Active Audio-Conference control

 

Dialogue is designed for operational control of conference's status (activation / closing) and settings. The parameters include the port assignment of subscribers and manage their parameters. A number of ports available depends on the conditions of the license agreement.

NOTE: any currently active dialog button is highlighted in green.

The ports reserved for certain subscribers highlighted in red. If for some reason the port is not available, the lower half of its descriptor (port button) is highlighted in yellow. If the data synchronization problem exists while dialogue opening, then an appropriate message is presented.

There are three buttons in the upper part of the window, which define main modes of dialogue:

 ConfControl1  viewing and activating of predefined conferences
 ConfControl1  management of active conferences
 ConfControl1  the early (on the run) establishment of the conference

 

If at the time of the dialogue opening there are no registered active conference call, the dialogue displays a list of predefined conferences and button ConfControl1 is disabled. Otherwise, there is an automatic switch to control the active conference.

Select a desired group from the drop-down list (refer to the "Object №33" at the next figure) and under it will be presented a list of short descriptions of the Conferences, currently available for activation and belonging to this group.

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CAUTION! already activated conferences, or those descriptions have not been downloaded to the controller will not be presented in the list.

The titles of all ports that belong to the selected conference have a blue background and contain only brief information about the subscriber connected to the ports at the time of activation of the conference. Pictograms ConfControl1 and ConfControl1 represent the "listening / speaking" status of each subscriber. Click the left mouse button while its pointer over the port for detailed information about the subscriber and port settings. Port's number will be highlighted in blue and detailed information will be provided under the list of conference groups, as shown in the figure above. Click again on the selected port button to hide the details.

CAUTION! for all ports except the Communication Operator's, modification ​​of the element's values in this mode is prohibited. Adjusting of Communication Operator's port is always available.

To activate the required conference call, select it in the list and click the button "Activate".

CAUTION! The maximum number of simultaneously active conferences is limited in accordance with a license, even if the controller's hardware supports more.

After activation of the conference, its name will be removed from the list of predefined not yet activated conferences, and if it is not empty, then the pointer will move to the next element of the group.

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Thus, as described above, titles of the ports belonging to a predetermined next conference will be highlighted in blue. Headers of ports of all currently active conferences highlighted in dark gray. At the same time, headers of the ports which conference Communication Operator listening currently are highlighted in white. Therefore, ports №2,3,5 at the figure above have a white background header. However, if port already involved in one of the currently active conferences, but belongs to the another descriptor of not yet been activated predefined conference, its title in playback mode of predefined conferences will have an orange background. On the other hand, even if the port is available, but bound to it subscriber is involved into already activated conference, the header of the port will also have an orange color, because subscriber can participate in only one active conference (see. port 4). So, when you try to activate a predefined conference, such "conflict" ports will be disabled. Activation will be canceled if the number of remaining subscribers less than 2. The Conference also can not be activated if the port of Communication Operator does not work properly. The figure above shows the response message "Conference cannot be activated" when Operator trying to activate the conference, which involves port 4 and port 7. But port 5 currently already involved in another conference. The program refuses to activate conference due to an insufficient number of participants, as there is only one party (port 7).

If ticker must be turned on while conference activating, its icon ConfControl1 will be displayed on the ports during it works. Otherwise, for manual control of the ticker, go to the dialogue of Active Conference Management, where its button will have an icon ConfControl1.

NOTE: If you close the application or the dialogue, active ticker will automatically shut down. Communication Operator automatically connects to the the conference at the moment of it activating.

Operative creation of the Conference

If necessary to create a conference, the composition of which has not yet been described in the dialogue "Profiles of the conferences", turn this dialogue into mode "the early (on the run) establishment of the conference". To do this, click the icon ConfControl1.

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Select Organization and by mouse left button drag and drop its subscribers from the list to the buttons of desired ports. Subscribers which has ports already bound to them, will be connected automatically. Headers of the ports connected in this mode are highlighted in blue. At the same time, a headers of the ports to which currently connected Communication Operator will have white background.

To remove a person from the conference created, double-click the left button of "mouse" on the icon ConfControl1 of the port to which it is connected. To configure the port priority, click its button and below the list of Organizations will be provided detailed information about the selected subscriber and port settings. When the composition of the conference is defined, click the button "Activate". This conference is automatically assigned a unique name.

Active Conference Management

A ports of active conference can be controlled in any mode of dialogue, but it is more convenient to do it in the "Viewing Active Conferences", as there is no information about the ports of redefined or created promptly conference(s). To enter this mode, click button with icon ConfControl1.

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As mentioned above, ports of active conference, to which Communication Operator currently connected, have a white background. Ports of other active conferences have a dark gray background. To connect Communication Operator to some conference, you must either select it in the list of active conferences, or click an appropriate port. In this case, all the ports of the conference belongs to the selected port will be highlighted in white background.

For audition of active conferences you may provides automatic switching of Communication Operator to them with a certain frequency. To do this, click the button with icon ConfControl1 and assign frequency of switching.

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NOTE: The automatic scan stops when the port's button is pressed.

The next figure reflects all possible controls.

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As mentioned earlier, any currently active button is highlighted in green. In this case, the following buttons are pressed:

  • ConfControl1 ticker. This is further reflected in the images of buttons ports that are currently received signal of ticker. NOTE: The signal of ticker can be present in the only one of several simultaneously active conferences.
  • ConfControl1 shows the presence of a signal at the ports, which is also reflected in the images of port's buttons. The presence of the signal is determined as set level noise reduction (see. slider with icon ConfControl1)
  • ConfControl1 automatic scanning of conferences. At the figure scanning is suspended, because button of the port #2 pressed
  • ConfControl1 monitoring the level of signal in ports. Thus, if the signal at any port beyond prescribed limits, then this will be reflected in the image of buttons corresponding ports. In this case, the level of the signal in port 2 is above the limit  (ConfControl1), in the port 3 - below (ConfControl1).
  • ConfControl1 shows all ports priorities for selected conference.

Because port's button pressed (2), the dialog provides complete information about the subscriber connected to the port, as well as the means of its operational management. Namely:

  • ConfControl1 button to display the port priority. When you press this button, the level of the port priority is reflected in the image buttons port. So you can show / hide priority of specific ports. Because port status "listen and talk" with priority within 1-3 shows the icon ConfControl1, it is further operatively specifies the priority selected for such control ports.
  • ConfControl1 button controls the status of the port. If this button is pressed, the port is moved to "just listen" regardless of its current priority (see. Port 5).
  • ConfControl1 button of port removal from the conference. If the conference has only 2 ports and one of them is removed, it is equivalent to pressing the button labeled "Close". So, the conference will be automatically deactivated.
  • gain control of the input (ConfControl1) and the output (ConfControl1) signals with respect to the normalized signal levels, as well as the level of noise reduction in port ConfControl1. At the same time, the meter range provided for visual control of the level of the input signal.

If you want to add the person to an active conference, select the appropriate organization. In the list of subscribers, subscribers will be presented to the organization is not involved in the currently active in other conferences. Select the required list and clicking the left button of "mouse", drag it to the image of the button of the desired port.

To deactivate the conference call, select it in the list of active or click on the port that it is registered, and click the button labeled "Close". Thus, if a predefined conference and in the process of changes were made to the gain setting of the input / output signals or noise reduction level of its ports, it will be prompted to save these settings in FLASH-memory of the controller.