On IP 2000 series phones, Calling Name Display allows you to display the name of the Stanford person calling, or the Stanford person being called.
Through your Department IT Contact, as an individual user you can elect to have your name associated with a particular phone number, regardless of what type of telephone set you are using. You can use personal names or department names. Then, when you call a Stanford number that is using a display set, your name is displayed for the person receiving the call.
Within a department, this feature can be useful by allowing main answering points, or others with display sets, to quickly identify intra-department callers as well as callers from other Stanford areas.
The feature is available for any telephone on the Stanford telephone system at no monthly charge (a one-time activation/deactivation fee does apply).
How does it work?
First, your Department IT Contact provides Information Technology Services (IT Services) with a list of the names of individuals who would like to have their names displayed when calling from a particular telephone number. For example, Mary Smith should be associated with 3-1234. It does NOT matter what type of telephone set is associated with 3-1234. When Mary Smith dials someone who is using a display set, the recipient of the call sees:
MARY SMITH 31234
Calling Name Display has a 24-character limit. You can use all letters and numbers, and some punctuation. Since a Meridian ET Display set can list up to 24 characters, this set will display both the name and extension in two lines respectively.
The caller with Calling Name Display has the option of turning the feature off for a particular call by dialing *67 before placing the call. The call recipient would see "DN UNKNOWN" on the display.