BT MINIMASTER 2
The Minimaster 2 is a microprocessor controlled switching system with a capacity of 1 exchange line and 5 extensions. The extension instruments may be any standard loop disconnect telephone, with the exception of the Statesman and Rhapsody types. Telephones are connected by two wires to the CCU. A separate extension bell may be fitted.
The system is not suitable for connection to a PBX where recall is required.
Introduced around 1983.
Superseded by Minimaster 3.
The code switch on the rear of the CCU must have all three switches set to on for extn 5 to work.
Terminal Block connection
TWO NEW wall-mounted small switching systems are being introduced this year. The systems -
the Minimaster 1 (1 + 6) and Minimaster 2 (1 + 5) - are aimed at small business customers
but the choice of extension telephones will make the systems attractive to residential
customers as well. As a first step into these markets, contracts have been placed with two
manufacturers for the different versions of Minimaster. The systems are similar in design,
comprising a mains-powered central control unit to which extensions are individually
connected. Minimaster 1 is currently being trailed in Tunbridge Wells telephone area and
Minimaster 2 is shortly to undergo trials in Southend area.
Last revised: December 18, 2010