7936 with CME 4.1

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Oct 25th, 2007
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Hi all ,

Since the 7936 conference station has only one button and can have a dual channel it can be used max for 3 party call only ???? is there a way i can configure the station with more that 2 people i can call from it using a cme


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Rob Huffman Thu, 10/25/2007 - 04:40
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Hi Alan,

This is a Device limitation. Have a look;

The IP Conference Station 7936 supports a maximum of two calls on a single line. The phone's control panel includes 25 keys; an LCD screen provides for information display.

From this 7936 User Guide;


What you probably need for this user is the ability to setup an AdHoc Conference for Outgoing calling or a Conference Bridge via Meet-Me for Incoming calling. Here is some additional info;

Initiating a Meet-Me Conference Bridge

Meet-me conferences require that a range of directory numbers be allocated for exclusive use of the conference. When a meet-me conference is set up, the conference controller chooses a directory number and advertises it to members of the group. The users call the directory number to join the conference. Anyone who calls the directory number while the conference is active joins the conference. (This situation applies only when the maximum number of participants that is specified for that conference type has not been exceeded and when sufficient streams are available on the conference device.)

When you initiate a meet-me conference by pressing Meet-Me on the phone, Cisco CallManager considers you the conference controller. The conference controller provides the directory number for the conference to all attendees, who can then dial that directory number to join the conference. If other participants in a meet-me conference press Meet-Me and the same directory number for the conference bridge, the Cisco CallManager ignores the signals.

The conference controller chooses a directory number from the range that is specified for the conference device. The Cisco CallManager Administrator provides the meet-me conference directory number range to users, so they can access the feature.

There are some nice Conferencing changes in CME 4.1;

Cisco Unified CallManager Express 4.1 Multi-party Conferencing Enhancements


The Cisco Unified CallManager Express 4.1 Multi-party Conferencing Enhancements feature adds digital signal processor (DSP)-based ad hoc and meet-me conferencing to Cisco Unified CME systems. Ad hoc conferences are created when one party calls another party, then either party adds one or more parties to the conference call. Meet-me conferences are created by parties calling a designated conference number. This DSP or hardware-based conferencing allows more parties and more functionality than software-based conferencing which only allows three parties in a conference and no meet-me functionality.

Configuring Conferencing - CME


Configuration Information

Configuration information is included in the Cisco Unified CME System Administrator Guide.


Command Reference Information

Command reference information is included in the Cisco Unified CME Command Reference.


Hope this helps!



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