Bridged Line Appearance

Bridged line appearance connects calls and lines to multiple phones.

With bridged line appearance enabled, an active call displays simultaneously on multiple phones in a group. By default, the answering phone has sole access to the incoming call, which is called line seize. If the answering phone places the call on hold, that call becomes available to all phones of that group. All call states—active, inactive, on hold—are displayed on all phones of a group.

Important: Shared call appearances and bridged line appearances are similar signaling methods that enable more than one phone to share the same line or registration. The methods you use vary with the SIP call server you are using. In the configuration files, bridged lines are configured by shared line parameters. The barge-in feature is not available with bridged line appearances; it is available only with shared call appearances.