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When do we need Conference bridge in Network ?

Hi,

Can some one give a detail in a simple words, on which occasion do we need to install conference bridge ?

Can't we have a video conference without a conference bridge between Cisco IP video or in a multi vendor Video IP Phone ?

Thnaks

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Cisco Employee

Re: When do we need Conference bridge in Network ?

Obviously if you want to make a conference you need one, simply put

If you press conference on an IP Phones, you need one.

If you want Meet-me, you need one

If you want several codecs to join, HW CFB

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Re: When do we need Conference bridge in Network ?

To have simple voice-only conferencing, Callmanager provides software "meet-me" functionality out of the box. If you have high density conferencing needs you need Meetingplace.

If you want to do video conferencing you need Cisco IPVC MCU.

If you need transcoding you need DSP resources for voice /video which can be accomplished via a voice gateway or MCU.

You need to tell us what kind of conferencing and how many participants for us to make a proper recommendation

New Member

Re: When do we need Conference bridge in Network ?

To have simple voice-only conferencing, Callmanager provides software "meet-me" functionality out of the box. If you have high density conferencing needs you need Meetingplace.

If you want to do video conferencing you need Cisco IPVC MCU.

If you need transcoding you need DSP resources for voice /video which can be accomplished via a voice gateway or MCU.

You need to tell us what kind of conferencing and how many participants for us to make a proper recommendation

New Member

Re: When do we need Conference bridge in Network ?

Thanks very much for your kind information. In your details, I would need the call manager software meet me option. Can we put security on meet me option, e.g if I configure a meet me extension and if some one join the conference then he/she should enter the pin first, to join the conference ?

Cisco Employee

Re: When do we need Conference bridge in Network ?

No, CUCM meet-me does not have security, if you can dial it, you can join.

The only other option is use Unity or CUC to join, but that also does not provide a PIN. Just announces the caller and you decide if you allow or deny entrance.

Plenty of examples of that in NetPro if you use the Search NetPro option.

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New Member

Re: When do we need Conference bridge in Network ?

Thanks Javalenc for you kind help!

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