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Hi list,

I am in need of a “special” asterisk conference room with the following constraints:

– there is one admin / moderator and several “normal” callers.
– the callers must not hear any other caller, only the moderator
– the moderator must be able to mute and unmute any caller at any time
– the moderator must be able to talk to all callers or to a specific caller.
– the modetator must be able to kick off any caller at any time…

Any hints on how to realize that are highly appreciated..

Thanx in advance, yves

8 thoughts on - Special Conference Room

  • barat and danny,

    thank you for your input… I am using asterisk 11.2 and i read about meetme. Yes, it has many switches and options and can help me a lot… but as you already said… “does _almost_ all features…”… unfortunately I
    need ALL the constraints fulfilled… therefore i admit I have not tried it in deep, because just from reading the doc I realized, that it wont fit all my needs… btw.: I understood the “mute” switch to disable the callers to talk to the conference.. (so to say it mutes the callers microphone, not his earphones…. am I wrong?
    nevertheless… any more hints for my original feature-request?

    thank you all, yves

    Am 16.01.2013 19:03, schrieb Bharat Lalcheta:

  • 2013-01-16 22:10, Yves A. skrev:

    You can do all this with Meetme, ChanSpy and ChannelRedirect. You could also use the AMI variants of the above commands. Maybe you could use Confbridge that is intended to replace Meetme.

    So the simple answer is yes, this can be done.

  • Sounds like a conference with all attendees permanently muted (except the
    “moderator”).

    The moderator uses “whisper” to communicate with individuals.

    –Don

    From: asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com
    [mailto:asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com] Hi list,

    I am in need of a “special” asterisk conference room with the following constraints:

    – there is one admin / moderator and several “normal” callers.
    – the callers must not hear any other caller, only the moderator
    – the moderator must be able to mute and unmute any caller at any time
    – the moderator must be able to talk to all callers or to a specific caller.
    – the modetator must be able to kick off any caller at any time…

    Any hints on how to realize that are highly appreciated..

    Thanx in advance, yves

  • From what I read, neither confbridge or meetme have the whisper feature built-in; This doesn’t matter because the moderator would have to use meetmeadmin or the confbridge equivalent to control the other functions. The moderator would either need two phones or a phone and a web interface. Let’s say Yves’ “special conference” is 5555. The moderator would start using this command

    Exten => s,1,meetme(5555)

    The participants would do

    Exten => s,1,meetme(5555,m) – muted so they can listen but not talk

    – there is one admin / moderator and several “normal” callers.
    – the callers must not hear any other caller, only the moderator

    The moderator would need to be able to enumerate the conference by doing

    Asterisk -rx “core show channels verbose”|grep meetme

    This is supposed to be doable from the dialplan but my google-fu failed me on it.
    – the moderator must be able to mute and unmute any caller at any time

    Establish a maximum number of users and set this up for each one

    Exten => 99,1,meetmeadmin(5555,M,1) let user 1 talk

    Exten => 199,1,meetmeadmin(5555,m,1) turn user 1 back off
    – the moderator must be able to talk to all callers or to a specific caller.

    Exten => 901,1,chanspy(SIP/XXX,w)
    – the modetator must be able to kick off any caller at any time…

    Exten => 299,1,meetmeadmin(5555,k,1) kick out user 1

    Exten => 666,1,meetmeadmin(5555,K) shut it down

    From: asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com
    [mailto:asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com] Hi list,

    I am in need of a “special” asterisk conference room with the following constraints:

    – there is one admin / moderator and several “normal” callers.
    – the callers must not hear any other caller, only the moderator
    – the moderator must be able to mute and unmute any caller at any time
    – the moderator must be able to talk to all callers or to a specific caller.
    – the modetator must be able to kick off any caller at any time…

    Any hints on how to realize that are highly appreciated..

    Thanx in advance, yves

  • You could set up the caller meetme where the user presses 1 to

    Exit the conference

    Whisper to the moderator

    Rejoin the conference

    From: asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com
    [mailto:asterisk-users-bounces@lists.digium.com] Hi list,

    I am in need of a “special” asterisk conference room with the following constraints:

    – there is one admin / moderator and several “normal” callers.
    – the callers must not hear any other caller, only the moderator
    – the moderator must be able to mute and unmute any caller at any time
    – the moderator must be able to talk to all callers or to a specific caller.
    – the modetator must be able to kick off any caller at any time…

    Any hints on how to realize that are highly appreciated..

    Thanx in advance, yves