This article will help you to set up and test your audio and recording devices. It also explains how to put your Bria Stretto on debugging mode, what to do with the log file, and gives you examples of why debugging might be necessary.
Setting up and troubleshooting your devices
Before you start making calls it is a good idea to make sure your audio and recording devices work. Click on
Softphone >> Preferences
In the pop up window, select Devices
First, check which speaker and which microphone is selected. You have two options:
- Select the device from the drop down list you are using (in this example the speaker is set to Sennheiser USB)
- If the system settings match, you can also choose the Default Communication Device. Before picking this option, make sure that the correct device is set as the default. If you need help, you can watch this video (Windows settings) or read this article (Mac settings).
After you have selected the correct devices, you can test them out independently before starting calls. Click on Test Devices to do exactly that.
In Test Devices you can now check if your microphone works (if it does, the green bar will move when you talk). You can also listen to a music tune to test your audio by clicking on Play next to the drop down menu for the audio device.
Bria Stretto will recognize if the device works: the warning sign will change into a green check mark and tell you that you are ready to go.
Under Troubleshooting you can do more by clicking on Support. More detail about this will be given in the next section.
Sometimes agents cannot pick up a call, or a call is suddenly interrupted, or the phone rings even though the agent is in a call.
These cases are rare and usually caused by problems specific to the user's network or hardware. To figure out what the issues are with a troublesome workstation, you need to put the Bria Stretto Log Level to Debug. You can do this by clicking on Support in the Troubleshooting section. Here you can move the controller to Debug (see screenshot below).
As soon as the problem is experienced again, go back to the Support section in Troubleshooting and click on View Log.
A log file will open. Just save it as a new text file and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. With this information we will be able to examine the error(s) in detail and help solve the problem.