I am trying to implement hardware conferencing in an environment that uses multiple codecs. My understanding is that a CM software conferencing bridge only supports G711 codec and puts overhead on the server, so I am looking to use a hardware conferencing bridge i.e. a DSP resource on a 3845 router. I need to be able to support 1 conference of up to 16 participants. I have a couple of questions.
1. Can you point me to a pre-existing example configuration or instructions for configuration?
2. Is SCCP required for the hardware conferencing bridge to work?
3. Can hardware conferencing support 16 participants? I have read on this forum that the maximum is 8 but have also read a document stating the maximum is 16.