Configuring Virtual Meeting Rooms (VMRs)
A Virtual Meeting Room (VMR) is a virtual meeting space that is always available to hold a Pexip Infinity conference. It can host any number of people from any type of device. Each VMR has one or more aliases associated with it, and participants access the conference by dialing one of these aliases. VMRs can be PIN-protected, and you can also assign Host and Guest privileges to conference participants.
To create a new VMR, go toand select .
To edit an existing VMR, or to view its details (including all the aliases associated with it), go toand select the name of the VMR.
As an alternative to manually configuring your VMRs:
You can import Virtual Meeting Rooms and device aliases from directory information contained in a Windows Active Directory LDAP server, or any other LDAP-accessible database. For more information, see Provisioning VMRs, devices and users from Active Directory via LDAP.
- You can bulk import basic VMR configuration from a CSV file. See Bulk import/export of service configuration data.
- VMRs are also added by the VMR Scheduling for Exchange service; these are shown on a separate page ( ). For more information, see Using Microsoft Exchange to schedule meetings in VMRs.
Any configuration changes made to VMRs are replicated to all Conferencing Nodes within 60 seconds and applied to any subsequent conferences in that VMR. If there are any conferences already in place that use the VMR, any attempts to join it after the configuration has been replicated may be affected by the new configuration settings. Therefore, we do not recommend changing VMR configuration while a conference is in progress in it, as this may lead to an inconsistent user experience.
When adding or editing Virtual Meeting Rooms, the options are:
The name used to refer to this VMR.
If you can access this VMR via a Virtual Reception then the VMR Name entered here is shown to conference participants as they are transferred into the VMR (it is overlaid onto the virtual_reception_connecting splash screen of the theme associated with the Virtual Reception that is transferring the call).
|Description||A description of the VMR.|
|Creation time||This read-only field shows the date and time when this record was first configured.|
This optional field allows you to set a secure access code that must be entered by VMR participants before they can join the conference.
If Allow Guests is set to Yes, then the Host PIN will apply to the conference Host(s) only.
For more information, see About PINs, Hosts and Guests.
Yes: the conference can have two types of participants: Hosts and Guests. You must configure a Host PIN to be used by the Hosts. You can optionally configure a Guest PIN; if you do not configure a Guest PIN, Guests can join without a PIN, but the meeting will not start until the first Host has joined.
No: all participants have Host privileges.
This optional field allows you to set a secure access code that must be entered by VMR Guests before they can join the conference.
For more information, see About PINs, Hosts and Guests.
The layout controls the maximum number of other participants that each participant will see, and how the participants are arranged on the screen. For more information, see Selecting the layout seen by participants.
Default: Large main speaker and up to 7 other participants (1+7 layout).
|Show names of participants||
If participant name overlays are enabled, the display name or alias of each participant is shown in a text overlay along the bottom of their video image. For more information, see Showing the names of participants as a text overlay.
The theme for use with this VMR. For more information, see Customizing conference images and voice prompts using themes.
Default: <use Default theme> (the global default theme is used).
|Owner's email address||
The email address of the owner of the VMR.
|Automatically Dialed Participants||
When a conference begins in this VMR, a call will be placed automatically to any participants selected here. To add an Automatically Dialed Participant that is not already on the list, select the icon to the right of the selection fields.
For more information, see Automatically dialing out to a participant from a conference.
|Guests can present||
Controls whether the Guests in the conference are allowed to present content.
Whether chat messaging is enabled for the conference:
Default: Use global chat setting.
|Maximum inbound call bandwidth (kbps)||
Specifying a maximum inbound call bandwidth will limit the bandwidth of media received by Pexip Infinity from each individual participant dialed in to this VMR. For more information see Managing and restricting call bandwidth.
|Maximum outbound call bandwidth (kbps)||
Specifying a maximum outbound call bandwidth will limit the bandwidth of media sent from Pexip Infinity to each individual participant dialed in to this VMR. For more information see Managing and restricting call bandwidth.
Allows you to limit the media content of the conference. For more information, see Controlling media capability.
Default: Main video + presentation.
Controls the media encryption requirements for participants connecting to this service.
Default: Use global setting
This optional field allows you to limit the number of participants allowed to join this VMR. For more information see Limiting the number of participants.
This optional field lets you assign a unique identifier to this service, which you can then use to track use of the service.
This read-only field shows the name of the service (if any) used to create this VMR.
The alias that, when received by Pexip Infinity, will cause it to route the call to this service.
The alias entered here must match the alias as it is received by Pexip Infinity. Wildcards and regular expressions are not supported.
In most cases, the alias received by Pexip Infinity will be the same as the alias that the conference participant dialed from their endpoint, but there are some exceptions, described in About aliases.
You may also want to define multiple aliases for the same service to ensure that it can be accessed by devices and protocols that enforce specific alias formats — for more information, see Using multiple aliases to access the same service.
|Description||An optional description of the alias. This is useful if you have more than one alias for a service. Note that this description may be displayed to end users on registered Infinity Connect clients who are performing a directory search.|
|Add another Alias||Select this option if you want the VMR to be accessible by more than one alias. For more information, see Using multiple aliases to access the same service.|