Hmobile Integration Guide

  • Updated on September 15, 2022

Property Management System is a software application used in the hospitality industry to automate some hotel functions such as guest booking, guest details, etc…

The system can be divided into three parts:

  • PMS (Property Management System)
  • PMSI (Property Management System Interface)
  • PBX

Grandstream UCM6XXX series have integrated HMobile Connect PMSI which supports a large variety of PMS software providing the following hospitality features: Check-in, Check-out, set Room Status, Wake-up call, and more.

The following figure illustrates the communication flow between the PBX (Grandstream UCM6xxx Series) and PMS software, which is done through a middleware system (HMobile Connect) acting as the interface between both parties.

Figure 1: UCM & PMS interaction

The following list includes all PMS systems that are compatible with Hmobile:

http://www.chardesarrollodesistemas.com/download/general/documentation/char_pms_integrated_en.pdf

For more information about Hmobile you can visit their website below:

http://www.hmobile.es

Supported PMS Features

The UCM6xxx supports the following features using HMobile PMS Systems.

UCM6XXX series include UCM620x series, UCM630x series, UCM630xA series and UCM6510.

Features

Check-In

Check-out

Wake-up Call

Update

Room Status

Room Move

Do Not Disturb

Mini Bar

MSG

Table 1: PMS Supported Features

Check-in

The Check-in feature is used to store information such as Room Number, Extension, Username, Guest Account, Guest Credit Money, Maid Code, Arrival/Departure Date upon guest arrival.

Guest language can also be received from PMS to customize phone system prompts (if possible).

Figure 2: Check-in

Check-out

The check-out feature is used upon guest departure to clear stored data at check-in and restore the extension’s default settings including language, privileges, and deleting all voicemails on that extension.

The “Room Status” will be set to “checkout”.

Figure 3: Check-out

Update Entry

When an update is needed for an entry, in case of an error, for instance, PMS sends an Update command to the UCM6XXX containing Name, Surname, and Language to update according to modifications made on the PMS side.

Update Room Status

The room Status feature is used to update the status of the room.

Three statuses are available:

  • Cleaning
  • Repairing
  • Cleaning Repair finished.

*23XXXX is the feature code to update the Room Status, where XXXX is the Maid Code.

When dialing *23XXXX, the room status (Cleaning, Repairing, or Cleaning Repair finished) should be selected by the maid using the corresponding status code.

Figure 4: Cleaning

Figure 5: Repairing

Figure 6: Cleaning Repair Finished

Room Move

When a guest changes or moves to another room, the Room Move command is sent by the PMS through “H-Mobile Connect” to notify a guest room change, and all stored information will be moved to the new room.

In the figure below, all data in room 4000 is moved to room 2000.

Figure 7: Room Move

Wake-up Call

Wake-up feature is used to make the extension ring upon the PMS signal.

The UCM sends a notification message to the PMS including the time and date of the answered call in order for the system to repeat (or not) the wake-up call.

Wake-up Call Action Status

  • When setting up a Wake-up call on the PMS, UCM6XXX initially sets “Action Status” to Programmed.
  • Once the call is made, UCM6XXX sets “Action Status” to Executed.
  • Programmed Wake-up calls can be Cancelled from the PMS, the UCM will update the Action Status to Cancelled as shown on the following figure.
Figure 8: Wake-up Call Cancelled

Wake-up Call Types

Two types of wake-up calls are available:

Single

The call will be made once at the programmed time.

Figure 9: Single Wake-up Calls

Daily

The call will be repeated each day at the programmed time.

Figure 10: Daily Wake-up Calls

Wake-up Answer Status

Three Answer Statuses are available in response to the Wake-up call:

Answered

If the guest answers the wake-up call, UCM6XXX will set “Answer Status” to Answered.

Figure 11: Wake-up Call Answered

Rejected

If the guest rejects the wake-up call, UCM6XXX will set “Answer Status” to Busy.

Figure 12: Wake-up Call Busy

No Answer

If the guest doesn’t answer the wake-up call after the timeout, UCM6XXX will set “Answer Status” to No Answer.

Figure 13: Wake-up Call No Answer

Error

If an error occurs during the wake-up call, UCM6XXX will set “Answer Status” to Error.

Figure 14: Wake-up Call Error

MSG Notification

Sent by PMS through HMobile Connect to notify the existence of a new message
for the guest (in Reception, voicemail, etc.)

Do Not Disturb

When Do Not Disturb is activated on an extension, all calls to that extension will get busy treatment.

This command is sent by PMS through “H-Mobile Connect” to enable/disable DND status.

Mini Bar

Mini-Bar feature is used by the maid to monitor the consumer’s goods.

Users need to create first a minibar and the maid code in order to consult the goods, please refer to Mini Bar for more details.

UCM6XXX Configuration

The following configuration is based on UCM6XXX with firmware 1.0.15.16. The configuration may vary using higher firmware versions.

Create Extensions

To configure the UCM6XXX with a PMS Server, users need first to create some extensions on the UCM6XXX that will be associated with guests’ rooms.

To create or modify existing extensions, login to the UCM6XXX’s by typing its address on a browser, then go to Extension/Trunk🡪Extensions.

Configure UCM6XXX with PMS Server

To use all PMS features, make sure that the following feature codes are configured from UCM6XXX Web GUI🡪Call Features🡪Feature Codes:

  • Update PMS Room Status
  • PMS Wake Up Service
Figure 15: PMS Feature Codes

Navigate to Value-added Features🡪PMS🡪Basic settings, the following table explains the fields needed to be configured to set the connection for the PMS system.

FieldDescription

PMS Module

Select HMobile to use HMobile PMS system features.

Wake Up Prompt

Choose the prompt to be played upon Wake-Up call request, users can click on Prompt to upload a custom prompt to the UCM6XXX.

PMS URL

Enter the server’s URL address (i.e 192.168.6.185:8081/soap).

UCM Port

Enter the UCM6XXX’s port to use when communicating with H-Mobile Server.

Username

Enter the Username for PMS system authentication.

Password

Enter the Password for PMS system authentication.

Site

Enter the Site ID to identify the hotel on the PMS server.

Back-Up Voicemail Recordings

Used for backing up voicemail recordings to external storage after check-out.

Table 2: PMS Basic Settings
Figure 16: PMS Basic Settings – HMobile

Room Management

Users can then create and manage Rooms from Value-added Features🡪PMS🡪Room Status:

  • Click Create Add Room to Create a new room for a guest.
Figure 17: Create a New Room

  • Click on Delete Selected Rooms to delete any selected room.
Figure 18: Delete Selected Rooms

  • Click on Batch Add Rooms to create multiple rooms at the same time.
Figure 19: Batch Add Rooms

  • User can also click on next to a room to delete it, or click on to edit the room’s options.
Figure 20: Room Status

Wake Up Service

Users can create a New Wake Up service for Rooms from Value-added Features🡪PMS🡪Wake Up Service.
Click on Create New Wake Up Service, the following window will pop up:

Figure 21: Create New Wake Up Service

Please refer to the following table for fields description of Wake-Up Service:

FieldDescription

Room Number

Select the room number where to call.

Time

Set the time of the wake-up call.

Action Status

Show the status of the call:

  • Programmed: the call is scheduled for the time set.
  • Canceled: the call is canceled.
  • Executed: the wake-up call is made.

Type

  • Single: The call will be made once at a specific time.

  • Daily: The call will be repeated every day at the specific time
Table 3: PMS Wake Up Service

The following figure shows the status of the wakeup call once the call is made at the specified time.

Figure 22: Wake Up Call Executed

Mini Bar

Create New Mini Bar

To create a new minibar, click on “Add Mini Bar” under UCM WebGUI🡪Value-added Features🡪PMS🡪Mini Bar, the following window will pop up:

Figure 23: Create New Mini-Bar

Code

Enter a non-existing extension number to be dialed when using the minibar feature.

Name

Enter a name for the minibar.

Prompt

Select the Prompt to play once connected to the minibar.

Skip Maid and Password Authentication

If enabled, the default maid code will be 0000, no authentication is required.

Enter 0000 followed by # to access the consumer goods

Enable Continuous Multi Goods Billing

If enabled, please separate the goods’ codes by * (star).

Table 4: Create New Mini-Bar

To create a new prompt please refer to CREATE CUSTOM PROMPT

Create New Maid

Once the Mini Bar is created, a new maid needs to be created to consult the consumer goods.

To create a new maid, click on Add under UCM WebGUI🡪Value-added Features🡪PMS🡪Maid Code, the following window will popup:

Figure 24: Create New Maid

Maid Code

Enter a code to identify the new maid. Only digits accepted.

This code is required to identify the maid when checking consumer’s goods.

Password

Enter a password associated with the maid. Only digits accepted.

Table 5: Create New Maid

User could either edit the “Maid” secret by clicking on , or delete a maid by clicking on to remove the selected maid.

Create Consumer Goods

Create then the consumer goods and set associated prompts to them.

  • To create a new consumer goods, click on under UCM webGUI🡪Value-added Features🡪PMS🡪Mini Bar, the following window will popup:
Figure 25: Create New Consumer Goods

Code

Enter the Goods Code.

Name

Enter the Name of the Goods

Table 6: Consumer Goods

  • Users could edit the created consumer goods by clicking on , The name can be changed while the consumer goods “Code” cannot:
Figure 26: Edit Consumer Goods.

  • To delete a consumer goods user could click on to remove the item.

The Minibar page shows as following:

Figure 27: Mini-Bar

Using Mini Bar

To use the Mini Bar feature, follow the steps below:

  1. Make a call to the Mini Bar extension (4000 in this example), a voice prompt will be played.
  2. Enter the Maid Code followed by star and the password followed by pound (example: 1100*123456#).
  3. Type the consumer’s code that the Maid wants to check followed by pound (example: 101#).

Create Custom Prompt

Prompts on PMS can be customized/personalized at the customer’s convenience by either recording or uploading new prompts. Click on the “Prompt” option as shown on the following figure to be redirected to the “Custom Prompt” page, or go to Web GUI🡪PBX Settings🡪Voice Prompt🡪Custom Prompt page directly.

Figure 28: Customize Prompt

Once the PMS prompt file (created/uploaded) is successfully added to the UCM6xxx, it will be shown in the prompt list options to select in different PMS scenarios.

Record New Custom Prompt

In the UCM6xxx web UI🡪PBX Settings🡪Voice Prompt🡪Custom Prompt page, click on and follow the steps below to record new prompt.

Figure 29: Record New Prompt

  1. Specify the custom prompt file name.
  2. Select the format (GSM or WAV) for the prompt file to be recorded.
  3. Select the “Extension” to receive the call from the UCM6xxx to record the prompt.
  4. Click the “Record” button. A call will be initiated to the selected extension.
  5. Pick up the call and start the recording following voice prompts.
  6. The recorded file will be listed in the Custom Prompts page (see figure 30). Users could select to rerecord, play or delete the recording.
Figure 30: Custom Prompt

Upload Custom Prompt

If the user has a pre-recorded prompt file, click on in Web GUI under PBX Settings🡪Voice Prompt🡪Custom Prompt page to upload the file to the UCM6xxx.

Following are PMS prompt requirements to be accepted by the UCM6xxx series:

  • PCM encoded.
  • 16 bits.
  • 8000Hz mono.
  • In .mp3 or .wav format; or raw/ulaw/alaw/gsm file with “.ulaw” or “.alaw” suffix.
  • File size under 5M.
Figure 31: Upload Custom Prompt

Click on the button to select an audio file from the local PC and click on it to start uploading it. Once uploaded, the file will appear in the “Custom Prompt” web page.

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