadedNot loadedBad CPU, etc.).
  • E1 ports – shows the count of licensed ports for ISDN PRI.
  • E1 channels – shows the count of licensed channels for ISDN PRI.
  • SIP terminals – shows the count of licensed terminals for VoIP telephones that are necessary for logging your VoIP extension to the SIP proxy.
  • ME – shows the count of licensed external extensions (ME – Mobility Extensions). To enable the Transfer parameter on the Properties – ME tab on any of the hierarchical levels, you need more licences. Setting this parameter to YES on the user level needs as many licences as many extensions the user has. Setting this parameter to YES on the carrier level needs as many licences are there are extensions logged to the carriers of the selected type.

Figure: Example of Three–Licence 2N® NetStar

 

Licences 

This part displays a well-arranged table showing details on a selected licence file. The field consists of several columns with the following meanings:

  • Feature – shows the type of a licensed service, interface or object within the system.
  • Type – defines a licence within its type.
  • Licensed – shows the count of licensed channels, terminals or service accesses.
  • Requested – the currently requested count of channels, terminals or service accesses. The red-highlighted rows indicate a lack of licences.

If no licence is available, the PBX works in the trial mode. After the trial licence expiry (800 hours), the system is blocked and will not work until the relevant licence is installed.

Figure: View of Licence Features Table

Most Important Licences 

The survey below includes the most important licences including their function descriptions.

  • SIP terminal – shows the count of licensed terminals for VoIP phones. You cannot log in a VoIP extension to the SIP proxy without a terminal.
  • Mobility Extension user – shows the count of Mobility Extension licences (external extensions). They are necessary for enabling the Transfer parameter on the Properties – ME tab on some of the hierarchical levels. Setting this parameter to Yes on the user level needs as many licences as there are user extensions (excluding external extensions). Setting this parameter to Yes on the carrier type level needs ME licences for all extensions logged in to the carriers of this type.
  • CallBack user – the CallBack licence shows the count of extensions that are allowed to use and that are currently using the function.
  • Conference subscriber – the licence shows the highest count of conference participants during the PBX operation instead of the current count of participants for the Requested column. The function helps identify the need for licence expansion.
  • Conference rooms – shows the count of licensed and currently existing conference rooms. The licence is also allocated to the rooms that are currently inactive due to a time condition.
  • VoiceMail user – gives the count of users to whom the VoiceMail function may be assigned and the count of users who are currently using the VoiceMail function.
  • Modem – the modem licence shows no count. The function is either licensed or unlicensed.
  • Event reporter – the Event reporter licence shows no count. The function is either licensed or unlicensed.
  • Call recording – the count of recording users or channels is licensed. One licence is allocated to one virtual port channel or one station of an authorised user. This means that 30 licences are needed to enable recording over the whole ISDN PRI port. If, for example, your licence is limited to 10, calls via 10 channels of this port will only be recorded.