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The Stick

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Quick Overview

The Stick™ is a 3 device (4 port) automatic call processor that screens and routes all voice, fax, and modem calls to the right equipment every time. Hook up to three telephony devices plus an answering machine on one line.

The Stick screens each call for CNG fax tones, pulse, and touch tones and then routes the call to the appropriate equipment, leaving other phones/devices undisturbed.

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Additional Information


The Stick™ is a simple single function tone detection 3 device (4 port) automatic call processor.

It answers all incoming calls. The caller doesn’t know the phone has been answered,  because the Stick generates the same ringing sound the phone company normally generates.  In reality, the call has been answered and the Stick is quickly listening.

The Stick listens for 1 of  3 things. (1) If it hears fax tones (CNG Tones), the call is automatically routed to the fax device. (2) If it hears touch tones (DTMF tones) also known as a Security Access Code (SAC) the call is automatically routed to a modem device. Calls can also be routed manually by touch tones to a fax or other device after you answer or by the calling party (usually from instructions on your answering machine message). (3)  When it hears nothing, it routes the call to the default device, typically phones or an answering machine if unanswered.

The Stick is 1 of the few products that works with rotary phones (pulse tones).  It doesn’t work with call forwarding, distinctive ring, voice mail, magic jack and has limited caller-id functionality (all phones must ring twice).

The Stick has been in production for almost 25 years. It is a reliable and dependable automatic fax switch.

Answering Machine Silent Transfer Option Yes
ASAP Programming No
Auto Fax / Modem Detect - Distinctive Ring No
Barge-in-Protection with Busy Signal No
Simple Barge-in Protection Yes
Cable Phone Company Compatible Yes
Caller-ID Retransmission (store and forward) No
Caller-ID Ring Reduction No
Caller- ID pass thru mode No
Call Forwarding - Distinctive Ring No
Call Waiting Compatible Yes
CO Interface Ringer Equivalence Number: 0.5 B
Device Interface 48 Volts Nominal DC to all devices
Dimensions Height 2.40”, Length 8.15”, Width 1.40”
Distinctive Ring Auto Routing No
Distinctive Ring Auto Routing + Caller-ID No
Distinctive Ring Semi- Automatic Routing No
DSL Compatible Yes
Emergency Barge In No
Emergency Call Manual Override No
Extension Detection No
Extension Detection - Barge-in Protection No
Extension Detection - Call Grab Feature No
On-Line Extension Protection No
Intercom between Ports No
Magic Jack Plus Compatible No
Manual Call Transfer Yes
Unlimited Manual Transfer to any Port Yes
Manufacturer Multi-Link, Inc.
Modem 1300 Hz Tone Auto Detection No
No Answer Transfer Mode Yes
Total Devices - Excluding Answer Device 3
Programmable Rings for individual Ports No
Programmable Rings to Ports Yes
Protected Hook Flash Yes
Pulse Tone Detection - for rotary phones Yes
Remote Diagnostics and Programming Yes
Rings to Answer Option Yes
Programmable Security Access Codes Yes
Security Access Code for VOICE Port No
Security Access Code for MODEM Port(s) Yes
Security Acess Codes to Any Port Yes
Security Access Modem Routing Yes
Semi-Automatic (Passive) Call Routing No
Unlimited FREE Toll Free Tech Support 8 hour / 5 day
Tone Detaction Timer No
Total Ports - Including linked ports. 4
Touch Tone Detection - for modern phones Yes
Unanswered Call - Auto Transfer to any port No
Unanswered Call - Auto Transfer to Fax Yes
Phone Company Voice Mail Compatible in Distinctive Ring Mode No

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