How to Setup a Simple Multi-Account Avaya Meet-Me Conference

The free and built-in 6-party Avaya Meet-Me Conference feature is often missed or not setup.  To get you started, we’ve put together a quick and simple five step administration guide for you.

In this example, the following ranges were used:
  • Extensions 1200 through 1206 = Meet-Me Announcements (should be non-DID)
  • Extension 4000 = Main Meet-Me Access (should be a DID and optionally associated with a toll-free number)
  • Extensions 1401 through 1499 = Individual Meet-Me Accounts (only 1401 setup in our example however additional accounts can be configured for people, groups or even conference rooms)

STEP 1: SETUP THE MEET-ME ANNOUNCEMENTS 1200-1206: [add announcement 1200]

Record the following announcements:
1200 = “Welcome to the XYZ Company Conference Center. Please enter your bridge number.”
1201 = “The number you have entered is invalid. Please enter the number again.”
1202 = “The number entered is invalid. Please contact the conference call coordinator to make sure you have the correct information. Goodbye.”
1203 = “Your conference call is already in progress.”
1204 = “You are the first party to join the call.”
1205 = “This meet-me conference is filled to capacity. Please contact the conference call coordinator for assistance. Goodbye.”
1206 = “If you have a security code, please enter it now or simply press the pound sign to continue.”

STEP 2: SETUP THE MEET-ME MAIN ACCESS VECTOR 250: [change vector 250]

STEP 3: SETUP THE MEET-ME MAIN ACCESS VDN 4000: [add vdn 4000]

STEP 4: SETUP THE MEET-ME ACCOUNT VECTOR 251: [change vector 251]


In this example you can setup up to 100 individual Meet-Me accounts (14XX) pointed to the same vector 251, however the limit really depends on your server type and needed PSTN trunking for external callers.

To use the 6-party Meet-Me Conferencing in this configuration, the account holder of x1401 would send out an invite for the following ad-hoc meeting:  (XXX) XXX-4000 x1401 (internal users only have to dial x1401)
Notes:  Meet-Me Conference is available with R11 or higher (CMx) software.  Meet-Me passwords were not setup in this example however can be added.


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Google Web Fonts is integrated into Network Solutions’ Website Builder Tool

The Google Web Fonts team is proud to announce that Network Solutions have integrated our service with their Website Builder Tool.

Network Solutions is one of the largest domain registrars. When you register a domain with them, you can quickly and easily create a website using the Website Builder Tool. In the Page Editor, you can simply select a font from a drop down list in the typography palette for any text area:

Get a domain from Network Solutions, create your site and you’re good to go with web typography!

Read more at the Network Solutions blog.

Are you a web developer, looking to present our growing collection to your users? If so, you should definitely check out the Google Web Fonts Developer API, which allows convenient programmatic access to a list of all fonts in the directory.