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Enable off-Hook Connection Mode

With off-hook connection mode agents can instantly and seamlessly connect to customers and improve their productivity. Off-hook is a persistent connection from the agent’s device to Virtual Contact CenterA contact center that enables agents to be located in different geographical locations yet managed as if they were located in the same physical location.. It removes the need to connect the agent’s workplace phone for every call handled. Agents set up their voice connection before they start working on calls and remain connected throughout their working day. It allows them to respond to incoming and outbound phone calls with a simple click on the user interface.

In the previous behavior, after agents log in to Virtual Contact Center and make themselves available, they have to accept the interaction for every call that comes through the queue. If they miss the ringing phone, they will no longer be available to take the interaction.

To enable off-hook connection mode for the tenant, log in to Configuration Manager as an administrator and click Enable Off-hook Connection Mode in Home > Profile. Once it is enabled by administrators, agents can click Enable Off-hook Connection in their Agent ConsoleVirtual Contact Center's browser-based graphical user interface (GUI) used by Agents to manage customer interactions.'s user profile.

Features

Enable off-Hook Connection in Agent Profile

To enable off-hook in Agent Console:

  1. Log in to Agent Console as an agent.
  2. While in offline, go to the My Profile page.
  3. Select the Enable Off-hook Connection Mode. Once enabled, a message appears showing you how the feature works.

    Note: This option is available only if it is enabled by the administrator in the Configuration Manager.

  4. Click Ok and then Save.



Work with off-Hook Connection Mode

  1. Log in to Agent Console. Make sure off-hook is enabled in the agent profile. Off-hook can only be enabled for agents if the administrator has already enabled it for the tenant.
  2. Click to change your status to Available. It triggers the outbound call from Virtual Contact Center to agent's workplace phone/SIP.
  3. A new status is now offered: Off-hook Call Offered.
  4. Answer the call. You hear a personal identification number (PIN). The PIN is randomly generated for each login.

  5. Enter the PIN into the authentication box and click Confirm. It opens the agent’s off-hook connection. Once the off-hook connection is open, it remains open as long as the agent is logged in.



  6. Accept the offered calls to instantly connect to the inbound call, or hear Virtual Contact Center ringing the customer for the outbound calls.
  7. Log out to close your connection. A notification appears when the connection is dropped.

    Note: If the connection drops due to an interrupted line or a call being hung up, a notification appears allowing the agent to open the off-hook connection again. Click Open connection to continue.

 


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