Directed Call Pickup


#1

Very new and extremely impressed with Asterisk.
Our current phone system has a directed call pickup feature -
You hear your phone ringing, you can press a “pick” button and dial your extension on a remote phone and answer your phone.
I can not figure out how to do this with Astersik. I am aware of the group pickup and dialing *8, I am afraid this will not work for us, I want more of a directed call pickup.
Any help or config examples would be greatly appreciated, we are using polycom 501 and 601 phones with directed call pickup enabled

Thank you


#2

use the application Pickup(). you can do:

exten => _999.,1,Pickup(${EXTEN:3})

so you then dial 999 followed by the extension you want to answer. It will then answer that extension.

voip-info.org/wiki/view/asterisk+cmd+pickup has more info, hopefully this is what you are looking for!