Stratus Agent consists of the following components.

(lightbulb) Users in the Frontend will not be confronted with those components, however we make mention of their use throughout this documentation. 



Agent Controller

  • The AC monitors the agent activities and status and provides this information to the Agent Monitor (AM)​


Agent Manager / Monitor

  • The AMs a central component and is responsible to assign the service calls correctly and efficiently to the free agents​
  • Receives information about agent status from Agent Control (AC)​
  • Receives direct call information from SMD (SIP Message Dispatcher)​


Calendar Integrator

  • Receives and integrates opening hours from Outlook-/Exchange calendar​
  • Provides information to the Interactive Conversation Handler (ICH)​


Customer Interface Connector

  • The CIC component synchronizes the service settings of Stratus Agent with the SfB server and updates the recorded services and agents with the AD information.

  • Sends powershell commands to SfB to create, alter and delete service endpoints​


Conversation Recording

  • Records voice messages and sends them per e-mail to the mailbox defined for the respective team service ​


Frontend (+FeCore)

  • FrontEnd: Web Interface running on IIS providing the web GUI.​
  • FeCore: Backend Service


Interactive Conversation Handler

  • The ICH manages communication endpoints and is the interface between Lync / SfB and TM​
  • He will answer calls and processes them according to the specified workflows. If a workflow element f.e. is not enabled (“xxxx:Enabeld” = True) the ICH will skip this element​
  • To successfully transfer a call to an agent, the ICH asks the Agent Monitor (AM) for free agents​


Persistence Service ​

  • Acts as intermediate between all Stratus Agent components and the SQL server (has a connection to all components)​
  • Stores and distributes the actual configuration to all components​
  • Writes all data (including reporting data) into the DB ​
SMDSIP Message Dispatcher

The SMD is running on the front-end of the Lync Server and forwards all relevant Stratus Agent/TeamManager SIP messages to the AM. Relevant Request/Response messages are messages from team members which establish a call.

The SMD is responsible for detecting team member related Lync / SfB actions and for the busy on busy feature.​

List of Stratus Agent components