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Programming the DSS/BLF

I am trying to program the buttons on this DSS/BLF unit. All I can find is this: (which doesn't tell me how to program the buttons)
Direct Station Select/Busy Lamp Field UnitConnects to Axxess Executive and Standard digital display endpoints for one-button access additional extension numbers, features and resources.

  • Provides single-button access to 60 extension numbers, hunt group pilot numbers, trunks or trunk groups and/or feature codes
  • An Executive or Standard digital display endpoint can be equipped with up to four DSS/BLF units, increasing your capacity to as many as 240 programmable buttons.
  • LED (Light Emitting Diode) lamps indicate whether associates are available or unavailable
Button Assignment Options:
  • Call Key – Answers ringing and holding outside calls, up to 10 Call Keys can be designated in each key map
  • DSS/BLF Key – Provides one-key dialing of extension numbers; the lamp shows the status of the associated station or hunt group
  • Feature Key – Accommodates one-button dialing of feature codes; can be quickly programmed to turn features on and off with the touch of a button
  • Forward Key – Used for the call forwarding feature
  • Hunt Group Key – Used for one-button dialing of hunt group pilot numbers to search through a designated group of stations until finding one which is available
  • Programmable Key – Provides personalized feature code dialing at individual stations
  • Speed Dial Key – Allows one-button dialing of up to 10 extensions or outside numbers
Can anyone help me with this? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Programming the DSS/BLF

Need to login in system and program buttons from there.

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DSS is a term for Direct Station Select.

In Panasonic, a DSS console is separate from the phone and some system functions can only be programmed on a DSS key. You can program some buttons to Directly Select Extensions, but they only select extensions and can't be used to replace DSS keys.

Yeah, I know it's confusing, but that's the nature of Panasonic. Other systems have DSS keys also and use that term.


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If you have manual(z), they should. One, the OM (operating manual) will tell you how to set up your personal programming.

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Default Installer Password = INTERCOM *746
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You must program ringing assignments on a per station/per line basis. You can control ringing for every line that has appearance at a station assigning immediate, or direct, ringing to some lines and delayed ringing to others. NOTE: Do not program direct ringing for lines that you assign to the direct department calling feature.
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