Conference Now Overview
Conference Now provides a basic audio conferencing solution for small business customers that allows internal and external callers to join a conference via a centralized IVR.
To host a meeting, configured users must configure a meeting PIN that they will need to enter, along with the meeting number, when starting the meeting. The host provides the other meeting participants with the relevant meeting information, including the time slot, meeting number (which is usually the host’s primary extension) and an optional access code for secure conferences. At the designated time, the other participants can join the call by dialing the IVR, and entering the meeting information at the prompts.
Administrators must configure end users with the ability to host Conference Now conferences. After the feature is configured, meeting hosts can edit their meeting access code from within the Self-Care Portal.
Cisco recommends that you use IPVMS software-based conference bridges for Conference Now. If you use other conference bridges, the conference entry and exit tones may not play to participants.