Meetme Conference Configuration in Asterisk

Configuration of Meet-Me Conference in Asterisk or Elastix or FreePBX

Meet-Me Conference is a feature which allows the leader or host to initiate a conference by dialing meet-me conference number and allows participants to join the meet-me conference number directly. The meet-me number is PIN enabled whereas the host or the leader has to enter the Admin PIN after dialing the meet-me number and the participants also has to dial User PIN after dialing the meet-me number. This is a kind of authentication feature in meet-me conference. In meet-me conference you can have maximum participants up to 20.

Configuration of Meet-Me in Asterisk

  • Login to Asterisk/Elastix/FreePBX Gui.
  • Navigate to PBX > PBX Configuration.
  • Click on Conferences.
  • Click on Add Conference.
  • Conference Number > Enter the conference number that you would like people to dial to initiate meet-me conference.
  • Conference Name > Give a name to the Conference.
  • User PIN > Enter a numeric PIN which user should dial for authentication once they are connected to the mee-me conference.
  • Admin PIN > Enter an Admin PIN which the Admin/Host/Leader should dial for authentication and start the conference once they are connected to the meet-me conference.
  • Join Message > If you have some prompt or audio which you would like to play as to the caller before they join the meet-me conference. Select the prompt from the drop down menu (if you have any).
  • Leader Wait > If you would like the participants to wait before the conference is started until the leader joins the call.
  • User Count > If you would like to announce user’s count on joining conference.
  • User join/leave > If you would like to announce when a user is joined or left.
  • Music on Hold > If you would like to enable Music on Hold when the conference has a single caller.
  • Record Conference > If you would like to record the conference, select Yes.
  • Maximum Participants > Select how many participants you would like to have in the meet-me conference.
  • Mute on join > If you would like to mute everyone initially when they join the conference.
  • Click on Submit Changes.

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Testing Meet-Me Conference in Asterisk

Requirements: 3 Softphones

Softphone A – Leader

Softphone B – Participant

Softphone C- Participant

  • Dial the meet me conference number from Softphone B (participant). Enter the User PIN. Record your name followed by # key.
  • Dial the meet me conference number from Softphone C (participant). Enter the User PIN. Record your name followed by # key.
  • If Softphone B (participant) will speak anything, Softphone C (participant) will not be able to hear anything since the meeting has not yet started.
  • Dial the meet me conference number from Softphone A (leader). Enter the Admin PIN. Record your name followed by # key.
  • Now if you notice, the conference has started since Softphone A (leader) has joined the call.
  • Now from Softphone B (participant), end up the call.
  • Admin/Leader will hear that a participant has left the conference.

That’s all!

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