What Is A Conference Bridge?

A conference bridge is a phone number or user you call into, to expand the number of other users on a phone call. ‘Bridging’ is the technology used in our free video calling solution.

How To Setup A Conference Bridge?

For Fastmetrics conference bridges, we require a leader to start the call. A conference leader has the power to moderate the conversation.

Bridge control / moderation can be achieved via 2 different methods;

  1. By an Office Manager or your phone system admin, through the online management portal.
  2. Through commands entered by the leader while on the bridge / call.  These commands are listed below.

For information on adding your own conference bridge to your metricPHONE system, please e-mail support@fastmetrics.com or contact your Sales representative directly.

What Role Does A Leader In A Conference Bridge Take?

If you’re logged into the bridge as a leader, there are various mid-conference actions you can utilize with the Fastmetrics business phone system. The default mid-conference actions are shown in the table below.

Destination Application Application Parameter Description
[*]6 Toggle Mute Toggle Mute On/Off
[*]71 Start Recording Recording On
[*]73 Stop Recording Recording Off
[*]74 Dec Rx Gain Decrease volume to participant
[*]75 Reset Rx Gain Reset volume to participant
[*]76 Inc Rx Gain Increase volume to participant
[*]77 Dec Tx Gain Decrease volume to conference
[*]77 Dec Tx Gain Decrease volume to conference
[*]78 Reset Tx Gain Reset volume to conference
[*]78 Inc Tx Gain Increase volume to conference
[*]91 List Participants To announce the list of active participants
[*]92 Toggle Announce On/Off Toggle Announcement On/Off
[*]93 Disconnect All Disconnect All Other Participants
[*]94 Toggle Conference Lock Toggle Conference Lock
[*]95 Count Participants To announce the count of active participants
[*]96 Mute All Mute All Other Participants
[*]97 Unmute All Un-mute All Other Participants
[*]98[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9] Speaker Sign-On [!!!*] Sign-on as Speaker
[*]99[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9] Leader Sign-On [!!!*] Sign-ON as Leader

What Are The benefits Of Fastmetrics Conference Bridge Services?

A conference bridge is typically superior to having multiple users making 3 way conference calls.

Long distance users far away from each other in the “call chain”, can experience timing problems in a phone conversation. This can appear as people appearing to talk over each other. A centralized hub or conference bridge that everyone calls, solves this problem.

A Fastmetrics conference bridge using the metricPHONES hosted cloud PBX system, provides superior call quality over outside 3rd party conference bridges.

How Much Is A Conference Bridge With Phone Service?

Every Fastmetrics business phone system includes 1 free conference bridge per company or customer. Additional conference bridges can be added for a monthly fee.