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Zip Tones and Avaya One-X agent

Zip Tones and Avaya One-X agent

Zip Tones and Avaya One-X agent

I am submitting this post to help others that could be using Avaya One-X agent for a call center in a work from home setup. We had an issue where the Agents could not hear the zip tone with the Avaya One-X agent. We knew the tone worked on site, and focused on the client software. We found the problem to be with the audio drivers power state. This is how we fixed it.

A Zip Tone is the beep that the agent hear when a call comes in. There is an issue hearing the beep on One-X. The issue is not the Avaya System but the sound card on the laptop. The sound card goes into power management and takes about 1 second to wake up. The Zip Tone is 950msec. Thus the tone is missed and cannot be extended. The fix is to move the sound card to an always on state.

To find Power Setting

Go into device manager
Find audio device
Enter into the properties
Select Details Tab
Choose the Power Data drop down

Read the top two lines:
Current Power State

If it is D3 like the example then we need to fix that. If it is D0 then the sound card is not the issue. If it is D3 follow this fix.

Fixing Power State to D0

We do a reg hack to change the power state.

Go into device manager
Find audio device
Enter into the properties
Select Details Tab
Choose the Driver Key & record this data

Open up regedit. Navigate to the following location -


Where {stuff}\stuff is the Driver Key

Change the following values: idlePowerState and performanceIdleTime
by clicking on each name and replacing the four sets of values with all FF FF FF FF

You must replace the values, do not add to it.

Reboot the machine. Follow the To find Power Settingsection to make sure Power setting is D0.

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