Short version, looking for a way/proper syntax to call an Announcement from a custom extension.
I’m setting up a door access system and have the (unoriginal) idea of using our existing paging system as a doorbell. I’ve created a ring group of extensions that should be allowed to remotely admit a person through the door, in addition the ring group calls the custom extension 2991 as defined below. This originates a call between a page group and the application Playback. So far, so good. I intend to have the door phone call that ring group, causing the system to play a doorbell over our page system, as well as ring several extensions.
[from-internal-custom] exten => 2991,1,NoOp(Originating call to 2901 from app Playback) exten => 2991,n,Originate(Local/[email protected],app,Playback,custom/dingdong)
Now, what I’d really like to do, is have the custom extension originate a call from the page group and the “Announcement” app, calling my announcement “dingdong” (aka app-announcement-3). This would let me easily change audio files, or daisy chain other items (flite tts) to it without further touching extensions_custom.conf
For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to call these psuedo applications from a custom extension or the cli (via channel originate).