Agent States and Work Modes
Agent states specify what state an agent is in. For example, an agent in the Ready state is available to handle calls from an ACD queue. An agent can have several states with respect to different ACD devices, or he can use a single state to describe his relationship to all ACD devices. Agent states are reported in queue events.
The below Agent-State Diagram shows the agent states. Transitions between states, represented by arrows, show subsequent states that may be entered from a given state. You can use the WSI to receive state events.
The state where an agent is logged out of the call queue, the ACD will no longer distribute calls to this agent.
The state where an agent is logged in to the call queue, but is not prepared to handle calls that the ACD distributes. While in this state, an agent can receive calls that are not handled by the ACD.
The state where an agent is logged in to a call queue and is prepared to handle calls that the ACD distributes.
The state where an agent is on the current call and can't handle new calls that the ACD distributes. The Queue Call indicates that the agent is on an ACD call, while the Other Call indicates the agent is on a non-ACD call,
Also known as "After Call Work". the state where an agent, is no longer involved with an ACD call. While in this state, the agent is performing administrative duties for a previous call and cannot receive further calls from the ACD.
PortSIP provides options that enable agents to control their status. Use these options to change the agent status:
If you create the call queue with "Set agent to Ready automatically" turned on, you do not need to set the agent status to "Ready" manually.
Agents can dial a feature access code to change their status for that call queue or to change their status for all call queues to which they are a member.
- 1.Log the agent into the queue. Dial
*38to log into all queues that the agent belongs; Dial
*388000to log into the queue that number is
8000. After logging in, if the queue is checked Set agent to Ready automatically, the agent state will be changed to Ready, otherwise will be Not Ready.
- 2.Log the agent out of the queue. Dial
*39to log out of all queues; Dial
*398000to log out of the queue that number is 8000.
- 3.Set Agent to Ready. Change the agent state to Ready of the queue. Dial
*36to change the agent state to Ready of all queues that the agent belongs; Dial
*368000to change the agent state to Ready of the queue that number is 8000.
- 4.Set Agent to Not Ready. Change the agent state to Not Ready of the queue. Dial
*37to change the agent state to Not Ready of all queues that the agent belongs; Dial
*378000to change the agent state to Not Ready of the queue that number is 8000.
The PortSIP also supports changing the agent status by calling the REST API.
PortSIP PBX provides a real-time mechanism that allows the admin and queue manager to subscribe to queue and agent status; the PBX will push the related events to the subscriber via WebSocket; For more details please follow Going Real-Time with PortSIP PBX Pub/Sub.