Options for adding a TEL-14 or SIP device into an EHX Party Line (PL)

One Can not just add a TEL-14 or a SIP port into a Party Line as we used to do, now. So there are some options that we can use in order to facilitate this by other means.

There are several options for achieving this application. We will use a TEL-14 & V-Panels for this exercise and show you two options. But this also works for SIP ports and some other panels, as well.


Using the ROUTE and CONTROL method to configure a pathway that can be accessed from a control placed on a key on your panel to route the call to a Party Line. This option is also available for users who are using legacy ICS 1008 or 1016 panels.

The first step it to create a New ROUTE(s)  (Red Arrow) From the Device(s)  (TEL-14, in this case … Purple Arrow) to The Party Line (PL) that you want to add it to.  Here we have created a new ROUTE (Red Arrow)  and named it Tel-PL and selected Talk-And-Reverse-Listen (Blue Arrow) as the route action and select the ROUTE TARGET from the resources in the lower, darker portion of the window (Green Arrow)

In the CONTROLS page of EHX, add a new control (Red Arrow, below) and attach (Blue Arrow, below) the ROUTE you just made (Purple Arrow, below) by selecting it from the Available Routes Tab column (Green Arrow below).

In the PANELS Page, With the desired PL already programmed onto a key, program the desired CONTROL that you just added (in this case Tel-PL CTR) to your panel.         Apply these changes to the Project Map.


OPTION 2:   The Assignment Panel PL Option

One can do Live Assignments of members of a Party Line via a panel (V-panels or i-Stations).

In CARDS and PORTS, click on the port number of the panel(s) to assign this option to (Blue Arrow).

In the ASSIGNMENT PANEL OPTIONS of the Advanced Settings, check the Partyline assignment box (Red arrow).

First, Make sure that the PL that you want to add devices to and those devices themselves are all on the same page of the panel.  These can be all on the Main Page or on one of the SHIFT Pages.

On that physical Panel, select the menu button (Blue Arrow) and then select ASSNMT PNL (Red arrow).

NOTE:  On the 2RU panels that have a keypad, you can use the #4 button (Green arrow) as a shortcut to get to the ASSNMT PNL menu function

You should see all the assigned Party Lines on the panel flash.

  1. First, select the PL that you want to add a device to.

2. select the device you want to add that PL.

 Now, that the selected device has been added to the Partyline, it can now be communicated with from any device that interacts with that Partyline.

In order to prevent a panel from inadvertently disconnecting (hanging up) when unlatching a talk/listen key to the SIP or TEL-14 line, select that port number (Red Arrow, below)

Select Disconnect by Remote Hang-up (Blue Arrow, below) in the Advanced Settings / Telephone Options for that TEL-14 or LQ SIP port.

Now Apply the Map to the Matrix.

Even though you selected that option, you can still hang up (or place the call back “On Hook”) by giving permissions to panels that you want to have this option; to be able to hang up from the panel. Select the panel’s port (Red Arrow below) and then, in the Advanced Settings/Panel Options of the panel’s port, select Line Release and Apply the Map to the Matrix.  (Blue Arrow below)

For Auto-Answer or DTMF dial-out functions, such as dialling out or Speed Dial options, please see the EHX and Panel manuals for details.


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