You are on page 1of 208

NICE Administrator's Manual

8.9

January 2004

385A0119-06 Rev. A1

NICE Systems Ltd. shall bear no responsibility or liability to a client or to any other person or entity with respect to liability, loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by any NICE product. This includes, but is not limited to, any interruption of service, loss of business or anticipatory profits or consequential damage resulting from the use or operation of any NICE products. Information in this document is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment on the part of NICE Systems Ltd. The systems described in this document are furnished under a license agreement or nondisclosure agreement. All information included in this document, such as text, graphics, photos, logos and images, is the exclusive property of NICE Systems Ltd. and protected by United States and international copyright laws. Permission is granted to view and photocopy (or print) materials from this document for personal, non-commercial use only. Any other copying, distribution, retransmission or modification of the information in this document, whether in electronic or hard copy form, without the express prior written permission of NICE Systems Ltd., is strictly prohibited. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in, or deletion of, author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made.

All contents of this document are: Copyright 2004 NICE Systems Ltd. All rights reserved.

This product is covered by one or more of the following US patents: 5.353.168 5.861.959 5.937.029 6.122.665 6.046.824 6.330.025

6.542.602

360o View, Agent@home, Executive Connect, Executive Insight*, Experience Your Customer, Investigator, Lasting Loyalty, Listen Learn Lead, MEGACORDER, Mirra, My Universe, NICE, NiceAdvantage, NICE Analyzer, NiceCall, NiceCall Focus, NiceCLS, NiceCMS, NICE Feedback, NiceFix, NiceGuard, NICE Learning, NICE Link, NiceLog, NICE Playback Organizer, NiceScreen, NiceSoft, NICE Storage Center, NiceTrack, NiceUniverse, NiceUniverse LIVE, NiceVision, NiceVision Harmony, NiceVision Mobile, NiceVision Pro, NiceVision Virtual, NiceWatch, Renaissance, ScreenSense, Scenario Replay, Secure Your Vision, Tienna, Wordnet and other product names and services mentioned herein are trademarks and registered trademarks of NICE Systems Ltd. All other registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. *in Australia only

385A0119-06 Rev. A1

For assistance please contact your local supplier or the nearest NICE Systems Customer Service Center:

EMEA Region: (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Tel: +972-9-775-3800 Fax: +972-9-775-3000 email: support@nice.com APAC Region: (Asia/Pacific) Tel: +852-8338-9818 Fax: +852-2802-1800 email: support.apac@nice.com The Americas Region: (North, Central, South America) Tel: 1-800-NICE-611 Fax: +720-264-4012 email: support.americas@nice.com Israel: Tel: 09-775-3333 Fax: 09-775-3000 email: support_helpdesk@nice.com

For general information on NICE Systems products please contact your local distributor or the nearest NICE Systems office:
International Headquarters-Israel Tel: +972-9-775-3100 Fax: +972-9-775-3070 email: info@nice.com United Kingdom Tel: +44-8707-22-4000 Fax: +44-8707-22-4500 France Tel: +33-1-41-31-80-30 Fax: +33-1-41-31-80-49 North America Tel: 1-800-663-5601 Fax: +201-356-2197 email: na_sales@nice.com Germany Tel: +49-(0)-69-97177-0 Fax: +49-(0)-69-97177-200 Hong-Kong Tel: +852-2598-3838 Fax: +852-2802-1800

Please send all queries, comments, and suggestions pertaining to this document to nicebooks@nice.com

Contents
Introduction 11
About This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Site Configuration Workflow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

1
Getting Started 15
Working with the NICE Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Starting NICE Administrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Defining a Database Connection Upon Startup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 NICE Administrator Window Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Window Component Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Setting Up Site Name and Access Privileges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Specifying the Site Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Assigning Site Access Privileges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Assigning NICE Application Privileges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Assigning Data Field Privileges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Defining the Site Password Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Defining Password Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Managing Site Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Changing the NICE Administrator Password. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Viewing the Legend of NICE Administrator Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

2
Managing NiceLog Loggers 37
Defining New Voice and VoIP Loggers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Adding a Remote Tape Server (RTS) to the Logger Definition . . . . . . . . . . 43 Setting Up Additional Features for a Logger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Defining New Screen Loggers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Contents 5

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up Audio Input Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Audio Input Channel Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Channel Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Audio Activity Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Audio Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Defining Input Channel Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Setting Up the Output Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Defining the Output Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Modifying the Output Manager Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Deleting the Output Manager Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Defining Output Buses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Defining Output Channel Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Setting Up Predefined Selective Recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Defining an N+1 Logger Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Modifying a Logger Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Deleting a Logger Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Backup and Retrieval Operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Archiving Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Setting Up Automatic Archiving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Setting Up Automatic Archiving with an Autoloader Device . . . . . . . . . . 78 Disabling Automatic Archiving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Manually Archiving Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Retrieving Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Retrieving Audio from Archiving Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Retrieving Data from an External Logger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Deleting Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Enabling/Disabling an Archiving Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Displaying Archiving Device Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Printing Archiving Device Status Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

3
Managing NiceCLS Servers 93
Adding a New NiceCLS Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Adding Multiple NiceCLS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Contents 6

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Managing NiceCLS Mapping Tables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 What are Mapping Tables? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Mapping Table Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Telephone Book Mapping Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Agent Name Mapping Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Customer Name Mapping Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Changing a Mapping Table Entry Value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Managing System Lists for NICE Administrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Managing Data Lists for NICE Forms Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Modifying a NiceCLS Server Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Deleting a NiceCLS Server Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

4
Managing Users and User Groups 109
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Helpful Hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Adding New Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Defining a User as an Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Adding Personal Details to a User Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Assigning User Privileges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Assigning a User Access to All Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Assigning NiceCLS User Privileges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Modifying User Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Deleting User Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Adding New User Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Assigning User Group Privileges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Modifying User Group Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Deleting User Group Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Managing User Profiles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Filtering the Users Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Restoring the Users Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Filtering the User Groups List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Restoring the User Groups List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Contents 7

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up User Information Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 User Information Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

5
Setting Up Selective Recording 143
Starting the NICE Recording Planner Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Setting Up a Recording Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Specifying General Criteria for a Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Scheduling a Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Specifying a Target in a Recording Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Specifying a Filter in a Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Viewing the Status of Your Sites Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Deleting a Recording Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157

6
Managing the Media Library Server 159
Adding a New Media Library Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Modifying Media Library Server Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Deleting a Media Library Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Working with the Media Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Printing Media Cassette Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Manually Labeling Media Cassettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Identifying Cassettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

7
Maintenance 173
Preventive Maintenance Timetable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 General Routine Visual Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Logger/Server LED Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 SONY AIT Drive Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 AIT Drive Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 SONY Magneto Optical (MO) Drive Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 MO Drive Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Contents

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

DAT Drive and Cassette Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 DAT Drive LED Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 HP DAT Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 SONY DAT Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 DAT Drive Scheduled Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 DAT Cassette Scheduled Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Air Filter Scheduled Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Media Label Printer Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181

A
User Privileges 183
Servers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 CLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 Loggers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 Applications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187

Glossary Index

195 205

Contents

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

This page is left intentionally blank for double-sided printing.

Introduction
Welcome to the NICE Administrators Manual. This manual covers the tasks that the NICE (System) Administrator performs to configure and maintain resources in your NiceLog system. NiceLog applications used by the Administrator include the following:

NICE Administrator Application used by the Site Administrator to set up and configure

system resources, which include the following:

Users and User Groups NiceCLS Servers Audio Input Channels Audio Output Devices NiceScreen Loggers Media Library Server

The NICE Administrator application is described in this manual.

NICE Query NICE Supervision

Application used to locate and play recorded audio. NICE Query is described in the NiceLog Users Manual.

Application that generates alarms if system failure occurs, and maintains a log of system events. NICE Supervision is described in the NICE Supervision Users Manual. Application used to monitor live audio. NICE Monitor is described in the NiceLog Users Manual.

NICE Monitor

NOTE: To install NiceLog applications, refer to the NiceLog Workstation Applications Installation Guide.

11 NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

About This Manual

About This Manual


This manual describes the NICE Administrator application and how it is used to manage NiceLog System components. This manual is divided into the following chapters:
Chapter 1 - Getting Started: Explains the main window components and how to start NICE

Administrator, site access privileges, passwords, and security set up.


Chapter 2 - Managing NiceLog Loggers: Explains how NiceLog Logger definitions are added,

modified, and deleted; how an N+1 Logger is defined; how the Output Manager is set up; and how audio is archived and retrieved.
Chapter 3 - Managing NiceCLS Servers: Explains how NiceCLS Server definitions are added,

modified, and deleted. NiceLog Mapping Tables are described and how they are created and edited.
Chapter 4 - Managing Users and User Groups: Explains how user and user group definitions

are added, modified, and deleted.


Chapter 5 - Setting Up Selective Recording: Explains how the Recording Planner works. Chapter 6 - Managing the Media Library Server: Explains how a Media Library Server

definition is added, modified, and deleted.


Chapter 7 - Maintenance: Provides maintenance procedures and information for NiceLog

system equipment.

12 NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Site Configuration Workflow

Site Configuration Workflow


The following workflow describes the basic steps involved in configuring your site for the first time. Procedures for additional options and features are provided within this manual as needed. Click a step and the instructions will appear.
Setting Up Site Name and Access Privileges (page 24)

Defining New Voice and VoIP Loggers (page 38)

Adding a New NiceCLS Server (page 94)

Defining New Screen Loggers (page 49)

Defining Output Buses (page 63)

Defining the Output Manager (page 62)

Adding New Users (page 113) Define Agents Using NICE Administrator - or Using the Uploader Utility Setting Up User Information Files (page 138)

Defining a User as an Agent (page 115)

Adding New User Groups (page 123)

Media Library?

Yes

Adding a New Media Library Server (page 160)

13 NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

This page is left intentionally blank for double-sided printing.

1
Getting Started
Contents

Working with the NICE Toolbar ..................................................................................... 16 Starting NICE Administrator .......................................................................................... 17 NICE Administrator Window Components ................................................................... 23 Setting Up Site Name and Access Privileges .............................................................. 24 Defining the Site Password Policy................................................................................ 28 Managing Site Security .................................................................................................. 31 Changing the NICE Administrator Password............................................................... 34 Viewing the Legend of NICE Administrator Icons ....................................................... 35

Chapter 1: Getting Started

15

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Working with the NICE Toolbar

Working with the NICE Toolbar


The NICE Toolbar window enables quick and convenient launching of the NICE applications. Each individual module can also be started separately.

To start the NICE Toolbar: 1. In the Windows Start menu, choose Programs, NICE Applications, and then choose NICE Toolbar. The NICE Toolbar Login window appears. 2. Type your login name and password in the Login Name and Password fields, and click Login. The NICE Toolbar appears.
Figure 1-1 NICE Toolbar

NOTE: The buttons available in the NICE Toolbar reflect the NICE applications that are installed.

The NICE Toolbar icons represent the following applications: NICE Administrator NiceUniverse Evaluator NiceUniverse Forms Designer NiceUniverse List Editor NICE Monitor NICE Query NiceUniverse Scheduler

NOTE: For NICE Reports, refer to the NICE Reporter User Manual.
Chapter 1: Getting Started 16

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Starting NICE Administrator

Starting NICE Administrator


The first time NICE Administrator is started, there are no defined resources. The System Administrator must define all resources relevant to the site. Site Configuration Workflow on page 13 outlines the steps needed to setup a NiceLog System. Generally, you start the application by typing your NiceLog system user ID and password. However, you might need to define a new NiceCLS database connection in one of the following cases:

You are starting the NICE Administrator application for the first time and the data source is not defined in your workstation. You want to connect to an undefined NiceCLS database.

For more information, see Defining a Database Connection Upon Startup on page 18.

To start NICE Administrator: 1. In the Windows Start menu, choose Programs, NICE Applications, and then choose NICE Administrator.

The Login NICE Administrator window appears.


Figure 1-2 Login NICE Administrator Window

2. Type your user name in the Login name field. 3. Type your password in the Password field. 4. Click OK.

A connection is made to the database, and the NICE Administrator window appears. See Figure 1-18 on page 35.

Chapter 1: Getting Started

17

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Starting NICE Administrator

Defining a Database Connection Upon Startup


A connection must be established to the NiceCLS database. NICE Administrator application requires a TCP/IP ODBC connection. It does not operate with Named Pipes. In sites with more than one NiceCLS Server, you can connect only to a NiceCLS Server that is defined as a Master Server. In addition to the procedures in this section, you can also define and edit database connections by opening the Control Panel and double-clicking the ODBC icon.

To start NICE Administrator and define a database connection: 1. In the Windows Start menu, in the Programs menu, choose NICE Applications. Then choose NICE Administrator.

The Login NICE Administrator window appears.


Figure 1-3 Login NICE Administrator Window

2. Click the Data source button to define a database connection, or connect to a different

database. The Select Data Source window appears.

Chapter 1: Getting Started

18

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Starting NICE Administrator

Figure 1-4

Select Data Source Window

3. Click the Machine Data Source tab. 4. If the NiceCLS database you want to work with is already defined, a. Select it and click OK. The SQL Server Login window appears. b. Click OK. The Login NICE Administrator window appears. See Figure 1-3 on page 18. c. Skip to Step 17 on page 22. 5. Click New to define a new NiceCLS database.

The Create New Data Source window appears.


Figure 1-5 Create New Data Source Window

6. Select System Data Source (to share the database), and click Next.

The Create New Data Source window appears with a list of drivers.

Chapter 1: Getting Started

19

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Starting NICE Administrator

Figure 1-6

Create New Data Source Window - SQL Server

7. Select SQL Server, and click Next.

The Create New Data Source window appears for you to confirm the information.
8. Click Finish.

The Create a New Data Source to SQL Server window appears.


Figure 1-7 Create a New Data Source to SQL Server Window

In this window, you can define a data source to connect to the SQL Server.
9. In the Name field, type the name you want to give to the data source.

In the How do you want to describe the data source? field, type a brief description of the data source. In the Which SQL Server do you want to connect to? field, click the drop-down list and select the SQL Server you want to connect to.
10. Click Next.

The Create a New Data Source to SQL Server window appears.

Chapter 1: Getting Started

20

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Starting NICE Administrator

Figure 1-8

Create a New Data Source to SQL Server Window

11. Select With SQL Server authentication using a login ID and password entered by the user.

The Login ID and Password fields are enabled.


12. In the Login ID field, type sa.

Leave the Password field empty and click Next. The Create a New Data Source to SQL Server window appears.
Figure 1-9 Create a New Data Source to SQL Server Window

13. Mark Use ANSI quoted identifiers and Use ANSI nulls, paddings and warnings. Click Next.

The Create a New Data Source to SQL Server window appears.


Chapter 1: Getting Started

21

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Starting NICE Administrator

Figure 1-10

Create a New Data Source to SQL Server Window

14. Mark Perform translation for character data, and click Finish.

The ODBC Microsoft SQL Server Setup window appears.


Figure 1-11 ODBC Microsoft SQL Server Setup Window

15. Click OK. The Select Data Source window reappears. 16. Click OK. The data source you defined connects to the SQL Server you selected. The Login

NICE Administrator window appears. See Figure 1-3 on page 18.


17. In the Login NICE Administrator window, type your Login name and Password and click OK. NOTE: When NICE Administrator is installed, a single System Administrator is defined. This Administrator has complete system access privileges. The user ID and password for the initial Administrator are provided by the installer.

Chapter 1: Getting Started

22

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

NICE Administrator Window Components

NICE Administrator Window Components


NICE Administrator window contains components that enable you to set up Users, Servers, Loggers and Channels in your system.
Figure 1-12
Menu Bar Toolbar

NICE Administrator Window Components

Shortcut Bar

Resource List

Resource Definition Area

Status Bar

Window Component Tips


The following tips are useful when working with NICE Administrator window components:

Resources in the Resource List can be dragged to the Shortcut Bar to enable quick opening of definitions in the Resource Definition area. When a resource is dragged to the Shortcut Bar, an icon for that resource is automatically created. Shortcuts you create in the Shortcut Bar are saved and restored the next time you enter NICE Administrator. New resources are added to the relevant category in the Resource List. Click the Users - Groups button, or the Servers button in the Shortcut Bar to display shortcuts for that category. When you make changes to one resource definition, and move on to another resource in the Resource List, you are prompted to save the changes you made. If you click Yes in the prompt window, the changes you made to the definition of that specific resource are saved. You can also save changes to a specific resource definition by clicking Save in the toolbar.

You can only define/modify one resource at a time. When adding a new resource, to cancel without completing and saving the information, make sure that the new resource is selected in the Resource List and click Delete in the toolbar.

Chapter 1: Getting Started

23

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up Site Name and Access Privileges

Setting Up Site Name and Access Privileges


The first step for managing your site using NICE Administrator, is to set up global site data. This includes specifying a site name, and assigning access privileges for all NICE applications and data fields available in your system.

Specifying the Site Name


To specify the site name: 1. In the NICE Administrator window, select Site in the Resource List, and click the General tab

in the Resource Definition area. The General tab appears (see Figure 1-12 on page 23).
2. In the Name field, type a name for your site. 3. In the toolbar, click Save.

The name you specify is saved and appears at the top of the Resource List.

Assigning Site Access Privileges


Before you define resources for your NiceLog system, you must set access privileges for NICE applications and data fields available in your system. Each application in the system can be enabled for the entire site, and data fields can be enabled/disabled for viewing, querying, and editing. Access privileges for NiceLog system applications and data fields are structured hierarchically. The highest level of access privileges is set at the site level. All users in the system are bound by the privileges the System Administrator sets at the site level. A complete list of available privileges, along with a brief explanation and suggested assignments can be found in User Privileges on page 183.

Assigning NICE Application Privileges


At the site level, you can enable access privileges for NICE application components. When you enable an access privilege for a NICE application component at the site level, that component appears selected at the user level. This means that every user defined at the site has access to the component.
TIP: Privileges enabled at site level are received by all users and cannot be removed so assign privileges at site level with caution.

To set NICE application privileges at the site level: 1. In the NICE Administrator window, select Site in the Resource List, and click the Privileges

tab in the Resource Definition area.


Chapter 1: Getting Started 24

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up Site Name and Access Privileges

The Privileges tab appears.


Figure 1-13 Site Definition Privileges

Resource List

Resource Definition Area

2. In the Resource List, click the resource to which you want to assign privileges.

A list of available privileges for the resource you selected appears in the Resource Definition area.
3. In the Resource Definition area, mark the privileges that you want to assign to all users in

the site. To limit privileges on the user and group level, see Managing Users and User Groups on page 109.
4. When you are finished defining site level privileges, click Save in the toolbar to save the

changes you made.

Assigning Data Field Privileges


Data fields are fields in the NICE applications that contain information about a call and other audio segments recorded in the NiceLog system. Data fields available at your site are obtained from the following sources:

The telephony switch connected to your NiceLog system Logger data fields NiceCLS mapping tables User-defined data

NICE Administrator can enable and disable data fields for viewing, querying and editing.

Chapter 1: Getting Started

25

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up Site Name and Access Privileges

To set data field privileges for the entire site: 1. In the NICE Administrator window, select Site in the Resource List, and click the Columns

tab in the Resource Definition area. The Columns tab appears.


Figure 1-14 Site Columns Setup

2. All the data fields available for your site are listed under Column.

To change the name of a field, in the Name column, double-click the name of the field, and type the new name.
3. In the View, Query and Edit columns, mark the checkbox to enable/disable the data field for

the entire site.


NOTE: It is important to set maximum privileges for all required data fields. If you limit data field privileges at this level, you will not be able to enable those privileges at other levels in NICE Administrator. 4. Double-click in the User Defined column to display up/down arrow buttons. Then, use the

arrow buttons to select a value from 1 to 5. The value represents the user-defined data field that you want to map to.
NOTE: User-defined data fields are displayed in the Query Editor in NICE Query. For more information about the Query Editor, see the NiceLog Users Manual.

Chapter 1: Getting Started

26

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up Site Name and Access Privileges

5. If you want to use a user-defined list of values for the data field, double-click in the List

column, and type the name of the list that contains possible values.
NOTE: User-defined value lists are created using the NICE Administrator application List Editor. For more information, see Managing NiceCLS Servers on page 93. 6. When you complete site data field settings, click Save in the toolbar.

The data field information you specified for the site is saved.

Chapter 1: Getting Started

27

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Defining the Site Password Policy

Defining the Site Password Policy


The password policy for all users at the site is determined using NICE Administrator. When defining NICE applications users, each user is assigned a password and access privileges to each application and to the individual components within the applications. For more information about user access privileges, see Managing User Profiles on page 129. In the NICE Administrator application Site definition, user password parameters are configured for all users defined in the system.
NOTE: A Users password cannot be identical to the Users first name, last name, login name, or extension. Additional restrictions can be applied by selecting the Strict password checking option on the Passwords tab. See Figure 1-15 on page 28.

Defining Password Parameters


To define user password parameters: 1. In the NICE Administrator window, select Site in the Resource List, and click the Passwords

tab in the Resource Definition area. The Passwords tab appears.


Figure 1-15 Site Password Setup

2. In the Maximum Password Age area, select one of the following options: Password never expires

Select this option if you do not want user passwords to expire.


Chapter 1: Getting Started 28

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Defining the Site Password Policy

Expires in __ days

Select this option if you want user passwords to expire after the number of days you specify. Use the up/down arrows to select the value.

3. In the Password History area, select one of the following options: No Password History

Enables the user to use previous passwords. specified number of previous passwords. A user will not be able to use any of the specified number of their previously used passwords when changing their password. Use the up/down arrows to select the value.

Remember last __ passwords Select this option to cause the system to remember a

4. In the Minimum Password Age area, select one of the following options: Change any time Allow change after __ days

Select this option to enable user passwords to be changed whenever necessary. Select this option to enable user passwords to be changed only after the number of days you specify. Use the up/ down arrows to the select the value.

5. In the Password Checking area, set the following options: At least __ characters

Specify a minimum number of characters that the password must include. The value must be at least 5. Use the up/down arrows to select the value. Select this if you want to apply strict password checking rules. The rules include the following:

Strict password checking

The password cannot include leading or trailing blanks. The password cannot have more than two identical consecutive characters. The password cannot contain only digits or only letters.

6. In the Forbidden Passwords area, you can define passwords that may not be used by users

in the system. The options in this area are as follows:


Add

Click this button to define a password that cannot be used by a user. The Forbidden Password window appears.

Chapter 1: Getting Started

29

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Defining the Site Password Policy

Type the password that you do not want users to use, and click OK. The password you specified is added to the Forbidden Password list.
Edit

Select a password in the Forbidden Password list, and click this button to modify the password you selected. The Forbidden Password window appears. Modify the password as desired and click OK. The password is modified and the change is shown in the Forbidden Password list.

Delete

Select a password in the Forbidden Password list, and click the Delete button to remove it from the list.

7. When you complete site password settings, click Save in the toolbar.

The password information you specified is saved.

Chapter 1: Getting Started

30

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Managing Site Security

Managing Site Security


Site security involves the following:

Account Lockout information Displaying login information Auto Application Lock information Expanding playback time Dual Password requirements

To set site security parameters: 1. In the NICE Administrator window, select Site in the Resource List, and click the Security

tab in the Resource Definition area. The Security tab appears.


Figure 1-16 Site Security Setup

Chapter 1: Getting Started

31

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Managing Site Security

2. In the Account area, the options are as follows: Lockout after __ bad login attempts

Specify how many login attempts the user will have before being locked out of the system.
Lockout refers to when the system disables a users account. In this case, the user no longer has access to NICE applications. To enable a locked out account, the Site Administrator must unmark the Account Locked Out option in the NICE Administrator application User Definition section. (See Managing Users and User Groups on page 109 for more information.) Use the up/ down arrows to specify the number of bad logon attempts.

Display login information

Mark this option if you want user login information to be displayed each time the user logs in. The information includes how many attempts the user made to log in, and other related information.

3. In the Application Auto-Lock area, you can set the idle time after which any application that

has not been active, and to which a user is logged in, will automatically lock and the user will have to reenter the login password. Each open application locks separately. Use the up/down arrows to specify the number of idle minutes.
4. In the Expand Playback area, the Expand playback interval __ seconds option enables

you to specify the number of seconds you want to add before and after the playback time of the recording. This is useful, for example, when you want to hear audio that begins immediately upon playback and is too fast to be understood. Adding several seconds before the audio begins may enable the user to understand the audio better. Use the up/down arrows to specify the number of seconds.
NOTE: The Expand playback interval option can only be used for audio that was recorded through a microphone or a speaker. 5. In the Playback Dual Password area, the options are as follows: No playback restriction Require colleague login for calls older than __ minutes

Allows the user to playback any of his own recordings at any time. After the specified amount of minutes has passed, a second password is required in order for the user to playback his own recordings. Use the up/down arrows to specify the number of minutes.
NOTE: A second password is required at all times in order for a user to listen to recordings other than his own.

For more information about Dual Password Playback, see the NiceLog Users Manual.
6. In the Playback Division for Long Calls area, you can set the number of minutes for each

segment of a long call.

Chapter 1: Getting Started

32

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Managing Site Security

7. In the Windows Username Uniqueness area, clear this checkbox only if more than one user

will be logging in with the same Windows user ID. In this case, the agent cannot be uniquely identified in a Free Seating by Agent Username environment.
8. When you complete the configuration of site security settings, click Save in the toolbar.

The security information you specified is saved.

Chapter 1: Getting Started

33

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Changing the NICE Administrator Password

Changing the NICE Administrator Password


NICE Administrator application is installed with a NiceLog System Administrator for whom all access privileges are enabled. The initial user name and password of the first System Administrator are provided by the system installer. The user name and password of the initial Administrator should be changed the first time NICE Administrator is started. After the first time, it is recommended to change the password periodically for security purposes.

To change the Administrator password: 1. In the System menu, choose Change Password.

The Change Password window appears.


Figure 1-17 Change Password WIndow

The Change password for field displays the currently logged-in user.
2. In the Old password field, type the current password. 3. In the New password field, type the System Administrators new password. 4. In the Retype new password field, type the new password again in order to confirm it. 5. Click OK.

The System Administrators password is changed to the one you specified.

Chapter 1: Getting Started

34

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Viewing the Legend of NICE Administrator Icons

Viewing the Legend of NICE Administrator Icons


NICE Administrator icons are listed and described in a Legend window.

To view the legend of NICE Administrator icons:

In the Help menu, choose Legend. The Legend window appears.


Figure 1-18 Legend Window

Chapter 1: Getting Started

35

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

This page is left intentionally blank for double-sided printing.

2
Managing NiceLog Loggers
All NiceLog Loggers in the system must be defined and set up by the System Administrator in the NICE Administrator application.

Contents

Defining New Voice and VoIP Loggers ......................................................................... 38 Defining New Screen Loggers....................................................................................... 49 Setting Up Audio Input Channels.................................................................................. 51 Defining Input Channel Groups..................................................................................... 60 Setting Up the Output Manager..................................................................................... 62 Defining Output Channel Groups.................................................................................. 66 Setting Up Predefined Selective Recording.................................................................68 Defining an N+1 Logger Chain ...................................................................................... 72 Modifying a Logger Definition ....................................................................................... 73 Deleting a Logger Definition.......................................................................................... 73 Backup and Retrieval Operations ................................................................................. 74

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

37

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Defining New Voice and VoIP Loggers

Defining New Voice and VoIP Loggers


NICE Administrator is installed with all NiceLog Loggers undefined. All NiceLog Loggers must be defined before they can begin operation.
IMPORTANT Before you define any Logger, ensure that the Logger is up and running.

All Voice and Voice Over IP (VoIP) Loggers can be defined using the procedure in this section. For more information, refer to the NiceLog System Installation Guide. VoIP Loggers enable the recording of VoIP audio. There are two types of Passive RTP Sniffing NICE VoIP Loggers:

VoIP Logger for Total Recording Static IP Addresses VoIP Logger for Total Recording Dynamic IP Addresses

To define a new Logger in the system: 1. In the NICE Administrator window, click New in the toolbar, and choose NiceLog. New NiceLog appears in the Resource List under Site, Servers, Loggers.

The General tab of the Logger definition appears in the Resource Definition area.
Figure 2-1 NICE Administrator Window - New NiceLog Logger Definition

2. Enter information in the General tab as follows: Name: Network type:

Type the name of the Logger. The default network protocol is TCP/IP.
Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers 38

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Defining New Voice and VoIP Loggers

Network address:

Type the network address of the Logger


-or-

To locate the network address of a specific Logger, click the Browse button in the Network Address field. The Browse Loggers window appears.
Figure 2-2 Browse Loggers Window

To update the list of Loggers, click Refresh. Select the Logger you want to connect to and click OK.
TIP: To sort the table in ascending order, click on a column heading. Double-click to sort in descending order.

The system connects with the Logger and the information about the Logger is displayed in the Capabilities area of the General tab. Advanced processing shows which type of Logger was selected. The Backup tab disappears when not relevant for the selected Logger.
3. If you want the Logger to retrieve archived audio, select For retrieval. This parameter provides the Logger with some degree of priority over other Loggers during Query and Locate. 4. Click Save in the toolbar to save the Logger definition. IMPORTANT You must save the Logger definition before you continue to ensure that the proper connection is made to the database.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

39

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Defining New Voice and VoIP Loggers

Figure 2-3

NICE Administrator Window - General tab

The definition is saved, and a Setup button appears in the General tab. You use the Setup button for defining Audio Segments, Recording On Demand, Automatic Deletion, and Test Tones. The availability of these features vary for each Logger type and each Logger configuration. See Setting Up Additional Features for a Logger on page 44, for details on setting up these features.
NOTE: The Backup tab disappears when not applicable. 5. Click the Channels tab.

The Channels tab appears.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

40

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Defining New Voice and VoIP Loggers

Figure 2-4

NICE Administrator Window - Logger Channels Tab

6. In the Channels tab, all of the Input and Output channels for the Logger appear. In a new

Logger definition, all are configured. You can change the channel configuration for the Logger you are defining.
IMPORTANT There is a separate set of buttons for the Input and the Output areas. Use the buttons located in the area of the selected channels.

To move channels from the Configured list to the Not configured list, select one or more channels from Configured list in either the Input Channels or the Output Channels area and click one of the following buttons: Moves the selected Input/Output channel(s) from the Configured list to the Not configured list. Moves all Input/Output channels that appear in the Configured list to the Not configured list.

To move channels from the Not configured list to the Configured list, select one or more channels from Not configured list in either the Input Channels or the Output Channels area and click one of the following buttons: Moves the selected Input/Output channel(s) from the Not
configured list to the Configured list.

Moves all Input/Output channels that appear in the Not configured list to the Configured list.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

41

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Defining New Voice and VoIP Loggers

TIP: You can select more than one channel at a time, by either pressing and holding the Shift key while selecting the first and last channels in a range, or by pressing and holding the Ctrl key while making multiple selections. 7. .Click Save in the toolbar to save the channel configuration. 8. For High Density Loggers, you can optionally change the configuration property of each trunk. click the Trunks tab. 9. The Trunks tab appears.
Figure 2-5 NICE Administrator Window - Trunks Tab

To move trunks from the Configured list to the Not configured list, select one or more trunks from the Configured list and click one of the following buttons: Moves the selected trunk(s) from the Configured list to the Not configured list. Moves all trunks that appear in the Configured list to the Not
configured list.

To move trunks from the Not configured list to the Configured list, select one or more trunks from the Not configured list and click one of the following buttons: Moves the selected trunk(s) from the Not configured list to the
Configured list.

Moves all trunks that appear in the Not configured list to the
Configured list.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

42

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Defining New Voice and VoIP Loggers

TIP: You can select more than one trunk at a time, by either pressing and holding the Shift key while selecting the first and last trunks in a range, or by pressing and holding the Ctrl key while making multiple selections.

The following additional procedures are available when required for the Logger definition:

When the Backup option is available, add RTS devices using the Backup tab. See Adding a Remote Tape Server (RTS) to the Logger Definition on page 43. When the Predefined Selective Recording option is available, use the Selective Recording button on the Channels tab. See Setting Up Predefined Selective Recording on page 68.

The Logger definition is complete. Repeat this procedure to add additional Loggers to your site.

Adding a Remote Tape Server (RTS) to the Logger Definition


RTS devices used for backup can be added to the Logger definition.
NOTE: Backup is an optional feature, and is not available in all configurations.

RTS devices are added to the Logger definition in the Backup tab of the Logger definition.
Figure 2-6 NICE Administrator Window - Logger Backup Tab

To open the Backup tab: 1. In the NICE Administrator window, select the Site, Servers, and then the Loggers folders. 2. Select the Logger with the definition you want to modify.

The General tab of the Logger definition appears in the Resource Definition area.
Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers 43

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Defining New Voice and VoIP Loggers

3. Click the Backup tab.

The Backup tab appears. See Figure 2-6 on page 43.

To add an RTS device: 1. Click the Add button in the Backup tab. See Figure 2-6 on page 43.

The Add Remote Tape Server Window appears.


Figure 2-7 Add Remote Tape Server Window

2. Enter the Network address and the Index of device on RTS machine. 3. Click OK.

The new RTS device appears in the preview area in the Backup tab.
4. Click Save in the toolbar to save the RTS definitions.

Setting Up Additional Features for a Logger


This section describes how you can define the following features for each new Logger:
NOTE: Availability of each feature is dependant upon Logger configuration. Audio Segments:

Enables you to define how an audio segment will be created. An audio segment is a period of audio that is bound by start and stop times, which are determined by the segment creation options configured for each input channel. Recorded audio is listed and played as audio segments in the NICE Query application only.

Recording on Demand: Specifies which characters will be used to pause and resume (ROD)

recording when using DTMF Recording on Demand with the telephone option. The Stop and Start can also be based on tones from an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. (This feature is not available for VoIP Loggers.)

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

44

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Defining New Voice and VoIP Loggers

Automatic Deletion:

When the amount of available hard disk space on a Logger falls below a certain level, the Logger either stops recording new audio, or provides space for new audio by automatically removing the oldest recorded audio from the Logger after it has been archived. Allows you to define which time slots on each Logger are to be used for sending Test tones. Test tones are continuously sent from the switch to the Logger in order to check the Loggers connections. (This feature is available for SCSA II Loggers (PCI Loggers) with ISAC2 cards only.)

Test Tones:

Features are added from the General tab of the Logger definition. After the Logger definition is saved, a Setup button appears.
Figure 2-8 NICE Administrator Window - General tab, Setup button

Setup

To open the General tab: 1. In the NICE Administrator window, select the Site, Servers, and then the Loggers folders. 2. Select the Logger with the definition you want to modify.

The General tab of the Logger definition appears in the Resource Definition area. See Figure 2-8 on page 45.

To setup additional features for your Logger definition: 1. In the General tab, click the Setup button. See Figure 2-8 on page 45.

The Setup window appears.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

45

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Defining New Voice and VoIP Loggers

Figure 2-9

Setup Window - Segments Tab (shows all options)

NOTE:

The DTMF area appears only when defining Loggers that use DTMF. ROD is an optional component and does not appear in all configurations. It is not available for any of the VoIP Loggers. For VoIP Loggers, the Segments tab does not contain the Minimum length parameter or the DTMF area. For VoIP Loggers, the Automatic Deletion tab appears.
The Test Tones tab appears only when the Logger has an ISAC2 board. (A list of Boards appears in the lower part of the General tab for the Logger definition. See Figure

2-8

on page 45.) 2. Specify values for the following fields in the Segments tab: Break after

Two segments of active audio are considered separate audio segments if the specified number of seconds of silence is detected between them. Minimum number of seconds of active audio that can be considered an audio segment. Maximum number of seconds of active audio that can be considered an audio segment. The first group of DTMF digits detected are saved and can be used to identify the audio segment. The last group of DTMF digits detected are saved and can be used to identify the audio segment.

Minimum length Maximum length Save first digits Save last digits

3. In the ROD tab, enter DTMF codes that can be used to resume and pause recording.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

46

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Defining New Voice and VoIP Loggers

Figure 2-10

Setup Window - ROD Tab

The code you enter must include a pound sign (#) in the first, second, or third position. The code can include any number.
4. In the Automatic Deletion tab, choose the option to be used when the Loggers hard disk

becomes full.
Figure 2-11 Setup Window - Automatic Deletion Tab

Stop recording input channels The Logger stops recording new audio. Delete oldest recorded audio

When the Loggers hard disk is nearly full, Automatic Deletion begins to delete the oldest archived audio.

NOTE: The Automatic Deletion process does not remove any part of a recording that is currently being played. 5. In the Test Tones tab, select one or two time slots for each data line requiring test tones.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

47

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Defining New Voice and VoIP Loggers

Figure 2-12

Setup Window - Test Tones Tab

NOTE: Only time slots 0 and 62 can be used for test tones. Time slots that have been configured for selective recording are identified by their icon and cannot be set for test tones.

6. Click OK to close the Setup window. 7. In the NICE Administrator window, click Save in the toolbar to save the Logger definition.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

48

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Defining New Screen Loggers

Defining New Screen Loggers


NiceLog Screen Loggers must be defined using the NICE Administrator before they can be used in the system.

To define a NiceLog Screen Logger in the system: 1. In the NICE Administrator window, click New in the toolbar, and choose Screen Logger. New Screen Logger appears in the Resource List under Site, Servers, Others.

The General tab of the Screen Logger definition appears in the Resource Definition area.
Figure 2-13 NICE Administrator Window - New NiceLog Screen Logger Definition

2. Enter information in the General tab as follows: Name Network type Network address

Type the name of the Screen Logger. The default network protocol is TCP/IP. Type the network address of the Screen Logger.

3. Click Save in the toolbar to save the NiceLog Screen Logger definition.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

49

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Defining New Screen Loggers

Figure 2-14

NICE Administrator Window

The definition is saved, and the Capabilities information appears.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

50

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up Audio Input Channels

Setting Up Audio Input Channels


Audio input sources (such as, telephones) are connected to input channels in the Logger. Each input channel handles a single audio source. Input sources are physically connected to input channels on an audio input board in the Logger so that each recording in the Logger contains audio recorded from a single source only. In the NICE Administrator application, you can configure the optimal recording parameters for each input channel.
NOTE: Before you set up input channels, you should know which audio source is physically connected to which input channel in the Logger. It is recommended to prepare a table of these connections when connecting the audio cables to the NiceLog system.

To set up the parameters for audio input channels in the connected Logger: 1. In the NICE Administrator window, in the Resource List, expand (click the + sign) the Channels folder. 2. Expand the Input Channels folder.

Input channel setup parameters for the selected channel appears in the Resource Definition area.
3. Select an input channel in the Input Channels folder.

The General tab of the Input Channels window appears.


Figure 2-15 NICE Administrator Window - Input Channels, General tab

4. Click Setup.

The Setup Audio Input Channel window appears.


Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers 51

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up Audio Input Channels

Figure 2-16

Setup Audio Input Channel Window

The connected Loggers name appears in the title bar of the Setup Audio Input Channel window, and the settings in the window affect only the selected input channel.
NOTE: You can adjust any parameter for an input channel even while it is recording, except the Detector Type. 5. Change one or more of the input channel parameters, and click OK.

The input channel parameters are described in the following section.

Audio Input Channel Parameters


The fields and parameters described in the following sections are used for customizing the audio recordings via the audio input channels to the connected Logger(s) in order to meet the unique recording needs of your site. The procedures included in the following sections can be performed individually for each audio input channel, or via a single operation for all audio input channels in a Logger.

Channel Parameters
Name

In the Audio Activity tab, type a name (up to ten alphanumeric characters) for the selected audio input channel. This name appears in all subsequent references to the channel. When an input channel is assigned a more recognizable name (such as, Ext. 3753), NiceLog users can more easily identify the audio input channel.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

52

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up Audio Input Channels

If no name is specified in the Name field, the audio input channels default name appears in all references to the channel.
NOTE: You can only specify a name when you set up an individual input channel.

Channel Type

Indicates whether the selected audio input channel is configured for an analog or digital input source.
Description

Describes the physical attributes of the audio input channel (board and channel number for analog channels; trunk name and time slot number for digital channels). This information is relevant only when you are setting up a single audio input channel.

Audio Activity Parameters


Activity Detector

You can set the Activity Detector for each configured input channel in a Logger to accurately determine which audio received on the channel should be recorded. When activity detection is enabled for an audio input channel, the channel starts recording only when the Activity Detector detects audio that it considers active. By recording only active audio, and not the periods of silence between active segments, you save hard disk space on the Logger, and of archiving media space. Activity detection also enables efficient playback of audio, so that silent segments can be skipped (compressed) and not reproduced during playback. Authorized NiceLog users can verify whether or not there is activity on a listed audio input channel (that is, if the channel is currently receiving active audio). Setting up activity detection for the selected audio input channel(s) consists of the following steps:
1. Selecting the detector type for the channel. 2. Setting the activity detection threshold for the channel.

To select an activity detection type for the selected audio input channel(s):

In the Activity Detector area, select one of the options in the Detector Type drop-down list for the selected audio input channel(s).

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

53

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up Audio Input Channels

Depending on how the Logger is configured, one or more of the following types of activity detectors appear in the Detector Type drop-down list:
LEVEL

Based on average volume of the audio signal on the input channel. This type of detector is supported in all system configurations and is recommended for telephone inputs. The LEVEL detector, however, cannot differentiate between line noise and voice signals with the same level. External trigger (such as a radio receivers squelch output) is connected to external activity detector input of the NiceLog Logger. (Optional) Recognizes the characteristics of human voice, and rejects all other input audio so that only human voice is considered active. (Optional) For telephone inputs. Detects when the telephone is in use (OFF hook) and not in use (ON hook). Audio on the input channel is recorded only when the connected telephone is in use. Based on average volume of the audio signal on the input channel and is connected to external activity detector input of the NiceLog Logger. Disables Activity Detection for the selected audio input channel(s) so that all audio input is recorded.

EXTERNAL VOX ON/OFF HOOK

LEVEL, EXTERNAL None

An activity detection threshold must be specified for the VOX and Level detector type. This threshold, which determines which audio is considered active on the audio input channel, is based on the input volume of the audio, relative to the threshold. Setting this threshold must be done with great care, since it is critical to system performance and reliability:

A threshold level that is too low might cause silent audio segments to be recognized as active. In this case, disk space is wasted, and silence compression during playback will not function. A threshold level that is too high may cause active segments to be considered silent. Since silent segments are not recorded to the Loggers hard disk when activity detection is enabled, important audio data could be lost.

The following are the recommended activity detector threshold values:

For VOX (either a standard, HF or VHF detector), the recommended threshold is 50. For LEVEL, you can use the following table as a guideline. Threshold Vrms (milliVolts) 0 0.07 10 0.2 20 0.5 30 1.5 40 4.1 50 11.5 60 32.5 70 91 80 250 90 720 100 2010

It is also recommended that you perform a trial-and-error procedure to determine the optimal threshold for the selected input channel(s). This procedure is described in the following paragraph.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

54

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up Audio Input Channels

To set the Activity Detector threshold level:

In the Activity Detector area of the Setup Audio Input Channel window, move the Threshold slider right (higher) or left (lower). The new threshold takes effect when you click OK at the bottom of the Setup Audio Input Channel window.

To determine the optimal activity detection threshold for the selected audio input channel: 1. In the Setup Audio Input Channel window set the Activity Detector Threshold level to 49

(this is the default).


2. Click OK at the bottom of the window.

The Setup Audio Input Channel window closes and all of your changes to the setup of the selected audio input channel(s) are saved.
3. Verify that there is audio being sent to the audio input channel, and then monitor the input

channel so that you can hear when audio is received by the channel. For more information about monitoring, see the NiceLog Users Manual. If you are setting the threshold for multiple audio input channels with similar input sources, monitor one of the audio input channels, and then continue the remainder of this procedure using only that audio input channel.
4. Listen for audio on the selected audio output device.

If you do not hear any audio on the audio output device while audio is being received by the audio input channel, set the activity detection threshold slightly lower (such as, -5). If audio is not being received by the audio input channel (that is, you hear only line noise), set the activity detection threshold slightly higher (such as, + 5) to see if the current setting is permitting too much audio to qualify as active.

5. Continue monitoring the audio input channel until you are satisfied with the threshold level. 6. Set the activity detection threshold to the same value for the other channels with similar input

sources.
7. For long-term verification of the accuracy of an audio input channels activity detection, check

the channels activity statistics from time to time (described below).


Activity Statistics

The NiceLog system enables you to configure an audio input channel so that only a certain amount of its activity (that is, audio that is considered active by the Activity Detector, described above) will be recorded on the channel. You can specify the Maximum and Minimum activity limits for each audio input channel on a Logger, and whether or not the Activity Statistics alarm should be enabled for the channel.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

55

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up Audio Input Channels

To set up the Activity Statistics parameters, and the Activity Statistics alarm for an audio input channel: 1. In the Setup Audio Input Channel window, in the Activity Statistics area of the Audio Activity tab, mark the Alarm enable checkbox to enable the Activity Statistics alarm. 2. Set the Maximum and Minimum activity limits for the selected audio input channel(s) by

specifying values for the following parameters:

Max. activity rate (%)

The maximum activity rate (1% to 99%) allowed for the channel. The activity rate is the percentage of time that the channel is active. Normally the maximum activity rate is 99%. This ensures that the Activity Statistics alarm for the channel will only be activated if active audio is detected 100% of the time during the Maximum activity rate period.

Min. activity rate (%)

The minimum activity rate (1% to 99%) allowed for the channel. The activity rate is the percentage of time that the channel is active. Normally, the minimum activity rate is 0.1%. This ensures that the Activity Statistics alarm for the channel will not be activated unless no activity at all is detected during the Minimum activity rate period.

Max. rate period (hrs)

The reference period (1 to 72 hours) for the maximum rate check. If, during the specified period, the activity rate on the selected audio input channel is above the maximum rate, the Activity Statistics alarm is activated (if enabled). Normally, a short period is appropriate (such as, one hour).

Min. rate period (hrs)

The reference period (1 to 72 hours) for the Minimum Activity rate check. If, during that period, the activity rate is below the minimum rate, the Activity Statistics alarm is activated (if enabled). Normally, a longer period is appropriate (such as, 72 hours).
EXAMPLE:

If you specify for an audio input channel that the Max. activity rate as 85% and the Max. rate period as 2 hours, and the Activity Detector detects that the channel is active 90% of the time during a two hour period, the Activity Statistics alarm will activate.

Audio Parameters
To set the audio parameters, choose the Audio Params tab in the Setup Audio Input Channel window.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

56

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up Audio Input Channels

Figure 2-17

Audio Params Tab

Segments Creation

Specifies the method(s) for defining the start and stop times for recording audio segments for the input channel(s) selected.
NOTE: Recorded audio is listed and played as audio segments, according to the following parameters, only in the NICE Query application.

The options available are:


On/Off Hook Activity Detector

Audio segments are separated by the beginning and ending of conversations that are detected using on/off hook signal information. Audio segments are defined by the level of activity on the telephone line. For more information, see Activity Detector on page 53.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

57

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up Audio Input Channels

Compression

The compression rate at which audio is recorded on the audio input channel(s). The following compression rates are available in the drop-down list:

Compression Rates

ACA 5.6 ACA 6.4 ACA 7.2 ACA 8.0 G729A ADPCM 16 ADPCM 32 PCM PCM A-LAW PCM MU LAW

11.4:1 Compression 10:1 Compression 8.8:1 Compression 8:1 Compression 8:1 Compression 4:1 Compression 2:1 Compression No Compression No Compression No Compression

5.6 Kbits/sec 6.4 Kbits/sec 7.2 Kbits/sec 8.0 Kbits/sec 8.0 Kbits/sec 16 Kbits/sec 32 Kbits/sec 64 Kbits/sec 64 Kbits/sec 64 Kbits/sec

NOTE: Some compression rates are optional and may not be available in all configurations.

A higher compression rate (that is 4:1 is higher than 2:1) records less digital audio data per second to the NiceLog Loggers hard disk. This translates into lower disk and archive media usage, but lower audio quality. However, since audio quality degradation is insignificant for most audio sources, and more disk space can mean better efficiency, the highest compression rate should be selected whenever possible. The rate with the smallest Kbits/sec number is the most efficient compression rate in terms of disk and archive space usage. To apply the new compression rate settings, click OK at the bottom of the window.
Warning Tones

Mark the Enable warning tones checkbox if beep tones must be sounded on the audio input channel during a telephone conversation to warn the other party that the conversation is being recorded. Warning tones can be added only on analog audio inputs.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

58

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up Audio Input Channels

Input Level Control

You can manually specify an audio channels input level (gain) on a scale from 0 to 25.5 dB or have it maintained automatically by the Logger using Automatic Gain Control (AGC). Input AGC averages the volume level of the signal on the audio input channel so that high and low volume audio from the source are automatically recorded at the same volume level. For the best audio quality, input AGC should be specified whenever possible. If you decide to manually specify a channels input level, take care to test recorded audio by playing a recording after setting the input level. An input level that is set too low, causes the input audio to be recorded at a low volume, emphasizing the background noise. An input level that is set too high, causes the audio input circuitry to operate above its nominal limits (saturation), and the recorded signal is distorted. Input level setting (either automatic or manual) has no effect on the activity detection process.

To enable input AGC for the selected audio input channel(s):

In the Setup Audio Input Channel window, in the Audio Params tab, in the Input Level Control area, mark the Automatic (AGC) checkbox.

To manually specify the gain level for the selected audio input channel(s): 1. In the Input Level Control area, unmark the Automatic (AGC) checkbox. 2. Move the Manual slider right (higher) or left (lower). 3. Click OK.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

59

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Defining Input Channel Groups

Defining Input Channel Groups


An input channel group contains input channels from one or more Loggers. An input channel can be assigned to more than one channel group. Whenever a Logger is defined in the system, an input channel group is automatically created, containing all the input channels in the Logger. The contents of this input channel group can not be modified. Input channel groups can also be defined by users. For example, you can define all of the input devices at a users physical location (a right handset, a left handset and a speaker) as an input channel group. Input channel groups can be assigned to NiceLog system users, for example, to enable them to access audio recorded by their input devices.

To set up input channel groups: 1. In the NICE Administrator window, in the New menu, select Input Channels Group.

The NICE Administrator window - Channels tab appears in the Resource Definition area.
Figure 2-18 NICE Administrator Window - Channels Tab

2. In the Show channels from logger Drop-down list, select a Logger.

All of the Loggers input channels appear below the Logger.


3. Select the input channels you want to include in the group and click the Add button.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

60

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Defining Input Channel Groups

The selected input channels appear in the Group Channels column in the NICE Administrator window.
Figure 2-19 NICE Administrator Window - Channels Tab

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

61

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up the Output Manager

Setting Up the Output Manager


The Output Manager assigns output devices for playback of audio recorded on Logger channels.
NOTE: You can define only one Output Manager per site.

Output buses are groups of channels that are routed to specific output devices. In a system with analog outputs, the output bus connects channels from a set of Loggers. For example, each first channel in a set of Loggers is connected to a bus. In a system with digital outputs, all channels from a single Logger are connected to an output bus. Thus, one output bus is defined for each Logger. A site can contain multiple buses. The Output Manager defines the playback device selection for each output bus. For example, the output type could be an extension or a speaker.

Defining the Output Manager


During installation of the NICE Administrator application, the System Administrator must define the Output Manager that will be used to control audio playback.

To define the Output Manager: 1. In the NICE Administrator window, click New in the toolbar, and choose Output Manager. New Server appears in the Resource List under Site, Servers, Others. The General tab of

the Server definition appears in the Resource Definition area.


Figure 2-20 NICE Administrator Window - Output Manager Definition

2. In the Name field, type the name you want for the Server.
Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers 62

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up the Output Manager

In the Network Type field, click the drop-down list and select TCP/IP. In the Network Address field, enter the address of the Output Manager.
3. When you are finished defining the Output Manager, click Save in the toolbar.

The Server you defined is saved and appears in the Resource List under Site, Servers, Others, and the version number appears in the Version field.

Modifying the Output Manager Definition


After you define the Output Manager, you can modify its definition.

To modify the Output Manager definition: 1. In the NICE Administrator window Resource List, expand (click the + sign) the Site, Servers, and Others folders.

A list of defined Servers appears under Others.


2. Click the relevant Server.

The definition of the Server you selected appears in the Resource Definition area.
3. Modify the definition as explained in the preceding section.

Deleting the Output Manager Definition


If necessary, you can delete the Output Manager definition.

To delete the Output Manager definition: 1. In the NICE Administrator window Resource List, expand (click the + sign) the Site, Servers, and Others folders.

A list of defined Servers appears under Others.


2. Select the relevant Server and click Delete in the toolbar.

The Server definition is deleted from the NICE Administrator.

Defining Output Buses


The Output Manager allocates audio playback devices according to the output buses defined in the NICE Administrator. The output bus connects Loggers output channels so that a single output device can be used to playback and monitor audio from different Loggers.

To define Output Buses: 1. In the System menu of the Administrator window, choose Output Bus Definition.

The Output Bus Definition window appears.


Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers 63

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up the Output Manager

Figure 2-21

Output Bus Definition Window

2. In the Name field, type the name of the bus you are defining. 3. Click New to define a new output bus. New Output Bus_1 appears in the Output buses list. 4. To delete an output bus definition, select the definition you want to delete and click Remove.

In the Available Loggers area, select the Loggers that include the channels you want to add to the bus, and add them to the Member Loggers area as follows: Click this button to add the selected Logger to the Member Loggers list. Click this button to add all the Loggers in the Available Loggers list to the
Member Loggers list.

Click this button to remove a selected Logger from the Member Loggers list. Click this button to remove all Loggers from the Member Loggers list.

NOTE: All Loggers on a bus must have the same number of output channels. 5. Click Refresh to update the list of Loggers. 6. When you finish selecting Loggers, click Apply to save the definition without exiting the

window.
7. Click the Channels tab.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

64

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up the Output Manager

Figure 2-22

Output Bus Channels Definition

8. In the Channels tab, for each channel number listed in the Channel column, in the Output Type column, click the drop-down list and select an output device.
Figure 2-23 Output Device Type

9. In the Extension column, enter the extensions of the output channels in the bus which are defined as Output Type Extension. 10. After you finish defining the bus channels, click OK to save the definitions and exit the

window.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

65

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Defining Output Channel Groups

Defining Output Channel Groups


An output channel group contains output channels from one or more Loggers. An output channel can be assigned to more than one channel group. Whenever a Logger is defined in the system, an output channel group is automatically created, containing all the output channels in the Logger. The contents of this output channel group cannot be modified. Output channel groups can also be defined by users. For example, you can define all of the output devices at a users physical location (a right handset, a left handset and a speaker) as an output channel group.

To set up output channel groups: 1. In the New menu in the NICE Administrator window select Output Channels Group.

The NICE Administrator window - Channels tab appears in the Resource Definition area.
Figure 2-24 NICE Administrator Window - Channels Tab

2. In the Show channels from logger Drop-down list, select a Logger.

All of the Loggers output channels are displayed below.


3. Select the output channels you want to include in the group and click the Add button.

The selected output channels appear in the Group Channels column in the NICE Administrator window.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

66

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Defining Output Channel Groups

Figure 2-25

NICE Administrator Window - Channels Tab

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

67

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up Predefined Selective Recording

Setting Up Predefined Selective Recording


You can select to record audio from a specific department or a specified group of individuals in your organization.
NOTE: Predefined Selective Recording is an optional feature, and is not available in all configurations.

Predefined Selective Recording enables you to:

Set the digital trunks per Logger to be recorded. Select the time slot you would like to record. Record the audio from two time slots or two input devices to one input channel. This is called summing the input.

For Trunk connections:

Each trunk can record up to 30 E1 time slots or 24 T1 time slots. You define the trunk/time slot combination for each input channel. In the case of an unsummed call, you have to record two trunks on two separate input channels in order to record the entire call. When summed audio is available, you can define two trunk/time slot combinations for each input channel.

For Data Line connections:

Each Logger has 21 data lines (numbered 0 - 20) and each data line has 64 time slots (numbered 0 - 63), on which audio can be received. Each input channel can record the audio from one time slot.

After the Loggers have been defined, you can set up Predefined Selective Recording per Logger. Predefined Selective Recording is set up in the Channels tab of the Logger definition:

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

68

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up Predefined Selective Recording

Figure 2-26

NICE Administrator Window - Channels Tab

Selective Recording

If the Channels tab is not opened,

In the NICE Administrator window, select the Site, Servers, and then the Loggers folders. Select the Logger whose definition you want to modify. The General tab of the Logger definition appears in the Resource Definition area. Click the Channels tab. The Channels tab appears.

To set up Predefined Selective Recording: 1. Click the Selective Recording button in the Channels tab. See Figure 2-26 on page 69.

Depending upon your Logger configuration, one of two Selective Recording windows appears. Figure 2-27 on page 70 shows the Selective Recordings window for Trunk connections.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

69

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up Predefined Selective Recording

Figure 2-28 on page 70 shows the Selective Recording window for Data Line connections.
TIP:

All Trunks are listed (input and output). Only input trunks can be selected for Selective Recording. Loggers which contain more than one trunk type, must have matching trunks and input channels. Error checking and messages occur only once the input channel is connected. (i.e., If you select an output trunk and do not mark the connected checkbox, an error message will not appear.)
Selective Recording Window, Trunk Connections

Figure 2-27

If the Trunk Mate and Time Slot Mate columns appear, then you can sum two time slots to record on one input channels.
Figure 2-28 Selective Recording Window, Data Line Connections

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

70

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up Predefined Selective Recording

In both windows, the input channels appear in the leftmost columns. The Connected checkbox for each input channel must be marked in order to establish the connection once the assignment is made.
2. Enter the Trunk/Time Slot combination or the Data Line/Time Slot combination for each

input channel.
TIP: Assign sequential time slots to sequential input channels. Enter the trunk/time slot (data line/time slot) combination for the first input channel in the sequence and drag down with the mouse. Sequential time slots are assigned to the selected input channels and the corresponding checkboxes in the Connected column are marked. (When the last time slot is reached, the next sequential trunk (data line) is used and the time slot becomes zero.) 3. To define a summed input channel, enter a second Trunk/Time Slot combination, in the Trunk Mate and Time Slot Mate columns. 4. Mark the checkbox in the Connected column for each assignment to confirm the connection. IMPORTANT If you do not mark the Connected checkbox, your settings will be saved, but the connection to the input channel will not be made. 5. To save your changes and continue working in this window, click Apply. 6. To save your changes and close this window, click OK.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

71

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Defining an N+1 Logger Chain

Defining an N+1 Logger Chain


You must define the N+1 Logger chain in a redundant system in the NICE Administrator to enable proper re-routing of audio for recording when another Logger in the system fails.
NOTE: Defining an N+1 Logger Chain is an optional feature, and is not available in all configurations.

To define the N+1 chain in a redundant system: 1. In the System menu of NICE the Administrator window, choose Hot Standby System.

The Hot Standby System window appears.


Figure 2-29 Hot Standby System Window

The Hot Standby System window displays the Spare (redundant) Logger in the chain (on the left side of the window).
NOTE: After you define the Loggers, the system is able to detect the spare Logger, and denotes it with an asterisk in the Resource window.

In the Hot Standby System window, you can perform the following operations:
Learn All: Learn: Update: Update & Save:

Click this button to list all Loggers connected to all N+1 Loggers at the site. Click this button to list all Loggers in the Spares list that are connected to the selected N+1 Logger. Click this button to update the N+1 Loggers with the configurations of the Loggers connected to them. Click this button to update the N+1 Loggers with the configurations of the Loggers connected to them, and then save the chain information in the database.

2. After you complete the Hot Standby definition, click Close to exit.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

72

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Modifying a Logger Definition

Modifying a Logger Definition


After a NiceLog Logger is defined, you can change its definition whenever necessary.

To modify the definition of a NiceLog Logger: 1. In the NICE Administrator window Resource List, expand (click the + sign) the Site, Servers, and Loggers folders.

A list of defined NiceLog Loggers appears under Loggers.


2. Double-click the relevant Logger.

The definition of the NiceLog Logger you selected appears in the Resource Definition area.
3. Modify the definition as needed. For more information about Logger definition parameters,

see Defining New Voice and VoIP Loggers on page 38.

Deleting a Logger Definition


A NiceLog Logger definition in the NICE Administrator can be deleted. After you delete a Logger definition, no user can access that Logger.

To delete a NiceLog Logger definition: 1. In the Administrator window Resource List, expand (click the + sign) the Site, Servers, and Loggers folders.

A list of defined NiceLog Loggers appears under Loggers.


2. Select the relevant Logger and click Delete in the toolbar.

The Logger definition is deleted from the NICE Administrator.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

73

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Backup and Retrieval Operations

Backup and Retrieval Operations


Backup (archiving) and Retrieval operations are performed in the Backup Window. When audio is first recorded by a NiceLog Logger, it is stored on the Loggers hard disk, and is available for immediate playback via NICE Query. For more information about NICE Query, see the NiceLog Users Manual. For long-term storage, recorded audio can be stored on archive media, via the Media Library Server. For more information about the Media Library, see Managing the Media Library Server on page 159. You can use the NICE Backup window to configure audio archiving, perform retrieval operations, and delete unnecessary audio.

To open the NICE Backup window:

In the NICE Administrator window, click Backup in the toolbar. The NICE Backup window appears.
Figure 2-30 NICE Backup Window

Archiving Audio
Using NICE Backup, the System Administrator configures one of three archiving modes, to ensure long-term storage of recorded audio.
NOTE: Screen recordings cannot be archived.

Automatic Archiving: The archiving devices are configured for automatic archiving in the

connected Logger.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

74

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Backup and Retrieval Operations

Automatic Archiving with an Autoloader device: Set up automatic archiving with an

autoloader device.
Manual Archiving: Manually archive recorded audio to archive media.

Setting Up Automatic Archiving

NOTE: Data can be written to both sides of the Magneto Optical (MO) cartridges.

To set up Automatic Archiving: 1. In the NICE Backup window Loggers area, select a Logger. 2. In the Setup menu, choose Setup Automatic Archiving.

The Setup Automatic Archiving for Logger # window appears.


Figure 2-31 Setup Automatic Archiving for Logger # Window

3. In the Backup Mode area, select one of the following modes of Automatic Archiving for the

selected archiving devices:

Continuous

Audio on the hard disk is continuously backed up to the archiving media loaded in the selected archiving device. When the medium is full, a message notifies the System Administrator to replace it, and archiving automatically continues on another configured archiving device.
Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

75

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Backup and Retrieval Operations

Cyclic

This type of archiving is only available with the 6DAT option. Automatic archiving of recorded audio where the DAT cassettes are overwritten when they are full. When the 6DAT is configured for cyclic archiving, a single DAT is configured for mirroring and concurrently archives the audio. This provides a copy of the audio for long-term storage.

Channeled Archiving

An archiving device is configured to back up audio previously recorded on specific channels. Select the Channeled Archiving option then select the appropriate device tab. In the Channels to archive area, click Select Channels. The Channels to Archive in Device # on Logger # window appears.
Figure 2-32 Channels to Archive in Device # on Logger # Window

WARNING Channels that appear with an exclamation mark (!), have not been assigned to any of the archiving devices. Automatic Archiving cannot begin until all channels have been assigned to an archiving device.

In the Select Audio Channels area, select the audio input channels whose audio you want to archive in the selected archiving device. Click the Select Channels button .

The selected channels move to the Channels to archive area.


Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers 76

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Backup and Retrieval Operations

-or-

Click the All Channels button

All configured channels move to the Channels to archive area. The selected channels that appear in the Channels to archive area are archived to the selected archiving device. When you have included all the audio input channels that you want archived on the selected archiving device, click OK.

Mirroring

Two archiving devices in the Logger are set up to concurrently archive the same recorded audio from the Loggers hard disk. In the Mirroring timeout field (see Figure 2-31 on page 75), type the number of minutes that, in the event of archiving failure, one archiving device should wait for the other. If the inactive archiving device does not resume archiving within the specified timeout period, mirroring stops, and the remaining archiving device takes over.
NOTE: If two archiving devices are set for Automatic Archiving without mirroring, when archiving terminates on one archiving device, the other archiving device automatically starts archiving. 4. In the Set to automatic archiving area, select archiving devices to configure Automatic

Archiving in the connected Logger. If a Device checkbox is not marked, Automatic Archiving is not configured in the connected Logger.
5. In the Device # tab, in the Overwrite period area, configure an overwrite protection period

for this device. Select one of the following overwrite options to implement on the archiving device.

Do not overwrite media for the next__

Specify the number of months or days that should pass after recorded audio is archived to archiving media, before audio can be overwritten. Automatically assigning an expiration to each archiving medium when it is ejected ensures that archived recordings cannot be overwritten until the required minimum period of time has passed.

Overwrite any previous media contents

Archived recordings can be overwritten immediately.


6. Configure Automatic Archiving to start and stop according to one of the following three

modes:

In the Start writing to the media area, select When the medium is inserted. In the Automatically eject the media area, select When the medium is full.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

77

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Backup and Retrieval Operations

In the Start writing to the media area, in the Periodically at field, type or select the time (in hh:mm format), and select the day(s) that Automatic Archiving should begin. In the Automatically eject the media area, in the Periodically at field, type the time, and select the day(s) that Automatic Archiving should end.

In the Start writing to the media area, select When the medium is inserted. In the Automatically eject the media area, in the Periodically at field, type the time, and select the day(s) that Automatic Archiving should end.

Setting Up Automatic Archiving with an Autoloader Device

To set up Automatic Archiving with an Autoloader device: 1. In the NICE Backup window, in the Devices of Logger # area, select the Autoloader device. 2. Click the Setup Automatic Archiving button. -or-

In the Setup menu, choose Setup Automatic Archiving. The Setup Automatic Archiving for Logger # (with Autoloader) window appears.
Figure 2-33 Setup Automatic Archiving Window

3. In the Backup Scheme area, select one of the following three Automatic Archiving modes:

None

The Autoloader device is disabled so that Manual Archiving or Retrieval can be performed on the single archiving device.

Continuous

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

78

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Backup and Retrieval Operations

The Autoloader device is in continuous archiving mode and the single archiving device is reserved for Retrieval and Manual Archiving purposes. Audio is archived to archiving media loaded in archiving device magazine slots 2-6 (the first slot is reserved for a cleaning medium). The magazine is ejected when all of the archiving media are full or according to a specified automatic eject date.

Cyclic

The Autoloader device overwrites its archiving media when it is full. If an additional archiving device is configured, it must be used to mirror the Autoloaders archiving media. In this case, in the Mirroring timeout field, type the number of minutes the Autoloader device will wait for the single archiving device, in the event that it stops archiving. If the single archiving device does not resume archiving within the timeout period, mirroring stops, and audio is archived to the Autoloader device only.
4. If you selected Continuous in the Backup Scheme area, continue with this step. Otherwise,

skip to Step 5. In the Automatically Eject the Magazine area, configure the archiving media to eject according to one of the following modes:

Select When the magazine is full for the archiving magazine to eject when full. In the Periodically at field, type the time (in hh:mm format) and select the day(s) that the archiving magazine should eject. Then, in the Every drop-down list, select one week, two weeks, three weeks or four weeks.
NOTE:

If you set the Autoloader to eject the archiving magazine every few weeks, set it to eject on only one day of the week. If you set the Autoloader to eject the archiving magazine every week, set it to eject on a few days of the week. If you are archiving to DVD, when automatic archiving is complete, the media is not automatically ejected. A warning message appears telling you to open the door of the Logger before you click the Eject button. If you click the Eject button without opening the door first, an error message appears telling you to open the door and click the Eject button again.

5. In the Expiration period area, configure an Overwrite protection period.

Select one of the following two Overwrite options to implement on the archiving device.

Do not overwrite media from the last _

Specify the number of months or days that should pass after recorded audio is archived to archiving media, before audio can be overwritten. Assigning an expiration period to each archiving medium when it is ejected ensures that archived recordings cannot be overwritten until the required minimum period of time has passed.

Overwrite any previous media contents

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

79

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Backup and Retrieval Operations

Archived recordings can be overwritten immediately.


NOTE: If the Autoloader device is installed and is running in Cyclic mode, overwrite protection parameters affect only the archiving medium created in the single archiving device in the Logger.

Disabling Automatic Archiving


Once an archiving device in a Logger is set up for Automatic Archiving, you can disable Automatic Archiving on the archiving device in order to dedicate the device to another function.
NOTE: There are different procedures for standard Automatic Archiving and for Automatic Archiving on Autoloader Devices. Both are given below.

To disable Automatic Archiving: 1. In the NICE Backup window, click the Setup Automatic Archiving button. -or-

In the Setup menu, choose Setup Automatic Archiving. The Setup Automatic Archiving for Logger # window appears.
Figure 2-34 Setup Automatic Archiving for Logger # Window

2. In the Backup Mode area, deselect the checkbox corresponding to the archiving device(s) on which you want to disable Automatic Archiving. Then click OK.

The Setup Automatic Archiving for Logger window closes, and you receive confirmation that Automatic Archiving is disabled.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

80

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Backup and Retrieval Operations

To disable Automatic Archiving on an Autoloader device: 1. In the NICE Backup window, click the Setup Automatic Archiving button. -or-

In the Setup menu, choose Setup Automatic Archiving. The Setup Automatic Archiving for Logger (with Autoloader) window appears.
Figure 2-35 Setup Automatic Archiving Window

2. In the Backup Scheme area, select None. Then click OK.

The current archiving mode is interrupted and you can perform Manual Archiving or Retrieval using the single archiving device.

Manually Archiving Audio


You can use the NICE Backup window to manually archive recorded audio to archive media. See Figure 2-30 on page 74.
NOTE: Screen recordings cannot be archived.

To archive audio manually: 1. In the NICE Backup window Loggers area, select a Logger.

The Loggers archiving devices are displayed in the Devices of logger area.
2. Click the Manual Archive button in the toolbar to set the current operation to manual

archiving. (This stops other operations, to enable manual archiving.) The Manual Archiving prompt appears.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

81

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Backup and Retrieval Operations

Figure 2-36

Manual Archiving Prompt

3. If you want to add audio to the archive media, click Append.

The NICE Backup prompt window appears.


-or-

If you want to overwrite audio on the archive media, click Overwrite.


Figure 2-37 NICE Backup Window

4. Insert the archive media in the specified drive, and click OK. 5. Click the Show Media Contents button in the toolbar.

The Device # Logger # window appears.


Figure 2-38 Device/Logger Selection Window for Manual Archiving

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

82

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Backup and Retrieval Operations

6. Click Start Manual to define a manual archiving filter.

The Manual Archiving window appears.


Figure 2-39 Manual Archiving Window

Define the manual archiving filter as follows:


Channels to Select All channels if you want to archive audio found on all channels archive available in the Logger. -or-

Select Specific channels, click the drop-down list to select a Logger, and then select the specific channels that contain the audio that you want to archive.
From time

Click the drop-down list and select the start date of the audio that you want to archive. Then, click the up/down arrows in the Time field to specify the start time of the audio that you want to archive.
-or-

Click the From channel start option to archive all recordings from the time recording began on the channel.
To time

Click the drop-down list and select the end date of the audio that you want to archive. Then, click the up/down arrows in the Time field to specify the end time of the audio that you want to archive.
-or-

Click the To channel end option to archive recordings up to the last recording on the channel. When you are finished defining the filter, click Start archive.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

83

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Backup and Retrieval Operations

The audio you specified is copied to the archive media.


NOTE: When manual archiving is complete, a warning message appears telling you to open the door of the Logger before you click the Eject button. If you click the Eject button without opening the door first, an error message appears telling you to open the door and click the Eject button again. 7. After a Manual Archiving operation is performed, click the Return to Default Operation

button to continue the Automatic Archiving program.

Retrieving Audio
To play archived audio that has already been removed from the Loggers short-term storage disk, you must first retrieve the audio from the archive media to the disk.
NOTE: Screen recordings cannot be archived and therefore cannot be retrieved.

The following two procedures describe how to retrieve audio: Retrieving Audio from Archiving Media - Describes how to retrieve audio from a Loggers drive to a Loggers disk. Retrieving Data from an External Logger - Describes how to retrieve data that was recorded on a Logger in another system. To do this, you must first define an external Logger in your system.

Retrieving Audio from Archiving Media


This procedure assumes that you already know which archive media contains the audio that you need to retrieve.

To retrieve archived audio: 1.

In the NICE Backup window Loggers area, select a Logger. The Loggers archiving devices are displayed in the Devices of logger area.

2. If you want to retrieve audio from archive media that is not currently loaded in the drive,

continue with Step 3.


-or-

If you want to retrieve audio from archive media that is currently loaded in the drive, skip to Step 5.
3. Click the Retrieve button in the toolbar to set the current operation to retrieve. (This stops

other operations, to enable retrieval.)


4. Insert the archive media from which you want to retrieve audio in the appropriate drive. 5. In the Devices of logger area, select the device you want to use, and click the Media Contents button in the toolbar.

The Device # Logger # window appears.


Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers 84

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Backup and Retrieval Operations

Figure 2-40

Device # Logger # Window for Audio Retrieval

6. Select the Logger channel that contains the audio you want to retrieve.

Each Logger channel contains audio recorded from the time that appears in the Start Time column, till the time that appears in the Stop Time column. This may include several recordings.
7. At this point, you can either define a retrieval filter for audio recorded on the channel, or you

can select specific recordings that you want to retrieve from the channel. This step continues with the definition of an audio retrieval filter. To select specific recordings, skip to Step 8.
a. In the Device # Logger # window, click Start Retrieval.

The Retrieval from Media window appears.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

85

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Backup and Retrieval Operations

Figure 2-41

Retrieval from Media Window

b. Specify the start and end periods of the audio you want to retrieve as follows: From time

Click the drop-down list and select the start date of the audio that you want to retrieve. Then, click the up/down arrows in the Time field to specify the start time of the audio that you want to retrieve.
-or-

Click the From channel start option to retrieve all recordings from the time recording began on the channel.
To time

Click the drop-down list and select the end date of the audio that you want to retrieve. Then, click the up/down arrows in the Time field to specify the end time of the audio that you want to retrieve.
-or-

Click the To channel end option to retrieve recordings up to the last recording on the channel.
c. When you are finished specifying the start and end periods, click Start retrieve.

The audio you specified is copied to the Loggers hard disk.


8. If you want to select specific recordings to retrieve from the channel, in the Device # Logger # window, click Recordings.

The Recordings window appears.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

86

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Backup and Retrieval Operations

Figure 2-42

Recordings Window for Retrieval Operation

Select the recordings you want to retrieve, and click Start Retrieve. The recordings you selected are copied to the Loggers hard disk.
9. After you complete a retrieval operation, if you loaded archive media for the retrieval operation, and the device was set for automatic archiving, click the Return to Default Operation button to continue the automatic archiving program. -or-

If you retrieved audio from archive media that was already loaded, and the device was set for automatic archiving, you do not need to take any further action. The NICE Backup utility resumes the automatic archiving program.

Retrieving Data from an External Logger


You can retrieve data that was recorded on a Logger in another system. To do this, you must first define an external Logger in your system.

To retrieve data from an external Logger: 1. Insert the archive media in your system. The NICE Administrator creates a dummy Logger in

the database tables so the call data can be accessed.


2. In the Tools menu of the NICE Backup window, choose Analyze External Media.

A message window appears asking if you want to add the external Logger to the Security Database.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

87

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Backup and Retrieval Operations

Figure 2-43

NICE Backup message window

3. Click Yes. A success message box appears. Click OK. 4. In the NICE Administrator window, the newly defined external Logger is available.
Figure 2-44 NICE Administrator Window

NOTE: Privileges for the external Logger must be defined in the Privileges tab, in order to retrieve call information from its media.

Deleting Audio
If necessary, you can erase the contents of an entire archive media.
NOTE: The Delete operation erases the entire cassette. You cannot erase specific recordings from the NICE Backup window.

To delete the contents of an archive media: 1. In the NICE Backup window Loggers area, select a Logger. Logger archiving devices are displayed in the Devices of logger area.
Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers 88

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Backup and Retrieval Operations

2. Click the Assign to Erase button in the toolbar to set the current operation to delete. (This

stops other operations, to enable deleting.)


3. Insert the archive media that you want to erase in the appropriate drive. 4. In the Devices of logger area, select the device you want to use, and click the Media Contents button in the toolbar.

The Device # Logger # window appears.


Figure 2-45 Device # Logger # Window for Audio Deletion

5. Click Start Erase to erase the contents of the archive media you inserted in the drive.

Enabling/Disabling an Archiving Device


A NiceLog Logger can be equipped with up to three archiving devices. To use an archiving device for archiving and retrieval, the device must first be enabled. You can disable an archiving device in a Logger at any time (such as, if you want to use Device 2 while fixing a problem in Devices 1 and 3).

To enable/disable an archiving device in the connected Logger: 1. In the NICE Backup window Setup menu, choose Configure Devices.

The Configure devices window appears.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

89

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Backup and Retrieval Operations

Figure 2-46

Configure Devices Window

2. For each Logger, mark the field corresponding to the archiving device you want to enable. -or-

Unmark the field to disable the archiving device.


NOTE: You can disable an archiving device only when it is not in use. 3. Click OK.

The Configure Devices window closes, and your changes take effect immediately.

Displaying Archiving Device Information


The following information can be displayed for archiving devices:

Device Type Operation Default Operation Free Space

Type of archiving medium loaded in the selected archiving device. Current archiving device operation.] Default operation configured for the selected archiving device. Percentage of free space on the loaded archiving medium. cleaned.

Last cleaning time Day, date, year, and time that the selected archiving device was last

To display archiving device information: 1. In the NICE Backup window Devices for Logger # area, select an archiving device.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

90

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Backup and Retrieval Operations

Figure 2-47

Devices of Logger Window

2. Click the Show Device Info button.

The Device Information window appears displaying information about the selected archiving device.
Figure 2-48 Device Information Window

Printing Archiving Device Status Reports


You can print a report containing information about the archiving devices in a Logger. Information displayed in the report includes the current operation and type of archiving media loaded in each archiving device.

To print an archiving device status report: 1. In the NICE Backup window Tools menu, choose Device Status Report.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

91

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Backup and Retrieval Operations

The Devices Report window appears displaying the following:

Logger Name Device Type Operation Status Error

Connected Logger number(s). Configured archiving device number(s). Type of archiving media loaded in each device. Operation assigned to each archiving device. Current status of each archiving device. An archiving device error occurred.

Figure 2-49

Devices Report Window

2. Click the Print button at the bottom of the window.

The report is printed to the configured printer.

Chapter 2: Managing NiceLog Loggers

92

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

3
Managing NiceCLS Servers
NiceCLS Servers are defined and set up in the NICE Administrator application. Once you define a NiceCLS Server, authorized users can access the NiceCLS Servers information and services, using all the applications. Defining and setting up NiceCLS Servers involves specifying Server details such as name, network address and protocol, and data column privileges.
NOTE: In a NiceLog system in which no NiceCLS Server is installed, the procedures in this chapter are not performed.

Contents

Adding a New NiceCLS Server ...................................................................................... 94 Managing NiceCLS Mapping Tables ............................................................................. 98 Managing System Lists for NICE Administrator........................................................103 Managing Data Lists for NICE Forms Designer .........................................................106 Modifying a NiceCLS Server Definition ......................................................................108 Deleting a NiceCLS Server Definition .........................................................................108

Chapter 3: Managing NiceCLS Servers

93

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding a New NiceCLS Server

Adding a New NiceCLS Server


When you start the NICE Administrator application for the first time, you must define the NiceCLS Servers in your system.

To add a new NiceCLS Server to the system: 1. In the toolbar of the NICE Administrator window, click New, and choose NiceCLS Server. New CLS Server appears in the Resource List under Site, Servers, CLS. The General tab

of the Server definition appears in the Resource Definition area.


NOTE: The NiceCLS Server you are defining must be active and accessible on the network to enable you to save the Server definition.
Figure 3-1 NICE Administrator Window - CLS Server Definition General Tab

2. In the General tab of the NiceCLS Server definition, enter the information as follows: NameType the name of the Server. The server name can be up to 20 characters. NOTE: After you type a value for Name, and move to the next field, the Administrator application attempts to connect to the database to extract its data columns. These columns then appear in the Columns tab. Network Type

TCP/IP is selected by default.

Network Address Enter the network address of the Server.

Chapter 3: Managing NiceCLS Servers

94

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding a New NiceCLS Server

NOTE: After you enter a value for Network Address or Network Type, and move to the next field, the NICE Administrator application attempts to connect to the database to extract its system configuration parameters. These parameters will appear in the Capabilities section. Remote Database

Select this option if your system includes NiceCLS Clustering (redundancy). If you select this option, enter the information in this section as follows:
Secondary Network Type

Mark this box. Network type of the Secondary NiceCLS Server in the cluster. TCP/IP is selected by default. NiceCLS Server in the cluster.

Network Address Enter the network address of the Secondary

The Capabilities section of the General tab contains the following information obtained by the system:

Server ID Number of Loggers Version Number of channels Database Switch

3. Click Save in the toolbar to save the NiceCLS Server definition.

The definition is saved, and the relevant Database and Switch information appears in the General tab.
4. Click the Columns tab.

The Columns tab appears.

Chapter 3: Managing NiceCLS Servers

95

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding a New NiceCLS Server

Figure 3-2

NICE Administrator Window - New NiceCLS Server Columns Tab

5. The first column on the left of the table is a list of all the data columns to which you can assign

access privileges. For each line in the table, mark the privileges you want to assign for the data column, by clicking the checkbox under View, Query, or Edit.
NOTE: Some View, Query, and Edit checkboxes may be disabled, due to global site privilege settings. (You cannot mark disabled boxes.) Global site settings are explained in Setting Up Site Name and Access Privileges on page 24. 6. After you finish assigning NiceCLS Server privilege settings, click the Loggers tab to specify

which Loggers are connected to this NiceCLS Server. The Loggers tab appears in the Resource Definition area.
Figure 3-3 NICE Administrator Window -Loggers Tab

Chapter 3: Managing NiceCLS Servers

96

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding a New NiceCLS Server

7. To specify which Loggers will work with the NiceCLS Server you are defining, in the Available Loggers list, select one or more Loggers, and click one of the following buttons:

Moves the selected Logger(s) to the Member Loggers list. Moves all Loggers that appear in the Available Loggers list to the Member
Loggers list.

NOTE: The Loggers appearing in the Available Loggers list are all previously defined in the site. 8. To remove one or more Loggers from the Member Loggers list, select the Logger(s) you

want to remove, and click one of the following buttons: Moves the selected Logger(s) to the Available Loggers list. Moves all Loggers that appear in the Member Loggers list to the Available Loggers list.
9. After you finish selecting the Loggers you want the NiceCLS Server to work with, click Save

in the toolbar. The NiceCLS Server definition is saved. The Mapping Tables tab enables creation and management of mapping tables in the NiceCLS Servers call database, as described in the next section.

Adding Multiple NiceCLS Servers


You can connect more than one NiceCLS server to your site. Each NiceCLS server is connected following the instructions in Adding a New NiceCLS Server on page 94. When connecting an agent to a NiceCLS server, each agent can only be connected to a single server. Users who receive privileges to access all users, can query and monitor all the users on all the NiceCLS servers connected to the site.

Chapter 3: Managing NiceCLS Servers

97

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Managing NiceCLS Mapping Tables

Managing NiceCLS Mapping Tables


This section explains what NiceCLS Mapping Tables are, and how they are used in the NiceLog system. The following topics are covered in this section:

What are Mapping Tables? Mapping Table Examples Changing a Mapping Table Entry Value

What are Mapping Tables?


Mapping Tables enable each call logged in the Call Database to be found and identified by additional call data fields not reported by your sites telephone switch, but used by your organization to aid in locating call audio. NiceCLS Mapping Tables are set up within the NiceCLS Server when it is installed in your site.
NOTE: Additional mapping tables can be added to the NiceCLS Server after installation by your NiceLog Customer Support provider.

A Mapping Table is typically set up to map one call data field reported by the telephone switch (such as, Agent ID, Station, Extension) to one or two customized call data fields not reported by the telephone switch (such as, Agent Name, Department). The call data field reported by the telephone switch is referred to as the map-from field. The call data fields not reported by the telephone switch are referred to as the map-to fields. Mapping Tables are defined using the NiceCLS Server Database Setup utility. Once a Mapping Table is defined, it can be managed using NICE Administrator. In NICE Administrator, for the map-from field of each mapping entry, you must specify a unique data value (reported by your sites telephone switch).
NOTE: If your site has more than one telephone switch for which one NiceCLS Server logs calls, each Mapping Table requires an additional map-from field, named Unit. This field is required as a map-from field to identify the switch that handled the call. You must specify a unique combination of data for the two map-from fields for each mapping entry in the Mapping Table. For more information, see Telephone Book Mapping Table on page 99.

NiceCLS Mapping Tables make searching for calls easier by providing more information for users to include in a querys search criteria. The mapping tables are required if you want to perform the following options using the NICE Query application:

Specify additional call data fields (that are not reported by your sites telephone switch) as search criteria in a query. Display additional call data fields (that are not reported by your sites telephone switch) as columns in the call list of the NICE Query window.

In the Edit Query window of NICE Query, you can easily search for calls by specifying any call data field maintained in a NiceCLS Mapping Table (such as, Agent Name, Department).
Chapter 3: Managing NiceCLS Servers 98

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Managing NiceCLS Mapping Tables

The call data fields that are maintained in NiceCLS Mapping Tables can also be displayed as columns in the call list of the NICE Query window. For more information about NICE Query, see the NiceLog Users Manual.
NOTE: You cannot define recording programs (for Selective Recording) with conditions based on map-to fields. Also, map-to fields are not available in the NICE Monitor application.

Mapping Table Examples


The following examples of Mapping Tables may be required in your organization:

Telephone Book Mapping Table, which maps each extension to an agent name and department name. Agent Name Mapping Table, which maps each agent ID to an agent name and department name. Customer Name Mapping Table, which maps each telephone number to a customer name.

Each example is described in the sections below.

Telephone Book Mapping Table


The Telephone Book Mapping Table is used at sites in which the telephone switch reports the telephone extension of the person that handles each call, but does not report the persons name or department. The Telephone Book Mapping Table maps the telephone extension of each employee in the organization to the employees name and department name. Each mapping entry contains a unique value (reported by the telephone switch) for the Station map-from field.
Map-From Station 3701 3702 3745 Agent Name Barnfield John Byrnes Jay Canfield Celia Map-To Department Marketing Marketing Telebanking

For example, station 3701 is mapped to agent name Barnfield John, and to the Marketing department.

Chapter 3: Managing NiceCLS Servers

99

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Managing NiceCLS Mapping Tables

If a site has more than one telephone switch on one NiceCLS Server, the Mapping Table also includes the Unit field as a map-from field.
Map-From Unit SW1 SW1 SW1 SW2 Station 3701 3702 3703 3701 Agent Name Barnfield John Byrnes Jay Canfield Celia Cox Laura Map-To Department Marketing Marketing Marketing Sales

The Telephone Book Mapping Table enables each call to be identified by the name of the agent and department that handled the call, thus making it possible to:

Search for calls by employee name or department name (in addition to the extension). Display employee name and department name as columns in the call list of the NICE Query window.

Agent Name Mapping Table


The Agent Name Mapping Table is used at sites with specialized telephone switches which report the ID of the agent that handles each call, but do not report the agents name or department.
NOTE: The telephone switch can be an ACD for call centers, a turret system for trading rooms, or another type of switch that supports free seating. With free seating, a telephone extension is used by different agents who are each identified by a unique agent ID (often called an Agent Login).

The Agent Name Mapping Table maps the ID of each agent in your organization to the agents name and department name. Each mapping entry contains a unique value (reported by the telephone switch) for the Agent ID map-from field.
Map-From Agent ID 200 201 202 Agent Name Barnfield John Byrnes Jay Canfield Celia Map-To Department Marketing Marketing Telebanking

For example, agent ID 201 is mapped to agent name Byrnes Jay, and to the Marketing department. The Agent Name Mapping Table enables each call to be identified by the name of the agent and department that handled the call, thus making it possible to:

Search for calls by agent name or department name (in addition to agent ID).

Chapter 3: Managing NiceCLS Servers

100

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Managing NiceCLS Mapping Tables

Display the agents name and department name as columns in the call list in the NICE Query window.

Customer Name Mapping Table


The Customer Name Mapping Table is used by sites in which the telephone switch reports the dialed number for outgoing calls, and/or the caller ID or ANI for incoming calls. The Customer Name Mapping Table maps the telephone number(s) of a customer to the name of the customer. Each mapping entry contains a unique value (reported by the telephone switch) for the Phone Number map-from field.
Map-From Phone Number 6453800 6453810 5246300 Map-To Customer Name National Bank National Bank Center Trading

For example, Phone Numbers 6453800 and 6453810 can both be mapped to Customer Name National Bank. The Customer Name Mapping Table enables each call to be identified by the name of a customer, thus making it possible to:

Search for outgoing calls made to a specific customer, and/or incoming calls received from a specific customer. Display the customers name as a column in the call list, in the NICE Query window.

Changing a Mapping Table Entry Value


You can change Mapping Table entry values in NICE Administrator. The modified Mapping Tables enable each call logged in the Call Database to be identified by the updated call data fields. The new definitions can be used from this time on by NiceCLS users for queries. Previously logged calls are not affected by the change. Before you edit a unique value in a mapping entry, you should first consider whether users need to continue to look up and select this value as search criteria in a query.
EXAMPLE:

If an employee marries and changes her name, you may need to continue to look up her maiden name in a querys search criteria to search for calls she handled prior to her name change. If so, it is recommended that you do not edit the mapping entry value. Instead, you can delete the mapping entry, and then add a new mapping entry with the desired value.

Chapter 3: Managing NiceCLS Servers

101

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Managing NiceCLS Mapping Tables

To change the value of a Mapping Table entry: 1. In the NICE Administrator window Resource List, expand the NiceCLS folder. 2. Select the NiceCLS Server that operates with the Mapping Table you want to modify. 3. In the Resource Definition area, click the Mapping Tables tab.
Figure 3-4 NICE Administrator Window - Mapping Tables Tab

4. In the Table field, click the drop-down list and select the table that contains the values you

want to change. The table you selected is displayed below the Table field.
5. The following additional changes can be performed: Add

Click this button to add a new line to the table. After the line is added, you can specify the values for the entry columns by clicking in the column and typing the value.

Delete Click this button to delete the selected line from the table. Revert Click this button to restore the previous entry value.

NOTE: The Revert operation is available only before Save is clicked. 6. When you finish changing entry values, click Save in the Toolbar.

The changes you made are saved.


Chapter 3: Managing NiceCLS Servers 102

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Managing System Lists for NICE Administrator

Managing System Lists for NICE Administrator


In the NICE Administrator application, you can use the List Manager to define items for system lists, which provide additional details about calls. System lists are used in the Details tab of the Administrator window, see Figure 4-2 on page 116. System lists can be used in the NICE Query application to locate a call. For example, you can define list items for a department list. NiceLog users can then find calls using the NICE Query application by specifying the department of a telephone agent. For more information about the NICE Query application, see the NiceLog Users Manual.

To add/edit system lists: 1. In the NICE Administrator window, in the System menu, choose Edit System Lists.

The Edit System Lists window appears.


Figure 3-5 Edit System Lists Window

List Name area

2. To edit an existing list, select the list and click Open.

The List Items window for the list appears. See Figure 3-6 on page 104 and proceed with Step 3.
-or-

To create a new list:


a. Click Add.

The List Name area is enabled.


b. Type the name of the new list and click Submit. TIP: To easily find a data list, its name should reflect its contents.

Chapter 3: Managing NiceCLS Servers

103

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Managing System Lists for NICE Administrator

The List Items window for the list appears.


Figure 3-6
List name appears here

List Items Window

3. For each new list item: a. Click Add.

The List Item field appears at the bottom of the window.


Figure 3-7 List Item field

b. In the List Item field, type an item, for example, Supervisor. c. Click Submit. The item is displayed in the List Item area.

Chapter 3: Managing NiceCLS Servers

104

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Managing System Lists for NICE Administrator

Figure 3-8

List Items for <List Name> Window - List Item defined

NOTE: Items appear in the drop-down lists in the order they appear in the List Items window. You can change the order of the list by selecting an item and clicking either Move Up or Move Down. 4. To edit or remove an item, select it from the list and click Edit or Delete. 5. When you have finished adding items to the list, click Save and then Close to save the list

and exit the window.

Chapter 3: Managing NiceCLS Servers

105

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Managing Data Lists for NICE Forms Designer

Managing Data Lists for NICE Forms Designer


A data list can contain any type of data that you want to link to an object on a form. For example, lists of call types, the number of days that a customer is late on a payment, and months of the year. The following form objects can be linked to data lists:

Bound Combo Box Bound List Box Coaching Points

Each of the above objects can have only one list linked to it.

To add/edit a data list: 1. In the NICE Administrator window, in the System menu, choose Edit Lists.

The Edit Data Lists window appears.


Figure 3-9 Edit Data Lists Window

List Name area

2. To edit an exiting list, select the list and click Open.

The List Items window for the list appears. See Figure 3-10 on page 107 and proceed with Step 3.
-or-

To create a new list,


a. Click Add.

The List Name area is enabled.

Chapter 3: Managing NiceCLS Servers

106

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Managing Data Lists for NICE Forms Designer

b. Type the name of the new list, for example, Section. Then click Submit. TIP: To easily find a data list, its name should reflect its contents.

The List Items window for the list appears.


Figure 3-10
List name appears here

List Items Window

3. For each new list item: a. Click Add.

The List Item field appears at the bottom of the window.


Figure 3-11 Add List Items

b. In the List Item field, type an item from the list, for example, Item 1. c. Click Submit. The item is displayed in the List Item area. NOTE: Items appear in the form lists in the order they appear in the List Items window. You can change the order of the list by selecting an item and clicking either Move Up or Move Down. 4. To edit or remove an item, select it from the list and click Edit or Delete. 5. Click Save and then Close.

Chapter 3: Managing NiceCLS Servers

107

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Modifying a NiceCLS Server Definition

Modifying a NiceCLS Server Definition


After a NiceCLS Server is defined in the system, you can modify its definition whenever necessary.

To modify the definition of a NiceCLS Server: 1. In the NICE Administrator window Resource List, expand (click the + sign) the Site, Servers, and NiceCLS folders.

A list of defined NiceCLS Servers appears under NiceCLS.


2. Choose the Server whose definition you want to modify.

The definition of the NiceCLS Server you selected appears in the Resource Definition area.
3. Modify the definition as desired. For more information about NiceCLS Server parameters, see

Adding a New NiceCLS Server on page 94.

Deleting a NiceCLS Server Definition


NiceCLS Server definitions can be deleted in NICE Administrator. After you delete a NiceCLS Server definition, no user can access that NiceCLS Server.

To delete a NiceCLS Server definition: 1. In the NICE Administrator window Resource List, expand the Site, Servers, and NiceCLS

folders. A list of defined NiceCLS Servers appears under NiceCLS.


2. Choose the Server that you want to delete, and click Delete in the toolbar.

Following confirmation, the NiceCLS Server definition is deleted from the NICE Administrator.
NOTE: You cannot delete a NiceCLS Server definition if agents are assigned to work with that Server. For more information about Agent definitions, see Managing Users and User Groups on page 109.

Chapter 3: Managing NiceCLS Servers

108

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

4
Managing Users and User Groups
This chapter explains how users and user groups are defined and managed by the System Administrator using NICE Administrator. The Administrator application enables the System Administrator to define all users in the system and assign access privileges to each user for the NiceCLS database and applications.

Contents

Overview........................................................................................................................ 110 Adding New Users ........................................................................................................ 113 Adding New User Groups ............................................................................................123 Managing User Profiles................................................................................................129 Filtering the Users Lists...............................................................................................133 Filtering the User Groups List .....................................................................................136 Setting Up User Information Files...............................................................................138

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

109

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Overview

Overview
When the NiceLog system is installed, the only user defined is the initial Administrator. This first user has complete access privileges to the entire Administration system. You use this first user to log into NICE Administrator and define all other users in the system. Each user in the system must be given access privileges for the resources they will use (loggers, servers, applications, etc.). Privileges can be given at site level, group level, or on an individual basis.
IMPORTANT The higher the level at which you assign privileges, the more users that will have them, so do so with caution.

Privileges assigned at site level are given to all users and cannot be removed. (For example, access to the Servers.) To assign privileges at site level, refer to Assigning Site Access Privileges on page 24. Privileges assigned at group level are given to all supervisors (members) of the group and cannot be removed. (For example, access to all the groups users calls.) Users who are members of more than one group, receive the privileges assigned to both groups. To assign privileges at group level, refer to Assigning User Group Privileges on page 124. To assign privileges to an individual user, refer to Assigning User Privileges on page 117.
NOTE: You cannot assign privileges that you do not have. This includes using a User Profile which has privileges that you do not.

Guidelines
This section provides background information about some of the different types of users you will be creating. You can customize individual users privileges as needed.
Users

A user is anyone defined in the NiceLog system. Some users have access both to the NiceLog applications and to other users. Other users are defined in the NiceLog system only to be recorded and monitored and do not have any access to other users or NiceLog information. Any user whose calls (incoming and/or outgoing) are recorded or monitored must be defined in the NiceLog system as an agent. Agents do not need access to NiceLog applications. Users who are to monitor calls and otherwise use the NiceLog applications to control the NiceLog system, must be given privileges to access the users and resources as required. When defining users the following applies:

Users who are defined as agents have automatic access to their own calls. Users who are not defined as agents do not receive automatic access to any other users or to agentss calls. Users can gain access to other users/agents in the following manner:

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

110

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Overview

Users who are group leaders (such as supervisors and project managers) are defined as group members and have access to all other members of the same group and to all users and agents to who the group has privileges. Users given special Access All User privileges, can access all users and agents connected to the site. This special privilege should be reserved for top personnel and given with caution. (See Assigning User Privileges on page 117.)
NOTE: To have access to an agents calls, you must have access privileges to both the agent and to the NiceCLS Server on which they are defined.

Agents

An agent is any user whose calls (incoming and/or outgoing) are recorded. Any type of user can be defined as an agent. Agents must be defined on a NiceCLS Server. Agents are automatically given access to their own calls. A user who is not defined as an agent, does not receive automatic access to any other users calls.
NOTE: Agents do not exist in a Loggers-only environment as there is no NiceCLS Server. In a Loggers-only environment, calls can only be recorded and identified by channel.

EXAMPLE:

If Joe is an employee whose calls are being monitored, Joe must be a user defined as an agent. Joe does not need to have access privileges to any resources in the system. If Bob, as Joes supervisor, is monitoring Joes calls, Bob needs to have access privileges to Joe and to the NiceCLS Server on which Joe is defined. This is done by creating a group where Bob is added as a group member and Joe (and the NiceCLS Server on which he is defined) is added on the Privileges tab as a user. Bob does not need to be defined as an agent. If Bobs calls are also to be recorded, then Bob needs to be defined as an agent as well. When a call is recorded, the system identifies the agent making or receiving the call by one of the following three methods:

Free seating - Allows the agent to log into NiceLog from any telephone extension. In this

case, a unique agent ID is required, in addition to the agents login ID to identify the agent logged in. The agent must login using the special NiceCLS Login window in order to be recorded.

Fixed seating - The agent must always log into NiceLog from the same telephone extension.

In this case, the agents unique telephone extension number is used to identify the agent.
Free seating by Agent Username -The agent can log into NiceLog from any extension and

is identified by the Windows login ID used. In this case, a unique Windows login ID must be used.
NOTE: A system is defined as being either Free seating or Fixed seating. One of these two IDs is required. Free seating by Agent Username is an additional, optional method of identification.

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

111

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Overview

Group Leaders

Group Leaders in the system have access to other users and to agents calls. These access rights are granted by creating a group of all the involved users and assigning one or more group leaders (known in the system as group members). All the group members of a group automatically receive the same access rights. (Access to each other and to all users, servers, and channels added to the group.)
User Groups

You can create user groups in order to allow supervisors or project managers access to a group of users. All supervisors or project managers for a group are referred to in the system as group members. They are the groups leaders and inherit the privileges assigned to the group and have access to all users in the group. The users in a group do not inherit any privileges assigned to the group.

Helpful Hints
The following table gives examples of some common situations, focusing on the specific accesses that must be granted/denied to achieve a certain goal. This table does not give full instructions for creating a user, it only provides the extra controls needed.
To... Do the following...

Allow 2-way access between 2 or more users and/or agents Give one-way access from a user to other users/agents Give a group of users identical privileges but not access to each other

Make them members of the same group Make the first user a group member and the other users/agents resources in the same group Create the first user with the appropriate set of privileges and use the Same as User option when creating the remaining users, or, create a new profile with the appropriate set of privileges Add the NiceCLS Server to the users resource list and then remove access to the individual columns Use the Filter Editor when assigning CLS privileges at user level Remove it from the group resource list Mark Access all Users (see Assigning a User Access to All Users on page 119)
Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups 112

Restrict a single users access to specific CLS information Restrict the range of CLS access Block an entire group from accessing a resource Give a user access to all users and agents connected to the site

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding New Users

Adding New Users


To add a new user to the system: 1. Click New in the toolbar of the NICE Administrator window, and choose User. TIP: If the New button is not activated, click anywhere in the Users-Groups branch of the Resource List. The face of the New button varies according to the resource last created. New User appears in the Resource List under Site, Users-Groups, Users, and the General

tab selected.
Figure 4-1 NICE Administrator Window, User Definition, General Tab

NOTE: The appearance of the Windows Username field depends upon your NiceCLS configuration. 2. Fill in the information as follows: First name, Last name

Enter the first name and last name of the new user in the appropriate fields.

(required)
Middle name Login name

Enter an optional middle name for the new user. Enter a unique name that the user will use to log into NICE applications.

(required)
Email address If relevant, enter the email address of the user.

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

113

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding New Users

Password Confirm password

Enter the password that the user will use to log into NICE applications, and confirm the password by typing it again in the Confirm Password field.

(required)
NOTE:

The password entered cannot be identical to the Users first name, last name, login name, or extension. When the Strict Password Checking option is enabled (see Defining Password Parameters on page 28), the following password requirements are in effect:

The password cannot include leading or trailing blanks. The password cannot have more than two identical consecutive characters. The password cannot contain only digits or only letters. Requires the user to change passwords the next time the user logs into any NICE application.

User must change password at next login

User cannot change Prohibits the user from changing the password you assign. password Account disabled Prohibits the user from accessing NICE applications.

Account locked out This option is automatically selected if the user violated access privileges. For example, if the user tries to log in with an incorrect password more than the allowed number of times. Maximum Password Select Password never expires if you do not want to change the Age users password periodically. Select Expires in __ days if you want the users password to expire at the end of the period you specify. 3. Click Save.

The user definition is saved with the following privileges:

Privileges assigned at site level are automatically inherited (see Assigning Site Access Privileges on page 24). If the user is added to a group, at group member level, the groups privileges are additionally inherited (see Adding New User Groups on page 123).

You can continue defining the user you just created in the system with the following:

Define the user as an agent, with Defining a User as an Agent on page 115. Customize a users privileges, with Assigning User Privileges on page 117. Give the user access to the NiceCLS database, with Assigning NiceCLS User Privileges on page 120. Add personal information, with Adding Personal Details to a User Definition on page 116.
Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups 114

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding New Users

Defining a User as an Agent


Any user whose calls (incoming and/or outgoing) or screen activity is to be recorded or monitored in the system must be defined as an agent. Being defined as an agent does not affect a users other abilities within the system. Users who are also group leaders, supervisors, installers, and administrators can also be defined as agents.
IMPORTANT Before creating an Agent, the Agent must be added as a User in your NiceLog system. To add a User, see Adding New Users on page 113.

To define the user as an agent: 1. In the NICE Administrator window, select a user and click the General tab.

The General tab is shown in Figure 4-1 on page 113.


2. Fill in the information as follows: Make user an agent (required) CLS Server

Select this box. Click the drop-down list and select the NiceCLS Server handling this agents switch reports. Enter the identification number of the switch (PABX) connected to the NiceCLS Server assigned to that user. This number is determined when installing the NiceCLS Server handling the agents switch, and uniquely identifies the switch in the system. If your system supports a Free Seating environment, enter the users agent Login identification number. If your system supports a Fixed Seating environment, enter the users telephone extension number. If using Free Seating by Agent Username, enter the Users Windows login ID. The name entered must be unique in the system.

(required)
Switch ID

(required)

Agent ID

(required)
Extension

(required)
Windows Username

NOTE: The appearance of the Windows Username field depends upon your NiceCLS configuration. 3. Click Save.

This user is now defined as an agent and can be recorded and monitored in the system.

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

115

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding New Users

Adding Personal Details to a User Definition


Once you create a user, you can add personal details to the user definition. This information is used for reporting and statistics purposes.

To add personal information: 1. In the NICE Administrator window, select a user and click the Details tab.

The Details tab appears.


Figure 4-2 NICE Administrator Window - User Definition Details Tab

NOTE: To change the drop-down lists, use the List Editor, as described in Managing System Lists for NICE Administrator on page 103. 2. Enter the required information for the user in the fields provided. 3. Click Save.

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

116

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding New Users

Assigning User Privileges


All users inherit the privileges assigned to the site. A user who has been added to a group, as a group member, inherits the privileges assigned to that group. As you navigate through the privileges resource list, you will see the inherited privileges marked and grayed out. They cannot be removed. You can add to these privileges by using the privileges tab of the user definition.
NOTE: On the Privileges tab, you are restricted to assigning only those privileges that you have been assigned.

A complete list of all privileges and suggestions for assigning them, can be found in User Privileges on page 183.
TIP: You can use a predefined profile or an existing user as a basis for the privileges of the user you are creating/modifying. If the user has already been assigned privileges, they will be reset according to the selected profile or user. Only one can be selected. Privileges assigned at site or group level will remain as is (grayed out and unchangeable). After selecting a profile or user, you can customize the new users privileges by adding to or removing the privileges received from the profile or user. For more information about predefined profiles, see Managing User Profiles on page 129.

To assign user privileges: 1. In the NICE Administrator window, select Site, Users-Groups, Users, and then select a user. Click the Privileges tab.

The Privileges tab appears.


Figure 4-3 NICE Administrator Window - User Definition, Privileges Tab

Resource List

Resource Definition Area

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

117

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding New Users

TIP:

To use a predefined profile, in the Profile field, select a predefined profile from the drop-down list. You can only select a profile if you have all of the profiles privileges. To copy a different users profile, click Same As User and select a user from the list. You can only select a user profile if you have all of the profiles privileges.

2. To add a resource to the Resource List, click Add

and select a resource type from the

drop-down list. The Add Resource window appears.


Figure 4-4 Example of an Add Resource Window

Select the resource to which you want to assign user privileges, and click OK. The resource is

added to the users resource list but you must continue and assign the user access privileges to it following the instructions in the next steps.
NOTE:

Agents must have access privileges to the NiceCLS Server that they are defined on and to the relevant columns. (See Assigning NiceCLS User Privileges on page 120.) Users who have access to other users or agents, must have access privileges to the the NiceCLS Server that the user or agent is defined on and to the relevant columns. (This access is usually given at group level where access to the user/ agent is given.)

3. In the Resource List (refer to Figure 4-3 on page 117), select the resource for which you want

to assign the user privileges. A list of available items for the resource you selected appears in the Resource Definition area to the right of the Resource List.
NOTE: Items that are grayed out indicate that access was granted at either group or site level and cannot be removed.
Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups 118

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding New Users

4. In the Resource Definition area, mark/unmark the items to which you want the user to be

granted/denied access.
TIP: To mark all the items in the Resource Definition area, click Select All. 5. In the toolbar, click Save to save the user definition.

Assigning a User Access to All Users


In the NICE Query and NICE Monitor applications, this option allows the user to access all Agents on the selected NiceCLS Server and in the case of Multiple NiceCLS Servers, on all other NiceCLS Servers connected to the site for the purpose of monitoring and playing back their calls.
NOTE: This is a very high level privilege and should be assigned with caution.

To allow the user access to users: 1. In the NICE Administrator window, select a user from the Resource list, select the Privileges tab, and click Applications and then Other Privileges.

The Other Privileges options appear.


Figure 4-5 NICE Administrator Window, User Definition, Other Privileges

Select the Access all users option to allow the user access to all users and agents on all NiceCLS Servers connected to this site.
2. In the toolbar, click Save to save the user definition.

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

119

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding New Users

Assigning NiceCLS User Privileges


A user receives access to a NiceCLS Server when it is added to his resource list. Once a user has access to a NiceCLS Server, he still has to be given access to each data item (column) individually. Access is given by using the Columns tab of the CLS privileges.

To add CLS column privileges: 1. In the Resource List of the User definition, click Servers, CLS, and select the NiceCLS Sever

for which you want to assign privileges.


Figure 4-6 Nice Administrator, CLS Columns tab

2. Check/clear the appropriate boxes for each item as follows:

View - allows the user to view the data Query - allows the user to run a query using this field as a parameter in the Query

application
Edit - allows the user to edit this data (this option can only be given to user defined fields

and not to information received from the switch)


3. To apply a filter which limits CLS column access to a specific range, click the filter button

at the end of a row. The Filter Editor window appears.

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

120

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding New Users

Figure 4-7

NICE Administrator - CLS Filter Editor

Specify a range of values and click OK. The filter is applied for the selected column.
Figure 4-8 Nice Administrator - CLS Columns tab - filtered columns

4. Click Save.

The user definition is saved.

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

121

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding New Users

Modifying User Definitions


IMPORTANT Changes made to a user definition do not take effect until the next time the user logs into the system.

An existing users definition can be modified as needed. In order to have permission to do this, the Modify User checkbox for the Administrator application (Privileges tab) must be marked in your user definition.
NOTE: You can make changes to all the information on all the users General and Details tabs. On the Privileges tab, you are restricted to assigning only those privileges that you have been assigned.

To modify a users definition: 1. In the Resource List, click Site, Users-Groups, Users, and select the user definition you

want to modify.
TIP: To shorten the list of Users and make locating a User simpler, see Filtering the Users Lists on page 133.

The definition of the user you selected appears in the Resource Definition area.
2. Modify the users definition and click OK. For more information about user definitions, see

Managing User Profiles on page 129.

Deleting User Definitions


IMPORTANT A user who is deleted from the system while logged in, will remain active and able to use the system until logging off.

You can delete user definitions from the system whenever necessary. Deleted users do not appear in user definition lists generated in NICE applications (such as NICE Query).

To delete a user definition: 1. In the Resource List, click Users-Groups, Users, and select the definition of the user you

want to delete.
TIP: To shorten the Users list and simplify User search, see Filtering the Users Lists on page 133.

The definition of the user you selected appears in the Resource Definition area.
2. Click Delete in the toolbar. Following confirmation, the selected user definition is deleted.
Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups 122

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding New User Groups

Adding New User Groups


You can create user groups in order to allow group leaders, such as supervisors or project managers access to a group of users. All supervisors or project managers for a group are referred to in the system as Group Members. All group members inherit the privileges assigned to the group and have access to all users in the group. The users in a group do not inherit any privileges assigned to the group.
EXAMPLE:

Bob and Jane are joint department heads. Tim, Sue, Anne, and Mary work in their department. You would create a group where Bob and Jane are group members (added on the Members tab). Tim, Sue, Anne, and Mary would be added by using the Add Resources window on the Privileges tab. This gives Bob and Jane access to each other and to all the others. Tim, Sue, Anne, and Mary do not gain any privileges from this relationship. For a complete explanation of User Groups and access privileges, see Overview on page 110.
NOTE: The only privileges that you can assign to other users, are the privileges that you have been given by a higher Administrator.

To add a new user group to the system: 1. Click New in the toolbar of the NICE Administrator window, and choose Users Group. TIP: If the New button is not activated, click anywhere in the Users-Groups branch of the Resource List. The face of the New button varies according to the resource last created. New Users Groups appears in the Resource List under Site, Users-Groups, Groups, and the Members tab is selected.

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

123

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding New User Groups

Figure 4-9

NICE Administrator Window - User Group Definition Members Tab

2. In the Name field, type a name for the group. 3. In the Users List, select a user you want to add to the group, and click Members. TIP: To shorten the Users list and simplify User search, see Filtering the Users Lists on page 133.

The user you selected is added to the Group Members list. Users added as group members have access to all the other group members and to all users added as resources in the Privileges tab.
NOTE: Group members are users at a supervisory level. They have 2-way access to all other group members and one-way access to all users added to the group as resources in the Privileges tab. (See Assigning User Group Privileges on page 124.) 4. To remove a user from the group, in the Group Members list, select the user you want to remove, and click Remove. 5. Click Save.

The group definition is saved and privileges assigned at site level are automatically inherited by all group members (see Assigning Site Access Privileges on page 24). To add additional privileges to all group members, use the Privileges tab (see Assigning User Group Privileges on page 124.)

Assigning User Group Privileges


All group members inherit the privileges assigned to the group including access to other users.
NOTE: On the Privileges tab, you can add any users who are defined in the system. You are restricted to adding only those Servers and Channels for which you have access.
Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups 124

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding New User Groups

To assign Group Privileges: 1. In the NICE Administrator window, select Site, Users-Groups, Groups, and then select a group. Click the Privileges tab.

The Privileges tab appears.


Figure 4-10 NICE Administrator Window - User Group Definition Privileges Tab

A complete list of all privileges and suggestions for assigning them, can be found in User Privileges on page 183.
2. To add a resource to the Resource List, click Add and select a resource type from the

drop-down list. The Add Resource window appears.

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

125

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding New User Groups

Figure 4-11

Example of an Add Resource Window

NOTE:

The users who are added to the group using the Add Resource window, do not inherit any of the privileges of the group. Adding users here, gives those users who were added as Group Members on the Members tab access to them. This is a one-way relationship. The Filter and Show all buttons appear only when adding a User. You can add any Users who are defined in the system. You are restricted to adding only those Servers and Channels for which you have access. The displayed list will show only those Servers or Channels available to you. When adding a User to a Group Member list you can shorten the Users list and simplify User search, see Filtering the Users Lists on page 133.

Select the resource to which you want to assign group privileges, and click OK. The resource

is added to the users resource list but you must continue and assign the group access privileges to it following the instructions in the next steps.
TIP: Access rights to an agent (user) does not guarantee that you can access the calls made by the agent. You must also have access to the NiceCLS Server on which he is defined and to the relevant columns. Access to NiceCLS Servers is given at either site level (see Adding a New NiceCLS Server on page 94) or at user level (see Assigning NiceCLS User Privileges on page 120). 3. In the Resource List (refer to Figure 4-3 on page 117), select the resource for which you want

to assign the group privileges. All privileges will be given to all group members. A list of available items for the resource you selected appears in the Resource Definition area to the right of the Resource List as follows:
Users

Play - Permission to playback all of the users calls Record - Permission to record all users calls
Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups 126

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding New User Groups

Servers

Loggers


Channels

Modify Deck Assignment Retrieve

Setup Record Play Enable recording

Applications For a complete list of application privileges and suggestions for assigning

them, see User Privileges on page 183.


NOTE: Items that are marked and grayed out indicate that access was granted at site level and cannot be removed. Items that are grayed out and not marked, indicate that you do not have access to them and therefore cannot give access to them. 4. In the Resource Definition area, mark/unmark the items to which you want the user to be

granted/denied access.
TIP: To mark all the items in the Resource Definition area, click Select All. 5. To block group access to a particular resource, select the resource in the Resource List, and click Remove.

The group can no longer access that resource.


6. Click Save in the toolbar to save the user group definition.

Modifying User Group Definitions


IMPORTANT Changes made to a user group definition do not take effect until the next time each of the users log into the system.

An existing groups definition can be modified as needed. In order to have permission to do this, the Modify User checkbox for the Administrator application (Privileges tab) must be marked in your user definition.
NOTE: You can add and remove members and users for the group. On the Privileges tab, you are restricted to assigning only those privileges that you have been assigned (with the exception of Play and Record for Users).

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

127

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding New User Groups

To modify a user group definition: 1. In the Resource List, click Users-Groups, and then Groups. 2. Select the group that you want to modify. TIP: To shorten the Groups list and simplify Group search, see Filtering the User Groups List on page 136.

The definition of the group you selected appears in the Resource Definition area.
3. Modify the groups definition and click OK. For more information about user groups, see

Adding New User Groups on page 123.

Deleting User Group Definitions


IMPORTANT When you delete a group, each group member who is currently logged in, retains their group privileges until the next time they log into the system.

You can delete user groups from the system. When you delete a user group the members and resources are not deleted from the system.
NOTE: When you delete a user group, the group members lose all privileges received from the group and their access privileges revert to site defaults and any privileges received individually.

To delete a user group definition: 1. In the Resource List, click Users-Groups, then Groups. 2. Select the group that you want to delete. TIP: To shorten the Groups list and simplify Group search, see Filtering the User Groups List on page 136.

The definition of the group you selected appears in the Resource Definition area.
3. Click Delete.

Following confirmation, the selected group definition is deleted.

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

128

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Managing User Profiles

Managing User Profiles


A User Profile allows you to create a set of privileges which you can save and use when assigning privileges to users. If you choose to use a user profile, you can customize it as needed. Below are some samples of NICE Administrator preconfigured user profiles. The defaults may vary according to your site configuration. You can add as many new user profiles as needed.
NOTE:

Each user can have only a subset of the privileges granted to that groups administrator. To grant a user privileges that have not been granted to the group administrator, you must log into the system as the primary system administrator (sysadm) or as an administrator at a higher level who has the necessary privileges. You cannot assign privileges that you do not have. This includes using a User Profile which has privileges that you do not.

Using a user profile to assign privileges to a user does not automatically define the user as an agent or give him automatic access to other users. To define a user as an agent see Defining a User as an Agent on page 115. To give a user access to other users, see Adding New User Groups on page 123.

System Administrator

When NiceLog applications are installed, a single NiceLog System Administrator is automatically defined. This user is authorized to access all workstation applications. This user cannot be deleted and the privileges assigned to this user cannot be modified. Additional group administrators can be defined who have the ability to define functions and positions for users that belong to their respective system administration group.

Supervisor

Authorized to access all functions of the NICE Query application and the NICE Supervision application, but not the NiceLog System Administration application. A NiceLog Supervisors Logger and channel access can be limited by the NiceLog System Administrator.

Technical Supervisor

Authorized to perform all setup and maintenance operations in the NICE Supervision application, but cannot monitor or play audio. A Technical Supervisors Logger and channel access can be limited by the NiceLog System Administrator.

Playback User

Authorized only to use the NICE Query application to listen to recorded audio. A Playback users Logger and channel access can be limited by the NiceLog System Administrator.

Custom User

Authorized to access any combination of NiceLog applications, except access to the NiceLog System Administration application.

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

129

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Managing User Profiles

Agent

Authorized only to use the NICE Query and NICE Monitor applications to listen to their own recorded audio.

To open the Profile Editor:

In the NICE Administrator window, in the System menu, choose Profile Editor. The Profile Editor window appears.
Figure 4-12 Profile Editor Window

NOTE:

A privilege not assigned to a profile, but assigned at site or group level, will be automatically inherited by all users at a lower level. Privileges which appear grayed out and unmarked indicate that you do not have access to them and can therefore not create a profile containing them.

EXAMPLE:

If at site level, you grant Login privileges for Evaluator, but you do not include it in the Agent profile, all users will have Login privileges for Evaluator even if they received the Agent profile. The following procedures describe how to create, edit, and remove profiles.

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

130

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Managing User Profiles

To create a new user profile: 1. In the Profile Editor window, click New. (See Figure 4-12 on page 130.)

The New Profile window appears.


Figure 4-13 New Profile Window

2. In the Name field, type the new profile name. 3. To create a new profile that is not based on an existing profile, select Create new profile. -or-

To base the new profile on an existing profile, select Based on profile and then select an existing profile from the drop-down list. You can make changes to the new profile in the next steps.
4. Click OK.

The Profile Editor window reappears (see Figure 4-12 on page 130) with the new profile name appearing in the Profile field and in the title of the Resources list.
5. Select the resources, one at a time, from the Resources list. Mark/unmark the check-boxes

that appear on the right to enable/disable access rights for the new profile.
NOTE: If you selected Based on profile, the resources enabled for the profile you selected are marked. You can make changes to the new profile as necessary. 6. To save the new profile and continue working in the Profile Editor window, click Apply. -or-

To save the new profile and close the Profile Editor window, click OK.

To edit a user profile: 1. In the Profile Editor window, select a Profile from the Profile list. (See Figure 4-12

on page 130).
2. Select the resources, one at a time, from the Resources list. Mark/unmark the check-boxes

that appear on the right to enable/disable access rights for the selected profile.
Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups 131

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Managing User Profiles

3. To save your changes and continue working in the Profile Editor window, click Apply. -or-

To save your changes and close the Profile Editor window, click OK.

To remove a user profile: 1. In the Profile Editor window, select a Profile from the Profile list. (See Figure 4-12

on page 130).
2. Click Remove.

Following confirmation, the selected profile is deleted.


3. To close the Profile Editor window, click OK.

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

132

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Filtering the Users Lists

Filtering the Users Lists


The Users lists in the NICE Administrator display all of the Users currently defined to the Site. The Filter feature searches the complete list of Users for criteria that you specify in the Filter Users window and displays a filtered list showing only those Users who meet all of the search criteria. The following three Users lists can be filtered:

The list of Users in the Users folder on the tree in the NICE Administrator window Resource List. The list of Users in the Groups definition Members tab. The list of Users in the Add Resource window Group definition Privileges tab.

Each follows the same procedure described in this section.


NOTE:

Filtering a Users list in one window does not automatically cause the filter to be applied to the Users list in a different window. However, the Filter Users window saves the criteria entered so that you can apply the same filter to the next list. The Filter feature always searches the original Users list.

To filter the Users list: 1. If the Users list to be filtered is in the Resource List, click Users-Groups, then Users. 2. Click the Filter button located below the Users list to be filtered.

The Filter Users window appears.


NOTE: The Filter Users window has two views. The last view used appears with the latest criteria entered.
Figure 4-14 NICE Administrator Window - Filter Users Window basic view

You can search using any of the information in the User definition. To expand the Filter Users window to display additional fields, click More fields. The full view of the Filter Users window appears.

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

133

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Filtering the Users Lists

Figure 4-15

NICE Administrator Window - Filter User Window, full view

To return to the Basic view, click Basic Fields. To reset the window, click Clear. All the fields will be cleared and reset.

3. Enter the criteria to be searched for in the appropriate fields using the following guidelines:

Entering a value in a character field selects all of the Users that begin with the entered value. (For example, entering al in the First name field selects both Alan and Alfred.) Numeric fields will only find a complete match. There are no wildcards or placeholders. (For example, you cannot filter for all Agent IDs with the second digit 2.) If entries are made in more than one field, then Users must meet all of the criteria in order to be selected. Character fields are not case sensitive. (For example, entering a in the First name field, selects Alfred.)

4. Click Apply.

The Filter Users window closes and the Users list is filtered. The following changes occur:

If the filter was applied from the Resource List:

The list of Users appearing under the Users folder, changes to show only those Users who meet all of the search criteria in the Filter Users window. The label for the Users folder changes to Users (filtered).

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

134

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Filtering the Users Lists

The criteria for the applied filter appears in the title bar of the Resource Definition area. (If it appears truncated, point to it with the mouse to see it in a tool tip.)

If the filter was applied from the Members tab of the Group definition:

The filter is applied to the Users list on the left and only those Users who meet all of the search criteria in the Filter Users window appear. The list of Group Members on the right contains all Users who belong to the selected Group and is not filtered. The criteria for the applied filter appears in the status bar of the Members tab. (If it appears truncated, point to it with the mouse to see it in a tool tip.)
NOTE: When a User is removed from the Group Member list, the User will only reappear in the Users list if he meets all of the search criteria for the applied filter.

If the filter was applied from the Add Resources window, in the Privileges tab of the Group definition:

The Users list will contain only those Users who meet all of the search criteria in the Filter User window. The criteria for the applied filter appears in the status bar of the Add Resources window. (If it appears truncated, point to it with the mouse to see it in a tool tip.)
NOTE: If there are no Users matching the search criteria, a message box appears, click OK. The previous filter remains in effect.

Restoring the Users Lists


To remove a filter and restore the Users list in the Resource List: 1. Select Users (filtered) in the Users-Groups folder of the Resource List, -or-

Select any User in the Users (filtered) folder in the Users-Groups folder of the Resource List.
2. Click the Show all button located below the Resource list. (See Figure 4-10 on page 125.)

The complete list of Users is restored.

To remove a filter and restore the Users list in the Members tab or in the Add Resource window:

Click the Show all button located below the filtered Users list. (See Figure 4-10 on page 125.) The complete list of Users is restored.

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

135

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Filtering the User Groups List

Filtering the User Groups List


The User Groups list in the NICE Administrator application displays all of the Groups of Users currently defined to the Site. The Filter feature searches the complete list of Groups in the Resource list for criteria that you specify in the Filter Groups window and displays a filtered list showing only those Groups that meet the search criteria.
NOTE: The Filter feature always searches the original Groups list.

To filter the User Groups list: 1. In the Resource List, click Users-Groups, then Groups. 2. Click Filter. (See Figure 4-10 on page 125.)

The Filter Groups window appears.


Figure 4-16 NICE Administrator window - Filter Groups window

3. Enter a value in the Group name field using the following guidelines:

Entering a value selects all of the Groups that begin with the entered value. For example, entering fi selects both first floor and fifth floor. There are no wildcards or placeholders. For example, you cannot search using the second half of the group name. The Group name field is not case sensitive. For example, entering a, selects All employees.

4. Click Apply.

The Filter Groups window closes and the Groups list is filtered. The following changes occur:

The list of Groups appearing under the Groups folder, changes to show only those Groups that begin with the entered value. The label for the Groups folder changes to Groups (filtered). The criteria for the applied filter appears in the title bar of the Resource Definition area.
NOTE: If there are no Groups matching the search criteria, a message box appears, click OK. The previous filter remains in effect.
Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

136

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Filtering the User Groups List

Restoring the User Groups List


To remove a filter and restore the User Groups list: 1. Select Groups (filtered) in the Users-Groups folder of the Resource List, -or-

Select any Group in the Groups (filtered) folder in the Users-Groups folder of the Resource List.
2. Click the Show all button located below the Resource list. (See Figure 4-10 on page 125.)

The complete list of Groups is restored.

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

137

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up User Information Files

Setting Up User Information Files


This section describes how to set up user information files to import to NiceUniverse. You can either create a text file, or import an existing database to NiceUniverse. All files must be saved as a text file with a DAT extension. It is not required to use the Uploader application to enter user, member and leader information. This information can be manually entered into the system through the System Administration user interface. The Uploader application is a helpful tool that allows system administrators to upload data already available on most sites. If you want to import agents working hours into the NiceUniverse System, you must use the Uploader application. Imported work schedule information (Work Force Management - WFM) is displayed in the Agent Schedule window in the Scheduler application. When setting up recording programs, you can check that this information corresponds to the recording program. This section provides the following topics:

Setting Up User Information Files for Importing Saving User Information Files in DAT Format User Information Fields

To set up user information to import to NiceUniverse:

For a new text file

If you are creating a new text file, enter the fields for the DAT file (user, leader, member or WFM) in any word processing application. A list of fields required for each DAT file appears on the following page. When entering fields, note the following:

Fields should be separated by the vertical bar character |. For example: field1|field2|field3. All fields must appear in the upload file. Fields for which there is no data must also show the vertical bar character. For example: field1||field3.

For an existing database file

If you are importing information from an existing database, note the following:

The fields in the source file, and their order, are the same as those listed in the user information file (user, member, leader or WFM), displayed below. If there is no information for a field, leave a blank column for that field.

To save the user information file 1. Save the new or existing user information file as text file, with a DAT extension.
Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups 138

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up User Information Files

2. If you are importing an existing file, open the text file in any Word Processor application, and

insert the vertical bar character between fields.


EXAMPLE:

If the user information file is in Excel, save it as a text file. Then in any Word Processor (for example, MS Word), insert the vertical bar character (|). You may want to do this by replacing all tabs with the vertical bar character (|).

User Information Fields


User fields (users.dat) 1. First Name - required 2. Last Name - required 3. Middle Name 4. User Login Name - required, must be unique 5. Password - defaults to login name 6. Extension / Position Number - required if Agent ID is blank 7. Status - defaults to "A" for Active 8. Hire Date - mm/dd/yy 9. Graduation Date - mm/dd/yy 10. Graduation Score - numeric 11. Job Function - text 12. Job Skill - text 13. Job Class - text 14. Department - text 15. Location - text 16. Planned Evaluations - numeric 17. Planned Calibrations - numeric 18. Agent ID - telephone login ID, required if Extension is blank, must be numeric, non-zero 19. Unit - Required. This number must match the switch ID which is transferred on the CTI link to

the NiceCLS Server. Consult your NICE Systems installer to verify this number.
EXAMPLE:

John|Smith||smithj|xyz|54320|A|1/10/97|2/28/97|98.5|Collections Rep|Specialized|Full Time|Collections|San Francisco|5|3|1000|1.

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

139

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up User Information Files

Leaders fields (leaders.dat) 1. User Login Name - required 2. Group Name - required 3. Privileges - A list of all privileges (either text or Privilege ID) to assign to this group,

delimited by the "^" character. (see the example below)


NOTE: If there is no group name that exactly matches the group name on the uploaded record, a new group will be created; and this user will be inserted as a leader of the new group.

EXAMPLE:

smith|John Smith's Team|1^5^6^7.


Members fields (members.dat) 1. User Login Name - required 2. Group Name - required 3. Privileges (see the following page) - A list of all privileges (either text or privilege ID) to

assign to this group, delimited by the "^" character.


NOTE: If there is no group name that exactly matches the group name on the uploaded record, a new group will be created; and this user will be inserted as a member of the new group. If the login name is not found in the database, the entire record will be ignored.

EXAMPLE: jonesm|John Smith's Team|Calibrate Self^Evaluate Self. Workforce Schedules fields (WFM.dat) 1. User Login Name - required 2. Date and Start Time - required (also enter the date) 3. Date and Stop Time - required NOTE: If there is no user name that exactly matches the login name on the uploaded record, the schedule will be ignored. If the user currently has a schedule that overlaps with the schedule being uploaded, that schedule will be deleted.

EXAMPLE: jonesm|1-9-98 08:00|1-9-98 17:00.

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

140

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up User Information Files

Available Privileges

Privilege IDs and text are as follows:


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 10 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 50 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 3001 3002 3005

Allow user to login to System Administration Evaluate self Calibrate self Report on self Evaluate group members Calibrate group members Report on Group members Evaluate any agent Allow user to login to Reporter Allow user to login to List Editor Allow user to login to Form Designer Allow user to login to Evaluator Calibrate any agent Delete any evaluation Allow user to login to Client Management Allow user to lock/unlock calls Allow user to destroy installed forms Allow user to login to Scheduler Schedule self Schedule group members Schedule any agent Edit any schedule Allow user to login to Monitor Play Record

Chapter 4: Managing Users and User Groups

141

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

This page is left intentionally blank for double-sided printing.

5
Setting Up Selective Recording
The NICE Recording Planner is an optional feature that enables you to set up selective recording programs at a site. For each recording program, you define its schedule, targets (who is affected) and filters. The NICE Recording Planner application can be used to:

Set up customized recording programs. Maintain resources that will be specified as call recording criteria (such as, in order to identify which calls to record) in a recording program. Generate reports on your sites recording programs.

Contents

Starting the NICE Recording Planner Application.....................................................144 Setting Up a Recording Program ................................................................................146 Specifying General Criteria for a Program .................................................................148 Scheduling a Program .................................................................................................149 Specifying a Target in a Recording Program .............................................................151 Specifying a Filter in a Program..................................................................................153 Viewing the Status of Your Sites Programs ..............................................................156 Deleting a Recording Program ....................................................................................157

Chapter 5: Setting Up Selective Recording

143

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Starting the NICE Recording Planner Application

Starting the NICE Recording Planner Application


Each recording program can be set up to selectively record calls according to the following criteria:

Calls handled by all or specific agents (or extensions). Additional information to filter, or further identify, which calls will be recorded. For example, you can specify to record all incoming or outgoing calls, incoming calls dialed to a specific DNIS number or from a specific caller ID, outgoing calls to a specific dialed number. Time scope and weekly schedule during which calls will be recorded. Sampling (such as, percentage) of calls that will be recorded during the scheduled times.

To start the NICE Recording Planner application: 1. In the Windows Start menu, choose Programs, NICE Applications, and then choose NICE Recording Planner.

The Login window appears.


Figure 5-1 Login Window

2. In the Login window, enter your NiceLog login name and password, and then click OK.

The NICE Recording Planner window appears.

Chapter 5: Setting Up Selective Recording

144

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Starting the NICE Recording Planner Application

Figure 5-2

NICE Recording Planner Window

The NICE Recording Planner window displays a list of the defined recording programs.

Chapter 5: Setting Up Selective Recording

145

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up a Recording Program

Setting Up a Recording Program


You can define a new recording program with customized criteria, or you can modify a recording program that you previously defined.

To set up a recording program: 1. To define a new recording program, click New in the NICE Recording Planner window. The

Recording Program Definition window appears.


-or-

To modify a recording program that you previously defined, select the recording program in the NICE Recording Planner window. Then click Modify. The Recording Program Definition window appears. Skip to Step 4.
Figure 5-3 Recording Program Definition Window - General Tab

2. Enter the name of the new recording program in the Program Name field. 3. To immediately activate the program according to its schedule, mark the Enable Program

checkbox.
NOTE: The Recording Program name might be logged as a call data field in your sites Call Database. Using the NICE Query application, authorized users can search for calls that were selectively recorded by a specific recording program. 4. The Recording Program Definition window displays criteria tabs, each of which represents a

criteria type that you can customize for a recording program:


Chapter 5: Setting Up Selective Recording 146

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Setting Up a Recording Program

Click the General tab to set the recording sample, and whether or not it selectively records calls. Click the Scope tab to specify the time span for the recording program, and the weekly schedule during which it records or does not record calls. Click the Target tab to specify the agents or extensions whose calls you want or do not want to record. Click the Filter tab to specify which filtered calls you want or do not want to record. For example, a filter might specify incoming or outgoing calls, incoming calls dialed to a DNIS number or from a caller ID, outgoing calls to a dialed number.

Each of these tabs is described on the following pages.


5. After defining the desired settings, click Apply.

The program is set up with the criteria that you specified.

Chapter 5: Setting Up Selective Recording

147

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Specifying General Criteria for a Program

Specifying General Criteria for a Program


The information on the General tab of the Recording Program Definition window (see Figure 5-4 below) determine whether or not to record selective calls. The General tab does not determine when and which calls record or do not record. You can also specify whether all calls within the schedule or only a defined percentage will be recorded.
NOTE: A program that is set up not to record selective calls takes precedence over programs that are set up to selectively record the same calls. The calls identified in the recording criteria of both programs are not recorded.

To specify general criteria for a program: 1. Click the General tab in the Recording Program Definition window.
Figure 5-4 Recording Program Definition Window - General Tab

2. Select Record matching calls in the Recording Criteria area to record calls that match

specified criteria.
-or-

Select Do not record matching calls to not record calls that match the specified criteria.
3. To record all calls, click Record all calls within schedule. -or-

Select Record % of calls within schedule to specify a percentage of calls to record, and type the desired percentage.
4. Click Apply.

The recording program records calls according to your specifications.


Chapter 5: Setting Up Selective Recording 148

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Scheduling a Program

Scheduling a Program
You can define a time period or weekly schedule during which calls are either recorded or not recorded by the schedule.

To specify schedule criteria for a program: 1. Click the Scope tab in the Recording Program Definition window.
Figure 5-5 Recording Program Definition Window - Scope Tab

The Scope tab contains three areas in which you can set up the programs schedule: Program Start, Program Stop and Schedule.

Program Start: Displays the start date for the recording program. Program Stop: Displays the stop date for the recording program. Schedule: Displays the defined recording schedule for the recording program.

2. To specify an indefinite time scope, select Immediate in the Program Start area, and select Never in the Program Stop area. -or-

To specify a range of dates for the time scope, click On in the Program Start area and in the Program Stop area and from the drop-down lists in both the Program Start and Program Stop areas, choose the desired date. To advance to the next month, click the right arrow on the scroll bar below the calendar.

Chapter 5: Setting Up Selective Recording

149

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Scheduling a Program

3. To specify a continuous weekly schedule, click All week in the Recording Schedule area,

and skip to Step 5.


-or-

To specify a weekly schedule with specific days of the week and time intervals for each day, select Schedule in the Schedule area. Then click the selection button to the right of the Schedule option. The Weekly Schedule window appears.
Figure 5-6 Weekly Schedule Window

4. In the Weekly Schedule window, each block represents a one hour time interval for a specific

day of the week. Select the blocks that correspond to those hours that you want to schedule for recording. Click a block to enable the recording program during the specified hour; the block is highlighted. Click the block again to disable the recording program during this hour; the block is no longer highlighted. Select Clear to disable recording during all time intervals.
5. Click Apply.

The recording program is immediately scheduled to run according to the time scope and weekly schedule that you specified.

Chapter 5: Setting Up Selective Recording

150

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Specifying a Target in a Recording Program

Specifying a Target in a Recording Program


You can specify a recording program to record calls handled by the following targets:
All Agents Specific Agents

To record calls handled by all agents or extensions. To record calls handled by specific agents or groups of agents.

Specific Extensions To record calls handled by specific extensions or groups of extensions.

NOTE: You must first define a resource for any agent, extension, agent group or extension group that you want to specify as a recording target.

To specify the targets in a recording program: 1. Click the Target tab in the Recording Program Definition window.
Figure 5-7 Recording Program Definition Window - Target Tab

2. The Record field displays the target type for the recording program. Select a target type from

the drop-down selection list. The Recording Program Definition window appears. If you select All, skip to Step 4.

Chapter 5: Setting Up Selective Recording

151

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Specifying a Target in a Recording Program

Figure 5-8

Recording Program Definition Window - Target Tab

3. In the Resources list, select the desired agent, extension, agent group or extension group

whose calls you want to record, and then click the selection button. To remove an agent, extension or group target from the recording program, select it in the
Recorded area and click the selection button. NOTE: In the Resources or Recorded list, you can double-click the desired agent, extension, agent group or extension group to move it to the other list. 4. Click Apply.

The recording program is enabled for calls handled by the target that you specified.

Chapter 5: Setting Up Selective Recording

152

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Specifying a Filter in a Program

Specifying a Filter in a Program


You can specify one of the following filters to further define which calls should be recorded by a recording program:
All Calls (no filter) Only Incoming Calls Only Outgoing Calls Only Internal Calls Specific DNIS Numbers

To record all calls handled by the target. To record all incoming calls handled by the target. To record all outgoing calls handled by the target. To record all internal calls handled by the target. To record the targets outgoing calls dialed to a specific DNIS number. number.

Specific Dialed Numbers To record the targets outgoing calls dialed to a specific dialed Specific Caller IDs

To record the targets incoming calls received from a specific phone number (only if your sites telephone switch reports ANI or Caller ID).

NOTE: A DNIS number is the destination telephone number dialed by an incoming caller. (The DNIS number is typically the last digits of a 1-800 telephone number.) Before specifying Specific DNIS Numbers as the filter, you must define a resource for any required DNIS number.

To specify the recording filter: 1. Click the Filter tab in the Recording Program Definition window.
Figure 5-9 Recording Program Definition Window - Filter Tab

Chapter 5: Setting Up Selective Recording

153

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Specifying a Filter in a Program

2. In the Record field, select the desired filter from the drop-down list.

If you select Specific DNIS Numbers, Specific Dialed Numbers, or Specific Caller IDs, the Recording Program Definition window expands so that you can specify a DNIS number, dialed number, or caller ID as the recording filter.
Figure 5-10 Recording Program Definition Window - Filter Tab

A list of the specified filters (such as, DNIS numbers, dialed numbers, or caller IDs) is displayed in the Recorded column.
3. If you selected Specific DNIS Numbers as the filter, click Add to specify a specific DNIS

number. In the DNIS Number window that appears, click the down arrow to view a list of DNIS numbers and DNIS number groups that have been set up as resources. Select the desired DNIS number or DNIS number group, and then click OK. The selected DNIS number appears in the Recorded column list in the bottom part of the Recording Program Definition window. To specify another DNIS number, click Add. To remove a specific filter, select it in the Recorded column list, and then click Remove. The selected filter is removed from the Recorded column list and placed in the Resources column.
-or-

To remove all of the specific filters that you previously defined, click Clear. All filters are removed from the list. Skip to Step 6.

Chapter 5: Setting Up Selective Recording

154

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Specifying a Filter in a Program

4. If you selected Specific Dialed Numbers as the filter, click Add to specify a specific dialed

number.
NOTE: Each dialed number must be a valid phone number that is reported by your telephone switch for an outgoing call.

In the Dialed Number window that appears, type the desired dialed number, and then click OK.
Figure 5-11 Dialed Number Window

NOTE: When you specify the desired dialed number, caller ID or DNIS number, you do not need to specify an exact value reported by the telephone switch. Instead, you can specify * as a wildcard.

The dialed number appears in the list in the bottom part of the Recording Program Definition window. If you want to specify another Dialed number, click Add. Skip to Step 6.
5. If you selected Specific Caller IDs as the recording filter, click Add to specify a specific caller

ID.
NOTE: Each caller ID must be a valid phone number that is reported by your telephone switch for an incoming call.

In the Caller ID window that appears, type the desired caller ID, and then click OK.
Figure 5-12 Caller ID Window

The caller ID appears in the list in the bottom part of the Recording Program Definition window. If you want to specify another caller ID, click Add.
6. Click Apply.

The recording program records calls identified by the filters that you specified.

Chapter 5: Setting Up Selective Recording

155

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Viewing the Status of Your Sites Programs

Viewing the Status of Your Sites Programs


In the Properties window, you can view the current status of all programs that have been defined. From this window, you can also enable or disable a specific program.

To view the status of your sites programs: 1. In the NICE Recording Planner window, in the File menu, choose Properties.

The Properties window appears, displaying a list of the current status information for each of your sites programs. Each row identifies the following status information for a specific program:
Start End In Progress Ongoing, if the program starts date is Immediate. Otherwise, a specific start date appears. Indefinite, if no program end date is specified. Otherwise, a specific date

appears. Whether the program is enabled and is currently running according to its schedule, or whether the program is enabled and is not currently scheduled to run, or the program is disabled. Whether the program is enabled or disabled. Whether the program records selective calls, or does not record selective calls.
n/a if the program does not have specific start and end dates. Otherwise, a

Enabled Criteria Coverage

percentage number identifies the duration of total time that has already elapsed (prior to the program reaching its end date).
2. To disable an enabled program, select the program in the list. Then click Disable. The

program will not run until you enable it.


-or-

To enable a disabled program, select the program in the list. Then click Enable. The program starts running according to its schedule.
NOTE: To quickly enable or disable a program, click the right mouse button on the row for the desired program. Then, in the pop-up window that appears, click Enable or Disable (it is marked with a check). 3. If you double-click a program in the list, the Recording Program Definition window appears,

enabling you to quickly view or change the selected programs recording criteria.

Chapter 5: Setting Up Selective Recording

156

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Deleting a Recording Program

Deleting a Recording Program


When you delete a recording program, it is no longer active and will no longer be used to control and schedule audio recording.

To delete a recording program:

In the NICE Recording Planner window, select the recording program that you want to delete, and then click Remove. The recording program no longer appears in the list in the NICE Recording Planner window.

Chapter 5: Setting Up Selective Recording

157

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

This page is left intentionally blank for double-sided printing.

6
Managing the Media Library Server
NOTE: The Media Library is an optional feature, and is not available at all sites.

The Media Library Server transparently and automatically maintains a central log of the contents of each DAT/AIT/MO media used to archive recorded audio in the NiceLog System. Each cassette logged by the Media Library Server is assigned a sequential code number. In NICE Administrator you can define the Media Library Server with which your system will work. For more information about archiving and retrieving audio, see Backup and Retrieval Operations on page 74. For more information about playback of archived audio, see the NiceLog Users Manual.

Contents

Adding a New Media Library Server ...........................................................................160 Modifying Media Library Server Definitions...............................................................165 Deleting a Media Library Server ..................................................................................165 Working with the Media Library ..................................................................................166 Printing Media Cassette Labels ...............................................................................166 Manually Labeling Media Cassettes ........................................................................168 Identifying Cassettes................................................................................................169

Chapter 6: Managing the Media Library Server

159

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding a New Media Library Server

Adding a New Media Library Server


NICE Administrator is installed with the Media Library Server undefined. The Media Library Server installed at your site must be defined before it can begin operation.

To define the Media Library Server in the system: 1. In the toolbar of the NICE Administrator window, click New, and choose Media Library. New Media Library appears in the Resource List under Site, Servers, Others.

The media library definition section appears in the Resource Definition area.
Figure 6-1 NICE Administrator Window - New Media Library Server Definition

2. Fill in the general media library information as follows: Name Network type Network address

The name of the Media Library Server you want to define. Accept the default TCP/IP. The network address of the Media Library Server.

NOTE: After you enter the network address and move to a different field, NICE Administrator attempts to connect to the Media Library Server. After a connection is made, information relevant to the server you specified appears in the Resource Definition area Printers and Loggers tabs.

Chapter 6: Managing the Media Library Server

160

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding a New Media Library Server

Printing mode

In the drop-down list, select one of the following:


Manual

- You control the printing of media labels by selecting labels in the print queue. As the labels are printed they are automatically removed from the queue. - The labels are automatically printed and removed from the print queue. You can view the queue, but cannot control the printing. - The labels are automatically printed, but are not removed from the queue until you acknowledge that they have been correctly printed.

Automatic

Acknowledge

For more information about printing labels, see Printing Media Cassette Labels on page 166.
NOTE:

The default printing mode for NICE Administrator is Automatic. In some sites, only this option is available. To change the Printing mode, all the labels currently in the queue must first be printed, and the queue in the Media Library Printers window must be empty.

3. Click the Printers tab.


Figure 6-2 NICE Administrator Window - New Media Library Server Printers Tab

4. Media label printers available in your system are listed in the Resource Definition area.

Chapter 6: Managing the Media Library Server

161

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding a New Media Library Server

Click Set Default Printer if you want the selected printer to be the default printer for unassigned Loggers. Loggers that have already been assigned printers appear in the Loggers tab.
5. To add a new label printer, click New.

The Printer Setup window appears.


Figure 6-3 Printer Setup Window - New Printer Definition

Define the new printer as follows:


Printer Port Type Location

The name of the printer you want to define. In the drop-down list, select the COM port to which the printer is connected. In the drop-down list, select the printers commercial name. Select Local if the printer is connected directly to your Media Library Server. Select Address if the printer is connected to another computer on the network, and type the network address of the computer to which the printer is connected.

NOTE: If you select Address, the computer to which the printer is connected must be running the Remote Printer Server utility.

When you are finished defining the media label printer, click OK. The printer you defined is added to the list in the Resource Definition area.
6. To change a printers definition, in the Resource Definition area, select the printer for which you want to change the definition, and click Modify.

The Printer Setup window appears with the definition of the printer you selected.

Chapter 6: Managing the Media Library Server

162

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding a New Media Library Server

Figure 6-4

Printer Setup Window -Printer Definition Modification

Change the definition as needed, according to the explanations in Step 5.


NOTE: When you modify a printers definition, the Type field is disabled.

When you are finished changing the printers definition, click OK. The printer definition is changed.
7. To delete a printer definition, select the definition you want to delete in the Resource Definition area, and click Delete.

The printer definition is deleted and removed from the printer list.
8. Click the Loggers tab.
Figure 6-5 NICE Administrator Window - New Media Library Server Loggers Tab

Chapter 6: Managing the Media Library Server

163

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Adding a New Media Library Server

IMPORTANT

The Loggers tab contains a list of Loggers operating in the system, and the Media Library Server configured to work with each Logger. This list is extracted from the NICELOG.INI file located on the workstation running the Media Library Server. Any change you make to the Logger/Printer list in NICE Administrator must also be made in the NICELOG.INI file, and vice-versa.

9. To select a different printer for a Logger, select the line containing the printer you want to change, and click Modify.

The Loggers Printer window appears.


Figure 6-6 Loggers Printer Window

10. In the Printer field, click the drop-down list and select the printer you want the Logger to be

associated with.
11. Click OK.

The printer you specified is now set to work with the Logger, and the line you selected in the Resource Definition area is updated.
12. When you are finished defining the Media Library Server, click Save in the toolbar.

The Media Library Server you defined is saved, and added to the Resource List under Site,
Servers, Others.

Chapter 6: Managing the Media Library Server

164

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Modifying Media Library Server Definitions

Modifying Media Library Server Definitions


After a Media Library Server is defined, you can change its definition whenever necessary.

To modify the definition of a Media Library Server: 1. In the NICE Administrator window Resource List, expand the Site, Servers, and Others

folders. A list of defined Servers appears under Others.


2. Double-click the Media Library Server for which you want to modify the definition.

The definition of the Media Library Server you selected appears in the Resource Definition area.
3. Modify the definition as needed. For more information about Media Library parameters, see

Adding a New Media Library Server on page 160.

Deleting a Media Library Server


You can delete a Media Library Server definition at any time. After you delete a Media Library Server definition, no user can access that Server.

To delete a Media Library Server definition: 1. In the NICE Administrator window Resource List, expand the Site, Servers, and Others

folders. A list of defined Servers appears under Others.


2. Select the Media Library Server for which you want to delete the definition, and click Delete

in the toolbar. The Media Library Server definition is deleted.

Chapter 6: Managing the Media Library Server

165

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Working with the Media Library

Working with the Media Library


NOTE: The Media Library is an optional feature, and is not available in all systems.

The Media Library transparently and automatically maintains a central log of the contents of each DAT/AIT/MO cartridge used to archive recorded audio in the NiceLog System. Each media cartridge logged by the Media Library is assigned a sequential code number. The Media Library numbers media cartridges up to 1,000 and then reuses numbers of media cartridges whose expiration dates have elapsed. If, however, the Library reaches 1,000 and does not find an available number, media cartridges can be numbered above 1,000. If a Media Label Printer is installed at the site, a label record is prepared for each media cartridge as it is ejected from the Logger. The label record is printed according to the selected printing mode. If a Media Label Printer is not installed at the site, the media cartridges need to be labeled manually for proper library organization.

Printing Media Cassette Labels


Label records in the print queue are displayed in the Media Library Printers window. The labels are printed from the queue according to the selected printing mode:
Manual Automatic Acknowledge

You select the labels to be printed. The labels are automatically printed and removed from the queue. The labels are automatically printed, and are removed from the queue only when you acknowledge that they have been correctly printed.

For information about choosing the printing mode, see Adding a New Media Library Server on page 160.

To print media cassette labels: 1. In the NICE Administrator window click Backup.

The NICE Backup window appears.

Chapter 6: Managing the Media Library Server

166

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Working with the Media Library

Figure 6-7

NICE Backup Window

2. Choose a Logger in the Logger List. 3. Click the Media Library Printers button.

The Media Library Printers window appears.


Figure 6-8 Media Library Printers Window

If the printing mode is Automatic, you can view the labels in queue, but you cannot control the printing process.
4. If the printing mode is Manual, go to Step 5. -or-

Chapter 6: Managing the Media Library Server

167

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Working with the Media Library

If the printing mode is Acknowledge, a label is automatically printed for each cassette as it is ejected from the Logger. Check the printed label. If it has been correctly printed, select the label in the Labels in Queue list and click Acknowledge. The label is removed from the Labels in Queue list. Go to Step 6.
5. Select a label record in the Labels in Queue list. To print from a different printer, select a printer in the Printer drop-down list, and click Print.

The label is printed and the label record is automatically removed from the Labels in Queue list.
6. Click Refresh. The Labels in Queue list appears, displaying the remaining label records. NOTE: To automatically update the list, mark the Refresh list automatically checkbox.

Manually Labeling Media Cassettes


It is recommended that each media cassette ejected from a Logger be labeled clearly by personnel responsible for replacing the cassettes. Labels are included in cassette packages. Each label should contain the following information: Creation date The date when the cassette was first used for archiving.
Logger number Deck number Slot number

The number of the Logger whose contents are archived on the cassette. The number of the archiving deck (1 or 2) in which the cassette was loaded for Loggers containing multiple decks. Slot number of a 6DAT Autoloader magazine in which the cassette was loaded for Loggers containing a 6DAT Autoloader.

Cassette number Unique number for indexing purposes.

EXAMPLE:

A cassette label can appear as follows: 12/10/99 865/1 26 The first number on the left is the date on which the DAT cassette was created. The middle number represents the Logger number/deck number. The last number is the cassette number. If the cassette was removed from a 6DAT magazine you should mark the slot number instead of the deck number (such as, 865/S.2). When a cassette expiration date elapses, the cassette can be reused (overwritten with new audio). If you reuse a cassette, be certain to remove the old label before inserting the cassette into a Logger deck.
NOTE: Do not place two labels on one cassette. Doing so may cause the cassette to be jammed in the deck.

Chapter 6: Managing the Media Library Server

168

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Working with the Media Library

Identifying Cassettes
The Media Library option is installed with a dedicated label printer. When a cassette is ejected from a Logger in the system for the first time, the Label Printer automatically prints a label for the cassette. If the Logger contains a single media deck or two media decks, the following information is printed on the label:

The label contains the following information:


Creation date Logger number Slot number Deck number Cassette number Flags

The date the cassette was first used for archiving. The number of the Logger that ejected the cassette. The slot number of a 6DAT magazine in which the cassette was loaded, for Loggers containing a 6DAT Autoloader. Number of the deck (1 or 2) in which the cassette was loaded, for Loggers containing two decks. Sequential code number assigned automatically to the cassette by the Media Library.
M - Audio was archived on the cassette by a Manual Archiving operation. X - The cassette was ejected due to a failure (such as, following a power failure, or manual eject).

If the Media Library option is installed, you can use NICE Backup to identify a cassette loaded in one of the decks in the connected Logger. You can also print a duplicate label for the cassette. This is useful if a label was accidentally removed from a cassette, or if you want to place a label on the cassettes protective cover for easier identification.

To identify a cassette that is loaded in a deck in the connected Logger: 1. In the NICE Administrator window, click Backup in the toolbar.

The NICE Backup window appears.

Chapter 6: Managing the Media Library Server

169

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Working with the Media Library

Figure 6-9

NICE Backup Window

2. Click the device that contains the cassette that you want to identify. 3. In the NICE Backup window, click the Show Device Info button in the toolbar. -or-

In the NICE Backup window, in the Device menu, select Media Labels. The Device # window appears.
Figure 6-10 Device Number Window

4. In the NICE Backup window, click the Show Media Labels button in the toolbar.

The Identify Media window appears.

Chapter 6: Managing the Media Library Server

170

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Working with the Media Library

Figure 6-11

Identify Media Window

5. Click Print the label if you want to print a duplicate of the medias original label.

Chapter 6: Managing the Media Library Server

171

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

This page is left intentionally blank for double-sided printing.

7
Maintenance
This chapter describes the maintenance procedures to ensure proper NICE equipment operation. This chapter also describes NiceLog Logger and NiceCLS Server LED indicators, as well as other important information concerning Logger/Server maintenance.

Contents

Preventive Maintenance Timetable .............................................................................174 General Routine Visual Inspection .............................................................................174 Logger/Server LED Indicators .....................................................................................176 SONY AIT Drive Maintenance ......................................................................................177 AIT Drive Front Panel...............................................................................................177 SONY Magneto Optical (MO) Drive Maintenance.......................................................177 MO Drive Front Panel ..............................................................................................177 DAT Drive and Cassette Maintenance ........................................................................178 DAT Drive LED Indicators ........................................................................................178 DAT Drive Scheduled Maintenance .........................................................................179 DAT Cassette Scheduled Maintenance ...................................................................179 Air Filter Scheduled Maintenance ...............................................................................180 Media Label Printer Maintenance................................................................................181

Chapter 7: Maintenance

173

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Preventive Maintenance Timetable

Preventive Maintenance Timetable


The following table lists the time periods for NiceLog System equipment preventive maintenance. The procedures listed in the table must be performed at the times specified.
Operation General routine visual inspection DAT drive head cleaning Frequency Once a month Every 25 hours of archiving Every six months Action Check for dirt, trailing cables, etc. Make sure that there is always a cleaning DAT cassette available. It can be used 25 times. Keep track of when each cassette is created. Perform maintenance on each cassette as required.

DAT/AIT cassette maintenance

Clean filters If NICE Supervision is not running, run a Logger self-test. For more information, refer to NICE Supervision Users Manual.

Once a month Once a day NICE recommends using NICE Supervision.

General Routine Visual Inspection


Before performing any scheduled maintenance, conduct a general routine visual inspection of the Logger and workstation area.

To perform a general routine inspection: 1. Make sure that nothing is blocking the cooling air input vents located at the front of the

chassis.
2. At the rear of the Logger, remove debris and dirt that may interrupt the normal operation of the

Logger or workstation by falling onto cables or blocking ventilation, etc.


3. At the rear of the Logger, check that the cooling air output vents are not blocked, and that all

the connectors are secure in their sockets. Also, check all cables for proper strain relief.
4. Verify that the environment conditions are as follows:

Temperature is between 40o F to 110o F (5oC to 40o C). Non-condensing relative humidity is between 2% and 80%. The Logger is not in direct sunlight. The Logger is not positioned under heating system outputs. Smoking is not permitted in the vicinity of the Logger.

Chapter 7: Maintenance

174

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

General Routine Visual Inspection

Figure 7-1

Logger/Server Front View - Closed

Figure 7-2

Logger/Server Front View - Open

Figure 7-3

Logger/Server Rear View

Chapter 7: Maintenance

175

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Logger/Server LED Indicators

Logger/Server LED Indicators


The LED indicators on the front panel of the NiceLog Logger and NiceCLS Server identify system malfunctions. The front panel LEDs show that the Logger/Server is connected and fully operational. The LEDs also include alarm indicators that notify you of the following:

Recording failure Problem with archive media Logger/Server is not connected to power
Front Panel LED Indicators

Figure 7-4

The following table describes the front panel indicators and buttons.
LED Indicator SYS READY POWER ON TAPE OUT HD Errors (E1, E2, E3, E4) Functions Lights up when the Logger/Server is on Lights up when the Logger/Server is powered up Lights up when archive media is ejected from the drive Flashes to indicate Hard Drive is active No functionality in the current version

Chapter 7: Maintenance

176

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

SONY AIT Drive Maintenance

SONY AIT Drive Maintenance


The Advanced Intelligent Technology (AIT) drive requires no scheduled maintenance.

AIT Drive Front Panel


The front panel of the SONY AIT Drive includes Busy, Tape, and Status LEDs. The following table describes the LED indications:
LED OFF ON Slow flashing Fast flashing Flashing code 1 Flashing code 2 BUSY Not Busy SCSI active Drive active Humidity high Waiting for eject TAPE Unloaded Loaded Loading/Unloading Error rate warning Waiting for reset STATUS Write protected Cleaning tape Cleaning request Drive mechanism failure Drive circuitry failure

SONY Magneto Optical (MO) Drive Maintenance


The Magneto Optical (MO) drive requires no scheduled maintenance.

MO Drive Front Panel


The SONY SMO-F551 drive front panel includes the following items:
BUSY LED Emergency Eject Hole/ Eject Button

Flashes on and off when the drive is reading and writing data. The Emergency Eject Hole and Eject Button on the MO front panel should not be used. The MO cartridge should be ejected only by software eject. For more information about software eject, see Archiving Audio on page 74.

Chapter 7: Maintenance

177

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

DAT Drive and Cassette Maintenance

DAT Drive and Cassette Maintenance


This section explains how to maintain the DAT Drive and DAT cassettes. The performance of scheduled maintenance for the DAT drive and cassettes ensures proper continuous operation.

DAT Drive LED Indicators


HP DAT Drive
The front panel of the HP DAT Drive includes a Green LED, and an Amber LED. The following table describes the LED indications:
LED Green (Activity) Reason for activation Steady - Tape is loaded. Slow Flashing - Tape is loading or unloading. Quick Flashing - Read/Write operations. Amber (Cleaning/Attention) Slow Flashing - Heads need cleaning, or the cartridge is near the end of its useful life. Steady - Indicates a fault.

SONY DAT Drive


The front panel of the SONY SDT 7000 DAT Drive includes Busy, Tape, and Status LEDs. The following table describes the LED indications:
LED OFF ON Slow flashing Fast flashing Flashing code 1 Flashing code 2 BUSY Not Busy SCSI active Drive active Humidity high Waiting for eject TAPE Unloaded Loaded Loading/Unloading Error rate warning Waiting for reset STATUS Write protected Cleaning tape Cleaning request Drive mechanism failure Drive circuitry failure

Chapter 7: Maintenance

178

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

DAT Drive and Cassette Maintenance

DAT Drive Scheduled Maintenance


The DAT drive read and write heads should be cleaned with a special cleaning cassette. Each cleaning cassette can be used for 25 cleaning sessions. Generally, cleaning should be performed after every 25 hours of use.

To perform DAT drive scheduled maintenance: 1. If a DAT cassette is loaded in the drive, eject the cassette using the NICE Backup window. 2. Open the right front chassis door to access and remove the cassette from the drive. NOTE: Never manually eject a cassette from the drive unless absolutely necessary, as this can cause data to be lost or damaged. 3. Make sure that an X does not appear on all the squares of the cleaning cassette label.

If an X appears on every square, the cassette is no longer effective.


4. Insert the cleaning cassette in the DAT drive in the direction indicated by the arrow on the

cassette. The cassette automatically cleans the drive and is then ejected.
5. Mark an X on the cleaning cassette label to indicate it has been used. 6. Reinsert the cassette you ejected in Step 1.

DAT Cassette Scheduled Maintenance


Once every six months, each tape cassette that contains archived audio should be wound to the end and back to the beginning to prevent damage and to increase the life of the tape. The entire process should not take longer than two minutes per cassette. The ideal time to perform this operation is during off hours so that it will not interfere with automatic archiving.

To wind a cassette to the end and back: 1. In the NICE Backup window, select a Logger from the list on the left side of the Backup

window.
2. In the Devices of Logger area, select the archiving device you want to wind. 3. Choose Retrieval from the Operation menu, or click the Retrieval icon.

Wait until the Selected Devices window displays the message Status is Ready.
4. Choose Eject from the Device menu, or click the Eject icon. The cassette is ejected. NOTE: Never manually eject a cassette from the drive unless absolutely necessary, as this can cause data to be lost or damaged. 5. Remove the cassette from the drive, place it in its protective case, and return it to its storage

location.
Chapter 7: Maintenance 179

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Air Filter Scheduled Maintenance

Air Filter Scheduled Maintenance


The air filters are located inside the Logger/Server front panels. They filter dust and dirt as air enters the unit. It is important to clean the air filters at least once a month or according to the environmental conditions.

To perform air filter scheduled maintenance: 1. Open the front doors of the chassis. 2. Press the metal hinge with thumb and index finger and move it away from the door.
Figure 7-5 Releasing the Metal Hinge

3. Extract the front panel air filter from the door.


Figure 7-6 Removing the Air Filter

Chapter 7: Maintenance

180

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Media Label Printer Maintenance

4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 and remove the air filter from the opposite door. 5. Wash each air filter with water, and dry completely. 6. Before replacing the filters in the chassis, wipe the front of the air filter grids with a damp

cloth.
7. Place the filters back in the chassis.

Media Label Printer Maintenance


In sites where a Media Label Printer is connected to the NICE Administrator workstation, the print head of the printer must be cleaned as required. For information about cleaning the print head, see the relevant Media Label Printer manufacturer documentation.

Chapter 7: Maintenance

181

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

This page is left intentionally blank for double-sided printing.

A
User Privileges
This section contains tables with all of the available privileges which can be assigned for all the applications at site, group and user levels. A brief explanation of each is given along with suggestions of which personnel will need each privilege. You can assign privileges as needed to customize your system.
NOTE: All privileges given at site level are inherited by all users in the system and all privileges given at group level are inherited by all group members. Assign privileges with caution.

To assign privileges at Site level, refer to Assigning Site Access Privileges on page 24. To assign privileges at Group level, refer to Assigning User Group Privileges on page 124. To assign privileges at User level, refer to Assigning User Privileges on page 117.

Contents

Servers ..........................................................................................................................185 CLS ..........................................................................................................................185 Loggers ....................................................................................................................185 Channels .......................................................................................................................186 Applications ..................................................................................................................187 CLS Privileges..........................................................................................................185 Loggers Privileges....................................................................................................185 Input Channels Privileges ........................................................................................186 Evaluator Privileges .................................................................................................187 Forms Designer Privileges .......................................................................................187 List Editor Privileges.................................................................................................188 Reporter Privileges...................................................................................................188 Universal Uploader Manager Privileges...................................................................188 Scheduler Privileges ................................................................................................189
Appendix A: User Privileges 183

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Recording Planner Privileges...................................................................................189 Query Privileges.......................................................................................................189 Monitor Privileges.....................................................................................................191 Administrator Privileges ...........................................................................................191 Supervision Privileges..............................................................................................193 Other Privileges........................................................................................................193

Appendix A: User Privileges

184

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Servers

Servers
When you add a Server to a user, it is automatically placed in the appropriate group.

CLS
CLS privileges are assigned separately for each column. The following list describes the available privileges.

CLS Privileges

Type of User
System Adm. Reviewer (Supervisor) Agent Installer

Privilege

Description

View Query Edit

Allows the user to view this field Allows the user to search in the query application using this field Allows the user to edit this field (This privilege can only be given to user defined columns, such as the comments column and not to those columns that receive data from the switch, such as the start time column) Allows the user to select a range of values for this field

Filter

Loggers
Loggers Privileges Type of User
System Adm. Reviewer (Supervisor) Agent Installer

Privilege

Description

Modify deck assignment Retrieve

Allows the user, using the Backup window, to specify whether backup is automatic or manual Allows the user to retrieve calls from the tape deck to the logger using either the Backup window or the Query application

Appendix A: User Privileges

185

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Channels

Channels
Input Groups and Input Channels have the same set of privileges.

Input Channels Privileges

Type of User
System Adm. Reviewer (Supervisor) Agent Installer

Privilege

Description

Setup

Setup Icon will appear on the Toolbar in the Monitor and Backup Modules. This allows the user to set thresholds, compression rates. However, this is typically already setup by the installer. Allows a user to initiate a Record On Demand Request for a channel in the Monitor Module. Allows a user to play the last call recorded by a channel within the Monitor and Query Modules Allows the user to DISABLE or ENABLE a recording channel.
X X X

Record Play Enable Recording

Appendix A: User Privileges

186

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Applications

Applications
Evaluator Privileges Type of User
System Adm. Reviewer (Supervisor) Agent Installer

Privilege

Description

Login Evaluate

Allows the user to login to the Evaluator module Allows the user to evaluate self. When the user is a member of a group the user will be able to evaluate any user within their group Allows the user to calibrate self. When the user is a member of a group the user will be able to evaluate any user within their group Allows the user to permanently delete any evaluation that has been created within the Evaluator module Allows the user to lock a QA call on the hard drive which would stop that call from being overwritten during the auto deletion process Allows the user to unlock a call that has been locked on the hard drive

X X

X X

Calibrate

Delete Any Evaluation Lock

X X X

Unlock

Forms Designer Privileges

Type of User
System Adm. Reviewer (Supervisor) Agent Installer

Privilege

Description

Login Delete Installed Forms

Allows the user to login to the Forms Designer module Allows the user to delete any form that has been installed. Without this privilege, the user can only delete forms that have not been installed.

X X

Appendix A: User Privileges

187

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Applications

List Editor Privileges

Type of User
System Adm. Reviewer (Supervisor) Agent Installer

Privilege

Description

Login

Allows the user to login and have access to all functions within the List Editor module

Reporter Privileges

Type of User
System Adm. Reviewer (Supervisor) Agent Installer

Privilege

Description

Login

Allows the user to login and have access to all functions within the Reporter module

Universal Uploader Manager Privileges

Type of User
System Adm. Reviewer (Supervisor) Agent Installer

Privilege

Description

Login

Allows the user to login and have access to all functions within the Universal Uploader Manager module

Appendix A: User Privileges

188

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Applications

Scheduler Privileges

Type of User
System Adm. Reviewer (Supervisor) Agent Installer

Privilege

Description

Login Schedule Modify Schedules

Allows the user to login to the Scheduler module Allows the user to create new schedules within the Scheduler module Allows the user to modify details of any existing recording schedules. Without this privilege, the user can only modify the schedules they created.

X X X

Recording Planner Privileges

Type of User
System Adm. Reviewer (Supervisor) Agent Installer

Privilege

Description

Login

Allows the user to login and access all functions of the Recording Planner module. This is for a Selective environment only.

Query Privileges

Type of User
System Adm. Reviewer (Supervisor) Agent Installer

Privilege

Description

Login Add Public Queries

Allows the user to login to the Query module Allows the user to add public queries within the Query module. Adding public queries gives everyone access to those queries Allows the user to modify details of public queries within the Query module

X X

X X

Modify Public Queries

Appendix A: User Privileges

189

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Applications

Query Privileges (Continued)

Type of User
System Adm. Reviewer (Supervisor) Agent Installer

Privilege

Description

Delete Public Queries Add Group Queries

Allows the user to delete public queries within the Query module Allows the user to add group queries within the Query module. Adding group queries gives any member of that particular group access to those queries. Users have to be a member of a group to then be able to add group queries under that specific group. Allows the user to modify details of group queries within the Query module Allows the user to delete group queries within the Query module Allows the user to add public call folders within the Query module. Adding a public call folder gives everyone access to them Allows the user to modify details of public call folders within the Query module Allows the user to delete public call folders within the Query module Allows the user to add group call folders within the Query module. Adding a group call folder gives any member of that particular group access to those folders Allows the user to modify details of group call folders within the Query module Allows the user to delete group call folders within the Query module Allows the user to lock a call on the hard drive which would stop that call from being overwritten during the auto deletion process Allows the user to save audio as a wav or aud file and email to another party Allows the user to play audio over the LAN

X X

X X

Modify Group Queries Delete Group Queries Add Public Call Folders

X X X

X X X

Modify Public Call Folders Delete Public Call Folders Add Group Call Folders

X X X

X X X

Modify Group Call Folders Delete Group Call Folders Lock

X X X

X X X

Save/Email Audio Local Play

X X

X X

Appendix A: User Privileges

190

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Applications

Monitor Privileges

Type of User
System Adm. Reviewer (Supervisor) Agent Installer

Privilege

Description

Login Modify Call Details

Allows the user to login to the Monitor module Allows the user to modify call details that are marked for editing under the columns tab within the Administrator module, such as the comment field Allows the user to view the recording status whether initiated by ROD or by the Scheduler Enables the user to play back or monitor calls locally (over the LAN)

X X

X X

View Recording Status Local Play/ Monitor

X X

X X

Administrator Privileges

Type of User
System Adm. Reviewer (Supervisor) Agent Installer

Privilege

Description

Login Add User Modify User

Allows the user to login to NICE Administrator Allows the user to add a user profile to the database Allows the user to modify details under the general or details tab within any existing user profile in NICE Administrator Allows the user to delete any user profile in the database Allows the user to add a group to the database Allows the user to modify details of any existing group in the database Allows the user to delete any group in the database Allows the user to add a server to the database Allows the user to modify details of any existing servers

X X X

Delete User Add Group Modify Group Delete Group Add Server Modify Server

X X X X X X

Appendix A: User Privileges

191

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Applications

Administrator Privileges (Continued)

Type of User
System Adm. Reviewer (Supervisor) Agent Installer

Privilege

Description

Delete Server Add Group of Channels Modify Group of Channels Delete Group of Channels Modify Site Modify Hot Standby System Configuration Modify Output Bus Definition Modify User Profile Manage Backup server

Allows the user to delete any existing servers in the database Allows the user to add a group of channels to the database Allows the user to modify details of any existing group of channels in the database Allows the user to delete any group of channels in the database Allows the user to modify details at the site level (i.e. site name, privileges, etc.) Allows the user to change which standby logger to use in the event the current logger isnt recording Allows the user to change the extensions that have been assigned to the remote audio playback (RAP) boxes Allows the user to modify privileges within any existing user profile in Administrator Allows the user to have access to all functions in the Backup portion of Administrator
X X X X X X

Appendix A: User Privileges

192

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Applications

Supervision Privileges

Type of User
System Adm. Reviewer (Supervisor) Agent Installer

Privilege

Description

Login Self Test Advanced Maintenance View Configuration

Allows the user to login to the Supervision module Allows the user to perform self tests on the servers in the database to ensure everything is working properly Allows the user to perform advanced maintenance on the servers, such as changing the loggers clock Allows the user to view the configuration of the servers in the database

X X X X

Other Privileges

Type of User
System Adm. Reviewer (Supervisor) Agent Installer

Privilege

Description

Access All Users

Allows the user to have access in the NICE Query and NICE Monitor applications to all agents whether they are part of a group or not. This includes all NiceCLS Servers connected to the site. Allows the user to have access to all input channels without having to assign every channel or group of channels to the user.

Access All Input Channels

Appendix A: User Privileges

193

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

This page is left intentionally blank for double-sided printing.

Glossary
6DAT DAT cassette autoloader that houses six DAT cassettes in a magazine: five cassettes for Automatic Archiving, and one cleaning cassette. A Logger can have an optional 6DAT deck plus a single DAT deck installed.

ACA Advanced Compression Algorithm. Optional audio compression rate, implemented with the TDA card.

Activity Detector Mechanism in the Logger that determines, based on user-defined parameters, when audio that should be recorded (activity) is being received on an input channel.

Activity Rate Measures detected activity, according to the specified activity detection parameters, versus time. An activity rate of 50% means that the channel was active half of the time.

Activity Refers to audio that causes an input channel to start recording. Activity is differentiated from silence by the Activity Detector.

ADPCM Adaptive Delta Pulse Code Modulation. A CCITT standard digital data compression protocol. ADPCM 16 compresses data to 16 Kbps, and ADPCM 32 compresses data to 32 Kbps.

AGC Automatic Gain Control. Input AGC increases the quality of recorded audio by averaging the volume of source audio as it is recorded. Output AGC increases the quality of playback audio by averaging the volume of recorded audio that is playing back.

Glossary

195

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Agent Personnel in a contact center who make or answer telephone calls.

Agents View NICE Monitor window view for the agent list and all the functions corresponding to it.

AIT Advanced Intelligent Technology. An 8 mm. magnetic tape cassette on which recorded audio can be stored for long-term archiving.

Alarm event Any event that might occur in a supervised unit that causes the NICE Supervision Station to activate an alarm.

Alarm Alarms alert NiceLog users and supervisors of important Logger events. Alarms can be activated on the Logger, in the NiceLog workstation, and in the NICE Supervision Station.

ANI Automatic Number Identification (Incoming calls). See CLI.

API Application Programming Interface.

Archiving Process of copying recorded audio files to DAT cassette for long-term storage.

Audio Segment Specific term for a length of audio that is created when audio is recorded from a start time to a stop time that are defined by parameters that are customized for your NiceLog System.

CDR Call Details Reports

Glossary

196

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Channel A transmission path between two points. It is usually the smallest subdivision of a transmission system by means of which a single type of communications service is provided. It is also referred to as a line.

Channels Mode NICE Monitor window view for the channel list and all the functions corresponding to it.

CLI Calling Line Identity. See ANI.

Client A computer which accesses files or other services from a second computer called a server. Some processing may take place on the client machine but generally the server handles most of the information processing.

CLS Call Logging System.

Coldstart Logger To restart the NiceLog Logger and delete its stored audio.

Connected Logger The NiceLog Logger that is currently being controlled and monitored by a NiceLog user in the NiceLog Workstation application.

CTI Computer Telephony Integration. CTI is a term used for connecting a computer (single workstation or file server) on a local area network (LAN) to a telephone switch (usually a PBX or ACD) for the purpose of adding enhanced routing. Typically it means the exchange of information between the telephony system and the host computer for smart handling of call routing.

Glossary

197

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

DAT cassette Digital Audio Tape cassette. A 4 mm.magnetic tape cassette on which recorded audio can be stored for long-term archiving.

DAT deck Drive mechanism in the Logger used for archiving and retrieval of recorded audio to DAT cassettes. A Logger can be equipped with either one or two DAT decks.

DAT Mirroring Optional feature which performs archiving of the same recorded audio to two DAT cassettes concurrently.

DCF77 An optional card installed in the NICE Supervision Station to receive code from an external DCF77 system in Western Europe.

DDI Direct Dialing in Number.

DID Direct Inward Dialing.

DNIS Dialed Number Identification Service. Destination telephone number dialed by the incoming caller. An example is the last digits of a 1-800 telephone number.

DTMF Recording on Demand An option that enables you to control recording on your personal extension by entering predefined codes using your TouchTone telephone.

DTMF (Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency) Describes digits dialed on a TouchTone telephone. DTMF digits dialed by a caller can be recorded with audio on the NiceLog Logger.

Glossary

198

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Energy Detector Type of Activity Detector based on average volume of the audio signal on the input channel.

Free Seating by Agent Username Free seating by Agent Username allows the agent to sit at different locations with different extensions while using the same workstation at every work session.

Free Seating Free seating allows the agent to sit at different locations with different extensions at every work session.

G729A Advanced Compression Algorithm. Optional audio compression rate, implemented with the UDA card.

Hard disk Magnetic storage medium used for short-term storage of recorded audio in the Logger. When recordings are stored on the Loggers hard disk, they are available for immediate playback.

Input Channel Physical input on the Logger used to connect an audio source to the Logger.

Local Sound Card Sound card, or multimedia card (e.g., Soundblaster) installed in the PC where you perform playback. Required to play audio through the PC speaker via the LAN.

Logger NiceLog Voice Logger. The basic unit of the NiceLog Digital Voice Logging System. Controlled by the NiceLog workstation applications, the Logger performs audio recording, playback, retrieval, archiving, and other operations.

Magneto Optical disk (MO) Storage device that uses a laser beam to store information on a magnetic surface.

Glossary

199

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Maximum activity rate Percentage of audio activity detected on the input channel during the specified time period (typically 1 hour).

Media Label Printer Optional label printer dedicated to the NICE Supervision Station, which prints ID labels for archiving media that are ejected from the archiving deck(s) in each Logger in the NiceLog Digital Voice Logging System.

Media Library Optional feature which keeps track of the DAT cassettes or other archiving media, and controls the Media Label Printer.

Minimum activity rate Percentage of audio activity detected on the input channel during the specified time period (typically 72 hours.)

Monitoring Listening to audio as it is being received by an input channel in a Logger.

NICE Administrator application Software application supplied with the NiceLog Digital Voice Logging System. Used only by the NiceLog System Administrator to define NiceLog user IDs and configure Loggers.

NICE Query application Windows-based software application that enables NiceLog users to quickly find, retrieve and play audio segments that are stored on any Logger or archiving media created in the NiceLog System.

NICE Supervision application Software application supplied with the NiceLog Digital Voice Logging System. Used to supervise system-wide Logger events in multi-Logger systems.

NICE Supervision Station Computer that runs the NICE Supervision application.

Glossary

200

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

NiceLog Digital Voice Logging System System used for the recording, playback, and archiving of audio from multiple sources. Comprised of one or more Loggers, and applications.

NiceLog System Administrator NiceLog user defined automatically when the NiceLog workstation software is installed. the NiceLog System Administrator has full access to all Loggers, channels, and NiceLog applications. The only user who can log in to the NICE Administrator application.

Output channel Physical output on the Logger to which an audio output device is attached to enable playback of recorded audio and monitoring of audio as it is received by the Logger.

Output device Speaker, telephone handset, headset, speakerphone, or cassette recording device attached to an output channel on the Logger. Audio from playback or monitoring is reproduced through the output device connected to the selected output channel.

PCM A CCITT standard protocol for converting audio signals to digital data at 64 Kbps.

Playback Reproduction of recorded audio on an output device.

Position Logical grouping of multiple input channels which represents the input devices (e.g., headset, handsets) that are physically located at a single seat or position. Input channels can be displayed grouped in positions in the NiceLog Query application.

Pre-defined Selective Recording An option that enables you to sum multiple devices to one input channel of a Logger.

Random Monitoring NiceLog Workstation application feature that randomly selects calls for Monitoring. Useful for quality assurance.
Glossary

201

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Recording on Demand An option that enables you to click an icon in the Recording on Demand window in order to stop and start recording on your extension at your request.

Recording

The process of storing audio from an audio source (i.e., a telephone or radio) on the hard disk of a Logger. A unit of recorded audio. The audio that is recorded on a single input channel between the time the recording process is started on the channel and the time it is stopped.

Reproducer Computer in which one or two archival decks are installed to enable retrieval of archived audio from archiving media to a NiceLog Logger. A Reproducer computer with two DAT decks can also be used for DAT cassette duplication.

Retrieval The process of copying archived audio from archival media to the hard disk of the connected Logger, for the purpose of playback.

RTS (Remote Tape Server) A server containing DAT drives operating remotely with a Logger over a dedicated Fast Ethernet LAN.

Self-Test BIT (Built-In Test) performed periodically by each Logger to check the status of its various hardware components and software operations.

SNMP TCP/IP protocol used to manage and control IP gateways and the networks to which they are attached.

Supervised unit Any NiceLog Logger, NiceCLS Server, or Media Library Server that appears in the NICE Supervision window.

Glossary

202

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Supervisor Person in charge of administrating NICE Supervision.

sysadm User ID of the NiceLog System Administrator.

TDA (Texas Instruments DSP Array) A card which enables high-audio compression rates. See ACA.

Threshold The maximum level of noise in the channel before it is considered Active. The default value is 49.

Transcription An option that enables you to open a Word document and to control playback while transcribing a recording.

Trunk Side Trunk side connections connect the system to other switching systems.

Trunk A communications line between two switching systems. A tie trunk connects PABXs. Central Office trunks connect a PABX to the switching system at the central office.

UDA A card which enables high-audio compression rates. See G729A.

VOX An optional type of Activity Detector that recognizes the characteristics of human speech in input signals and rejects noise.

Glossary

203

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

This page is left intentionally blank for double-sided printing.

Index
A
Access all Users 111, 112, 119, 193 Access rights, see Privileges Activity statistics 55 Adding Media Library Server 160 new users 113 NiceCLS Servers 94 user groups 123 AGC 59 Agent defining 115 ID 115 mapping 100 overview 111 Archiving audio 74 automatic 74 device 89 manual 81 using autoloader 78 Audio archiving 74 deleting 88 retrieving 74 segment parameters 44, 46 Audio input channels parameters 52 setup 51 Autoloader 78, 81 Automatic archiving disabling 80 enabling 74 Automatic deletion parameters 45, 47 Recording Program 146 Cassette identification 169 labeling 168 Channelization 76 Channels 41 audio input 51 CLS Server, see NiceCLS Server Clustering 95 Compression 58

Data Line connections 68 Data Lists editing 106 Database connection 18 Defining database connection 18 N+1 Logger chain 72 output buses 63 Output Manager 62 Deleting audio 88 Logger definition 73 Media Library Server definition 165 NiceCLS Server definition 108 NiceLog Logger definition 73 Output Manager definition 63 recording program 157 user definitions 122 user group definition 128 Disabling archiving device 89 automatic archiving 80 Displaying archiving device information 90

B C

Backup 74

Call data field Auditing Program 146

Editing Data Lists 106 Editing System Lists 103 Enabling archiving device 89 External Logger retrieving data 87
Index 205

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

Filtering groups list 136 users lists 133 Fixed seating 111 Free seating 111, 115 Free Seating by Agent Username 111, 115 Front panel LEDs 176

Group Leaders, see Group Members Group Members adding 123 overview 112 Groups, see User groups

ID agent 115 Free Seating by Agent Username 115 switch 115 Identifying agents 111, 115 Identifying cassettes 169 Input channels 41

Labeling cassettes 168 LEDs 176 List Editor data lists 106 system lists 103 Lists data 106 system 103 Loggers audio input channels 51 deleting definition 73 front panel LEDs 176 N+1 chain 72 visual inspection 174 Login NICE Administrator 18 NICE Toolbar 16

Managing mapping tables 98 Media Library Server 159 NiceCLS Server 93 NiceLog Loggers 37 site security 31 user groups 109 users 109 Manual archiving 81 Manual cassette labeling 168 Mapping tables agent name 100 changing entry values 101 examples 99 overview 98 telephone book 99 Media cassette labeling 168 Media Library Server adding 160 delete definition 165 managing 159 modify definition 165 working with 166 Members, see Group Members Mirroring 77 Modifying Media Library Server definition 165 NiceCLS Server definition 108 NiceLog Logger definition 73 Output Manager definition 63 user definitions 122 user group definitions 128 Multiple NiceCLS Servers 97

M Maintenance
general 173 preventive 174 routine 174

N+1 Logger chain 72 NICE Administrator icons 35 site access privileges 24 site name 24 window components 23 NICE Backup 74 NICE Toolbar application 16 NiceCLS Recording Planner application starting 144 NiceCLS Server adding 94 adding a user 115 adding multiple 97 assigning user priviliges 120 deleting definition 108
Index 206

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

front panel LEDs 176 managing 93 modifying definition 108 secondary 95 visual inspection 174 NiceLog Loggers deleting definition 73 managing 37 modifying definition 73 NiceUniverse creating files for 138

Recording Program Definition Filter tab 147, 153 Sample tab 148, 149 Scope tab 147 Target tab 147, 151 Redundancy 95 Remote database 95 Resources adding to user groups 125 adding to users 118 Retrieving audio 74 Retrieving Data from an External Logger 87 ROD 44 Routine maintenance 174

Output buses definition 63 Output channels 41 Output Manager defining 62 deleting definition 63 modifying definition 63

Password assigning 114 changing 34 parameters 28 policy 28 restrictions 114 Playback division 32 Preventive maintenance 174 Printing archiving device reports 91 Privileges application 24 assigning for the site 24 assigning to User Groups 124 assigning to users 117 defaults for user groups 124 defaults for users 114 overview 110 special cases 112 to NiceCLS 120 Profiles creating 129 using 117

Same as User 112, 117 Secondary server 95 Segment parameters 44, 46 Segments 32, 57 Selective recording restrictions when mapping 99 setting up 143 setting up predefined 68 Setting Up Selective Recording 143 Setup audio input channels 51 audio segment parameters 44, 46 automatic deletion parameters 45, 47 ROD parameters 44 test tones parameters 45 Site access privileges 24 name 24 password policy 28 security 31 Specifying recording criteria target 151 Status report 91 Summed input 68 System Lists 103

Recording on Demand 44 Recording program deleting 157 target 151

Target in a recording program description 151 specifying 151 Test tones parameters 45 Toolbar, NICE application 16 Trunk connections 68

Index

207

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1

User groups adding new 123 adding resources 125 assigning privileges 124 deleting definitions 128 filtering lists 136 managing 109 modifying definitions 128 overview 110, 112 User Information Files 138 Users adding new 113 adding resources 118 assigning privileges 117 defining on NiceCLS Servers 115 deleting definitions 122

evaluations 116 filtering lists 133 graduation details 116 managing 109 modifying definitions 122 overview 110 personal details 116 profiles for privileges 129

Visual inspection 174

W Warning tones 58
Windows Username ID 111, 115

Index

208

NICE Administrators Manual V8.9 Rev. A1