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*'''MOH When Empty:''' Sets whether music on hold (MOH) should be played when only one person is in the conference.
*'''MOH When Empty:''' Sets whether music on hold (MOH) should be played when only one person is in the conference.
*'''Quiet:''' When set to '''"YES"''', enter/leave prompts and user introductions are not played.
*'''Quiet:''' When set to '''"YES"''', enter/leave prompts and user introductions are not played.
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*'''Announce Only User:''' Sets if the '''“only user”''' announcement should be played when a caller enters an empty conference.
 
*'''Announcement:''' If set, this recording will be heard only by the user as he joins the conference.
*'''Announcement:''' If set, this recording will be heard only by the user as he joins the conference.
*'''Drop Silence:''' The system will drop what is detected as silence from entering into the conference. Enabling this option will drastically improve performance and help remove the buildup of background noise from the call. This option is highly recommended for large conferences, due to its performance improvements.
*'''Drop Silence:''' The system will drop what is detected as silence from entering into the conference. Enabling this option will drastically improve performance and help remove the buildup of background noise from the call. This option is highly recommended for large conferences, due to its performance improvements.
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*'''Talk Detection:''' If set to '''YES''', the conference dashboard will display a notification when a participant starts and stops talking.
*'''Talk Detection:''' If set to '''YES''', the conference dashboard will display a notification when a participant starts and stops talking.
*'''Jitter Buffer:''' When set to '''YES''',  the system will place a jitter buffer on the caller's audio stream before any audio mixing is performed. This option is highly recommended for maximum voice quality, but will add a slight delay to the audio and slightly impact system’s performance.
*'''Jitter Buffer:''' When set to '''YES''',  the system will place a jitter buffer on the caller's audio stream before any audio mixing is performed. This option is highly recommended for maximum voice quality, but will add a slight delay to the audio and slightly impact system’s performance.
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== Conference Dashboard ==
== Conference Dashboard ==

Revision as of 18:33, 14 September 2018

*** THIS ARTICLE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS ***
September 5th, 2018, Conference feature is currently under development and expected to be released soon without an official ETA.

The Audio Conferencing feature allows several people to dial into your DID number to be bridged together in the same conversation.
Audio Conferencing provides the host with a dashboard monitor that allows organizers to monitor and control different aspects of the conference call in real time. Press the “Start Recording” button to get a recording of your conference call that you can listen and download after for any purposes.
Start using the Audio Conferencing feature by clicking the “Add Conference” button to create an entry. Once your conference entry is ready you can route your DID number to it from the Manage DIDs > Edit interface to start receiving calls into your conference.

Note: Conference feature is only available to DID Numbers in Per Minute plan.



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Member Profile Basic Options


Member Profile Advanced Options

This setting affects different options:

1) Audio is only mixed out of a user's incoming audio stream if talking is detected. If this value is set too loose, the users will hear themselves briefly each time they begin talking until enough time has passed for the system to establish that they are in fact talking.
2) This value determines when talking has begun, which causes events to trigger in the conference dashboard. If this value is set too tight, events may be falsely triggered by the background noise of the caller.
3) The "Drop Silence" option depends on this value to determine when the user's audio should be mixed into the conference after periods of silence. If this value is too loose, the beginning of a user's speech will get cut off as they transition from silence to talking.

The best way to use this option is to set it slightly above the maximum amount of milliseconds of silence a user may generate during natural speech, i.e. the regular pauses while speaking. Recommended value is 2500 MS.

This setting affects different options:
1) This value determines when the user has stopped talking after a period of talking. If this value is set too low, events in the conference dashboard indicating that the user has stopped talking may get falsely sent out when the user briefly pauses during mid sentence.
2) The "Drop Silence" option depends on this value to determine when the user's audio should begin to be dropped from the conference, after the user stops talking. If this value is set too low, the user's audio stream may sound choppy to other participants.

Conference Dashboard

Dashboard allows to record the conference call. Call recording service has a rate of $0.0025 per minute

Conference Recordings


Additional Phone Options

The following are additional advanced options native of asterisk.

For a Regular user:

*=playback_and_continue(conf-usermenu)
*1=toggle_mute
1=toggle_mute
*4=decrease_listening_volume
4=decrease_listening_volume
*6=increase_listening_volume
6=increase_listening_volume
*7=decrease_talking_volume
7=decrease_talking_volume
*8=leave_conference
8=leave_conference
*9=increase_talking_volume
9=increase_talking_volume

For an Admin user:

*=playback_and_continue(conf-adminmenu)
*1=toggle_mute
1=toggle_mute
*2=admin_toggle_conference_lock ; only applied to admin users
2=admin_toggle_conference_lock  ; only applied to admin users
*3=admin_kick_last       ; only applied to admin users
3=admin_kick_last        ; only applied to admin users
*4=decrease_listening_volume
4=decrease_listening_volume
*6=increase_listening_volume
6=increase_listening_volume
*7=decrease_talking_volume
7=decrease_talking_volume
*8=no_op
8=no_op
*9=increase_talking_volume
9=increase_talking_volume
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