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Using ConferenceMe to join conferences

The MCU allows users without access to a hardware-based endpoint to join conferences using the ConferenceMe software endpoint if it is installed on a participant's computer.

ConferenceMe allows participants to access a conference without using a hardware-based endpoint. ConferenceMe works with MCU units and MSE media blades. Using ConferenceMe, there are two methods for entering conferences: through the web interface of your MCU, or by launching the program and entering the conference address.

Before your MCU is able to accept calls from ConferenceMe, a feature key must be installed on your MCU. ConferenceMe is included in the Web conferencing option. If you have purchased the Web conferencing option for your MCU, you do not need to install an additional feature key. For more information about configuring the MCU to use ConferenceMe, refer to Configuring streaming and ConferenceMe settings.

From within the MCU interface there are three methods for join a conference using ConferenceMe:

To join a conference using the conference list page

  1. Go to Conferences and click ConferenceMe next to the conference name.
    • If you already have ConferenceMe installed, select the Click here to join the conference using ConferenceMe link.
    • If you do not currently have ConferenceMe installed:
      1. Select Click here to install.
      2. Complete the installation process by following the on-screen instructions.
      3. When the installation is complete select Click here to join the conference using ConferenceMe.
  2. If you want ConferenceMe to open automatically and connect you to your conference on your next visit, select Automatically join next time.
  3. If the conference is PIN-protected, type the PIN using the number keys on your keyboard.
  4. ConferenceMe opens and you are connected to your conference.

To join a conference using the participant list page

  1. Go to Conferences and click the conference name.
  2. Click Join.
    • If you already have ConferenceMe installed, select the Click here to join the conference using ConferenceMe link.
    • If you do not currently have ConferenceMe installed:
      1. Select click here to install.
      2. Complete the installation process by following the on-screen instructions.
      3. When the installation is complete select Click here to join the conference using ConferenceMe.
  3. If you want ConferenceMe to open automatically and connect you to your conference on your next visit, select Automatically join next time.
  4. If the conference is PIN-protected, type the PIN using the number keys on your keyboard.
  5. ConferenceMe opens and you are connected to your conference.

To join a conference using the MCU Streaming page

  1. Navigate to the Streaming page of your MCU. You will see a section called Join a conference using ConferenceMe.
  2. Enter the Numeric ID of the conference you are joining in the Conference ID dialog box.
    • If you already have ConferenceMe installed, select the Click here to join the conference using ConferenceMe link.
    • If you do not currently have ConferenceMe installed:
      1. Select click here to install.
      2. Complete the installation process by following the on-screen instructions.
      3. When the installation is complete select Click here to join the conference using ConferenceMe.
  3. If you want ConferenceMe to open automatically and connect you to your conference on your next visit, select the Automatically join next time.
  4. If the conference is PIN-protected, type the PIN using the number keys on your keyboard.
  5. ConferenceMe opens and you are connected to your conference.

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