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ToneScript is a description syntax for the characteristics of call-progress tones.

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A call progress tone is a pattern of audible tones played to the caller in a telephone call, conveying the status of the call. ToneScript describes the pattern of frequency, cadence, and level of the signal. Many Internet telephony devices support configuration options for users to customize the tones, but standard patterns are provided for various telephone administrations. ToneScript is used in Sipura, Linksys and Cisco family of IP telephony products.

Format

• A ToneScript syntax may have at most 120 characters.
• A calling tone may use up to 6 frequency components ${\displaystyle n_{k}}$ where ${\displaystyle 1<=k<=6}$
• A cadence section ${\displaystyle Z_{i}}$ indicates its Duration ${\displaystyle D_{i}}$ followed by up to 6 subsections ${\displaystyle ZZ_{i,j}}$ in parenthesis. A subsection consists of an ON duration (* for always on), an OFF duration and the list of frequency components ${\displaystyle f_{i,j}}$ used in that subsection.
${\displaystyle f_{i,j}:=n_{1}[+n_{2}[+n_{3}[+n_{4}[+n_{5}[+n_{6}]]]]]}$
${\displaystyle ZZ_{i,j}:=on_{i,j}/off_{i,j}/f_{i,j}}$
${\displaystyle Z_{i}:=D_{i}([ZZ_{i,1}[,ZZ_{i,2}[,ZZ_{i,3}[,ZZ_{i,4}[,ZZ_{i,5}[,ZZ_{i,6}]]]]])}$
• A FreqScript is a sequence of frequencies ${\displaystyle F_{i}}$ in hertz and their corresponding levels ${\displaystyle L_{i}}$ in dBm
${\displaystyle FreqScript:=F_{1}}$@${\displaystyle L_{1}[,F_{2}}$@${\displaystyle L_{2}]}$
• A Tone Script has a frequency specification and one or two cadence sections.
${\displaystyle ToneScript:=FreqScript;Z_{1}[;Z_{2}]}$

Examples

• 350@-19,440@-19;10(*/0/1+2)
Contains 2 frequency components
Frequency component 1 is 350 Hz at -19 dBm
Frequency component 2 is 440 Hz at -19 dBm
In this section, The duration is 10 seconds and the tone has only 1 subsections
In the only subsection the tone is always on, off for 0 seconds, and composed of both the Frequency components 1 and 2 (350 Hz and 440 Hz)
• 350@-19,440@-19;2(.2/.2/1+2);10(*/0/1+2)
Contains 2 frequency components
Frequency component 1 is 350 Hz at -19 dBm
Frequency component 2 is 440 Hz at -19 dBm
In the first Cadence Section, The duration is 2 seconds and the tone has only 1 subsections
In the only subsection the tone is on for 0.2 seconds, off for 0.2 seconds, and composed of both the Frequency components 1 and 2 (350 Hz and 440 Hz)
In the second Cadence Section, The duration is 10 seconds and again the tone has only 1 subsections
In the only subsection the tone is always on, off for 0 seconds, and composed of both the Frequency components 1 and 2 (350 Hz and 440 Hz)
• 349@-21,392@-21,440@-21,466@-21,523@-24,540@-24;2.1(.6/0/3,.2/0/2,.7/0/1,.2/0/2,.2/0/3,.3/0/4);30(*/0/5+6)
Christmas theme dialtone (seven notes of ′The First Noel′ then continuous dialtone for 30 seconds)
Contains 6 frequency components
Frequency components are 349, 392, 440, 466, 523 and 540 Hz (five musical notes) plus a beat frequency tone mix to give a warble dialtone beat thereafter.
In the first Cadence Section, the total duration is 2.1 seconds and the tone has 6 subsections with timing set for music.
The tones are turned on and off to give the ′notes′ of the familiar Christmas carol.
In the second Cadence Section, the duration is 30 seconds. It combines tones 5 and 6 to give the last note and the familiar 17 Hz beat of dialtone.
• 392@-19,440@-19,494@-19,294@-19,457@-19;3.5(.7/0/4,.8/0/1,.6/0/1,.5/0/3,.7/0/2,.2/0/1);30(*/0/2+5)
New Year theme dialtone (four notes of ′Auld Lang Syne′ then continuous dialtone for 30 seconds)
Contains 5 frequency components
Frequency components are 392, 440, 494, 292 and 457 Hz (four musical notes) plus a beat frequency tone mix to give a warble dialtone beat thereafter.
In the first Cadence Section, the total duration is 3.5 seconds and the tone has 6 subsections with timing set for music.
The tones are turned on and off to give the ′notes′ of the familiar New Year's Eve tune.
In the second Cadence Section, the duration is 30 seconds. It combines tones 4 and 5 to give the last note in the familiar 17 Hz beat of dialtone.

North American tones

NameToneScript
Dial tone 350@-19,440@-19;10(*/0/1+2)
Second dial tone450@-19,550@-19;10(*/0/1+2)
Outside dial tone420@-16;10(*/0/1)
Prompt tone520@-19,620@-19;10(*/0/1+2)
Busy tone 480@-19,620@-19;10(.5/.5/1+2)
Reorder tone480@-19,620@-19;10(.25/.25/1+2)
Howler/off-hook warning tone480@-10,620@0;10(.125/.125/1+2)
Audible ringing 440@-19,480@-19;*(2/4/1+2)
Comfort tone 600@-16;1(.25/.25/1)
Special information tone SIT1985@-16,1428@-16,1777@-16;20(.380/0/1,.380/0/2,.380/0/3,0/4/0)
Special information tone SIT2914@-16,1371@-16,1777@-16;20(.274/0/1,.274/0/2,.380/0/3,0/4/0)
Special information tone SIT3914@-16,1371@-16,1777@-16;20(.380/0/1,.380/0/2,.380/0/3,0/4/0)
Special information tone SIT4985@-16,1371@-16,1777@-16;20(.380/0/1,.274/0/2,.380/0/3,0/4/0)
MWI dial tone350@-19,440@-19;2(.1/.1/1+2);10(*/0/1+2)
Call forward dial tone350@-19,440@-19;2(.2/.2/1+2);10(*/0/1+2)
Holding tone600@-19;*(.1/.1/1,.1/.1/1,.1/9.5/1)
Conference call tone350@-19;20(.1/.1/1,.1/9.7/1)
Call waiting tone440@-10;30(.3/9.7/1)

Australian Tones

NameToneScript
Dial tone 350@-19,450@-19;10(*/0/1+2)
Second Dial Tone450@-19,550@-19;10(*/0/1+2)
Outside Dial Tone413@-19,438@-19;10(*/0/1+2)
Prompt Tone520@-19,620@-19;10(*/0/1+2)
Busy Tone425@-19;30(.375/.375/1)
Reorder Tone425@-19,425@-29;30(.375/.375/1,.375/.375/2)
Howler/Off Hook Tone880@-5,650@-5;*(.120/0/1,.120/0/2)
Ringback Tone400@-19,450@-19,0@-19;*(.4/.2/1+2,.4/.2/1+2,0/2/3)
MWI Dial Tone413@-19,438@-19;10(.100/.040/1+2)
Cfwd Dial Tone420@-19;10(*/0/1)
DND Dial Tone420@-19;10(*/0/1)
Conference Tone525@-19;1(.5/1/1)
Call Waiting Tone425@-25;*(.2/.2/1,.2/4/1)

Ireland tones

NameToneScript
Dial tone (ETSI standard)425@-17;60(*/0/1)
Second dial tone335@-19,425@-19;45(*/0/1+2)
Busy tone (ETSI standard)425@-19; 30(0.5/0.5/1)
Reorder tone (ETSI standard)425@-19; 30(.2/.2/1)
Ringback tone (same as UK, NZ etc.)400@-19,450@-19;*(.4/.2/1+2,.4/.2/1+2,2/0/0)
Special information tone SIT (ETSI standard)950@-16,1400@-16,1800@-16;20(.330/0/1,.330/0/2,.330/0/3,0/1/0)
MWI dial tone425@-19;2(.1/.1/1);58(*/0/1)
Call forward dial tone400@-16,432@-18;30(0.4/0/1,0.4/0/2)
Call waiting tone425@-19;30(.3/9.7/1)
Confirm tone / routing tone425@-19;1.5(0.06/0.06/1);
Prompt tone335@-19,425@-19;20(*/0/1+2)

(ETSI standard) is indicated where tones are in compliance with European Telecommunications Standards Institute recommendations.

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