How can I create a conference bridge?

Press8 Telecom allows you to schedule a conference that lets two or more people dial into our system and talk to each other. In order to schedule a conference you have to be an Administrator. You also need to have Conference Bridge feature setup on your plan (there may be an extra charge for this feature).

To add a new conference

  1. Log in to the Press8 Telecom Control Panel.
  2. Go to Features » Conferences.
  3. Click the "New" button.
  4. Enter the following:
    • A conference code, replacing the one chosen for you if you wish.
    • Optionally a description.
    • Optionally an owner for the conference. If set, this person may edit the conference even if they are not an administrator.
    • At least one PIN. The administrator PIN allows the caller to lock the conference to new callers. The Talk PIN should be used for most callers. The listen PIN allows the caller to listen but not talk.
    • The maximum number of people allowed in the conference. Any callers attempting to log in to the conference after it is full are played an error message and disconnected.
    • Whether to ask callers to record their names.
    • Whether to play music to the first caller until others join.
    • The duration of the conference. Outside this time, callers may not log in to the conference, though callers already in the conference are not disconnected at the end. If callers may access the conference at any time, set this to be "permanent".
    • When the first conference starts. One minute before this time, notifications are sent. It can still make sense to use this option with permanent conferences to send notifications.
    • How often the conference repeats.
    • How many conferences there are. For example, if the first conference is on Monday, the conference repeats daily with a total of 5 conferences, the last conference will be on Friday.
    • The callerid to use for notification calls.
    • Any telephone numbers to call and email addresses to send notifications to just before the conference starts. The called users are not asked for a PIN, but put directly into the conference with the access you set here.

 

  1. Click the "Save" button.
  2. Set a number or feature code to forward to "Conference login". *3 is set to conference login by default.
  3. Call this number or feature code when the conference is active. You will be asked for a conference code and PIN, then connected to the conference.
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