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10. Deeper into the Dialplan > Local Channels

Local Channels

Local channels are a method of executing dialplans from the Dial() application. They may seem like a bit of a strange concept when you first start using them, but believe us when we tell you they are a glorious and extremely useful feature that you will almost certainly want to make use of when you start writing advanced dialplans. The best way to illustrate the use of Local channels is through an example. Let’s suppose we have a situation where we need to ring multiple people, but we need to provide delays of different lengths before dialing each of the members. The use of Local channels is the only solution to the problem.

With the Dial() application, you can certainly ring multiple endpoints, but all three channels will ring at the same time, and for the same length of time. Dialing multiple channels at the same time is done like so:


  

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