Inbound calls
  • 25 Jan 2024
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Who should read this article: Agents

How to use Agent Panel to receive an inbound phone call.

Introduction

The Agent Panel is a small browser-based WebRTC Softphone application that enables you to make and receive phone calls on your computer. It uses the device, usually a headset, that you have set up as your computer's microphone and speakers.

Review the Getting started article for information about how to log into Agent Panel and enable your microphone and speakers.

Agent Panel Default Home Screen

The Agent Panel provides call controls on the Call screen, such as a dial pad, call/end, hold, transfer, consultation, conference, mute/unmute, and call recording start/pause/stop, that enable you to handle inbound and outgoing phone calls.

Receiving a call

To be able to receive phone calls on your Voiso softphone, you must be logged in to Voiso, and your status must be set to Available.

Agent Panel Receiving an Inbound Call

When an inbound voice call is routed to you, your status changes to Ringing, and the Caller ID or number of the contact is displayed in the Agent Panel. To accept the call, click Answer (the green phone button on the right). To reject the call, click End (the red phone button on the left).

Agent Panel Inbound Call Ringing

If you answer the call, the Call screen is displayed. The Call screen includes all the functions you need to handle the call. You hear the caller in your headset and can speak to them through your microphone.

Agent Panel Inbound Call

When you have finished the call, click End to hang up the call. If the contact hangs up their phone, the call automatically ends.

After call work

After your call ends, the Agent Panel displays the Wrap-up code screen. Your status is changed to After call work. Your organization defines the call wrap-up codes that appear in this view. Select the appropriate code according to your organization's business requirements.

Agent Panel ACW

Call screen

The Call screen is displayed in the Agent Panel when you are handling a call. It includes call controls and status information. The Call screen includes the following features and controls:

Information

The controls that are displayed are set up by your administrator, so you might not see all the call controls described in the following table.

FeatureDescription
1Called numberThe number you dialed (DNIS) and the elapsed time of the call
2Call controlsButtons enabling you to manage the call
HoldPlace the call on hold so that you and the contact cannot hear one another. For some features such as Consultation, the call is placed on hold automatically
Blind transferImmediately transfer to a number you dial a call without knowing if the call will be answered
KeypadEnter numbers using the dial pad to send DTMF. This is commonly used to navigate phone system menus.
MuteMute your microphone so that the contact cannot hear you
ConsultationSpeak to another employee about a contact’s case, without the contact hearing the conversation, and transfer the call when necessary
ConferenceInvite another party to join an active call, enabling all parties to hear and speak to one another
RecordStart, pause, and stop recording a call (this feature is not available in all contact centers)
3EndButton to hang up the call
4Volume controlCall volume control for your headset. Click it to mute the caller. Hover your mouse pointer to display the volume control slider.
5CIDThe Caller ID (CID) that is displayed to the contact on their phone
6StatusYour current availability status and how long you have been in that status. When you are on an outgoing call, your status is Outbound.
7Status menuYou cannot change your status while you are handling a call

Troubleshooting

Chrome browser notifications

When you receive an interaction, a notice is displayed in the Agent Panel or Agent Workspace. However, if the Agent Panel or Agent Workspace is hidden behind another window, you might not notice that you have a ringing interaction.

To ensure you are notified by your Google Chrome browser whenever you have a ringing call, enable notifications in Chrome and your operating system settings.

Windows 11

Windows 11 lets you manage notifications in the Notification Center. Use the Settings app to change your notification settings:

  1. Select Start, then select Settings.
  2. Navigate to System > Notifications.
    Agent Panel Enable Notifications Windows 11
  3. To see all options, expand the notifications area.
  4. Turn notifications to On.
  5. Enable all notifications.

MacOS

MacOS lets you manage notifications in the System Settings.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select Notifications.
  3. Enable Allow notifications when the screen is locked.
  4. In the Applications Notifications section, scroll down to Google Chrome and click the tile.
    Agent Panel Enable Notifications MacOS
  5. Click Alerts.
  6. Enable Allow notifications, then enable the following settings:
    1. Show notifications on lock screen
    2. Show in Notifications Center
    3. Badge application icon
    4. Play sound for notification
      Agent Panel Enable Notifications MacOS Google Chrome
  7. Change the Show previews setting to Always.
  8. Return to the Applications Notifications, scroll down to Google Chrome Helper (Alerts), and click the tile.
    Agent Panel Enable Notifications MacOS
  9. Click Alerts.
  10. Enable Allow notifications, then enable the following settings:
    1. Show notifications on lock screen
    2. Show in Notifications Center
    3. Badge application icon
    4. Play sound for notification
      Agent Panel Enable Notifications MacOS Google Chrome Helper
  11. Change the Show previews setting to Always.
  12. Close System Settings.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome enables you to specify which websites may send you notifications. To enable your Voiso contact center to send you notifications, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Customize and control Google Chrome menu (three dots in the toolbar).
    Agent Panel Enable Notifications Google 1
  2. Select Privacy and security.
  3. Scroll down and select Notifications.
  4. Enable Sites can ask to send notifications.
    Agent Panel Enable Notifications Google 2
  5. Scroll down to Allowed to send notifications and click Add.
    Agent Panel Enable Notifications Google 3
  6. In the Add a site panel, enter the URL of your contact center. For example, https://cc-ams02.voiso.com:443
    Agent Panel Enable Notifications Google 4
  7. Click Add.
  8. Close the Settings tab.

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