Cisco Unified MeetingPlace, Release 7.0 -- About the Find Me Feature
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With the Find Me dial-out feature, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace calls the meeting invitees when a meeting begins. This feature is available only to profiled users and can be enabled or disabled in each user profile. Cisco Unified MeetingPlace can call up to three devices, in the order specified in the user profile, to try to reach the user.
Supported Devices for the Find Me Feature
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace can call the following devices, in the order specified in the user profile:
- Phone -- The person who answers the phone is prompted to join the meeting. Depending on the user profile and meeting configurations, the person may also be prompted for a user password or meeting password.
- Direct-dial pager -- Pager is directly reached by a phone number.
- Non-direct-dial pager -- Pager is reached by a phone number and a PIN.
How the Find Me Feature Works with Pagers
Both direct- and non-direct-dial pagers display the following items in a single numeric string:
- Phone number entered in the Access phone number 1 field in the Usage Configuration page
- Meeting ID
When you have configured the Find Me feature to call a pager, the following behavior applies.
|Direct-Dial Pager||Non-Direct-Dial pager|
Restrictions for Using the Find Me Feature with Pagers
The following restrictions apply when you have configured the Find Me feature to call pagers:
- Only numeric pager output is supported. From the Access phone number 1 field in the Usage Configuration page, only the characters 0-9, #, and * are processed and sent to pagers. All other characters are discarded.
- In the pager output, there is no indication of where the access phone number ends and where the meeting ID begins. These values are combined into a single numeric string in the pager output.
- The pager output does not include meeting passwords.
- If the length of the numeric string sent to the pager exceeds the pager limit, then the pager will not be able to display all the digits.
- Cisco Unified MeetingPlace sends RFC 2833 digits in the Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP) stream. These pager digits must be converted to in-band audio dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) signals. The gateway that converts the VoIP traffic in your network to the public switched telephone network (PSTN) must convert RFC 2833 digits to in-band DTMF signals. See the documentation for your specific gateway and software release to verify this capability.
- Cisco Unified MeetingPlace cannot send pager digits in the following ways:
- In the SIP signaling stream or channel
- Directly as in-band audio DTMF signals
- There may be a significant delay between when Cisco Unified MeetingPlace calls a pager and when the pager vibrates, flashes, or beeps. If the Search order for find me user profile field is configured to call a phone after calling a pager, then the phone may receive the call before the pager vibrates, flashes, or beeps. Therefore, we recommend that you or the end user take one or both of the following actions: