This article relates to the Cisco TelePresence System Profile MXP Series, Cisco TelePresence System MXP Series, Cisco Telepresence System Integrator MXP Series and Cisco TelePresence System Edge MXP Series products.
Q. How can I add multiple participants to a single video call?
A. You can hold a call with multiple participants either through embedded multisite or an external Multipoint Control Unit (bridge). Most TANDBERG MXP systems have an optional built-in MCU. If your system has embedded multisite, you can use the call button on your remote to add another call, or dial their name in your directory. You may add up to four video calls and three phone calls using embedded multisite. If multisite is not enabled on your unit, you have an option for a software upgrade. You may also be able to use the Multiway funtionality of the VCS to support multiparty conferencing. It allows your system to extend point to point calls, or calls which exceed their maximum Multisite capabilities to conferences on MCUs which are hosted on the network. Multiway is available with VCS running at least x4.1 sofware, the TANDBERG Codian MCU with at least V3 software, MXP units with at least F8 software for call launch, E20, and participating systems must also support call transfer. You can also create a conference on an external MCU and have participants dial into that call. To learn more about setting up an MCU call and take a demo, please visit: http://www.tandberg.com/collateral/product_brochures/TANDBERG%20Codian%20MCU%20Step%20by%20Step%20Guide.pdf.