Howto:PBX-Designer - K-Businesscom - 3rd Party Product

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[edit] Product Name

K-Businesscom GmbH PBX-Designer

[edit] Certification Status

Image:Referralprod.PNGThis App is listed due to a customer testimonial. No tests have been conducted by innovaphone.

This App has been listed November 2022.

[edit] Category

VoIP system management products

[edit] Vendor


K-Businesscom (KBC; formerly Kapsch BusinessCom) is a leading ICT solution and service provider and digitalization partner.
The 130-year history of the Kapsch Group and the many years of experience as a market leader for cloud transformation, network solutions, collaboration, data center infrastructure, security and managed services, combined with the technologies and services of numerous international manufacturers, form the basis for our innovative strength.
KBC Germany has established itself in particular in the areas of IT security, intelligent network, directional radio, managed services and VoIP. Specially developed cloud solutions tailored to channel partners, carriers, utilities and enterprise customers are operated by KBC and offered as whitelabel Made-in-Germany solutions.

K-Businesscom GmbH - About us

[edit] Description

The PBX-Designer for innovaphone is a PBX management application that provides an easy and graphical user interface, without the need to use the innovaphone PBX-Manager app.
The integrated Call Flow Designer allows the user to graphically design call flows. Individual flows can be created and each step can be annotated. The complex nesting and integration of announcements, DTMF functions, agents, call forwarding or timers are available in a simplified way as well as the integration of a voicemail box. However, a reference to further flows is possible.

About this application
PBX-Designer Highlights (Video)

[edit] Functions

  • Audio files (Upload and convert offline, record via the website, play and download)
  • Define pickup groups and program function keys
  • Define executive users and coworkers and program function keys
  • Mananage time switches more easily
  • Configure Exchange sync
  • Configure your waiting music
  • Call Flow Designer


The integrated Call Flow Designer allows the user to graphically design call flows. Individual flows can be created and each step can be annotated. The complex nesting and integration of announcements, DTMF functions, agents, call forwarding or timers are available in a simplified way as well as the integration of a voicemail box. However, a reference to further flows is possible.

[edit] Licensing

When installing the PBX-Designer, you agree to install and use the open source product ffmpeg.
The ffmpeg application is installed when you install the application and is used for audio conversion in the application.

The number of licenses required is dependent on the number of ports you have licensed in your PBX:

Lic | Ports
1 | ≤ 20
2 | ≤ 40
3 | ≤ 70
4 | ≤ 100
+1 | every next 100

Example 1: If you have 13 PBX-Port licenses installed, you will need 1 service licenses.
Example 2: If you have 101 PBX-Port licenses installed, you will need 5 service licenses.

The main license includes the following features:

  • pickup groups
  • boss/secretary group
  • call flow designer
  • audio files
  • time switch
  • exchange sync
  • call transfer
  • music on hold

Other and thus restricted licenses are also available.
[AUDIO] version includes only: audio files / music on hold
[GROUP] version includes only: pickup groups / boss/secretary group

[edit] Pricing

[edit] On-Premise

The licenses are purchased for a limited time and receive a discount according to the following list per license:
(All prices indicated are net prices)

[MAIN] version

1 year = € 80
2 years = € 140
3 years = € 180


[AUDIO] version

1 year = € 20
2 years = € 35
3 years = € 45


[GROUP] version

1 year = € 20
2 years = € 35
3 years = € 45

[edit] Cloud - with own license server

For cloud operators (with their own license server), an additional management tool (Cloud Manager) is available after consultation.
The overall system for cloud operators results in the following price scale:

50 customer PBX and 150 licenses = yearly € 10.000
100 customer PBX and 300 licenses = yearly € 18.000
150 customer PBX and 450 licenses = yearly € 26.000

(All prices indicated are net prices)

[edit] Cloud - with ASEKO Portal

For cloud operators based on an ASEKO system, prices upon request

[edit] Versions

[edit] Compatible innovaphone firmware versions

  • innovaphone V13r1
  • innovaphone V13r2
  • innovaphone V13r3

[edit] Application versions used for interop testing

  • K-Businesscom PBX-Designer 13r2 1001 final
  • innovaphone V13r1sr41
  • innovaphone V13r2sr16
  • innovaphone V13r3srbeta5


  • K-Businesscom PBX-Designer 13r2 1007 final
  • innovaphone V13r3srbeta5
  • innovaphone V13r3final

[edit] Release Notes

13r2 1001 final
final version
13r2 1007 final
troubleshooting on windows based systems

[edit] Roadmap

  • user management
  • fax server settings
  • voicemail setting
  • dashboard
  • location management

[edit] Configuration

[edit] Install the PBX-Designer via the App Store

Possibly you’ll have to go to AP Manager > App Store.
Search and install the newest K-Businesscom PBX-Designer:
Image:K-Businesscom-PBX-Designer-install_1.png

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[edit] Add an App instance

Select the newly installed App on the left of the screen, then click the Add button.
Image:K-Businesscom-PBX-Designer-add_instance_1.png

Fill in PBX-Designer as Name, your PBX domain as Domain and both Passwords fields.
The other fields (Webserver path, Database name & user) are automatically generated, and should not be modified. Click Save to create the instance. Image:K-Businesscom-PBX-Designer-add_instance_2.png

[edit] Start PBX-Designer instance

The PBX-Designer app is already started automatically. Now the instance you just created, should be started as well.

First click on PBX-Designer on the left (Installed apps), then click on the instance to make the row turn blue. Now click on the Start-button.
Image:K-Businesscom-PBX-Designer-start_instance_1.png

[edit] Create the PBX-Designer App object via the PBX Manager

Close AP Manager and open PBX Manager:
Click on the “AP PBX-Designer” icon and click on the green “Create the object now” button.
Image:K-Businesscom-PBX-Designer-create_object_1.png

The successful creation of the object is signaled.
Image:K-Businesscom-PBX-Designer-create_object_2.png

[edit] Give users access to PBX-Designer via templates

Click on Templates inside the PBX Manager, and enable the PBX-Designer app for the correct template (typically Config Admin).
Image:K-Businesscom-PBX-Designer-template_access_1.png

Now the PBX-Designer app is ready to be used by all users with the Config Admin template, by clicking on the 9- squares icon in the lower-right corner.

[edit] License activation

The app can now be used.
The entire content can be viewed and tested.
However, a license is required to transfer the settings to the PBX.
After the start, you will see in the dashboard, alternatively in the menu under "License") notes which information is required for a license. You can start an email from the app and fill in the missing information to trigger an order.
Image:K-Businesscom-PBX-Designer-licensing_1.png

After ordering you will receive a file with your desired license key.
You have to activate it as follows:
In the app, go to the menu "License - License information".
Click on the "Upload license file" button.
Select the license file you have received. Only after accepting the conditions and EULA you have the possibility to upload the file.

Image:K-Businesscom-PBX-Designer-licensing_2.png

After the successful upload you will see the activated license.
Image:K-Businesscom-PBX-Designer-licensing_3.png

[edit] Usage

It is important to us to achieve the highest possible usability, which makes an explanation of the functions unnecessary.
Unfortunately, this does not always succeed.
Here you can find a video showing the setup of the different app functions step-by-step.
PBX-Designer HowTo (Video)

[edit] Troubleshooting

If something goes wrong, a logfile is required to analyze the problem.
Logging must be enabled in two steps: first on the app, then on the instance.
Go to AP Manager, and select PBX-Designer on the left under Installed apps. Now directly click Diagnostics (without selecting an instance first).
Enable logging and click Save.
Image:K-Businesscom-PBX-Designer-logging_1.png‎
Now select the PBX-Designer instance (the complete row turns blue when selected), and again click the Diagnostics button.
At least select the App trace flag (depending on the problem), and Save.
Image:K-Businesscom-PBX-Designer-logging_2.png‎
Now reproduce the problem.
The logfile can be visualized via the Display link, or downloaded via the Save link.
Image:K-Businesscom-PBX-Designer-logging_3.png

[edit] Known issues

[edit] Manual installation

If there are error messages in the application regarding access to other applications, or if the PBX object was not created automatically via the described path, some shares may be missing.
For this, please compare the settings of the PBX Designer object via the Admin-Ui with the following screenshots:
Image:K-Businesscom-PBX-Designer-app-entries.png‎

Image:K-Businesscom-PBX-Designer-apps-entries.png‎

[edit] Calendar app

If the calendar app is not connected. Image:K-Businesscom-PBX-Designer-calendar error.png
Please check, if the calendar apps are installed correctly. Image:K-Businesscom-PBX-Designer-calendarapp 1.png

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[edit] Contact

K-Businesscom GmbH
Sperberweg 8
41468 Neuss Germany
Tel: +49 (2131) 9526 828
Fax: +49 (2131) 9526 800
Mail: App-Support-DE@k-business.com


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