Calling Home

You can use the built-in dialing macros to create a single address book entry that any badge user can access to call home.

Vocera interprets the %H dialing macro in this example as the value you provided in the Home Phone field on the User Information page of the Add User dialog box. A user can also enter or change the Home Phone value in the User Console.

To create an address book entry for home:

  1. Click Address Book in the navigation bar.
    The Add, Edit, and Delete Entries page appears.
  2. Click the Add New Entry button.
    The Add New Entry dialog box appears.
  3. Check Place in the Entry Type section.
  4. Enter a name such as My House in the Name field. Make sure you use at least two words in the name for optimal speech recognition.
    Do not use the name "My Home" for this address book entry. Badge users can issue the command "Forward calls to my home phone" to forward calls when they are off-site. If users instead accidentally forward calls to the address book entry called "My Home" , other badge users who call them will experience unexpected results. Users should not forward calls to an address book entry that evaluates to the %H macro.
  5. Enter %H in the Phone field.
  6. Click Save to close the dialog box and save the entry.

When a user issues the voice command “ Call My House, ” Vocera automatically dials the specific user's home phone number.