When V1 VoIP resellers are offering services to businesses, a highly requested service is the ability to conference bridge. For businesses with large staff or those with workers over multiple locations, conference bridges are a must. A conference bridge allows a group of people to participate in phone call. The most common form of bridge allows participants to dial into a virtual meeting room from their own phone. Meeting rooms can hold dozens or even hundreds of participants.
Conferencing systems typically support multiple conference rooms, each of which can contain multiple participants, with the total number of rooms and participants varies depending on the model, hardware capabilities and licensing terms.
Most conference bridge systems allow the administrator to assign DID numbers to conference rooms. In some cases as single DID number connects callers with an IVR application that prompts for a room number. Conference rooms can optionally be secured by a PIN number. Some systems use a common PIN for all participants while others use custom PINs for each.
Advanced conferencing systems include a graphical user interface that allows all participants to see who is currently speaking and optionally who has joined the conference. Admnistrators and moderators generally have a more comprehensive view that includes advanced controls.
V1 VoIP Conference Bridge Features:
Conferencing allows companies to save significantly on travel costs. In-person meetings are costly and time consuming. A conference bridge system can pay for itself in just one avoided “on-site” meeting.
Conferencing is the core of collaboration and enables distributed or virtual teams. Combined with VoIP connectivity for remote workers, conferencing makes it simple and affordable for a team to function across a diverse geography.
Asterisk As A Conference Bridge
Asterisk includes a standard application called ConfBridge. ConfBridge is a high definition-capable conference bridge component that makes it easy to build stand-alone conferencing services or to integrate conferencing into other solutions, including IP PBX systems.
Are your business clients asking for services like this? Make their meetings go smoother. Contact V1 VoIP today to be able to offer them conference bridge functionality.