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.

Default Conference Leader Actions Available With Fastmetrics Conference Calls
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.

Conference bridges included with managed metricVOICE phone service, provides superior call quality over 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.

About Fastmetrics, Inc. Building & Business ISP

Since 2002, Fastmetrics is the Bay Area's only dedicated business ISP. We provide telecommunication services in California and the San Francisco Bay Area. Reliable service - backed by better live and local support. From install to 24-7 proactive monitoring, get treated like a VIP customer. Not a number by a faceless call center. We specialize in managed business internet and phones, dedicated high speed business fiber internet, business WiFi, SIP voice solutions / UCaaS and managed network services. We are a Microsoft and Cisco Meraki Partner. Our team are Certified Cisco Specialists, Ubiquiti Enterprise Wireless Accredited and Polycom Authorized Solution Advisors. We take care of your business network, so you can focus on growth.

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