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Configuring the Epygi QX IP PBX for use with Leviton OmniTouch 7 Touchscreens and Leviton INDSI Door Stations

Configuring the Epygi QX IP PBX for use with Leviton OmniTouch 7 Touchscreens

and Leviton INDSI Door Stations

Introduction:

The Leviton home automation solution, featuring the powerful OmniTouch 7 Touchscreen, can be configured with an Epygi IP PBX to offer paging and door station control when used with a door station, such as the Leviton INDS1. Once configured, the solution will offer the following scenario possibilities:

  1. Calling directly from an OmniTouch 7 Touchscreen to a single device or multiple devices in a ring group, such as phones, door stations or other OmniTouch 7 Touchscreens. If the called device supports video, the OmniTouch 7 Touchscreen will see the video from the called device.From the door station, a call can be placed to a group of devices, such as phones, door stations or several OmniTouch 7 Touchscreens. If the called device supports video, the door station video feed will be seen.

  2. On the OmniTouch 7 Touchscreens, the video is seen even prior to answer. Using the keypad from the device that answered the call, door access can be granted by pressing a digit(s) to unlock the door control. If the call is answered by the OmniTouch 7 Touchscreen, an activation key is available to operate the door relay.

Requirements:

The following components are required:

1.      Epygi QX IP PBX: QX200 IP PBX (QX50 and QX2000 are also compatible) software version 6.1.5 or higher.

2.      The Leviton OmniTouch 7 Touchscreen using software version 1.14 or higher.

3.      For configuring the Leviton devices Dealer PC Access using software version 3.15.0.803 or higher.

4.      Omni pro II using software version 3.14A or higher.

5.      Leviton INDS1 Door Station

Configuring the Epygi IP PBX:

 

Since the Epygi has a built-in firewall and DHCP server, the system has a WAN port as well as a LAN port. The WAN port can be used to connect to an existing private network or even to a public network. By default, the WAN port will receive an IP address if connected to a local network with a DHCP server. The LAN port can be used as the DHCP server for the network. By default, the LAN DHCP server will be disabled. 

In this configuration guide, the details provided are for a network that has an existing router that will also be the DHCP server on the network. The Epygi IP PBX, the Leviton INDS1 door station and the Leviton OmniTouch 7 Touchscreen will all be connected to have an IP from the network DHCP server. See figure 1 for the network configuration.

 

 


Figure 1: IP PBX connected to the network via WAN port, Firewall/Router acting as the DHCP server to the Epygi, OmniTouch 7 Touchscreen, Leviton INDS1 and IP phones

The Epygi IP PBX WAN port can also be connected directly to the internet and serve as the DHCP server for the local network (Figure 2). In this case the OmniTouch 7 Touchscreen, Leviton INDS1, and IP phones would be connected to the Epygi IP PBX LAN port.



Figure 2: Devices connected to Epygi IP PBX LAN. The Epygi is the Firewall/Router acting as the DHCP server to the OmniTouch 7 Touchscreen, Leviton INDS1, and IP phones, all connected on the Epygi LAN.

To connect to the LAN IP address of the system (172.30.0.1) you will need to set a static IP address on your PC to be in the same subnet (e.g. 172.30.0.100):

   1.       Using a standard network patch cable, connect the Epygi WAN to the local network.

2.       Using a second network patch cable, connect the PC being using to configure the system to the LAN port of the Epygi.

3.       Change the PC’s ethernet adapter settings to have a static IP address (e.g. 172.30.0.100) to be in the same subnet as the Epygi.

4.       Open a browser and connect to the Epygi LAN using 172.30.0.1.

 

 



5.       Enter the default Username (admin) and Password (19) and click Log In.

6.       Click Setup -Basic Setup and select System (LAN) to start the System Configuration Wizard.

7.       If needed, change the LAN IP address or leave at the default of 172.30.0.1 and enable the DHCP server to provide IP addresses on the LAN. Enabling the DHCP server would be needed for the optional configuration, Figure 2.

 


 

8.       Click Finish to begin making the changes and initializing the rollback feature. When complete a Confirm Settings page will appear- click on Ok. If you changed the IP address of the LAN port, you will not see the confirmation page until you reconnect using the new IP. You have 20 minutes to confirm the settings or it will roll back to the previous settings

9.       Before configuring the WAN IP you can check to see if the system has already received an IP by going to the Status – System Status – Network menu. The settings displayed may be helpful before proceeding to the next steps of assigning a static IP. Click Setup -Basic Setup and select Internet (WAN) to start the Internet Configuration Wizard.

a.       Assign the system WAN port to a static IP address, subnet mask and default gateway. The fixed name server (DNS server) is only needed if a DNS server is available for the network.

b.      Click Finish to finalize the changes. 

c.       At this point you would be able to login to the Epygi by connecting via the WAN or LAN IP address after resetting your PC adapter connection settings back to DHCP.

10.   For using the optional configuration (figure 2), go to Interfaces, IP Lines, IP Line Settings and change the setting “Configure IP phones from:”, set to LAN. Pressing Save will require a reboot of the unit to update this setting. Changing this setting will allow the Epygi to provide the proper interface IP address to the devices being configured by the system.

 

Add Extensions for IP phones, Touchscreens and Door Stations

1.       Click Extensions – Extensions and press Save to leave at the default of three-digit extension numbering.   Extensions can be deleted and re-added later if needed. The extensions management page is shown (Figure 3). Each extension has been assigned to either an FXS port or an IP Line. The IP phones, Touchscreens and door stations will be configured to the extensions with the IP Lines. If needed, an IP Line can be re-assigned from one extension to another extension. In the example below, if extension 102 will be used for a door station the Attached Line will need to be changed from FXS 1 to an IP Line.

2.       Check the box beside all of the extensions that will be used (touchscreens, IP phones, door stations) and click Edit.


Figure 3: Extensions Management page

3.       Click on Codec Settings and put a check beside the modify fields, G.711u, G.729a and H.264 and press Save. 


Figure 4: Codecs page

4.       Check the box beside the first extension to be configured (e.g. ext. 103) and click Edit.

5.       In the General Settings enter the desired Display Name (e.g. Touchscreen1) and press Save. The Display Name will be used for Caller Id purposes. It is not necessary to reboot the phone now.

6.       To configure the SIP registration settings for the IP phones, touchscreens and door stations:

a.       From the Edit extension, General Settings click on Go to Line Settings to configure the SIP settings for the device.

b.      Set the Phone Model to Other for touchscreens and door stations.

c.       For supported IP Phones, choose the Phone Model from the dropdown and enter the MAC Address of the IP Phone.

d.      Enter the device SIP Registration Username. You can use the default or set your own.

e.       Enter the Registration Password by creating your own or preferably, click on Generate Password and select one. CRITICAL NOTE: Make a note of the Username and Password as they will be needed when configuring the touchscreen and door stations.

f.        For IP phones, reset the phone to factory default to complete the configuration.

g.      Repeat the above listed steps for each IP phone, touchscreen and door station that will be connecting to the Epygi IP PBX.

Create a Ring Group

1.       From the Dashboard menu click Extensions, Extensions to go to the Extensions Management menu.

2.       Click Add and add a new extension number (e.g. extension 400), leave the Type set to User Extension. Press Save. In the General Settings enter the Display Name of Ring Group (or other desired name), and click Save. Press Go Back to return to the General Settings.

3.       Click Go To User Settings and then select Caller ID Services. Click Any Address and then select Many Extension Ringing to define the ring group.

4.       Check the boxes beside each extension (IP Phones and Touchscreens) that will be included in the ring group and click Enable/Disable. Click Enable Service and press Save to activate the MER option. CRITICAL NOTE: DO NOT CHECK THE BOXES FOR ANY DOOR STATIONS.

 

Figure 5: Caller ID Based Services page

Create a Paging Group

1.       From the Dashboard menu click Extensions, Extensions to go to the Extensions Management menu.

2.       Click Add and add a new extension number (e.g. ext. 401), set the Type to Paging Group. Press Save. In the General Settings enter the Display Name of Paging Group (or other desired name), and click Save.

3.       Click on Edit Paging Group and put a check beside each of the extensions to be paged and click EnableCRITICAL NOTE: DO NOT CHECK THE BOXES FOR ANY DOOR STATIONS.

 

Figure 6: Paging Group of Extension # page

 

 

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