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6. Infrared Dialling
Some H323 IP phones include an infrared (IR) port at the front of the phone. This includes the 4606, 4612, 4624 and
4620 phone. The port appears as a dark plastic window on the front edge of the phone, just below the normal dialling
You can use the IR port in the following ways:
·Dial a Number to Start a Call
This can be done by beaming the contact information held in a personal organizer address book.
·Swap Text Files During a Call
If calling another IP phone extension that has an IR port, text files can be beamed between extensions.
When using infrared beaming, the following must be remembered:
·The device beaming or receiving must be IrDA compatible. This is the case for most computer and personal
organizer IR ports.
·The range of transmission is typically a maximum of 5 feet (1.5 meters) and with a 5° degree spread (this is
unlike IR devices used for remote controls which typically beam over a long range and much wider angle spread).
·For details of enabling and using IR beaming from your personal organizer or PC, refer to the manufacturer's
·Some personal organizers can be set to beam to modems and mobile phones which use different transmission
formats. The personal organizer may need to be set to beaming to another PC/personal organizer for dialling to
·These features have been tested with several devices as indicated. However, this is not a commitment to
continually test or support those devices against future levels of software.