MeetMe Conferencing Service Available
MeetMe, a new dial-in conferencing service built by NMU staff members, makes it possible to hold a meeting in your office even if the other participants are scattered among different locations on campus or around the world.
“Over the past several years, we've seen the need to create the MeetMe conference bridge because people are looking for ways to reduce travel expenses and use time more efficiently,” said Don Salo (Information Technology-Technical Services). “We’ve been offering physical conference units like speakerphones for a while, but MeetMe doesn’t require any special equipment. We offer both one-time conferences with a per-conference fee and permanent conference numbers for a monthly fee."
Salo said the system is an extension of the Asterisk platform, which runs the campus voicemail system.
To schedule an audio conference, call ext. 1995 with the planned meeting date and number of participants Telecommunications staff will send an email in advance with the instructions, phone number to call, conference ID and personal identification number (PIN).
"The MeetMe conference can also be recorded on request with the recording made available after the conference via a web link,” Salo added.
Employees involved in building MeetMe were John Marra, James A. Juopperi, Kim Erickson, Stephanie Penhale and Salo.