Installing the License Server
1. Select a PC running a 64bit OS. It can be either Linux (preferred) or Windows. This server should be on-line during operation hours and should have a static IP. Make sure there are no firewalls that might be blocking the communication between the server and the clients.
2. In the package you received from us you will find a user manual. Please follow the installation instructions that are detailed in this manual.
Installing SoliCall Pro on Agent’s PCs
On each agent PC, install SoliCall Pro. Initially when you open the screen of SoliCall Pro, you will see the error message “Invalid License Server”. To resolve this error, go to “Tools->License Server” and enter the IP of the license server:
Now, this error message will disappear. In addition, in the CLI of the license server you should be able to see the actual usage count:
SoliCall Pro starts with the a built-in evaluation period. If you received a license for SoliCall Pro, you can install it on each instance of SoliCall Pro. This is done via “Tools->Enter License…”
The next step is to avoid Windows from blocking SoliCall Pro from communicating with other instances of SoliCall Pro and with the PBXMate server. This is done by opening a command line as administrator and typing:
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”SoliCall” dir=in action=allow program=”C:\Program Files (x86)\SoliCall\bin\SoliCall_Pro.exe” enable=yes
Use the manual in the PBXMate package you received from us. Please note that if you are installing PBXMate on the same machine on which you installed the “license server” then the installation directory for PBXMate should be the same as the one you used for the license server. Once installation is complete you should update the following variables in the configuration file (pbxmate.conf):
After you have the evaluation version running, please contact us to receive the production version and license.
Configuring PBXMate on each PC
On each installation of SoliCall Pro, go to “Tools->PBXMate”, check “Connect to PBXMate” and update the IP of PBXMate server.
1. If the IP of the agent’s PCs is not static, then select “MAC” for the Station Identifier.
2. If your softphone is not releasing the microphone after each call but rather keeps the microphone constantly open, the result is that SoliCall Pro will treat the entire duration as one single long call. This behavior will result in lower quality of noise reduction. Therefore in such case you should enable automatic splitting of long calls. The automatic splitting is using voice activity detection that is part of the noise reduction filtering, so make sure you did not disable the noise-reduction filtering in the option menu.
Monitoring the usage & statistics
Using the web browser you can view few graphs/statistics that are generated by PBXMate. You can look at:
Statistics of live calls
Note: if in the live statistics you see call duration not exceeding 30 seconds although the calls are actually longer – this means there is a firewall blocking the communication from PBXMate to SoliCall Pro client.
Noise Map being populated
For example, the last line in this Noise-Map indicates that for agent “192.168.1.12” there are two other agents disturbing him/her: “192.168.1.3” and “192.168.1.7”
Testing the Audio Quality
In addition to listening to the audio “after” filtering, you can also compare the audio “before” and “after”. In order to do so, you will need to activate recording in SoliCall Pro, both the regular recording and also the “extended recording” (via “Tools->Advanced Options…”). Once you do so, SoliCall Pro will start recording the calls. Contact us to get a utility (“parse_recording_dir”) that will generate from the recorded data audio files of “before” and “after”.