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Dec 19 2009   9:20PM GMT

Enhancing Cisco Meet-Me Conferencing (Part 1)

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

A popular feature within Cisco Unified Communications Manager is the Meet-Me conferencing. This feature allows a user to setup a conference call that others can dial into. The configuration and use of this feature are pretty simple. In most cases, simplicity is a good thing. But, simplicity often comes with a price, as it does in this case. The Meet-Me conferences do not offer a couple features that many users desire. Often users want the new participant’s name announced before they join the conference. They also would like the ability to disallow a caller from joining the call. Standard Meet-Me conferencing does not offer these features. But, as I said in a previous article, just because the feature isn’t there, doesn’t mean we can’t mimic it. By combining the features of Unity and Communications Manager, we can create Meet-Me conferences that offer these two features.

Since there are a number of concepts that you will need to understand in order to configure this, I am going to be breaking this topic up into a number of articles. At first I was a bit hesitant to cover this topic in blog format but, based on the interest I have received on this subject, I have decided to present it. Be sure to check in over the next couple of weeks as I explain the required tasks to make this happen.

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  • happy78

    Hello, currently i'm using meetme very well but i only want to add a "beep beep" once someone joined the meetme.

    Our normal practices is user no need call to the dial in number, they should just use the ip phone to dial the meetme conferernce number directly.

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