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FortiVoice Phone System Administration Guide

Configuring Internet of Things (IoT)

The FortiVoice unit integrates with Amazon Alexa which allows you to operate your FortiVoice unit through voice commands.

This option is only supported on FVE-100E and above.

This option only appears if you enable it and refresh the browser. For details, see Internet of Things.

To view the IoT accounts, go to Call Feature > Internet of Things > IoT Account.

GUI field

Description

Register

Select an account and click this option to register it on the IoT proxy server to start the service.

Name

The name of the account.

Extension

The extension number associated with the account.

Services

The type of the account.

Description

The comments on the account.

Status

Displays if the account has been registered on the IoT proxy server.

To configure an IoT account

  1. Go to Phone System > Setting > Miscellaneous.
  2. Select Amazon Alexa under Internet of Things, and click Apply.
  3. Refresh your browser.
  4. Go to Call Feature > Internet of Things.
  5. Click New and configure the following:

    GUI field

    Description

    Account/Email

    Enter your email address as the account name.

    Authorization code

    Enter a password or click Generate to have a system generated password.

    Extension

    Select the extension number associated with the account. Make sure that Internet of Thingssetting is enabled in the extension's user privilege. For more information, see Configuring user privileges.

    Description

    Enter any notes as required.

    Services

    Select the Amazon Alexa service for the account. If you wish to use the phone to initiate requests to Alexa, select Allow FortiVoice extension.

  6. Click Create.
  7. If you want to automatically register this account on the IoT proxy server, click Yes. Otherwise, click No.
  8. The FortiVoice unit generates a link for accessing Amazon Alexa on the user web portal.

Configuring Amazon Alexa

After setting up an IoT account on the FortiVoice unit, go to the user web portal with the extension number associated with the IoT account.

To configure Amazon Alexa

  1. Log into the user web portal with the extension number associated with the IoT account.
  2. Go to Internet of Things.
  3. Click the Authorize my extension link.
  4. Accept the terms and conditions.
  5. Enter your Amazon username and password or create a new one.
  6. Enter your IoT account login credential.
  7. Add the FortiVoice skill through Amazon.

With Amazon Alexa now configured, you can now use it in conjunction with the FortiVoice unit. To use Alexa, simply dial *91 on the extension associated with the IoT account before issuing a command.

 

Configuring Internet of Things (IoT)

The FortiVoice unit integrates with Amazon Alexa which allows you to operate your FortiVoice unit through voice commands.

This option is only supported on FVE-100E and above.

This option only appears if you enable it and refresh the browser. For details, see Internet of Things.

To view the IoT accounts, go to Call Feature > Internet of Things > IoT Account.

GUI field

Description

Register

Select an account and click this option to register it on the IoT proxy server to start the service.

Name

The name of the account.

Extension

The extension number associated with the account.

Services

The type of the account.

Description

The comments on the account.

Status

Displays if the account has been registered on the IoT proxy server.

To configure an IoT account

  1. Go to Phone System > Setting > Miscellaneous.
  2. Select Amazon Alexa under Internet of Things, and click Apply.
  3. Refresh your browser.
  4. Go to Call Feature > Internet of Things.
  5. Click New and configure the following:

    GUI field

    Description

    Account/Email

    Enter your email address as the account name.

    Authorization code

    Enter a password or click Generate to have a system generated password.

    Extension

    Select the extension number associated with the account. Make sure that Internet of Thingssetting is enabled in the extension's user privilege. For more information, see Configuring user privileges.

    Description

    Enter any notes as required.

    Services

    Select the Amazon Alexa service for the account. If you wish to use the phone to initiate requests to Alexa, select Allow FortiVoice extension.

  6. Click Create.
  7. If you want to automatically register this account on the IoT proxy server, click Yes. Otherwise, click No.
  8. The FortiVoice unit generates a link for accessing Amazon Alexa on the user web portal.

Configuring Amazon Alexa

After setting up an IoT account on the FortiVoice unit, go to the user web portal with the extension number associated with the IoT account.

To configure Amazon Alexa

  1. Log into the user web portal with the extension number associated with the IoT account.
  2. Go to Internet of Things.
  3. Click the Authorize my extension link.
  4. Accept the terms and conditions.
  5. Enter your Amazon username and password or create a new one.
  6. Enter your IoT account login credential.
  7. Add the FortiVoice skill through Amazon.

With Amazon Alexa now configured, you can now use it in conjunction with the FortiVoice unit. To use Alexa, simply dial *91 on the extension associated with the IoT account before issuing a command.