Merlin Legend MLX-10D "intercom" mode?

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I'm trying to figure out how to set up an "intercom" station on
a Merlin Legend R7 system with MLX-10D sets.  What I need is a
speakerphone that auto-answers incoming calls.  It'll be
installed next to a cleanroom station and I can't require the
person to touch anything to answer incoming calls.

After looking through the Avaya manuals, it looks like the HFAI
button is almost what I want, but it doesn't do anything.  When
pressed, the green LED lights, but incoming calls still have to
be answered by pressing the "speaker" button or by lifting the

Anybody know how to make an MLX-10D auto-answer incoming calls
in speakerphone mode?

If not, is there some other set I can get that will do that?

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Re: Merlin Legend MLX-10D "intercom" mode?

Grant Edwards wrote:

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Hands-Free Auto Answering only works on internal calls, but at least for
internal calls it should do what you need it to.
I'm not too familiar with Legends to suggest a workaround, so hopefully
you'll get more posts here.

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD
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Re: Merlin Legend MLX-10D "intercom" mode?

On 2005-09-22, Dmitri(

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It does work except for failures due to pilot error:

HFAI only picks up if the caller used an "SA Voice" button when
placing the call.  However, when I printed all of the phone
labels way back when, I accidentally reversed the "SA Voice"
and "SA Ring" labels, so I was using SA Ring when I thought I
was using SA Voice.

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