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NEC DSX-80/160 Expansion

NEC DSX-80/160 Expansion

NEC DSX-80/160 Expansion

I have an NEC DSX-80/160 that I have inherited supporting. My experience in the past is with Nortel CICS and CallPilot.

This system currently has a 16-port station card (16 ESIU)in slot 1 and an 8-port CO Card (8 COIU)in slot 3.

There are open slots in the cabinet. I use DSK System Administrator 3 to manage the system.

I need to add station ports, as all 16 are in use. It appears that the original installer planned for another card, since the 66-block for the stations is numbered as though it were installed.

My questions:
1. Are there any licensing concerns with adding a station card?
2. If I power down the system and add the card, will it automatically be detected?
3. What questions should I be asking that I am too ignorant of this system to know?

Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.

RE: NEC DSX-80/160 Expansion

1. there should be no licensing required to add a card to the 80/160.
2. absolutely get a back up copy of the database before shutting down. The card should be recognized.
3. good luck finding a good working card. The system was discontinued many years ago.

RE: NEC DSX-80/160 Expansion

Thank you very much for the quick reply!

RE: NEC DSX-80/160 Expansion

I installed the station card today. Bought it from a seller on Amazon and it has a warranty.

I installed it, then went in software and configured as 16EISU.

Connected new extension 316 to it. The phone lights up and shows the name I assigned, but none of the buttons work and it doesn't show the soft features of the extension (310) I copied from.

Also, when the new extension first came up, it said Out of Service Maintenance Mode. Rebooted it a couple of times and it came up with the display above, again, not working, though.

I appreciate any help you can offer with troubleshooting and resolving this!


RE: NEC DSX-80/160 Expansion

Bumping to see if anyone has any thoughts on something to try. Thanks!

RE: NEC DSX-80/160 Expansion

Does the card have a run switch?

RE: NEC DSX-80/160 Expansion

Thanks @CoralTech. Today, I decided to go back through and re-check everything. I was *sure* I had put the switch in run mode, but when I checked it was not. It's usually something dumb, and even IT techs are not immune. Thanks for answering, yes, once I set the switch to run, everything is fine.

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