Conferencing allows you to create meetme-style conference rooms. Rooms become available immediately upon creation. To access the conferencing configuration go to Applications → Conferencing in the Administrator Panel. These rooms, sometimes also referred to as 'public rooms' are available in addition to any personal conference rooms.
Adding/Editing Conference Rooms
Click on the add room button and enter at least a conference room name. Optionally add a PIN and an extension.
Unique room name. Can be accessed in a variety of other applications such as IVR's etc. as well as selected in the routing dialogs.
A personal identification number to protect the room.
A personal identification number, which if specified allows you to delay the conference start until the 'leader' joins the conference with the leader PIN. Users will be notified that they are 'on hold' until the leader arrives.
A personal identification number, which if specified allows you to provide listen only access to the conference room.
The extension field specifies the unique extension by which the conference room can be reached internally. This is an optional field.
If checked, all conferences in this room will be recorded and stored in the database.
To access the conferencing configuration and settings go to Applications → Conferencing → Settings in the Administrator Panel.
On Hold Music
A conferencing specific music on hold class.
A limit of conference participants (per conference room).
Whether the system should not play back sounds when a participant joins or leaves a conference room.
Using this setting will mute participants who aren't speaking. Useful with larger conferences.
This setting allows a user or the leader to access the conferencing menu when * is pressed.
If enabled users will be asked to record their name prior to joining. This recording will then be played back to the current conference room participants (if any). Optionally also allows the caller to review the recording and re-record.
Your conferencing capacity depends on the hardware used. The default conference participant limit is 20. This limit can be increased by modifying the $cfg['ConferencingMaxCount'] variable in the master configuration file or by setting a higher or lower limit under Conferencing Settings settings.