Recordings

Added April 2020, this provides a single place to upload, store and manage recordings used for Receptionists and longer informational recordings. Many businesses, non-profit orgs and churches are providing long informational files as a public service and often requested information. The example provided is a church with recordings that are used for their receptionists as well as a daily inspirational message.

Recordings can be uploaded as MP3 or WAV files, and up to an hour long. When long recordings are played as an option from the Receptionist you can select that the system plays an intro that explains:

  • 0 or # exits
  • 1-9 allows skipping ahead or back, it automatically breaks the recording into segments. For example pressing 5 will skip to the middle of the recording.

Unlike recordings uploaded directly into the Receptionists, which are overwritten each time you upload, these recordings stay in the system until you choose to remove them. This behavior is useful for seasonal recordings or just providing some variety to your receptionists (mentioning specials, etc..) We suggest, if you are using recordings for your Receptionists you store them here and select them for use from the Receptionist control screen.

Need to make professional sounding recordings? Your mobile phone or computer may have a suitable note/voice recorder built in or easily available via an “app store”. We use Audacity. It is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. http://www.audacityteam.org/