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RJ21 Amphenol Pinout
25 Pair RJ-21 (Amphenol) telephony connector Colours

25 Pair Color Code
The 25-pair color code is used to identify individual conductors in a twisted pair cable, used in telecommunication wiring.

Cable Color-Coding Reference
Standard color codings for telephone cables and bundle binders.

2N StarGate AT Commands
Summary of Stargate GSM Gateway AT commands, from the 2N technical Documentation.

Encrypt a folder
To encrypt files within a folder, with no additional software, follow this procedure.

APC NMC TCP/IP settings
How to set the APC UPS Network Management Card (AP9631) TCP/IP settings.

Replacing M1 Batteries
The Meridian 1 DC-powered systems require an external DC power plant consisting of rectifiers, batteries, and power distribution and control equipment.

BIX Loop Block
To make more than one connection to a BIX block pair, eg: to bridge-tap, we need to construct a parallel loop block.

CallBill3 DBA configuration
Procedure to configure a CS1K and CallBill to transfer call records via IP, eg: with a network connection, not serial.

CallBill Call Record Archive
Use this procedure to archive CallBill Call Records.

CallBill Installation Procedure
Requires the CallBill installation CD.

CallBill Monthly Reports
To track telephone charges, three reports are required on a monthly basis.

Add New User in CallBill
Add a new user.

Update CallBill rates
How to update CallBill rates.

CallBill Cost Center Report
Running the Duration Cost Totals report by Cost Center.

CallBill Self-Install
Requires the CallBill installation CD.

Change User Info in CallBill
How to change User Information in Call Bill.

DN Licence exceeded
Procedure to configure a CS1K and CallBill to transfer call records via IP, eg: with a network connection, not serial.

Configuring an MRV
The MRV is a terminal server that provides IP access to serial COM ports, and pseudo TTY's (PTY's).

Ubuntu on a CPDC card
If you have a spare Common Processor Dual Core card (NTDW53 or NTDW54), you can use this procedure to install Ubuntu on it.

Formating FAT16
How to Format a Compact Flash drive to the older FAT 16 scheme in OS X.

DTMF Tone Generator
DTMF keypad tone generator / dial-tone / busy-tone / ring-tone / re-order-tone / HTML 5 tones.

Ethernet Patch Cables
How to wire ethernet pach cables.

Common Fiber Connectors
Pictorial reference to help identify LC, SC, ST, and FC fiber connectors.

Fiber Optic Test
Some basic Fiber Optic questions and answers

Finding a MAC address
How to determine the hardware MAC address of a network interface.

PhoneMaster Connect Info
Meridian Connection Information Necessary for PhoneMaster Installation.

PhoneMaster 6 Install Guide
The following procedure describes how to install PhoneMaster 6.

PhoneMaster 5 Install Guide
The following procedure describes how to install PhoneMaster.

Harris Blades
Harris punch-down tools support a wide selection of blades, including 110/88 Blocks, 66 Blocks and GTE hardware.

IP Address Cheat Sheet
Network subnet class chart.

ISDN (PRI) Cause Codes
ISDN Cause Codes or Call Clearing Codes

ISO 3166 Country Codes
List of countries, with alpha and numeric country codes

Remove Image GPS Info
A way to remove the location (GPS) information embedded in photos.

Lock or Sleep a Mac
5 ways to Lock (or sleep) your Mac in Mac OS X - a simple way to prevent access when you walk away.

Symmetra LX Module Swap
Steps necessary to replace an APC Symmetra LX Module

Basic OS X UNIX Commands
How to edit the Mac OS X hosts file.

The Mac OS X hosts file
How to edit the Mac OS X hosts file with the terminal program nano.

RLOGIN to a CS1K (Mac)
How to use rlogin to access a CS1K from a Mac with OS X.

Mac OS X Serial Applications
List of GUI terminal emulation software for console TTY's on a Mac with OS X.

Mac's and serial TTY's
Serial adapter drivers, programs, pinout, and tips for console TTY's on a Mac.

Mac
Apple Mac and OS X stuff

Mac OS X Software Tools
A list of useful OS X software tools for a tech equiped with a MacBook Pro.

Running Apache
How to start-stop Apache, and enable user sites in OS X.

MPR25 Rectifier Adjustment
Steps necessary to adjust and align Nortel MPR25 Rectifier groups used in DC power (battery) PBX installations.

Rebuild a corrupted OTM database
Procedure to rebuild a corrupted OTM station database

Deleting orphaned stations
Procedure to delete old OTM station records

Correcting Ground Path Problems
There are two types of ground used in telephone systems: saftey ground and system ground. Here we show how to test them.

Power Fail Transfer
PBX power fail transfer units will re-direct an analog trunk to an analog phone in the case of PBX failure.

MRV Ports and Ports
The MRV is a terminal server that provides IP access to serial COM ports.

Reloading an MRV
To reload an MRV which won't boot, you can re-install the software with this procedure.

Power over Ethernet
802.3af is the original Power over Ethernet standard, 802.3at revised

RJ45 Cabling Tips
T-568A and T-568B wiring standards

MRV Serial Pinout
The signal assignments of the MRV 8-pin (RJ-45) jacks.

All About Analog Lines
Analog Lines and Trunks - A Detailed Explanation of Trunk Types and Differences

All About Analog Lines
Analog Lines and Trunks - A Detailed Explanation of Trunk Types and Differences

Upgrading an MRV
Upgrade the MRV software (and/or ppciboot) using the update command in the Superuser command mode

USB-Serial adapters
Confirm which COM port a USB adapter is associated with using the Windows Device Manager

Using the MRV
The MRV is a terminal server that provides IP access to serial COM ports, and pseudo TTY's (PTY's).

Build a UCM in VMWare
How to build a functioning CS1000 Unified Communications Manager (UCM) on a Mac in VMWare.

Build a UCM in VMWare
How to build a functioning CS1000 Unified Communications Manager (UCM) on a Mac in VMWare.

VoIP Standards Guide
h.323 voip Audio, Video, Data Standard

Key VoIP Tests
h.323 Audio, Video, Data Standard

Weather Reports
How to get weather reports from the terminal in OS X.

IP Location Finder
Resolve the geographical region of an IP address with this tool

Wiring up ISDN
ISDN distribution uses standard RJ45 sockets. The correct method and pinout is described here.

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