Automatic Number Identification


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Automatic Number Identification

(communications)
(ANI) A service that tells the recipient of a telephone call the telephone number of the person making the call. This number can be passed to computer equipment to automatically retrieve associated information about the caller, i.e. account status, billing records, etc.

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As the network continues to evolve and more data become available through signaling channels, electric order entry operations will be able to reap all the benefits of user to user information capability, station identification information, automatic number identification, and on-demand switched digital services.
MPI has installed automatic number identification features on the new PBX, but isn't yet using ANI to automatically display customer information on agents' terminals.
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For example, with the ISDN Automatic Number Identification (ANI) feature or AT&T's Info-2 Service, the caller's telephone number can be automatically displayed on the agent's terminal.

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