Conference Calling

You can create a conference call on the SIP-46S phone using either a local conference function or a network conference function. The later lets you exceed the phone's three participants limit. 


A Network conference URL needs to be setup in advance using the web user interface. Speak to your phone system administrator about this and about using a network conference if the local conference is not sufficient for you.


Local Conference


You can create a conference with two other parties by dialing them or you can create a conference between an active call and a call on hold.


To set up a conference call by dialing the other parties:


  • Place a call to the first party.

  • When the first party answers the call, press the Conference soft key to place a new call.

  • The active call is placed on hold.

  • Enter the number of the second party and press  , , or the Send soft key.

  • When the second party answers the call, press the Conference soft key again to join all parties in the conference.


To join two calls into a conference:


  • Place two calls using two different accounts on the phone (for example, place the first call using account 1, and then place the second call using account 2).

  • Press     or    to select the call for conference and make sure the call is active (for example, select the call on account 1).

  • Press the Conference soft key to join the two calls in the conference on the selected account.

During the conference call, you can do the following:


  • Press    or the Hold soft key to place the conference on hold.
     
  • Press the Split soft key to split the conference call into two individual calls.
     
  • Press the Manage soft key, press   or    to select the desired party, and then choose any of the following:

    • Press the Far Mute soft key to forbid the party from speaking.

    • Press the Remove soft key to remove the party from the conference call.

    • Press the Back soft key to return to the previous interface.

  • Press    to mute the conference call.
     
  • Press the End Call soft key to drop the conference call.

Network Conference


The network conference feature allows you to conduct a conference with multiple participants. It needs to be configured in advance by your phone system administrator.


To set up a network conference call:


  • Place a call to the first party.

  • Press the Conference soft key to place a new call.

    The active call is placed on hold.

  • Enter the number of the second party and then press  , , or the Send soft key.

  • When the second party answers the call, press the Conference soft key to add the second party to the conference.

  • Press the Conference soft key to place a new call.

    The conference is placed on hold.

  • Enter the number of the new party and then press  , , or the Send soft key.

  • When the new party answers the call, press the Conference soft key to add the new party to the conference.

  • Repeat the previous 3 steps until you have added all intended parties.

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