Mamba 10 ch08 Different Things

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  maybe you have already heard that
  there exists a new magazine in the
  american scene called rags which is,
  in a way, very uncommon !

  the authors of this magazine call
  themselves the 'infamous modo',
  a group composed of all kinds of
  animals, eg. the cow, the parrot,
  the pig, the giraffe, the fish etc.

  the magazine itself consists of
  all kind of rumours which hardly seem
  to be true, but very funny !

  the main attention in the charts-
  section is centered on the bbs -and
  the popularity-charts !
  (also very funny indeed!)

  but the reason, why we have directed
  our attention on the modo-crew was
  the sudden absence of the gang, which
  lasted for a few weeks !

  when the absence of the crew was
  noted, the mamba< staff launched its
  investigations to clear the rumours
  which resulted from the absence !
  these are the thrilling results of
  our work :                        (+)

  first it was said, the dog, who seems
  to be one of the main-characters in
  modo, went on vacations, but here is
  the sensational truth :
  some hours before the dog disappeared
  he was seen by one of our agents !
  dog was walking on a street in the
  city of l.a. ! it was a sunny day,
  and suddenly a big car drove in dog's
  direction(with very high speed), the
  car stopped about 2 meters in front
  of the confused dog, a man with a big
  net got out, and threw the net on the
  yelling dog...
  it was the local dog-catcher, bad
  luck, dog !

  but that wasn't the whole story, the
  reason, why the dog was able to
  release the new issue of 'rags' is
  given here :
  2 weeks after the sad event, the
  barber/destiny, known as good friend
  of dog, planned an exciting coup !!!
  he built, together with the other
  animals, a rescue squad !
  they broke into the building, where
  the dog was imprisoned, and rescued
  him ! that's the whole story !!

  we also tried to contact the dog for
  a little statement concerning this
  case !                            (+)

  we spared no pains to get his phone-
  number, and we finally managed to get
  him to the phone :

  m : mamba
  d : dog

  m : dog, congratulation to your
      escape of the terrible building!
      please tell us some details about
      your flight.

  d : aehh, wuff, wau,wauwau, wuff
      wuff aehh, wauwuffwau !

  m : ahm, yes, of course, thank you !!

  to my mind everybody has already
  heard about those pbx's !
  you can use them, in case you got a
  valid code, to call through europe
  and you even can make a telephone-
  conference sometimes !!

  so here's a short description of
  a pbx; sent to us by an unknown
  reader! here it goes...


  a telephone exchange serving an
  individual organization and having
  connections to a public telephone
  exchange is called a 'private branch
  exchange (pbx). the pbx performs
  a switching function by connecting
  any extension in the private organ-
  isation to an outside line. a pbx
  is actually a private switch that
  connects a group of telephones within
  an individual organization.
  calls placed outside this indiviual
  group are connected to a telephone
  company's central office switch
  through trunks. a pbx may be operated

  by an attendant from the private
  organization or the switching system
  may be done automatically. other
  terms that are commonly used inter-
  chngeably with pbx are : private
  automatic branch exchange (pabx),
  private automatic exchange (pax),
  and computerized branch exchange(cbx)

  although these terms were originally
  used to identify specific switch
  structures, today they are often used
  as synonyms.

  pbx's can use any of three basic
  switching methods : step-by-step
  (sxs), cross-bar (x-bar), and
  computer controlled, to perform the
  basic function of switching. however,
  in addition to detecting calls and
  establishing a transmission link
  between 2 telephones, pbx's can do
  much more.

  the common control, often called a
  central processing unit (cpu),
  controls the switching matrix of a
  pbx performs the same job as does an
  operator at a manual switchboard or
  a common control central office

  switch. the cpu, however, gets its
  instructions from the 'stored
  program', which contains directions
  for activities, such as detecting
  calls, sending them over the best
  avaiable route, and recording billing
  information. these computerized
  electronic switches are used to
  perform routine, as well as unique,
  functions that simply weren't
  practical or even possible with
  electromechanical switches.

  just as in the public switched
  network, pbx switches make connection
  between instruments, or 'key

  telephone sets'. we're all familiar
  with key telephone sets, whether we
  know them by name or not. they're
  business telephones that have six
  push-buttons keys lined up below the
  dial - a red button marked 'hold'
  and five buttons or lines with
  flashing lights.

  systems with pbxs and key sets have a
  great deal of flexability in planning
  for their needs because they can set
  up their codes to accomplish the
  functions needed in their particular
  situations. in fact, the pbx can be
  programmed so that each individual

  extension within a system can take
  advantage of features applicable
  to its own business needs.

  some of the features that are
  available with pbxs and key systems
  are : call transfer, which allows
  internal or external calls to be
  transfered from one telephone to any
  other phone in the system;
  automtic push-button signaling,
  which indicates the status of all
  phones in the system; camp on, in
  which a call made to a busy phone
  automatically waits until the line
  is idle;

  and internal and external conference
  capabilities, which enables outside
  callers to conference with several
  inside users.

  some features automatically handle
  incoming telephone calls.
  automatic call waiting not only
  holds calls made to a busy extension
  is free, but also signals the person
  being called that a call is waiting
  and informs the caller that he is on
  hold. automatic call forwarding will
  send calls to employees who are
  temporarily in locations other than
  their offices, provided they

  'inform' the pbx where they can be
  found. automtic call distribution
  automatically send an incoming call
  to the first extension that's not
  busy -a useful feature for situations
  in which any one of a group of
  persons in the organization can
  adequately respond to incoming calls.
  another example is automatic call
  back, which allows a caller who
  reaches a busy line to ask the pbx
  to return his or her call when the
  line is free.

  still other features provide services
  such as night telephone answering,
  telephone traffic monitoring, and
  network or hot-line connection.
  these examples are but a sample from
  the features possible with
  computerized pbxs !


  now a very brief description of how
  to use and what to expect on a pbx.


            plus it !!!

  basically, you call the pbx and you
  will have to enter a code that can be
  anywhere from 4 to 6 digits (note:
  some pbxs do not require codes).
  then you will hear a dial tone. from
  here you would under normal
  circumstances dial : 9+1 (or 0) +
  npa-pre-suff, for long distance
  dialing, or dial 8 for local dialing.

  the most common use of the pbx is to
  call 'alliance teleconferencing',
  a teleconference service offered by
  at&t.  note: pbx codes are usually
  very simple and usually 4 digits.
  ex : 0000, 1111, 1234 etc.    -return
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