Configure vBroadcast Dialer
The vBroadcast Dialer application has been designed to allow Resellers to create Sub Tenants that can manage their own dialer services. It can be controlled from any web browser at a domain name that Resellers control. As a reseller, you simply create a DNS CNAME record pointing your chosen domain name to vbroadcast.skyswitch.com.
The SkySwitch vBroadcast Dialer application can be used to place outbound calls to a list of recipients. When a recipient answers the outbound call that was placed by the dialer application, the application can take any of these actions:
- Play a pre-recorded audio file and hang up
- Play a pre-recorded audio file then transfer the call to a Call Center Agent
- Transfer the call to a Call Center Agent (with no pre-recorded audio file)
The vBroadcast Dialer application is designed to be used in conjunction with the SkySwitch WebContact Call Center Suite. Connected calls can be transferred to an Agent within the Sub Tenant’s PBX Domain using an inbound trunk on the PBX. Outbound calls to recipients can be limited based on the availability of Agents such that the system will only make outbound calls if an agent is available to talk with the recipient.
To add this service to your reseller portfolio, fill out the request form for the desired service. https://form.jotform.com/70714831814152
Create Trunk in PBX
Go to PBX Portal. Navigate to SIP Trunks.
Create a SIP trunk that will accept incoming calls from the vBroadcast Dialer.
Domain (Should exactly match the customer's domain name, i.e. demosky.15611.service)
Domain (Same as above, enter the domain of the PBX customer)
Any description text
Assigned/Created by the reseller
Click the Next button. Adjust the inbound limit to control the number of channels to be used for calls to Agents.
Login to vBroadcast Dialer Portal
In your Reseller Dashboard, navigate to Manage vBroadcast.
If you do not see the Manage vBroadcast link in your Dashboard, open a ticket with the SkySwitch Control Tower to request access.
After logging into the vBroadcast Dialer application, you will be viewing the vBroadcast Dialer dashboard.
Create Trunks in the Dialer
Use of the dialer requires the Reseller to create a trunk in the vBroadcast Dialer application. Navigate to the Carrier Trunk Management menu from the left navigation panel.
Click Create Carrier Trunk button
Complete the form based on the information depicted in the following table
Your preferred description name for the trunk. (No spaces or special characters allowed)
The dialer application auto-fills this with xxxx.hpbx.outboundproxy.com (where xxxx is your reseller ID.)
Select from the drop down list the domain of the PBX customer
User name provided by your sip trunk administrator
Password provided by your sip trunk administrator
(leave this blank)
The lower the number, the higher the priority
Configure DID to be Used for Sub-Tenant Caller ID in vBroadcast Dialer
Navigate to the Caller ID Number Management menu from the left navigation pane. Click on the Create Caller ID Number button.
Enter an 11 digit Caller ID Number that will be assigned to a Sub Tenant. Click the Create button.
Create a Sub Tenant in the vBroadcast Dialer
One the left navigation pane, click Sub Tenant Management. Then click Create Sub Tenant button.
Complete the form and click Save to create a new Sub Tenant.
Sub Tenant Name
Sub Tenant's Name (which are actually domain names).
This is auto-filled by the dialer application. This corresponds to the domain’s descriptive name
Sub Tenant's Username to login to vBroadcast Dialer
Sub Tenant's Password to login to vBroadcast Dialer
Sub Tenant's Address
Sub Tenant's Phone Number
Sub-Tenant's Email Address. This email address receives notifications when campaigns are completed.
Assign Caller ID Numbers
Assign Caller ID Number to this Sub Tenant
Max Concurrent Calls
Number of concurrent calls (do not allow more than 5)
Assign Carrier Trunks with Priority For Calls to Recipients
Select the Trunk that was created above that corresponds to this customer
Assign Carrier Trunks with Priority For Transferred Calls
Select the same Trunk that was created above that corresponds to this customer
Tech Prefix for Recipient Calls
Tech Prefix for Transferred Calls
After this step, all of the setup needed to create a Sub Tenant environment is done. Your Sub Tenant can now login to the vBroadcast Dialer portal, and create and manage campaigns using the trunks that you have created.
Manage the Sub Tenant
As the Reseller, you are able to Manage any Sub Tenant as if you were logged into the system as that Sub Tenant. To do this, click on Sub Tenant Management, and then choose the Login as Tenant option from the list of Sub Tenants available.
Create Recipient Group
After you login as a Sub Tenant, on the left side menu click Recipient Group Management and click on the Create Recipient Group button.
Complete the form and click Create to create a new Recipient Group. Once created the Recipient Group will appear in a list of all Recipient Groups belonging to this Sub Tenant.
Enter the name of the list you will be calling
Enter a description of the list that you will be calling
Select the Manage Recipients option for a listed Recipient Group.
To manually add a recipient to the list click, Create Recipient and enter a name and corresponding phone number to the designated fields and click Create.
Phone numbers manually entered must be in 11-digit format. US and Canadian phone numbers are allowed to be dialed from the vBroadcast Dialer.
To import a list of recipients from a file, click Import.
Then click Browse, then choose a csv formatted file, then click Import button. You may click on Download a Sample File to get a template.
The content of the file looks like this. Phone numbers uploaded to the recipient list must be in 11-digit format. Only US phone numbers are allowed to be called from the vBroadcast Dialer.
You will need to have audio files uploaded before creating your campaign.
On the left side menu click Campaign Management, then click Create Campaign button.
In the subsequent form, complete the required field as described below then click Create.
Name of the Campaign
Select the Caller ID Number that will be used when calling the recipients for this campaign. Only Caller ID Numbers previously assigned to this Sub Tenant will be available here.
Select one or more recipient groups to be called.
Maximum Concurrent Calls
Enter the total number of concurrent calls that you wish to make (must be 5 or less)
Number of Retry
Enter the number of times a recipient will be re-called if unreachable.
Enter the number of minutes for the system to wait before re-calling a recipient.
Enter the email address to send reports to.
Answering Machine Detection
Choose whether the application should try to detect when an answering machine has answered the call.
Decision for AMD
If an answering machine is detected, the system can either hang up or play a pre-recorded message. If the option to Play Pre-recorded Message is chosen, then you must upload a .wav format audio file to be played.
Decision for Human
When a call connects to a recipient, the system can either play a pre-recorded audio file or transfer the call to the PBX.
Playback File or Transfer number
If the Playback Message option is chosen then you must upload a .wav format audio file to be played. If the Transfer to Agent option is chosen, then you must enter an 11-digit number that corresponded to a DID on the PBX that is routed to an appropriate call queue.
Do Not Check Agent Availability
This option controls whether the system will check the PBX for available agents before placing a call.
Customer Domain Name
Select the PBX Domain that corresponds to this customer.
Agent Call Ratio
This option is only visible if the Do Not Check Agent Availability feature is unchecked. This setting controls the number of calls that the dialer will make relative to the agents available in a chosen queue. For example, if this is set to '1' then the system will make one outbound call for each available agent in the chosen queue. If set to '5' then the system will make five outbound calls for each available agent in the chosen queue.
This option is only visible if the Do Not Check Agent Availability feature is unchecked. This drop-down selector allows you to choose the PBX queue that is checked for the agent availability calculation.
After the campaign is created, you may run it by selecting the tag in the Status column. Depending on the state of the Campaign, the options will be Start or Reset. Choose either of these options to begin the dialing campaign.
The vBroadcast Dialer provides two reports: the Call Detailed Report and the Call Summary Report. Both reports can be accessed from the left navigation pane as shown in the image below.
Call Detailed Report
The Call Detailed Report shows the following information. This report is only available at the Sub Tenant view.
Call Summary Report
The Call Summary Report shows the following information.
This report is available to Tenant where it shows summary information per Sub Tenant. This report is also available to Sub Tenant where it shows summary information per Campaign.