Digium A-Series Phones provide a Contacts application that allows searching and dialing from a list of parties. On the phone, the application supports both locally added contacts as well as remote lists of contacts. This page focuses on the use of remote lists of contacts.
Loading a Contact List
Remote retrieval, as a part of the phone's configuration file, is controlled with the AUTOUPDATE CONFIG MODULE configuration section with the Auto Pbook Url configuration parameter, e.g.:
Contacts XML skeleton
A basic Contacts XML structure is defined here:
And, a more fleshed-out example looks like:
DirectoryEntry: Child Element of <AsteriskIPPhoneDirectory>
|Name||string||Specifies the name of the contact.|
Specifies the number to be dialed for this contact.
|Mobile||string||Specifies a mobile number to be dialed for this contact.|
Specifies an additional, other number to be dialed for this contact.
|Ring||Integer, 1-9, Defaults to 2||Sets the ringing type, from 1-9, of the phone for calls received from numbers matching this contact. Defaults to 2.|