Features

ucplus comes packed with plenty of features.
Explore the features below and how to use them.

Call Control

Making calls

Making calls from your computer is straightforward with ucplus.

It will increase your productivity by saving you time and reducing the number of misdialled numbers.


Receiving calls

ucplus can be used to tell you who is calling before you answer the phone. This can prove beneficial in many ways.

When you are busy working on a project it can allow you to be selective about which calls to answer. Also, it can allow you to greet the caller in a more personal way. When receiving a call it is very easy to store the caller's name for future use. Also with CRM integration, callers' details are quickly searched and displayed.


Transferring calls

ucplus provides an easy method to transfer calls.

Through the Presence window it allows users to see the availability of their colleagues and make intelligent decisions when transferring calls.

Users can perform an immediate transfer to quickly distribute calls. Or they can easily use ucplus to consult with colleagues and switch between calls.

Click-to-dial

Web page dialling

ucplus supports two separate ways of dialing from web pages.

Web pages can be scanned for valid telephone numbers and, when found, they are turned into hyperlinks to make dialing easy. Also, ucplus can be configured to provide dialling directly from many web-based business applications packages.

For more information on supported browsers click here

Clipboard Dialing

Each time you copy a valid telephone number to the clipboard, a windows notification will appear which, when clicked, will dial the number.


Bespoke dialling

ucplus allows developers to add dialing support directly from their applications.

Instructions are provided within the software.

Alternatively, ucplus can often be configured to work with existing applications to save any development work. See "Application dialing" for more details.


Application dialling

ucplus supports several methods of dialing from applications.

Many applications can be enabled to allow dialing directly from within the application.


Focus dialling

Focus dialing will automatically detect fields that contain dial-able numbers and will present a click-to-dial option to the right of the field.

If the application field contains more than one potential telephone number, a drop-down is displayed when you hover over the click-to-dial icon, allowing you to select which number to dial.


TAPI Dialling

Once you have enabled TAPI and configured your TAPI compatible business applications, you will be able to dial out telephone numbers directly from the CRM application.

Screen popping

Screen popping allows a business application contact record associated with an inbound caller’s number to be opened simply by clicking an icon shown in the preview window.

This can be configured to pop automatically if preferred.

Preview window

Address Book

The Address Book provides an easy way to create contacts.

Users can search for existing contacts or create new ones easily while on the telephone. The Address book is extended to include business application contacts when integration is used.

Address Book window

Call History

The Call History window contains a list of an extension user's recent calls.

Users can make calls directly from the Call History window.

The video shows the Call History window being used.

Call History window

Presence

The Presence window allows users to see the extension status of their colleagues.

The content of the display itself can be controlled in order to define and limit which user extensions are displayed. The window also allows a user to make calls to (or consult with, or transfer calls to) any of those extensions.

Presence window

Skype for Business Integration

Two areas of Skype for Business integration are available through the ucplus PC client when installed on a PC that is also running the Skype for Business client.

Although call control is still done through the ucplus client, the Skype for Business user can make calls to other Skype for Business users using the "Call using deskphone" option that is inserted in to the standard Skype for Business menu by ucplus. If "Update Skype for Business state when on a call" is checked in the ucplus PC client configuration, the Skype for Business client's status will be automatically set to "in a call" when the handset makes or receives a call, or "do not disturb" when the handset goes to DND.

ucplus Skype for Business Setup

Technical Functionalities

ucplus Client

Infrastructure
Architecture ucplus client is installed on the end user PC which makes a connection to the Skype for Business client installed on the same PC.
Licenses required (for each user who requires the functionality) Any Skype for Business CAL
Any ucplus PC client e.g. Express / Extra or Fusion
Skype for Business environments supported Please click here
Call Control
Answer handset From ucplus Preview (pop-up) window
Call Forward handset From ucplus client
Transfer call From ucplus client
Make call From Skype for Business client or ucplus client
Status update
Skype for Business Client-"In a call" When the handset makes or receives a call
Skype for Business Client-"Do not disturb" When the handset goes to DND

Other Features

Preferred Device

Preferred Device allows a user to monitor and control multiple devices and select which device they prefer to use to make and receive calls.


Busylight

ucplus integrates with Busylight so now everyone in the office can see if a colleague is available for a conversation, busy on the phone or simply does not want to be disturbed.

ucplus

  • Available (not on a call)
  • Held
  • Busy (on a call/online meeting)
  • Ringing
  • Do Not Disturb / Forward
  • Voice mail

Busylight colour

  • Green
  • Fast flashing yellow (250ms)
  • Red
  • Flashing red (500ms)
  • Blue
  • Slow flashing magenta (1000ms)
Click here for more information on Busylight

Microsoft Active Directory Integration

Directory integration allows ucplus users to be created directly from users already defined in Microsoft Active Directory. This feature is particularly powerful when used in conjunction with ucplus's enhanced client security enabling fast deployment of secured ucplus user accounts. The ucplus user accounts will also be auto-populated with both internal and external numbers defined in Microsoft Active Directory. This is very beneficial for clients that make use of DDI numbers such as the ucplus Mobile client.

Directory integration can also work the other way, that is, telephone numbers defined in ucplus can populate Microsoft Active Directory.


Microsoft Exchange Calendar Integration

Microsoft Exchange calendar integration allows a user's availability and absence greeting to be updated directly from the Microsoft Exchange server. Microsoft Exchange calendar integration will update a user's availability and absence greeting regardless of the status of their ucplus client.